Claar, D’Angelo, Fisher awarded HOF scholarships

By Josh Langenbacher
jlangenbacher@altoonamirror.com

Three of Blair County’s most outstanding student-athletes were honored Thursday by receiving a scholarship from the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame during a luncheon at the Park Hills Country Club.
The recipients — Emily Claar of Claysburg-Kimmel High School, Riley D’Angelo of Bellwood-Antis High School and Nathaniel Fisher of Hollidaysburg Area High School — will each receive a check for $2,000 courtesy of Reliance Bank, which sponsors the Hall’s scholarship program.

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Hall Seeks Nominations for 2020 Class

By Neil Rudel
nrudel@altoonamirror.com

The Blair County Sports Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for individuals and teams to be considered for its next induction in 2020.
Nominations of individuals and teams should be accompanied by documentation of achievements that would include newspaper articles, information from colleges or professional teams and statistics pulled from websites.

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Hall ushers in its 18th class

By John Hartsock
jhartsock@altoonamirror.com

As in past years, the newest inductees of the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame exhibited gratitude, humility, and offered a shoutout to family, friends, coaches and others who were instrumental to their success during the 2018 induction dinner Saturday night at the Blair County Convention Center.

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Jake Webb – 2018 Community Service Award Winner

Jake Webb – the man that never stops!

By Josh Langenbacher
jlangenbacher@altoonamirror.com

Jake Webb spends most of his days rising by 5 a.m., spending an hour and a half hiking the three miles of mountain trails around his Huntingdon County property, squeezing in other workout regimens depending on the day of the week, taking his wife for her daily routine and cooking and cleaning.

And then the 88-year-old goes to bed and does it all again the next day. Continue reading