Local Sports 7/19/18

THE ALTOONA CURVE GAVE ITS FANS SOME TENSE MOMENTS AGAIN IN THE 9TH INNING YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, BUT THIS TIME THE ENDING WAS MUCH BETTER.

 

TATE SCIONEAUX (C.N.O.) HELD OFF A WOULD-BE BOWIE RALLY FOR A 5-3 VICTORY IN THE FINAL GAME OF THE 3 GAME SERIES. THE CURVE TOOK A 5-1 LEAD AFTER 2 INNINGS, THANKS IN PART TO A MONSTROUS 3 RUN HOME RUN BY WILL CRAIG IN THE 1ST INNING THAT GAVE THE CURVE THE LEAD FOR GOOD. THE LEAD WENT TO 5-1 IN THE SECOND INNING BEFORE BOWIE HIT 2 SOLO HOME RUNS TO SET THE FINAL SCORE. BOWIE HAD RUNNERS AT 1ST AND 3RD IN THE 9TH INNING. BUT SCIONEAUX SHUT THE DOOR.

 

ALTOONA NOW HITS THE ROAD FOR A WEEK, BEGINNING TONIGHT IN READING AGAINST THE FIGHTIN PHILS. CAM VIEAUX (VIEW) WILL PITCH FOR THE CURVE.

 

THE PENNSYLVAINA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (PIAA) HAS PASSED A NEW POLICY FOR STUDENTS WHO TRANSFER SCHOOLS. ANY STUDENT WHO WISHES TO CHANGE SCHOOLS CAN DO SO, AND PLAY FOR THEIR NEW SCHOOL IN THE REGULAR SEASON, BUT MUST SIT OUT THE POST SEASON FOR THE FIRST YEAR AT THEIR NEW SCHOOL. THE RULE WILL APPLY TO STUDENTS ENTERING 10TH GRADE OR ABOVE. STUDENTS IN 9TH GRADE OR BELOW ARE NOT AFFECTED BY THE NEW POLICY. THE NEW RULE IS IN RESPONSE TO THE BITTER DEBATE BETWEEN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS CONCERNING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL, WHERE PRIVATE AND CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE ACCUSED OF RECRUITING STUDENTS FOR THOSE SPORTS TEAMS.