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New coach takes new AD’s old job

July 11, 2014 Every high school athletic director dreams of a smooth transition when one coach leaves and another one arrives on the scene. more »»

College signing: Bailey Swogger, Juniata women’s basketball

June 17, 2014 Name: Bailey Swogger High school: Bellwood-Antis Hometown: Bellwood Sport: Basketball College choice: Juniata Other colleges considered: Lock Haven, Saint Vincent Why I picked Juniata: “They have... more »»

Attorney: Ex-Lady Lion coach not a bully

June 13, 2014 According to her legal advisor, Jill Helsel was mischaracterized as a bully at Monday’s Altoona Area School District Board of Directors meeting in which her position as Lady Lions varsity girls... more »»

Hollidaysburg tabs Lear basketball coach

June 12, 2014 It took Odysseus 20 years to return to Greece from the Trojan War. Brad Lear’s odyssey to get back to central Pennsylvania took four years fewer. more »»

Board votes to open girls basketball job

June 10, 2014 The 6-1 vote to open up the Altoona Area High School girls’ basketball coach position Monday night came after parents and players, and their legal representation, presented notarized written... more »»

Helsel's job up for discussion

June 8, 2014 It appears Altoona Area High School girls basketball coach Jill Helsel is under fire again. more »»

Hornets battle, but fall to District 11 champ

June 6, 2014 SCOTLAND — Juniata Valley didn’t seem the least bit overwhelmed by the situation when the Green Hornets took the field for their PIAA Class A quarterfinal round baseball game. more »»

Nick Burk: W&J basketball

May 27, 2014 Name: Nick Burk High school: Bishop Carroll Catholic Hometown: Portage Sport: Basketball Position: Forward College choice: Washington & Jefferson Other colleges considered: Robert Morris, West... more »»

Gongloff returns to Huskies’ program

May 16, 2014 From Mirror reports EBENSBURG — The Bishop Carroll Catholic High School family is very familiar with its new varsity head girls’ basketball coach. more »»

Altoona wins Fiochetta consy

May 11, 2014 Altoona captured the consolation game of the Ron Fiochetta Memorial Tournament on Saturday, thanks to a 4-0 win over Glendale at Vets Field Saturday in high school baseball action. more »»

College signing: Marcus Lee, Juniata College basketball

May 10, 2014 Name: Marcus Lee High school: Bishop Carroll Hometown: Carrolltown Sport: Basketball Position: Forward College choice: Juniata Other colleges considered: Washington & Jefferson, Lycoming, S. more »»

Long-time Valley basketball icon Sparr dead at 77

April 19, 2014 Juniata Valley regularly plays some of the best boys basketball in District 6. But that wasn’t always the case. more »»

Pentoney resigns as Golden Tigers’ coach

April 17, 2014 In his 14 years as boys basketball coach at Hollidaysburg Area High School, Mick Pentoney has never been at a loss for words — or the ability to turn a phrase. more »»

College signing: Manny Span, Shippensburg basketball

April 17, 2014 Name: Manny Span High school: Altoona Hometown: Philadelphia Sport: Boys basketball Position: Power forward/center College choice: Shippensburg Other colleges considered: Juniata, Bloomsburg, Lemoyn... more »»

College signing: Morgan Jennings, California, Pa. basketball

April 17, 2014 Name: Morgan Jennings High school: Hollidaysburg Hometown: Altoona Sport: Girls basketball Position: Forward/guard College choice: California, Pa. Other colleges considered: Mount St. more »»

Hollidaysburg boys basketball coach Mick Pentoney resigns

April 16, 2014 After 14 years and almost 200 wins, boys basketball Mick Pentoney has resigned to pursue other opportunities, according to a press release sent out by Hollidaysburg Area High School athletic directo... more »»

College signing: Lauren Donley, St. Vincent basketball

April 16, 2014 Name: Lauren Donley High school: Altoona Hometown: Altoona Sport: Women’s basketball Position: Shooting guard College choice: St. more »»

College signing: McKenzie Hatch, Mansfield basketball

April 16, 2014 Name: McKenzie Hatch High school: Altoona Hometown: Altoona Sport: Women’s basketball Position: Point guard College choice: Mansfield Other colleges considered: Kutztown, Elmira Why I picked... more »»

College signing: Zane Snyder, MSOE basketball

April 16, 2014 Name: Zane Snyder High school: Northern Bedford Hometown: New Enterprise Sport: Basketball Position: Guard College choice: Milwaukee School of Engineering Other colleges considered: RIT, Wilkes,... more »»

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