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Central’s Karstetter knocks out Tyrone

Scholastic Sports

By Jamie Eichenlaub For the Mirror MARTINSBURG — Preston Karstetter is the lone non-senior starter for the Central boys’ high school basketball team. He showed plenty of junior leadership Thursday night. Karstetter found his offensive rhythm with a game-high 24 points and pulled down ...

Shaw key to Eagles moving on

Scholastic Sports

By Pat Rothdeutsch For the Mirror TYRONE — Tyrone guard Sydney Shaw was a standout all night against Central Cambria, but she was especially good when her team needed her the most against the upset-minded Lady Red Devils. The 5-foot-8 sophomore scored a career-high 29 points overall in ...

BG now needs to see United

Scholastic Sports

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Seconds after Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic wrapped up an 80-59 rout of Homer-Center at the Pleasant Valley Gymnasium in the District 6 2A quarterfinals Thursday, an announcement put a shocked look on Marauders coach Chris Drenning’s ...

Team effort rings true for Central

Scholastic Sports

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror MARTINSBURG — Already leading by nine points at halftime in its District 6 3A girls quarterfinal game against Penns Valley, Central scored the first bucket of the third quarter and was on the verge of taking control of the contest. That’s when the game took ...

Chestnut Ridge hoping for repeat success at regional event

Scholastic Sports

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror The last time Chestnut Ridge advanced a school-record 11 wrestlers to the Southwest Regional Tournament was two years ago. The Lions won the regional team title for the first time in school history. Ridge is again taking 11 wrestlers to the regional ...

Snyder’s return pushes Lady Panthers past Tussey

Local Sports

SAXTON — Sydney Snyder was the best player on the court Wednesday night at Tussey Mountain High School. Unfortunately for Northern Bedford, she couldn’t stay there much as she dealt with foul trouble throughout the District 5 2A quarterfinal matchup against the Lady Titans. Without ...

Second-seeded Black Knights out in quarters

Local Sports

HOUTZDALE — Sizable remnants of the capacity crowd that packed intimate Monte Close Gymnasium 20 minutes earlier still mulled about. The remaining fans applauded their heroes as they emerged sporadically from the locker room. Hugs were given. Tears flowed. It wasn’t supposed to end like ...

SFU in good position for home playoff game

Local Sports

LORETTO — Saint Francis has a chance in its final regular-season home game Saturday to do something the program hasn’t done in 26 years. If the Red Flash beat Fairleigh Dickinson tomorrow, they will clinch a first-round home game in the Northeast Conference Tournament. Saint Francis ...

Warriors knock out Lions with strong opening half

Scholastic Sports

BEDFORD — The Everett Area High School boys basketball team spent the greater portion of the first quarter of its District 5-8 Class 3A semifinal playoff game with Chestnut Ridge Thursday putting a large down payment on a berth in Monday’s championship game. Second-seeded Everett broke ...

Altoona remains unbeaten

Scholastic Sports

JOHNSTOWN — The Altoona high school ice hockey team remained unbeaten with a 9-0 crushing of Conemaugh Valley on Thursday night at the Cambria County War Memorial. Goalie Remington Cumming stopped all 11 shots he faced as the Mountain Lions improved to 17-0-1. Cole Yeckley recorded a hat ...

St. Clair hits mark but Portage ousted

Local Sports

JOHNSTOWN — Bishop McCort had too many weapons for Portage to handle in Thursday night’s District 6 Class 2A boys basketball quarterfinal contest as the Crimson Crushers led from start to finish and put an end to the Mustangs’ season with a 69-40 victory. The top-seeded Crimson Crushers ...

Johnstown knocks out Huntingdon in semifinals

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HUNTINGDON — Johnstown came up with a game plan and executed it very well at Huntingdon in a District 6 4A semifinal contest Thursday. The defense shut down the 3-point shooting of the Bearcats, and Tavis Price scored 21 points to lead the Trojans to a 63-46 win. The Trojans (14-10) ...

Barhacs and Lady Pirates too much for Glendale

Scholastic Sports

By Alex Church For the Mirror WILLIAMSBURG — Williamsburg’s Laura Barhacs did not attempt a shot in the first quarter. But it didn’t seem to matter. Why? Because her teammates built a six-point lead and then the 6-foot-0 senior took over. Barhacs connected on her first six shots ...

Two in 3rd dooms PC

Scholastic Sports

By Rick Weaver For The Mirror RURAL VALLEY — Penn Cambria will have to play its way through the consolation round twice if it is to earn a spot in the PIAA 3AAA girls’ basketball tournament. The Lady Panthers managed to score only eight points in the second half on Thursday night and ...

Reffner part of Warriors’ quarters win

Scholastic Sports

By Arthur Dowell For the Mirror MIFFLINTOWN — When Everett needed points Thursday, the go-to girl was Sydney Reffner. Reffner scored a game-high 25 points, and scored points for the Lady Warriors from all over the floor, leading Everett into the District 6 Class 3A girls basketball ...

BC dominates Harmony early

Scholastic Sports

EBENSBURG — The Bishop Carroll girls wasted very little time in asserting themselves against eighth-seeded Harmony in the District 6 Class 1A quarterfinals. From the opening tip, the top-seeded Lady Huskies overwhelmed the Lady Owls and cruised to a 61-23 victory on Thursday night. BC ...

Shooting, pressure spark Lady Hornets

Scholastic Sports

ALEXANDRIA — Juniata Valley’s Halee Smith set the tone from the start. The 5-foot-10 freshman guard nailed a shot from 3-point range to open an 11-0 run to start the game for the Lady Hornets where teammates Sydney Reed and Hayden Taylor hit shots from beyond the arc within minutes of ...

PIAA Southwest 2A wrestling predictions

Scholastic Sports

Todd Irwin’s annual predictions for the upcoming regional wrestling tournament. 106 POUNDS: Finalists: Kaden Cassidy, Bishop McCort vs. Josh Boozel, Mount Union. Champion: Boozel. Comment: Boozel got pretty physical with Cassidy at districts in a loss. I think Boozel avenges the loss. 113 ...

Study shows players get hefty arbitration raises

National Sports

The Associated Press NEW YORK — San Diego Padres first baseman Wil Myers landed the biggest raise of all the hefty salary increases in arbitration. The 168 players eligible for arbitration as of mid-December averaged a 113 percent raise, according to a study by The Associated Press on ...

Benzel hits milestone in easy victory

Scholastic Sports

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s Lili Benzel entered Wednesday’s District 6 3A quarterfinal matchup against Southern Huntingdon needing just seven points to reach 2,000 points for her career. It took the senior guard a little more than a quarter to reach the ...