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Mtn. Lions a work in progress

Jarrod Klausman has a job on his hands, and he knows it. The Altoona Area High School boys basketball program has been in a funk in recent years, and first-year head coach Klausman has the task of improving it. After four games, including a 78-49 Mid-Penn Conference thumping at the hands of ...

Haigh leads BG in rout

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Lady Marauders coach Kristi Kaack definitely knows the importance of her team playing well on both ends of the floor. Bishop Guilfoyle converted its pressure defense into several offensive buckets while busting out to a 24-4 lead after one quarter, en route to a ...

Golden Tigers work on depth in easy victory over JV

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Friday night’s opening-round match up in the Golden Tiger Roundball for the Hollidaysburg boys’ basketball team wasn’t just about trying to maintain an undefeated record. It was also to see where they could use players in additional situations. “We looked at ...

JuJu won’t play against Bills

PITTSBURGH — Despite some encouraging signs to the contrary earlier in the week, the depleted Pittsburgh Steelers offense won’t be getting its top wide receiver back for what is a crucial game this weekend. JuJu Smith-Schuster will not play when the Steelers host the Buffalo Bills on ...

Tyrone tops Penns Valley in lopsided contest

SPRING MILLS — Damon Gripp scored a game-high 25 points, and Brandon Lucas added 21 points as Tyrone trounced Penns Valley, 76-45, in high school boys basketball Friday. Landen DeHaas added 11 points for the Golden Eagles, which improved to 3-0. TYRONE (76): Gripp 9 2-2 25, Lucas 8 7-8 ...

Perea, Corbin lead the way in Altoona win

HARRISBURG — Altoona moved to 2-0 in Mid-Penn play with a 57-41 road victory over Harrisburg Friday in high school girls basketball. Caranda Perea and Adaliz Corbin each notched 15 points for the Lady Lions, and Perea had a double-double with 12 rebounds, her second of the season. Point ...

Hoops du Jour

Penn State men vs. Alabama Tipoff: 2 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State (8-2, 1-1 Big Ten); Alabama (4-4) Coaches: Pat Chambers is 135-142 in his ninth season at Penn State and 177-170 in 11 seasons overall. Nate Oats is 4-4 in his first season at Alabama and 100-47 in five ...

McMillen, Sarbo could be on collision course

From Mirror reports CRESSON — Glendale returning Class 2A state champion Brock McMillen and Altoona Class 3A state qualifier Matt Sarbo are a win away from a rematch in today’s Panther Holiday Classic finals. McMillen and Sarbo clashed in last year’s 126-pound finals, and McMillen ...

Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference names All-Stars

The Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference recently announced its All-Star teams for the 2019 scholastic fall sports season. The following is a breakdown by sport: Football There were 24 athletes were named to the all-conference team from the Mirror coverage area. Bedford’s Jesse Arnold and ...

Marauders close strong in beating Bedford

BEDFORD — Bishop Guilfoyle standout Jessiah Witherspoon was in foul trouble in the third quarter with three fouls. However, the senior delivered a huge 3-pointer with no time left on the third-quarter clock that helped propel the Marauders into the fourth. BG used that shot to turn a game ...

Linebacker duo thriving for Steelers

PITTSBURGH — On the surface, they couldn’t be more different. One is the self-professed country boy from Georgia with the easy laugh. The other is a quiet kid from Wisconsin who happens to be the youngest member of a family that treats football not so much a sport but a calling. Bud ...

Mounties take down Bearcats

PHILIPSBURG — Philipsburg-Osceola was forfeiting two weights, and Huntingdon had a history of beating P-O in recent years on its side going into the dual meet against the Mounties. The Bearcats figured to be the favorite. Instead, the Mounties roared to an early lead, thanks to a ...

Rust’s OT goal gives Pens victory

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins, already without captain Sidney Crosby, learned early Thursday they would be without star forward Evgeni Malkin against the Columbus Blue Jackets. No problem. The injury-riddled Penguins pressed on for another win. Bryan Rust scored a power-play goal ...

Blue Devils pin setback on Knights

BELLWOOD — Thanks to falls from Alex Taylor, Zach Cunningham, Evan Pellegrine and Aiden Taylor, Bellwood-Antis defeated Moshannon Valley, 42-23, Thursday night in high school wrestling action. The Black Knights earned falls from David Honan, Alex Richner and Austin Shoff. 170: Alex Taylor ...

Carroll holds off Ridge for victory

EBENSBURG — The Bishop Carroll boys basketball team opened its season on Thursday night with a 79-70 win over Chestnut Ridge in high school action. The Huskies, who were tied at 25-all at halftime, got 35 points from Tristan McDannell to go with 14 from Nolan Burk and 10 points from Jordan ...

Tigers get plenty of balance in win

JOHNSTOWN — The Hollidaysburg ice hockey team got five goals from five different players Thursday night in a 5-4 win over Johnstown in high school action at the First Summit War Memorial Arena. The Tigers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period on goals by Andrew Roman, Zack Dunlap and ...

Heights’ Weakland now part of program’s scoring history

PATTON — Cambria Heights senior Chloe Weakland became the ninth player in program history and the first since Erin Hoover in 2008 to reach 1,000 points in the Lady Highlanders’ 69-41 win over Marion Center in high school girls basketball on Thursday. “I couldn’t sit still at all ...

Parsons only Lion on Big Ten first team

From Mirror, wire reports Heisman Trophy finalists Justin Fields and Chase Young head an Associated Press All-Big Ten football team dominated by players from conference champion Ohio State. Fields is the offensive player of the year, Young is defensive player of the year and the Buckeyes’ ...

Tigers finish strong

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Beating a solid PIAA Class 6A opponent this early in the seasonprovides a feather in the cap for the Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers basketball program. Hollidaysburg enjoyed such a victory Wednesday night at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School gymnasium, clamping down on ...

Second-half surge key for Lions

Penn State Altoona men’s basketball coach Dave McGreal wasn’t happy about the lack of enthusiasm from the crowd when the Lions went into halftime up, 29-26, after scratching and clawing back into the game late in the first half. By the end of the night, those same fans had the Adler ...