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Ridge’s McCoy picks Virginia

Chestnut Ridge senior wrestler Justin McCoy was one of the last big names out there who hadn’t committed to a college. But on Sunday night, he verbally committed to Virginia just hours after taking an official visit to rival Virginia Tech. “I’m happy to announce that I will be ...

Fink Jr., Homan prevail in Scotch Valley tourney

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The team of Artie Fink Jr. and Todd Homan defended their title on Sunday in the area’s last Two-Man Best-Ball tournament of the season at Scotch Valley Country Club. Fink and Homan defeated Derek Hayes of Sunnehanna and Dave Murgas of Indiana Country Club to take the ...

Huntingon man makes 2 holes-in-one in 1 round

By Ken Love For the Mirror Mike Dore’s round of golf Tuesday morning at Huntingdon Country Club started out like so many others had before. By the end of the day, however, the Huntingdon-native accomplished one of the rarest feats in golf — scoring two holes-in-one during the same round ...

Turnovers, penalties send Juniata to its third loss

By Brian Carson For the Mirror HUNTINGDON — Penalties and turnovers proved to be toxic for Juniata College in a 56-40 loss to Muhlenberg in a Centennial Conference matchup Saturday afternoon at Knox Stadium. Five turnovers and 16 penalties crippled the Eagles, giving the Mules a short ...

Lady Tigers dominate

LANDISVILLE — Hollidaysburg defeated Hempfield, 4-1, behind singles wins from Jenee Delerme and Payton Ruggery in high school girls tennis on Saturday. In doubles competition, Paige Jodon and Chloe Love won at No. 1, and Jenna Sheetz and Abigail Goodman won at No. 2. SINGLES: Hagino, HE, ...

Williams sparks Hawks

INDIANA — The IUP football team jumped out to a 14-0 lead Saturday afternoon en route to a 38-7 win over Edinboro in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference matchup. The Crimson Hawks, up 21-0 at the break, got four touchdown passes from quarterback Lenny Williams, three of them to JoJo ...

Lady Tigers dominate

LANDISVILLE — Hollidaysburg defeated Hempfield, 4-1, behind singles wins from Jenee Delerme and Payton Ruggery in high school girls tennis on Saturday. In doubles competition, Paige Jodon and Chloe Love won at No. 1, and Jenna Sheetz and Abigail Goodman won at No. 2. SINGLES: Hagino, HE, ...

Tigers pummel Brashear

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg football team used a tenacious defense in the first quarter coupled with poor special teams play by its opponent, Brashear, out of the Pittsburgh City League, en route to a 49-26 victory Friday night at Tiger Stadium. Both teams came in at 2-2 with the ...

Mountain Lions overwhelmed

The Altoona Mountain Lions turned an early fumble recovery into a quick touchdown Friday night, but not much else went right for the Lions. In fact, Mount Lebanon made amends for its early error and stormed back to mercy-rule AAHS, 63-14, in a WPIAL Southeastern Conference match at Mansion ...

Devils pull away from Mo Valley

HOUTZDALE — On homecoming night, the Moshannon Valley Black Knights faced one of their toughest tests of the year as they hosted the undefeated Bellwood Blue Devils. The 50th all-time meeting between the two squads went the Blue Devils’ way for the 39th time as Bellwood toppled Moshannon ...

Carroll ends long losing skid

EBENSBURG — One nightmare is finally over. Another one continues. Bishop Carroll took advantage of two early mistakes and held on for a 15-6 victory against Penn Cambria in a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference football game on Friday night at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School. “It ...

Heights escapes Central Cambria in OT

EBENSBURG — Ali vs. Frazier. Pacquiao vs. Mayweather. Cambria Heights vs. Central Cambria. So maybe the latter doesn’t belong in the same realm, but Friday’s showdown between the Highlanders and the Red Devils sure did feel like a prize fight at times, as it took overtime and a 20-point ...

Regional football roundup

Northern Cambria 47 Blairsville 20 BLAIRSVILLE — The Northern Cambria Colts rolled up 376 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns while holding the Blairsville Bobcats to negative rushing yards until the final minutes of the game in a 47-20 win for the Colts Friday night at Memorial ...

Crushers RB Andrews gives Bedford fits

BEDFORD — Late in the first half of Bishop McCort’s Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Section 2 game with Bedford at Bisons Stadium Friday night, a fleet-footed rabbit thrilled the crowd by running down the field and out of the end zone untouched. McCort senior running back Carnell ...

Price powers Portage past North Star

PORTAGE — On Portage’s first offensive series, quarterback Connor Price rushed twice for negative 2 yards, including getting shut out of the end zone on a fourth-and-less-than-1-yard to go. Price more than made up for his two carries as he ran for three touchdowns and threw for another ...

Friday football scoreboard

Mount Lebanon 63, Altoona 14 (final) Hollidaysburg 49, Brashear 26 (final) Bellwood-Antis 48, Moshannon Valley 6 (final) Northern Bedford 54, Everett 6 (final) Southern Huntingdon 48, Juniata Valley 21 (final) Williamsburg 35, Tussey Mountain 22 (final) Mount Union 47, West Branch 7 ...

BackPack program gets bowlers’ help

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com Holiday Bowl will be the site of the fourth annual Mountain Lion BackPack Bowling Fundraiser, which is set for Sunday, Oct. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. Holiday Bowl has 40 lanes to accommodate bowlers, and both new Mountain Lion BackPack program ...

Tigers get two goals from Roach in win over Huntingdon

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidayburg scored four first-half goals on its way to a lopsided 7-1 win over Huntingdon Thursday in high school boys soccer. Jacob Roach had two goals and and assist for the Tigers, Nick Viduya had one goal and an assist, Dominic Daily had a goal and an assist, and ...

Mort leads Huntingdon; Ferguson shoots 69

MINGOVILLE — Huntingdon won the Mountain League matchup at Nittany Country Club, edging Tyrone and individual medalist Andrew Ferguson, 342-349, in high school golf Thursday afternoon. The Bearcats got an 82 from Chris Mort and an 84 from Nate Fleming. Ferguson shot a 69 for the Golden ...

Altoona sweeps Valley

LANCASTER — The Altoona girls tennis team improved to 11-1 Thursday, thanks to a 5-0 win at Conestoga Valley in high school action. The Lady Lions got singles wins from Jess Stevens, Maura Skelley and Lindsey Hallinan. The doubles teams of Alese Rinker and Kayley Burke, along with Olivia ...