Altoona outlasts BG in 5

Altoona held on to win a five-set marathon against Bishop Guilfoyle, 25-21, 26-24, 23-25, 20-25, 15-9, in high school boys volleyball Tuesday night at the Altoona Fieldhouse.

Altoona was led by Tanner Baumgartner (17 service points, 13 kills, 15 digs), but the Mountain Lions also got key play from Brett Koelle (15 kills, 10 digs, six blocks), Nate Baker (14 digs, nine kills), Josh Huber (10 blocks) and Eric Wineland (12 service points, 41 assists).

BG was led by Damon Rickens (12 service points, 11 kills), Ben Kasun (15 service points, 36 assists), Nick Little (13 kills), Jamey Brumbaugh (10 kills) and Brennan Hurd (16 digs).


BISHOP GUILFOYLE: Hurd 5, Brumbaugh 5, Rickens 12, Kasun 15, Keating 7, Welteroth 7.

ALTOONA: Koelle 4, Baker 5, Perehinec 2, Smith 6, Baumgartner 17, Knepp 3, Wineland 12, D. Over 2.

Records: Bishop Guilfoyle (11-4); Altoona (6-4).

JV: Altoona, 25-21, 27-25. Perehinec, A, 10 kills; Borst, A, 12 digs; J. Over, A, 12 digs; Wineland, A, 23 assists.

Records: Bishop Guilfoyle (9-5), Altoona (10-0).

Central sweeps ‘Cats

MARTINSBURG – Central swept Huntingdon, 25-12, 25-15, 25-8, on senior night.

Chris Brumbaugh, a senior, recorded 17 service points and 14 assists. Josh Link had 11 service points and seven kills. Robbie Dibert added six kills.

Yogi Lovett had a team-high nine service points and eight digs for the Bearcats.


HUNTINGDON: Lovett 9, McKim 6, Kidd 5.

CENTRAL: Brumbaugh 17, Price 8, Link 11, Appleman 6, Berti 4, Dibert 4.

Records: Central (4-9).

JV: Huntingdon, 25-7, 18-25, 15-11.

Smith recognized

PITTSBURGH – Penn State Altoona senior pitcher and Hollidaysburg graduate Jackie Smith was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s Pitcher of the Week.

Smith started two of her team’s three games in last weekend’s AMCC Tournament, helping the Lady Lions win their first-ever conference title.

On Friday, Smith went five innings against Mount Aloysius College and struck out five batters in a no decision. Her team came from behind to win 7-5.

On Sunday, Smith started the AMCC Championship game against Pitt-Bradford and was in top form, picking up her 11th win of the year in an 8-1 victory for the Lady Lions.

In seven innings of work, she surrendered only one run on five hits and one walk while striking out three.