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Portage proves run can be better than pass

PORTAGE — Friday night in Portage the run proved to be mightier than the pass. The Mustangs rumbled for 471 yards rushing on 68 carries, led by Zach Wiggins’ 257-yard, six-touchdown effort. Shade quarterback Brady Fyfe racked up 397 yards through the air and four touchdowns on ...

Regional football roundup

Northern Cambria 48 Saltsburg 27 NORTHERN CAMBRIA — Ben Vasil opened the scoring by returning the game’s first kickoff 87 yards for a score, and Northern Cambria never looked back in a win over Saltsburg. Vasil carried the ball 22 times for 191 yards and scored another touchdown on a ...

Tussey savors first win

FLINTON — Even though Tussey Mountain was 0-7 coming into Friday night’s game at Dr. Roy F. Baker Athletic Field, coach Josh Smith had never seen his team moping about its performances “No, that’s one thing I can say about our team,” he said. “Our kids have never hung their heads ...

Safety spurs Bisons’ big rally

SOMERSET — Bedford used a 10-point swing to end the third quarter and went on to defeat LHAC opponent Somerset, 34-24, Friday in high school football. Trailing 24-14, the Bisons (3-5) forced a safety when Somerset quarterback Cam Coddington was called for intentional grounding in the end ...

Panthers gain some respect from Forest Hills

CRESSON — In unspectacular fashion, Forest Hills was able to take advantage of short fields in the first half to build a comfortable lead. The Rangers led 25-0 at halftime after scoring once on special teams and twice thanks to brilliant starting field position. Penn Cambria was able to ...

Friday night scoreboard

Pittsburgh Central Catholic 59, Altoona 14 (final) Somerset 24, Bedford 34 (final) Bellefonte 49, Central 22 (final) Mount Union 34, Bellwood-Antis 35 (final) Bishop Guilfoyle 49, Central Cambria 7 (final) Blacklick Valley 35, Conemaugh Township 19 (final) State College 34, C.D. East 14 ...

Doubles champs use little time to win big

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror After competing in singles play all season, Hollidaysburg’s Veronica Helsel and Jenee Delerme and Central Cambria’s Olivia Ratchford and Liza Brady had less than a week to prepare for start of the District 6 doubles tournament. It turned out to be plenty ...

Haralson lifts B-A past Claysburg

BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis improved to 11-3 with a 25-13, 12-25, 25-13, 25-21 win over Claysburg-Kimmel Thursday in high school girls volleyball. Sakeria Haralson led B-A with 13 service points, 11 blocks and 10 kills to go with Kamryn Mercer’s 12 service points, nine kills and four aces. ...

JV girls stay unbeaten

ALEXANDRIA — The Juniata Valley girls cross country team improved to 12-0 overall Thursday afternoon, thanks to a 21-40 win over Tyrone in high school action. Lexi Reed won the race for JV in 23:04. Tyrone’s top runner was Chesney Saltsgiver, who took second in 23:09. The Tyrone boys ...

Altoona misses out on title shot

DuBOIS — Derek McAlkich shot a 72, but it wasn’t enough to push Altoona into the 3A PIAA high school golf team championships. The Mountain Lions lost, 304-321, to Erie Cathedral Prep, which got a medalist score of 70 from Pat Kelly. Each player for Cathedral Prep broke 80. “I’m ...

Berkheimer’s goals help Altoona top DuBois

DuBOIS — Darrian Berkheimer scored two second-half goals to break a 2-2 halftime tie and help Altoona defeat DuBois, 4-2, in high school girls soccer Thursday. Sarah Graham and Cassie Kyle also scored for the Lady Lions. Altoona is now 9-5. SCORE BY HALVES Altoona 2 2 — 4 DuBois ...

DeLong lifts Bedford to win

BEDFORD — Chase DeLong scored four goals and assisted on another to lead Bedford to a 5-2 victory over visiting Richland in high school boys soccer. Bedford, which also got a goal from Aaron Browell, improved to 9-5-1. SCORE BY HALVES Richland 2 0 — 2 Bedford 1 4 — 5 First ...

B-A facing big test

John Hayes has faced his share of amazing running backs in his nearly 40 years as Bellwood-Antis’ head football coach, players like Tyrone’s Jesse Jones, Juniata Valley’s Rich Clouse, Steelton-Highspire’s Jeremiah Young, Everett’s Jamie Eichelberger and Northern Bedford’s Brian ...

CC looking forward to ‘puncher’s chance’

Three-time defending PIAA Class 1A state football champion Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic has compiled a 7-0 record this season while extending its nationally-acclaimed consecutive winning streak to 54 games over the past few four seasons. The Marauders’ offense has averaged nearly 31 points per ...

Lady Dragons rout P-O

ROARING SPRING — Ashley Negley collected four goals and two assists for Central in its 12-1 victory over Philipsburg-Osceola in high school girls soccer on Wednesday. Alana Padula added two goals and an assist for Central, which improved to 12-2-1. Loryn Hughes scored the lone P-O ...

Hollidaysburg teams to face off in doubles final

It will be an all-Hollidaysburg championship match today in the District 6 Class 3A Doubles Tennis Tournament. Hollidaysburg Area No. 2 seed Veronica Helsel and Jenee Delerme and No. 3 seed Chloe Love and Payton Ruggery each advanced through the semifinals on Wednesday at the Gorilla House ...

Pirates fall to St. Joe’s

WILLIAMSBURG — Williamsburg won the third and fourth sets, but fell, 25-21, 25-20, 17-25, 22-25, 15-8, to Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy in high school girls volleyball action on Wednesday. Ana Legaspi had 16 kills for the Lady Wolves, who improved to 5-7. Williamsburg’s Olivia ...

Cornell, May pace Bedford

JOHNSTOWN — Bedford’s Garret Cornell and Van May finished in first and second place, respectively, to help lift the Bisons boys to a 22-35 win over Richland in high school cross country on Wednesday. The Bisons fell short against Windber, 28-31. Tyler Napara and Matt Shank of Windber and ...

Midnight Madness set at Adler Arena

For the second year in a row, the Penn State Altoona men’s and women’s basketball programs will host a Midnight Madness event in the Adler Arena. The preseason pep rally is set to occur at midnight on the morning of Sunday in the Adler Arena. Midnight Madness will allow members of the ...

Sikora’s 85 leads Central Cambria to title

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com CRESSON — Central Cambria’s high school girls golf team entered the District 6 Class 2A championships as the defending champions and the favorites to repeat. Then Monday’s first round was rained out. Knowing his team would have just one ...