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Lady Bulldogs pick up 13th win of season

LOYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel improved to 13-4 with a 25-14, 25-16, 25-21 win over Northern Bedford Monday night in girls high school volleyball action. Megan Hartman had 13 service points and seven kills to go with 13 service points and 14 assists from Corryne Weyandt. Teammate Justinna ...

Bainey strong for P-O

PHILIPSBURG — Samantha Bainey took second place Monday with a time of 24:50 for Philipsburg-Osceola, which split a tri-meet by defeating Central, 18-45, but fell to Bellefonte, 22-37, in high school cross country action. Bellefonte also defeated Central, 23-32. In boys action, P-O ...

Area 9 have regionals standing in way of states

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Nine area golfers will try to advance to the PIAA high school golf championships when they participate in the Western Regional this morning at Tom’s Run in Blairsville. There’s a mix of players who have experience on the course and some who ...

Flash fall in final seconds

The Associated Press NEW YORK — D’Erren Wilson threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Chris Woodard off a reverse and Wagner snatched a 23-22 victory from Saint Francis with 6 seconds left to play on Saturday. Wagner (2-5, 1-1 Northeast Conference) led until the fourth quarter when the ...

Kendziora leads Lady Tigers

TYRONE — Rita Kendziora completed her second-half hat trick with a little help from Alyssa Bell as Holildaysburg scored five goals after halftime to shut out Tyrone, 5-0, in high school girls soccer on Saturday. Bell finished with a goal and two assists, and a fifth Lady Tiger goal was ...

Taylor receives PA West Classic honor

Penn State Altoona men’s soccer coach Patrick Maurice Taylor was recently chosen by the PA West to receive one of its most coveted awards, Boys Classic Coach of the Year for 2018. Taylor coached the U-16 boys PA West state champion Blazers of the Hollidaysburg Soccer Association. It is ...

Big second half lifts Hollidaysburg

TYRONE — Other than its first possession of the game, when it scored a touchdown, Hollidaysburg couldn’t get anything going in the first half against Tyrone because of three turnovers. The Golden Tigers certainly got their running game going in the second half. Led by the running of ...

Rangers topple Guilfoyle

SIDMAN — Senior quarterback Adam Cecere recently became Forest Hills’ all-time leader in passing yards. Two of the Rangers’ wideouts, seniors Forrest Wolfhope and Jake Shope, are among the leading pass-catchers in the region. It’s a deadly combination, as Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic ...

Mountain Lions fall flat after inspiring first half

MECHANICSBURG — Altoona jogged off Harry Chapman Field at halftime feeling pretty good about its prospects in the second half. The Mountain Lions had just stuffed Cumberland Valley on four straight runs inside the 3-yard line to preserve their 21-14 lead as both teams headed into the locker ...

Blue Devils put up 35 in first en route to ‘W’

By Jim Lane For the Mirror BELLWOOD — This one was over early. Really early. Zach Mallon returned the opening kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown, Bellwood-Antis scored 35 points in the first quarter and went on to mercy-rule Mount Union, 42-0, in an Inter-County Conference contest Friday ...

Bulldogs hold off pesky NB

By Scott Franco sfranco@altoonamirror.com LOYSBURG — Going into Friday night’s Inter-County Conference matchup with a 2-5 Northern Bedford team, Claysburg-Kimmel coach Matt Bilchak said he and his staff stressed all week to his Bulldogs to not take the Panthers lightly. “I think it ...

O-line, defense power Panthers

CRESSON — On senior night, Penn Cambria running back Derek Brown had 262 rushing yards and tallied two scores as the Panthers shut out Somerset, 25-0, Friday. “Derek played an outstanding game tonight, as did our whole team,” Penn Cambria coach John Franco said. “The credit goes to ...

Blue Pirates find silver lining in 0-8 campaign

By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com WILLIAMSBURG – At 0-8, the Blue Pirates are looking for small victories to grow from this season, and they found a few Friday night. Visiting West Branch scored the game’s first four touchdowns and the last three en route to a 49-16 victory, but ...

Highlander defense bounces back

LORETTO — Adjustments on defense coming into the second half Friday night worked wonders for Cambria Heights as it defeated Central Cambria, 28-20, at Saint Francis University. “I thought we played a good game tonight,” Cambria Heights coach Jarrod Lewis said. “We left a couple cheap ...

JV holds back Knights

By Rich Murawski For the Mirror HOUTZDALE — Leading 14-6 early in the fourth quarter Friday, the Juniata Valley defense was on its heels as Moshannon Valley was knocking on the door inside the Hornets’ 30-yard line. But Kyle Derugen came up with a huge play when he jumped in front of ...

Tussey improves to 7-1

By Ty R. States For the Mirror SAXTON — The disparity in records between Tussey Mountain and Glendale didn’t matter in the early going Friday night. The Vikings led 6-0 after the first quarter, but the Titans’ defense shut down their opponents, and five rushing touchdowns sent them ...

Rockets explode to victory over Warriors

By Nate Ritchey nritchey@altoonamirror.com THREE SPRINGS — The identical 5-2 records heading into Friday night’s contest seemed to indicate that the battle between Everett and Southern Huntingdon would be a close affair. Unfortunately, for the Warriors, it was anything but as dropped ...

Steelers set for physical challenge

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster just wants to move on from last December’s physical primetime meeting with the Cincinnati Bengals. But the second-year wideout thrust himself into one of the fiercest rivalries in the NFL last season with a memorable block ...

Huntingdon rolls over Mounties

PHILIPSBURG — It looked like the Huntingdon Bearcats and Philipsburg-Osceola Mounties were going to have a close, hard-hitting football game Friday evening in the early stages at P-O’s multipurpose field. The Mounties led just 7-6 after the first quarter, but it was all Huntingdon the ...

Pitt faces tall task vs. Irish

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Wide receiver Miles Boykin is usually the tallest guy in a classroom at Notre Dame. The Irish offensive huddle is another matter. “Once we had Chase (Claypool), Cole (Kmet), AlizÈ (Mack) and me, and I’m the smallest receiver out there on the field,” said the ...