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Area squads facing each other

THE SCOOP: Tussey Mountain and Northern Bedford have had many great hardwood tussles over the years, mostly on the boys side. However, as fate would have it, this season the playoffs begin with a clash between the Lady Titans and Lady Panthers. The team surviving will have a tough but not ...

Exciting Warriors taking aim

THE SCOOP: District 5 championships have been few and far between for Everett boys basketball, but this is one of the more promising times for the program. The small but deep, balanced and lightning-fast Warriors have really begun clicking in the last month. They should win the District 5 ...

Ex-Bearcat shines on track

From Mirror reports Kobren Frederick, a Huntingdon graduate, won the men’s triple jump for the Nittany Lions at the Penn State Tune-up Saturday at the Ashenfelter III Indoor Track. Frederick’s jump was 48 feet, 5¢ inches. n n n Hollidaysburg graduate Brad Baronner finished second ...

Seniors wanting more success

CRESSON — The seniors on the Mount Aloysius College mens’ tennis team have seen real transformations since their long-ago freshman year. Those same Mounties aim to continue building on that success. Last season was a breakthrough year for the Mountie men. The team earned their first ...

Trojan-Indian clash brewing

THE SCOOP: It seems like Southern Fulton and Shanksville-Stonycreek just are always destined to be in each other’s way. Along with Shade, the Indians and Trojans have really owned Class 1A in District 5 for years, and they’ve split the last two titles. Now it looks as though they are on ...

Berlin presents challenge

THE SCOOP: There are a lot of signs pointing to Berlin Brothersvalley winning District 5 Class 1A. The Lady Mountaineers have been pretty dominating and consistent all season, mixing winning experience with athletic youth, epitomized by a very good group of forwards, usually a rarity at schools ...

CC’s Murin dominant in winning again

Central Cambria’s Max Murin was dominant in winning his fourth District 6 Class 2A title on Saturday night at the AAHS Fieldhouse. How dominant? We’ll let his coach, Bob Nikolishen, always one to come up with unique comment, put his performance into words: “Max was a steel ...

Chestnut Ridge wins sixth straight crown

JOHNSTOWN — The beat goes on for the Chestnut Ridge High School Lions wrestling program. No pun intended, but the Lions earned the lion’s share of laurels at the District 5 wrestling championships held Saturday at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown’s Sports Complex. Chestnut ...

Lady Warriors hold off Bellwood-Antis

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com CLAYSBURG — Sydney Reffner and her Everett Area High School girls basketball teammates can rest well today. They certainly earned it. Pursuing the seemingly questionable approach of trying to engage Bellwood-Antis at its own rocket-paced style, ...

Mehno: ‘The Animal’ was good man and character

PITTSBURGH — Jim Myers died the other day. George “The Animal” Steele did, too. Even though they were the same person, Myers was just short of his 80th birthday, while Steele had just turned 50. It was all part of a fascinating and profitable double life that ended for one of pro ...

Holobinko protects rim, game for Knights

CLAYSBURG — Moshannon Valley coach Derrik Eckenrode believes that Connor Holobinko is as good of a defender as anyone in the Inter-County Conference this season. And the 6-foot-7 senior delivered on that belief when it mattered most, with a late block to preserve a 37-35 victory over ...

SFU women fall on road

From Mirror reports SMITHFIELD, R.I. — The Bryant Bulldogs flipped the script on the Saint Francis women, consistently having an answer for every run in handing the Red Flash their third straight defeat, 85-70, on Saturday at the Chase Athletic Center. The Bulldogs went on a 9-0 run to ...

Lions finish second

EDINBORO — The Altoona boys finished as the runners-up at the Tri-State Track Coaches Association Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday. Altoona finished second out of 39 teams just behind champion North Allegheny. Daiquain Watson won the triple jump with a leap of 44 feet, 1 ...

22 find route to advance: MV’s Stewart part of good day for area

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror Moshannon Valley 195-pounder Clayton Stewart was nicknamed “Bolt” by a former football coach because he couldn’t get the lock off of his seventh grade locker, and the bolt had to be cut off. Stewart certainly found the combination for an upset on the ...

BG boys fall to Richland

JOHNSTOWN — The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School boys basketball team was 6 minutes from the program’s first Laurel Highlands Conference championship. Then the roof caved in on the Marauders. For the second straight year, Guilfoyle came close but came away empty handed in the LHAC ...

McCutchen not a fan of move to right field

BRADENTON, Fla. — Andrew McCutchen began what could be his final spring training with the Pittsburgh Pirates by moving to a new position. In late January, team management decided to move two-time Gold Glove winner Starling Marte from left field to center. McCutchen was switched to right ...

Missed opportunities costly for Portage

JOHNSTOWN — Portage girls basketball coach Lance Hudak spoke often this year about the youth of his varsity girls basketball team. Despite their youth, the Lady Mustangs played well enough to earn a spot in Friday night’s WestPAC title game against Berlin at the University of Pittsburgh ...

Northwestern, Gonzaga among new story lines

Unbeaten Gonzaga is giving college basketball fans something to talk about besides the usual story lines. And while we’re at it, let’s not forget Northwestern positioning itself to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time. Both are a welcome respite from Coach K’s back, ...

College basketball preview capsules

Florida State at Pitt men Tipoff: 4 p.m., Petersen Events Center Records: Florida State (21-5, 9-4 in ACC); Pittsburgh (14-12, 3-10 in ACC) Coaches: Leonard Hamilton is 299-192 in his 15th year at Florida State and is 499-402 in his 29th year overall as a head coach. Kevin Stallings is ...

CC graduate set to receive HOF honor

Former Central Cambria High School running star Carly Seymour will be inducted into the Pennsylvania High School Track and Field Hall of Fame. She will be inducted next Saturday during the PTFCA Indoor State Championships at Penn State University. Seymour was the PIAA Class 2A outdoor ...