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Central Cambria duo makes 2A final

No. 1 seeds Olivia Ratchford and Liz Brady of Central Cambria will play in the District 6 2A Doubles Championship on Thursday, thanks to their performances on Tuesday in the opening round of the tournament held at the Leopold Courts at Altoona Area High School. In quarterfinal-round action, ...

Lady Spikers drop first set, rebound to top Tigers

The Altoona girls volleyball team improved to 6-4 Tuesday night, thanks to a 23-25, 25-22, 25-15, 25-15 win over Hollidaysburg in high school action at the Fieldhouse. The Lady Lions got 49 digs and 17 service points from Kaila Clawson to go with 18 assists and 14 service points from Emily ...

Maiocco’s overtime goal lifts Cambria Heights over Marauders

Nick Maiocco scored the game-winning goal with 44 seconds left in overtime on an assist from Alex Diamond as Cambria Heights topped Bishop Guilfoyle, 2-1, at Tom Irwin Field Tuesday in high school boys soccer. Diamond scored a goal to tie the game in the first half. Adam Carey scored the ...

Negley leads Central to 11th win

ROARING SPRING — Ashley Negley scored all four goals for Central in its 4-2 victory over Penns Valley in high school girls soccer on Monday. Cassie Mock and Jenna Ritchey had assists for the Lady Dragons, who improved to 11-2-1. SCORE BY HALVES Penns Valley 1 1 — 2 Central 1 3 ...

Mountain Lions blank Bedford

Alex Berardinelli played a part in all three second-half goals to help Altoona top Bedford, 3-0, in high school boys soccer Monday at Mansion Park on senior night. Berardinelli assisted Isaac Townsend and Jarrett Schmidhamer on goals and scored one on an assist from Michael Bartley to close ...

Penn State, Michigan going under the lights

UNIVERSITY PARK —The Penn State football team will host Michigan for the annual Penn State White Out game on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. on ABC. Penn State is currently ranked third in the country while the Wolverines are No. 17. In addition, the game will also be available on the ...

Krug reaches milestone in Guilfoyle’s victory

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic junior setter Gabby Krug surpassed the 2,000-assist milestone in a 25-15, 25-18, 25-18 sweep of Bedford at the Pleasant Valley Gymnasium Monday in high school girls volleyball. Krug recorded 32 assists to go along with 10 service points for BG (8-4). “This is a ...

Cacciotti part of historic team

MANSFIELD — Mansfield University inducted its 1992 baseball team into the Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 29. Chris Cacciotti, a Bishop Guilfoyle High School graduate, was a redshirt sophomore member of the team. Cacciotti appeared in eight games in 1992 with a 2.97 ERA and a ...

Devils duo earns top doubles seed

Central Cambria’s Olivia Ratchford and Liza Brady are top-seeded for the District 6 Class 2A Doubles Championships, which begin today and will conclude with the championship at noon Thursday. All matches will be held at the Altoona Area High School Leopold Tennis Courts. Westmont ...

Altoona girls split triangular meet

STATE COLLEGE — The Altoona Area High School girls cross country team split with State College and Penns Valley on Monday, with the Lady Lions beating Penns Valley, 21-38, while losing to State College, 15-50. The Altoona girls were led by Amanda Chamberlain, who took 10th in 22:34. The ...

Smith triumphs at Port Royal Speedway

By Dottie Bird For the Mirror PORT ROYAL — Kyle Smith scored the big victory in the sixth annual Port Royal Speedway Blue Collar Classic for the IMCA Keystone RaceSaver 305 sprint cars this past weekend. Smith surged during the final five laps to catch leader Tyler Reeser and get the ...

Bellwood-Antis rolls past West Branch

MORRISDALE — John Kost rushed for 128 yards and four first-half touchdowns to lead Bellwood-Antis past West Branch, 52-22, in junior varsity football action on Monday. Lincoln Boyer rushed for 82 yards and a score, Zach Mallon returned a punt 65 yards for a score, and Julian Bartlebaugh and ...

Marauders keep rolling

Mark Conrad does a little bit of everything for the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic football team. The senior standout scored points four different ways for the Marauders in a 58-0 mercy-rule victory over Bishop Carroll Catholic Saturday night at Mansion Park. After opening the scoring 1:24 ...

Altoona girls capture Grove City invite

GROVE CITY — The Altoona Area High School girls cross country team won the nine-team Grove City Invitational on Saturday. Altoona, with Amanda Chamberlain, Riley Boutiller and Ashley Futrell finishing seventh, eighth and ninth, respectively, among the participating team runners, won the ...

Gettysburg rallies to sink Eagles

HUNTINGDON — The Juniata College football team let certain victory slip through its fingers in a heartbreaking 42-35 Centennial Conference loss to Gettysburg Saturday afternoon at Knox Stadium. The Bullets, down 35-21 in the fourth quarter, scored three touchdowns in the final eight minutes ...

Altoona prevails

Altoona fell behind 1-0 but stormed back to beat Westmont Hilltop, 4-1, in high school boys soccer on Saturday at Mansion Park. Michael Bartley, Jarod Marasco, Austin Kravetz and Jarrett Schmidhamer scored for the Lions. Afterward, more than 30 former Altoona players participated in an ...

Red Flash beaten by the Blue Hose

CLINTON, S.C. — Ben Cheek threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to DarQuez Watson, and Malachi Brown returned a blocked punt for a score as Presbyterian defeated Saint Francis, 26-14, on Saturday. A leaping Saint Francis defender had Cheek’s short pass to Watson graze his fingertips, Watson ...

Sky’s goal lifts Lady Tigers over McCort

JOHNSTOWN — Mandy Sky scored at 17:02 in the second half with an assist from McKenna Hurd to help Hollidaysburg beat Bishop McCort, 3-2, in high school girls soccer action on Saturday. Sydney Routch scored the game’s first goal for the Lady Tigers on a penalty kick at 27:48, and Hurd ...

Altoona, BG don’t advance

STATE COLLEGE — Altoona finished third out of five teams with a 4-4 record in afternoon pool play Saturday at the State College Little Lion Invitational after a 1-5 start in the morning action in high school girls volleyball. Altoona split with Warrick (10-15, 15-11) and Coneaut (11-15, ...

Williams leads IUP

INDIANA, Pa. — Redshirt junior quarterback Lenny Williams Jr. totaled 297 yards and three touchdowns to lead fourth-ranked IUP to a 26-10 win over 16th-ranked California (Pa.) in the ninth annual Coal Bowl on Saturday afternoon at George P. Miller Stadium. Williams threw for 268 yards while ...