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Lady Dragons ride fast start to win

Central and Williamsburg High Schools had planned a boys-girls basketball doubleheader some time ago, and when the winds of fortune enabled the two Blair County rivals to move it to the Jaffa Shrine and have it serve as the introductory event preceding the 2017 Jaffa Shrine Basketball ...

Colledge competes for success

Name: Jared Colledge School: Everett Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Colledge was named most valuable player of the Pine Grill Roundball Classic, scoring 30 points and making four 3-pointers in a 55-43 victory over host Somerset in the ...

Glass becomes complete player

Name: Taylor Glass School: Portage Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Glass was named most valuable player of the Art Burkett Memorial Tournament, scoring 32 points and hitting a game-winning 3-point shot with 10 seconds left to lift the Lady ...

Lady Panthers roll Tigers

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Bailey O’Donnell scored 12 points as Penn Cambria topped Hollidaysburg, 57-23, in a freshman girls basketball game on Monday. Marin Miller led the Lady Tigers with nine points. PENN CAMBRIA (57): Kunsman 6, Saleme 8, Cornell 4, Lilly 10, B. O’Donnell 12, Hite 7, ...

Collins hits for 32 in Hornets’ victory

HOUTZDALE — Cameron Collins hit five shots from 3-point range and finished with 32 points to lead the Juniata Valley boys basketball team to its first win of the season, 72-37, over ICC North rival Moshannon Valley. Tristan Henderson had 13 for the Green Hornets with four 3-pointers, while ...

Mountain Lions come up short vs. WPIAL foe

Although the Altoona Mountain Lions are winless after three games, coach Doug West isn’t going to push the panic button. Not yet, anyway. After a tough 55-52 loss to Hempfield on Monday night at the AAHS Fieldhouse, West told his team it “needs to play with a sense of urgency from the ...

Herrington nets milestone in victory at West Branch

MORRISDALE — Halle Herrington scored 39 points, including the 1,000th of her career, to lead the Philipsburg-Osceola high school girls basketball team to a 78-43 victory over West Branch on Monday. Loryn Hughes added 10 points for the Lady Mounties. PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA (78): Herrington 15 ...

Tiger swimming teams sweep

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Shani Evans and Taylor Hileman both won two individual events as well as taking part in two winning relays as the Hollidaysburg girls swim team moved to 2-0 with a 112-58 victory over visiting Somerset Monday. Evans triumphed in the 500-yard freestyle and the 100 ...

SFU’s Over honored for track accolades

From Mirror reports Blake Over, a Northern Bedford graduate, was named the Saint Francis Field Athlete of the Week for his efforts on the SFU track and field team at Bucknell on Dec. 2. Over improved his personal best in the triple jump with a mark of 44 feet, 3.25 inches. That moved him ...

Krug picked for phenom event

From Mirror reports Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic two-time all-state setter Gabby Krug was selected to the American Volleyball Coaches Association Phenom College Prep Program in Kansas City. The AVCA Phenom Program is run in conjunction with the NCAA Division I women’s national semifinals and ...

Flash recover in the nick of time

From Mirror, wire reports NIAGARA, N.Y. — The Saint Francis men’s basketball team was in jeopardy of blowing its second double-digit lead in its last three games after surrendering a 22-point second-half lead to Niagara, but the Red Flash dug in their heels down the stretch to pull out a ...

Hollidaysburg falls short in final

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Standing only 5 feet, 7 inches, Rena Enterline isn’t your typical high school post player. However, the Blairsville senior can be a handful for most Lady Bobcats’ opponents. Just ask the Hollidaysburg Lady Golden Tigers. Enterline poured in 38 points Saturday afternoon ...

Altoona routs Mt. Lebanon

WEXFORD — Olivia Hudson scored a game-high 19 points, and Altoona connected on seven 3-pointers as the Lady Lions topped Mount Lebanon, 64-31, in the North Allegheny-Wright Automotive Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday in high school girls basketball. Jess Stevens added 14 points, and Bridgid ...

Huskies cruise to NC title

NORTHERN CAMBRIA — Tournament MVP Nolan Burk poured in 18 points to lead Bishop Carroll to an 80-39 rout of Harmony in the championship game of the Northern Cambria Tip-Off Tournament Saturday in high school boys basketball. Carson Ertter chipped in with 13 points, and all-tourney selection ...

Central Cambria claims title

HOMER CITY — The Central Cambria High School girls basketball team wants to push the tempo this season, but the Lady Red Devils couldn’t do that on Saturday night. They were milking a big lead from the opening minutes. “Our game is run. But, when you get up by that much, you don’t ...

IUP can’t handle West Forida’s ‘D’

The Associated Press INDIANA — Mike Beaudry passed for 152 yards and two touchdowns, Austin Williams booted a pair of field goals and smothering defense on a fourth-down pass play lifted West Florida past previously undefeated and top-seeded Indiana of Pennsylvania, 27-17, in the NCAA ...

Strong third quarter lifts Red Flash

By Nate Ritchey nritchey@altoonamirror.com LORETTO — Saint Francis began its game against Youngstown State by scoring 11 of the first 15 points before the Penguins came back to make it a close contest heading into the half. The Red Flash combined a ramped-up defensive effort with some ...

Hoops du Jour

SFU men at Niagara Tipoff: 2 p.m., Gallagher Center, Niagara, N.Y. Records: Saint Francis (3-5); Niagara (4-5) Coaches: Rob Krimmel is 64-100 in his sixth season at Saint Francis and overall. Chris Casey is 36-101 in his fifth season at Niagara. Probable starters: Saint Francis — G ...

P-O wins Mountaineer tourney

PHILIPSBURG — The Philipsburg-Osceola wrestling team started the 2017-18 season with a bang on Saturday by winning its J.J. Powell Mountaineer Tournament and capturing four individual titles, including Outstanding Wrestler Matt Johnson. The Mounties won the team title by 19 points, 210-191, ...

Portage edges Penn Cambria

PORTAGE — In what has become a smashing rekindling of an old Route 53 rivalry, Penn Cambria and Portage went down to the wire in the 24th annual Art Burkett Memorial Tournament championship game. After Penn Cambria climbed out of an eight-point hole in the fourth to take a 62-60 lead with ...