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Shaw, Ramsey power Eagles

MARTINSBURG — Sydney Shaw and Stephanie Ramsey combined for 10 3-pointers in a 45-27 win over Central Friday night in high school girls basketball action. Shaw led with 21 points while Ramsey followed with 19 as Tyrone improved to 15-5 overall. Kylie Metzger scored 11 for the Lady ...

Easier ‘W’ this time for B-A

BELLWOOD — Earlier in the season, the Bellwood-Antis girls basketball team had to rally from 12 points down in the fourth quarter to squeeze out a two-point win over Claysburg-Kimmel. There was no need for a late rally Thursday night. Bellwood built a 14-point halftime lead over Claysburg ...

Maxwell shines for Everett

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com SAXTON — When Everett and Tussey Mountain had all their starters on the court Thursday night, the game was pretty even. The difference? Lady Warriors junior Kaitlyn Maxwell. “Maxwell is the best player in the league, hands down,” Tussey ...

Panthers turning to Whipple to revitalize passing attack

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi’s biggest coup during the offseason might not be the any of the players who signed letters of intent to join the reigning ACC Coastal Division champions, but a 61-year-old passing game guru with a ...

Flash hot enough at right time

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com LORETTO — If Saint Francis plays in the NEC Tournament like it did for the first 30 minutes Thursday night, the Red Flash will reach their second NCAA Tournament ever. If they play like they did for the final 10 minutes Thursday, they’ll be going ...

Lions battle to end again, still lose

By Craig Merz The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Kyle Young scored the go-ahead basket with 63 seconds left and Ohio State held off Penn State 74-70 in a Big Ten game on Thursday night. The Buckeyes (15-7, 5-6) were 25-9 last season but lost three times to Penn State, including the ...

Penguins’ struggles continue in Florida

The Associated Press SUNRISE, Fla. — The Florida Panthers didn’t lose their composure after giving up the lead late in the game. Mike Matheson scored 4:14 into overtime to lift the Panthers over the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Thursday night. Matheson tipped in a pass from Jonathan ...

McDannell reaches milestone in BC’s win

EBENSBURG — Junior Tristan McDannell reached the 1,000-point mark for his career in Bishop Carroll Catholic’s 77-64 win over Westmont Hilltop in high school boys basketball action on Thursday. McDannell needed 26 points for the mark and reached it in the fourth quarter on a foul shot. He ...

Givens invited to NFL combine

Altoona Area High School product Kevin Givens and six other Penn State players have been invited to participate in the NFL combine that begins later this month in Indianapolis. Nittany Lions joining Givens at the combine will be: quarterback Trace McSorley, running back Miles Sanders, ...

Juniata Valley routs Mo Valley

HOUTZDALE — Hayden Taylor’s 22 points powered Juniata Valley to a 51-27 win over Inter-County Conference North Division opponent Moshannon Valley in high school girls basketball action on Thursday. The win improved the Lady Hornets’ record to 18-2 overall and 13-1 in the ...

Huntingdon swimmers defeat Colts

HUNTINGDON — Nick Buckley, Jake Tanner and Ben Atherton all won two events as Huntingdon beat Northern Cambria, 104-45, in high school boys swimming action Thursday. Buckley won the 100- and 50-yard freestyle events, Tanner won the 200 and 500 freestyle, and Atherton took the 200 IM and 500 ...

Mounties hold on to defeat Tigers

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com PHILIPSBURG – The dual meet between Philipsburg-Osceola and Hollidaysburg was so tight those in attendance started trying to figure out what the tiebreaker criteria would decide the match. When Hollidaysburg’s Andrew Simpson put P-O’s Aaron ...

Win puts Lions in quarters

From Mirror reports HERSHEY — Chestnut Ridge broke open a tight dual meet with Freedom Area by winning the last six bouts, including four by fall, to win, 51-21, in the first round of the PIAA Duals on Thursday afternoon at the Giant Center. With the win, the District 5 champion Lions ...

Central tops Bellwood

MARTINSBURG — Central fell behind 18-0 but came back to beat Bellwood-Antis, 48-36, in high school wrestling on Thursday. Alex Bowman, Ian Crouch, Brandon Holsinger, Logan Marko and Michael Fowkes earned falls for the Scarlet Dragons, who also won three matches by forfeit. Bellwood ...

PC girls continue big year

EBENSBURG — Penn Cambria is in the midst of its finest girls basketball season in more than two decades. The Lady Panthers’ 55-46 victory against Bishop Carroll in a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Section I game at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School on Wednesday night is the latest ...

Bauer’s big game helps CC to win

Central Cambria’s Jenna Bauer came to play Wednesday night. The senior forward recorded a double-double and helped fuel a momentum-swinging third-quarter rally that propelled the Lady Red Devils to a 67-52 Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference road victory over Bishop Guilfoyle at the ...

Page hits milestone in loss

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State scored the game’s final six points to hand the Penn State women’s basketball team a tough 78-73 defeat in a back-and-forth Big Ten battle Wednesday night. Senior Teniya Page led the Lady Lions with 22 points and seven assists. In the process, she became the ...

Hoops du Jour 2-7

PSU men at Ohio State Tipoff: 7 p.m., Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio Records: Penn State (8-14); Ohio State (14-7) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 121-135 in his eighth season at Penn State and 163-163 overall. Chris Holtmann is 39-16 in his second season at Ohio State and 153-101 ...

College signing: Alex Schmoke: Saint Francis

Name: Alex Schmoke High school: Bellwood-Antis Hometown: Tyrone Sport: Football Position: Kicker/punter College choice: Saint Francis University Other colleges considered: Shippensburg, Millersville, Monmouth, Rutgers, Temple Why I picked Saint Francis: “It was best for me ...

College signing: Tanner Wyland: Saint Francis

Name: Tanner J Wyland High school: Bellwood-Antis Hometown: Altoona Sport: Football Position: Tight end College choice: Saint Francis University Other colleges considered: Saint Vincent, Juniata, Slippery Rock, West Virginia Why I picked Saint Francis: “I picked SFU because I ...