Local Sports

Neff reaches milestone

FLINTON — Curtis Neff tossed in 16 points, including the 1,000th point of his career, as Moshannon Valley routed Glendale, 69-28, in an Inter-County Conference North Division and Moshannon Valley League win in high school boys basketball action Thursday. Neff, who needed 13 points to reach ...

Yeckley, Altoona roll

STATE COLLEGE — Cole Yeckley netted four goals and added an assist for Altoona in its 8-1 rout of State College on Thursday at the Pegula Ice Arena in high school varsity ice hockey action. Sam Wyland, Owen Kravetz, Butch Baker and Cameron Yeckley each added a goal for Altoona, and ...

Huntingdon cruises to win

HUNTINGDON — Huntingdon improved to 3-6 with a 44-18 rout of Central Mountain in high school girls basketball action on Thursday. Emily Kurtz and Maddie Gearhart each scored eight points for the Lady Bearcats, and Emily Kyle scored seven. CENTRAL MOUNTAIN (18): McCaleb 0 0-0 0, Wetzel 0 ...

Lions, Tigers drop local foes

PATTON — The Altoona Area High School boys swim team improved to 6-0 on the season with a 103-46 victory over host Cambria Heights. Dylan Kratzer (200 freestyle, 500 freestyle), Brady McCarthy (50 freestyle, 100 backstroke), and Nate Lawhead (100 freestyle, 100 backstroke) were each ...

Scarlet Dragons hold off visiting Titans by 4

MARTINSBURG — In an emotional game, the Central boys basketball team found its poise in time to halt a spirited Tussey Mountain comeback and hold on for a 59-55 win on Wednesday night. Kyle Dodson scored on back-to-back possessions in the final minutes to give the Dragons a five-point ...

Pirates’ balance takes down C-K

Black Knights remain perfect;    Warriors best rival CLAYSBURG — Williamsburg placed three players in double figures, led by Rashadd Knorr’s 18 points, and coasted to an 64-38 Inter-County Conference North Division win over Claysburg-Kimmel. Nick Michelone added 14 points and Aden ...

Carroll’s Gongloff reaches milestone

EBENSBURG — Kaitlyn Haigh led the way with 13 points, and Kate Yahner added 11 more to help hand Bishop Carroll coach Bob Gongloff his 400th career victory with a 58-28 Laurel Highlands Conference intersectional win in high school girls basketball on Wednesday night. Gongloff is 400-142 in ...

Day leads Lion Maroon

Marcus Day scored a game-high 13 points to lead Altoona Maroon to a 54-35, freshmen boys basketball victory over State College Mount Nittany on Wednesday. K.J. Futrell added 11 points for Altoona Maroon, while Jack Hurley’s 12 points led Mount Nittany. MOUNT NITTANY (35): Green 4, Edwards ...

DuBois defeats Northern Cambria

NORTHERN CAMBRIA — Three DuBois competitors shot better than 270 as the Beavers took a 1,359-1,201 win at Northern Cambria in high school rifle on Wednesday. Joel Ludwig was high scorer for the Colts with 259. DuBois’ Rachel Sprague had the best score of the event with 277. DUBOIS ...

Hoops du jour

PSU men at Michigan Tipoff: 8:30 p.m., Crisler Center Records: Penn State (9-6, 1-1 Big Ten); Michigan (10-4, 0-1 Big Ten) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 81-96 in his sixth season at Penn State and 123-124 in eight seasons overall. John Beilein is 199-127 in his tenth season at Michigan and ...

MV holds off improving Everett

HOUTZDALE — Sparked by freshman 132-pounder Lane Younker’s surprising pin, an undermanned Everett battled Moshannon Valley to the final bout, with the Black Knights holding a six-point lead and some in the crowd at Monte Close Gymnasium figuring out tiebreaker criteria. But Mo Valley ...

Cox’s pin sends Tussey over C-K

SAXTON — Noah Cox’s pin at 120 in the final bout of the night lifted Claysburg-Kimmel past Tussey Mountain, 34-33, in high school wrestling on Tuesday. Along with Cox, Blayde Shawley, Cole Lingenfelter, Dalton Corle and Hunter Dively won by fall for Claysburg-Kimmel. Brennen Jones had a ...

Altoona hockey triumphs

JOHNSTOWN — Butch Baker, Nate Della and Cameron Yeckley scored goals, and Remington Cumming stopped 16 of 18 shots as Altoona improved to 10-0-1 by knocking off previously unbeaten Johnstown, 3-2, in high school ice hockey on Tuesday night. Frosh Devils prevail BELLWOOD — Zach Mallon ...

Braxton, Blackmon power Red Flash

The Associated Press FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Keith Braxton had 27 points and 13 rebounds, Isaiah Blackmon added 22 points and 10 rebounds, and St. Francis (Pa.) beat Sacred Heart 87-67 on Saturday. Georgios Angelou added a career-high 16 points for the Red Flash (4-9, 1-1 Northeast ...

Penn State, BG football titles stand as top stories of 2016

One area football program continued its glorious run in 2016. Another enjoyed a return to glory. The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Marauders won their third consecutive PIAA championship, capturing the Class 1A state title with a 17-0 win over WPIAL power Clairton at Hersheypark ...

2016 month-by-month area sports timeline

JANUARY n Penn State loses to Georgia in the TaxSlayer Bowl. After the game, QB Christian Hackenberg announces he will leave early for the NFL Draft. n On the last day of the regular season, the Steelers qualify for the playoffs with a win over the Browns and a loss by the Jets to the ...

PSU women beaten by Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — After its lowest scoring quarter of the season in the opening frame, it was an uphill battle for the Penn State women’s basketball program on Saturday at Rutgers, as the Lady Lions dropped a 61-45 decision to the Scarlet Knights inside the Rutgers Athletic ...

Lauren Betar: Franciscan volleyball

Name: Lauren Betar High school: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Hometown: Altoona Sport: Volleyball Position: Libero College choice: Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio Other colleges considered: La Roche, Saint Francis Why I picked Franciscan: “I picked Franciscan because of ...

Leamer leads Lady Eagles

HUNTINGDON — Bellwood-Antis High School graduate Katy Leamer scored 20 points to lead the Juniata College women’s basketball team to the championship of the Juniata College Holiday Tournament with a 71-68 win over DeSales on Friday. Juniata handed the DeSales Bulldogs their second loss. ...

USA Today recognizes Central’s Hoenstine

The honors continue to roll in for Central’s Alex Hoenstine and Bishop Guilfoyle’s Luke Frederick. Hoenstine, the Pennsylvania Sports Writers Class 3A player of the year and a four-position Mountain League all-star, has been named to the USA Today’s all-state first team as a defensive ...