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Penn State Altoona’s Stevens wins Player of the Year honor

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Penn State Altoona women’s tennis freshman Jessica Stevens, an Altoona graduate, was voted the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year, and Lady Lions coach Doug Simmons was named the AMCC’s Co-Coach of the Year when ...

Mtn. Lions cede title

LORETTO — There was no repeat district soccer championship for the Altoona Mountain Lions. State College returned to the District 6 Class 4A soccer throne with a 5-1 win over Altoona on Monday night at Saint Francis University’s DeGol Field. Altoona upset State, 1-0, last season at Bald ...

Lady Lions don’t dethrone SC

LORETTO — The Altoona Area High School girls soccer team won a program-high 13 games this year to earn the No. 1 seed in the district playoffs for the first time ever, but to win a district crown, the team would have to do something that it hasn’t done since 2007 — knock off State ...

Female Athlete of the Week: Brown not shy about scoring goals

Name: Jenna Brown School: Bedford Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Brown scored eight goals and assisted on three others in a 15-1 thrashing of Forest Hills in the District 5-6 Class 2A semifinals. Season update: Brown has 35 goals and ...

Patient Lady Bisons strike in second half

JOHNSTOWN — Jenna Brown’s second-half goal in the 74th minute lifted undefeated Bedford to a hard-earned 2-0 victory against Huntingdon in a District 5-6 Class 2A girls semifinal playoff match at Richland High School on Monday night. The winner will play Somerset for the district ...

Male Athlete of the Week: Devils’ Wolfe hungry for success

Name: Shawn Wolfe School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Wolfe rushed for 92 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries, threw for 88 yards and one touchdown and intercepted a pass in Bellwood’s 42-20 comeback win over ...

Bearcats beaten by Hilltoppers

JOHNSTOWN — Jacob Adams scored three goals to lead Westmont Hilltop to a 3-0 victory against Huntingdon in a District 6 Class 2A semifinal playoff match at Richland High School on Monday night. Adams, who will continue his soccer career at Marshall University, played a strong all-around ...

PSU leaning on vets, talented youngsters

STATE COLLEGE — Pat Chambers has spent enough time at Beaver Stadium to know the excitement building around his basketball program is measurable in ways it once wasn’t. Fan reactions to his recorded scoreboard promos have been noticeably louder and more people are approaching the Nittany ...

Pitt starting from scratch under Capel

PITTSBURGH — Jeff Capel considered the quick fix, one that would provide Pittsburgh with at least a temporary sense of relief following its freefall to the bottom of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Shortly after being hired to resuscitate the floundering program in April after two nightmarish ...

Seace providing size, skill for top-seeded Lions

Standing 6-foot-5 and weighing in at 274 pounds, Chestnut Ridge senior two-way tackle Dalton Seace is an imposing figure on the football field due to his sheer size alone. But Ridge coach Max Shoemaker is quick to point out that Seace, who is a three-year starter at defensive tackle, is so ...

CC wins both Class 2A team crowns

REEDSVILLE — It was business as usual for Central Cambria coach Randy Wilson and his teams at the District 6 Cross Country Championships on a wet, windy and cold Saturday at the Indian Valley Middle School. The Red Devils captured the girls and boys Class 2A team titles in a dominant ...

Fenimore leads Flash

From Mirror, wire reports MOON TOWNWSHIP — Bear Fenimore threw two touchdown passes for the seventh-straight game and the Saint Francis defense held Robert Morris 200 yards below their average in a 20-7 road win on Saturday in Northeast Conference football action at Joe Walton ...

Bobcats capture national tourney title

XENIA, Ohio — Keeper Landon Barnes had two saves and a shutout as Blair County Christian defeated Genoa Christian, 3-0, to claim the National Christian School Athletic Association Division III soccer championship on Saturday. “It’s always great to go out on top with a win, and when you ...

Tigers overwhelm Central

ROARING SPRING — Hollidaysburg quarterback Brady Walters needed 108 yards from scrimmage Friday night against Central to become the school’s all-time leader in that category. Not only did he do that, but he also contributed to all six touchdowns in the Golden Tigers’ 42-0 regular-season ...

BG earns bye for 1st round

JOHNSTOWN — After suffering an uncharacteristic two-game losing streak earlier this month, the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders will head into the bye week of the District 6 Class 1A playoffs on a positive note after defeating Bishop McCort, 28-13, Friday night at Johnstown’s Sargent’s Stadium. ...

Mtn. Lions finish 3-7

Altoona got off to a quick start Friday night, turning a big play on defense into a field goal for an early lead, but Harrisburg was the one making all the big plays after that. The Cougars put the finishing touches on a Mid-Penn Commonwealth Division championship with a 52-3 win over Altoona ...

Bearcats claim final Class 3A playoff spot

TYRONE — The Huntingdon Bearcats are playoff bound. The Bearcats met the Tyrone Golden Eagles on Friday at Gray-Vets Memorial Field in a Mountain Conference season finale that had the fourth and final spot in the District 6 Class 3A tournament at stake. On a dreary night that featured ...

Eight turnovers doom Carroll

CLEARFIELD — Clearfield’s Taye Lynch intercepted Bishop Carroll quarterback Jake Zazvrskey on the first play from scrimmage in Friday night’s regular season finale at the Bison Sports Complex. It was a sign of things to come. The Bison picked off Zazvrskey three times, forced five ...

Devils overcome early deficit in fine fashion

THREE SPRINGS — Bellwood-Antis found itself down 20-7 in the first quarter at Southern Huntingdon Friday, but the team handled the adversity. The Blue Devils put a stop to the deep passes and Shawn Wolfe led the comeback in a 42-20 win on the Rockets’ senior night. Wolfe ran for 92 ...

Pirates end up without win

WILLIAMSBURG — For Williamsburg football coach Bob Hearn, it isn’t just about wins and losses. The Blue Pirates didn’t have any wins this season, losing all 10 games. “It would have been nice to win a game but it isn’t about wins and losses,” Hearn said after his Blue Pirates ...