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SFU men add five incoming players

LORETTO — The Saint Francis University men’s basketball team added five more pieces to its roster for the 2017-18 season. The Flash return four starters and six of their top eight scorers from the 2016-17 team that appeared in the Northeast Conference championship game. Also returning is ...

BG spikers improve to 10-4

DuBOIS — Bishop Guilfoyle defeated DuBois, 25-14, 25-17, 25-18, in high school boys volleyball action on Wednesday to improve to 10-4. The Marauders got 33 assists and eight service points from Vincent Good, while teammate Charles Patterson added 17 kills and six service points. Adam ...

Gracious Watson credits many for D-I scholarship

By Jim Lane For the Mirror Altoona Area High School track and field standout Daiquain Watson is headed to Youngstown State University on a Division I athletic scholarship and he owes a lot of thanks to coach Mike Adams and former teammate Eli Mencer. Watson was one of nine AAHS ...

Martinazzi, Stoy shine at LHAC event

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com LORETTO — Alyssa Martinazzi and Kam Stoy don’t have to show much of anything to anyone anymore, but they both arrived at Tuesday’s Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships with something to prove to themselves. Both ...

Altoona outlasts Guilfoyle

The Altoona Area High School boys volleyball team improved to 8-4 Tuesday night thanks to a 25-22, 21-25, 25-18, 25-27, 15-13 win over rival Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic at the AAHS Fieldhouse. The Mountain Lions got 33 kills, nine digs and four blocks from Phil Swartz to go with seven kills, 11 ...

Penn Cambria adds another ‘W’

CRESSON — Elizabeth Kleman drove in three runs to help Penn Cambria to a 5-3 win over Central Cambria in high school softball action on Tuesday. Mary Sral earned the win for Penn Cambria (18-2), striking out six while holding Central Cambria to just the three runs in the fourth inning. Lexi ...

Bellwood-Antis moves to 13-4

CLAYSBURG — Bellwood-Antis scored nine runs in the top of the first inning and knocked off Claysburg-Kimmel, 11-1, to improve to 13-4 in high school baseball action on Tuesday. Nevin Wood fired a three-hitter for the Blue Devils. Sawyer Kline and Travis Luensmann each had two hits and two ...

Tigers’ track teams sweep

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area High School boys track and field team defeated Saint Joseph’s Academy, 111-34, on Tuesday. Double-winner Kyle Lindsey claimed first place in the long jump (21-4) and set a school record in the high jump (6-7) that was previously held by Andrew ...

college signings

Katelyn Parisi: Mount Aloysius basketball Name: Katelyn Parisi High school: Hollidaysburg Area Hometown: Hollidaysburg Sport: Basketball Position: Guard College choice: Mount Aloysius Other colleges considered: Penn State Altoona Why I picked Mount Aloysius: “They have a ...

Blair United rugby team prevails

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair United high school rugby football team, in its inaugural season, earned a 24-10 win over the Moon Area Tigers at Tiger Stadium on Sunday. The United team, with just four upperclassmen starters, began aggressively with multiple phase play, dominating the ball with ...

Huntingdon netters win

HUNTINGDON — Huntingdon wrapped up its season with a 5-2 victory over Clearfield in high school tennis on Tuesday. Bruce Perow, Sorgen Borgardt, Peter Kruse and Pierce Hunter-Kysor won in singles, and Joe Hark and Borgardt won in doubles. SINGLES: 1, Perow, H, def. Starr, 6-1, 6-0; 2, ...

Hampton leading Bedford

Name: Jess Hampton School: Bedford Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Tennis Athlete of the week achievement: Hampton won three matches on Tuesday to claim the District 6 Class 2A singles title. He then won No. 1 singles matches on Wednesday vs. HOPE for Hyndman and Thursday vs. Somerset as ...

Peck comes up big for P-O

Name: Maggie Peck School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Peck homered for the only run in a 1-0 win against DuBois on Tuesday. Peck hit another home run in Thursday’s 19-9 victory against previously-once-beaten Central, ...

Central wraps up another Mountain League title

MARTINSBURG — Winning pitcher Jarrett Imler remained unbeaten at 7-0 by striking out five and walking just one in helping Central clinch the Mountain League title with a 5-1 victory over Bellefonte. Alex Hoenstine, Hunter Liebal and Michael Speck came through with two hits as the Scarlet ...

Fasolo’s big game lifts Altoona to win over Huntingdon

Lindsey Fasolo registered three hits and drove in four runs to lead Altoona past Huntingdon, 6-1, at Logan Elementary in high school softball Monday afternoon. Alyson Adams tallied two hits, while winning pitcher Alexa Young had an RBI and struck eight for the Lady Lions. SCORE BY ...

Beidle, Bonn top teammates to capture D5

BEDFORD — Caleb Beidle and Willie Bonn defeated Bedford teammates Luke Dague and Zach Kachman, 6-1, 6-3, in the finals of the District 5 doubles tennis championships. Beidle and Bonn topped Windber’s Nathan Bailey and Andrew Walsh in the semifinals and Somerset’s Logan Peters and Adam ...

Locals taste victory

The West beat the East, 17-14, in the annual Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association East West All-Star Game Sunday afternoon at Mansion Park, and the area played a big role in the victory. Kevin Steele of Bedford was the head coach for the victorious West squad that included Bishop ...

PSU Altoona splits openers

The No. 4 Penn State Altoona baseball team started its best-of-three series with No. 5 Pitt-Bradford on Sunday in the first round of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament, and the Lions lost game one, 18-3, before bouncing back for a 12-8 victory in game two at Juniata Civics ...

Mirror track honor roll

BOYS 100 dash: Howe, Ho, 10.95; Chadbourn, BG, 10.97; Weaver, T, 11.16; Germaux, TM, 11.22; Dull, CR, 11.24; Sankey, BG, 11.24 200 dash: Germaux, TM, 22.77; Sankey, BG, 22.95; Chadbourn, BG, 23.09; Mitchell, T, 23.20; Lawhead, A, 23.23 400 dash: Bopp, CC, 51.45; VonColln, A, 51.79; ...

Youth baseball roundup

Altoona Independent ALTOONA INDEPENDENT YOUTH BASEBALL LEAGUE MAJOR LEAGUE W-L Sheetz 6-1 ERA Sports 5-2 Makdad 5-3 Sylvan Veterinary 4-3 Fiore True Value 3-5 Cumming Motors 1-5 Thompson Pharmacy 1-6 RESULTS Sylvan Veterinary 9, Thompson 3: HR—Sell (SV). Multiple ...