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Forest Hills knocks off BG girls

Special to the Mirror SIDMAN — The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic girls were looking to secure their fourth LHAC Section 1 title in the last five years. But the Lady Marauders had to do it on the road in front of a capacity crowd at Forest Hills, where the Lady Rangers have won 18 straight home ...

Male Athlete of Week: Holsinger leading by example for CC

Name: Matt Holsinger School: Central Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Holsinger delivered 13 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks in a 67-60 victory over Bishop Carroll and had 23 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks in an 84-49 win over ...

Female Athlete of Week: Freshman Whysong cool under pressure

Name: Alexis Whysong School: Altoona Area Age: 13 Grade: Freshman Sport: Gymnastics Athlete of the week achievement: Whysong won the all-around and also placed first in the vault and the beam, and was second on the bars and floor while leading Altoona to the team title in ...

Three from area earn top seeds

A day ahead of schedule, District 6 has unveiled this year’s much-expanded basketball playoff schedule for classes 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A. The brackets in classes 6A and 5A should be out on Thursday morning. As expected, the Altoona Mirror had three top-seeded schools in the smaller-school ...

Johnston reaches milestone in win

MARTINSBURG — The crowd inside Central’s gymnasium Monday night certainly didn’t boo when players other than Hannah Johnston scored, but the cheers were certainly a few decibels louder when she did make a basket. Johnston’s teammates counted each of her points on the bench and hung ...

UConn women’s streak reaches century mark

STORRS, Conn. — Add 100 consecutive wins to the UConn Huskies’ long list of milestones. Given the team’s glitzier numbers linked to national championships, 11 titles and counting, it may seem ho-hum with no added significance. Geno Auriemma’s squad already owns the longest winning ...

SFU women fall at home

LORETTO — Ace Harrison’s career day was not enough as Wagner placed four players in double figures and shot 53 percent for the game in handing Saint Francis its second straight loss, 87-71, on Monday night at DeGol Arena. Harrison scored 25 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and had eight steals ...

College basketball preview capsules

PSU at Nebraska men Tipoff: 8 p.m. Pinnacle Bank Arena Records: Penn State (14-12, 6-7 Big Ten); Nebraska (10-14, 4-8) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 86-103 in his sixth season at Penn State and 128-131 in eight seasons overall. Tim Miles is 73-81 in his fifth season at Nebraska and 356-301 ...

Murawski, Mo Valley cruise

HOUTZDALE — Jake Murawski scored 32 points, and Connor Holobinko added 24 points as Moshannon Valley crushed Curwensville, 68-42, on Monday night in high school boys basketball action to wrap up an undefeated season in the Moshannon Valley League. CURWENSVILLE (42): Barrett 4 2-2 12, Terry ...

Red Devils hold on to defeat Penn Cambria

CRESSON — With time ticking down in the fourth quarter, Penn Cambria missed an open 3-point shot that would have tied the game. But after a jump ball returned possession to the Lady Panthers, Central Cambria did not let them get another shot off. McKenna Hayward came up with a ...

Scarlet lettermen: Experience important for Central boys

The Central High School boys basketball team has benefited from a lot of experience this season — year-round experience. The Scarlet Dragons start four seniors who were returning starters from last year’s 12-11 team, and all the Central players participate in basketball 12 months of the ...

Official seedings will be out Tuesday

CRESSON — The point-building phase is done for most of the teams, and District 6 board members met on Saturday morning at the Penn Cambria School District Administrative Offices to go through the work of putting together this year’s playoff schedule. While it won’t be released ...

Mirror games to watch

BOYS MONDAY Johnstown at Altoona Mountain Lions try to avenge tough loss to Trojans in Johnstown earlier this season Williamsburg at Central Cambria Rare Inter-County Conference vs. LHAC regular-season clash. TUESDAY McConnellsburg at Everett Surging Warriors try to upend ICC ...

Davis brothers make history at Seton Hill

Noah Davis was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West men’s basketball player of the week for his efforts on the Seton Hill college basketball team. Meanwhile, his brother Nathan was named the PSAC West’s Freshman of the Week. It is the second time the Bellwood-Antis ...

Mirror’s fab five

BOYS District 5-6-8-9-10 Class 6A/5A/4A Team Record LW 1. State College 17-4 1 2. McDowell 13-8 2 3. Allderdice 13-8 3 4. Hollidaysburg 13-6 5 5. Obama 12-7 NR District 5-6 Class 3A Team Record LW 1. Richland 17-4 2 2. Juniata 17-4 1 3. Ligonier Valley 17-5 4 4. ...

Mount important to Brackens

CRESSON — Ebensburg natives Katie and Josh Bracken both fell in love with Mount Aloysius College and Mountie athletics, but their individual paths there started in very different places. Both standout student-athletes, Josh graduated last year after a great baseball career. His sister, ...

Altoona topples 6A team

LEWISTOWN — In what could be a preview of the District 6 Class 6A girls basketball final, Mifflin County and Altoona squared off Saturday evening in a battle between the top two seeds in the district. The currently second-seeded Lady Lions grabbed the momentum early with a 20-9 ...

Lions get over hump at Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Champaign hasn’t always been the kindest road location for Penn State, but that changed Saturday with the Nittany Lions’ 83-70 win over Illinois. It was Penn State’s first win in Champaign since the 2008-09 season. Payton Banks tied his career-high with 24 points ...

Young helps Panthers cool off Orange

PITTSBURGH — Michael Young spent his first three seasons at Pittsburgh firmly planted in the post, his back to the basket and the defender at his mercy. It made for a seemingly never-ending string of double-doubles but did little to boost his prospects as a professional. So Young spent the ...