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Red Flash pick up key road victory

BROOKLYN — The Saint Francis men’s basketball team gutted out its first road win of the season to beat the defending NEC Champion LIU Blackbirds 74-67 on Thursday night. Keith Braxton recorded his 30th career double-double and his sixth of the season with 16 points, 13 rebounds and four ...

Black Knights show more toughness in win over NB

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com HOUTZDALE — After his team gave up eight pins against Everett on Tuesday night, Moshannon Valley coach Thad Walstrom spent 20 minutes before Wednesday night’s practice talking about what went wrong. What was his message? “We need to get ...

Tigers pick up win No. 2 against Tyrone

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg wrestling team picked up its second dual-meet win of the season Thursday night, thanks to a 54-27 victory over Tyrone in high school action. The Golden Tigers (2-6) got pins from Campbell Walls (160), Mace McCready (195) and Sam Haines (285). Tyrone ...

Hollidaysburg graduate to speak at Mt. Aloysius

From Mirror reports Sam Lafferty, a Hollidaysburg Area High School graduate and current member of the Pittsburgh Penguins minor league affiliate Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, is the featured speaker at an upcoming event at Mount Aloysius College. Hooked on Hockey: Achieving Your Dreams ...

PC defense takes its toll on Heights

By Calem Illig For the Mirror CRESSON — Even with the numerous playmakers the Cambria Heights girls basketball team possesses, a lethal press by Penn Cambria was too much to overcome. Guided by senior guard Makalyn Clapper, who forefronted the press and led her team with 24 points, the ...

Winning streak over for Huskies

By Rick Weaver For The Mirror JOHNSTOWN — Bishop Carroll’s five-game winning streak came to a screeching halt on Wednesday night in a 78-60 loss to Johnstown in a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference basketball at “Doc” Stofko Gymnasium. The Huskies (7-3, 5-2 LHAC) led 7-4 before ...

Hoops du Jour

PSU at Nebraska men Tipoff: 9 p.m., Pinnacle Bank Arena Records: Penn State (7-8); Nebraska (11-4) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 120-129 in his eighth season at Penn State and 162-157 overall. Tim Miles is 108-101 in his seventh season at Nebraska and 391-321 overall. TV: ESPN2 (Jason ...

Beaten Bedford looking for team chemistry

BEDFORD — Forest Hills put Bedford in a hole early with crisp outside shooting and then ran past the Lady Bison in transition on its way to a 56-33 victory Wednesday that left Bedford coach Mark Dillow looking for answers. “We’re just not playing together as a team,” Dillow said. ...

Chestnut Ridge knocks off BG

NEW PARIS — Lydia Mock and Madelyn Hyde combined for 35 points to help Chestnut Ridge edge Bishop Guilfoyle, 52-51, in high school girls basketball on Wednesday night. Mock scored 19, Hyde had 16, and Isabella Wingard added 11 points. Teresa Haigh led BG with 13 points, Sophia Warner ...

PSU wrestler Nickal earns Big Ten honor

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Nittany Lion wrestler Bo Nickal has been named the Big Ten Wrestler of the Week for the week ending Jan. 6. Nickal earned Penn State’s second weekly honor of the 2018-19 season. Elsewhere: n Penn State Altoona women’s basketball’s sophomore guard/forward ...

Central tops Philipsburg

PHILIPSBURG — Hunter Klotz led a balanced attack with 15 points as Central defeated Philipsburg-Osceola, 53-46, in high school boys basketball on Wednesday. Braden Kitt added 12 points for the Dragons, who improved to 9-1. Noah Muthler added 11 points. The Mounties (3-7) got 25 points ...

Hollidaysburg sweeps Northern Cambria

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg boys and girls cruised to victories over Northern Cambria with the boys winning, 131-30, and the girls prevailing, 131-34, in high school swimming action on Wednesday. Conor McKeirnan won the 100-yard butterfly and 100 backstroke for the Golden Tigers, and ...

Marauders’ kicker picks up honor for third consecutive season

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic senior Kolton McGhee was selected as the first team punter on the MaxPreps Small School All-American team for the third consecutive year Wednesday. McGhee, a West Virginia commit, was one of just three players in ...

Bellwood on fire in blowout

BELLWOOD — The battle between the defending PIAA Class 2A girls basketball champions and last year’s PIAA Class 1A runner-up did not go as planned Tuesday. For either team, really. Bellwood-Antis star junior Alli Campbell produced a triple double with 26 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists ...

Cherry picks Tigers apart

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Altoona coach Doug West had a good feel for when to turn his best playmaker loose against Hollidaysburg on Monday night. With the Mountain Lions holding a four-point lead at the half, West put the ball in the hands of Nate Cherry and let him take over. Cherry poured in 16 ...

Rudel: Baron savors SFU days, coaching ride

TYRONE — Jim Baron made a trip back in time over the weekend. Some 32 years ago, Baron arrived at Saint Francis to coach the men’s basketball team. One of his friends then was Harry Sickler, longtime Tyrone pillar and passionate Notre Dame alumnus who got to know Baron when he was on ...

Mehno: Brown story not going away soon

PITTSBURGH — Are you sick of the whole Antonio Brown story? Have you OD’d on AB? Too bad, because it doesn’t look like it’s going to go away any time soon. The new NFL “year” doesn’t start for another nine weeks, so it’s not possible to trade him. Since a trade is still ...

Murray excels once again as Penguins rout Panthers

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray tries to keep it simple. Show up for work. Try to improve a little bit each day. Don’t get too high or too low. Yes, it’s boring. It’s also highly effective for a player who has regained his confidence and swagger just in time to ...

Bearcats take down Mtn. Lions

HUNTINGDON — The dual meet between Altoona and Huntingdon started at the best possible position for the Mountain Lions — at 106 pounds. Altoona’s talented lightweights figured to give the Lions a nice lead going into the last half of the lineup. That’s exactly what they did, winning ...

McMonagle’s 17 points more than enough for Lady Pirates

WILLIAMSBURG — Williamsburg edged Glendale, 43-39, thanks to 17 points from Alexi McMonagle in high school girls basketball on Tuesday. Olivia Reese scored 10 points for the Lady Vikings. GLENDALE (39: Campbell 2 2-2 9, Reese 3 1-2 10, Mulhollen 0 2-2 2, Smeal 0 0-0 3, Lumadue 3 2-5 8, ...