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CC girls golf team 5th at states

YORK — The Central Cambria high school girls golf team finished fifth in the state at the Class 2A PIAA Championships on Wednesday at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort. Jaylee Sikora, Megan Stevens and Ally Simmers combined to post a score of 285. Greensburg Central Catholic won the state ...

BG spikers sweep Purchase Line

Bishop Guilfoyle’s high school volleyball celebrated senior night with a sweep of Purchase Line, 25-15, 25-16, 25-15, at the Pleasant Valley Gymnasium on Wednesday. BG finished the regular season with a 14-5 record. Seniors Gabby Krug had 18 points and 44 assists. Pam Lund had 13 kills ...

Lady Devils look to reclaim top spot

The Central Cambria High School girls cross country team has set a high standard over the last two decades. The Lady Devils have won District 6 titles in 15 of the last 18 seasons with Randy Wilson as head coach. Ironically, though, they were edged out in last year’s District 6 Class 2A meet ...

Zimmerman, Sherlock lead NBC boys to title

By Nate Ritchey nritchey@altoonamirror.com BEDFORD — In just its second year of existence as a program, Northern Bedford has already made a name for itself as a contending team in any meet. The team certainly benefits from having Ian Zimmerman lead the way and Ian Sherlock not far ...

Pershing makes Northern Cambria history at states

From Mirror reports YORK — Northern Cambria’s Tanner Pershing recovered from his only double bogey of the day and made par on his final five holes to earn the first medal from a male player in school history at the Class 2A PIAA high school golf championships. “It feels great to come ...

CC hands rival BC first loss of season

EBENSBURG — Central Cambria handed Bishop Carroll its first loss of the season Tuesday night, thanks to a 25-22, 30-28, 16-25, 21-25, 15-12 victory over the Lady Huskies in high school girls volleyball action. Emily Muffie led the winners (16-2) with 12 service points and 21 digs to go with ...

McElhenny’s strong showing leads Heights

MORRISDALE — Quinn McElhenny produced a time of 19:45 to win the girls race as the Lady Highlanders topped West Branch, 15-50, Tuesday afternoon in high school cross country action. The Lady Highlanders improved to 13-5. Jayden Kucas was the top performer for the Lady Warriors, turning in ...

McGhee sets record

LORETTO — Saint Francis junior women’s soccer player Alyssa McGhee recently scored her fourth game-winning goal of the season, and her second overtime goal since the start of Northeast Conference play, as the Red Flash beat Farleigh Dickinson, 2-1. McGhee is a Bishop Guilfoyle graduate. ...

Lady Tigers look for positives in season-ending loss

By Jim Lane For the Mirror It was a bittersweet ending for the Hollidaysburg Area High School girls tennis team. After an outstanding season that included a fourth straight District 6 Class AAA team championship, the Lady Tigers hosted WPIAL power Shady Side Academy in a PIAA Class 3A ...

Two tied for 12th at state event

From Mirror reports YORK — Tyrone’s Andrew Ferguson and Northern Cambria’s Tanner Pershing are tied for 12th place in the 36-man Class 2A PIAA high school golf championships after one round of play. The top 10 finishers receive medals. Ferguson and Pershing both shot an 8-over par ...

Steelers suddenly atop topsy-turvy AFC North race

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree spent a rare fall weekend off watching the rest of the AFC North falter, one by one. First, the Browns lost in overtime in Tampa. Then Baltimore fell at home to New Orleans when Justin Tucker missed the first extra point of his ...

Erratic Pitt still in contention in ACC Coastal

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi doesn’t spend a lot of time focusing on the big picture. He prefers to stay attuned to the little one. It’s why he tries to divide each season into 12 separate but equal tests, one no more important than another. Yet Narduzzi also understands ...

Eagles now in search of new identity after 3-4 start

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles have an identity crisis. After winning the first Super Bowl in franchise history, coaches and players repeatedly stressed throughout the offseason and training camp this is a different team and a new year. They were no longer underdogs wearing dog ...

McClain, Kohler shine at event

Hollidaysburg and Tyrone runners were the top finishers on Monday at the annual Blair/Huntingdon Cross Country Meet once again hosted by Altoona Area High School at Logan Elementary School in Altoona. On the girls side, Hollidaysburg senior Sierra McClain finished first among 61 other runners ...

Spikes’ Dambach leaving the minors

Jason Dambach started his professional baseball career as a Curve broadcaster in 1999 and has gone on to enjoy one of the most successful careers of any former Curve front office member. Dambach is now getting out of the minor league baseball business, stepping away from his roles as ...

Area man captures power lifting championship

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com Matt Wilk captured the overall championship in the Revolution Power Lifting Syndicate Supreme Iron Warrior World Event on Sept. 15 in Newark, N.J. Wilk achieved personal bests in the squat (750 pounds), deadlift (700 pounds), and bench press ...

Family legacy: Fergusons hope youngest brother caps amazing run

For more than a decade, the Ferguson name has generally been at the top of most high school golf leaderboards across the area. Whether it was Jimmy, Gregory or Andrew, Tyrone coach Greg Ferguson has regularly had the best and most respected player on the course since 2007 when his oldest son, ...

Red Flash’s heartbreaking season continues

LORETTO — When the Saint Francis University football team looks back on the 2018 season, the first thought will be what could have been. The Red Flash entered its game against Duquesne at 2-4. The four losses all by one score, three in the final seconds. Saint Francis led Duquesne by ...

BCC boys capture league title

BELLEFONTE — Davis Dull turned in an MVP performance to lead the Blair County Christian School boys soccer team to its league championship. Dull scored three goals as Blair County Christian won the championship game of the Allegheny Christian Athletic Association boys tournament with a 3-2 ...

Cecere, Forest Hills down Westmont

JOHNSTOWN — Adam Cecere ran for 188 yards and threw for 174 to lead Forest Hills to a 28-14 victory over host Westmont Hilltop in high school football action on Saturday. Cecere rushed for touchdown runs of 5, 9 and 12 yards and also threw a 22-yard touchdown pass. Forest Hills jumped out ...