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Claar, Hartman key for C-K

HOUTZDALE — Emily Claar scored 24 points and Megan Hartman added 18 as Claysburg-Kimmel made eight 3-pointers in a 66-59 victory over Moshannon Valley in high school girls basketball Saturday. Chloe Blake scored 17 points, and Emma Kitko added 14 points for the Damsels. MOSHANNON VALLEY ...

Altoona picks up three victories at Clearfield event

CLEARFIELD — The Altoona and Glendale wrestling teams both competed at the Clearfield Bison Duals on Saturday where the Mountain Lions went 3-2 while the Vikings finished up at 2-2 in high school action. Altoona beat Benton (47-28), Bradford (60-16) and James M. Coughlin (46-31) while ...

College signings

Shannon Detwiler: Penn Tech softball Name: Shannon Detwiler High school: Central Hometown: Martinsburg Sport: Softball Position: Outfield College choice: Penn Tech Other colleges considered: Mount Aloysius Why I picked Penn Tech: “It’s a nice school. I ...

Lady Lions capture another title

ST MARYS — For the sixth year in a row, the Altoona Area High School gymnastics team captured a league championship. On Saturday at St. Marys High School, the Lady Lions won the Central Pennsylvania Gymnastics League title, finishing with 138.43 points to St. Marys, which placed second at ...

Hoops du Jour

Michigan at PSU women Tipoff: 2 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State (10-12, 3-8 Big Ten); Michigan (15-9, 6-6 Big Ten) Coaches: Coquese Washington holds a record of 207-163 in her 12th season at Penn State. Kim Barnes Arico is in her seventh season at Michigan. She has been ...

Second-half surge not enough for Pitt

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — North Carolina State opted for modified shootaround late Friday night after arriving in Pittsburgh. No plays. Just shots. Lots and lots of shots, not the worst idea in the world less than a week removed from a record-setting loss to ...

Five-game win streak puts Saint Francis in first

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com LORETTO — Saint Francis is exactly where it wants to be in the Northeast Conference standings — in first place and in control of its own destiny riding a five-game winning streak. The Red Flash jumped out to a big lead, hit the snooze button for ...

Late run sparks Flash women

By Nate Ritchey nritchey@altoonamirror.com LORETTO — At 5:17 of the third quarter, Central Connecticut State held a one-point lead — it was the last time it would be ahead. At that point, the game had seven lead changes and four ties but things soon changed in Saint Francis’ favor ...

22 & whoa! Bearcats finish up regular season perfect

HUNTINGDON — The Huntingdon Area High School boys basketball team completed a perfect 22-0 regular season with a 75-51 Mountain League victory over Bald Eagle Area Friday night at the Huntingdon Area High School gymnasium. But the foundation and groundwork for the success of this year’s ...

Lady Lions get special victory

A somewhat confused Olivia Hudson was instructed by Altoona coach Miriam Colledge to set the ball on the baseline for an unforced turnover with nine seconds to go in Friday night’s game against visiting Cumberland Valley. Hudson quickly figured out the reason, and ran toward the Altoona ...

Wounded Lions still win big

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A record Ohio State crowd of 13,276 filled St. John Arena on Friday expecting their Buckeyes to snap No. 1 Penn State’s 55-match winning streak. The Nittany Lions had other plans. No. 1 Penn State won seven of 10 bouts, even without the services of two starters, as they ...

Lions knocked into consys at Hershey

HERSHEY – Chestnut Ridge came up three points short of reaching the PIAA Class 2A Duals finals for the second year in a row And it was Southern Columbia stopping them again. After a feisty start by Ridge, the Tigers, ranked second by PA Power Wrestling, recorded four pins in the last ...

Kitt sparks Central in victory over Tyrone

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror TYRONE — After Central scored just 12 points in the first half against Tyrone Friday, Braden Kitt kick-started the Scarlet Dragons offense with 17 of his game-high 20 points in the second half, but it was his play on defense late in the game that nailed down ...

Central coach hits milestone at duals event

MARION CENTER — The Central wrestling team went 4-0 on Friday night at the Marion Center Duals, which gave head coach Dave Marko his 300th victory of his career in high school action. One of Central’s wins was 45-33 over Claysburg-Kimmel. The Dragons also beat Portage, 66-12. They also ...

Charles’ big game helps Altoona beat Cumberland Valley

HARRISBURG — P.J. Charles led the way with 17 points and 15 rebounds as Altoona knocked off Cumberland Valley, 47-42, in Mid-Penn action Friday in high school boys basketball. The Mountain Lions got 13 points and eight rebounds from K.J. Futrell. ALTOONA (47): Futrell 4 4-4 13, Pierce 1 0-0 ...

Second-half struggles continue for Lady Marauders

By Sean Wechtenhiser For the Mirror SIDMAN — For the second time this season, the Bishop Guilfoyle girls basketball team played a close first half with Forest Hills. Unfortunately for the Lady Marauders, for the second time this season they saw the Rangers pull away in the second half for ...

Shaw, Ramsey power Eagles

MARTINSBURG — Sydney Shaw and Stephanie Ramsey combined for 10 3-pointers in a 45-27 win over Central Friday night in high school girls basketball action. Shaw led with 21 points while Ramsey followed with 19 as Tyrone improved to 15-5 overall. Kylie Metzger scored 11 for the Lady ...

Easier ‘W’ this time for B-A

BELLWOOD — Earlier in the season, the Bellwood-Antis girls basketball team had to rally from 12 points down in the fourth quarter to squeeze out a two-point win over Claysburg-Kimmel. There was no need for a late rally Thursday night. Bellwood built a 14-point halftime lead over Claysburg ...

Maxwell shines for Everett

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com SAXTON — When Everett and Tussey Mountain had all their starters on the court Thursday night, the game was pretty even. The difference? Lady Warriors junior Kaitlyn Maxwell. “Maxwell is the best player in the league, hands down,” Tussey ...

Panthers turning to Whipple to revitalize passing attack

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi’s biggest coup during the offseason might not be the any of the players who signed letters of intent to join the reigning ACC Coastal Division champions, but a 61-year-old passing game guru with a ...