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Altoona dominates Millionaires

Now in his third year as head coach of the Altoona Mountain Lions, Nick Felus hasn’t had many nights to celebrate. He certainly hasn’t had many occasions to celebrate a mercy-rule victory. However, Friday was one of those rare times when Felus was able to feel good about a victory — a ...

Tyrone topples Dragons

ROARING SPRING — Tyrone coach Jason Wilson had seen a performance like he got from defensive back Damon Gripp Friday night at Central’s Roaring Spring Athletic Field before. That was until Gripp surpassed Wilson’s older brother Jerry’s performance in a 2000 District 6 Class 2A ...

Line clears path for Hollidaysburg

LEWISTOWN — Hollidaysburg quarterback Brady Walters combined for 327 yards of total offense to lead Hollidaysburg to a 39-28 defeat over a scrappy Mifflin County squad Friday night at Mitchell Field. Walters passed for 234 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 93 yards and a score as the ...

Blue Devils erupt in 2nd quarter for rout

BELLWOOD — For the first quarter, and part of the second quarter, Bellwood-Antis found itself in a tussle with Glendale on Friday in the second game of the high school football season for both clubs. However, a Shawn Wolfe 53-yard punt return for a touchdown opened up the floodgates for the ...

C-K’s Bilchak gets first victory

CLAYSBURG — There is no doubt that every coach remembers his first win, as different memories of the night will last in the mind for years to come. Count Claysburg-Kimmel’s Matt Bilchak among that group, and the memory for him is going to be extra special and a little peculiar at the same ...

Green Hornets close strong, rally past MU

ALEXANDRIA — Juniata Valley experimented with playing quarterback Quinn Zinobile at wingback and backup Caden Rupert at QB to start Friday night’s game against Mount Union. JV coach Bill Musser, though, ended the experiment in the final minutes of the second quarter, and Zinobile returned ...

Pickett ready for Panthers

PITTSBURGH — Kenny Pickett’s first college start set almost impossible expectations for his second. Everywhere except inside the Pittsburgh locker room. While coach Pat Narduzzi understands the hype surrounding the sophomore quarterback — last seen engineering an upset of then ...

Scholastic digest: Glass leads Tigers’ soccer victory

INDIANA — Grant Glass scored two goals and had two assists to lead Hollidaysburg to a 4-2 win over Punxsutawney in the Indiana Labor Day Tournament in high school boys soccer on Friday. The Golden Tigers will play DuBois for the championship today at 10 a.m. Jacob Roach had a goal and two ...

Friday night football scoreboard

BLAIR COUNTY Bellwood-Antis 47, Glendale 6 (final) Hollidaysburg 39, Mifflin County 28 (final) Tyrone 33, Central 13 (final) Claysburg-Kimmel 28, Williamsburg 0 (final, called due to weather) Altoona 38, Williamsport 0 (final) Westmont Hilltop at Bishop Guilfoyle (Saturday) AREA Bald ...

Northern Bedford rally comes up just short

THREE SPRINGS — Northern Bedford had fallen down by two scores at the 10:34 mark of the fourth quarter. However, the Black Panthers refused to quit and found themselves within striking distance late in the game. Unfortunately, when quarterback Thad Leidy’s pass was intercepted by ...

AAHS grad excited about Pitt game

From Mirror reports When the Pitt Panthers open the 2018 college football season on Saturday against FCS opponent Albany University, there will be a distinctive local flavor on the Great Danes’ defensive side of the ball. His name: Altoona’s Eli Mencer. And the former Mountain Lion ...

Ferguson’s 75 lifts Tyrone to victory

CLEARFIELD — Behind medalist Andrew Ferguson’s 75, Tyrone topped seven other Mountain League teams in a meet at the Clearfield Curwensville Country Club Thursday in high school golf. Luke Thompson of Huntingdon finished third individually with an 82 and the Bearcats placed third as a ...

District 6 Class A field has plenty of talent

From Mirror reports A wealth of talent returns for the 2018 season as seven Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association all-state players dot area rosters. District 6, Class 1A will be loaded again as Bishop Carroll Catholic returns the bulk of the starting lineup that advanced to the PIAA ...

IUP opens with impressive road win

ASHLAND, Kentucky — Make it two in a row for the IUP football team. The 2018 season opener at Jack Miller Stadium Thursday night saw Ashland, ranked No. 15 in the country in Division II, lose for the second consecutive season to No. 4-ranked IUP, 21-17. Ashland lost at home in a ...

Lady Tigers roll

Jenee Delerme, Payton Ruggery and Paige Jodon all won singles matches as Hollidaysburg swept Altoona, 5-0, in high school girls tennis at Penn State Altoona Thursday. Samantha Betar and Alycia Auerbeck won at No. 1 doubles, and Jenna Sheetz and Abigail Goodman came out on top in the No. 2 ...

Paden shoots 166 to capture Ladies Club Championship

ORE HILL — In gross division play, Gwen Paden finished with a 166 recently to win the Ladies Club Championship at IronMasters Country Club. Patti Dodson took second at 183. Connie Bolger and Deb Showalter tied for first (150) in net division play. In men’s club championship play, Wes ...

Lady Tigers sweep their way to 3-0

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg girls tennis team defeated Windber, 7-0, to improve to 3-0 in high school action on Wednesday. Hollidaysburg got singles wins from Jenee Delerme, Paige Jodon, Jordan Brown, Alycia Auerbeck and Ella Jodon. Doubles victories were earned by Carly Finochio ...

Martinelli keys Hollidaysburg’s win

Hollidaysburg shot for 339 as a team, with Anthony Martinelli posting an 81 and Jake Gallagher scoring an 86 to lead the Golden Tigers over Tyrone (360), Punxsutawney (391) and Bellefonte (426) at the Scotch Valley Country Club Wednesday in high school golf action. Eric Davis finished with ...

Escobar pitching highlight of Curve’s loss

The Curve played a second straight clunker after clinching a playoff berth and fell back into a tie for first with Akron, but one of the coolest things of the season also happened to the team during Tuesday night’s game. Trenton trounced Altoona, 8-1, before 3,425 fans at Peoples Natural ...

Mansion moving to Lakemont

By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com Lakemont Park has confirmed it will be home for the next generation of the Central Blair Recreation Basketball League, held for the previous 50 years at Mansion Park. Lakemont Park co-owner Ralph Albarano said the park is investing $300,000 for an ...