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Championship pedigree: Marauders now expect district, state titles each year

Last week, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic wrapped up its fourth District 6 Class 1A title under Justin Wheeler. Since Wheeler took over at the school in 2011, winning the district title has been the hard part. The previous three District 6 titles were followed by PIAA championships, and the ...

2019 Mirror girls cross country all-stars

FIRST TEAM Meah Eshelman, fr., Bedford: District 6 Class 2A eighth-place finisher (20:24) ... Placed 135th at states (21:55) ... Laurel Highlands meet seventh-place finisher, Altoona Invitational seventh-place finisher, Saint Francis Invite eight-place finisher, Big Valley 13th-place ...

2019 Mirror boys cross country all-stars

FIRST TEAM Calan Bollman, fr., Chestnut Ridge: District 6 Class 2A sixth-place finisher (16:47) ... Placed 82nd at states (17:38) ... Laurel Highlands meet fifth-place finisher, Saint Francis Invite 10th-place finisher Toby Cree, jr., Central Cambria: District 6 Class 2A fourth-place ...

2019 Mirror girls soccer all-stars

FIRST TEAM Summer Adams, sr., forward/midfielder, Moshannon Valley: Helped Damsels earn a 12-9 record and finish runner-up in District 6 Class 1A ... Mirror honorable mention as a junior Audrianna Barnes, sr., forward, Chestnut Ridge: Led team again with 15 goals and 11 assists this year ...

2019 Mirror boys soccer all-stars

FIRST TEAM Alex Berardinelli, sr., midfielder/forward, Altoona: Four-time Mirror first-team all-star ... Finished the season with 16 goals and 13 assists for the 17-3-1 Mountain Lions, who won the District 6 Class 4A championship ... Ended his career with 63 goals and 28 assists Joey ...

BG defense must stop Trail’s run game

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic and its opponent Friday in the PIAA Class 1A high school football semifinals, Lackawanna Trail, are no strangers to the stage they will take at Danville High School for a 1 p.m. kickoff. The Lions actually were in this same spot just a season ago and came away with a ...

Franklin weighs in on whether he’s underappreciated by PSU fans

As the regular season winds down, we’re at the time of year when James Franklin’s name is starting to be mentioned for other potential jobs — USC and Florida State specifically this year. Franklin obviously has earned a lot of respect and appreciation nationally. But is the coach ...

Giger: Shorter in transfer portal bad look for Lions

The long and short of it is, Justin Shorter’s development and production at Penn State have been terribly disappointing. The how and why are debatable. Who’s to blame is debatable. What’s not debatable, though, is that Shorter is unhappy and apparently wants to leave Penn State. The ...

Hodges officially in as QB starter

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Devlin Hodges in. Mason Rudolph out. At least for now. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin tabbed Hodges as the starting quarterback for Sunday’s pivotal meeting with Cleveland at Heinz Field, though Tomlin cautioned against reading ...

Hoops du Jour

Penn State men vs. Ole Miss Tipoff: 5:00 p.m., Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY Records: Penn State (5-0); Ole Miss (4-1) Coaches: Pat Chambers is 132-140 in his eighth season at Penn State and 174-168 in 10 seasons overall. Kermit Davis is 24-14 in his second season at Ole Miss and 427-252 ...

College signing

Chayce McCombie: IUP baseball High school: Penn Cambria Hometown: Lilly Sport: Baseball Position: Right-handed pitcher College choice: IUP Other colleges considered: Mansfield, UPJ, Millersville Why I picked IUP: “Close to home, connected with the coaching staff, loved the ...

Ridge grad picks up PSAC honor

LOCK HAVEN — Noah Dillow of the California University of Pennsylvania football program earned the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division Freshman of the Year honor recently. Dillow, a redshirt freshman linebacker and graduate of Chestnut Ridge High School, ranked third on ...

Beating Lions vaults Buckeyes into No. 1 position

By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press Ohio State jumped LSU to No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings with two weeks left to go before selection Sunday. LSU slipped to second Tuesday night and Clemson remained third while Georgia held on at four. If playoff history holds form, ...

Yanoshak turns tide for BG

Name: Andrew Yanoshak School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Yanoshak had the game-changing sack/forced fumble in the fourth quarter that helped Bishop Guilfoyle turn the tide in District 6 Class 1A championship win over ...

Several local teams enjoy historic year

The 2019 scholastic soccer season went a long way in proving that area soccer teams can compete with nearly all programs in the state. Numerous teams had extremely strong seasons, but several teams in the region had record-setting years. n The Altoona Area High School boys squad completed a ...

Bad day in Blacksburg: Pitt offense held to 8 first downs in loss

By Jimmy Robertson The Associated Press BLACKSBURG, Va. — Hendon Hooker threw for 153 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 25 Virginia Tech to a 28-0 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday. Hooker threw touchdown passes to Tre Turner and Damon Hazelton, and Virginia Tech’s defense scored ...

Incredible comeback for Lions

By Travis Johnson The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK — Patrick Chambers sensed it at halftime. His team didn’t need a stern talking to and Penn State players certainly didn’t need to hear their coach yell and scream. So Chambers left them alone to calmly contemplate their ...

Thompson has career showing in setback

The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State teammates had seen Wyatt Wilkes show off his jump shot in practice for years. But he had never done it in a game until Saturday. Wilkes scored a career-high 14 points while Trent Forrest added 13 points and five rebounds as Florida ...

Bengals rookie quarterback gets his shot against Steelers

The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Andy Dalton could barely protect himself as the Pittsburgh Steelers poured through the line, sacking him eight times at Heinz Field in September — one of the quarterback’s worst moments in a nine-year career. Now it’s rookie Ryan Finley’s turn to ...

NFL hits Rudolph with cash penalty over brawl with Garrett

By Tom Withers The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph didn’t escape the brawl with the Browns unpunished. Rudolph was fined $50,000 on Saturday by the NFL for his involvement in the melee that began when Browns defensive end Myles Garrett pulled ...