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Thomas hits another milestone for unbeaten Bedford

JOHNSTOWN — Bedford’s Amber Thomas scored her 100th career goal earlier this season, and now she has 100 career assists. Thomas’ first of three assists Thursday night was her 100th career, and she also scored four goals in Bedford’s 8-0 rout of Richland in high school girls ...

Altoona boys earn eighth-place finish

CALIFORNIA — The Altoona Area High School boys cross country team finished in eighth place out of 28 schools with 275 team points on Thursday at the Tri-State Coaches Association Invitational meet held at California (Pa.) Unversity. Brayden Henninger was the Mountain Lions’ top ...

Tyrone notches win

HUNTINGDON — Alex Taylor scored on an assist from Owen Shaulis in the first half for the game’s only goal as Tyrone defeated Huntingdon, 1-0, in Mountain League boys soccer action on Thursday. Tyrone improved its record to 6-7, while Huntingdon fell to 8-3-2. SCORE BY HALVES Tyrone 1 ...

Westmont wins tennis title

EBENSBURG — No. 2 seeded Westmont Hilltop knocked off defending champion and top-seeded Central Cambria, 3-2, on Thursday at the Ebensburg Tennis Center to win the District 6 Class 2A team championship. Westmont Hilltop, which had gone three years without a title, will begin inter-district ...

Holtz, Sheredy, Constable, Gray win Summit four-player scramble

CRESSON — The team of Tim Holtz, Eddie Sheredy, Joel Constable and Chris Gray combined for a team score of 60 to win the Distinctive Human Services four-player scramble benefit tournament held on Monday, Oct. 15 at Summit Country Club. Coming in second place with a score of 61 was the ...

Red Devils are tops at LHAC meet

EBENSBURG — The Central Cambria High School boys and girls cross country teams captured team honors on Wednesday at the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference championships. On the boys side, Central Cambria’s top runner was Ike Haycisak, who took third in 17:14.4. On the girls side, ...

BC girls up mark to 16-0

EBENSBURG — Kayla Repko had 15 assists and 10 service points, while Kate Yahner scored 28 digs and 10 kills to lead unbeaten Bishop Carroll to a 25-18, 25-17, 25-18 sweep of Bishop McCort in high school girls volleyball Wednesday night. Carroll is now 16-0. Maddie Murphy had team-leading ...

Lady Tigers win another title

STATE COLLEGE — The Holldidaysburg girls tennis team won its fourth straight District 6 Class 3A championship when it defeated top-seeded State College, 3-0, Wednesday in high school action. The championship win marks the ninth district tile in the last 10 years for the Lady Tigers. “I ...

Frazier, Gargula win Big Orange title

HUNTINGDON — Bill Frazier and Ed Gargula recently won the Big Orange Golf Championship over Larry Newton and Phil Thompson at the Huntingdon Country Club. Frazier’s chip shot on No. 18 was the deciding factor in the victory in the 18-hole playoff. Thompson was the medalist with a 73. ...

A first for McConnell

Sadie McConnell, a member of the Penn State Altoona women’s soccer team, scored her first career hat trick recently in the team’s 3-0 win over Franciscan. McConnell, a Northern Bedford graduate, has scored 10 goals this season for the Lady Lions. Teammate Kierra Irwin, an Altoona ...

Golden Tigers come up short against MC

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Ben Love and Jeremy Jones finished fourth and fifth, respectively, but it was not enough for the Hollidaysburg boys to pull off a win against Mifflin County, which won, 21-36 in high school cross country action Tuesday. Chayce McNair won with a time of 17:42. In girls ...

Ferguson one of 3 to qualify for states

BLAIRSVILLE — Tyrone’s Andrew Ferguson is one of the top high school golfers in the area, but he came into Monday’s Class 2A PIAA Western Regional knowing all too well that it could be the end of his scholastic career. Ferguson was playing in the regional at Tom’s Run for the fourth ...

Chambers enters year with verteran leadership

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers and members of the Nittany Lion basketball team met with the media in the Bryce Jordan Center prior to practice on Tuesday. Chambers enters his eighth year at Penn State with a returning nucleus of ...

Weather knocks out district events

Weather postponed the District 6 3A team playoffs in girls high school tennis on Monday involving Altoona and Hollidaysburg. The matches will be made up today. Altoona will play at State College at 4 p.m. Hollidaysburg will host DuBois at 3:30 p.m. The winners will play on Wednesday in the ...

Lady Bulldogs pick up 13th win of season

LOYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel improved to 13-4 with a 25-14, 25-16, 25-21 win over Northern Bedford Monday night in girls high school volleyball action. Megan Hartman had 13 service points and seven kills to go with 13 service points and 14 assists from Corryne Weyandt. Teammate Justinna ...

Bainey strong for P-O

PHILIPSBURG — Samantha Bainey took second place Monday with a time of 24:50 for Philipsburg-Osceola, which split a tri-meet by defeating Central, 18-45, but fell to Bellefonte, 22-37, in high school cross country action. Bellefonte also defeated Central, 23-32. In boys action, P-O ...

Area 9 have regionals standing in way of states

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Nine area golfers will try to advance to the PIAA high school golf championships when they participate in the Western Regional this morning at Tom’s Run in Blairsville. There’s a mix of players who have experience on the course and some who ...

Flash fall in final seconds

The Associated Press NEW YORK — D’Erren Wilson threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Chris Woodard off a reverse and Wagner snatched a 23-22 victory from Saint Francis with 6 seconds left to play on Saturday. Wagner (2-5, 1-1 Northeast Conference) led until the fourth quarter when the ...

Kendziora leads Lady Tigers

TYRONE — Rita Kendziora completed her second-half hat trick with a little help from Alyssa Bell as Holildaysburg scored five goals after halftime to shut out Tyrone, 5-0, in high school girls soccer on Saturday. Bell finished with a goal and two assists, and a fifth Lady Tiger goal was ...

Taylor receives PA West Classic honor

Penn State Altoona men’s soccer coach Patrick Maurice Taylor was recently chosen by the PA West to receive one of its most coveted awards, Boys Classic Coach of the Year for 2018. Taylor coached the U-16 boys PA West state champion Blazers of the Hollidaysburg Soccer Association. It is ...