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Dragons edge Tigers

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Preston Karstetter and Noah Muthler didn’t log the bulk of varsity minutes for the Central High School boys basketball team last season, but, because of injuries, they started the Scarlet Dragons’ PIAA Class 4A first round playoff game at Hollidaysburg Area Senior High ...

McKeirnan leading Tigers

Name: Conor McKeirnan School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Swimming Athlete of the week achievement: McKeirnan won the 100-yard freestyle, 200 individual medley, 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay in an 87-83 victory over Huntingdon. He won the 100 ...

Tyrone’s Shaw sets marks

Name: Sydney Shaw School: Tyrone Area Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Shaw set school records with 41 points and 13 3-pointers in an 89-62 win over Philipsburg-Osceola. She also had 23 points in a 60-37 victory over Clearfield and nine ...

Backups a big part of Eagles’ success

Mirror welcomes Eagles’ fans Local fans of the Philadelphia Eagles who would like to show their team spirit in anticipation of Super Bowl LIII are invited to the Mirror next Tuesday, Jan. 30 for a 4 p.m. photo shoot. In order to appear in the group photo, fans must wear an Eagles’ ...

McDannell leads Huskies to win over McCort

EBENSBURG — Tristan McDannell scored a game-high 21 points and Alec Ratchford added 12 to lead Bishop Carroll to a 58-50 Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference non-section win over Bishop McCort in a high school boys basketball game Monday. Carroll improved to 12-4. McCort (11-5) got 17 ...

Glendale gets win

FLINTON — In a game which the teams combined to shoot 21-of-60 from the foul line, Glendale’s Olivia Reese was 11-for-15 and scored 23 points to lead all scorers in the Lady Vikings’ 55-47 win over West Branch Monday in high school girls basketball. WEST BRANCH (47): Ceprish 6 1-10 16, ...

Tigers take care of Tyrone

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Conor McKeirnan established a new school record in the 200 freestyle as he posted a time of 1:48.05 as the Hollidaysburg boys cruised past Tyrone, 101-66. McKeirnan also captured the 500 freestyle as the only double winner for the 10-1 Tigers. Matt Lenze won the 100 ...

Red Flash survive trip to Big Apple

From Mirror reports STATEN ISLAND, NY — The Saint Francis women’s basketball team survived a furious comeback from the Wagner Seahawks Monday night, holding on for a 79-76 Northeast Conference win at The Spiro Center on Monday night. The Seahawks got out of the fourth-quarter gate, ...

Underdog Eagles blow out Vikings to reach Super Bowl

PHILADELPHIA — Hey Philly, maybe it’s time to forget Carson Wentz. Nick Foles might be good enough to win the Eagles their first Super Bowl. Foles was on fire Sunday night against the stingiest scoring defense in the NFL. Philly made big play after big play on both sides of the ball in a ...

Got to hand it to the Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Give ‘em a hand: Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are heading back to the Super Bowl. Brady shook off a hand injury and threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola with 2:48 remaining , rallying the Patriots to a 24-20 comeback victory over the Jacksonville ...

As Pats vie for sixth Super Bowl, Eagles look for first

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are going back to the Super Bowl in search of a sixth title. They’ll face a Philadelphia Eagles team looking for their first Lombardi Trophy. Brady led the Patriots (15-3) back from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars ...

Rigby works his way into Bearcat leader

Huntingdon Area High School standout junior forward Nick Rigby is a player who eats, sleeps and breathes the game of basketball. Every day, 365 days a year. “He is by far the hardest-working player that I’ve coached,’’ Huntingdon coach Nick Payne said of the 6-foot-2 Rigby, who ...

Browns meet with Haley about coordinator job

CLEVELAND — Todd Haley has experience calling plays, beating AFC North teams and working with star quarterbacks. Just the kind of coach who could help the Browns win. Haley, who was fired last week by Pittsburgh, has discussed Cleveland’s offensive coordinator position with Browns coach ...

Foles silencing critics with play

PHILADELPHIA — Nick Foles stood tall in the pocket, ignored the pressure and made one big throw after another. On the biggest stage of his life, Foles silenced the critics who thought the Eagles couldn’t get to the Super Bowl without MVP candidate Carson Wentz. Foles threw for 352 and ...

Parity makes Mirror Fab Five rankings tougher to do

In the space of five days last week, regional scholastic basketball fans got to see just how competitive the District 6 Class 2A girls basketball tournament could be next month. On Tuesday, Blairsville, a team that already had wins over Hollidaysburg and Central on its resume, handed Penns ...

Nittany Lions destroy Terps

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — It may be mid-January, but the Penn State wrestling team looked in mid-March form this weekend. The Nittany Lions completed a weekend sweep of dual meets Sunday as they blitzed Maryland, 47-3, at Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland. On Sunday, Penn State won nine ...

College signing: Sidney Lewis: Penn State Altoona softball

Name: Sidney Lewis High school: Moshannon Valley Hometown: Janesville Sport: Softball Position: Right-handed pitcher College choice: Penn State Altoona Other colleges considered: Grove City, Seton Hill Why I picked Penn State Altoona: “Penn State Altoona had the small campus ...

Mirror’s fab five

BOYS District 5-6-8-9-10 Class 6A/5A/4A Team Record LW 1. State College 13-0 1 2. McDowell 13-2 2 3. Allderdice 11-2 3 4. Carrick 13-2 4 5. Johnstown 10-2 NR District 5-6 Class 3A 1. Richland 12-1 1 2. Ligonier Valley 11-4 3 3. Bellwood-Antis 10-3 4 4. Central ...

The week’s games to watch

BOYS MONDAY Bishop McCort at Bishop Carroll Huskies try to bounce back after Hollidaysburg loss vs. diocesan rival. Central at Hollidaysburg “Reggie Ball” invades county seat as rivals renew acquaintances. Central Mountain at Tyrone Golden Eagles step up in class with game ...

PSU Altoona volleyball has high hopes

The Penn State Altoona men’s volleyball team is set to begin its sixth season as an NCAA Division III program. It enters 2018 as the defending North Eastern Athletic Conference champions, coming off of a 26-7 season which included a 15-1 conference record and a trip to the NCAA Division III ...