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2017 Mirror girls soccer all-stars

FIRST TEAM Kelly Bassett, soph., striker, Cambria Heights: Had 21 goals and one assist for the 7-10-1 Lady Highlanders Meghan Flaugh, sr., defender, Central: Mirror honorable mention as a junior … Helped the team earn nine shutouts while only allowing 18 goals in 22 games … Helped team ...

2017 Mirror boys soccer all-stars

FIRST TEAM Michael Bartley, sr., defender, Altoona: Two-time Mirror first-team all-star … Scored six goals and had four assists … Led the defense to a 4-hour, 4-minute scoreless streak, 11 shutouts and a 0.73 goals-against average … Helped the Lions win the District 6 4A ...

Tyrone’s Wagner honored

From Mirror reports Erik Wagner, a Tyrone graduate, became just the fourth Lycoming football player to reach academic All-American status. Wagner, a team captain and tight end for the Warriors, had eight catches for 42 yards and was the team’s leading tackler on special teams. He is just ...

2017 Mirror girls cross country all-stars

FIRST TEAM Jenna Bartlett, jr., Bellwood-Antis: Mirror honorable mention as a sophomore … Placed first in all 10 dual meets she ran … Co-MVP of the Inter-County Conference with 59 out of a possible 60 points … Placed second at the Blair/Huntingdon meet and the Inter-County Conference ...

2017 Mirror boys cross country all-stars

FIRST TEAM Haden Boutiller, sr., Altoona: Two-time Mirror first-team all-star and honorable mention as a sophomore … Finished 12th in the District 6 Class 3A meet ... Finished 19th in the Big Valley Invite ... Was 23rd at the Kiski Invite ... Finished third in the Blair/Huntingdon meet ... ...

Local player gets top invite

Hollidaysburg Area High School junior Gus Dellinger has excelled as a linebacker for the Golden Tigers on the football field in each of the past two seasons, and points to his involvement on the school’s rugby club team as a big reason for his success in football. “I think that playing ...

LHAC names fall sports standouts

The Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference recently announced the all-conference selections for all fall sports, and the Mirror coverage area was well represented. Bishop Guilfoyle’s Emily Ruhlman and Emily Stevens were tabbed for tennis as was Central Cambria’s Olivia Ratchford and Nevaeh ...

Sports at a glance

From Mirror, wire reports CR wrestlers get big win NEW PARIS— Chestnut Ridge won the opening two bouts by forfeit, and then proceeded to win 10 of the next 12 by fall on its way to a 72-6 win over Everett in high school wrestling action Saturday night. Picking up pins for the Lions were ...

Controversial catch rule the talk of NFL

It’s a catch. Wait, there’s a catch to the catch. While coaches, players, fans and broadcasters become puzzled or annoyed by the NFL’s “catch rule,” the people in charge of developing and refining it through the years also have struggled. They simply couldn’t find language to ...

Marauders bury 16 treys to rout Bedford

There’s no denying the 3-point shot has changed the game of basketball — particularly on the high school level. Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic knocked down 16 treys Friday night en route to a 87-62 Laurel Highlands Conference win over Bedford at the Pleasant Valley gym. “My first year ...

PSU dealt bad loss at buzzer

UNIVERSITY PARK — Nazeer Bostick may have made a bold proclamation that inadvertently became bulletin board material on Friday night. Rider coach Kevin Baggett reached for his marker and whiteboard where he scrawled the Penn State guard’s words toward the Rider bench during warmups and ...

Former PSU football player Gress dies at 26

Former Penn State offensive lineman Adam Gress has died, the school confirmed Friday. He was 26 and would have turned 27 next Friday. Gress played for Penn State from 2009 through 2012 and developed into a starting tackle for three games his final season. He was a native of West Mifflin and ...

AP votes Brady as NFL’s top QB

Editor’s note: The Associated Press is ranking the top 10 players at a different position every week of the NFL season, based on the votes and insights of Pro Football Hall of Famer James Lofton and AP football writers Simmi Buttar, Dave Campbell, Schuyler Dixon, Josh Dubow, Howard Fendrich, ...

Former PSU assistant Roof on move

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State is adding former Duke coach Ted Roof as its 10th assistant. Coach Dave Doeren announced Friday that Roof will be the Wolfpack’s co-defensive coordinator and associate head coach while also working with the safeties and nickel backs with Aaron ...

Greatest NFL team? Da’ Bears

Documentary gives title to dominant 1985 squad Argue all you want about which is the best team in NFL annals. A new documentary is offering up one option: the 1985 Chicago Bears. The Pro Football Hall of Fame will premiere “85: The Greatest Team in Football History” on Jan. 3. It will ...

Unknown SFU guard enjoys spotlight

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com LORETTO — A guy who’s one of the top 10 3-point shooters in the country and who tied the Saint Francis record with nine 3s in a game Thursday night received a grand total of zero Division I scholarship offers out of high school. Andre Wolford’s ...

Bishop Carroll’s defense smothers Westmont Hilltop in win

JOHNSTOWN — Bishop Carroll held Westmont Hilltop scoreless in the second quarter en route to a 62-26 rout in high school girls basketball Thursday. Alyssa Martinazzi led a balanced scoring attack with 13 points, and Anna Haigh added 12 points. BISHOP CARROLL (62): Borlie 3 0-1 7, ...

Potutschnig helps Glendale win first game

HOUTZDALE — Josh Potutschnig scored 22 points to lead Glendale to its first win this season, 54-45, at Moshannon Valley in high school boys basketball Thursday. The Vikings, up 17-3 after one quarter, also got 13 points from Jacob Jasper. Mo Valley got 23 points from Alex ...

Huntingdon sinks Central Cambria in pool

EBENSBURG — The Huntingdon boys and girls swim teams both picked up victories on Thursday with the Lady Bearcats winning, 89-79, while the Bearcat boys earned a 102-65 win in high school action. It was the first loss of the season for the Red Devil boys (2-1) while the Lady Red Devils fell ...

BG tops Bedford

Dalton Gochnaur scored 20 points for Bishop Guilfoyle in a 51-38 win over Bedford Thursday afternoon in freshman boys basketball. Konner Kiesewetter had 11 for the Maurauders, who improved to 2-1. Joey Koontz scored 14 to lead Bedford. BEDFORD (38): Amold 7, Cessna 6, Price 6, Koontz 14, ...