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Spring sports getting pummeled

Igloo meet canceled By Buck Frank bfrank@altoonamirror.com The name of the meet alone, the Altoona Igloo Track and Field Invitational, suggests the competition will be held in less-than-ideal conditions. But even the Igloo fell victim to the wintry weather that’s put a deep freeze on ...

Ruggery helps take BG farther in 2017-18

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com In his sophomore year, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s Luke Ruggery led his team to the cusp of a District 6 title, and his performance landed him on the Mirror’s first team all-star squad. That wasn’t enough. Ruggery’s work continued the ...

Campbell, Bellwood rise above them all

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Bellwood-Antis sophomore Alli Campbell amazed people from across the state in leading the Lady Blue Devils to the PIAA Class 2A state championship in Hershey. She already had the attention of coaches and media from the Altoona Mirror’s ...

Martinazzi, Holsinger lift teams to victory

Special to the Mirror JOHNSTOWN — Two players from the Altoona Mirror coverage area played prominent roles in leading their teams to victory in Saturday’s 11th annual AmeriServ Senior Hoops Showcase. Bishop Carroll’s Alyssa Martinazzi scored eight straight points for Blue to turn a ...

Mid-State Mustangs head to quarterfinals

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Mid-State Mustangs clinched the top seed in its division at the USA Hockey Youth Tier-II 18U 3A National Championships on Saturday. The Mustangs edged the Quakers, 4-3, with Hollidaysburg’s Ethan Clabaugh scoring the game-winner. Clabaugh assisted on the team’s ...

Mtn. Lions make semifinals

DERRY — North Allegheny had the Altoona Mountain Lions’ number Saturday at the Derry Invitational, defeating the Lions for their only two-game loss of the afternoon pool play before taking Altoona down again, 25-20, in the tournament semifinals in high school boys volleyball. The Mountain ...

College signing

Collin Noel: Gannon football Name: Collin Noel High school: Altoona Hometown: Altoona Sport: Football Position: Offensive guard College choice: Gannon University Other colleges considered: Utica College Why I picked Gannon “I picked Gannon because it is a great school for ...

1962 AAHS team one big happy family

Stories about successful football teams can be generated from so many sources, but one avenue that is always traveled in the literary world is that of the family. You always hear that football is family, and, in the case of the 1962 Altoona Mountain Lion football team, that was a common theme ...

Mid-State Mustangs open strong in national tourney

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Mid-State Mustangs are off to a perfect start in the USA Hockey Youth Tier-II 18U 3A National Championships. After beating the Springfield Rifles, 6-2, on Thursday night, the Mustangs came back to top the Littleton Hawks, 3-1, on Friday. Hollidaysburg’s Ethan ...

Bearcats score in eighth to notch big league win

BELLEFONTE — Landon Fisher singled in Alex Mykut with two outs in the eighth inning to help Huntingdon edge Bellefonte, 4-3, in high school baseball action on Friday. Jared Showalter’s two-out RBI single in the top of the seventh inning had pushed the game into extra innings. Ben Briggs ...

Maceno powers Lady Eagles in season-opening victory

CLEARFIELD — Callie Maceno homered, singled four times and drove in four runs, and Emily Hamer doubled to go with three singles and a pair of RBIs as Tyrone opened the season with an 18-8 Mountain League win at Clearfield in high school softball on Friday. Emily Lehman doubled and knocked ...

Lions take pair from Mifflin Co.

LEWISTOWN — Altoona’s Jonah Brandt, Jarod Marasco and Casey Rispoli each won a singles match and a doubles match during a doubleheader sweep of Mifflin County in Friday’s high school boys tennis action. John Keating won doubles matches in both contests, a 5-0 victory and a 4-1 ...

Male bowler of the week: Caleb Clerkin

Series: 789 League: Green Division at Holiday Bowl Residence: Altoona BOW history: First time Previous series high: 769 Previous single-game high: 298 Reaction to being BOW: None The key to my bowling success is: A lot of practice and dedication. You have been bowling for how ...

Area bowling: The best of the rest results

FRANK GERHART LANES MEN HIGH SERIES: Aaron Delancey 769, Mike Harpster 758, B.J. Troutman 751, Nick Eckenrode 747, John Slowik Jr. 718, Jim Moore 711, Mark Giordano 709, Chip Helsel 707, Tim Wolchko 700, Joe Ickes 700 HIGH GAMES: Mike Harpster 300, Mike Rodriguez III 290, Joe Ickes 280, Zach ...

Northern has six double winners in opening meet

LOYSBURG — Cadin Ebersole won the 100- and 200-meter dashes, Ian Zimmerman won the 800- and 1600-meter runs, and Nic Wilburn captured the 110 and 300 hurdles for Northern Bedford as the boys opened the high school track and field season with wins over West Branch (82-66) and Fannett-Metal ...

Female bowler of the week: Julie Stiffler

Series: 621 League: Saturday Night Cosmo at Holiday Bowl Residence: Altoona BOW history: Six times Previous series high: 660 Previous single-game high: 290 Reaction to being BOW: Happy, surprised and relieved to win. The key to my bowling success is: Practice and listening to my ...

Hollidaysburg sweeps singles action in win

VALENCIA — Hollidaysburg defeated North Allegheny, 3-1, by sweeping the singles competition with wins from Rami Alkhafaji, Rohan Gupta and Anthony Menard in high school boys tennis Wednesday at the Lakevue Racquet Club. SINGLES: 1, Alkhafaji, H, def. Hoffman, 6-2, 6-3; 2, Gupta, H, def. ...

SFU plans special event

Saint Francis University will host Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s Central Spring Sectional on April 29 on its campus. The Central Sectional Spring Games will include about 290 athletes and 120 coaches from 15 counties in central Pennsylvania. Athletes will compete in basketball, track and ...

Bishop Carroll class set

Bishop Carroll Catholic High School’s PAW Power will hold the seventh annual Athletic Hall of Fame banquet on Saturday at the Crystal Hall in Ebensburg. This year’s inductees include: Lady Huskies basketball greats Ellen Fasnacht Sloan and Sarah Bradley Yeager; football standout James ...

Altoona sweeps Hollidaysburg

Altoona opened the season by cruising past Hollidaysburg, 122-28, in high school boys track and field action at Mansion Park on Tuesday. Treyvaun Toney (110-meter hurdles and 300 hurdles) and Greg Williams (1600 and 3200 runs) were double winners for the Mountain Lions. Altoona defeated ...