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Tigers’ Hilling heading to PSU

The Penn State football team has been loading up on kicking specialists this recruiting cycle, and, on Monday, reached into Blair County for one of the best in the state: Hollidaysburg Area High School’s Vlad Hilling. Hilling, the Golden Tigers’ Class 5A all-state place-kicker, gave a ...

Hollidaysburg gets spark from Evans

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Shani Evans is confident Hollidaysburg Area swimming fans have yet to see her best. That’s because she’s already done it half a world away. After spending the last two years in Israel, Evans is back making waves in the United States. She continued to do that on senior ...

Male Athlete of Week: Burkett’s hard work paying off

Name: Kai Burkett School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 15 Grade: Freshman Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Burkett, the No. 4 seed, won the 106-pound championship, beating the top two seeds, in the Thomas Chevrolet Tournament at Bedford. He helped Ridge claim the team ...

Female Athlete of Week: Reffner a leader on, off court

Name: Sydney Reffner School: Everett Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Reffner scored 44 points, grabbed 21 rebounds and had 16 assists combined in wins over Bedford, Chestnut Ridge and Southern Huntingdon. Season update: Reffner ...

Flash win behind Kovatch’s 9 treys

LORETTO — Saint Francis had tried to shake Bryant through the first two-and-a-half quarters of play but couldn’t quite put them away. Things took a turn in the third quarter as some sloppy and chippy play led to some questionable calls at both ends of the floor which in turn led to ...

Ridge’s McGill the last unbeaten in area

Chestnut Ridge’s Jared McGill is an impressive 27-0, and he is the only undefeated starting wrestler left in the Mirror coverage area. Even his teammate and returning state champion Justin McCoy has a loss this season. The junior has placed twice at the PIAA Championships, taking fourth ...

Goodman Shaffer: Attitude of gratitude: Power in the positive

As New Years’ resolutions begin to fade from our mind, there is one that I think is worth some re-commitment. It’s the concept that our attitude dictates our happiness, and, in fact makes an impact on those around us as well. It’s not a new idea. Rev. Norman Vincent Peale first ...

Tigers’ Hilling honored

Hollidaysburg’s Vlad Hilling was recently named a first-team all-state kicker by the Pennsylvania Football News. Hilling, a senior who committed to Penn State on Monday night, made the 5-A first-team for his efforts during 2017 fall season. The Golden Tigers beat Grove City in the ...

Super Bowl media night offers serious and silly

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Tom Brady wore a black wool stocking cap and a big smile. Bill Belichick sported a full suit. The guy in the shark costume, well, he was just trying to not wear out his welcome. The New England Patriots were the first team on stage Monday at Super Bowl opening night, the ...

Clippers trade Griffin to Pistons in surprise deal

DETROIT — The Detroit Pistons were finalizing a trade Monday night to acquire star forward Blake Griffin from the Los Angeles Clippers, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced. The Pistons would ...

PSU winning streak in jeopardy with Nolf out

This Saturday’s 8 p.m. clash between Penn State and Ohio State at Rec Hall has been highly anticipated among wrestling fans for a long time. Depending upon what polls you follow, they are either first or second in all of them. Some had been predicting the Buckeyes would be the team that ...

Atherton, Goldstone turn in solid days for Huntingdon in sweep

HUNTINGDON — The Huntingdon boys took first place in every event during a 112-43 win over Cambria Heights in high school swimming action on Monday. Ben Atherton (100-yard butterfly, 100 backstroke) was the lone double-winner for the Bearcats. The Huntingdon girls won, 93-75, with Haley ...

Mirror wrestling rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Kai Burkett Chestnut Ridge Fr 18-7 2. Greg Edwards Bedford Fr 10-5 3. Hunter Walk Tyrone Fr 17-9 4. Alex Bowman Central Fr 8-4 5. Hunter Horton Tussey Mountain Fr 11-7 Ones to watch: Matthew Davis, CH; Garrett Misiura, Glen; Collin Sparr, JV 113 POUNDS 1. Brock ...

Wrestling leaders

WINS 1. McMillen Glen 29-1 2. L. Shaffer Port 29-7 3. Col. Sossong Port 28-6 4. McGill CR 27-0 5. McCoy CR 26-1 6. Fisher Hunt 26-2 7. Brown PC 26-4 8. Simmons CH 25-4 9. Sarbo Alt 25-5 10. Cornell Ever 24-2 PINS 1. Fisher Hunt 17 McCoy CR 17 3. Link CH 16 ...

Knorr’s story shows how people of different races can unite

Williamsburg has been churning out an incredible amount of basketball talent for a school its size over the past 60-plus years, and Rashadd Knorr, with his flashy handle and sweet, soft-shooting touch, is a fitting heir to the tradition that has come before him. In one aspect, though, Knorr ...

Mountain League boys teams earning respect

Anyone want to venture a guess the last time a Mountain League boys team won a District 6 basketball championship? You have to go all the way back to 2010. That year, Penns Valley knocked off Cambria Heights for the D6-2A crown. Since then, the Laurel Highlands Conference has dominated the ...

The week’s games to watch

BOYS MONDAY Bishop Carroll at Bishop Guilfoyle Huskies need to win this to stay in LHAC Section 1 championship hunt. Altoona at Central Mountain Mountain Lions venture to Mill Hall looking for a season-turning win. TUESDAY Bishop McCort at Hollidaysburg Despite injuries, Tigers ...

Mirror’s Fab Five

BOYS District 5-6-8-9-10 Class 6A/5A/4A Team Record LW 1. State College 16-1 1 2. McDowell 14-3 2 3. Allderdice 14-2 3 4. Carrick 14-3 4 5. Huntingdon 15-2 NR District 5-6 Class 3A 1. Richland 16-1 1 2. Ligonier Valley 14-4 2 3. Chestnut Ridge 10-4 5 4. Central ...

High school football players honored

JOHNSTOWN — Exactly 28 local high school football players were honored on Sunday at the 47th annual Southern Alleghenies Football Coaches Association banquet, which was held at the Richland Township Fire Hall. The event honored players and coaches for their achievements during the 2017 ...

Vescovi earns PSAC honor after big games

From Mirror reports Isaac Vescovi, a Cambria Heights graduate, was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West’s Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for his efforts on the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown squad. Vescovi scored 31 points, including 22 in the second half ...