Scholastic Sports

Tigers hang on at the wire

HOLLIDAYSBURG — This year’s Hollidaysburg Area High School boys basketball team is a relatively inexperienced unit that lost five senior starters to graduation last spring. The Golden Tigers will experience their share of growing pains this season, but they took an important step Friday ...

BG boys knock off Bedford

With standout guard Luke Ruggery out injured, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic started the season with a lineup full of players with virtually no varsity experience. The lack of experience hasn’t meant a lack of success early on for the young Marauders, however. BG improved to 3-0 on the season ...

Balanced effort leaves Central boys with 3-0 mark

WINGATE —The Central boys basketball team improved to 3-0 Friday night, thanks to a 37-32 win at Bald Eagle Area in high school action. The Scarlet Dragons, up 16-12 at halftime, got eight points each from Thad Albright, Hunter Klotz, Jason Ferry and Noah Muthler. Klotz also added 15 ...

Lady Lions edge Harrisburg

If the Altoona Lady Lions are to be successful, they’re going to need some help from their young players. With Olivia Hudson recovering from a torn ACL, the Lady Lions have leaned on veterans Bridgid Fox and Caranda Perea to carry the load in the early going. However, some of the ...

Leidig, Campbell lead Bellwood rout

BELLWOOD — Emilie Leidig and Alli Campbell led the charge for the Bellwood-Antis attack as the Lady Blue Devils roared to an 83-45 win over Williamsburg Friday night in high school girls basketball action. Leidig led all scorers with 26 points and Campbell finished with 25. Alexis ...

Glendale solid at Panther Holiday Classic

CRESSON —- Glendale sits in eighth place with 82.5 points as the top school from the Mirror coverage area in the team standings at the 2018 Panther Holiday Classic at Mount Aloysius College on Friday night. Altoona is close behind in ninth place with 78.5. At 106, fourth-seeded Suds Dubler ...

Lady Marauders take charge down stretch

BEDFORD — Teresa Haigh’s third 3-pointer of the night at 6:43 of the third quarter gave the Bishop Guilfoyle girls a double-digit lead for the first time all night. After going on a big run to close out the first half, BG appeared ready to take command of its Laurel Highlands Athletic ...

PC girls fall at home to Forest Hills

CRESSON — It was a tight affair early in Thursday night’s contest between Forest Hills and Penn Cambria. Both teams were vying to keep an early blemish off their records in hopes of a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference title later this winter. But once guard Carly Stigers, who was in ...

Cambria Heights, Central Cambria triumph

JOHNSTOWN — Emily Henry scored a team-high 15 points, Chloe Weakland scored 14, Olivia Conrad added 13 points and Abby Lobick finished with 10 points as Cambria Heights topped Richland, 65-24, in high school girls basketball action on Thursday. CAMBRIA HEIGHTS (65): C. Weakland 4 4-4 14, K. ...

Chestnut Ridge rolls past Bedford

NEW PARIS — Trevor Weyandt, Baltzer Bollman, Seth Holderbaum, Duane Knisely and Dalton Seace won by fall as Chestnut Ridge dominated Bedford, 54-17, in high school wrestling on Thursday. Nathan Gabriel and Mathew Emerick pinned their opponents for the Bisons. 106: Simon Osman (CRH) over ...

Bellwood gets win

WILLIAMSBURG — Shawn Wolfe scored 16 points, and Zach Mallon added 13 points as Bellwood-Antis won its first game of the season, 53-34, over Williamsburg in high school boys basketball on Thursday. The Blue Pirates were outscored, 17-7, in the second quarter. BELLWOOD-ANTIS (53): Yingling ...

Vancas, Altoona prevail

JOHNSTOWN — Brock Vancas scored two goals to help Altoona knock off Conemaugh Valley, 5-3, at the Cambria County War Memorial on Thursday. Parker Cumming and Tyler Umbleby each had a goal and an assist for Altoona, now 5-2, and Connor Fellabaum also scored. Austin Homan, Owen Kravetz, ...

Notre Dame’s McGraw sees her recruit in person

BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis junior Alli Campbell has caught the eye of almost everyone who has ever watched her play basketball, but Wednesday night there was one set of eyes she was a little more driven to impress. Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw and Irish associate coach Beth Cunningham were ...

Campbell pours in 32 against Everett

BELLWOOD — Everett played Bellwood-Antis down to the wire in last year’s Inter-County Conference championship game just before the Lady Blue Devils began their run to the PIAA Class 2A championship. That effort was on Bellwood’s minds Wednesday night when the Lady Warriors came to town ...

Helton paces Guilfoyle boys over Richland

JOHNSTOWN — Junior Will Helton led the way with 18 points to help Bishop Guilfoyle move to 2-0 with a 59-50 win over Richland in high school boys basketball action on Wednesday. Michael Montecalvo scored 14 points, and Jessiah Witherspoon scored 12 for BG, which played without injured Luke ...

Hollidaysburg, Altoona, Central Cambria sweep

SOMERSET — Conor McKeirnan was a winner in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle races and helped the Golden Tigers sweep the relays for Hollidaysburg in a 127-43 win over Somerset to remain unbeaten at 2-0-1 in high school boys swimming on Wednesday. A pair of sophomores led the Lady Tigers as ...

LHAC all-conference teams picked

The Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference released its all-conference teams for this past fall in girls tennis, volleyball, boys and girls soccer, golf, football and boys and girls cross country. In football, local teams represented were Bishop Guilfoyle with Daniel Potopa, Ben McCloskey, ...

Balanced offense has Lady Bearcats at 3-0

MOUNT UNION — Kaitlyn McElroy led a balanced attack with 11 points to help Huntingdon roll past Mount Union, 57-22, Wednesday night in high school girls basketball action. The win helped the Lady Bearcats improve to 3-0. Kynnedy Miller and Emily Kurtz each scored 10 points for the Lady ...

Altoona falls to Carlisle

In league play, it’s important to win your home games. The Altoona Mountain Lions made their Mid-Penn Conference debut Tuesday night and dropped a 51-41 decision to Carlisle at the AAHS Fieldhouse. “We let one get away, that’s for sure,” Altoona coach Doug West said. The Lions ...

Huntingdon girls knock off P-O

PHILIPSBURG — The Huntingdon and Philipsburg-Osceola girls basketball teams were among the squads in the middle of the pack of last year’s Mountain League standings. Both teams came into Tuesday’s game undefeated with the hope that they can rise to the top of the league this ...