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Ridge’s McCoy picks Virginia

Chestnut Ridge senior wrestler Justin McCoy was one of the last big names out there who hadn’t committed to a college. But on Sunday night, he verbally committed to Virginia just hours after taking an official visit to rival Virginia Tech. “I’m happy to announce that I will be ...

BG holds off FH in thriller

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com Michael Berish is kind of the jack-of-all-trades for the Bishop Guilfoyle offense. He runs the ball. He catches it. He’s even a willing blocker. But there’s one thing he never has done for the Marauder football team. “I’ve wanted to throw the ...

Bulldogs’ Hunt firing on all cylinders in win

By Nate Ritchey nritchey@altoonamirror.com CLAYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel has a tradition for homecoming where fireworks are set off behind the end zone any time the Bulldogs score a touchdown, while the rest are shot off following the completion of the game. On Saturday night at Bulldog ...

Lady Tigers dominate

LANDISVILLE — Hollidaysburg defeated Hempfield, 4-1, behind singles wins from Jenee Delerme and Payton Ruggery in high school girls tennis on Saturday. In doubles competition, Paige Jodon and Chloe Love won at No. 1, and Jenna Sheetz and Abigail Goodman won at No. 2. SINGLES: Hagino, HE, ...

Tigers pummel Brashear

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg football team used a tenacious defense in the first quarter coupled with poor special teams play by its opponent, Brashear, out of the Pittsburgh City League, en route to a 49-26 victory Friday night at Tiger Stadium. Both teams came in at 2-2 with the ...

Mountain Lions overwhelmed

The Altoona Mountain Lions turned an early fumble recovery into a quick touchdown Friday night, but not much else went right for the Lions. In fact, Mount Lebanon made amends for its early error and stormed back to mercy-rule AAHS, 63-14, in a WPIAL Southeastern Conference match at Mansion ...

Devils pull away from Mo Valley

HOUTZDALE — On homecoming night, the Moshannon Valley Black Knights faced one of their toughest tests of the year as they hosted the undefeated Bellwood Blue Devils. The 50th all-time meeting between the two squads went the Blue Devils’ way for the 39th time as Bellwood toppled Moshannon ...

Carroll ends long losing skid

EBENSBURG — One nightmare is finally over. Another one continues. Bishop Carroll took advantage of two early mistakes and held on for a 15-6 victory against Penn Cambria in a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference football game on Friday night at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School. “It ...

Heights escapes Central Cambria in OT

EBENSBURG — Ali vs. Frazier. Pacquiao vs. Mayweather. Cambria Heights vs. Central Cambria. So maybe the latter doesn’t belong in the same realm, but Friday’s showdown between the Highlanders and the Red Devils sure did feel like a prize fight at times, as it took overtime and a 20-point ...

Regional football roundup

Northern Cambria 47 Blairsville 20 BLAIRSVILLE — The Northern Cambria Colts rolled up 376 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns while holding the Blairsville Bobcats to negative rushing yards until the final minutes of the game in a 47-20 win for the Colts Friday night at Memorial ...

Southern’s ground game buries Valley

By Dan Isenberg For the Mirror ALEXANDRIA — Ideally, you run for power in the second half to run time off the clock after using your speed to get out to an early lead. For the Southern Huntingdon Rockets, they did just the opposite Friday night at A.R. Simkins Memorial Field. The ...

Blue Pirates earn first win

By Ty R. States For the Mirror WILLIAMSBURG — Anything can happen when winless teams take the field. Friday night’s matchup saw two different halves as Williamsburg hit Tussey Mountain hard with 21 unanswered points to win, 35-22. Both teams were doing good things in the first half as ...

Crushers RB Andrews gives Bedford fits

BEDFORD — Late in the first half of Bishop McCort’s Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Section 2 game with Bedford at Bisons Stadium Friday night, a fleet-footed rabbit thrilled the crowd by running down the field and out of the end zone untouched. McCort senior running back Carnell ...

NB celebrates history with ‘W’

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror LOYSBURG — Northern Bedford honored its 1992 team at halftime against Everett. That team won the school’s first District 5 championship 25 years ago after opening the season with a 34-6 win over the Warriors. That just happened to be the same score the ...

Price powers Portage past North Star

PORTAGE — On Portage’s first offensive series, quarterback Connor Price rushed twice for negative 2 yards, including getting shut out of the end zone on a fourth-and-less-than-1-yard to go. Price more than made up for his two carries as he ran for three touchdowns and threw for another ...

Three defensive touchdowns lift Central

WINGATE — A week after amassing 552 total yards against Penns Valley, Central’s best offense against Bald Eagle Area was its defense. The Scarlet Dragons, amazingly, returned three interceptions for touchdowns, including two by junior linebacker Zach Parks and another by Trystan Detwiler, ...

Lions’ McCoy shows talent

PHILIPSBURG — Justin McCoy might not get the attention of some of Chestnut Ridge’s other offensive weapons, like Logan Hauck, Phillip Dull and Noah Dillow, but he’s a more than capable talent in his own right. “He’s another one of those athletic kids,” Hauck said. “He’s always ...

Friday football scoreboard

Mount Lebanon 63, Altoona 14 (final) Hollidaysburg 49, Brashear 26 (final) Bellwood-Antis 48, Moshannon Valley 6 (final) Northern Bedford 54, Everett 6 (final) Southern Huntingdon 48, Juniata Valley 21 (final) Williamsburg 35, Tussey Mountain 22 (final) Mount Union 47, West Branch 7 ...

Tigers in bounce-back mode

The matchup Game: Brashear Bulls (2-2) vs. Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers (2-2) Where: Tiger Stadium, Hollidaysburg When: Friday, 7 p.m. The coaches: Brashear — Rick Murphy (56-40, 10th year); Hollidaysburg — Homer DeLattre (73-88, 16th year) Series record: Hollidaysburg, 2-0 (first ...

Tigers get two goals from Roach in win over Huntingdon

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidayburg scored four first-half goals on its way to a lopsided 7-1 win over Huntingdon Thursday in high school boys soccer. Jacob Roach had two goals and and assist for the Tigers, Nick Viduya had one goal and an assist, Dominic Daily had a goal and an assist, and ...