Scholastic Sports

BG’s Yasulitis shows versatility

Name: Josh Yasulitis School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Yasulitis rushed for four touchdowns in the first quarter and added a 25-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter in a 59-13 District 6 Class 1A ...

Tigers’ playoff game at Mansion Park

From Mirror reports The Hollidaysburg Area High School football team won’t be traveling far this weekend. The Golden Tigers’ PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal game against District 7 champion Gateway will be held at Altoona’s Mansion Park Stadium at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Hollidaysburg brings ...

Phillip Swartz: Lindenwood volleyball

Name: Phillip Swartz High school: Altoona Area Hometown: Altoona Sport: Boys volleyball Position: Outside hitter College choice: Lindenwood University (Mo.) Other colleges considered: Daemen College (N.Y.), Lewis University (Ill.), Grand Canyon University (Ariz.) Why I picked ...

Alyssa Martinazzi: Saint Francis track and field

Name: Alyssa Martinazzi High school: Bishop Carroll Catholic Hometown: Cresson Sport: Track and field Events: Sprints, jumps, relays College choice: Saint Francis University Other colleges considered: Duquesne, UNC Wilmington, Juniata, Robert Morris Why I picked Saint ...

Matt Holsinger: Pitt-Johnstown basketball

Name: Matt Holsinger High school: Central Cambria Hometown: Ebensburg Sport: Basketball Position: Forward College choice: University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown Other colleges considered: Lock Haven, Bloomsburg, Hope Why I picked UPJ: “My parents are both alumni of UPJ and have ...

Olivia Smith: Davis & Elkins softball

Name: Olivia Smith High school: Central Hometown: Martinsburg Sport: Softball Position: Shortstop College choice: Davis & Elkins (W.Va.) Other colleges considered: Morgan State, Saint Vincent, IUP Why I picked Davis & Elkins: “I connected with the team and the coach and ...

Negley, Hollen, Ferguson named Mtn. League MVPs

TYRONE — Central’s Ashley Negley and Tyrone’s Tina Hollen and Andrew Ferguson were among those honored as MVPs by the Mountain League recently. Negley was the MVP in girls soccer, Hollen in girls tennis and Ferguson in boys golf. Huntingdon placed seven players on the Mountain League ...

Ligonier Valley beats McCort in final

Unbeaten Ligonier Valley won its second straight District 6 Class 2A football championship Saturday night. It wasn’t easy, though. Bishop McCort had more yardage and dominated time of possession, particularly in the first half, but Ligonier trimmed the Crimson Crushers, 19-12, in a pouring ...

Selinsgrove ousts Bellefonte

Bellefonte grabbed an early 3-0 lead in its state playoff game against Selinsgrove on a Chris Persiko 30-yard field goal, but the play before, Dylan Deitrich was driven to the turf just after he threw the ball, injuring his collarbone. The Red Raiders dual-threat quarterback did not return, ...

Homer-Center advances to face Bishop Guilfoyle

HOMER CITY — Homer-Center blanked Ferndale, 18-0, in the District 6 Class 1A football semifinals on Saturday night. Homer-Center will now face Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic in the championship game next weekend. Cobe Daugherty’s 82-yard interception return for a touchdown was the big play ...

BG storms into final

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Both the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic players and coaches said the team didn’t play its best football in a District 6 Class 1A quarterfinal win over Claysburg-Kimmel coming off a first-round bye a week ago. The Marauders played much better this week. BG looked sharp on ...

High school football preview capsules

FRIDAY Grove City vs. Hollidaysburg District 6-8-10 Class 5A championship Who: Grove City Eagles (11-0) vs. Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers (7-3) When: Tonight, 7 p.m. Where: Pat Corrigan Field, Clymer Coaches: Grove City — Sam Mowrey (24-19, four years). Hollidaysburg — Homer ...

Clarion rallies past Ridge in fourth quarter

By Nate Ritchey nritchey@altoonamirror.com WINDBER — For two straight years, Chestnut Ridge won the District 5 Class 2A championship only to fall in the first round of the state playoffs to District 9 champion Karns City. This year, with a large group of seniors that had been starting ...

Third-quarter scoring flurry lifts Little Lions

DANVILLE — Now that’s what you call getting things done in a hurry — especially with things looking kind of grim. Yet when you get to postseason play, it’s not about how it looks. It’s all about who comes out on top. Down two scores early in the second half, State College scored ...

NBC holds heads high after loss

SLIPPERY ROCK — Senior Jourdan Townsend is a two-way standout at wideout and cornerback for the Farrell High School football team and is attracting attention from major college football programs. The 5-foot-11, 160-pound Townsend is being recruited by Kansas State University, although he ...

No debate: Golden Tigers are champs

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com CLYMER — Patrick Young took the handoff from Brady Walters to the left, sidestepped a defender, then assumed the characteristics of a human pinball, bouncing off three would-be tacklers, spinning and bounding into the end zone. He wouldn’t be ...

Rangers edge ’Cats for title

Huntingdon players consoled each other with hugs and pats on the helmet. Some of the Bearcats couldn’t hold back the tears. Bearcat senior running back Ian Border still had his chinstrap on as he watched Forest Hills players being announced after the Rangers captured the District 6 Class 3A ...

Friday night football scoreboard

Bishop Guilfoyle 59, Juniata Valley 13 (final) Forest Hills 32, Huntingdon 25 (final) Hollidaysburg 30, Grove City 27 (final) Clarion 20, Chestnut Ridge 14 (final) Farrell 34, Northern Bedford 19 (final) State College 21, Delaware Valley 14 (final) Ridgway 9, Curwensville 7 ...

Grove City at end of long wait for Tigers

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com It’s apparently become a rite of fall: The Hollidaysburg Area High School football team gathers steam to finish the regular season only to have its postseason start delayed at the station. It happened in 2016, and the Golden Tigers never were able ...

Hudy trying to keep ’Cats focused only on Rangers

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com Huntingdon Area entered the 2017 football season with dreams of a Mountain League championship, a District 6 Class 3A title and maybe even an undefeated regular season. The Bearcats came close, but a late-season upset loss at Central robbed them of ...