Scholastic Sports

Kendziora leads Lady Tigers

TYRONE — Rita Kendziora completed her second-half hat trick with a little help from Alyssa Bell as Holildaysburg scored five goals after halftime to shut out Tyrone, 5-0, in high school girls soccer on Saturday. Bell finished with a goal and two assists, and a fifth Lady Tiger goal was ...

Big second half lifts Hollidaysburg

TYRONE — Other than its first possession of the game, when it scored a touchdown, Hollidaysburg couldn’t get anything going in the first half against Tyrone because of three turnovers. The Golden Tigers certainly got their running game going in the second half. Led by the running of ...

Rangers topple Guilfoyle

SIDMAN — Senior quarterback Adam Cecere recently became Forest Hills’ all-time leader in passing yards. Two of the Rangers’ wideouts, seniors Forrest Wolfhope and Jake Shope, are among the leading pass-catchers in the region. It’s a deadly combination, as Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic ...

Mountain Lions fall flat after inspiring first half

MECHANICSBURG — Altoona jogged off Harry Chapman Field at halftime feeling pretty good about its prospects in the second half. The Mountain Lions had just stuffed Cumberland Valley on four straight runs inside the 3-yard line to preserve their 21-14 lead as both teams headed into the locker ...

Blue Devils put up 35 in first en route to ‘W’

By Jim Lane For the Mirror BELLWOOD — This one was over early. Really early. Zach Mallon returned the opening kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown, Bellwood-Antis scored 35 points in the first quarter and went on to mercy-rule Mount Union, 42-0, in an Inter-County Conference contest Friday ...

Bulldogs hold off pesky NB

By Scott Franco sfranco@altoonamirror.com LOYSBURG — Going into Friday night’s Inter-County Conference matchup with a 2-5 Northern Bedford team, Claysburg-Kimmel coach Matt Bilchak said he and his staff stressed all week to his Bulldogs to not take the Panthers lightly. “I think it ...

O-line, defense power Panthers

CRESSON — On senior night, Penn Cambria running back Derek Brown had 262 rushing yards and tallied two scores as the Panthers shut out Somerset, 25-0, Friday. “Derek played an outstanding game tonight, as did our whole team,” Penn Cambria coach John Franco said. “The credit goes to ...

Blue Pirates find silver lining in 0-8 campaign

By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com WILLIAMSBURG – At 0-8, the Blue Pirates are looking for small victories to grow from this season, and they found a few Friday night. Visiting West Branch scored the game’s first four touchdowns and the last three en route to a 49-16 victory, but ...

Highlander defense bounces back

LORETTO — Adjustments on defense coming into the second half Friday night worked wonders for Cambria Heights as it defeated Central Cambria, 28-20, at Saint Francis University. “I thought we played a good game tonight,” Cambria Heights coach Jarrod Lewis said. “We left a couple cheap ...

JV holds back Knights

By Rich Murawski For the Mirror HOUTZDALE — Leading 14-6 early in the fourth quarter Friday, the Juniata Valley defense was on its heels as Moshannon Valley was knocking on the door inside the Hornets’ 30-yard line. But Kyle Derugen came up with a huge play when he jumped in front of ...

Tussey improves to 7-1

By Ty R. States For the Mirror SAXTON — The disparity in records between Tussey Mountain and Glendale didn’t matter in the early going Friday night. The Vikings led 6-0 after the first quarter, but the Titans’ defense shut down their opponents, and five rushing touchdowns sent them ...

Rockets explode to victory over Warriors

By Nate Ritchey nritchey@altoonamirror.com THREE SPRINGS — The identical 5-2 records heading into Friday night’s contest seemed to indicate that the battle between Everett and Southern Huntingdon would be a close affair. Unfortunately, for the Warriors, it was anything but as dropped ...

Huntingdon rolls over Mounties

PHILIPSBURG — It looked like the Huntingdon Bearcats and Philipsburg-Osceola Mounties were going to have a close, hard-hitting football game Friday evening in the early stages at P-O’s multipurpose field. The Mounties led just 7-6 after the first quarter, but it was all Huntingdon the ...

Regional football roundup

Ligonier Valley 49 No. Cambria 6 LIGONIER — Senior wide receiver Aaron Tutino scored on a 59-yard pass from quarterback John Coldwell in the first quarter to set a new state record for touchdown receptions for a career as Ligonier Valley poured on the points in a win over Northern ...

Huskies see lead disappear in 2nd half

SPRING MILLS — With a one-point lead at halftime, and an offense that was having decent success, the Bishop Carroll football team was feeling pretty confident. But a low snap on punt on the first possession of the second half set up Penns Valley in prime territory, and the Rams turned it ...

Lady Lions celebrate senior day victory

Altoona celebrated its senior day with a 6-3 victory over DuBois in high school girls tennis action at Penn State Altoona on Friday. Alese Rinker, Emma Skelley, Eve Hogan, Zoe Wilson, Isabella Frank and Emily Neil earned singles wins for the Lady Lions, who improved to 8-4. Seniors honored ...

Central starts fast but can’t hold off Bellefonte

LOCK HAVEN — It wasn’t the prettiest of wins, but after a two-game slide, Bellefonte just needed to re-enter the win column. The Red Raiders scored 21 consecutive points following a 12-0 drought to drop the Central Dragons, 21-12, on homecoming Friday night. “Things will definitely be ...

Berardinelli’s big game lifts Altoona

HOLLIDAYSBURG — It was another one of those Altoona-Hollidaysburg rivalry games. You know — throw out the record books, etc. The schools’ boys soccer teams clashed at Tiger Stadium on Thursday night and the Mountain Lions used a pair of Alex Berardinelli penalty kicks and a ...

BG hoping to rebound against Rangers

The Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference schedule can be a very unforgiving one. Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic coach Justin Wheeler knows all about it. After losing, 42-0 last Saturday to a very talented Richland team, the Marauders will get no reprieve this week. They travel to Sidman tonight ...

Plenty to be decided in high school football

Coaches preach constantly to take each game one at a time and to never look ahead. But that doesn’t mean we can’t. The final three weeks of the high school football regular season begin tonight, and there’s still plenty to play for and to be decided. Altoona holds a very slim point ...