Scholastic Sports

The Burkes, Kayley and Katie, have set an example for inclusion

By Buck Frank bfrank@altoonamirror.com Jayne Burke refers to it as an “aha’’ moment, one, just like in a cartoon, where a bright light bulb flashes on the television screen when someone develops a brilliant idea. Burke was attending the basketball game of her younger daughter, Kayley, ...

Ridge’s McCoy adds more honors

Name: Justin McCoy School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: McCoy was named Outstanding Wrestler at the District 5 championships and pinned his way through the 152-pound weight class for his fourth district title. Season update: ...

B-A’s Haralson delivers in clutch

Name: Sakeria Haralson School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Haralson had 15 points and 12 rebounds in the ICC championship, a 55-53 win over Everett. She made three out of four free throws in the final 30 seconds and ...

District 6-3A tourney will look different next season

The District 6 Class 3A Tournament will have the same teams as last season, but it will look significantly different next season. Philipsburg-Osceola and Bald Eagle Area have always wrestled in the Class 3A tournament since the class division split in 1974, but they will be competing in the ...

Mirror wrestling rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Kai Burkett Chestnut Ridge Fr 29-7 2. Hunter Walk Tyrone Fr 22-12 3. Garrett Misiura Glendale Fr 21-13 4. Ian Crouch Central Fr 18-15 5. Hunter Horton Tussey Mountain Fr 12-12 Ones to watch: Greg Edwards, Bed; Matthew Davis, CH; Collin Sparr, JV 113 POUNDS 1. ...

Damsels find positives despite playoff exit

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com HOUTZDALE — Nervous energy filled Moshannon Valley’s gymnasium throughout the entire fourth quarter during the Damsels’ District 6 2A first round playoff game against United Monday. As Moshannon Valley battled back from an 11-point ...

Damsels find positives despite playoff exit

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com HOUTZDALE — Nervous energy filled Moshannon Valley’s gymnasium throughout the entire fourth quarter during the Damsels’ District 6 2A first round playoff game against United Monday. As Moshannon Valley battled back from an 11-point ...

Bad start, and finish, doom Panthers

By Rick Weaver For The Mirror RURAL VALLEY — Penn Cambria basketball coach Jim Ronan has seen this play out for most of the season. More of the same led to an early playoff exit for the Panthers. A cold start followed by a brutal fourth quarter proved to be too much for Penn Cambria to ...

Bad start, and finish, doom Panthers

By Rick Weaver For The Mirror RURAL VALLEY — Penn Cambria basketball coach Jim Ronan has seen this play out for most of the season. More of the same led to an early playoff exit for the Panthers. A cold start followed by a brutal fourth quarter proved to be too much for Penn Cambria to ...

Haigh happy to see this Red Flash team

By Nate Ritchey nritchey@altoonamirror.com LORETTO — During Saturday’s loss to Sacred Heart, Saint Francis came out flat, with very little intensity and paid for it with a loss to a team it had no business losing to. On Monday, against Fairleigh Dickinson, the Red Flash made sure they ...

Playoff parade (District 5)

3A boys THE SCOOP: By any measure, the Everett Area and Chestnut Ridge boys basketball teams have enjoyed great seasons. Chestnut Ridge won the Sideling Hill League championship. Everett defeated the Lions last week to secure the No. 1 seed in District 5 Class 3A over Ridge. Whichever team ...

Hornets slip up in ICC final

By Nate Ritchey nritchey@altoonamirror.com CLAYSBURG — During a timeout with 7.4 seconds remaining in the Inter-County Conference boys championship game, the song “We Are The Champions” played briefly overhead. While it was played a little early, with Southern Fulton clinging to a ...

Ridge crowns 8 champs

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com JOHNSTOWN — The beat went on for Chestnut Ridge and its defending state champion, Justin McCoy, at the District 5 Class 2A Wrestling Tournament Saturday night at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Sports Center. McCoy became just the ...

Area wrestlers have tough night

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com Huntingdon had won four straight District 6 Class 2A titles, but that streak had to come to an end at some point. On Saturday night, the streak was ended by Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy. Saint Joseph’s ran away with the team title by 59.5 ...

Playoff parade

6A boys THE SCOOP: This has been a trying season for the Altoona Area boys basketball team and its coach, Doug West. The Mountain Lions have had a hard time putting it all together, and the competition they’ll face in the district tournament is pretty stout. On the positive side, ...

Bellwood-Antis survives Everett to capture title

CLAYSBURG — The Bellwood-Antis girls basketball team went 25-5 last year and advanced all the way to the PIAA Class 2A final four. Two of those five losses came in the the Inter-County Conference title game and District 6 finals, however, leaving the team that played deep into March without ...

BG finally breaks through

JOHNSTOWN — All season long, Bishop Guilfoyle has relied on the one-two punch of Luke Ruggery and A.J. Labriola. The pair normally rotate between being the leading scorer on a game-by-game basis. Friday’s Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference title game against Johnstown was no different, ...

Bishop Carroll survives McCort

JOHNSTOWN — A young and pesky Bishop McCort team drew within 21-20 of Bishop Carroll midway through the second quarter in Friday’s Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference girls title game. Instead of wilting under the pressure, a more battle-tested Bishop Carroll squad hunkered down on ...

After upset, Eagles’ Hicks one of 17 area semifinalists

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com Tyrone’s Jamal Hicks missed 14 matches during the regular season with a broken hand he sustained during a morning workout. Hicks came back for the final dual meet against Bellwood-Antis, but he really announced his return on the first day of the ...

Hollidaysburg heads to playoffs with victory

HOLLIDAYSBURG — A late addition to the Hollidaysburg boys basketball schedule gave the eight seniors on the squad one final home game, and they took full advantage. The Golden Tigers raced out to an 18-7 after one quarter thanks to the hot-shooting of Casey Ottaway and Ethan Haupt and went ...