Scholastic Sports

Rossman rounds into form

CLEARFIELD — Hannah Rossman always has seemed to find her best performances when the track and field season is reaching prime time. “I’ve been struggling,” Rossman said. “It always happens. Then, in the last few meets, it all happens, and it’s all so quick.” The switch seemed ...

Weyandt’s slam lifts C-K

FLINTON — Corryne Weyandt hit a grand slam in the top of the sixth inning to turn a 3-2 deficit into a 6-3 lead as Claysburg-Kimmel defeated Glendale, 6-4, for the second time this season in high school softball action on Tuesday. Lexi Mulhollen hit a pair of homers for the Lady Vikings, ...

Guilfoyle’s Talko reaches D6 2A singles final

Bishop Guilfoyle’s Ryne Talko will play for the District 6 Class 2A singles tennis championship again. Talko, the No. 2 seed and defending champ, won two matches on Tuesday and will face top-seeded Adam Kush of Westmont Hilltop in the championship match at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Altoona ...

Juniata Valley routs Pirates

WILLIAMSBURG — Quinn Zinobile had two hits and scored two runs, and Kris Harker tripled among his two hits as Juniata Valley scored four runs in the first and four more in the seventh to down Williamsburg, 8-0, Tuesday in high school baseball. Seth Derugen held Williamsburg to just one hit ...

Altoona boys, girls sweep tri-meet

The Altoona boys and girls swept a tri-meet with Gateway and Penn Hills in high school track and field Tuesday at Mansion Park. The Atoona boys beat Gateway, 104-46, and Penn Hills, 101-48, with Daiquain Watson winning the high jump, long jump and anchoring the winning four-by-100 ...

Nominations sought for Mirror awards

The Mirror is seeking nominations for special awards to be presented at its 12th annual Athlete of the Year banquet on Monday, May 22. Area high schools are invited to submit nominations for the Ron Rickens Sportsmanship Awards, the Dean Rossi Leadership Award and the Erin (Johnson) Kelly ...

McElwain makes hard work pay off

Name: Saige McElwain School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: McElwain hit a solo homer in a 4-2 win over Cambria Heights on Monday, she homered, tripled and drove in a run in a 13-5 win against Juniata Valley on Tuesday, and she ...

Petrunak’s passion propels Portage

Name: Scott Petrunak School: Portage Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Petrunak went 3-for-5 with a double and four RBIs in a 14-3 win over Windber on Tuesday, he was 2-for-2 with a double, four runs and three RBIs and pitched a five-hitter while ...

Hornets knock off Trojans

ALEXANDRIA — The Juniata Valley baseball team handed Mount Union its first loss of the season Monday, thanks to a 5-4 win at home over the Trojans in high school action. Bryce Hensor had two hits and two RBIs for the winners, who also got two RBIs from Jake Houck. Teammate Quinn Zinobile ...

Fasolo’s five RBIs help Altoona rally from a four-run deficit

FLINTON — Lindsey Fasolo had three hits and drove in five runs to lead the Altoona softball team to a 6-5 win at Glendale in high school softball action Monday. Glendale, which led 5-1 after three innings, got two RBIs from Lauren Clarkson and two hits each from Makenzie Lukehart, Lexi ...

Bisons top BG in tight match

Caleb Beidle and Willie Bonn each had a singles win, and the doubles teams of Luke Dague and Zach Kachman and Lance Dague and Joey Windows each picked up victories as Bedford topped Bishop Guilfoyle, 4-1, in high school tennis action Monday at Mansion Park. Ryne Talko won at No. 1 singles for ...

Lions’ Snyder takes first in three events

WARFORDSBURG — The Southern Fulton boys beat Tussey Mountain, 85-61, and Chestnut Ridge, 82-67 in high school track and field on Monday. Levi Snyder won the 110 hurdles, high jump and triple jump for Ridge, and Evan Germaux won the 100 and 200 dashes for Tussey. The Southern Fulton girls ...

Central uses big inning to score come-from-behind win

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror The Curve Classic championship game turned on a handful of batters in the fifth inning. Five straight Central batters reached base on four singles and a walk. Four of them scored to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 5-3 win over Hollidaysburg and claim the ...

Portage captures Schultz tourney

JOHNSTOWN — Scott Petrunak pitched a complete-game four-hitter, and most outstanding player Kyler Swires belted a home run as Portage topped WestPAC North rival Conemaugh Township 6-2, in the finals of the Gene Schultz Memorial Tournament in high school baseball at Point Stadium on Sunday ...

Mirror track honor roll

BOYS 100 dash: Howe, Ho, 10.95; Chadbourn, BG, 10.97; Weaver, T, 11.16; Dull, CR, 11.24; Sankey, BG, 11.24 200 dash: Chadbourn, BG, 23.09; Mitchell, T, 23.20; Sankey, BG, 23.28; Maykovich, BC, 23.41; Germaux, TM, 23.54; Lawhead, A, 23.54; Rippin, NC, 23.54 400 dash: Howe, Ho, 52.38; ...

McKnight’s big day propels Central

There isn’t usually much to worry about when it comes to the Central High School baseball team, but coming into Saturday’s Curve Classic semifinal game against Claysburg-Kimmel, the Dragons had a few concerns. Star Alex Hoenstine was attending Penn State’s Blue-White Game where he will ...

Altoona tennis team wins invite

CEDAR CREST — The Altoona Area High School boys tennis team won the Cedar Crest Invitational on Saturday with a 3-2 win over Cedar Crest in the finals. Altoona (12-2) beat Red Lion, 5-0, in the semifinals. In the finals, Altoona got a singles win from Tyler Rispoli and doubles wins from ...

JV, P-O take consy games

Jacob Hensor and Quinn Zinobile each drove in two runs for Juniata Valley in its 7-6 eight-inning win over Bishop Guilfoyle in a consolation game it the Curve Classic at PNG Field on Saturday. JUNIATA VALLEY (7): S. Derugen cf 320, J. Hensor 2b 413, Grissinger pr 000, B. Hensor p-ss 211, ...

Central senior Liebal delivers game-winning hit

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror With his team leading Juniata Valley 2-1 in the third inning, Central’s Hunter Liebal stepped to the plate with a chance to extend the lead. The bases were loaded with no outs, but Liebal popped out to the catcher. Central scored just one run in the inning. ...

Tigers need 8 to get win

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror Altoona’s two-year reign as the Curve Classic champion came to an end on Saturday. Sam Servello and his Hollidaysburg teammates saw to that with an eight-inning 6-4 win over the Mountain Lions at Peoples Natural Gas Field in the tourney ...