Scholastic Sports

Mtn. Lions throttle Bearcats

It was a tale of two quarters for the Altoona Mountain Lions Monday night. Altoona came out of the locker room strong before both the first and third quarters, and rode dominant play in those two periods to a 74-42 high school boys basketball rout of Huntingdon at the Altoona Area High School ...

Male Athlete of Week: McKeirnan coachable, versatile

Name: Conor McKeirnan School: Hollidaysburg Age: 15 Grade: Freshman Sport: Swimming Athlete of the week achievement: McKeirnan won the 50-yard freestyle, 100 butterfly and was part of the winning 200 medley and 400 free relays in a 105-64 win over Tyrone. He also won the 50 free, 200 ...

Female Athlete of Week: Cannistraci a big key for Tyrone

Name: Alexis Cannistraci School: Tyrone Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Girls basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Cannistraci scored 13 points in a 66-35 win over Ligonier Valley, scored 25 points in an 81-46 win over Philipsburg-Osceola in which she hit six 3-pointers, and had ...

Mo Valley’s Brown working for redemption

Moshannon Valley senior Larry Brown admittedly thinks about last year’s Class 2A state tournament a lot, but it’s for the wrong reasons. Brown, who had taken a calculated risk by moving up to 160 for the postseason, was in position to earn a state medal. He was leading Northern Lehigh’s ...

B-A coming together as season moves on

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com CLAYSBURG - The Bellwood-Antis high school girls basketball team demonstrated why it could be in line for a long run in the PIAA Class 2A playoffs with an 80-42 thrashing of Claysburg-Kimmel Monday night. But plenty of obstacles, both in the ...

It would be fun to see Murin-Courtney at Thomas tourney

The Thomas Chevrolet Tournament usually has its share of intrigue, big bouts and great wrestlers. It offers a glimpse at what the wrestling will be like at the Southwest Regional Tournament and the PIAA Class 2A Tournament. The intrigue this year is what weight Athens returning state champion ...

Valley hurt at foul line in setback

SPRING MILLS — The Juniata Valley boys basketball team converted on just 8-of-19 free throws and fell to Penns Valley in overtime, 52-49, Monday night in high school action. Quinn Zinobile led Valley with 15 points, Cameron Collins scored 13, and Jared Pilch added 12. JUNIATA VALLEY (49): ...

Bishop Carroll puts Somerset away early in win

SOMERSET — Bishop Carroll broke out to a 37-10 halftime advantage and cruised past Somerset, 52-23, Monday night in high school girls basketball action. Alyssa Martinazzi led Carroll, up 20-5 after one quarter, with 16 points, and Anna Haigh scored 11. BISHOP CARROLL (52): Borlie 2 0-0 4, ...

Mirror wrestling rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Allen Simmons    Cambria Heights    So    20-4 2. Caleb Holderbaum    Chestnut Ridge    Jr    9-5 3. Hunter Dively    Claysburg-Kimmel    So    13-3 4. Micah DeLattre    Moshannon Valley    So    14-5 5. Robert Sloan    Tussey ...

Reynolds flexes muscles at Ultimate Duels

Reynolds, ranked No. 1 in Class 2A by Off The Mat, flexed its muscles at the traditionally tough Ultimate Duals at Brookville High School on Saturday by going 4-0. The Raiders breezed to wins over Chestnut Ridge, 56-19, Bishop McCort, 66-7, and Burrell, 60-6, before earning a 37-16 victory ...

Altoona White picks up 10th win of the year

The Altoona White freshmen boys basketball team improved to 10-4 Monday, thanks to a 47-19 win over Huntingdon in freshmen boys basketball at the Altoona Area Junior High Fieldhouse. The winners got 15 points from P.J. Charles. Huntingdon got nine points from Nathan Via. HUNTINGDON (19): ...

Big difference: Hungary native Barhacs helping Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG — One of the most fun things about getting to know Laura Barhacs is listening to her speak. “She went to say ‘ego’ one time,” Kassidy McChessney recalled. “She said ‘Eggo.’” It’s understandable. Hungarian is an unusual tongue even by European standards, and ...

Juniata, Saltsburg remain unbeaten

The number of the region’s undefeated scholastic basketball squads was cut in half on area courts last week, as the Moshannon Valley boys fell at home to Bellwood-Antis on Friday, one night after Bishop Guilfoyle handed the Forest Hills girls their first defeat at the Pleasant Valley ...

Tussey too much

By Ryan Spring For the Mirror SAXTON — Andrew Bithell, who is getting healthy at the right time, bookended a stellar two games in two nights’ effort by leading Tussey Mountain to an 82-60 victory over Bedford County rival Chestnut Ridge on Saturday. The 6-foot-6 senior scored 25 ...

Altoona storms back for OT win

Altoona overcame a dreadful second quarter and protected its home court in a 63-56 overtime victory against Gateway Saturday. “It really hit me at halftime when I saw we got outscored, 20-4, in the second quarter,” Altoona coach Doug West said. “I challenged them. I said, ‘you have to ...

Lady Crushers trim Hollidaysburg

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg limited Saint Francis recruit Haley Thomas to just four baskets and 18 points, but fell to the Lady Crushers, 55-39, in high school girls basketball Saturday. McKenna Hurd led the Lady Tigers with 12 points. BISHOP McCORT (55): Thomas 4 9-10 18, Gibbons 0 2-2 ...

Red Devils win Claysburg Pizza Duals

CLAYSBURG  — The Central Cambria wrestling team won the Claysburg Pizza Duals on Saturday, thanks to a 5-0 day that included a 36-34 win over Central in the finals. This is the first time in school history that the Red Devils are 18-0. Central Cambria also beat Southern Huntingdon ...

Whysong helps Altoona finish fifth

MOON TOWNSHIP — The Altoona Area High School gymnastics team competed on Saturday at the Moon Invitational, where the Lady Lions competed in the gold, silver and bronze divisions. In the gold division, Alexis Whysong took second in the vault (9.55), floor (9.20) and the all-around (35.55) ...

Lady Lions come up just short

Moral victories usually aren’t very gratifying, but count Friday night’s game as the exception for the Altoona Area High School Lady Lions. Once-beaten WPIAL powerhouse North Allegheny, ranked second among Class 6A girls basketball teams in the state, invaded the Altoona Area High School ...

Central gets its revenge vs. Tyrone

TYRONE — The Central and Tyrone boys basketball teams are 1-2 in District 6 Class 4A and, after a pair of regular-season barnburners, it wouldn’t be surprising if they collide again in postseason play. They met Dec. 16 in Martinsburg, and Tyrone notched a 60-58 win in overtime. The Golden ...