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Baseball

Hollidaysburg’s Grassi will get chance at Miami, Ohio

For the second time in as many days, a Blair County baseball product has committed to a Division I program. Hollidaysburg senior-to-be Joey Grassi announced on Twitter late Monday night that he’d continue his baseball career at Miami University in Ohio. “I like the facilities there, and ...

Luensmann commits to South Carolina

Travis Luensmann has spent most of his high school athletic career traveling anywhere he was given the opportunity to throw a baseball. But that entire journey, as well as the success he’s experienced on the Bellwood-Antis varsity team and with personal coaches like State College’s Troy ...

2019 Mirror baseball all-stars

FIRST TEAM Cory Lehman C Sr. Tyrone Notable: First-team Mountain League All-Star hit .410 with 12 extra-base hits and 21 RBIs. Devin Renzi 1B Sr. Central Cambria Notable: All-LHAC selection hit .565 with 11 extra-base hits and stole 10 bases. Was winning pitcher against PIAA 1A ...

Szynal honored as CPL top coach

Hollidaysburg Area High School’s Jon Szynal was named the Central Penn Baseball League coach of the year for 2019. Szynal led Hollidaysburg to the league title. Altoona infielder Matt Hartman made the CPL all-star team for the second straight season. He was joined on the all-star team ...

Control issues cost Mounties

DUBOIS — Philipsburg-Osceola rode a literal perfect storm throughout the postseason that, up until Thursday, allowed the Mounties to start star sophomore pitcher Ryan Whitehead in each game. With no rain in the forecast, senior Bubba Slogosky took the mound for P-O in its PIAA Class 3A ...

Glendale, Claysburg stay close

Claysburg-Kimmel and Glendale both will stay in the Mirror’s coverage area as they move into the quarterfinal round of the PIAA Class 1A softball playoffs. The District 6 champion Lady Bulldogs will take on District 9 champion DuBois Central Catholic very close to home at Mount Aloysius at ...

BG shut down by Laurel

CRESSON — A very successful and very special 2019 baseball season came to an end for the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Marauders late Monday afternoon. After winning the District 6 Class 2A championshp last week, the Marauders lost a pitchers’ battle, 2-0 to WPIAL third-place ...

Dixon’s 2-run double paces Mounties

BUTLER — Ryan Whitehead gave Philipsburg-Osceola a golden opportunity to win the District 6 Class 3A title last week when he kept Mount Union scoreless into extra innings, but the Mounties couldn’t capitalize. Isaiah Dixon was determined not to let it happen again. The senior designated ...

Hopewell downs Bisons

EVERETT — Give credit where it’s due. The Bedford Bisons, champions of District 5 after a mixed bag of a season that included a five-game losing streak the week before the start of the playoffs, played hard until the wheels came off the cart. Hopewell’s Jake McGovern played a large ...

Welcome to the club

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School athletic teams and championship hardware go hand in hand. When it comes to district and state sports titles, BG has more than its share of banners, plaques and trophies on display at the Pleasant Valley school. Another was added Wednesday morning. And, ...

Bedford going back to states

PUNXSUTAWNEY — With confidence in his starting pitcher and some sage advice for his hitters, Bedford Bisons coach Adam Arnold got just about everything he wanted from Wednesday’s District 5/9 Class 3A Sub-Regional finals matchup with Brookville. The most important result was the 6-3 win ...

Trojans edge P-O in pitchers’ duel

For senior right-handed pitcher Dylan Gearhart and the rest of the Mount Union High School baseball team, Tuesday afternoon’s District 6 Class 3A championship win was more than just a single victory. It was the completion of a mission, and the fulfillment of a dream. “Nobody worked ...

BG re-scheduled for this morning

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s District 6 Class 2A baseball championship game against top-seeded West Shamokin was postponed Tuesday. The game is scheduled to be made up this morning at PNG Field at 10 a.m., but the importance of getting the game in as quickly as possible is significant as the ...

College signing: Owen Kravetz: Chatham baseball

Name: Owen Kravetz High school: Altoona Area Hometown: Altoona Sport: Baseball Position: Outfielder College choice: Chatham Other colleges considered: Kings College, Arcadia University Why I picked Chatham: “I loved the campus, and I felt that it was a perfect fit for academics ...

Claysburg, Glendale highlight ICC softball team

LOYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel and Glendale, which will play for the District 6 Class 1A championship on Thursday, placed a combined nine team members on the 2019 Inter-County Conference North All-Star Team. Claysburg was represented by infielders Emily Claar and Haileigh Reed, outfielder ...

Whitehead pitches P-O into championship

SIDMAN — Giving up a solo home run right away is usually a sign that it’s not going to be a good afternoon for you. Ryan Whitehead allowed a lead-off bomb to start, but otherwise, there was no getting to the Philipsburg-Osceola pitcher. The sophomore struck out 13 batters as the No. 6 ...

Tussey Mtn. eliminated

BEDFORD — The Tussey Mountain baseball team fell to top-seeded Rockwood, 8-5, on Friday in the District 5 Class 1A semifinals at Bedford Area High School. Tussey had jumped out to a 4-0 lead but was unable to hold its advantage. Rockwood’s Jack Pletcher threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings of ...

Marauders avenge last year’s loss to Blue Devils

Bellwood-Antis prevented Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic from advancing to the District 6 Class 2A baseball championship game last season, and the Marauders returned the favor Thursday. BG got a solid pitching performance from Danny Carrieri and five RBIs from Gaige Reighard while knocking off B-A, ...

Golden Eagles’ impressive season comes to end

TYRONE — The rain stayed away from the Harry K. Sickler Sports Complex Thursday afternoon for the District 6 Class 3A semifinal between Tyrone and Mount Union, and the visiting fourth-seeded Trojans made the best of their opportunity. Tyrone starting pitcher Kevin Lehner got rocked by the ...

Bishop Carroll falls to McCort

JOHNSTOWN — According to Bishop Carroll High School baseball coach Bill Schenk, the seniors on this year’s team left an admirable legacy, and the overall squad itself scratched and clawed through every game over the entire season. Carroll won its first playoff game in eight years when the ...