Lopsided girls scores becoming more common

Ford City’s 56-0 pasting of Leechburg last Monday drew attention from all over the state, but one-sided games have been becoming more and more commonplace, and the Altoona Mirror region hasn’t been immune, especially on the girls side.

Just on Friday, the Altoona girls raced out to a 43-0 lead on Brashear before settling in for an 81-10 win that gave the Lady Lion subs plenty of varsity playing time. Unbeaten Berlin has won games by 54, 50, 48 and 40 so far, while Southern Fulton has won games by 56 and 53.

The Bellwood-Antis Lady Blue Devils have really hit a stride lately. The Lady Devils scored the first 36 points against Glendale on Jan. 15. They’ve followed that up with strong first quarters against Penns Valley and Mount Union, jumping out to a 28-5 lead on the former last Monday and a 42-8 advantage on the latter on Friday.

Of course, Bellwood also scored a much closer win against Bishop Guilfoyle in that stretch, as well.

Point made

Bishop McCort’s Nemo Trexler moved into second place on Bishop McCort’s all-time scoring charts in Saturday’s loss to New Hope Academy, passing Pete O’Connor.

Trexler now has 1,385 points, seven more than O’Connor.

The 6-foot-4 Trexler, though, still has a long way to go to get the top spot: Paul Deibert scored 1,603 points for the Crimson Crushers.

Record watch

Mifflin County’s one-point win over State College on Friday put the Huskies in some rarified air.

It made them 8-8.

They are the only District 6 Class AAAA boys team with at least a .500 record. Altoona could have gotten there on Saturday, but the Mountain Lions game with Shaler was called off, so they stayed at 6-7. Central Mountain’s 5-8, and State College is 1-15.

Big winners

A pair of Indiana County coaches recently notched milestone victories.

On Wednesday, Homer-Center boys coach Bob Rado picked up his 400th win. Rado’s in his 35th year as a head coach, which includes a stint at Indiana.

The next night, Indiana girls coach got win No. 300. Woodall’s been with Indiana 18 years

Cheer factor

The Saltsburg girls had to postpone their game with Purchase Line on Thursday, but the recent string of cold, snowy weather had nothing to do with it.

The school’s cheerleading team qualified for the PIAA’s new cheerleading state competition. Eight of Janelle Reed’s 15 Lady Trojan players also are cheerleaders, so she’d have barely enough to put a team on the floor had they played.

The game will be made up Feb. 3.

Grade A

While Bishop Carroll and Bishop Guilfoyle are justifiably getting most of the District 6 Class A hype, new kid on the block St. Joseph’s might not be one to sleep on.

The Wolves beat Cameron County on Saturday, 60-55. Cameron County was 15-0 before that loss.