JOHNSTOWN — After Bishop Carroll Catholic opened the second quarter with a 12-0 run in the PIAA Class 1A quarterfinals against Shade, the Huskies maintained a double-digit lead into the second half before the District 5 champs threatened to pull within single digits early in the fourth ...
JOHNSTOWN — Only one team in each bracket of the state playoffs gets to end its season with a victory.
The Huntingdon boys basketball team won’t be the ones experiencing that in Class 4A, but unlike most teams that walk off the court with their heads down ready for a postseason speech ...
PIAA Class 1A girls quarterfinals
Juniata Valley (6-1) vs. Farrell (10-2)
Teams: Farrell Lady Steelers (14-11); Juniata Valley Lady Hornets (24-3).
Site, time: Armstrong High School, Kittanning, 2:30 p.m.
The coaches: Farrell — Ed Turosky (264-178, 18 years). Juniata Valley — ...
PIAA Class 4A boys quarterfinals
Huntingdon (6-1) vs. Quaker Valley (7-2)
Teams: Quaker Valley Quakers (25-1); Huntingdon Bearcats (23-2)
Site, time: Greater Johnstown High School, 7:30 p.m.
The coaches: Quaker Valley — Mike Mastroianni (350-141 in 19 years at Quaker Valley; 476-185 ...
PITTSBURGH — Bob Gongloff knows the routine this time of year. The veteran Bishop Carroll Catholic High School coach wants his girls basketball teams to understand it, too.
In the PIAA playoffs, seemingly just about anything can happen.
“We just kept our focus,” Bishop Carroll senior ...
JOHNSTOWN — The best offense is a good defense.
At least, that seemed to be the case with the Juniata Valley High School girls basketball team in its PIAA Class 1A second-round playoff game with Berlin Brothersvalley at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Sports Center Wednesday ...
MECHANICSBURG — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic senior Nick Scaramozzino is one of the most confident, positive players in the state.
When A.J. Labriola nailed a 3-pointer to bring his Marauders within three at the end of the first quarter in BG’s PIAA second round Class 2A playoff game against ...
GREENSBURG — Altoona’s season in girls basketball is over.
But what a season it was for the Lady Lions, despite finishing with another loss on Tuesday night to North Allegheny, the state’s top-ranked team.
Altoona (21-5) still boasted the program’s best record since 2005.
PUNXSUTAWNEY — It’s no secret across the state that Bishop Carroll Catholic is known for its pressure defense.
That doesn’t necessarily mean teams can really be prepared for it.
The Huskies forced 24 turnovers, including one that led to Elk County Catholic star Ryan Newton picking up ...
EBENSBURG — Heading to the fourth quarter, Everett trailed Bishop Canevin by three, 35-32, in the PIAA Class 3A second round matchup between the two teams.
At the start of the fourth quarter, BC held the ball out high to force Everett to play them man-for-man, but the Lady Warriors elected ...
2A boys second round
Constitution (12-2) vs. Bishop Guilfoyle (6-1)
Teams: Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders (22-5); Constitution Generals (17-11).
Site, time: Cumberland Valley High School, Mechanicsburg, 7:30 p.m.
The coaches: Bishop Guilfoyle — Chris Drenning (104-49, six years). ...
By Alex Church
For the Mirror
PLUM — In the state playoffs, the team that can force the most turnovers likely holds a better chance to win the game. When a team forces 32 turnovers, the word “likely” is no longer needed.
Bellwood-Antis pressed, trapped and out-hustled West Middlesex ...
By Brian Carson
For the Mirror
LEWISTOWN — With the game on the line it was only fitting that Huntingdon’s Jackson Ritchey was at the charity stripe to win it all.
With the score tied, 72-72, with 10 seconds left in regulation, Ritchey was calm, cool and collected, draining both free ...
Name: Luke Ruggery
School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic
Athlete of the week achievement: Ruggery buried seven 3-pointers and scored 24 points to help BG win its opening-round PIAA Class 2A playoff game, 80-45, over Brockway.
Season update: ...
Name: Bridgid Fox
School: Altoona Area
Athlete of the week achievement: Fox collected 21 points, including 15 in the second half, and grabbed 16 rebounds to help Altoona win its first PIAA playoff game in 13 years with a 54-33 win over Mount ...
PIAA Class 6A girls second round
North Allegheny (7-1) vs. Altoona (6-2)
Teams: Altoona Lady Lions (21-4) vs. North Allegheny Lady Tigers (26-0).
Site, time: Hempfield High School, Greensburg, 6:30 p.m.
The coaches: Altoona — Miriam Colledge (63-32, four years). North Allegheny — ...
The Altoona girls basketball team will get its third shot at undefeated WPIAL champion North Allegheny Tuesday at Hempfield Area High School in Greensburg.
The Lady Lions lost by a point in Wexford, 45-44, in their third game of the season. They also lost, 54-43, in a home game on Jan. ...
A fan bus will be transporting those interested in traveling to the Altoona Lady Lions’ PIAA second-round basketball playoff game with North Allegheny on Tuesday.
The game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Hempfield Area High School in Greensburg. Cost is $20 per person to be paid when entering ...
HOLLIDAYSBURG — There weren’t many key moments in Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s PIAA Class 2A 80-45 drubbing of Brockway at Hollidaysburg Area High School Saturday, but when there were, Luke Ruggery was at the center of them.
Ruggery drilled a 3-pointer to kick off the scoring, added ...
The Hollidaysburg Lady Tigers talked at halftime of Saturday’s PIAA Class 5A first-round game against Palmyra about momentum, and how it can affect a team this late in the season.
The momentum that the Lady Tigers carried over from an exciting end to the first half, however, didn’t ...