Basketball

Huskies humbled in semis

MONROEVILLE — March may be a time for miracles, but, more times than not, the better team wins. Bishop Carroll Catholic played with pride for 32 minutes, but it was no match for the size and talent of Kennedy Catholic. The Huskies fell, 77-30, to the Golden Eagles in the PIAA Class 1A ...

JV, BC know each other well

A year ago, the District 6 Class 1A champion Bishop Carroll Catholic girls basketball team appeared to be steam-rolling its way to the state championship game when District 6 runner-up Juniata Valley crashed the party and knocked off the Lady Huskies in the PIAA semifinals. Now it’s Bishop ...

Extra work pays off for Bellwood-Antis girls

LORETTO — As Hershey kisses rained down on the floor at DeGol Arena Monday, the Bellwood-Antis girls basketball team let out a year’s worth of frustration. Tears were flowing, hugs were aplenty, and, of course, chocolate was eaten following the Lady Blue Devils’ 41-36 win over ...

Reed playing at high level

Name: Sydney Reed School: Juniata Valley Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Reed scored a game-high 17 points for Juniata Valley in its victory over Berlin Brothersvalley and then scored 13 points for the Lady Hornets in their PIAA quarterfinal win ...

Carroll’s Ertter makes point

Name: Carson Ertter School: Bishop Carroll Catholic Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Ertter scored 16 points in Bishop Carroll’s victory over Elk County Catholic and then added 11 points in the Huskies’ triumph over Shade in the ...

Tonight’s PIAA basketball playoff preview capsule

Bishop Carroll (6-2) vs. Juniata Valley (6-1) Teams: Juniata Valley Lady Hornets (25-3); Bishop Carroll Lady Huskies (25-2) Site, time: Altoona Area High School Fieldhouse, 7 p.m. The coaches: Juniata Valley — Rachelle Hopsicker (121-53, seven years). Bishop Carroll — Bob Gongloff ...

Carroll-Valley girls game moved to 5 p.m.

Because of reported bad weather, tonight's PIAA Class 1A girls basketball western final between Bishop Carroll Catholic and Juniata Valley at the Altoona Area High School Fieldhouse has been moved to 5 p.m. The game previously had been scheduled for 7.

B-A girls, Carroll boys hope to punch ticket to state final

Minutes after Bellwood-Antis defeated Chartiers-Houston in the PIAA Class 2A quarterfinals, star sophomore Alli Campbell was informed her Lady Blue Devils were playing Blairsville in the semifinals. “Are we?” said Campbell as a smile came over her face. “Good. Good to ...

Lady Hornets buzz past quarterfinal opponent

KITTANNING — The only time Halee Smith looked uncomfortable Saturday at Armstrong High School was when a television camera and several reporters surrounded her following Juniata Valley’s PIAA Class 1A quarterfinal game with Farrell. She certainly looked fine on the court, scoring a ...

Mirror Classic reunites Anders, Payne

The head coaches for the 13th annual Altoona Mirror Basketball Classic are set. Deanna Jubeck of Hollidaysburg Area High School and Brock Anders of Williamsburg Community High School will guide the Blair County boys and girls teams, respectively, while Rachelle Hopsicker of Juniata Valley ...

BC-JV scheduled for the Fieldhouse

Juniata Valley and Bishop Carroll IV will take place at the Altoona Area High School Fieldhouse, the same site the teams played for the right to go to the PIAA Class 1A championship last season. The District 6 champion Lady Hornets will play the runner-up Lady Huskies at 7 p.m. on ...

Tonight’s PIAA basketball capsules

BOYS PIAA Class 1A semifinals Bishop Carroll (6-1) vs. Kennedy Catholic (10-1) Teams: Kennedy Catholic Golden Eagles (21-4); Bishop Carroll Huskies (20-8). Site, time: Gateway High School, Monroeville, 7:30 p.m. The coaches: Bishop Carroll — Cosie Aliquo (198-104, 11 years). ...

Lady Huskies set up rematch of D6 final

KITTANNING — Bishop Carroll Catholic coach Bob Gongloff has been his team’s harshest critic during the playoffs. Despite cruising through the first two games in the PIAA Class 1A bracket, Gongloff said his team needed to show him more. The Lady Huskies finally put a smile on their ...

B-A to play at SFU; Carroll at Gateway

The Bellwood-Antis girls and Bishop Carroll boys have received their marching orders for their PIAA high school basketball semifinal games on Monday. The Lady Blue Devils will face District 6 runner-up Blairsville in the Class 2A semis at Saint Francis University’s Degol Arena in Loretto at ...

Team effort puts B-A girls in semis

JOHNSTOWN — For anyone out there who thought the Bellwood-Antis girls basketball team would struggle without its leading scorer, Alli Campbell, on the floor would be sadly mistaken after what happened Friday at Greater Johnstown High School. With an average of 26.3 points per game, Campbell ...

Huskies keep rolling into final four

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 ...

Big year for ’Cats halted

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 ...

today’s piaa basketball playoff preview capsules

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 — ...

Tonight’s PIAA basketball playoff preview capsules

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 ...

Martinazzi propels Lady Huskies­

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 ...