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Bittersweet ending: Marauders fall just short in state title game

HERSHEY — Math, Civics & Sciences began Friday’s PIAA Class 2A state championship game holding poses after 3-point shots and jogging back on defense. The Mighty Elephants spent the moments after the final buzzer celebrating wildly, knowing they’d survived a dog fight to eke out a ...

Thumbs up on brilliant career: Ruggery leaves impressive legacy at Guilfoyle

HERSHEY — When Bishop Guilfoyle was huddling in its final timeout with 5.2 seconds left down by two points, every person wearing purple in the Giant Center thought Luke Ruggery was going to hit a miraculous game-winning 3-pointer to win the state title. His clutch fourth quarter against ...

Marauders will return strong team

HERSHEY — When Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic lost four starters to graduation last season, a lot of people lowered their expectations for the Marauders. Even though BG blitzed its way through the District 6 Class 2A playoffs, there were still doubters when it came to playing state playoff ...

Berlin girls capture their first state championship

HERSHEY — Berlin Brothersvalley, a member of the WestPAC and the District 5 champions, won the PIAA Class 1A state title Friday with a 41-32 victory over Lourdes Regional at the Giant Center. The title was the first in the Somerset County school’s history. Lourdes Regional defeated ...

Twice is nice: Lady Devils win second straight state title

HERSHEY — A downpour hit Hershey early Thursday afternoon, and Bellwood-Antis found a way to bring the storm inside the Giant Center. The Lady Blue Devils made it rain 3-pointers and finished the game with 12 treys in a 66-57 victory over West Middlesex to win Bellwood’s second consecutive ...

Campbell again comes through in the clutch

HERSHEY — Bellwood-Antis junior star Alli Campbell doesn’t want the credit when the Lady Blue Devils win, but she wants to shoulder the load when they rarely lose. A lot of star players say that, but when Campbell does, you can tell she’s sincere. Campbell once again led her team to a ...

Rudel: BG boys look to make history

One of the many great things about the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic boys basketball team’s charge to its first PIAA championship game is now the Marauder faithful not only have a storied past but a team to celebrate today. And sometimes it takes a team like this one to shine that light. For ...

Decker does it: Big 3-pointers spark Bellwood

HERSHEY — It’s hard to imagine anyone predicted that Bellwood-Antis junior guard Macy Decker would lead her team in scoring at halftime in the PIAA Class 2A championship game. Count West Middlesex coach Mike Williams among those surprised after Decker drilled three first half 3-pointers ...

BG boys preview capsule

Teams: Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders (27-2); Math, Civics & Sciences Mighty Elephants (22-9) Site, time: Giant Center, Hershey, Friday, 2 p.m. TV: PCN Radio: JACK-FM (107.1) The coaches: Bishop Guilfoyle — Chris Drenning (131-53, seventh year); Math, Civics & Sciences — Lonnie ...

B-A notebook: Haralson plays through pain

HERSHEY — Sakeria Haralson took a couple of hard shots from West Middlesex players during Thursday’s game. On the first rough contact, she was attended to on the floor and replaced by Olivia Musselman for the final 57.9 seconds of the first quarter. The second blow came just before ...

BG boys nipped in 2A final, 54-52

The PIAA Class 2A boys basketball championship trophy almost turned purple. Bishop Guilfoyle’s gallant effort fell just short in the Class 2A title game as the Marauders lost to Math, Civics & Sciences, 54-52, Friday afternoon at the Hersheypark Arena. BG, bidding for its first PIAA ...

Seeing red

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com A lot of people in the area predicted a rematch in the PIAA Class 2A championship between District 6 foes Bellwood-Antis and Juniata Valley, but West Middlesex coach Mike Williams had a different one in mind more than a year ago. “That’s a ...

BG’s top scorer cleared to play in title tilt

From Mirror reports Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School senior Luke Ruggery will be hoping to flash a big toothy smile late Friday afternoon. Ruggery received emergency dental work late Tuesday night and will be starting in Friday’s 2 p.m. PIAA Class 2A championship basketball game ...

Knockout punch

VANDERGRIFT — Luke Ruggery’s smile spoke a thousand words Tuesday night after the senior led Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic to its first appearance in the PIAA championship game. Blood oozed from Ruggery’s bottom lip and the gap where part of one of his front teeth used to be made his speech ...

B-A earns return trip to state final

WILLIAMSPORT — Just seconds into Bellwood-Antis’ PIAA Class 2A semifinal game against Mahanoy Area Monday, a boisterous opposing student section began chanting “overrated” and “ball hog” at Lady Blue Devils star Alli Campbell. Bad move. A motivated Campbell sparked Bellwood to ...

Cold second half dooms Lady Warriors against Reds

GREENSBURG — A vocal celebration was well under way down the hall at Hempfield Area High School on Monday night, when Everett girls basketball coach Keith Moyer slowly stepped out of a quiet Warriors locker room while studying a score book. Moyer was surveying the second-half damage that ...

Delone Catholic pulls away from Lady Red Devils late

LEWISTOWN — Delone Catholic saved its best for last in Monday night’s PIAA Class 3A girls basketball semifinal matchup with Central Cambria at Mifflin County High School. An inside bucket by Central Cambria senior forward Jenna Bauer tied the score at 33-33 with just over five minutes ...

Nevins’ future still in doubt after board meeting

ROARING SPRING — The Spring Cove School Board tabled an item during its meeting Monday night that was to address terminating Central High School boys basketball coach Reggie Nevins. Nevins has requested a public hearing on the matter, which is to be scheduled for a later date. There was no ...

History repeats for Marauders

When Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic takes the floor tonight, it will be the first time in 45 years that the Marauders’ boys program has played in a PIAA semifinal game. BG has shot its way past much taller opponents to get to this point, something the 1973-1974 Marauders had in common with this ...

3 area girls teams try to earn spot in Hershey

Three area girls basketball teams will take the court tonight with the chance to play for the PIAA championship later this week on their minds. Two of those teams, Everett and Central Cambria, are in uncharted territory. The other, Bellwood-Antis, is in the PIAA semifinals for the third ...