Basketball

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 ...

Storm clouds gathering around Nevins

Reggie Nevins’ future as the Central High School boys basketball coach may gain some clarity tonight. The Spring Cove School Board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. and, though it doesn’t name him specifically, as of Sunday, the agenda included a motion to terminate an employee, believed to ...

PIAA basketball capsules

Tonight PIAA Class 3A girls semifinals Teams: Central Cambria Lady Devils (20-7); Delone Catholic Squirettes (24-4) Site, time: Mifflin County High School, Lewistown, tonight, 7 p.m. The coaches: Central Cambria — Brittany Sedlock (82-50, fifth year); Delone Catholic — Gerry ...

BG overcomes 13-point deficit to reach final four

VANDERGRIFT — When Kyi Wright’s half-court heave glanced off the backboard and the final buzzer sounded, it set off a raucous Bishop Guilfoyle celebration with deafening noise filling the Kiski Area High School gymnasium with fans and students all over the court. With the 55-52 victory ...

ICC stars selected

Many area athletes were recognized recently when the Inter-County Conference released its all-star teams for the 2018-19 winter sports season. In boys basketball, Juniata Valley’s Quinn Zinbobile and Cameron Collins, along with Bellwood-Antis’ Nathan Wolfe and Mason Yingling, as well as ...

Campbell helps carry B-A to win

LEWISTOWN — When Bellwood-Antis is playing at its best, Alli Campbell is distributing the ball to open teammates for easy baskets and scoring when she sees the opportunity. That didn’t happen in the first half of Friday’s PIAA Class 2A quarterfinal game against York Catholic at Mifflin ...

CC in first final four

GREENSBURG — Nobody expected this. It had been 21 years since Central Cambria had played in the PIAA quarterfinals in girls basketball, and the outcome didn’t favor the Lady Red Devils, who seemingly have been content some years just to make a trip to the state tournament. But now, ...

Everett on historic run

GREENSBURG — The Everett Area High School girls basketball team is in uncharted territory. The Lady Warriors became the first team in their program’s history to reach the semifinals of the PIAA state tournament, punching their ticket into the PIAA Class 2A semis with a 59-36 quarterfinal ...

PIAA quarterfinal preview capsules

Friday’s girls games PIAA Class 3A quarterfinals Teams: Central Cambria Lady Devils (19-7); Beaver Lady Bobcats (19-5) Site, time: Hempfield Area High School, Greensburg, Friday, 7:30 p.m. The coaches: Central Cambria — Brittany Sedlock (81-50, fifth year); Beaver — Greg Huston ...

On to the Elite Eight: Marauders take out Coudersport on playoff path

DuBOIS — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic didn’t score 100 points like it did in its last state playoff victory. But runs of 11-0 and 14-4 in mere minutes spread between the second and third quarter proved to be just as devastating in a 77-65 victory over Coudersport in the second round of the ...

Tussey falls short

EBENSBURG — Tussey Mountain coach Todd Gates knew his team needed to knock down the majority of its shots and stay out of foul trouble if it was going to beat Vincentian Academy in the second round of the PIAA Class 1A playoffs. Unfortunately, the Lady Titans weren’t able to do ...

Early deficit too much for BC girls

WINGATE — All season long, the Bishop Carroll Catholic High School girls basketball team has played its games with a trademark type of heart, fight and never-say-die spirit. The Lady Huskies followed that blueprint again Wednesday night in a PIAA Class 1A second-round playoff game against ...

Bearcats’ big year ends

DuBOIS — You can’t often say that a team lost its first game of the season in the second round of the state playoffs. You wouldn’t have expected it, either. Not with the roll the Huntingdon Bearcats had been on the past couple of months, but that was exactly the case Tuesday night at ...