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Panthers ousted after Muncy rally

MUNCY — Nothing came easy this season. Costly injuries could have derailed Northern Bedford’s season as could have a six-game losing streak. Through it all, the Panthers kept moving forward. Against the odds and despite playing most of the season without three potential starters, Northern ...

PIAA preview capsule

PIAA Class 2A play-in round TONIGHT BOYS Muncy (4-3) vs. Northern Bedford (4-3) Teams: Northern Bedford Black Panthers (11-14); Muncy Indians (13-12). Site, time: Muncy Area High School, 6 p.m. The coaches: Northern Bedford — Shawn Hicks (21-27, two years). Muncy — Jason Gresh ...

Altoona, Hollidaysburg to host first-round games

From Mirror reports The PIAA announced the sites for its first round basketball tournament games on Sunday, and a half-dozen of them are being played in the heart of Blair County. At least 16 opening-round games involving teams from the Altoona Mirror coverage area will be played on Friday ...

Altoona, Hollidaysburg to host first-round games

The PIAA announced the sites for its first round basketball tournament games on Sunday, and a half-dozen of them are being played in the heart of Blair County. At least 16 opening-round games involving teams from the Altoona Mirror coverage area will be played on Friday and Saturday. There ...

Altoona’s Manley captures third regional crown

With a school-record third Northwest Regional Class 3A title under his belt, Altoona’s Cole Manley, can now look forward to winning that elusive state title he’s been shooting for his whole career. Manley captured his third title with a 9-5 win over DuBois’ Kolby Ho in the 132-pound ...

Devils savor 3A title

CRESSON — Before his Central Cambria boys basketball team tipped off its District 6 Class 3A championship game with top-seeded Richland on Saturday night, Red Devil junior Matt Holsinger made a promise to his older brother Dan, a starter on the only CC team to win D6 hoops gold back in ...

Lady Eagles settle for second

CRESSON — Basketball is a much easier game when the shots you take are 2 feet long compared to shooting from the perimeter all day. Tyrone obviously knew that coming into its game with West Shamokin for the District 6 Class 3A girls championship at Mount Aloysius College on Saturday, but ...

B-A girls defeated in closing seconds

(Updated 10:55 a.m. Saturday) By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com LORETTO — Frustration was a word nearly everyone from Bellwood-Antis kept repeating Friday night, and it was also the perfect word to describe almost everyone associated with the Lady Blue Devils. B-A gave ...

Marauders beaten at the buzzer

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com LORETTO — Considering the phenomenal way Bishop Guilfoyle shot the ball from behind the arc, it was only fitting Friday night’s District 6 Class 2A boys basketball championship game came down to a 3-pointer. Unfortunately for the Marauders, that ...

Season now over for Lions

By Stephen Flinn For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — Altoona played for a chance to advance to the state playoffs Friday night but was not able to overcome Taylor Allderdice’s relentless defense. The Mountain Lions came close but fell, 50-39, as the Dragons pulled away in the fourth quarter ...

Lady Panthers’ spirited effort falls short

JOHNSTOWN — The Northern Bedford County High School girls basketball team played with plenty of heart in Friday night’s District 5 Class 2A championship game against McConnellsburg at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Sports Center. And the Lady Panthers also had plenty of reason ...

Lady Pirates keep season going

HOLLIDAYSBURG — With Williamsburg leading by five points in the fourth quarter, Laura Barhacs drew a foul and walked to the free-throw line. With the Portage student section taunting her from the far corner of the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School gymnasium, Barhacs calmly knocked down ...

Basketball preview capsules

District 6 Class 3A girls championship Teams: Tyrone Lady Eagles (21-3); West Shamokin Lady Wolves (23-2). Site, time: Mount Aloysius College Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center, Cresson, 4 p.m. today The coaches: Tyrone — Luke Rhoades (164-97, 11 years). West Shamokin — Frank ...

BC girls pull away in 4th for title

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com LORETTO — The scene was familiar for Bishop Carroll Catholic Thursday night at DeGol Arena. The Lady Huskies poured out onto the floor in a mob while hoisting the District 6 Class 1A title for the second consecutive year. Their opponent, ...

No. 1 seed too much for Pirates

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com LORETTO — Brock Anders got a late start as Williamsburg High School boys basketball coach, being hired in August and not really working much with the team until mid-November because of a good football season for the Blue Pirates. Anders and the ...

Win gets Dragons a No. 3 seed

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror HOLLIDAYSBURG — Central led Tyrone by eight at halftime in the District 6 3A girls semifinals Tuesday and were 16 minutes from advancing to the championship game. Tyrone came back, however, and won by two, ending Central’s dream of a district ...

Black Panthers hold on to edge Township

BEDFORD — Taking the first step and setting the tone is important for any team to do in most games. In a do-or-die playoff game, it becomes imperative. Fifth-seeded Northern Bedford got off to a solid start in its District 5 Class 2A boys basketball consolation-round playoff matchup with ...

PIAA H.S. Basketball Capsules

FRIDAY GIRLS District 6 Class 2A championship Teams: Bellwood-Antis Lady Blue Devils (22-3); Bishop McCort Lady Crushers (20-4). Site, time: DeGol Arena, Saint Francis University, Loretto, 6 p.m. The coaches: Bellwood-Antis — Jim Swaney (154-27 in seven years at Bellwood-Antis, ...

Fast start propels CC into state tourney

By Alex Church For the Mirror HOLLIDAYSBURG — After Lauren Stevens made a free throw to open up a 1-0 Central Cambria lead, a tiny, but tenacious, Red Devils’ student section sarcastically chanted, “It’s all over.” As it turned out, they were onto something. Central Cambria ...

College signing

Gina Harvey: Clark Summit University basketball Name: Gina Harvey High school: Cambria County Christian Hometown: Hollidaysburg Sport: Basketball Position: Center/forward College choice: Clark Summit University Other colleges considered: Penn State Altoona and Bob Jones ...