Basketball

Michelone, Knorr spark Blue Pirates in battle of runs

WILLIAMSBURG — Coaches often say basketball is a game of runs. The Williamsburg/Philipsburg-Osceola matchup in the opening round of the Williamsburg Blue Pirate Boosters Holiday Tournament was one big run after another from start to finish with the Blue Pirates getting the better of the ...

Lady Lions take tourney title

With four players 5-foot-10 or taller, the Altoona girls basketball team’s length can make it difficult for opposing teams. The Lady Lions’ size advantage has proven particularly effective on the defensive end of the court. For the fourth straight game, Altoona has held the opposition ...

Queen gives BG problems

At 6-foot-4, 275 pounds, Jayvion Queen is a future offensive lineman for Colgate University’s football team. However, before he goes to college, Queen hopes to help the Altoona Mountain Lions win some basketball games this winter. Queen was King of the Court Thursday night, pouring in 22 ...

Huskies reign in Cambria

EBENSBURG — For Bishop Carroll, the third time proved to be the charm. But it was anything but routine, despite Bishop Carroll leading by as much as 15 in the third quarter of Thursday’s 30th annual County Seat Tournament championship game. Central Cambria, winners of the last two ...

Shaw helps Tyrone girls edge Penn Cambria

TYRONE — The finished product wasn’t a work of art, but Tyrone Area High School girls basketball coach Luke Rhoades will graciously accept it nonetheless. Tyrone overcame an early 8-0 deficit, grabbed control of the game in the second quarter, and staved off a determined comeback bid by ...

Claar, Claysburg will meet Shuke, Bedford in tourney final

CLAYSBURG — Emily Claar’s 21 points pushed Claysburg-Kimmel to a victory over United and secured the Lady Bulldogs a spot on the Claysburg-Kimmel Holiday Tournament championship game in high school girls basketball action Thursday. Megan Hartman added 12 points for the Lady ...

40-0 run helps Highlanders claim title

PATTON — Cambria Heights embarked on an incredible 40-0 run and breezed past Moshannon Valley, 53-27, in the championship game of the Cambria Heights Holiday Basketball Tournament on Thursday night. The Highlanders (4-5) erased an early 5-3 deficit by scoring the last 25 points of the first ...

Four Eagles hit double figures in win

TYRONE — Tyrone had four players score in double-digits as it was able to pull out an 83-63 win in the opening round of the Northern Blair Kiwanis Reliance Bank Tournament on Thursday night in high school boys basketball. Parker Mitchell led all scorers with 22 points, followed by Jake ...

Central Cambria upends Portage

EBENSBURG — Central Cambria captured a win over Portage in the second game of the Stevens Carpet One Holiday Tournament on Thursday night. Though the Lady Mustangs were the home team on the scoreboard, the Lady Red Devils were able to come out on top, 56-44, in front of their home crowd. ...

Scaramozzino gives BG a boost

Nick Scaramozzino’s hot shooting got Bishop Guilfoyle started, and later he had a timely blocked shot that helped the Marauders finish. Scaramozzino scored 11 of his game-high 23 points in the first quarter, and a key rejection of a layup attempt near the end of the game lifted the BG boys ...

Lady Lions edge Lady Marauders

The Altoona girls basketball team has played in three tournaments this season, and three times the Lady Lions have advanced to the championship game. After losing to highly-ranked North Allegheny by one point in the finals of a tip-off tournament, Altoona won the Jaffa Shrine ...

Lady Dragons down Lady Tigers

Size — or the lack of it — eventually caught up with the Hollidaysburg Lady Tigers on Wednesday. Playing with no one taller than 5 feet, 7 inches, Hollidaysburg managed to stay within striking distance of Central for three quarters in the opening round of the Sheetz for the Kidz Holiday ...

Devils steal the momentum

TYRONE — Bellwood-Antis got off to a slow start in its first-round game against Tussey Mountain in the Reliance Bank-sponsored Tyrone Holiday Basketball Tournament hosted by Northern Blair County Kiwanis Wednesday night. But once the Blue Devils got untracked, there was no stopping them. ...

Huskies, Red Devils set up another rematch

EBENSBURG — Bishop Carroll and Central Cambria alike produced disruptive defensive performances that turned into an explosive offensive display in the first halves of their respective games on Wednesday night at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School. The cross-town rivals earned a third ...

Heights gets Knights in final

PATTON — Cambria Heights raced to a 15-2 lead and then overcame a sluggish second quarter to secure an 83-53 victory against Glendale on the opening night of the Cambria Heights Holiday Basketball Tournament on Wednesday night. The Highlanders will face Moshannon Valley, a 42-36 winner ...

Huntingdon beats JV for tourney title

HUNTINGDON — Jayton Smith made five of Huntingdon’s 10 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 21 points to lead the undefeated Bearcats over Juniata Valley, 68-43, in the boys championship game of the Huntingdon Lions Basketball Tournament on Wednesday at Juniata College. Tournament MVP ...

Reed’s hot shooting sends Valley to tourney title

HUNTINGDON — Tournament MVP Sydney Reed made 6-of-7 from 3-point range, finishing with 21 points as Juniata Valley squashed Huntingdon, 66-20, in the championship game of the Huntingdon Lions Holiday Tournament in girls basketball on Wednesday night. Reed also had four assists, while Halee ...

Claysburg-Kimmel falls at Mt. Union

MOUNT UNION — Cade Keithley and Blayde Shawley pinned their opponents, but Claysburg-Kimmel came up short against Mount Union, 48-22, in a high school wrestling dual meet on Wednesday night. The dual victory was the Trojans’ 600th in school history. 106—Beatty, MU, won by forfeit; ...

Altoona among hosts for holiday

The Altoona Sheetz For the Kids Tournament for boys and girls basketball teams will highlight a busy week of competition for schools in the Mirror coverage area during the holiday week. Four Blair County Schools — Altoona, Tyrone, Williamsburg and Claysburg-Kimmel — will host ...

JV, Huntingdon in finals

HUNTINGDON — Juniata Valley and Huntingdon will meet in tonight’s 8:30 p.m. boys championshp game in the Huntingdon Lions Shootout at Juniata College. Juniata Valley defeated Mount Union, 74-57, and Huntingdon topped Southern Huntingdon, 85-62, in opening-round games Tuesday ...