Basketball

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 ...

Upset continues JV’s season

HOLLIDAYSBURG — As the fourth seed in the District 6 1A boys playoffs, Juniata Valley was going to have to knock off one of the three higher seeds to qualify for the state playoffs. After falling short against top-seeded Saltsburg in the semifinals Monday, the Hornets upset a 21-win ...

Marauders win convincingly

EBENSBURG — Any concerns that the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic girls might experience a hangover from Monday’s emotional one-point District 6 Class 2A semifinal loss to Bellwood-Antis were dispelled in the first 3 minutes of the consolation game with Blairsville. The Lady Marauders scored ...

Flat B-A squad drops consolation

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Moments after the buzzer sounded to mark the end of the third quarter, Bellwood-Antis’ Tanner Worthing sank a long 3-pointer. Worthing’s heave was one of the few shots that fell for the Blue Devils in the second half of Wednesday’s District 6 Class 3A consolation game ...

Shaw’s 3-pointer puts Eagles in title game

By Alex Church For the Mirror HOLLIDAYSBURG — Tyrone snuck past Central in two entertaining games during the regular season. When the Mountain League teams met up in the semifinals of the District 6 3A girls basketball semifinals Tuesday night, they delivered another thriller. Sydney ...

Labriola, Ruggery key in Guilfoyle win

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror EBENSBURG — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s A.J. Labriola knocked down a 3-pointer on the team’s opening possession in the District 6 2A semifinals against United, and the Marauders were off and running. Labriola and Luke Ruggery combined for seven ...

BC uses big third for victory

Special to the Mirror HOLLIDAYSBURG — For every time top-seeded Bishop Carroll looked like it was going to break away from Williamsburg in the first half, the Lady Blue Pirates found a way to stay within striking distance. Center Laura Barhacs proved to be difficult to handle inside as ...