Basketball

Marauders cruise into final

EBENSBURG — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic scored just four points in the first five minutes of Monday’s District 6 Class 2A semifinal game against Penns Manor at Central Cambria High School. With their shots not falling, the Marauders went to a full-court press. A two-point deficit with ...

Lady Hornets come out ‘firing’ in win

HOLLIDAYSBURG — No, it isn’t an elaborate case of deja vu. Although, “Juniata Valley is playing for the district championship” does seem to be working itself into the common local prep sports vocabulary of late. For the second time in two days, the Valley faithful’s “Hornets” ...

Bellwood-Antis shoots past top seed PM

EBENSBURG — Top-seeded Penns Manor played its game Monday night against fourth-seeded Bellwood-Antis in the District 6 Class 2A semifinals at Central Cambria High School. Unfortunately for the Lady Comets, that game usually results in 2-point field goals. The Lady Blue Devils also played ...

Hudson makes up for lost time

Name: Olivia Hudson School: Altoona Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Hudson scored a game-high 17 points, including seven in the fourth quarter, to help Altoona capture the District 6 Class 6A championship with a 50-38 victory over State ...

Unbeaten ’Cats defend 4A title

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Huntingdon came into Saturday’s District 6 Class 4A championship game unbeaten in large part due to an excellent transition game, but the Bearcats didn’t really get much of a chance to show it off against the slower-paced Central. But the four-plus minutes they got loose ...

Carroll uses 21-0 run in victory

EBENSBURG — The Bishop Carroll boys basketball team is known for playing great defense. If the Huskies can shoot like they did in the District 6 1A semifinals, they’ll be tough to beat. Carroll (19-4) bolted out to a 21-0 lead and knocked down 10-of-20 3-point shots for the game in a ...

Lions put up fight in finale

EBENSBURG — The Altoona Area High School boys basketball team’s season ended not without a fight on Saturday afternoon. The Mountain Lions went up against a taller and more athletic Erie team in the District 6-8-10 Class 6A subregional play-in game at Central Cambria High School and ...

Lady Rangers extend legacy

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Forest Hills girls basketball program has become synonymous with championships in District 6 under coach Carol Cecere, having won eight in the past 10 years. It’s something Patrick Cassidy wants to do with his Huntingdon Lady Bearcats. “They have been in this ...

Richland ousts Highlanders

JOHNSTOWN — After falling behind by 11 points at the half against Richland, Cambria Heights used a third quarter run to get back into the game. It appeared that the lead would be cut to at least five points when Liam Wholaver hit a basket midway through the third quarter and a foul was ...

Hornets make final with overtime win

BOALSBURG — A year ago, top-seeded Juniata Valley was upset in the semifinals by Saint Joseph’s Academy. This season as the No. 3 seed, the Hornets are headed to the district championship game after they knocked off the second-seeded Wolves on their home court, 78-75, in overtime Saturday ...

Tyrone shoots its way to win

TYRONE — Tyrone relied on its long-range shooting early and then seemed to have an answer for every United comeback attempt late in the game Saturday night. The second-seeded Lady Eagles hit eight first-half 3-pointers to take a double-digit lead at halftime and didn’t let that advantage ...

Bishop Carroll makes title game

EBENSBURG — The Bishop Carroll Catholic girls basketball team found itself in unstable territory early this season with the suspension of coach Bob Gongloff and several players leaving the team. The Lady Huskies found their footing somewhere along the way, however, and managed their way ...

Glendale falters in fourth in playoff loss

By Rob Longo For the Mirror FLINTON — After a combined four wins the previous three seasons, Glendale was in uncharted territory in the first round of the boys District 6 2A playoffs Friday against Penns Manor. And although the Vikings didn’t look lost with their hot start, they ...

Blue Devils beat Wolves, move on to semis

RURAL VALLEY — Bellwood-Antis spent nearly two hours on a chartered bus en route to its District 6 Class 3A basketball playoff game at West Shamokin. A chance for late-afternoon nap? No, way. Blue Devils coach Kevin Conlon said the players stayed up and focused throughout the 1 hour, ...

Paola’s size, skills too much for Central Cambria in loss

LIGONIER — Adam Stephan knew what was coming when he took his Central Cambria boys basketball team to Westmoreland County for a District 6 Class 3A quarterfinal-round game Saturday night. The ninth-seeded Red Devils were facing a huge task — literally — when they met top-seeded, ...

Lady Tigers roll past DuBois

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Missing 17 straight 3-point shots to start a game won’t lead to many wins, but the Hollidaysburg girls basketball team more than made up for it with tenacious defense and points off turnovers. The Lady Tigers broke open a low-scoring game with an 18-3 run to start the ...

Marauders obliterate N. Cambria

Bishop Guilfoyle left little doubt Friday night why it was tabbed the top seed in this year’s District 6 2A high school boys basketball tournament. Luke Ruggery and the Marauders came out firing on all cylinders and completely stymied eighth-seeded Northern Cambria, 80-13, in the district ...

Lady Devils oust Heights, move to semis

EBENSBURG — Splitting the regular-season series with Cambria Heights in two tightly-contested games, the Central Cambria girls basketball team wasn’t in the mood for any nail-biters Friday night. Using superior post play and a balanced scoring attack, the Lady Red Devils defeated the ...

district 6 4A championship capsules

GIRLS D6 4A girls championship Teams: Huntingdon Lady Bearcats (14-8); Forest Hills Lady Rangers (19-3). Site, time: Hollidaysburg Area High School, 1 p.m. today The coaches: Huntingdon — Patrick Cassidy (45-45 in four years at Huntingdon). Forest Hills — Carol Cecere (total ...

PC girls savor state playoff berth

CRESSON — Basketball at any level is a game of runs and swings of momentum. In a District 6 Class 3A quarterfinal girls playoff game Friday night, third-seeded Penn Cambria enjoyed the largest and most significant ones. After dominating the first quarter and building a 19-4 lead, Penn ...