Basketball

Whitfield’s shot lifts Lady Lions to gratifying title

CRESSON - Paige Whitfield thought she cost Altoona the girls District 6 Class AAAA championship when she fouled Ali Treglia with the score tied and just 12.6 seconds left.Just moments later, Whitfield was leaping up and down with her arms raised in the air while getting mobbed by teammates and ...

Bearcats edged

JOHNSTOWN - Huntingdon fought back from a 16-point first-half deficit and held a short-lived three-point advantage, only to fall short, 56-54, to top-seed Somerset in a District 6 Class AAA semifinal at Richland High School."We wanted to throw up as many shots as possible to try to get us back ...

High school basketball capsules

THURSDAYBOYSDistrict 6 Class AAAA championshipTeams: Altoona Mountain Lions (9-12); State College Little Lions (12-10).Site, time: Mount Aloysius College Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center, Cresson, 7:30 p.m.The coaches: Altoona - Paul Hasson (56-81 in six years at Altoona, 213-207 in 17 ...

B-A girls close strong for win

HOLLIDAYSBURG - The first half of Wednesday's District 6 Class AA girls semifinal between Bellwood-Antis and Tyrone indicated that the defenses would have to win the game.But at the end of the third quarter, the Lady Devils pulled away.Second-seeded Bellwood outscored the third-seeded Lady ...

BG girls down 2nd-seeded BC

EBENSBURG - For most of the first half of its District 6 Class A girls semifinal on Wednesday, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic led Bishop Carroll Catholic but couldn't quite shake the Lady Huskies.With 12 seconds left, Anna Audley and Marina Scipioni put the finishing touches on Carroll.After making ...

Warriors top Blue Devils

HOLLIDAYSBURG - The Bellwood-Antis boys basketball team beat West Branch twice in the regular season, but West Branch won the one that counted most.Skyler Krise sank 1-of-2 free throws with 2.8 seconds left in overtime to give West Branch a 54-53 victory over Bellwood in the District 6 Class AA ...

Easy win puts Carroll in finals

By Jim FergusonFor The MirrorEBENSBURG - The only thing standing between the Huskies of Bishop Carroll and another trip to the PIAA District 6 title game was 12-10 Saltsburg. The two met Wednesday night at the Central Cambria High School gym.By the end of the first quarter, it became clear to ...

Portage on its way to district title tilt

By Matt MaiselFor the MirrorEBENSBURG - Portage coach Travis Kargo had to invoke one of the all-time greats to think of the last time the Mustangs played for a district championship."Probably not since Len Chappell was here," Kargo joked, referring to the Portage native and NBA All-Star of the ...

Lady Mustangs find out why Blairsville one of top teams in the state

By Rick WeaverFor the MirrorEBENSBURG - Portage coach Lance Hudak knows Blairsville is seeded No. 1 in District 6 for more reasons than one.The Bobcats jumped on the Mustangs from the opening tap and never trailed in their 54-23 victory in a District 6 Class A playoff semifinal game Wednesday ...

Red Devils come up short in semis

By Philip Cmorpcmor@altoonamirror.comEBENSBURG - Coaches want their teams to be peaking come playoff time, so playing a third-place game is an iffy proposition."Consolation games are always tough," Central Cambria boys basketball coach Adam Stephan said. "Especially after the disappointment ...

Tigers tame Trojans

EBENSBURG - Hollidaysburg Area High School first-year boys basketball coach Brad Lear said he was looking back at the questionnaires he had his Golden Tiger varsity players fill out before the season and discovered that 13 of 14 listed winning a District 6 championship as their goal.The 14th ...

Tussey bows out in semis

BERLIN - It wasn't the prettiest District 5 Class AA semifinal boys basketball playoff game ever played, but the Berlin Brothersvalley defense had one of its best performances this season.Berlin prides itself on defense, and the Mountaineers (19-4) limited Tussey Mountain to poor first shots ...

Juniata knocks out Lady Bearcats in semifinals

LEWISTOWN - It's been awhile since Huntingdon has seen the brand of intense, full-court pressure of a Kevin Kodish-coached team.The Bearcats found out about the old Mountain League rival coach's team Tuesday night as AAA newcomer Juniata startled the Lady Bearcats early but didn't stifle them ...

Defense leads Bearcats into semifinal round

TYRONE - With the school's all-time leading scorer in Nate Gearhart at his disposal, Huntingdon coach Nick Payne hasn't had to worry all that much about his team putting points on the board.That wasn't the case on Monday, as Huntingdon overcame an off-night from Gearhart and used a stingy ...

Defense leads Bearcats into semifinal round

TYRONE - With the school's all-time leading scorer in Nate Gearhart at his disposal, Huntingdon coach Nick Payne hasn't had to worry all that much about his team putting points on the board.That wasn't the case on Monday, as Huntingdon overcame an off-night from Gearhart and used a stingy ...

B-A continues turnaround season by beating Crushers

EBENSBURG - Bellwood-Antis boys basketball coach Brent Gerwert has reason to be proud.One year after finishing the season well under .500, the Blue Devils clinched a berth in the PIAA Class AA state playoffs by virtue of a 59-57 victory on Monday night against Bishop McCort in a District 6 ...

Revenge game: Altoona knocks out Lady Tigers

TYRONE - Thanks to a fabulous second quarter, the third time was a charm for the Altoona Area High School Lady Lions Monday night.After having lost both of their regular-season games to archrival Hollidaysburg, the Lady Lions emphatically squared accounts in the semifinal round of the District ...

Huskies run past Bishop Guilfoyle

HOLLIDAYSBURG - In December, it seemed pretty certain that Bishop Carroll and Bishop Guilfoyle would meet to decide the District 6 Class A boys basketball championship for a third year in a row.The Huskies and Marauders did face off again in the playoffs on Monday night, and, while a district ...

Female Athlete of Week: Boring a strong leader for CC

Name: Taylor BoringSchool: Central CambriaAge: 17Grade: JuniorSport: BasketballAthlete of the week achievement: Boring scored 23 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter when she went 9-of-10 at the foul line, and also had nine rebounds and five steals in the Lady Devils' 48-46 District 6 ...

McCort starts fast to beat CC

JOHNSTOWN - Central Cambria had to wait nearly a week to play after its first round upset of Ligonier Valley in the District 6 Class AA girls basketball playoffs.With the way top-seeded Bishop McCort started on Monday, the extended layoff may have been irrelevant.Haley Thomas led three Crimson ...