Basketball

CC finds a way to win in OT

By Sean WechtenhiserFor the MirrorJOHNSTOWN - Monday night's District 6 Class AA boys playoff game between Cambria Heights and Central Cambria had more ups and downs than a roller coaster.The Highlanders held a 10-point lead late in the third quarter, before seeing the Red Devils use an 11-0 ...

Report: McCort choice had domestic violence charge

PITTSBURGH - Retired NFL player Artrell Hawkins Jr.'s alma mater has rescinded its decision to hire him as football coach.Bishop McCort High School in Johnstown announced Wednesday that the school had hired Hawkins, a 1994 graduate, to replace a coach who resigned the day before.But Sunday ...

Lady Devils send strong message

HOLLIDAYSBURG - The Bellwood-Antis Lady Blue Devils kicked off their District 6 Class AA basketball title defense Friday night and let the rest of the field know it's going to be a tough task to stop them from repeating.After a slow beginning, the Lady Devils held Southern Huntingdon to a ...

Tussey girls open with rout

SAXTON - Breana Kendrick wants to be a physical therapist someday, which goes hand in hand with her favorite subject in high school, anatomy."I just think it's really cool to see all of your muscles and stuff," Kendrick said.Salisbury-Elk Lick's girls basketball team saw more of Kendrick than ...

Blairsville cruises by C-K girls

HOLLIDAYSBURG - Claysburg-Kimmel coach Jeff Appleman made sure his Lady Bulldogs savored their first-round playoff victory over Conemaugh Valley, because he knew what loomed next.At least, he thought he knew.Top-seeded Blairsville forced turnovers on the first 12 Claysburg possessions en route ...

Morral lifts Everett to final

EVERETT - Everett had a tough time shaky off a scrappy, pesky Windber team on Friday night.The Lady Ramblers came ready to play as they grabbed a lead after one quarter of play. However, from that point on, the Lady Warriors took control.Second-seeded Everett controlled the final three quarters ...

Snowed out

All District 6 basketball playoff games scheduled for today have been postponed until Monday. Additionally, the District 5 boys game between Tussey Mountain and Berlin Brothersvalley is postponed until Tuesday.

Lady Panthers fall

BOSWELL - A 10 and a half minute scoreless drought to open the game proved disastrous for Northern Bedford in Friday night's District 5-AA girls basketball semifinal contest, and the Lady Panthers' season came to a close with a 57-25 loss to top-seeded North Star."We knew they were going to ...

Playoff games moved to Saturday; Quad-A field set

District 6 postponed seven of its nine playoff games slated for Thursday night. All seven now are being played on Saturday afternoon.The Portage doubleheader also has a new site, being changed from the Altoona Area High School Fieldhouse to Penn Cambria. The Lady Mustangs meet Juniata Valley at ...

Lady Eagles succeed at foul line

HUNTINGDON - On a night in which most area playoff games were postponed due to frigid temperatures, the Tyrone girls basketball team took awhile to warm up themselves.The Lady Eagles shook off a slow start and used an 18-for-22 effort from the free throw line to hold off Penns Valley, 46-40, in ...

Ridge advances to final

NEW PARIS - The top-seeded Chestnut Ridge boys basketball team hasn't won a District 5 championship in 23 years.They stand one win away from snapping that drought.Ridge pulled away in the fourth quarter - following a strong defensive performance - for a 54-39 victory over fourth seeded Everett ...

BG puts it together in 3rd

EBENSBURG - Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic outscored Homer-Center, 26-7, in the third quarter to overcome an early scare.The No. 3 seed Lady Marauders took down the No. 6 seed Wildcats, 68-45, in District 6 Class A quarterfinal girls basketball playoff action Thursday night at Bishop Carroll High ...

Burk keys C-K victory

By Rick WeaverFor the MirrorEBENSBURG - Claysburg-Kimmel entered the District 6 Class A girls basketball tournament knowing it would have to make do without sophomore center Elizabeth Weiland.Weiland, the Bulldogs' leading scorer at 14.6 points per game, injured a posterior cruciate ligament ...

Vikings have season end in first round

By Philip Cmorpcmor@altoonamirror.comEBENSBURG - Saint Joseph's Academy coach Richard Ciambotti said he didn't know a lot about Glendale heading into the teams' District 6 Class A boys basketball first-round encounter, but it was Ciambotti's Wolves that had a secret weapon to use against the ...

Scarlet Dragons fail to top Trojans

TYRONE - Central knew it was facing a literal tall task in its District 6 Class AA playoff game against Mount Union on Tuesday.In the end, the Scarlet Dragons just didn't measure up.The Trojans used their significant size advantage to dominate the paint and come out on top, 63-50, at the Tyrone ...

Altoona girls push record to 11-11

MILL HALL - Alison Caracciolo scored a team-high 14 points Tuesday night to lead Altoona to a 67-39 win over Central Mountain in a high school girls basketball matchup.Altoona finished the regular season at 11-11 and will begin play in the District 6-AAAA playoffs next week.Rachel Dibert scored ...

Lady Devils overcome slow start, advance

HOLLIDAYSBURG - It looked like it was all over for the ninth-seeded Central Cambria girls basketball team midway through the third quarter Tuesday night.Then the Lady Devils took a 30-second timeout, and things started to change after that.Central Cambria overcame a 17-point deficit in the ...

Shooting woes doom Philipsburg

HUNTINGDON - Whether it is on or off the basketball court, there is a saying that it's not how you start, but how you finish.In Monday's District 6 Class AA first round playoff game against Penns Valley, Philipsburg-Osceola did neither.The Lady Mounties combined to shoot just 4-for-23 in the ...

Lady Tigers triumph in senior night game

By Jon FleckFor the MirrorHOLLIDAYSBURG - Most of the local high school basketball teams are either done or looking towards the playoffs. Thanks to a couple weather-related postponements, the Hollidaysburg girls basketball team is still putting a wrap on the regular season.Six seniors played ...

16 knocks off 1: Heights takes down Tyrone in first round

Cinderella has traded in that glass slipper for powder blue Nikes.On an opening night replete with upsets in the District 6 basketball playoffs, the 16th-seeded Cambria Heights boys authored the biggest of them, coming back from 12 points down to dominate the second half and sideline Class AA ...