Basketball

Hollen leads Lady Devils to ICC title

CLAYSBURG - While Southern Fulton senior Macey Hollenshead has proven herself as a second-team all-state point guard, Bellwood-Antis coach Jim Swaney would choose no one over his own floor general, Ana Hollen.Hollen led all scorers with 17 points and surpassed the 1,000-point mark for her ...

Carroll routs McCort for Laurel crown

JOHNSTOWN - Despite a run to the PIAA Class A quarterfinals a year ago, Bishop Carroll Catholic failed to bring any championships back to Ebensburg.That won't be the case this year.The Huskies dominated Bishop McCort, 63-30, in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference championship game Saturday ...

Portage girls defend their WestPAC crown

JOHNSTOWN - With two 1,000-point scorers on offense, people sometimes forget about Portage's strength on defense. The Mustangs made a lasting impression in Saturday night's WestPAC girls title game at UPJ.They used a stifling press that caused numerous Shade turnovers, which they turned into ...

BG girls lose league title game

JOHNSTOWN - Bishop Guilfoyle was playing its third game in 24 hours, but coach Mark Moschella wouldn't dare use that as a reason for his team's play in Saturday night's Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Championship.The Section 1 champion Lady Marauders, who had to win two games Friday night ...

JV outlasts Northern for league title

CLAYSBURG - If Juniata Valley and Northern Bedford needed any kind of a tuneup with the playoffs looming for both later this week, neither team could have scripted a better one than the battle which presented itself Saturday night.Led by senior forward Caleb Taylor's 25 points and a key ...

Huskies improve to 21-0

HOLLIDAYSBURG - Every team has a list of goals before the start of the season. An undefeated regular season was not on Bishop Carroll's list, but the Huskies can put it among their accomplishments for the 2013-14 season nonetheless.The team finished up a 21-0 regular season with a 64-48 win ...

BG girls win two, will play for title

EBENSBURG - The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School girls basketball team won two games Friday to clinch the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Section 1 championship.A 53-44 victory over Bishop Carroll secured a spot for the Lady Marauders in tonight's LHAC championship game against ...

H.S. boys basketball

JOHNSTOWN - A 20-10 second-quarter showing in favor of Johnstown turned out to be the downfall of the Altoona Area High School boys basketball team Friday night as the Mountain Lions dropped a 65-55 decision to the Trojans.Altoona fell to 10-9 heading into the final week of the regular ...

BG girls will play 2 in 1 day

The latest heavy snow and ice that has fallen on the region not only wiped out Thursday's scholastic sports schedule, it's create a situation that will tax the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic girls basketball team's endurance both physically and mentally.Weather permitting, the Lady Marauders will ...

Mountain Lions muscle past BG

The battle between Altoona and Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Wednesday night proved to be entertaining both on and off the court at the Pleasant Valley Gymnasium.The Mountain Lions continued their recent surge with a 64-59 triumph that sent the Marauders to their third straight defeat while the ...

No punishment for Mo Valley, Williamsburg

No disciplinary action will be taken against the Moshannon Valley or Williamsburg High School athletic programs by PIAA District 6 following a fight that led to the premature stoppage of a boys basketball game between the schools on Jan. 24, according to district chairman Dave Crumrine.Both ...

H.S. girls roundup

PATTON - Kara Cordell scored a game-high 23 points to lead Cambria Heights to a 49-43 Laurel Highlands Conference Section I win over Central Cambria in high school girls basketball on Wednesday.Lauren Brawley added 10 points for Cambria Heights, which improved to 2-7 in the section and 9-12 ...

Lady Tigers roughed up at State

STATE COLLEGE - Sometimes, it's just not your night.Wednesday night was far from Hollidaysburg's night as it failed to respond to State College's offensive outburst in a 62-35 drubbing at State College High School."They just came in with more energy and enthusiasm than we did tonight," ...

Lady Panthers beat Hills

Special to the MirrorCRESSON - The Penn Cambria girls basketball team loves the underdog role it has played over the past couple of games.Last Friday, the Lady Panthers knocked off perennial powerhouse Bishop Guilfoyle, which has won seven consecutive district titles. BG's loss allowed Forest ...

H.S. boys roundup

EBENSBURG - Tanner Ambrisco scored 34 points, including five in overtime, to lead Central Cambria to a 68-61 victory over Johnstown in high school boys basketball Wednesday.Trevor Zearing added 10 points for the winners, who led, 30-19, at halftime.JOHNSTOWN (61): Brandon 4 0-0 9, Robinson 5 ...

Thursday’s scholastic sports postponement list

The following is a list of postponements and schedule changes for tonight's scholastic sporting events the Mirror had received as of 2 p.m.HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALLAREAAltoona at Johnstown, ppd. to Friday (varsity only; United at Johnstown girls moved to 6 p.m.)Bedford at Somerset, ppd. to ...

Lady Marauders overcome slow start to beat Altoona

The game between Altoona and Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic started as a blowout and ended up that way, but the team that was winning big early did not emerge victorious.BG spotted Altoona a 13-0 lead before roaring back to claim a 63-41 win Tuesday at the AAHS Fieldhouse. Freshman Lili Benzel led ...

Portage girls, Carroll boys No. 1 seeds

Two teams from the Altoona Mirror area garnered top seeds in the upcoming District 6 Class AA and A playoffs on Tuesday morning, and, for the first time in a long time, one of them was not the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School girls.Coached by Lance Hudak, Portage, which lost to the Lady ...

H.S. boys basketball

CLAYSBURG - Bryce Young hit for a game-high 26 points in leading Williamsburg to a 71-52 Inter-County Conference North Division victory over host Claysburg-Kimmel Tuesday night in high school boys basketball action.Austin Lamont led C-K with 15 pointsWILLIAMSBURG (71): Palmer 5 0-0 10, Biddle 5 ...