Football

BG earns bye for 1st round

JOHNSTOWN — After suffering an uncharacteristic two-game losing streak earlier this month, the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders will head into the bye week of the District 6 Class 1A playoffs on a positive note after defeating Bishop McCort, 28-13, Friday night at Johnstown’s Sargent’s Stadium. ...

Mtn. Lions finish 3-7

Altoona got off to a quick start Friday night, turning a big play on defense into a field goal for an early lead, but Harrisburg was the one making all the big plays after that. The Cougars put the finishing touches on a Mid-Penn Commonwealth Division championship with a 52-3 win over Altoona ...

Freshman quarterback leads Rams past Lions

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com NEW PARIS — On a Friday night when a steady rain turned the grass field at Chestnut Ridge High School’s Dr. Giovacchini Stadium into a quagmire, Richland used a freshman quarterback to get back on steady footing en route to winning the Laurel ...

Bearcats claim final Class 3A playoff spot

TYRONE — The Huntingdon Bearcats are playoff bound. The Bearcats met the Tyrone Golden Eagles on Friday at Gray-Vets Memorial Field in a Mountain Conference season finale that had the fourth and final spot in the District 6 Class 3A tournament at stake. On a dreary night that featured ...

Offensive struggles hurt PC

By Sean Wechtenhiser For the Mirror SIDMAN — After facing an early 16-point deficit, as well as a driving rain and muddy field in the second half, Penn Cambria battled back and had a chance to grab an upset victory at Forest Hills Friday night. The Panthers had a first-and-goal from ...

Eight turnovers doom Carroll

CLEARFIELD — Clearfield’s Taye Lynch intercepted Bishop Carroll quarterback Jake Zazvrskey on the first play from scrimmage in Friday night’s regular season finale at the Bison Sports Complex. It was a sign of things to come. The Bison picked off Zazvrskey three times, forced five ...

Rush attack sinks Heights

By Rick Weaver For The Mirror PATTON — Remember when thousands of Pittsburgh Steelers rooters became fans of the Philadelphia Eagles on the day of Super Bowl LII? Cambria Heights football Jarrod Lewis and his players find themselves in a similar situation today. The Highlanders will ...

Devils overcome early deficit in fine fashion

THREE SPRINGS — Bellwood-Antis found itself down 20-7 in the first quarter at Southern Huntingdon Friday, but the team handled the adversity. The Blue Devils put a stop to the deep passes and Shawn Wolfe led the comeback in a 42-20 win on the Rockets’ senior night. Wolfe ran for 92 ...

Pirates end up without win

WILLIAMSBURG — For Williamsburg football coach Bob Hearn, it isn’t just about wins and losses. The Blue Pirates didn’t have any wins this season, losing all 10 games. “It would have been nice to win a game but it isn’t about wins and losses,” Hearn said after his Blue Pirates ...

Penns Valley pounds Mounties

PHILIPSBURG — Penns Valley throttled Philipsburg-Osceola 56-7 Friday night to complete its first winning season (7-3) since 2007. With the win Penns Valley locked up a berth in the District 6 Class 2A playoffs next week. “This is wonderful for the kids, the school, the community,’’ ...

Warriors make a stand vs. C-K

CLAYSBURG — With 8 minutes to go in the game, the Everett defense was faced with trying to stop a Claysburg-Kimmel offense that was desperate for a score. On a fourth-and-7 from the Everett 13, the Warriors surrendered just 3 yards to C-K back Zach Claycomb to get the ball back on ...

Colts ride offensive backfield to victory

PORTAGE — A 34-8 win Friday night over Portage most likely locked up the No. 1 seed in the District 6 Class 1A playoffs for Northern Cambria. But while earning the top seed was the focus, the Colts were also energized with some momentum after routing a seven-win team heading into the ...

Regional Football Roundup

State College 16, Cumberland Valley 13 MECHANICSBURG — Cam Renfrew’s 29-yard field goal in the third quarter ultimately made the difference as State College ended Cumberland Valley’s playoff hopes Friday night. The Little Lions (9-1, 6-1 Mid-Penn) ride a three-game win streak into ...

McGregor looks for positives

By Rob Longo For the Mirror EBENSBURG — Following Central Cambria’s 37-2 loss Friday night to Somerset, a handful of Red Devil players stuck around on the mud-stricken field, ignoring the cold, stinging rain. One of those players was senior John Croft, a two-way lineman who was caked ...

Huntingdon, Tyrone clash with playoffs on line

Tyrone’s annual football game with Huntingdon is one of the biggest rivalry matchups of the season for both programs. That rivalry game takes on an added dimension tonight, as the winner gets the inside track at the fourth and final playoff spot in the District 6 Class 3A field. Tyrone ...

Friday Live Football Scoreboard

AREA Bedford 32, Johnstown 20 (FINAL) Bellwood-Antis 42, Southern Huntingdon 20 (FINAL) Clearfield 49, Bishop Carroll 0 (FINAL) Bishop Guilfoyle 28, Bishop McCort 13 (FINAL) Everett 12, Claysburg-Kimmel 6 (FINAL) Harrisburg 52, Altoona 3 (FINAL) Hollidaysburg 42, Central 0 ...

Huntingdon survives Rams in playoff thriller

When the Huntingdon and Penns Valley boys soccer teams get together, regulation time has been little more than a lengthy warmup for the two Mountain League schools. For the third time this season, the two teams needed overtime to determine a winner. Huntingdon won the two regular season games ...

Running into a mirror image: Similiar squads clash when Colts meet Mustangs

The Heritage Conference and WestPAC crossover games in the final week of the regular season are supposed to pit similarly-skilled teams together. But when Northern Cambria arrives at Portage for its game Friday, it may seem as though the Colts are looking at a mirror image of ...

Golden Tigers hoping to sustain momentum

Hollidaysburg will play its third opponent from Blair County this season on Friday when it travels to Central for a 7 p.m. kickoff. “It’s good for high school football and good to keep local rivalries going,” Hollidaysburg coach Homer DeLattre said. “We play in other sports, and we ...

Lady Huskies improve record to 7-0

The Bishop Carroll girls volleyball team improved to 17-0 Monday night, thanks to a 25-13, 22-25, 25-22, 25-16 win over Altoona in high school action at the Fieldhouse. The Lady Spikers got 21 digs from Julia Savino, 31 assists from Emily Albright and 18 kills from Bridgid Fox. Albright also ...