Miscellaneous

McAlkich shoots 76

STATE COLLEGE — Derek McAlkich’s 76 was good enough to place fourth individually and help Altoona to a tie for fifth place at the Happy Valley Invite in high school golf Monday. Sanit Joseph’s Jack Mangene won the individual title with a 74 and helped the Wolves win the team title with ...

Champions back and ready to defend titles

District 6 champions return all across the board for high school golf teams in the Mirror’s coverage area. Altoona’s Derek McAlkich, the District 6 Class 3A individual champion last year, returns to help the Mountain Lions defend their Class 3A team title. In Class 2A, Tyrone’s Andrew ...

The end of the line

SIDMAN — Altoona’s high school boys volleyball team lost just one contest in the regular season before winning the District 6 Class 3A championship. Unfortunately for the Mountain Lions, the one team that got the better of them during that stretch, landed across the court from them in the ...

Out-of-sync BG ends season

SIDMAN — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic couldn’t snap out of a summertime funk in its 3-0 loss to Derry in the first round of the PIAA high school boys volleyball playoffs Tuesday at Forest Hills. The Marauders started seven seniors, all of whom have already graduated, and something was off ...

Tyrone team makes semis

From Mirror reports HERSHEY — Tyrone Area High School’s District 6 Class 2A boys tennis doubles championship team of Paul Lemaire and Ethan Vipond has made it to the final four. The Golden Eagle duo won a pair of matches on Friday at the Hershey Racquet Club and now are within two ...

Tigers bounced from tourney

HERSHEY — Hollidaysburg fell to Council Rock North, 3-0, in the PIAA Class 3A team tennis quarterfinals Friday. Two matches were not completed when the overall match was decided. “It was a great run,’’ Hollidaysburg coach Brian Denis said. “All good things must come to an end, but ...

Altoona captures title

TYRONE — Altoona Area High School boys volleyball coach John Saboe says senior outside hitter Phil Swartz is a “special player.” The 6-foot-7 Swartz, who will play Division II volleyball at Lindenwood University in Missouri, added to his resume Wednesday night when the Mountain Lions ...

Guilfoyle bounces back, returns to D6 pinnacle

TYRONE — After injuring his ankle during the district finals a year ago, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s Michael Burke could only watch as Forest Hills broke the Marauders four-year run as District 6 Class 2A champions. “Someone came under the net, and I rolled my ankle pretty bad. I ...

Golden Tigers advance

For the second time in program history, the Hollidaysburg Area High School boys tennis team has made it into the PIAA final eight. Nick Viduya and David Auerbeck defeated Dallastown’s Jack Lynam and Noah May, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 1 doubles to clinch the Golden Tigers’ 3-1 victory over the ...

Bearcats hang on, make it into district finals

DuBOIS — How quickly things can change. What looked like it was going to be an uncharacteristically easy victory for the Huntingdon Area High School boys’ volleyball team turned into a five-set, winner-take-all, race to the finish for the Bearcats against DuBois in their District 6 Class ...

Guilfoyle spikers place fifth

CORAOPOLIS — The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic boys volleyball team won eight of the 10 sets it played and finished fifth in the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Tournament on Saturday. BG won all three sets against Farrell (25-16, 25-15, 25-20), went 2-1 against Baldwin (25-19, 25-19, 17-25) and ...

Altoona, Guilfoyle garner first seeds

Both Altoona teams will be the teams to beat in their respective classifications in the upcoming District 6 high school volleyball tournament. Once-beaten Altoona Area was unveiled as the top seed in Class 3A when the district released its playoff pairings on Friday. Meanwhile, Bishop ...

College signing

MacKenzie Reed: Penn State Berks volleyball Name: MacKenzie Reed High school: Hollidaysburg Hometown: Duncansville Sport: Volleyball Position: Setter College choice: Penn State Berks Other colleges considered: Cedar Crest Why I picked Penn State Berks: “Penn State is a leader ...

Dragons notch 1st win­

MUNHALL — Central defeated Steel Valley, 25-19, 16-25, 25-12, 26-24, for its first victory of the season in high school boys volleyball on Thursday. Alec Madden had a team-high 15 service points and 14 kills, Kaven Gahagan added 13 kills and Devin Clapper had seven blocks. Nathan Earnest ...

Tigers capture D6 title

STATE COLLEGE — Hollidaysburg, the second seed in the District 6 Class 3A high school tennis playoffs, knocked off top-seeded State College, 3-2, in the finals on Wednesday. Rami Alkhafaji and Anthony Menard won at No 1 and No. 3 singles, respectively. The team of Nick Viduya and David ...

Beidle, Hampton capture all-Bedford championship

BEDFORD — Caleb Beidle and Jess Hampton defeated Luke Dague and Zach Kachman in an all-Bedford District 5 boys tennis doubles championship match on Tuesday afternoon at Bedford Area High School. Beidle and Hampton took down their Bison teammates, 6-2, 6-0, in the finals. Dague and Kachman ...

Altoona spikes Guilfoyle

Phil Swartz had 13 kills and 19 digs, and Chris Ball had 22 assists and nine digs to lead Altoona in a 15-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-16 win over crosstown rival Bishop Guilfoyle in boys high school volleyball on Tuesday evening at the Pleasant Valley Gymnasium. Masen Nartatez added 14 assists, and ...

Tiger netters reach finals

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area High School boys tennis team will play State College for the District 6 3A championship, thanks to the Golden Tigers’ 5-0 win over Altoona on Monday in high school action. Hollidaysburg (16-0) is the No. 2 seed and will play at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. ...

Tyrone netters prevail

MILL HALL — Caleb Orr and Hunter Reese teamed for a 10-8 win at No. 2 singles to lift Tyrone over Central Mountain, 3-2, in high school boys tennis on Friday. Tyrone only won one of the three singles matches — Paul Lemaire prevailing at the No. 2 position. Caden Brooks and Brandon Kemp ...

Marauders dispatch Dragons in 3

MARTINSBURG — Tyler Rumbaugh registered 14 kills, nine digs, six service points and four aces to help lead the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School boys volleyball team to a 25-16, 25-17, 25-17 victory at Central on Thursday night. Vincent Good added 11 assists and 10 service points for ...