Miscellaneous

Local players ousted

HERSHEY — Altoona Area High School senior Jess Stevens and a Hollidaysburg doubles team each won a match in the PIAA Class 3A Girls Tennis Championships on Friday at the Hershey Racquet Club. Stevens, the two-time District 6 3A singles champion, beat District 2 champion Stephanie Mazurek, a ...

Lady Highlanders rally back for win

ALLPORT — Coming into Tuesday night’s match against No. 10 seed Cambria Heights in the District 6 Class 2A quarterfinals, West Branch coach Terry Trude knew that the Lady Warriors would have to adjust their game. Trude was in attendance when the Lady Highlanders beat Philipsburg-Osceola ...

Central Cambria sees historic season end

EBENSBURG — Based on logic, West Shamokin, which had to travel nearly an hour to get to a game, should have been the team that gets off to a slow start. However, the Lady Red Devils were the rusty ones in Tuesday’s District 6 Class 2A quarterfinal match as the sixth-seeded Lady Wolves ...

Red Devils win title

SIDMAN — Central Cambria has been able to replace quality runners while reloading at the same time over recent campaigns. The Red Devils kept that trend going during Saturday’s District 6 Cross Country Championships at the former Forest Hills Middle School course. The rapid maturation of ...

Ridge volleyball moving on

NEW PARIS — Chestnut Ridge defeated Everett for the third time this season on Thursday to earn a trip to the District 5 Class 2A volleyball championship match. The set scores were 25-19, 25-21, 25-14. No other details were available. Ridge will meet top seeded North Star in the finals on ...

Kiepert, Ferguson finish event in top 25

YORK — The two remaining boys golfers from the Altoona Mirror coverage area finished just two strokes apart in Class 2A competition as the PIAA individual championships wrapped up on Tuesday at Heritage Hills Golf Resort. Central Cambria senior Alex Kiepert repeated his 11-over-par 82 from ...

Yahner, Carroll topple Guilfoyle in three

EBENSBURG — Kate Yahner had 11 kills, 10 digs and nine service points as Bishop Carroll swept Bishop Guilfoyle in a Laurel Highlands Conference high school girls volleyball match, 25-14, 25-12, 25-8, on Thursday. Kayla Repko chipped in with 14 service points and 27 assists for the Lady ...

Grier sweeps Huntingdon

TYRONE — Kristen Lucas, Olivia Ackley and Maggie Ackley only lost one game between them in their singles matches as Grier notched a 5-0 victory over visiting Huntingdon on Thursday in high school girls tennis. The Foxes’ doubles teams of Annie Gleiberman and Andrea Jaquez and Vivien Yang ...

Tyrone boys finish second in league

SPRING MILLS — Zach Kohler’s second-place finish led Tyrone to a runner-up showing in the boys team standings at the Mountain League cross country championships on Tuesday at Penns Valley High School. Kohler posted a time of 16 minutes, 42 seconds, 21 seconds off the pace of boys medalist ...

Penn Cambria, Central Cambria capture big LHAC matches

CRESSON — Mia McCarthy had 22 digs, 16 service points and 12 kills to lead Penn Cambria to a 20-25, 25-18, 22-25, 25-15, 15-13 victory in high school girls volleyball action in the Laurel Highlands Conference on Tuesday evening. Makalyn Clapper and Macy Sral tacked on 11 and 10 kills, ...

Central Cambria duo makes 2A final

No. 1 seeds Olivia Ratchford and Liz Brady of Central Cambria will play in the District 6 2A Doubles Championship on Thursday, thanks to their performances on Tuesday in the opening round of the tournament held at the Leopold Courts at Altoona Area High School. In quarterfinal-round action, ...

Lady Spikers drop first set, rebound to top Tigers

The Altoona girls volleyball team improved to 6-4 Tuesday night, thanks to a 23-25, 25-22, 25-15, 25-15 win over Hollidaysburg in high school action at the Fieldhouse. The Lady Lions got 49 digs and 17 service points from Kaila Clawson to go with 18 assists and 14 service points from Emily ...

Lady Vikings finish off Lady Bulldogs in five

CLAYSBURG — Glendale won the first two sets (25-18 and 25-17) before dropping the next two (8-25, 22-25) — forcing a decisive fifth set which they won, 15-12, over Claysburg-Kimmel on Thursday night in high school girls volleyball action. Katieann Rydbom led the Lady Vikings with 10 ...

Red-hot Devils sweep Panthers

CRESSON — Jenna Bauer had 13 kills for the Lady Devils, Leah Blacken had 31 assists, and Abbie Young had 28 digs and 21 service points as Central Cambria won in straight sets over Penn Cambria, 25-18, 25-16, 25-18, in high school girls volleyball on Tuesday to improve to 9-1. Abbie Young ...

Sherlock paces NB

ALEXANDRIA — Behind Ian Sherlock’s winning time of 17:52, the Northern Bedford boys swept Juniata Valley, 24-31, and Mount Union, 24-31, in high school cross country on Tuesday. Juniata Valley edged Mount Union, 28-29. The Panthers’ Ian Zimmerman was just one second behind in second. ...

Ridge’s Pennabaker qualifies for regionals

ORE HILL — Chestnut Ridge’s Kyler Pennabaker shot an 82 to finish tied for second among the boys competitors at the District 5 high school golf championships at Iron Masters Country Club. The Ridge junior advanced to the PIAA Western Regional at Tom’s Run on Oct. 16 for the second ...

Hollen, Ratchford advance to D6-2A finals

It will be an all-Altoona Mirror-area District 6 Class 2A girls singles tennis championship. Tyrone’s Tina Hollen and Central Cambria’s Olivia Ratchford, the top two seeds, each won three matches in straight sets to earn a shot against each other for the D6-2A title. Their match is ...

Chestnut Ridge wins B-A tourney

BELLWOOD — The Chestnut Ridge girls volleyball team captured the Bellwood-Antis Invitational on Saturday, beating Central, 20-25, 25-22, 19-17 in the finals in high school action. The Lions went 4-2 in pool play in the 12-team tournament. They beat Hollidaysburg (25-20, 27-25), Mount Union ...

Kiepert, Pershing share second at Wheeling

JOHNSTOWN — Saint Joseph’s won the team title, and Richland’s Brennen Moran claimed the individual championship at the Wheeling Invitational at Sunnehanna Country Club in high school golf Monday. Central Cambria’s Alex Kiepert and Northern Cambria’s Tanner Pershing tied for second ...

Claysburg-Kimmel tops Northern Bedford

CLAYSBURG — Justinna Brown had 17 service points and five aces, and Emily Claar scored 12 kills, 10 service points and five blocks, to lead Claysburg-Kimmel to a 25-23, 25-17, 12-25, 25-8 victory over Northern Bedford. Mackenzie Clemons had 12 service points, and Corryne Weyandt 17 assists ...