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Goal flurry propels Hollidaysburg

It’s rare to have not one, but two 5-on-3 advantages in succession in a hockey game. It’s even rarer to cash in on both, and it all started with one player on his way to a hat trick. Michael Solimando’s goal on the first of the two-man advantages set off a three-goal explosion in a ...

Mountain League announces all-stars

The Mountain League recently released its 2019 high school football all-star team, which had three players from Huntingdon and one each from Tyrone and Central on the first team. Making it for Huntingdon were Andrew Miller (receiver-defensive back), Isaiah Reed (defensive end) and Derrick ...

CC girls, Portage’s Shaffer seek gold

HERSHEY — The Central Cambria High School girls cross country team has set the standard in the area for success at the state level. The Lady Red Devils are the defending PIAA Class 2A team champion after also earning state titles in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2014. Central Cambria should again ...

Rinker among hopefuls

HERSHEY — Two singles players and one doubles team from the area will try to navigate their way through the PIAA Tennis Championships beginning today. District 6 Class 3A singles champion, senior Alese Rinker of Altoona, starts her quest at 8:30 a.m. today at the Hershey Racquet Club ...

Hard work pays off for Lady Spikers

MILL HALL — Two weeks ago, Altoona traveled to Mill Hall and suffered a heartbreaking loss, 3-2, against Central Mountain. The defeat resonated with the team— who felt they didn’t have their best performance. And with another crack at Central Mountain Wednesday night, the Lady Spikers ...

Lady Colts move into title match

NORTHERN CAMBRIA — The mutual admiration between outgoing Bishop Guilfoyle girls’ volleyball coach Bob Kasun and Northern Cambria’s Mike Hogan has likely existed for many years. It manifested itself after the Lady Colts’ 3-1 victory against Bishop Guilfoyle at Ted Keener Gymnasium on ...

Lady Eagles shock Lady Highlanders

PATTON — Tyrone girls volleyball coach Mike Kraft had a hard time fighting back tears Tuesday night. The No. 6 Lady Golden Eagles pulled off the shocking upset over No. 3 Cambria Heights, 3-1 (25-22, 17-25, 25-23, 27-25), in District 6 Class 2A quarterfinal action at Cambria Heights High ...

Lady Lions fall to Peters Twp.

WEXFORD — The Altoona Area High School girls tennis team’s successful season reached an end on Tuesday. Altoona (15-4), the District 6 champion, was knocked out of the PIAA Class 3A Team Tournament in the first round by District 7 champion Peters Township, 5-0, at the Oxford Athletic ...

CC’s Szpala reaches milestone in victory

EBENSBURG — Kiersten Szpala recorded her 1,000th career assist for Central Cambria (17-0) with 44 total in Central Cambria’s 19-25, 17-25, 26-25, 25-13, 15-13 win over Bishop Carroll in high school girls volleyball action Tuesday night. Maggie Kudlawiec had 18 kills and 24 digs for the ...

Golfers struggle at states

YORK — It was a tough day for golfers in the Mirror’s coverage area at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in the high school boys golf PIAA Championships Monday. Philipsburg-Osceola senior Brandon Singer had the best day of the three players competing for the PIAA Class 2A boys individual title, ...

Mounties moving on to state team tourney

ROARING SPRING — Philipsburg-Osceola punched its ticket to the state team golf championships Wednesday with a 325-332 win over Rockwood at the District 5-6 subregional tournament at Iron Masters Country Club. Senior Ky Bender led the Mounties with a low score of 80, and classmates Keegan ...

Bellwood to honor Hayes

For a man that is retired, former Bellwood-Antis football coach and athletic director John Hayes is having a pretty eventful year. Hayes was inducted into the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in May, and it was announced he’ll also be inducted into the Blair ...

Skelley, Stevens advance to final

Altoona Area High School’s Emma Skelley and Morgan Stevens will play in the District 6 Class 3A Doubles Tennis championship match today. Top-seeded Skelley and Stevens defeated two teams on Tuesday at Mansion Park to advance to today’s noon final against State College’s Catelyn Janac ...

Love, Shaffer set marks at Hollidaysburg course

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg boys claimed four of the top five spots in wins over Portage (16-46) and Clearfield (16-43) in high school cross country action Thursday. Ben Love won the boys race in 17:47 for the Tigers, setting a new course record in the process. Chris Love was in ...

CC sweeps Hilltoppers to go 13-0

JOHNSTOWN — Central Cambria’s undefeated march continued with a 25-18, 25-18, 25-7 sweep of Westmont Hilltop in high school girls volleyball action Monday night. Cass Bezek had 11 service points and 23 digs for the Lady Devils (13-0), while Liz Bopp led the team in kills (11), and also ...

Bellwood rallies to beat Glendale

FLINTON — Glendale claimed the first two sets (25-19, 25-19) against Bellwood-Antis before B-A won the next three (25-19, 25-19, 15-10) to capture the match on Tuesday night in high school girls volleyball action. Sakeria Haralson fronted the Lady Blue Devils with 19 kills, 13 blocks and 12 ...

Ratchford, Kush to meet for District 6 2A title

Westmont Hilltop High School sophomore Alyssa Kush will be trying for her second straight District 6 Class 2A singles tennis championship against a familiar opponent. Kush will face Central Cambria junior Olivia Ratchford in Wednesday’s final for the second straight year after both advanced ...

Lady Devils sweep to remain unbeaten

Undefeated Central Cambria recorded a sweep of Bishop Guilfoyle (25-23, 25-20, 25-13) Monday at the Pleasant Valley Gym in high school girls volleyball. Central Cambria (9-0) received 11 kills from Liz Bopp and Maggie Kudlawiec. Bopp also added seven blocks and three aces and Kudlawiec added ...

Hollidaysburg girls fall at Indiana

INDIANA — Taylor Hileman carded a 46, but Hollidaysburg lost to Indiana, 181-240, at the Indiana Country Club on Monday in high school girls golf play. Sydney Brice’s 42 for Indiana was the medalist. HOLLIDAYSBURG (240): Hileman 46, Stitt 58, Shoemaker 60, Cummings 76. INDIANA (181): ...

Kuntz, Central Cambria star at Carlisle Invitational

CARLISLE — Central Cambria’s cross country team had a stellar showing at the Carlisle Invitational on Saturday. The Lady Red Devils won the girls champion race with the top five times combining for 1:43:03.3. Stella Kuntz finished fourth in 19:47 as the Mirror coverage area’s top ...