Miscellaneous

Mountain Lions stomp Rangers

A foursome of Altoona players scored twice for the Mountain Lions as they ran Forest Hills out of Galactic Ice Thursday night in a 12-2 win. Austin Homan, Owen Kravetz, Tyler Umbleby and Parker Cumming each scored two goals. Kravetz was tied with Connor Fellabaum for the team lead in ...

Ruggery, Krug fulfulling dream

It has been known that Bishop Guilfoyle senior guard Luke Ruggery would continue his basketball career at Saint Francis for quite some time, but the talented shooter was hoping it would become a reality for much longer. “My freshman year I started emailing Coach (Rob) Krimmel,” Ruggery ...

Lady Huskies overcome nerves to advance to state semifinals

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Bishop Carroll overcame nerves and mental mistakes Saturday in the PIAA Class 1A quarterfinals, conquering those demons to the effect of a dominant second and fourth set performances on its way to a 26-24, 25-14, 24-26, 25-16 victory over District 10 champion Cochranton at the ...

Lady Colts keep Clarion on heels

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Northern Cambria kept Clarion coach Shari Campbell on her heels all evening long. After Clarion fought to a close second-set victory, the Lady Colts edged out the Lady Bobcats in the third and had a 9-point service run in the fourth and final set for a 25-20, 22-25, 27-25, ...

Lady Devils’ season ends as late rally falls just short

DILLSBURG — Central Cambria’s season came to an end in thrilling fashion on Tuesday night at Northern High School, as the Lady Devils rallied from two sets down to force a fifth set before falling to Delone Catholic, 25-27, 22-25, 25-21, 25-17, 14-16 in the first round of the PIAA Class 2A ...

Carroll wins elusive district championship

In each of the three previous seasons, the Bishop Carroll Catholic girls volleyball team made the trip down the mountain to Altoona in search of a district championship only to leave disappointed. This year’s ride home was much more jubilant. The Lady Huskies cleared that finals hurdle this ...

Lady Devils fall to Bald Eagle Area

The District 6 2A girls volleyball championship match featured an experienced team that won last year’s title and two of the last four versus a team making its first deep playoff run. Experience won out. Bald Eagle Area had Central Cambria on its heels from the outset in a 3-0 sweep by ...

Lady Eagles make history with win

TYRONE — The Tyrone Area High School girls volleyball team won its first-ever playoff game on Monday night. The Lady Eagles swept Ligonier Valley, 25-17, 25-16, 25-14, to advance to the District 6 Class 2A quarterfinals. Tyrone, the No. 5 seed, will play at No. 4 seed West Shamokin at 7 ...

Smith leads Valley past Saint Joseph’s

BOALSBURG — Halee Smith’s 14 service points, including three aces, nine kills and three blocks led ninth-seeded Juniata Valley to a sweep of eighth-seeded Saint Joseph’s (25-8, 25-15, 25-14) in District 6 Class 1A first round playoff action in high school girls volleyball. “The girls ...

Lady Devils look to reclaim top spot

The Central Cambria High School girls cross country team has set a high standard over the last two decades. The Lady Devils have won District 6 titles in 15 of the last 18 seasons with Randy Wilson as head coach. Ironically, though, they were edged out in last year’s District 6 Class 2A meet ...

Win puts Hollidaysburg in finals opposite State College

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg’s season-long dominance continued Tuesday as the Lady Tigers rolled to a 5-0 sweep of DuBois in the District 6 Class 3A semifinals in high school tennis action. Jenee Delerme, Payton Ruggery and Paige Jodon all won in two sets for Hollidaysburg, which did not ...

Krug’s milestone part of BG victory

Bishop Guilfoyle senior setter Gabby Krug reached a milestone of 3,000 career assists as the Lady Marauders swept Forest Hills, 25-11, 25-11, 25-15, Tuesday night in high school girls volleyball action at the Pleasant Valley gym. “That is a tremendous accomplishment for Gabby to reach 3,000 ...

Golden Tigers come up short against MC

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Ben Love and Jeremy Jones finished fourth and fifth, respectively, but it was not enough for the Hollidaysburg boys to pull off a win against Mifflin County, which won, 21-36 in high school cross country action Tuesday. Chayce McNair won with a time of 17:42. In girls ...

Lady Lions celebrate senior day victory

Altoona celebrated its senior day with a 6-3 victory over DuBois in high school girls tennis action at Penn State Altoona on Friday. Alese Rinker, Emma Skelley, Eve Hogan, Zoe Wilson, Isabella Frank and Emily Neil earned singles wins for the Lady Lions, who improved to 8-4. Seniors honored ...

Altoona girls split meet

STATE COLLEGE — The Altoona cross country team suffered a few setbacks on Monday in a tri-meet with State College and Penns Valley, but the Altoona girls were able get a win when they defeated Penns Valley, 25-32, while falling to State College, 15-49, in high school action. Mackenzie ...

Lady Eagls win Mt. League title

TYRONE — Tyrone took four of five singles matches Friday afternoon to help the Lady Eagles pull off a 5-2 win over Central and clinch the Mountain League championship in high school girls tennis. Winnie Grot, who also won in doubles action with Ava McCracken, defeated Central’s Kierra ...

C-K snaps West Branch’s ICC winning streak

CLAYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel pulled off a feat that no Inter-County Conference team had been able to accomplish in six years — it knocked off West Branch in five sets on Thursday in high school girls volleyball action. The Lady Bulldogs dropped the first two sets (25-16 and 25-21) before ...

CC’s Ratchford moves into final

Central Cambria sophomore Olivia Ratchford will play for the District 6 Class 2A singles tennis championship on Thursday. Ratchford, the No. 2 seed, won three matches on Tuesday at Penn State Altoona to advance to Thursday’s noon final at PSU Altoona against top-seeded Alyssa Kush of ...

NBC boys, B-A girls go 2-0

MOUNT UNION — The Northern Bedford boys and Bellwood-Antis girls each went 2-0 in a triangular meet with Mount Union in high school cross country on Tuesday. Ian Zimmerman, Ian Sherlock and Connor Laird finished 1-2-3 to help the Northern Bedford boys beat Mount Union, 17-37, and Bellwood, ...

Kuntz, May among elite

CARLISLE — Central Cambria’s Stella Kuntz finished second and Bedford’s Van May finished third in the Girls and Boys Champion Races, respectively, in the Carlisle Invitational in high school cross country on Saturday. Kuntz finished in 19 minutes, 7 seconds and was edged out by ...