Miscellaneous

Bedford claims LHAC for second straight year

JOHNSTOWN — Bedford topped Richland, 3-2, to clinch its second straight Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference championship in high school boys tennis Thursday afternoon. Jess Hampton won a singles match, and the teams of Zach Kachman and Lance Dague and Joey Windows and Cole Hampton swept ...

Altoona’s Swartz reaches milestone

Phil Swartz became the first Mountain Lion to ever record 1,000 career kills as Altoona swept visiting DuBois, 25-14, 25-16, 25-9, in high school volleyball on Thursday night. Swartz registered 11 kills to go with 14 digs and nine service points, while Dalton Keller registered 11 service ...

Talko advances to district final

The last two District 6 Class 2A singles tennis champions will square off for the 2018 title. Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic junior Ryne Talko, the 2016 champ, will face defending champion, senior Adam Kush of Westmont Hilltop, in the final at noon Thursday at the Altoona Area High School Leopold ...

College signing: Raegan LeCrone, Seton Hill golf

Name: Raegan LeCrone High school: Hollidaysburg Hometown: Duncansville Sport: Girls golf College choice: Seton Hill Other colleges considered: None Why I picked Seton Hill: “Not only do they actually have a girls golf team, they also offer nutrition and dietetics, which is what I ...

Nominations sought for Mirror awards

The Mirror is seeking nominations for special awards to be presented at its 13th annual Athlete of the Year banquet on Monday, May 21. Area high schools are invited to submit nominations for the Ron Rickens Sportsmanship Awards, the Dean Rossi Leadership Award and the Erin (Johnson) Kelly ...

Tyrone netters best Tussey

TYRONE — Ethan Vipond, Paul Lemaire, Caden Brooks, Brandon Kemp and Hunter Reese helped Tyrone sweep the singles competition in a 6-1 triumph over Tussey Mountain in high school boys tennis action on Friday afternoon. Andrew Lang and Tyler Eaken teamed up to win a doubles match for the ...

Reed helps Titans sweep Ramblers

WINDBER — Devon Reed won a pair of closely contested singles matches to help Tussey Mountain defeat Windber, 3-2, in a pair of doubleheaders in high school tennis on Wednesday. The team of Derek Angelo and Paige Taylor each won two doubles matches. MATCH ONE SINGLES: 1, Kozar, W, def. ...

Tyrone netters edge Huntingdon

HUNTINGDON — Ethan Vipond’s third-set win over Bruce Perow at No. 1 singles loomed large, as Tyrone split the remaining six matches with host Huntingdon and emerged with a 4-3 Mountain League boys tennis victory on Friday. Paul Lemaire prevailed at No. 2 singles for the Golden Eagles, ...

Mid-State Mustangs open strong in national tourney

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Mid-State Mustangs are off to a perfect start in the USA Hockey Youth Tier-II 18U 3A National Championships. After beating the Springfield Rifles, 6-2, on Thursday night, the Mustangs came back to top the Littleton Hawks, 3-1, on Friday. Hollidaysburg’s Ethan ...

Lions take pair from Mifflin Co.

LEWISTOWN — Altoona’s Jonah Brandt, Jarod Marasco and Casey Rispoli each won a singles match and a doubles match during a doubleheader sweep of Mifflin County in Friday’s high school boys tennis action. John Keating won doubles matches in both contests, a 5-0 victory and a 4-1 ...

Hollidaysburg sweeps singles action in win

VALENCIA — Hollidaysburg defeated North Allegheny, 3-1, by sweeping the singles competition with wins from Rami Alkhafaji, Rohan Gupta and Anthony Menard in high school boys tennis Wednesday at the Lakevue Racquet Club. SINGLES: 1, Alkhafaji, H, def. Hoffman, 6-2, 6-3; 2, Gupta, H, def. ...

Swartz helps Altoona defeat DuBois

DuBOIS — The Altoona Area boys volleyball team improved to 2-0 Tuesday night, thanks to a 25-14, 25-15, 25-22 win at DuBois in high school action. The Mountain Lions got 17 kills and 11 digs from Phillip Swartz to go with 11 service points and 11 digs from Dalton Keller. Chris Ball added 15 ...

Marauders open with win; Mountie girls sweep meet

CLARION — Bishop Guilfoyle picked up a big win early in the season, defeating District 10 power Fort LeBoeuf, 25-16, 23-25, 25-15, 25-23, at Clarion High School in high school boys volleyball on Wednesday. The Marauders saw big performances from Charles Patterson with 19 kills and 10 digs ...

Carly Ebersole: La Roche volleyball

Name: Carly Ebersole High school: Bishop Guilfoyle Hometown: Altoona Sport: Volleyball Position: Middle and right-side hitter College choice: La Roche Other colleges considered: Pitt-Greensburg Why I picked La Roche: “My sister attends this college and I haven’t found a ...

Heights explores options after closing pool

PATTON — The Cambria Heights School Board is indefinitely shutting down the high school pool after it failed a recent inspection. District maintenance director Drew Thomas said that after the pool was inspected by a local code enforcement agency, it was found there were several deficiencies ...

B-A to play at SFU; Carroll at Gateway

The Bellwood-Antis girls and Bishop Carroll boys have received their marching orders for their PIAA high school basketball semifinal games on Monday. The Lady Blue Devils will face District 6 runner-up Blairsville in the Class 2A semis at Saint Francis University’s Degol Arena in Loretto at ...

Area rugby team opens slate Sunday

The Blair United/Hollidaysburg Rugby club kicks off its league season on Sunday with a home game against Indiana Area at 1 p.m. at Hollidaysburg’s Tiger Stadium. Admission is free. The team returns 15 letterwinners from its first season, of which the team finished 2-7-1. Led by USA ...

College signings: Chloe Love: Mount Aloysius tennis

Name: Chloe Love High school: Hollidaysburg Area High School Hometown: Duncansville Sport: Tennis College choice: Mount Aloysius Other colleges considered: None Why I picked Mount Aloysius: “It has a very good medical program, and I think it will help me succeed later in ...

Huntingdon’s Goldstone captures two golds

UNIVERSITY PARK — Huntingdon Area High School’s Haley Goldstone punched her ticket into the state meet both individually and as part of a relay team during the first day of competition at the District 6 Swimming & Diving Championships on Friday at Penn State. Huntingdon also qualified ...

Hollidaysburg tops Richland

JOHNSTOWN — Both the Hollidaysburg Area High School boys and girls swimming teams finished the regular season with 13-2 records after wins over Richland on Monday at the University of Pittsburg-Johnstown. Shani Evans won the 100-yard freestyle and 200 individual medley and was part of two ...