Miscellaneous

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 ...

Bison duo fall short of D5 title

BEDFORD — Windber’s Matthew Kozar defeated Bedford players in the semifinals and finals to capture the District 5 boys tennis singles championship on Monday at Bedford Area High School. Kozar was a 6-1, 6-2 victor over Caleb Beidle in the championship match. In the semis, Kozar defeated ...

Alkhafaji, Talko come up short in finals

Although Hollidaysburg’s Rami Alkhafaji and Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s Ryne Talko came up short this time, both have another shot at a District 6 tennis singles championship before they graduate. The local standouts, both juniors, lost in the 2018 D6 championships which were played on a ...

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 ...