Miscellaneous

Colts honored in Heritage

Northern Cambria placed eight athletes on the 2017 Heritage Conference All-Star teams for football, volleyball, cross country and golf. Making the team in football were Frankie Jones and Jacob Sodmont. Representing the Colts in girls volleyball were Mallory Bernard, Paige Kirkpatrick and ...

Year of the championship

More than perhaps any other year in recent memory, the calendar year 2017 brought something special for just about every sports fan in the Altoona Mirrorás readership area. Name the sport, and there was a corresponding honor or accolade for an athletic team or individual. Penn State ...

2017 in review

JANUARY n The Penn State football team loses a heartbreaker in the Rose Bowl, 52-49, to USC on a last-second 46-yard field goal. n Penn State’s Chris Godwin and Garrett Sickels announce they will leave early for the NFL Draft. Teammate Marcus Allen announces he will return for his senior ...

Everett rifle team still going strong with NRA’s help

PHILADELPHIA — They’d all skipped caffeine at school and cut back on sugar to keep their heart rates down and their nerves steady. They donned thick canvas uniforms to hold their bodies rigid when they aimed. Some knelt. Some stood. A few lay prone on mats spread out on the cold floor. Just ...

Huntingdon sinks Central Cambria in pool

EBENSBURG — The Huntingdon boys and girls swim teams both picked up victories on Thursday with the Lady Bearcats winning, 89-79, while the Bearcat boys earned a 102-65 win in high school action. It was the first loss of the season for the Red Devil boys (2-1) while the Lady Red Devils fell ...

Campbell leads B-A

EVERETT — Alli Campbell scored seven points in the final two minutes of the second quarter, and then went on to score 19 second-half points en route to a 31-point day that led to Bellwood-Antis’ 68-49 win over Everett in high school girls basketball action Saturday. Emilie Leidig added 10 ...

Tiger swimming teams sweep

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Shani Evans and Taylor Hileman both won two individual events as well as taking part in two winning relays as the Hollidaysburg girls swim team moved to 2-0 with a 112-58 victory over visiting Somerset Monday. Evans triumphed in the 500-yard freestyle and the 100 ...

Saving the best for last

Altoona Area High School won the Laurel Mountain Hockey League championship last March, and the Mountain Lions returned all but four players from that team this season. “They’re one of the teams to beat in this league,’’ Hollidaysburg coach Sean McTigue said of the Mountain Lions late ...

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 ...