Miscellaneous

College signing — Quinn McElhenny

Name: Quinn McElhenny High school: Cambria Heights Hometown: Hastings Sport: Cross country College choice: Saint Francis Other colleges considered: Robert Morris, IUP, UPJ, Saint Vincent Why I picked Saint Francis: “Both athletic and academic programs are known to be successful, ...

Bedford defeats Bishop Guilfoyle

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Ryne Talko had Bishop Guilfoyle’s lone win in the No. 1 singles match, defeating Bedford’s Caleb Beidle, 6-1, 7-5, but the Bisons rallied with two wins in singles and two doubles matches for a 4-1 win over Guilfoyle at the Hollidaysburg courts in high school tennis ...

Portage boys get historic ‘W’

PORTAGE — The Portage boys beat Berlin Brothersvalley for the first time in school history, winning 92-56, thanks in part to winning every running event on Wednesday in high school track and field action. Junior Tyler Spaid won the 110 and 300 hurdles, as well as being a member of the 1600 ...

Bedford now 8-1

BEDFORD—Bedford improved to 8-1 with another 5-0 victory, this time against Westmont Hilltop in high school boys tennis Wednesday. Caleb Beidle, Johnny Imgrund and Luke Dague were all winners in singles competition for the second day in a row. The teams of Zach Kachman and Lance Dague, ...

Lions win twice at CM Invite

MILL HALL — Altoona went 2-0 at the Central Mountain Invitational on Tuesday, shutting out Mifflin County, 5-0, and defeating event host Central Mountain, 4-1, in high school boys tennis action Tuesday. Singles players Jonah Brandt, Casey Rispoli and Nick Schimminger each won both of their ...

Bearcats go extra frame to win at Hollidaysburg

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Huntingdon scored four times in the top of the seventh to force extra innings, then scored two more in the top of the eighth for an 8-6 win over Hollidaysburg in high school baseball action Saturday. The Bearcats (2-2) got two hits and two RBIs each from Casey Connor and ...

Welteroth leads BG to victory

SIDMAN — Josh Welteroth scored 16 service points, including two aces, and also added 12 digs and 11 kills, to lead Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic to a 23-25, 25-22, 25-9, 25-13 victory over host Forest Hills Friday night in high school boys volleyball action. Connor Ebersole had 23 kills and 13 ...

Tigers pull off sweep

MILL HALL — Hollidaysburg received singles wins from Nathan Ferris, Brian Johnson and Ryan Stevenson in a 5-0 sweep of Central Mountain in high school boys tennis on Thursday. The teams of Anthony Martinelli and Jake Irwin, and Jacob Gallagher and Aragorn Clarke were winners in doubles for ...

Lions fall to State College

STATE COLLEGE — State College swept Altoona, 25-11, 25-18, 25-16, in high school boys volleyball Thursday, despite 12 kills and five digs from Dalton Keller. Matt Furrer added 18 assists for the Mountain Lions. SERVICE POINTS ALTOONA: Keller 4, Thompson 4, Homan 2, Hamilton 2, Ruggery ...

Lions take down their rival

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Altoona boys tennis team improved to 3-0 Wednesday afternoon, thanks to a 4-1 win over rival Hollidaysburg in high school action. The Tigers got their lone win from Rami Alkhafaji at No. 1 singles. Altoona got singles wins from Casey Rispoli and Nick Schimminger. Mike ...

Lobick tosses gem for Heights

PATTON — Abby Lobick pitched a no-hitter to help Cambria Heights open the season Wednesday afternoon with a 4-0 victory over Westmont Hilltop in high school softball action. Lobick struck out 19 and walked one in seven innings. Emma Stockley and Grace Stiles each had three hits to go ...

Portage gets 2 triple winners

PORTAGE — Blake Oravecz and Tyler Spaid were both triple-winners for Portage in a 111-35 win over Shade in high school boys track and field action on Wednesday. Oravecz won the 100 and 200, and was part of the 400 relay team, while Spaid won the 110 and 300 hurdles, along with being a ...

Altoona baseball returns 1-2

RICHMOND, Va. — The Altoona baseball team returned from its trip to Virginia on Saturday with a 1-2 record, following a 6-5 loss to Manchester High School. The Mountain Lions went 1-1 on Friday in their two games. On Saturday, Manchester scored twice in the bottom of the seventh on a ...

Tigers improve to 3-1

DUBOIS — Hollidays-burg swept all five singles matches and took two of four doubles matches in a 7-2 win over DuBois Thursday in high school boys tennis action. Rami Alkhafaji and Nathan Ferris each won for the Tigers, which improved to 3-1. Also winning for Hollidaysburg were Jake Irwin, ...

Bearcats take down Guilfoyle

HUNTINGDON — The Huntingdon boys tennis team opened its season Wednesday with a 3-2 win over Bishop Guilfoyle in high school action. The Bearcats got two wins in singles play and one in doubles play. Taran Pelky and Daniel Bukowski picked up solo victories while the doubles team of Thomas ...

CC’s late comeback falls short

By Ben Ferree For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — The Central Cambria High School ice hockey team looked poised to pull off another upset, this time for the championship. The Red Devils got on the board just 1:40 into the game, courtesy of Wade Plowman, but from there, State College took ...

Tiger boys lose first of season

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg boys tennis team fell to 2-1 Tuesday afternoon, falling to North Allegheny, 3-2, at the Tiger Tennis Center. The Tigers got both of their wins in singles play with Rami Alkhafaji at No. 1 and Jake Irwin at No. 3. North Allegheny, which swept the doubles ...

Bedford gets past BG

BEDFORD — Johnny Imgrund and Zach Kachman won in singles action for Bedford in a 4-1 win over Bishop Guilfoyle Monday afternoon in high school boys tennis action. BG’s Ryne Talko defeated Caleb Beidle, 6-1, 6-0, in the top singles match for the Marauders lone victory. Bedford also won ...

Buckley captures state title

LEWISBURG — Huntingdon Area High School junior Nick Buckley can call himself a state champ. Buckley won the PIAA Class 2A 50-yard freestyle event on the first day of the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships at Bucknell University on Wednesday. “It was a crazy feeling,’’ Buckley ...

Victory puts Altoona into semifinal round

EBENSBURG — Tied 4-4 with four minutes left to play in the Laurel Mountain Hockey League quarterfinals, Johnstown went on the power play, looking for the potential game-winner that would end Altoona’s bid for a third consecutive league championship. The Trojans pressured Altoona for the ...