Miscellaneous

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 ...

Hurd helps Lady Tigers win

JOHNSTOWN — McKenna Hurd scored a game-high 18 points Saturday afternoon to lead the Hollidaysburg girls basketball team to a 53-29 win at Johnstown in high school girls basketball action. The Lady Tigers, up 20-7 after one quarter, also got 11 points from Abby Bettwy and 10 points from ...

Central Cambria, Heights split meet

EBENSBURG — The Central Cambria boys dominated Cambria Heights, 116-44, Friday in high school swimming action. The Red Devils swept the relays, with Quinton Helsel (200 freestyle, 100 butterfly) and Ty McBreen (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle) finishing as double winners. The Heights girls ...

Tigers sweep

JOHNSTOWN — Hollidaysburg’s boys and girls swim teams picked up wins at University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown Thursday night as they defeated Westmont Hilltop in a make-up meet from earlier this season. The boys won, 100-67, and the girls came out on top, 104-64. Both teams swept the ...

Hollidaysburg sweeps Wildcats

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg topped Central Mountain, 99-70, in high school boys swimming Friday behind wins from Conor McKeirnan in the 200IM and 100 butterfly. On the girls side, Hollidaysburg topped Central Mountain, 92-78, with Shani Evans winning the 100 freestyle and 100 ...

Blue Knob resort to support THON

Blue Knob All Seasons Resort will support Penn State THON on Friday. From each full-price day or twilight session lift ticket sold that day, the resort will donate $2 to THON. Day session tickets allow the holder to ski or snowboard from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and the twilight session is ...

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 ...