Miscellaneous

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 ...

13 area athletes heading to Bucknell for states

There aren’t a lot of folks who believe that 13 is a lucky number, but there are 13 area swimmers who are hoping that a little luck is on their side as they head to Bucknell University this week for the PIAA Diving and Swimming Championships. For Hollidaysburg, Conor McKeirnan is competing ...

Tigers open with win

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg boys tennis team opened the 2019 season with a 3-2 win over Penn Trafford Monday in high school action at the Tiger Tennis Center. Rami Alkhafaji won in singles action for the Golden Tigers, while the teams of Anthony Martinelli and Nathan Ferris, and ...

Lions take down Eagles

The Altoona ice hockey team improved to 15-4 Tuesday night, thanks to a 12-3 win over Somerset in high school action at Galactic Ice. The Mountain Lions, who led, 5-0, at the end of the first period, got a hat trick each from Owen Kravetz and Brock Vancas. Kravetz also added three ...

Huntingdon boys win third in a row

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Huntingdon boys swim team made it three in a row on Saturday, capturing the 2A title again at the District 6 Swimming and Diving Championships at the Penn State Natitorium. “I figured it was going to be harder to do this year than the last two ...

Golden Tigers finish up regular season at 20-0

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Hollidaysburg Area High School ice hockey team finished its regular season undefeated Thursday night at 20-0, defeating State College, 6-4, at the Pegula Ice Arena The Golden Tigers got two goals from Hugh Newman and solo goals from Zack Dunlap, Nate Nebelski, David ...

Huntingdon boys go for three-peat

McKeirnan seeded first in 3A 100 fly Forgive Huntingdon Area High School swim coach Melanie Varner for using the word “three-peat” when talking about her boys team going into this weekend’s District 6 Swimming and Diving Championships at the Penn State Natatorium. You see, the ...

Brambley on the mark again

Name: Luke Brambley School: Everett Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Rifle Athlete of the week achievement: Brambley earned his third straight individual state title by winning the three-position event at this past weekend’s state meet while also leading his team to its third ...

Everett makes history by taking two rifle titles

From Mirror reports EVERETT — At the beginning of the 2018-2019 high school rifle season, Everett coach Ethan Cessna planted a seed inside the minds of his Warriors. “I told my team that we have the ability to achieve something that hasn’t been done in Everett’s rifle team ...

Tigers still perfect

The Hollidaysburg ice hockey team celebrated senior night with a 7-2 win over Richland Thursday night in high school action at Galactic Ice. The Golden Tigers, now 19-0, got a hat trick from Dan Larkin and two goals from Nate Nebelski. Zack Dunlap and Kolby Kirkham each added solo goals for ...

Conklin proposes legislation to change championship format

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror STATE COLLEGE — Pennsylvania’s high school sports playoffs and championships could be heading in a new direction, according to new legislation proposed by state representative Scott Conklin (D-Centre). “When you look at the inequity between the teams ...

Wildcats topple Tigers

MILL HALL — Hollidaysburg won three of the match’s final four bouts, but ultimately lost to Central Mountain, 51-15, Wednesday night in high school wrestling action. Campbell Walls and Nate Fisher each won by decision, and Mason McCready pinned his opponent in just over three ...

College signings

Shannon Detwiler: Penn Tech softball Name: Shannon Detwiler High school: Central Hometown: Martinsburg Sport: Softball Position: Outfield College choice: Penn Tech Other colleges considered: Mount Aloysius Why I picked Penn Tech: “It’s a nice school. I ...

Lady Lions capture another title

ST MARYS — For the sixth year in a row, the Altoona Area High School gymnastics team captured a league championship. On Saturday at St. Marys High School, the Lady Lions won the Central Pennsylvania Gymnastics League title, finishing with 138.43 points to St. Marys, which placed second at ...

Huntingdon swimmers defeat Colts

HUNTINGDON — Nick Buckley, Jake Tanner and Ben Atherton all won two events as Huntingdon beat Northern Cambria, 104-45, in high school boys swimming action Thursday. Buckley won the 100- and 50-yard freestyle events, Tanner won the 200 and 500 freestyle, and Atherton took the 200 IM and 500 ...

Tiger teams dominate Huskies

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg boys won every event in routing Mifflin County, 137-24, in high school swimming action on Wednesday. Conor McKeirnan collected wins in the 50-yard freestyle and 100 backstroke, and Nick Helsel won the 100 free and 200 free. Other individual winners were ...

Tigers improve to 17-0

The Hollidaysburg ice hockey team improved to 17-0 Tuesday night, thanks to a 12-0 win over Forest Hills in high school action at Galactic Ice. Goalie Jonah Snowberger got the shutout, making five saves on five shots. The Golden Tigers got a hat trick from Nate Nebelski and one assist to go ...

College signing: Alana Padula: Carlow soccer

Name: Alana Padula High school: Central Hometown: Martinsburg Sport: Soccer Position: Everywhere but goalie College choice: Carlow University Other colleges considered: UPJ Why I picked Carlow: “I love the Pittsburgh area. The coach was the main reason. He won coach of the year ...

Bearcat wrestlers move on to semifinals

HUNTINGDON — Huntingdon won six straight bouts from 132 to 170 to move on to the District 6 Class 2A dual semifinals with a 41-18 win over Bald Eagle Area Friday night in high school wrestling action. Chandler Lauer got things started for the Bearcats with a 36-second fall at 132 after BEA ...