Scholastic Sports

Free passes doom Lions in final

It’s always been a part of baseball jargon that a walk is as good as a hit. That was certainly the case for State College in the District 6 Class 6A championship game Friday afternoon. State College benefited from 10 walks — including four during a five-run third inning — to defeat ...

Sylne, Paronish have strong first day at states

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com SHIPPENSBURG — Cleeford Sylne was voted Bedford Area High School’s prom king, and he thought that was pretty cool. Now the foreign exchange student from Haiti has something with which to measure it, and he wasn’t going to say which was better ...

Lady Dragons come out cold in semis setback

MARTINSBURG — Disappointing. There’s no other way to describe Central’s loss to Ligonier Valley in the District 6 Class 3A softball tournament. The Lady Dragons, the tourney’s No. 1 seed, dropped a tough 1-0 semifinal decision to Ligonier on a cold and dreary Friday afternoon more ...

Glendale cruises into title game

By Brad O’Hara For the Mirror FLINTON — The Glendale Lady Vikings came out swinging as they took out Homer-Center in five innings, 10-0, on Thursday to punch their ticket into the District 6 1A championship game that will be held at Penn State’s Nittany Lion Softball Park. The game ...

Peck powers Lady Mounties into 3A final

PHILIPSBURG — In her three previous seasons as a starter for the Philipsburg-Osceola softball team, Maggie Peck hit 10 home runs. That’s not bad power production, but the senior’s previous power numbers are dwarfed in comparison to the power she’s been displaying this season. Peck ...

Area PIAA track competitors

CLASS 3A BOYS 110 hurdles: Treyvaun Toney, sr., Altoona 300 hurdles: Treyvaun Toney, sr., Altoona 400 relay: Altoona (Connor Adams, so.; Mitchell Lawhead, so.; Kurt VonColln, so.; Daiquain Watson, jr.) High jump: Daiquain Watson, sr., Altoona Long jump: Kyle Lindsey, sr., ...

Reffner, Martin on first team

EVERETT — League champion Everett placed two players on the Sideling Hill League first-team all-star softball list. First baseman Sydney Reffner and pitcher Jacie Martin were the Lady Warriors voted to the first team. Infielder Brooke Colledge was an honorable mention selection. Chestnut ...

Lady Colts ousted

MOUNT UNION — Mistakes led to two big innings as the Northern Cambria softball team fell to Mount Union, 10-0, on Thursday in five innings in the District 6 Class 2A semifinals. “It stings. It’s hard to have a season like that and come out and lay an egg defensively,” Northern ...

Altoona ousted by McDowell

PITTSBURGH — The Altoona Area High School boys volleyball team put down a fabulous foundation this season, and left itself reason for much hope about having future success. Altoona saw its 2017 season wrap up at 11-5 with a 17-25, 25-22, 10-25, 17-25 loss to Erie McDowell in a District ...

Big sixth inning costly in Lady Titans’ setback

SHANKSVILLE — The Tussey Mountain girls softball team played flawlessly in the field Wednesday against Shanksville-Stonycreek in the District 5 Class 1A quarterfinals. However, the Lady Titans committed two costly miscues in a 5-2 loss. A catcher’s interference call on the Titans led to ...

Elliot Mast: Chesapeake College baseball

Name: Elliot Mast High school: Cyber School at Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School High school team: Altoona Area Hometown: Altoona Sport: Baseball Positions: Outfield, infield College choice: Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Md. Other colleges considered: Western Carolina, ...

Ali Wyand: Pitt track and field

Name: Ali Wyland High school: Hollidaysburg Area Hometown: Hollidaysburg Sport: Track and field Position: Sprinter College choice: University of Pittsburgh as preferred walk-on Other colleges considered: Akron, West Chester, Youngstown State Why I picked Pitt: “Great atmosphere ...

Josh Trybus: Penn sprint football

Name: Josh Trybus High school: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Hometown: Hollidaysburg Sport: Sprint football Position: Quarterback College choice: University of Pennsylvania Other colleges considered: Bucknell, Fordham, Yale Why I picked Penn: “I was accepted into the business ...

Cory Storm: Seton Hill baseball

Name: Cory Storm High school: Hollidaysburg Area Hometown: Hollidaysburg Sport: Baseball Position: Shortstop, pitcher College choice: Seton Hill Other colleges considered: Shippensburg, Chesapeake College Why I picked Seton Hill: “I feel that it was the best opportunity for me ...

Ava Myers: Mount Aloysius volleyball

Name: Ava Myers High school: Bishop Carroll Catholic Hometown: Gallitzin Sport: Volleyball Position: Middle hitter College choice: Mount Aloysius Other colleges considered: Penn State Altoona, Saint Vincent, Pitt-Bradford Why I picked Mount Aloysius: “I really like how Coach ...

Nolan Walters: Mercyhurst North East baseball

Name: Nolan Walters High school: Hollidaysburg Area Hometown: Hollidaysburg Sport: Baseball Position: Pitcher College choice: Mercyhurst North East Other colleges considered: Penn State DuBois, Allegany (Md.), Westmoreland Community College Why I picked Mercyhurst North East “To ...

Winning contagious at Central

By Jim Lane For the Mirror MARTINSBURG — When it comes to successful sports programs, few area high schools measure up to Central. The Scarlet Dragon baseball team advanced to the District 6 Class 3A championship by trimming Philipsburg-Osceola, 7-3, in the semifinals Tuesday ...

PNG Field seems a lot like home for Juniata Valley

By Ty R. States For the Mirror ALEXANDRIA — Juniata Valley is a playoff-tested baseball team, owning the last two District 6 Class 1A championships. The top-seeded Green Hornets will get the chance to win a third championship after a 5-0 victory over Claybsurg-Kimmel on Tuesday in the ...

Young Titans take their lumps in loss to top-seeded Township

By Dave Mapes For the Mirror DAVIDSVILLE — A youthful Tussey Mountain High School baseball team lost a 4-1 decision to top-seeded Conemaugh Township Tuesday afternoon in the District 5 2A semifinals. The visiting Titans had several opportunities to deliver on offense, getting men on ...

B-A advances

BLAIRSVILLE — With a lower seed and a road matchup on the docket, coming off a nail-biting finish several days before, most teams would feel pressured knowing a championship berth was at stake. Most teams, though, don’t have a lineup as potent as Bellwood-Antis.’ Nevin Wood overcame a ...