Scholastic Sports

2016 Mirror girls volleyball all-stars

FIRST TEAM Riley Anderson, sr., Penn Cambria: Outside hitter ... Two-time Mirror first-team all-star ... Two-time Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association District 6-2A first team … PVCA all-state for two years … Co-captain two years … Four-year letterwinner … Led team in kills ...

Altoona stays unbeaten, beats BG

The Altoona ice hockey team improved to 7-0-1 Wednesday night, thanks to a 6-4 win over Bishop Guilfoyle in high school action at Galactic Ice. The Mounain Lions, who led, 3-2, after two periods got goals from six different players in the win. Cole Yeckley had one goal and three assists to go ...

2016 Mirror golf all-stars

FIRST TEAM Andrew Ferguson, soph., Tyrone: Shot 82 and tied for 23rd after losing playoff to advance into PIAA Class 2A championships at the PIAA Western Regional. ... Finished as District 6 Class 2A runner-up after two-day score of 159. ... Won Mountain League MVP honors during season-long ...

2016 Mirror girls tennis all-stars

FIRST TEAM Kourtney Cavalier, sr., Central Cambria: Four-time Mirror first-team all-star ... Four-time District 6 Class 2A singles champion ... Captured the No. 1 singles title in the 18th annual Mountain Lion Tennis Invitational ... Led Lady Devils to the District 6 Class 2A team title ... ...

BG’s Frederick terrorizes opponents on defense

Name: Luke Frederick School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Frederick blocked a punt, batted down two passes and had nine tackles, including two sacks, in Bishop Guilfoyle’s 48-6 romp over Steelton-Highspire in the ...

Paronish resigns N Cambria post

Frank Paronish was convinced that it was time to call it a career as head football coach at Northern Cambria High School. He’s also confident that he is leaving the Colts’ program on very solid ground. Paronish, who retired as a middle-school science teacher after the 2015-16 school year, ...

2016 Mirror girls soccer all-stars

FIRST TEAM Autumn Adams, sr., Moshannon Valley: Midfielder ... Three-time Mirror first-team all-star and honorable mention as a freshman ... Team MVP who scored 20 goals and assisted on two others ... Scored the game-winning goal in overtime in a 2-1 win over Everett ... The Damsels went ...

2016 Mirror boys soccer all-stars

FIRST TEAM Corey Amick, sr., Chestnut Ridge: Midfielder/forward ... Had six goals and four assists for the Lions in 17 games ... Ridge finished 7-10. Michael Bartley, jr., Altoona: Central defender ... Was key component in Mountain Lions’ defense, posting seven shutout victories ... ...

BG heads to Hershey, state finals a third straight time

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com CHAMBERSBURG — All-stater Evan Chadbourn finally got on the field for Bishop Guilfoyle after tearing his ACL over the summer, the 2015 Altoona Mirror high school football player of the year and 2,000-yard rusher seeing a couple of plays at ...

BG heads to Hershey, state finals a third straight time

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com CHAMBERSBURG — All-stater Evan Chadbourn finally got on the field for Bishop Guilfoyle after tearing his ACL over the summer, the 2015 Altoona Mirror high school football player of the year and 2,000-yard rusher seeing a couple of plays at ...

Central’s best just not enough

By Jim Lane For the Mirror It was another heartbreak for the Central Scarlet Dragons. The Cove eleven couldn’t get past the WPIAL champion for the second straight season and again came up one victory short of a trip to Hershey for the PIAA state finals. Beaver Falls, sparked by the ...

BG’s ‘bigs’ show off athleticism in victory

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com CHAMBERSBURG — Bishop Guilfoyle senior defensive tackle Logan McGeary is 6-foot-2 and pushing 300 pounds, plus he’s played Class 6A and 5A level football, so, for something to catch his eye on the football field, you know it has to be big. And ...

WPIAL team breaks Central’s heart again

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com For the second straight season, a talented, spirited, and hard-working Central High School football team came as close to punching the school’s first-ever ticket to a PIAA state championship game as it possibly could without actually doing ...

Ligonier stopped by Tigers

WINGATE — Ligonier Valley’s mission in the second half was to outscore Southern Columbia. Mission accomplished as the Rams put up 20 points to seven for the Tigers. But it wasn’t enough to overcome the 24-7 margin Southern Columbia established in the first half of their PIAA Class 2A ...

Big task awaits Central

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com For all its rich tradition on the football field, Beaver Falls never has played in a state playoff game. Ryan Matsook knew, though, that something was different about these Tigers when they got a rematch with Aliquippa — the only team to beat them ...

H.S. football capsules

PIAA Class 3A semifinals Who: Beaver Falls Tigers (11-1) vs. Central Scarlet Dragons (12-1) When: Tonight, 7 p.m. Where: Mansion Park, Altoona Coaches: Beaver Falls — Ryan Matsook (99-26, 11 years). Central — Dave Baker (58-17 in six years at Central; 184-187-11 in 37 years ...

Injured stars remain big part of teams

The broken leg he sustained partway through the game with Chestnut Ridge makes Brice Brumbaugh walk with a noticeable limp. Getting in and out of a car is a chore. Playing football isn’t even a consideration. Still, the 6-foot-1, 245-pound senior suited up, pads and all, when his Central ...

Steel-High sizes up with BG

With back-to-back PIAA championships and on track for a third straight, Bishop Guilfoyle currently is one of the measuring sticks for excellence in small-school Pennsylvania football. Before the Marauders, though, there was Steelton-Highspire. For more than 120 years, the Steamrollers — ...

Hoenstine, Dragons dominate

Alex Hoenstine was named to the first team at four positions, and three of his Central Scarlet Dragon offensive linemen joined him as the Mountain League unveiled its all-star football team on Wednesday. Hoenstine was honored as a running back, defensive back, punter and return specialists in ...

Mann chosen new athletic director

After an affiliation of over 30 years with the athletic program at Philipsburg-Osceola High School, Lee Fisher has a new athletic pursuit in mind. “I feel that it’s time for me to sit at home and watch some ballgames on TV late at night and enjoy some retirement,’’ Fisher ...