Scholastic Sports

Foul trouble hurts Titans

Berlin — Berlin Brothersvalley used a strong first-quarter 3-point barrage to thwart Tussey Mountain, 66-58, in a District 5 Class 2A boys basketball game played before a rowdy crowd from both schools on Tuesday. Tussey, the No. 6 seed, closed the season with an 8-15 record. Berlin is now ...

Slow first-half start proves costly for Lady Tigers

By Stephen Flinn For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — If the Hollidaysburg girls basketball team had not been shut out in the first quarter, it might have been a different result Tuesday night at Pittsburgh City League champion Obama Academy in the PIAA Girls District 6-8-9 5A regional qualifier. ...

Win gets CC date with Tyrone

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror EBENSBURG — The first half of Central Cambria’s District 6 3A girls playoff opener against Westmont Hilltop couldn’t have gone much worse for the team’s leading scorer, McKenna Hayward. The sophomore point guard picked up her third foul early in the ...

PC girls fight back to score victory

By Rick Weaver For The Mirror MARION CENTER — Penn Cambria got off to one of the poorest starts a basketball playoff hopeful could endure. A 1-for-15 from the field showing at the outset. A 10-1 deficit. Marion Center dominating the boards. What more could possibly go wrong? However, ...

Finochio gives Tigers early spark

HOLLIDAYSBURG — About halfway through the first quarter of Hollidaysburg’s game against DuBois, Austin Finochio let loose a 3-pointer that seemed frozen in time as the ball hung on the rim. Whether Finochio’s shot would fall was perhaps the only moment of suspense in the Golden ...

Bellwood cruises past Ligonier Valley

LIGONIER — The Ligonier Valley boys basketball team didn’t have an answer for Jarrett Taneyhill and the Bellwood-Antis inside game. The 6-foot-6 center led the way as the Blue Devils took control in the second quarter and pulled away for a 73-57 victory during a District 6 Class 3A ...

Male Athlete of Week: McCoy steps up vs. elite foes

Name: Justin McCoy School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: McCoy was named the outstanding wrestler and won the 145-pound weight class at the District 5 2A championships. Season update: McCoy improved to 35-3. During the District 5 ...

Female Athlete of Week: Barhacs great fit at new school

Name: Laura Barhacs School: Williamsburg Age: 16 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Favorite teacher: Mr. Lingenfelter Favorite subject: English Favorite movie: “Thor” Favorite food: Apple pie Favorite song: “How Would You Feel” by Ed Sheeran Outside interests: Reading, ...

Lady Bulldogs close strong in fourth to win

CLAYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel sophomore guard Emily Claar said that the Lady Bulldogs are a basketball team that is capable of putting together some big scoring runs. “We work together so well,’’ said the 5-foot-5 Claar. “When we get the momentum, we just need one thing in order to ...

Cold start spells doom for NC

THREE SPRINGS — It was warm enough outside the Southern Huntingdon High School gymnasium for some of the fans attending Monday night’s District 6 Class 2A girls basketball playoff game to tailgate beforehand. It was a stark contrast to the frigid start endured by the Northern Cambria Lady ...

Flo Wrestling fails miserably with huge match

College wrestling fans like me were all set to watch the Penn State-Oklahoma State match in the NWCA Dual Championship Series title match on Flo Wrestling on Sunday, but this is the message we got: “500 INTERNAL SERVER ERROR’’ Bummer, something has gone wrong. “Sorry for the ...

Healthy Manley ready for run at state title

Altoona’s Cole Manley was wrestling at the NHSCA Virginia Beach National Duals in May, and he was on his game, beating nationally ranked wrestlers, including second-ranked Austin Gomez, a two-time Illinois state champion and Iowa State recruit. But in the second period of his bout against ...

Red Devils overcome Cambria Heights scare

Special to the Mirror EBENSBURG — It appeared as though Cambria Heights had the pieces in place for a possible upset of sixth-seed Central Cambria, a team it previously lost to by 52 and 35 points, on Monday in the first round of the District 6 Class 3A boys basketball playoffs. Senior ...

Panthers don’t deliver in clutch

CRESSON — Penn Cambria led visiting Penns Valley for nearly the entire second half before it surrendered the lead with less than 90 seconds to play. The Panthers missed multiple key free throws down the stretch and blew a 12-point advantage to lose, 52-49, in the first round of the District ...

Panthers, Titans have opportunities

THE SCOOP: Northern Bedford and Tussey Mountain haven’t quite enjoyed the kinds of seasons that were expected of them, but there were good reasons for that. In both cases, injuries to star players for extended periods took key elements away from the team and made it take longer to gel again ...

Area squads facing each other

THE SCOOP: Tussey Mountain and Northern Bedford have had many great hardwood tussles over the years, mostly on the boys side. However, as fate would have it, this season the playoffs begin with a clash between the Lady Titans and Lady Panthers. The team surviving will have a tough but not ...

Exciting Warriors taking aim

THE SCOOP: District 5 championships have been few and far between for Everett boys basketball, but this is one of the more promising times for the program. The small but deep, balanced and lightning-fast Warriors have really begun clicking in the last month. They should win the District 5 ...

Trojan-Indian clash brewing

THE SCOOP: It seems like Southern Fulton and Shanksville-Stonycreek just are always destined to be in each other’s way. Along with Shade, the Indians and Trojans have really owned Class 1A in District 5 for years, and they’ve split the last two titles. Now it looks as though they are on ...

Berlin presents challenge

THE SCOOP: There are a lot of signs pointing to Berlin Brothersvalley winning District 5 Class 1A. The Lady Mountaineers have been pretty dominating and consistent all season, mixing winning experience with athletic youth, epitomized by a very good group of forwards, usually a rarity at schools ...

CC’s Murin dominant in winning again

Central Cambria’s Max Murin was dominant in winning his fourth District 6 Class 2A title on Saturday night at the AAHS Fieldhouse. How dominant? We’ll let his coach, Bob Nikolishen, always one to come up with unique comment, put his performance into words: “Max was a steel ...