Scholastic Sports

C-K’s defense does it again

By Nate Ritchey nritchey@altoonamirror.com EVERETT — The Claysburg-Kimmel offense has shown the ability in recent weeks to put some big numbers up. On the other side of the ball, the defense has been more than doing its part to allow those points to hold up. On Friday night against ...

Bearcats bite back after falling behind early

HUNTINGDON — Huntingdon found itself in a bit of a hole early against Juniata, but rebounded nicely in a 38-20 win Friday night. Led in large part by the Indians’ ability to get off nice play-action sets, Huntingdon was quick to give up a pair of touchdowns to put the Bearcats in a 14-0 ...

Rangers blank Heights

SIDMAN — In a game that featured nine turnovers, Cambria Heights coughed up the most pivotal fumble late in the fourth quarter. The Highlanders were still within reach as they trailed Forest Hills 8-0 with 4:19 left in the game. But a fumble on its own 11 set Forest Hills up with a short ...

B-A winning without super stars

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com BELLWOOD — With the second half of the regular season now underway and the district playoffs looming in the not-too-distant future, Bellwood-Antis coach John Hayes is looking for offensive balance and outstanding defense from his undefeated ...

Portage has its way in battle of unbeatens

PORTAGE — What looked to be a battle between two unbeaten heavyweights of the WestPAC conference Friday night turned out to be a decisive knockout in favor of Portage as the Mustangs took control early and thoroughly handled visiting Windber 42-8. The big win set up another key showdown for ...

Hollidaysburg girls tennis wins pair of matches, now 12-2

ERIE — Hollidaysburg’s Payton Ruggery pulled out the second set in No. 3 singles action to help the Golden Tigers defeat Villa Maria, 3-2, in a high school girls tennis doubleheader Friday. Also winning their matches against Villa Maria were the doubles teams of Chloe Love and Paige Jodon ...

Dale’s monster ground game leads outbreak­

SAXTON — A tough early season schedule did a young Moshannon Valley football team no favors. The 1-4 Black Knights lost to four teams with a combined 17-3 record through five weeks. The back half of the schedule is a much different story. Four of the team’s final five opponents are either ...

Purchase Line bucks Colts

NORTHERN CAMBRIA — Friday night was homecoming at Duffy Daugherty Memorial Stadium, a time for old friends to return and reintroduce themselves to each other. In that same spirit, the Northern Cambria High School football team might need to reacquaint itself with the ball at its next ...

Regional football roundup

Blacklick Valley 34 North Star 22 BOSWELL — Blacklick Valley battled and was able to best North Star for its first win of the season Friday night. The leading rusher for the Vikings was Justin Fleck with 15 carries for 86 yards. Jacob Teeter scored three rushing touchdowns for ...

Friday night football scoreboard

Canon-McMillan 27, Altoona 23 (final) McDowell 42, Hollidaysburg 38 (final) Tyrone 27, Bald Eagle Area 19 (final) Chestnut Ridge 42, Central 2 (final) Bellefonte 55, Clearfield 28 (final) Huntingdon 38, Juniata 20 (final) Penns Valley 48, Philipsburg-Osceola 24 (final) Central Cambria ...

BC, PC coaches facing alma maters

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com When John Franco arrived at the Laurel Highlands Conference’s football media day in Johnstown in early August, he saw Bishop Guilfoyle coach Justin Wheeler sitting and approached him. “I remember John making the comment,” Wheeler said, “about ...

Erie area special place for DeLattre

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com If not for Erie, Homer DeLattre might not be the head football coach at Hollidaysburg Area High School right now. After spending a few years as an assistant locally, the former Moshannon Valley High School standout, passed over in a coaching search ...

Gardner fondly remembered by area coaches

By Jim Lane For the Mirror Former players and colleagues are remembering Jim Gardner as a knowledgeable football coach who was well respected in area coaching circles for many years. Gardner passed away earlier this week at UPMC Altoona. He was 81. A 1954 graduate of Bellwood-Antis ...

Brashear coach defends pre-game snafu

Brashear’s timing was off because of a late arrival last Friday night for its football game against Hollidaysburg Area High School at Tiger Stadium, and, as it turned out, the Bulls’ timing couldn’t have been worse. Brashear raised some eyebrows and drew the ire of some area fans when ...

Juniata Valley edges B-A

ALEXANDRIA — Emma Musser delivered 10 kills and eight blocks to lead Juniata Valley past Bellwood-Antis, 25-19, 25-13, 24-26, 25-17, in high school girls volleyball on Thursday. Halee Smith had 14 service points, 10 kills and four blocks, Kimmy Harker contributed 17 service points, ...

Levine’s double-OT goal lifts Lady Marauders

Gretta Levine’s goal on an assist from Aurielle Brunner at 1:47 of the second overtime lifted Bishop Guilfoyle to a 2-1 win over Moshannon Valley at Tom Irwin Field on Thursday. Brunner had given BG a 1-0 lead in the first half with a goal that was assisted by Sydney Berish. Whitney Stiner ...

Tyrone wins Mountain League

ORE HILL — Andrew Ferguson’s 74 was eight strokes better than anyone else, and teammate Brent McNeel tied for second with an 82 as Tyrone won the Mountain League golf championship on Thursday at Iron Masters Golf Course in high school golf. Jake Taylor shot an 85 for the Golden Eagles. ...

Hollidaysburg improves to 10-2

MILL HALL — The Hollidaysburg Area High School girls tennis team improved to 10-2 with a 5-0 win at Central Mountain on Thursday. The Lady Tigers got singles wins from Veronica Helsel, Jenee Delerme and Payton Ruggery. Doubles victories were earned by the teams of Paige Jodon and Chloe ...

Eagles blank Philipsburg

TYRONE — Tyrone blanked Philipsburg-Osceola, 3-0, in a Mountain League match, as Isaac Woomer got the shutout in high school boys soccer on Thursday. Blake Johnston scored twice on first-half direct kicks for the Golden Eagles. Corey Johnston added a second-half tally off an Andrew Pearson ...

Day leads Altoona on road

KITTANING — Marcus Day ran for three touchdowns, and passed for two more, Thursday afternoon in leading the Altoona freshman football team to a 52-12 win at Armstrong. Day’s scores were from 56, 24 and 35 yards. His touchdown passes of 36 and 46 yards went to Kyle Murray and Edwin ...