Scholastic Sports

Lear provides spark for Lady Lions

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror Altoona’s Shaina Lear only made one shot against Mount Lebanon, but it proved to be the one that sparked the Lady Lions. Leading by just three midway through the third quarter, Altoona quickly moved the ball in, out and all the way around the perimeter, ...

Ramus shoots Mustangs to victory

PORTAGE — Bill Ramus shot a 281 to lead Portage to a 1,359-1,259 win over Shanksville-Stoneycreek on Thursday in high school rifle. Teammate Summer Viscussi shot a 274 and Bob Troxell added a 273 in the win for the Mustangs (8-3). SHANKSVILLE-STONYCREEK (1,259): Knapp 268, Hanes 261, ...

Shuagis helps Penn Cambria to overtime victory

CRESSON — Josh Shuagis hit a 3-pointer to break a 47-all tie in overtime to put Penn Cambria ahead as the Panthers defeated Bishop Carroll, 53-49, Thursday night in high school boys basketball action. Shuagis finished with 14 points. Nolan Burk was Bishop Carroll’s leading scorer with 12 ...

Reffner hits milestone in Everett’s win

EVERETT — Senior Sydney Reffner scored 10 points to go over the 1,000-point mark for her career as Everett beat Tussey Mountain, 44-31, Thursday night in high school girls basketball action. Teammate Kaitlyn Maxwell led the Lady Warriors with 14 points. Tussey got 13 points from Alexis ...

Central finishes up regular season at 10

MARTINSBURG — Kasen Deterline (182), Cameron Ulery (132), Braedon Swab (138) and Logan Marko (152) all picked up wins by pinfall for Central as it defeated Claysburg-Kimmel, 54-19, Thursday night in high school wrestling action. The Scarlet Dragons finised the regular season at 10-9. The ...

Lions, Bearcats go today

The Chestnut Ridge and Huntingdon wrestling teams begin their quest for a medal at the PIAA Duals today at the Giant Center. Both teams will open the tournament at 4 p.m. District 6 runner-up Huntingdon, which won a wrestle-in against Greenville on Monday, takes on District 3 champion ...

BG stars sign with Red Flash

Nick Leamer and Mark Conrad were able to carve their own individual niches as part of PIAA state football championship teams at Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School. Now both are turning the page and moving on to what they hope can be collegiate football distinction at Saint Francis ...

Altoona’s Queen set to play in PSFCA game

The Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association 2018 East West All-Star game is set for Sunday, May 6, at 2 p.m. at Mansion Park in Altoona, and there will be a Mountain Lion on the field when the game kicks off. Jayvion Queen, an offensive lineman for Altoona who will play his ...

Lady Red Devils pull off hat trick on Heights

Special to the Mirror EBENSBURG — Cambria Heights looked to turn the tables and defeat Central Cambria for the first time in three tries this season on Tuesday night. The Lady Highlanders gathered an early 7-3 lead on the road. However, Central Cambria switched to a full-court press that ...

Lady Tigers suffer 12th loss of season

By Arthur Dowell For the Mirror LEWISTOWN — It wasn’t the prettiest of games, but Mifflin County was able to hold off a pesky Hollidaysburg squad, 56-44, in non-league girls basketball action Tuesday night. The Huskies had a lead as large as 15 over the Golden Tigers, but thanks to ...

Gearhart, McElroy big for Huntingdon

HUNTINGDON — Maddie Gearhart and Kait McElroy had 16 points apiece to lead Huntingdon to a 70-61 senior night win over Philipsburg-Osceola in high school girls basketball on Tuesday Emily Kurtz had 11 points and 13 rebounds for Huntingdon. Halle Herrington led P-O with 30 ...

Scarlet Dragons take two in triangular meet with United, CC

EBENSBURG — Central got a pin from Braeden Swab at 138 pounds in a 51-21 win over United at Central Cambria in a tri-meet in which the Scarlet Dragons also beat Central Cambria, 51-25, Tuesday night in high school wrestling action. Against Central Cambria, the Scarlet Dragons (9-9) got pins ...

Hollidaysburg’s defense tough on PC in fourth

By Dan Isenberg For the Mirror CRESSON — The Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers showed Tuesday night at Penn Cambria High School that it takes a lot more than just scoring points to win a game. The Tigers held Penn Cambria scoreless in the fourth quarter, while senior guard Nick Viduya sank a ...

Highlanders pick up comeback win

PATTON — Liam Wholaver scored 21 points, and Cambria Heights rallied past Central Cambria in the fourth quarter to post a 40-38 win in high school boys basketball on Tuesday. Heights trailed 35-31 entering the fourth quarter before holding Central Cambria to three points in the fourth. ...

B-A gets revenge

ALEXANDRIA — With plenty of high stakes on the table, the talented but young Bellwood-Antis High School girls basketball team continued to come of age Monday night. After leading for most of its game with archrival Juniata Valley before a packed crowd at Juniata Valley High School’s Ed ...

Fox’s big game lifts Altoona to win

Looking to bounce back from losses in two of its last three games, Altoona started its game against State College like a team on a mission. The Lady Lions wavered at times after that before finishing up strong for a 48-38 win Monday at the AAHS Fieldhouse. Bridgid Fox scored a game-high 20 ...

Holsinger has big numbers

Name: Matt Holsinger School: Central Cambria Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Holsinger delivered 30 points and 18 rebounds in a 74-42 win over Cambria Heights and had 15 points and 21 rebounds in a 51-43 victory over Penn Cambria. ...

Kitko doing it all for Damsels

Name: Emma Kitko School: Moshannon Valley Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Kitko had 16 points and six steals in a 51-39 win over Williamsburg, 25 points in a 64-42 win over Curwensville and 26 points in a 73-45 win over West Branch. Mo ...

BC cold in setback

SIDMAN — In a key Laurel Highlands Conference Section 1 clash at Forest Hills, two ice-cold shooting quarters put Bishop Carroll behind in the fourth quarter. Monday’s game was a defensive battle through three quarters, but both offenses opened up in the final frame. Each team scored ...

Altoona crushed

STATE COLLEGE — A dominant second quarter from State College High School put the game out of reach early for Altoona High School. The Mountain Lions had the tempo and the shots to keep up, but an inability to guard some of the Little Lions’ veteran talent proved fatal. Led by Brandon ...