Scholastic Sports

Strasser’s big night leads PC past Heights

CRESSON — All the stars were aligned, as Monday served as a long-awaited night for the Penn Cambria girls basketball program on senior night. Senior guard Lexi Strasser entered Monday’s Laurel Highlands Conference Section 1 game needing only four points to end a quarter-century drought ...

Male Athlete of Week: Labriola having ‘tremendous’ year

Name: A.J. Labriola School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Labriola scored 19 points in a 67-61 win over Central Cambria, had 17 in a 63-46 victory over Bishop Carroll and had 19 in a 77-44 win over Cambria ...

Female Athlete of Week: Stouffer peaking for Lady Lions

Name: Marissa Stouffer School: Altoona Area Age: 15 Grade: Freshman Sport: Gymnastics Athlete of the week achievement: Stouffer won the all-around title with a 35.875 in leading the Lady Lions to the team championship of the Central Pa. Gymnastics League Meet. She won the bars, ...

Ridge’s McCoy remains true to his upbringing

There have been many opportunities in which Chestnut Ridge’s Justin McCoy could brag about himself. He could brag about winning a Class 2A state title last year and his three state medals. He could boast about winning three District 5 titles. He could go on and on about his 156-17 ...

Just like that, BG cruises

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com With the top seed in the District 6 boys Class 2A playoffs on the line, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic turned a four-point lead into a 23-point lead in about five minutes Monday evening at the Pleasant Valley Gymnasium. The Marauders blitzed ...

Time to turn focus from duals to postseason

We’ve come to the point in the high school wrestling season where we turn our focus from dual meets to postseason tournaments. The District 6 Class 2A Tournament and the District 5 Tournament begin the postseason around here. For Chestnut Ridge, its dual meet season lived up to the ...

Duo lead Tigers past Eagles

SOMERSET — Josh Holsopple and Casey Ottaway had 13 points apiece, and Hollidaysburg made 7-of-8 free throws in overtime to get past Somerset, 64-59, Monday night in high school boys basketball action. Nick Viduya and Collin Stevenson each had 10 points for the Golden Tigers. Sam Deblase led ...

Mirror rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Kai Burkett Chestnut Ridge Fr 26-7 2. Greg Edwards Bedford Fr 11-5 3. Hunter Walk Tyrone Fr 18-10 4. Garrett Misiura Glendale Fr 20-11 5. Ian Crouch Central Fr 15-12 Ones to watch: Hunter Horton, TM; Matthew Davis, CH; Collin Sparr, JV 113 POUNDS 1. Brock ...

Lady Tigers put Penns Valley on line and pay for it

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com HOLLIDAYSBURG — When the chips are down, the Penns Valley High School girls basketball team can always count on its free-throw shooting. “All year long, if we can get a cushion and teams foul us, most of the time we have shot free throws ...

Lady Devils make it 7 in a row

MOUNT UNION — Bellwood-Antis won its seventh consecutive Inter-County Conference North title Monday night with a 75-29 win over Mount Union in high school girls basketball action. The Lady Blue Devils led 30-0 after one quarter and 34-0 before Mount Union finally scored. Alli Campbell ...

wrestling leaders

WINS 1. McGill CR 35-0 2. McCoy CR 34-1 3. Fisher Hunt 34-3 4. McMillen Glen 32-1 5. Benson Hunt 32-5 6. L. Shaffer Port 30-7 7. Hobson CR 29-5 8. Col. Sossong Port 29-6 9. Mykut Hunt 29-10 10. Brown PC 28-4 PINS 1. McCoy CR 22 2. Fisher Hunt 21 3. Whaley B-A 18 ...

Pirates clinch Inter-County North title

MORRISDALE — Williamsburg clinched the junior high Inter-County Conference North title Monday afternoon with a 47-41 win over West Branch in boys basketball action. Drew Hileman led the Blue Pirates (15-3) with 19 points. WILLIAMSBURG (47): Clark 5, Frew 3, Hileman 19, Jenkins 8, McCall ...

Hollidaysburg tops Richland

JOHNSTOWN — Both the Hollidaysburg Area High School boys and girls swimming teams finished the regular season with 13-2 records after wins over Richland on Monday at the University of Pittsburg-Johnstown. Shani Evans won the 100-yard freestyle and 200 individual medley and was part of two ...

Ridge’s Dillow raises game to new heights

As the coach of the Hollidaysburg Area High School boys basketball team, Brad Lear has seen his teams cross paths with some of the top big-school talent the central and western parts of Pennsylvania have to offer, so, for Noah Dillow to make his mark is saying something. Then again, not many ...

PSU Altoona hosting some D6 championship games

District 6 will unveil its playoff seeding and brackets in the middle of this week. The Mirror’s Philip Cmor caught up with district basketball co-chairman Bill Marshall to talk about some of the changes and other goings on with the tournament. Mirror: It was decided to do away with the ...

The week’s games to watch

BOYS MONDAY Homer-Center at Bishop Guilfoyle These teams have run into each other in the district playoffs a couple of times recently. Mount Union at Bellwood-Antis Blue Devils won by a point when teams met in Huntingdon County in January. TUESDAY Southern Fulton at Chestnut ...

Mirror’s Fab Five

BOYS District 5-6-8-9-10 Class 6A/5A/4A Team Record LW 1. State College 18-1 1 2. Allderdice 20-2 2 3. McDowell 17-4 3 4. Carrick 18-4 4 5. Huntingdon 18-2 5 District 5-6 Class 3A 1. Richland 19-3 1 2. Ligonier Valley 16-4 2 3. Chestnut Ridge 15-5 3 4. Central ...

Lady Lions get 1 seed

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror Mifflin County and Altoona entered Saturday’s game one-two, respectively, in the District 6 Class 6A rankings, but the Lady Lions were close enough that a win would clinch the top spot entering the playoffs. Altoona broke open a close game late in the third ...

Ridge finishes third

HERSHEY — After suffering a heartbreaking loss to Southern Columbia in the semifinals of the PIAA Duals on Friday night, Chestnut Ridge didn’t have much time to recover from the loss. They were back in the Giant Center on Saturday morning. And whatever emotions they were feeling from ...

Viduya aids Tigers in beating Indiana

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Nick Viduya led a balanced scoring attack for Hollidaysburg with 11 points in a 51-43 win over Indiana in high school boys basketball on Saturday night. Collin Stevenson, Dominic Frucella and Mason Marks had nine points apiece for the Golden Tigers, who were without leading ...