Scholastic Sports

Kravetz helping Altoona hockey pick up wins over rivals

Name: Owen Kravetz School: Altoona Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Ice hockey Athlete of the week achievement: Kravetz scored two goals and had two assists in an 8-4 win over Hollidaysburg and collected two goals and an assist in a 9-2 victory over Bishop Guilfoyle. Season ...

2017 Mirror golf all-stars

FIRST TEAM Alex Kiepert, sr., Central Cambria: Shot 72 to win Class 2A PIAA Western Regional at Tom’s Run. ... Shot two-day total of 164 to finished tied for 21st at 2A PIAA Championships. ... Shot two-day total of 162 to finish tied for fifth in districts. ... Carded 76 to tie for second ...

Bears roll

HUNTINGDON — Haleigh Hatfield scored a game-high 16 points and added eight steals to lead Great Commission to a 32-25 road victory over Huntingdon Calvary Christian in high school girls basketball Monday. Leah Tofano had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Great Commission, which improved to 3-0. ...

Lady Bears improve early record to 2-0

The Great Commission girls basketball team improved to 2-0 Friday night, thanks to a 35-15 win over Walnut Street Christian in high school action at the Northern Blair Rec Center. Leah Tofano’s 12 points and 13 rebounds were tops for the Lady bears, who led, 14-6, at halftime. Teammate ...

Great Commission knocks off Grier

The Great Commission girls basketball team opened its season Thursday night with a 43-25 win over Grier School in high school action at the Northern Blair Recreation Center. The Lady Bears, up 13-6 at halftime, got 14 points and 16 rebounds from Leah Tofano, including nine points in the ...

Bedford girls, Altoona boys highlight season

As the curtain closes on an incredibly exciting scholastic soccer year, fans were treated to some tremendous high school games, and several teams exceeded all expectations. n The most memorable may be the season put together by the Bedford girls. Not only did they grab their second ...

Saving the best for last

Altoona Area High School won the Laurel Mountain Hockey League championship last March, and the Mountain Lions returned all but four players from that team this season. “They’re one of the teams to beat in this league,’’ Hollidaysburg coach Sean McTigue said of the Mountain Lions late ...

Foor puts in resignation as C-K coach

Dan Foor turned around the Claysburg-Kimmel High School football program. If the Bulldogs are to continue on that track, though, or to continue to build upon it, it will have to be a job done by someone else. Foor submitted his resignation as Bulldogs football coach last week following a ...

BG’s Bilka steps down

In his 20 years as head cross country coach at Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Joe Bilka often faced an uphill battle as far as numbers were concerned. Even this past fall, BG was unable to field a full girls team for meets. Nonetheless, Bilka always found significance in the ...

Gateway closes out Tigers

Playing Gateway is like watching for a bolt of lightning — blink, and you might miss something. “You can’t take any plays off,” Hollidaysburg Area senior cornerback Trevor Miller said. Miller and the Golden Tiger were able to keep pace with the high-flying WPIAL Class 5A champs for ...

Second half sinks State

GREENSBURG — State College headed to the second half against Pine-Richland happily deadlocked on Saturday, just like the teams had begun the game. Then all of a sudden, the Little Lions were down a pair of touchdowns and never recovered. Phil Jurkovec passed for 252 yards and three ...

Sharon pulls away from Rangers

CLYMER — It was an offensive outburst between Forest Hills and Sharon in the first half as they combined for 474 yards and 39 points. Sharon took a 21-18 lead in Saturday’s PIAA Class 3A quarterfinal as both teams scored on six straight possessions. Sharon’s defense stemmed the tide to ...

Rams start fast, fail to rally late

HERSHEY — Even after watching a handful of regulars shuffle to the sidelines at various points of a hard-hitting contest, Ligonier Valley’s resourceful Rams still had a chance to win it at the end. Yet when John Caldwell’s fourth-down pass inside the red zone fluttered to the turf, just ...

Wildcats’ victory ends Marauders’ impressive title, win streak

All good things must come to an end. So it is for Bishop Guilfoyle’s nearly-four-year-long football winning streak. Senior quarterback Mark Conrad and the Marauder receivers were successful in exploiting Homer-Center’s secondary for much of Friday night’s District 6 Class 1A ...

H.S. football preview capsule

TONIGHT PIAA Class 5A quarterfinals Who: Gateway Gators (12-1) vs. Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers (8-3) When: Today, 1 p.m. Where: Mansion Park Stadium, Altoona Coaches: Gateway — Don Holl (19-6 in two years at Gateway; 107-73 in 16 years overall). Hollidaysburg — Homer DeLattre ...

Tigers have faced off against Gators in the past

Game time Who: Hollidaysburg vs. Gateway When: Saturday, 1 p.m. Where: Mansion Park, Altoona Records: Golden Tigers (8-3); Gators (12-1) By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com When you reach this point in the high school football season, Pennsylvania playoff teams often measure ...

High school football capsule

TONIGHT District 6 Class 1A championship Who: Homer-Center Wildcats (11-1) vs. Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders (12-0) When: Tonight, 7:07 p.m. Where: Mansion Park Stadium, Altoona Coaches: Homer-Center — Greg Page (75-45, 11 years). Bishop Guilfoyle — Justin Wheeler (79-14, seven ...

Wheeler feels D6 title teams better than 60 wins

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School football coach Justin Wheeler said a winning streak that has extended almost four full seasons isn’t really on the mind of the Marauders. In a numerical anomaly, Wheeler thinks four is superior to 60. “For ...

Spring Cove to teach officiating

The Spring Cove School Board approved a new course on sports officiating for the next school year. The course will teach students the rules of the game and subsequently enable them to take a test to officiate if they are 18 years old. The vote was 7-1 Monday, with James Smith voting against ...

BG’s Yasulitis shows versatility

Name: Josh Yasulitis School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Yasulitis rushed for four touchdowns in the first quarter and added a 25-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter in a 59-13 District 6 Class 1A ...