Scholastic Sports

Martinazzi helps BC girls to second

Alyssa Martinazzi had to look around for the No. 2 spot on the podium Tuesday during the District 6 Class 2A track and field championships at Mansion Park. The Bishop Carroll star was much more accustomed to standing on the highest tier before ending her night as the runner-up in the long ...

BG season ends at states

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror With Wyomissing up 2-1 in the first round of the PIAA boys tennis championships, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic needed wins in both No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles to advance. The Marauders’ Vincent D’Andrea battled Wyomissing’s Ben Chen in a third set as the ...

Franco officially hired at PC

From Mirror staff reports Penn Cambria School Board members voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the hiring of John Franco as head varsity football coach. Franco of Altoona will receive $6,948 for his coaching position, which was approved retroactively, beginning May 3. Board ...

Stevenson clutch for Tigers

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Collin Stevenson’s RBI single scored John Servello in walk-off fashion, as Hollidaysburg edged Mount Union, 8-7, in eight innings Tuesday afternoon in high school baseball action. Lennox Pugh had a double and drove in three runs for the Tigers (16-1), and Cory Storm picked ...

O’Shell has big day for Glendale

ALEXANDRIA — Cierra O’Shell had three hits and drove in three runs to lead Glendale to an 18-0, five-inning win over Juniata Valley Tuesday in high school softball action. The Lady Vikings (15-4) also got three RBIs from winning pitcher Lexi Mulhollen in a game Glendale led, 11-0, after ...

Claysburg-Kimmel coach loves Morgan’s versatility

Name: Keyara Morgan School: Claysburg-Kimmel Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Morgan went 5-for-12 and knocked in seven runs in Claysburg-Kimmel’s three victories — 10-3 over Moshannon Valley, 11-10 over Bellwood-Antis and 11-1 over ...

Ronan continues strong baseball year for Panthers

Name: Mason Ronan School: Penn Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Ronan threw 10 innings and gave up only one hit, no runs and struck out 23. Adding in the completion of a suspended game, he was 3-0 as Penn Cambria swept Bishop Carroll ...

PIAA track berths on line starting today

Area track and field competitors will be looking for gold medals, district records and tickets to next week’s PIAA meet at Shippensburg University as District 6 and District 5 hold their championships over the next three days. The tripleheader begins this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. with the ...

Tussey clips Williamsburg; Central prevails over Huntingdon

SAXTON — Faith Barnett pitched a five-hitter in helping Tussey Mountain to a 4-0 win over visiting Williamsburg in an interdivisional Inter-County Conference softball clash on Monday. The Lady Titans, now 10-7, got three hits and an RBI from Bailey Fields. Williamsburg got two hits from ...

Smith clutch for Scarlet Dragons

MARTINSBURG — Chase Smith’s bases-loaded single in the bottom of the eighth inning drove home the winning run, breaking a 9-all tie and lifting Central to a wild 10-9 victory over visiting Forest Hills in high school baseball action on Monday. Smith collected three hits, including a ...

Mirror track honor roll

BOYS 100 dash: Howe, Ho, 10.95; Chadbourn, BG, 10.97; Weaver, T, 11.16; Germaux, TM, 11.22; Adams, A, 11.24; Dull, CR, 11.24; Sankey, BG, 11.24 200 dash: Sankey, BG, 22.70; Germaux, TM, 22.77; Chadbourn, BG, 23.09; Mitchell, T, 23.20; Lawhead, A, 23.23 400 dash: Howe, Ho, 51.14; Kutchman, ...

CC runners capture four titles

The Central Cambria girls claimed four first places, and the Altoona boys finished second in the team standings in the Altoona Middle School Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Mansion Park. Individual champions for the Central Cambria girls were Ella Vrabel in the 800-meter run, ...

College signings

Jacob Deterline: Lancaster Bible soccer Name: Jacob Deterline High school: Altoona Area Hometown: Altoona Sport: Soccer Position: Goalkeeper College choice: Lancaster Bible Other colleges considered: Bloomsburg, Slippery Rock Why I picked Lancaster Bible: “I picked LBC because ...

Central top-seeded in baseball, softball

Central garnered top seeds in two sports as District 6 announced its playoff pairings for Class 3A, 2A and 1A in baseball, all six classes for softball and both classifications in boys volleyball on Friday afternoon. The Scarlet Dragons easily outdistanced seven other entries to nail down ...

Altoona wrestler earns MAWA title

The offseason can be just as important to achieving success in the sport of wrestling as anything that happens during the regular season. Honing skills, staying in wrestling shape and expanding competitive horizons are all part of the successful wrestler’s repertoire. Altoona Area High ...

Lady Lion softball team rolls past St. Marys

ST. MARYS — Montana Feathers knocked in three runs, while Alexa Young pitched a five-hitter to lead Altoona over host St. Marys, 10-1, in high school softball action on Friday. Kaitlyn Palazzi doubled, singled and drove in two runs for the Lady Lions, who also got a pair of RBIs from Alissa ...

Mountain Lions spikers sweep past Huntingdon

HUNTINGDON — Altoona swept Huntingdon, 25-18, 25-19, 25-15, behind 18 kills, 14 digs, six service points and four blocks from Phillip Swartz in high school boys volleyball on Friday. Chris Ball added 16 assists and five digs for the Mountain Lions, who improved to 9-4. Julian Groenendaal ...

College signing

Name: Andrew Bithell High school: Tussey Mountain Hometown: Saxton Sport: Basketball Position: Center/forward College choice: Juniata Other colleges considered: Slippery Rock, Grove City Why I picked Juniata: “Definitely the education I would be getting, as well as the ...

CC opens up football coaching position

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Central Cambria has opened the head coaching position of its football program after the Red Devils went 1-9 last season under Bill Corrente. “The current coach has not been let go. We just opened the position,” Central Cambria Athletic ...

Marauders claim another D6 team crown

MIFFINTOWN — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic upset top-seeded Juniata for the second consecutive year to win the District 6 Class 2A high school boys team tennis championship, 3-2, Wednesday. According to coach Julie Donovan, it was a “back-and-forth nailbiter’’ that wasn’t decided until ...