Scholastic Sports

A lot of Good in a small package

Standing 5-foot-7 and weighing in at a modest 150 pounds, Kyle Good gives away a lot in height and weight to opponents on the football field. But the Altoona Area High School graduate — who led the Mirror coverage region in receptions with 56 for 576 yards (a 10.8 yards-per-catch average) ...

Lezzer Lumber rosters

NORTH No. Player Team 1 Justin Neff Central Mountain 2 Eli Jacobs Curwensville 2 Jake Stormer (inj.) Saint Joseph’s 3 Jared Hurd Penns Valley 4 Eli Lipscomb Bellefonte 5 Jaiden Boone Bellefonte 6 Jarrett Esposito Brockway 9 Braden Paulenelli DuBois 10 Hunter ...

McCall to lead Lady Pirates

Shannon McCall has been driving back and forth between Williamsburg and State College to work for the last 11 years. For the last seven, she’s balanced those days with helping raise her son, Jase. It’s a busy life. But sometimes opportunities present themselves that one has to make time ...

Community deserves to celebrate

Summertime in Martinsburg looks a lot like the movie “The Sand Lot,” set in 1962, when boys played baseball every night until the street lights came on. With tree-lined avenues, meticulously manicured lawns, and beautiful community pool, you could almost see Smalls, Squints, Bennie the ...

Bulldogs hire new coach

Matt Musselman is exceedingly familiar with the wrestling program at Claysburg-Kimmel High School. Musselman became the first PIAA Class 2A state medalist in the school’s history as a junior back in 1987, when he took sixth place at 105 pounds. The next year, in 1988, he became the ...

Imler sacrifices for team

Name: Jarrett Imler School: Central Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Imler pitched six innings of scoreless ball, scattering six hits while going 1-for-2 at the plate with an RBI in last Monday’s 3-1 win over Huntingdon in the PIAA Class 3A ...

Madison Kline: Cal, Pa. volleyball

Name: Madison Kline High school: Cambria Heights Hometown: Hastings Sport: Volleyball Position: Middle hitter/blocker College choice: California University of Pennsylvania Other colleges considered: Pitt-Johnstown, Clarion Why I picked Cal, Pa.: “I felt like I fit in at the ...

Trybus gives BG’s Wheeler one more win

JOHNSTOWN — Friday night’s 47th annual Ken Lantzy Finest 40 All-Star Classic proved to be one last opportunity to show that Bishop Guilfoyle quarterback Josh Trybus and head coach Justin Wheeler will always find a way to win a football game. After the South all-stars took a 28-14 lead ...

Karstetter comes up big for Scarlet Dragons

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — There’s usually a moment of truth for any unlikely sports hero, and Preston Karstetter’s came in the bottom of the second inning of Thursday afternoon’s PIAA Class 3A baseball championship game against Holy Redeemer. Central ...

Victory puts stamp on seniors, program

Commentary UNIVERSITY PARK — When they finally got to the part of presenting the Central seniors with the PIAA Class 3A baseball trophy at Medlar Field, it looked like the whole team was coming over to accept it. After all, the Scarlet Dragon roster includes 11 ...

Dragons take aim at first state championship

If you’d have asked Josh McKnight back in March to go out and do something on June 15, he would have had to decline. McKnight, you see, already had other plans. Although the high school baseball season hadn’t even started, McKnight, who already knew what it took to reach the PIAA ...

PIAA Class 3A championship preview capsule

Who: Holy Redeemer Royals (4-1, 16-4) vs. Central Scarlet Dragons (6-2, 23-3 Where: Medlar Park at Lubrano Field, University Park When: Today, 3 p.m. The coaches: Holy Redeemer—Chris Ritsick (Record unavailable, 13 years overall, 12 years at Holy Redeemer); Central—A.J. Hoenstine ...

Alum Harr picked by Hollidaysburg

Christian Harr was one of former Hollidaysburg wrestling coach Mike Moore’s best wrestlers during Moore’s 15 years with the Golden Tigers. Now Harr will attempt to fill Moore’s shoes and mentor his own stars. The Hollidaysburg Area School Board hired Harr as the new varsity wrestling ...

Dragons one win away: Central advances to state title game

UNIVERSITY PARK — Never a flame-thrower, Jarrett Imler was doing his best impersonation of one of those jugglers who work with lit torches in Monday’s PIAA Class 3A baseball semifinal game. He kept playing with fire. But he never got burned. Imler and Central’s pitching stayed red ...

Bellwood’s comeback falls short

DILLSBURG — Say what you will regarding Steve Conlon’s Bellwood-Antis Blue Devils and how they play the game of baseball, but whether they win, lose or somehow find a way to draw they do keep things mighty, mighty interesting. Right up until the final out. And while Monday’s PIAA ...

McGregor takes over as Red Devils’ coach

Shane McGregor began preparing for a coaching career when he was only 6 years old. He just didn’t realize it. “Being around my dad (former college basketball coach Bernie McGregor) as a youngster, I learned from him even before I knew I was learning from him,” McGregor said. “I ...

Lady Mounties fall game short of state final

CRESSON — Philipsburg-Osceola’s Maggie Peck, who broke school home run records this season and valiantly pitched in relief against South Park in a PIAA Class 3A state semifinal game at Mount Aloysius, fought hard to hold back the tears. “Um, I don’t want to cry,” she said. ...

Lucas continues producing

Name: Maddie Lucas School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Lucas was 4-for-4 with two doubles, a run and an RBI in Thursday’s 6-2 PIAA Class A quarterfinal win over Deer Lakes. Season update: Lucas is hitting .565 with ...

Briggs gets hot in playoffs

Name: Ben Briggs School: Huntingdon Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Briggs went 6-for-9 with three doubles and four RBIs in PIAA Class 3A playoff wins against Mount Pleasant and Sharpsville. He was the winning pitcher in the Sharpsville game, ...

Lady Mounties run over Deer Lakes

CRESSON — With Kameryn Harris coming off of her fourth straight shutout in the postseason, the Philipsburg-Osceola softball team just needed a little offense in its PIAA Class 3A state quarterfinal against Deer Lakes on Thursday at Mount Aloysius College. The Lady Mounties certainly got that ...