By Todd Irwin
For the Mirror
The Mirror coverage area is rarely represented in the prestigious Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic, but there will be two area wrestlers competing against United States All-Stars this year.
Central Cambria two-time state champion Max Murin and Huntingdon two-time ...
By Philip Cmor
With 96 wins in her first six years coaching the Juniata Valley High School girls basketball team, Rachelle Hopsicker has done pretty well.
That’s still 615 victories behind Patti Hower’s 711, though.
“I think it’s amazing,” Hopsicker ...
The head coaches are set for the 12th annual Altoona Mirror Basketball Classic.
Reggie Nevins of Central High School and Miriam Colledge of Altoona Area High School will guide the Blair County boys and girls teams, respectively, while Adam Stephan of Central Cambria High School and John ...
Juniata Valley’s massive gathering of fans serenaded Maddie Mattas prior to Tuesday’s PIAA Class 1A high school girls basketball semifinal against Bishop Carroll Catholic with a rendition of “Happy Birthday.”
It was fitting, considering how much Mattas and the rest of her Lady Hornets ...
Bishop Carroll Catholic had a high school girls basketball season that would satisfy almost anyone else, and there were a lot of outstanding performances to celebrate.
Tueday night’s was not one of them.
The District 6 Class 1A champion Lady Huskies were unable to solve Juniata Valley’s ...
By Michael Boytim
Bellwood-Antis and Bishop McCort’s District 6 Class 2A championship was decided in the final seconds of the fourth quarter.
The key point of Monday’s PIAA semifinal rematch also came in the final seconds, but this time it was just before the ...
By Philip Cmor
It’s hard for most people to fully appreciate the gamut of emotions the Bellwood-Antis High School girls basketball players experienced as their season concluded with Monday night’s 68-57 PIAA Class 2A semifinal defeat at the hands of Bishop McCort ...
By Philip Cmor
There are some coaches, players and fans who would try to avoid another good team or curse the fact that it stood in their way to championships and honors.
Rachelle Hopsicker is not one of those people.
“I like a challenge,” Hopsicker said. ...
Karson Swogger’s never needed much to stoke her fire when it comes to basketball, but when she saw that Bishop McCort had beaten Bishop Guilfoyle on Saturday afternoon to advance to the PIAA Class 2A western final, it just added to her motivation for her game with Our Lady of Sacred Heart ...
The Altoona Area High School Fieldhouse will be the venue for both girls basketball semifinal round state playoff games involving area schools this week, the PIAA announced on Sunday morning.
Both games are rematches of District 6 championship games held earlier this month.
This evening, ...
Bellwood-Antis (6-2) vs. Bishop McCort (6-1)
PIAA Class 2A semifinals
Teams: Bishop McCort Lady Crushers (24-4); Bellwood-Antis Lady Blue Devils (25-4).
Site, time: Altoona Area High School Fieldhouse, 6 p.m.
The coaches: Bishop McCort — John Hahn (312-134 in 16 ...
Name: Alli Campbell
Athlete of the week achievement: Campbell delivered 25 points, six rebounds and four assists in a PIAA Class 2A second-round win over Chartiers-Houston and collected 21 points, five rebounds and ...
SIDMAN — The Bellwood-Antis Lady Blue Devils will face the Bishop McCort Lady Crushers Monday night in what shapes up as an epic PIAA Class 2A semifinal girls state basketball playoff game.
Bellwood made sure that its road to the blockbuster showdown with McCort was as smooth as possible. ...
DuBOIS — Kennedy Catholic’s Lady Eagles came out of the timeout midway through the third quarter and, as a group, slapped the Beaver Gymnasium floor Duke-style and got into a defensive stance.
It was probably the worst thing they could have done. Juniata Valley prides itself on defense, ...
DUBOIS — Bishop Carroll’s best player came up big when she needed to.
After District 9 champion North Clarion had whittled a 23-point deficit to seven with just under 4 minutes to play, Alyssa Martinazzi hit back-to-back dagger short shots to push the lead back to 11 and allow the Lady ...
The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic girls basketball team entered Saturday’s PIAA Class 2A quarterfinal game on a six-game winning streak in that round of the playoffs.
That run came to an end at the hands of a very familiar foe.
Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference rival Bishop McCort ...
NORTH HUNTINGDON — Central Cambria spent months compiling a historic high school boys basketball season — the best in the history of the program.
It took just five minutes for it to come to a screeching halt.
The Red Devils trailed by just three in the second quarter after a pair of ...
The Bishop Guilfoyle High School girls basketball team won’t have to go very far to try to punch its ticket to the PIAA Class 2A semifinals.
The Lady Marauders on Friday morning learned that their quarterfinal round contest today with Laurel Highlands Conference and diocesan rival Bishop ...
PIAA Class 3A second round
Central Cambria (6-1) vs. Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (7-1)
Teams: Central Cambria Red Devils (22-6); Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (23-5).
Site, time: Norwin High School, North Huntingdon, 1 p.m.
The coaches: Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic — Dave ...
GREENSBURG — Jam the lane.
The phrase was repeated by Bellwood-Antis coach Jim Swaney more than a dozen times Thursday night during the Lady Blue Devils’ PIAA Class 2A second-round game against Chartiers-Houston at Hempfield Area High School.
The reason was a big one. To be specific, it ...