Scholastic Sports

Wess’ team-first look appreciated

Name: Paige Wess School: Central Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Wess won three events at the District 6 Class 2A Championships — winning the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 17.75 seconds and anchoring the 1600 relay and 3200 relay ...

Dillow works hard 7 days a week

Name: Noah Dillow School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Track and field, baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Dillow won the long jump and triple jump at the District 5 Class 2A Track and Field Championships and also went 4-for-9 with a home run, five RBIs, four ...

Mirror track honor roll

BOYS 100 dash: Adams, A, 11.04; Germaux, TM, 11.16; Sankey, BG, 11.24; Lawhead, A, 11.35; Mitchell, T, 11.35 200 dash: Lawhead, A, 22.49; Wolfe, BA, 22.80; Kutchman, CC, 22.89; Adams, A, 22.94; Sankey, BG, 22.98 400 dash: Kutchman, CC, 49.93; Molliver, Ho, 50.92; Howe, Ho, 50.92; ...

Bearcats get the best of Penn Cambria’s ace

By Ty R. States For the Mirror HUNTINGDON — Huntingdon showed it can find ways to score runs even when the hits just aren’t there. Against Penn Cambria Division I pitching prospect Mason Ronan in a District 6 Class 3A semifinal baseball game at Juniata College on Saturday, the ...

Three-time reigning champs ousted from playoffs

BOALSBURG — Juniata Valley will not be defending the district title they won in each of the last three years. The Green Hornets also won’t be back in the PIAA state championship tournament. District 6-A semifinal action on Friday saw the end of a great run in recent years by Juniata ...

Tigers bounced from tourney

HERSHEY — Hollidaysburg fell to Council Rock North, 3-0, in the PIAA Class 3A team tennis quarterfinals Friday. Two matches were not completed when the overall match was decided. “It was a great run,’’ Hollidaysburg coach Brian Denis said. “All good things must come to an end, but ...

Bulldogs fall short against No. 1 seed

HOMER CITY — Claysburg-Kimmel coach Justin Harris said the reason for his team’s season-ending loss Friday was pretty straightforward. “They had timely hits, and we didn’t,” Harris explained. “In games like this, you get guys on base, and you have to get those timely hits. ...

Martelacci spearheads Bavarian

Bryce Martellaci had a triple, a double and two RBIs, while Kyle Wilson came up with three hits as Bavarian Hall knocked off Shag, 11-4, in Altoona Teener Major action at Seitz Field. Winning pitcher Steve Hartman helped himself with two hits while striking out seven, and Brandon Murphy added ...

AAHS boys get 7 to states

By Buck Frank bfrank@altoonamirror.com The cold and rainy spring hindered many of the area track and field performers this year, but maybe none more so than the pole vaulters. Altoona Area High School’s Tyler Delozier had already compiled an impressive pole vaulting resume before this ...

Hallinan finishes with trifecta

By Jim Lane For the Mirror Altoona’s Lindsay Hallinan went 3-for-3 in the District 6 Class 3A discus championships Thursday at Mansion Park and earned another trip to Shippensburg for the PIAA state meet. Despite finishing third in the javelin, teammate Madison Benton will join ...

State College too much as Lady Lions end season

STATE COLLEGE — The Altoona Area High School softball team huddled down the left-field line for the 20th and last time this season after its 9-0 loss to State College in the District 6 Class 6A semifinals on Thrusday at Community Field. And when it broke the huddle with the traditional ...

One inning lifts Huskies into semis

EBENSBURG — Three pitches made all the difference in Thursday’s District 6 Class 1A quarterfinal softball game at Ebensburg’s First Energy Field. Third-seeded Bishop Carroll rapped three hits off Moshannon Valley’s Sidney Lewis on three consecutive pitches in the third inning that ...

Tigers cannot finish what they start

DuBOIS — Hollidaysburg was unable to hold onto an early lead, as the Lady Tigers were defeated 13-3 in five innings on the road by DuBois in the District 6 Class 5A softball semifinals at Heindl Field on Thursday. The Lady Tigers got off to a strong start, scoring a run in the top of the ...

Rockets continue surging, tame Colts

CRESSON — Winners of 14 of its last 15 games, Southern Huntingdon kept its torrid run going at the expense of Northern Cambria. The No. 4 seed Rockets jumped ahead 4-0 after the first and rode a 12-hit attack to back pitcher Mason Smith’s solid outing. Northern Cambria’s campaign came ...

Heck, Lady Panthers knock off Williamsburg

LOYSBURG — Sarah Heck fanned 11, and Northern Bedford erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the fourth in a 9-3 Inter-County Conference interdivisional softball win over visiting Williamsburg on Thursday. Alyssa Foor knocked in two runs, Britt Ebersole and Allie Snider collected two hits ...

Moschella stepping down at BG

Mark Moschella, who piloted the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School girls basketball program to four PIAA championships, is stepping down. Moschella was scheduled to inform his players today, and he confirmed his intentions at an afternoon news conference at BG. Moschella coached the ...

Versatile Dillow helps CR to title

LOYSBURG — Chestnut Ridge senior Noah Dillow is keeping himself pretty busy this spring. Dillow, an all-stater in both football and basketball, has been juggling baseball with track and field the last few months. On Wednesday, while competing at the District 5 Class 2A Track and Field ...

Ketterman enjoys stellar day

LOYSBURG — Everett Area senior Stefanie Ketterman is a veteran performer in the PIAA Class 2A state girls track and field meet. Ketterman will be making her second straight appearance in three events — the triple jump, high jump and long jump — at the state championship meet in ...

Frazier ranked highly

Area athletes will have to overcome their seeding if there is to be a strong local Class 3A presence in Shippensburg next weekend at the PIAA Track and Field Championships. Only five athletes and relay teams from the Mirror coverage area garnered top seeds in the performance lists for ...

Altoona captures title

TYRONE — Altoona Area High School boys volleyball coach John Saboe says senior outside hitter Phil Swartz is a “special player.” The 6-foot-7 Swartz, who will play Division II volleyball at Lindenwood University in Missouri, added to his resume Wednesday night when the Mountain Lions ...