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Scholastic Sports

Portage set for huge game with playoff implications

The Portage Area High School football team has an opportunity to forge a three-way tie atop the WestPAC Conference standings by beating undefeated Meyersdale tonight. But veteran Portage coach Gary Gouse is looking at a much bigger picture. Kickoff for the conference showdown between ...

Johnston ties Tyrone career mark in victory

TYRONE — Corey Johnston scored the game’s lone goal in Tyrone’s 1-0 win over Bald Eagle Area Thursday in high school boys soccer. Johnston tied the Tyrone school record for career goals. Alex Robert recorded the shutout in goal for the Golden Eagles, which improved to 6-8-1. Records: ...

Lady Tigers get big win

SAINT MARYS — The Hollidaysburg girls tennis team handed St. Marys its first loss of the season on Thursday, 3-2, in area high school tennis action. The Lady Tigers (13-4) got singles wins from Lydia Lieb, and doubles victories from Rachel Gallagher and Jocelyn Pandolph, along with Madeline ...

Musser, Beasom help Juniata Valley rally past Glendale

FLINTON — Emma Musser and Maddy Beasom had 18 and 17 kills, respectively, to help lead Juniata Valley back from two sets down to a 24-26, 19-25, 25-14, 25-20, 15-7 win over Glendale Thursday in high school girls volleyball. Musser and Brooke Boonie each had 20 assists, Hayden Taylor had 37 ...

Tigers getting healthy

A couple of teams that have been hit as hard as anybody in the area by injuries this season will meet Friday in Hollidaysburg when the Golden Tigers host Tyrone. Fortunately for Hollidaysburg, it finally got most of its injured players back last week in a lopsided victory over Central ...

New record set by BC’s Hudkins

LIGONIER — Junior Jackson Hudkins, who had already became Bishop Carroll’s all-time leading scorer (62 goals) earlier in the game, scored a last-second goal to lift his team to a 3-2 win at Ligonier Valley in high school boys soccer action Wednesday. Hudkins broke the record on a free ...

Mounties moving on to state team tourney

ROARING SPRING — Philipsburg-Osceola punched its ticket to the state team golf championships Wednesday with a 325-332 win over Rockwood at the District 5-6 subregional tournament at Iron Masters Country Club. Senior Ky Bender led the Mounties with a low score of 80, and classmates Keegan ...

Bellwood to honor Hayes

For a man that is retired, former Bellwood-Antis football coach and athletic director John Hayes is having a pretty eventful year. Hayes was inducted into the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in May, and it was announced he’ll also be inducted into the Blair ...

Cassidy approved as next B-A hoops coach

The Bellwood-Antis School Board approved Hollidaysburg native Patrick Cassidy as the school’s newest high school boys basketball coach Tuesday evening. Cassidy has coached the Huntingdon varsity girls team the past four years and led them to a 45-47 record. He helped the Lady Bearcats make ...

Tigers, Spikers play for more than wins

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg girls volleyball coach Dean Grenfell knows all too well just how much breast cancer can affect a person’s life. His mom was diagnosed about 11 years ago for the first time and beat the disease twice before ultimately passing away after a third battle. “I ...

Everett, Ridge tough on ‘D’ as each pick up win

LOYSBURG — Xander Brown scored a hat trick to lead Everett to an 8-0 win at Northern Bedford in boys high school soccer action on Tuesday. The Warriors (11-2) jumped out to a 5-0 halftime lead. Mason Cessna added two goals for the winners. Northern fell to 5-8. SCORE BY HALVES Everett 5 ...

Skelley, Stevens advance to final

Altoona Area High School’s Emma Skelley and Morgan Stevens will play in the District 6 Class 3A Doubles Tennis championship match today. Top-seeded Skelley and Stevens defeated two teams on Tuesday at Mansion Park to advance to today’s noon final against State College’s Catelyn Janac ...

Love, Shaffer set marks at Hollidaysburg course

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg boys claimed four of the top five spots in wins over Portage (16-46) and Clearfield (16-43) in high school cross country action Thursday. Ben Love won the boys race in 17:47 for the Tigers, setting a new course record in the process. Chris Love was in ...

Kling commits to LSU

Central sophomore Paxton Kling made a verbal commitment to LSU Monday afternoon to play college baseball. Kling made the announcement on Twitter. “I am excited to announce that I have verbally committed to Louisiana State University,” Kling wrote. “I want to thank God, my family and ...

Miksich’s work pays off

Name: Cassidy Miksich School: Tyrone Area Age: 14 Grade: Freshman Sport: Golf Athlete of the week achievement: Miksich won the District 6 Class 2A individual championship at Windber Country Club by shooting an 83 and then winning a one-hole playoff by making par. Season update: ...

Bender on impressive run

Name: Ky Bender School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Golf Athlete of the week achievement: Bender won the District 6 Class 2A individual golf championship at Scotch Valley Country Club with a round of 77 and also led the Mounties to the team title. Season ...

Vance’s goal in second OT helps Tyrone

BELLEFONTE — Eliza Vance’s goal in the second overtime, her second of the game, gave Tyrone a 4-3 victory over Bellefonte in girls soccer Monday. SCORE BY HALVES Tyrone 1 2 0 1 — 4 Bellefonte 2 1 0 0 — 3 First half: T—LaRosa (Nelson), 1:17; B—Smith (Steiner), 27:21; ...

Top two seeds will meet in final

The top two seeded teams in the girls District 6 Class 2A doubles tennis championships have reached Wednesday’s title match with semifinal victories on Monday at the Gorilla House gymnasium. The top-seeded team of Central Cambria’s Olivia Ratchford and Emma Ratchford will meet the ...

Lindsey’s INT lifts Hollidaysburg

MILL HALL — Tanner Lindsey intercepted a pass as Central Mountain was driving to seal an 18-13 win for Hollidaysburg. Lindsey also had an 85-yard touchdown run and caught a 55-yard pass from Justin Wolfe for another touchdown. Xander Bainey scored on a 2-yard run with 2:25 to play to put ...