Scholastic Sports

Lady Mustangs down Windber

WINDBER — Portage, trailing 34-33 to start the fourth quarter, pulled away from Windber and improved to 8-4 overall and 4-0 in the WestPAC North with a 51-40 victory on Tuesday in high school girls basketball. “It was a huge team win on the road to take over first place in the ...

A host of Vikings propel Glendale to 11-1 record

THREE SPRINGS — The Glendale wrestling team improved to 11-1 Tuesday night, thanks to a 50-24 victory at Southern Huntingdon in high school action. The Vikings got falls from Suds Dubler (113), Garret Misiura (120), Brock McMillen (132), Cameron Fyock (160) and Cory Johnston (220). 113: ...

Lightweights lead Altoona past rivals

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg held a one-point lead over Altoona after the 285-pound bout on the Golden Tigers’ senior night. But the Mountain Lions’ strong lightweights made sure there wasn’t going to be an upset by their rivals. The Lions ...

Tyrone looking for new head coach

TYRONE — Jason Wilson’s five-year tenure as the head coach of the Tyrone Area High School football team has come to an end. The school board voted 7-1 to open the varsity football coach position for the 2019 season. “I do not plan to reapply, and I’m not sure right now if I would ...

Blue Pirates tab Hileman as coach

Williamsburg High School has a new football coach, and he’s someone with ties to the local area. Ryan Hileman, who coached the Blue Pirates’ junior high team last season, was hired Tuesday night by the Williamsburg School Board to replace Bob Hearn, who had stepped down at the end of the ...

Bellwood rallies late to avoid upset at C-K

CLAYSBURG — Size won out over hot shooting hands at the end of the night in a key girls basketball game Tuesday. Claysburg-Kimmel’s Emily Claar had a shot in the lane that would have forced overtime in the final seconds, but it was unsuccessful, and Bellwood-Antis escaped unscathed in ...

My 2K: P-O’s Herrington eclipses major career milestone

PHILIPSBURG — Halle Herrington joined the ranks of Centre County’s elite on Monday night. The 5-foot-6 senior guard from Philipsburg-Osceola drained a 3-pointer 15 seconds into the third quarter to score her 2,000th career point, solidifying herself in third place on the all-time Centre ...

Female Athlete of Week: B-A’s Campbell strives to improve

Name: Alli Campbell School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Campbell had 26 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and five steals in a 79-55 victory over rival Juniata Valley and then collected 29 points, 13 rebounds, 10 steals ...

Male Athlete of Week: Central’s Klotz ‘exceptional leader’

Name: Hunter Klotz School: Central Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Klotz scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds in a 53-46 win over Philipsburg-Osceola and then had 23 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a 53-44 victory over ...

CC tops Carroll in rivalry

EBENSBURG — Less than one mile separates the campuses of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School and Central Cambria High School, and the two schools share a spirited athletic rivalry, particularly in basketball. Monday night’s Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference girls basketball matchup ...

Freshman Homan leads BG past Penn Cambria

LORETTO — Upon first glance, Bishop Guilfoyle’s Leah Homan meets all the specs when it comes to a basketball player. Listed at 5-foot-9, her ball handling skills and finishing moves around the rim on offense are polished. But after learning that she’s only a freshman, her eye-popping, ...

Confidence booster: State medal pushes Hollidaysburg’s McCready to improve

No Hollidaysburg wrestler had placed at the PIAA Class 3A Championships since Brian Shaw in 2006. And when Mason McCready suffered a somewhat controversial ultimate tiebreaker loss to Cedar Cliff’s Donovon Ball in the first round of the state tournament, he was in jeopardy of not placing ...

Everett’s Maxwell surpasses 1,000 career points in victory

WATERFALL — Everett junior Kaitlyn Maxwell finished with 23 points, five assists and five steals and surpassed the 1,000-career points mark on a baseline runner in the third quarter as Everett topped Forbes Road, 72-25, Monday in high school girls basketball. “We shot extremely well from ...

PSU wrestlers should take majority of blame for lackluster effort

I’m so accustomed to seeing the Penn State wrestling team blow away opponents that it feels weird when the Nittany Lions don’t perform up to par. It was like that on Sunday when the top-ranked Lions didn’t blow away Wisconsin at Rec Hall. In fact, the Badgers held a 13-9 lead going into ...

Lions claim LHAC win over Panthers

CRESSON — Chestnut Ridge won the first, third and fourth quarters, while tying in the second, to earn a 65-59 Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference win over Penn Cambria on Monday night in high school boys basketball. Shane Felix recorded 21 points to lead the Lions, while Noah Hillegass ...

Dillow reflects on turning around Lady Bisons

BEDFORD — Mark Dillow is in his sixth season coaching the Bedford girls basketball team and is just a few games under .500 in his time there, a remarkable accomplishment considering where the Lady Bison program was before he took over. Bedford has played in three straight District 6 Class ...

Bishop Carroll boys back to playing at high level

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com EBENSBURG — Bishop Carroll Catholic’s boys basketball team entered the season on the heels of an appearance in the PIAA Class 1A semifinals, and with plenty of returning talent, another successful season seemed like it was on the ...

Golden Eagles barely miss upset

TYRONE — For three quarters, the Tyrone Golden Eagles were in prime position to upset one of the region’s top teams in the undefeated Johnstown Trojans, holding a 10-point lead headed to the final frame. Instead, Johnstown’s Gershon Simon drained two 3-pointers to open the fourth ...

Tigers fall at buzzer

FORD CITY — Armstrong’s Gavin Szymanski sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer that lifted Armstrong to a 51-50 victory over Hollidaysburg in high school boys basketball action on Saturday. The Golden Tigers’ Owen Batzel hit a jumper with six seconds left to give his team the 51-48 edge. Sam ...

Panthers finish 2-3 at South Side Duals

HOOKSTOWN — Penn Cambria went 2-3 in the South Side Beaver Duals at South Side Area High School in high school wrestling on Saturday. Penn Cambria beat Elwood City, 60-21, and Laurel, 42-39, but fell to Butler, 54-21, Cambridge Springs, 60-22, and Jamestown, 46-36. In the win over Elwood ...