Scholastic Sports

Bearcats lose to S. Side Beaver

SOMERSET — Sometimes great expectations can build a confidence that leads a team to glory. There are other times they can cause an enormous weight on someone’s shoulders. The Huntingdon Area high school baseball team that rolled to a Curve Classic championship, a second straight ...

Red Sox draft Penn Cambria’s Ronan

Mason Ronan spent tons of hours on the baseball field between his days at Penn Cambria High School and his extensive involvement in summer travel competition. He traveled to sites as far away as California and Texas to hone his skills as a left-handed pitcher. On Wednesday, all the time ...

College signings

Lindsey Hallinan: Seton Hill track and field Name: Lindsey Hallinan High school: Altoona Area Hometown: Altoona Sport: Track and field Events: Throwing College choice: Seton Hill Other colleges considered: Duquesne, Saint Francis, Towson, Slippery Rock Why I picked Seton Hill: ...

Lovrich gets B-A coaching top spot

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Just hours after officially being named the Bellwood-Antis football coach Tuesday, Nick Lovrich was already looking forward to his debut in August when the Blue Devils travel to Tyrone. “Being a Bellwood alum, coaching and playing against ...

Campbell picked as Lady Vikings coach

In her many years of coaching basketball and softball, Beth Campbell has always emphasized teaching the game to her players. “I think it’s important that they know exactly why they do everything,’’ Campbell said. “I think it’s important that they learn the game so that they can ...

Green sparks Locker Room

Tyreke Green had two hits and drove in four runs to lead Locker Room to a 13-3 win over Police in an Altoona Teener Major League 14-15 game at Mansion Park on Tuesday night. Green also got the win, striking out five without a walk. Nick Folcarelli, Gauge Frank and Andrew Greiner all added ...

Bearcat grads keep adding to playoff itinerary with win

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror CRESSON — Having already graduated last week, the nine seniors on the Huntingdon baseball team have one more piece of business before wrapping up their high school careers—win a state championship. The Bearcats took the first step down that path with a 5-2 ...

Blue Devils get clutch pitching

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com BLOOMSBURG — Bellwood-Antis sophomore Travis Luensmann spent most of Monday’s first round PIAA Class 2A playoff game dominating on the mound. But due to a relatively new rule about pitch counts, he spent the final inning sweating out the ...

Trip to quarters a habit for C-K

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — In Claysburg-Kimmel coach Mike Barbarini’s eyes, the Lady Bulldogs’ first-round PIAA Class 1A playoff softball victory Monday evening wasn’t a work of art. But it was a ticket to ride, and at this point in the season, ...

Thal, Harris spark P-O win

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK – Philipsburg-Osceola lived on the edge in the District 6 playoffs, winning by a run in all three of its games en route to winning a third title in a row. But on Monday night at Penn State’s Beard Field at Nittany Lion Softball ...

Fifth inning dooms Central in first-round exit

By Rob Longo For the Mirror McCANDLESS — In a high-scoring affair early on in Monday’s opening round of the PIAA 3A softball playoffs, Central matched District 7 champion Southmoreland hit for hit and run for run, tied at five through the first four innings. But then came the fifth ...

Lady Vikings will need to build upon lessons in state playoffs

By Tyler Kolesar For the Mirror VENITIA — Things looked very promising for the Glendale Lady Vikings in the top of the first inning against the defending state champion West Greene Lady Pioneers Monday in the first round of the PIAA Class 1A state softball tournament. An RBI single by ...

Claysburg’s Claar gets things started for Bulldogs

Name: Emily Claar School: Claysburg-Kimmel Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Claar, the leadoff hitter, went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and scored two runs while playing an error-less shortstop in Claysburg’s 8-4 District 6 Class 1A softball ...

Lock Haven leaves impression on McClellan

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com Lock Haven University senior Ronnie Perry provided one of the most thrilling stories in the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Cleveland this past March by taking second place at 149 pounds. Perry — a seventh-place finisher in the ...

2018 Mirror track and field all-stars

BOYS FIRST TEAM Connor Adams, jr., Altoona: Mirror honorable mention all-star as a sophomore ... District 6 3A long jump fourth-place finisher and state qualifier, 400 relay runner-up and state qualifier, 100 dash runner-up ... Part of the 400 relay that finished 12th at states ... West ...

Lady Bulldogs, Lady Mounties have date at PSU

A pair of area softball squads will be playing at Penn State, while the Huntingdon baseball team finally will be using a venue it had expected to see when the PIAA playoffs begin in those sports on Monday. Claysburg-Kimmel and Philipsburg-Osceola will comprise the second half of a ...

Lady Bulldogs avenge loss from last year’s final

LORETTO — After losing to Glendale in the District 6 Class 1A softball championship game last year, the Claysburg-Kimmel Lady Bulldogs had a definitive plan of attack when the two teams met in the district championship rematch Wednesday afternoon on the St. Francis University softball ...

P-O nips Central for title

LORETTO — Philipsburg-Osceola junior pitcher Kam Harris seemed calm, cool and collected when Central batters reached base on Wednesday evening in the District 6 Class 3A championship. She had a lot of opportunities at keeping her cool because the Lady Scarlet Dragons stroked 10 hits, had 15 ...

Campbell not among final 12

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — After surviving several rounds of cuts, Bellwood-Antis High School sophomore basketball standout Alli Campbell did not make the final one on Wednesday. The 2018 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Cup Team was finalized by the USA Basketball Women’s ...

Reffner reflective on career in Everett defeat

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com DuBOIS — Sydney Reffner’s high school softball career came to an end Wednesday afternoon after a game that did not reflect how good she’s been as an Everett Lady Warrior. But moments after making the final out and wrapping up an 0-for-4 ...