Scholastic Sports

Lady Vikings have rough day in quarters

CRESSON — The Glendale softball team’s memorable 2017 season ended Thursday in a manner the Lady Vikings would probably rather forget. District 5 champion Meyersdale pounded out 17 hits on its way to a 15-2 win over Glendale in a PIAA 1A quarterfinal game at Mount Aloysius College. Four ...

Lady Bulldogs fall in close one to WPIAL champs

SOMERSET — The West Greene High School softball team brought some daunting numbers into Thursday’s PIAA Class 1A quarterfinal-round matchup against Claysburg-Kimmel. West Greene made it all the way to the state finals last year, and had lost just once in 24 games entering Thursday’s ...

Claysburg moves on in slugfest

BROCKWAY — All it took was a little time and some patience for the Claysburg-Kimmel High School softball team to notch an 11-5 win over Coudersport in the opening round of the PIAA Class 1A playoffs Tuesday. The Bulldogs (16-7) not only waited through a one-day delay to play Coudersport but ...

Freshman Ritchey hits walkoff double for Bearcats

CRESSON — Thanks to unlikely hero Jack Ritchey, the Huntingdon Bearcats have advanced to the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class 3A state baseball tournament. Ritchey, only a freshman, doubled home Ben Briggs in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Huntingdon a 6-5 win over Mount Pleasant on ...

Devils hang on, advance

DILLSBURG — Creating opportunities at various times during the all-or-nothing contest, Bellwood-Antis cashed in just often enough. Newport, on the other hand, did not. Guess which team is moving on? Sawyer Kline scattered eight hits over six-plus innings and struck out nine, while Joe ...

Central flexes muscle

EVERETT — Phillip Dull can touch 90 mph with his fastball and already has accepted a baseball scholarship to West Virginia as a high school junior, so it takes a special kind of opponent not to be intimidated, physically or mentally. Central’s Jarrett Imler is that kind of player. “I ...

Juniata Valley misses chances

CRESSON — Juniata Valley’s 2-1 loss in the first round of the PIAA Class 1A playoffs Monday surprised a lot of people across the state, including several Greensburg Central Catholic parents who were happily stunned their team knocked off the Green Hornets at Mount Aloysius College. Two ...

Lady Vikings play sound ball

CRESSON — The best way that a team can guarantee itself of advancing in playoff competition is to perform fundamentally well in all aspects of its game. Glendale left no stone unturned in its first-round PIAA Class 1A state softball playoff game Monday afternoon at Mount Aloysius ...

Lady Mounties endure long night to advance

UNIVERSITY PARK — For Philipsburg-Osceola, the wait to resume its rain and lightning delayed PIAA first-round playoff game against Pequea Valley on Monday night at Penn State’s Beard Field was worth it. After a weather delay of two hours and 10 minutes, including an hour-and-two minutes ...

Mulhollen, Glendale savor D6 title

Name: Lexi Mulhollen School: Glendale Age: 15 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Mulhollen went 1-for-3 with a home run and scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as Glendale beat Claysburg-Kimmel, 5-4, in the District 6 Class 1A ...

2017 Mirror girls track and field all-stars

FIRST TEAM Gianna Caputo, fr., Altoona: Top 100 hurdler in the area ... District 6 3A 100 hurdles runner-up, triple jump third-place finisher, long jump sixth-place finisher ... West Central Coaches 3A long jump third-place finisher, 100 hurdles and triple jump fourth-place finisher ... Lock ...

2017 Mirror boys track and field all-stars

FIRST TEAM Tyler Delozier, jr., Altoona: Mirror honorable mention as a sophomore ... Top pole vaulter in the area ... PIAA Class 3A seventh-place medalist in the pole vault ... District 6 3A pole vault runner-up ... West Central Coaches 3A pole vault champ ... Lock Haven Invite pole vault ...

Ridge knocks off Karns City to advance

PUNXSUTAWNEY — To say Phillip Dull and Ty Diehl have played together since they were knee-high to a grasshopper might be a little trite, if not a serious overstatement. But they played enough baseball together since T-ball to experience a great deal of winning, losing and growing ...

Hollidaysburg’s baseball season comes to an end

By John Enrietto For the Mirror SLIPPERY ROCK — Two bad innings can’t ruin a season. But they can end one. Hollidaysburg allowed four runs in the first inning and five in the fifth in dropping a 10-6 decision to Cathedral Prep in a PIAA Class 5A sub-regional baseball game Thursday ...

Chestnut Ridge falls on late Karns City rally

WINDBER — The last three outs of any game are always the hardest to get. That proved true for the Chestnut Ridge softball team on Thursday in its District 5-9 Class 3A subregion championship game against Karns City. After holding the Lady Gremlins to two hits, one run and only three ...

Glendale wins on crazy play

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — Keep on truckin’. That was sophomore Lexi Mulhollen’s motto Wednesday afternoon, when she capitalized on a chaotic situation to score all the way from first base with the winning run for Glendale in the bottom ...

When P-O needs her, Harris delivers

By Todd Irwin For The Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK – Philipsburg-Osceola sophomore pitcher Kameryn Harris seems to be at her best in the big games. Last year, she tossed a shutout against Bald Eagle Area in the District 6 2A championship game. Harris came into Wednesday night’s District 6 ...

McGregor will be recommended as next head coach

From Mirror reports Central Cambria High School will apparently be turning over the reins of its football program to one of its own. Shane McGregor is in line to be the new head football coach at Central Cambria. According to the school’s athletic director, Randy Wilson, that is only a ...

Harris strong for Mounties

Name: Kamryn Harris School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Harris fired a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts and no walks and ended a 10-0 District 6 Class 3A quarterfinal win over West Shamokin with a two-run homer for her ...

Team player comes up big

Name: Tyler Treese School: Hollidaysburg Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Treese hit a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to account for the only scoring in Hollidaysburg’s 2-0 District 6 Class 5A championship game ...