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District 5 wrestling picks

106 POUNDS: Finalists: Calan Bollman, Chestnut Ridge vs. Nathan Pelesky, North Star. Champion: Bollman. Comment: Tussey Mountain’s second-seeded Trevor Husick has been out with a wrist injury. 113 POUNDS: Finalists: Kai Burkett, Chestnut Ridge vs. Trevor Donaldson, Meyersdale. Champion: ...

Tussey Mountain saves its best for last against B-A

SAXTON — Tussey Mountain used a 21-6 fourth quarter to top Bellwood-Antis, 56-42, in its regular-season finale Thursday night in boys high school basketball action. Matthew Leonard led all scorers with 18 points to go with 17 from Devin Swope. Troy Walker had 16 points for ...

Everett rifle wins title

JEROME — The Everett rifle team captured the inaugural Allegheny Mountain Rifle Conference championship on Thursday, beating Conemaugh Township, 1,382-1,379, in high school action. The Warriors, who improved to 14-0, will next compete at the PA Prone Championships to be held on Tuesday, ...

Bezek, Lady Devils head to conference final

PATTON — In mid-January, the Central Cambria girls basketball team was on the outside of the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference playoff bubble looking in. After winning nine of their last 10 to close out the regular season, the Lady Devils catapulted into the postseason as the No. 3 seed ...

How do you top that?: Vikings have high expectations for D6 tournament

Glendale had a District 6 Class 2A Tournament to remember last season as it crowned three champions for the first time in program history and qualified five wrestlers to the Southwest Regional Tournament. Brock McMillen used the tournament as a launching pad to win the school’s first state ...

Pirates fall short in fourth

WILLIAMSBURG — When all things are considered, it’s usually better to finish an athletic contest strong than to start one strong. That was certainly the case Wednesday night, when West Branch closed with a fourth-quarter flourish to overtake Williamsburg, 62-51 in the Williamsburg Area ...

Huntingdon, Tyrone share league title

BELLEFONTE — Nick Gearhart went over the 1,000-point mark for his career with Huntingdon in a 70-41 win at Bellefonte in the Bearcats’ regular-season finale in high school boys basketball action on Wednesday. Gearhart finished with 24 points as the Bearcats improved to 20-2 overall, 13-1 ...

District 6 Class 2A wrestling picks

106 POUNDS: Finalists: Coen Bainey, Bald Eagle Area vs. Josh Harbert, Ligonier Valley. Champion: Bainey. Comment: Central’s Jaxon Matthews could make a run on Harbert’s side. 113 POUNDS: Finalists: Hunter Walk, Tyrone vs. Bryce Beatty, Mount Union. Champion: Walk. Comment: Glendale’s ...

Altoona now 12-10

Altoona wrapped up its regular season with a 12-10 mark after a 66-62 win over Williamsport at the AAHS Fieldhouse in high school girls basketball action on Wednesday. Caranda Perea led the Lady Lions with 16 points and 11 rebounds, Adalynn Cherry scored 12, and Adaliz Corbin added 11. Kailee ...

Riskus shines as Mustangs advance

PORTAGE — Portage began its WestPAC semifinal game struggling to make a layup. Fortunately, for the Lady Mustangs, Shade couldn’t buy a bucket either as neither team saw a shot go through for nearly three minutes. The shots eventually started to fall for Portage as the North ...

Tigers lose

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Central Mountain dominated Hollidaysburg en route to a 62-9 victory in high school wrestling action on Wednesday. The Tigers got wins from Aaron Sleetz, Campbell Walls and Garidan Bridenbaugh. 152—Sleeth, H, dec. Galentine, 6-2. 160—Walls, H, dec. C. Porter, 11-5. ...

Still rolling along: Lions pick up seventh win in a row

By Michael Marot The Associated Press WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Seth Lundy delivered a flurry of first-half scoring punches. Mike Watkins capitalized with a quick second-half knockout blow. Watkins matched a season high with 19 points, Lundy added a career-high 18 and No. 13 Penn State ...

Defense, foul shots are key for Tigers

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg’s Marin Miller has been leaving a lot of people frustrated lately. Fortunately for the Lady Tigers, the people shaking their heads aren’t wearing Hollidaysburg colors. Miller scored a game-high 28 points, including a 10-for-10 performance from the free ...

Bellwood nips Williamsburg

BELLWOOD — Despite being outscored by Williamsburg, 33-26, in the fourth quarter, Bellwood-Antis hung on to beat the Blue Pirates, 76-74, in an Inter-County Conference matchup Wednesday. In the last week of the regular season, both teams are a loss behind West Branch for the ICC North ...

BG clinches LHAC spot

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic defeated Bishop Carroll Catholic, 62-27, to clinch the final spot in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference semifinals in a high school girls basketball game Tuesday at the Pleasant Valley gym. The Lady Marauders, who got 19 points from Teresa Haigh and 18 from ...

Singer, Yeager spark Hollidaysburg

Justin Singer had a hat trick, and Frank Yeager had two goals and two assists as Hollidaysburg topped Forest Hills, 13-2, at Galactic Ice in high school ice hockey Tuesday. Colin Horn also scored two goals for the Golden Tigers. SCORE BY PERIODS Forest Hills 1 1 0— 2 Hollidaysburg ...

Parker part of Eagles’ success

Name: Jaida Parker School: Tyrone Area Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Parker scored 13 points in a 65-19 win over Philipsburg-Osceola, had 19 points in a 47-44 Mountain League title clinching win over Central and added 22 points in a 61-52 win ...

McKeirnan not just an athlete

Name: Conor McKeirnan School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Swimming Athlete of the week achievement: McKeirnan won the 50-yard freestyle and 100 butterfly in a 90-77 win over Indiana, and he won the 100 free and 200 free in a 98-10 victory over Mifflin ...

Tyrone beats Heights

TYRONE — The Tyrone girls improved to 7-1 on the year with a 115-55 win over Cambria Heights in high school swimming action Monday nigbht. Fiona McConnell and Madison Coleman were both Tyrone double winners. McConnell won the 200 freestyle and 100 breaststroke while Coleman won the 50 and ...