Scholastic Sports

Guilfoyle bounces back, returns to D6 pinnacle

TYRONE — After injuring his ankle during the district finals a year ago, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s Michael Burke could only watch as Forest Hills broke the Marauders four-year run as District 6 Class 2A champions. “Someone came under the net, and I rolled my ankle pretty bad. I ...

Ridge, Everett split

NEW PARIS — Kristen Ewing’s two-out line single in the bottom of the sixth drove in Taylor Sobzack with the go-ahead run, and Jacie Martin retired Chestnut Ridge in the top of the seventh with the potential tying tally at second as Everett came back to get a split of a high school softball ...

Martinazzi, BC girls excel

Bishop Carroll Area High School senior Alyssa Martinazzi had a banner day Tuesday in leading the Lady Huskies to the girls team championship in the District 6 Class 2A Track and Field Meet at Mansion Park. Martinazzi qualified for the upcoming PIAA state tournament at Shippensburg University ...

Engle takes triple jump

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com After placing fourth in the PIAA Class 2A boys triple jump last year at the state meet at Shippensburg University, Bellwood-Antis High School senior Clay Engle hopes for bigger and better things this spring. “I want to win it, and I want to ...

Luensmann powers B-A

BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis baseball coach Steve Conlon likes his team’s chances when sophomore right-hander Travis Luensmann is on the mound, particularly if the Blue Devils score early. And, that was the case Tuesday. This time, Luensmann supplied both the offense and the pitching as ...

Burket’s five RBIs, good defense carry C-K

CLAYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel catcher Canaan Burket plays with an aggressive mindset when he’s behind the plate and when he’s up to bat. Both came into play Tuesday in the team’s District 6 Class 1A quarterfinal game against Saltsburg. After picking a runner off second base to thwart ...

Bearcats roll to easy win over P-O

HUNTINGDON — After losing two close games to Huntingdon this season, the Philipsburg-Osceola baseball team was hoping to make the third time the charm. But the Bearcats showed why they are the top-seed in the District 6 3A playoffs, collecting 12 hits in an 11-1 victory in five innings on ...

Penn Cambria takes down LV

LILLY — Penn Cambria baseball coach James Poldiak sat out the 2017 season because of health issues. He saw only one Panthers baseball game that season: A 4-3 loss to Huntingdon in the District 6 Class 3A playoffs. Fast forward to one year later. Poldiak and the Panthers will get another ...

BG, JV post victories

Daniel Carrieri and David Pleva combined to shut down Blairsville on Tuesday, leading the Bishop Guilfoyle baseball team to a 7-1 win in a District 6 2A quarterfinal game at Vets Field. Carrieri held Blairsville to one run over five innings. He struck out four and walked one. Pleva worked two ...

Ridge gears up for big day at District 5 meet

LOYSBURG — Wednesday is gearing up to be a very, very good day for Chestnut Ridge boys jumpers and throwers and Bedford County male athletes in general at the District 5 Track and Field Championships. The meet will be held at Northern Bedford’s Panther Community Field, beginning at 3 ...

Golden Tigers advance

For the second time in program history, the Hollidaysburg Area High School boys tennis team has made it into the PIAA final eight. Nick Viduya and David Auerbeck defeated Dallastown’s Jack Lynam and Noah May, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 1 doubles to clinch the Golden Tigers’ 3-1 victory over the ...

Defense proves difference as Huskies end campaign

HOMER CITY — Tuesday’s matchup between top-seeded Homer-Center and eighth-seeded Bishop Carroll had all the makings to turn into a pitchers’ duel. It turned out to be just that. The Wildcats’ Nate Davis pitched a complete-game shutout and struck out 10 as Homer-Center beat the ...

Ridge’s Diehl tosses no-hitter

NEW PARIS — Kayla Diehl fired a no-hitter, and Payton Whysong collected three hits and three RBIs to lead Chestnut Ridge to a Sideling Hill League win against visiting Southern Fulton, 9-0, in high school softball on Tuesday. Lydia Mock added two hits for the Lady Lions, while Samantha ...

Maxwell big on team concept

Name: Kaitlyn Maxwell School: Everett Area Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Maxwell won three individual events (100-meter dash, 400 dash and 800 run) to help the Lady Warriors win the Inter-County Conference girls team title. She ...

Alkhafaji delivers in the clutch

Name: Rami Alkhafaji School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Tennis Athlete of the week achievement: Alkhafaji defeated three-time defending District 6 Class 3A singles champion Nick Vanden of State College, 6-2, 6-2, to help the Golden Tigers win the District 6 ...

Bearcats hang on, make it into district finals

DuBOIS — How quickly things can change. What looked like it was going to be an uncharacteristically easy victory for the Huntingdon Area High School boys’ volleyball team turned into a five-set, winner-take-all, race to the finish for the Bearcats against DuBois in their District 6 Class ...

Mounties oust PIAA champs

MARTINSBURG — Josh Earnest missed a few pitching starts earlier this season with a strained right forearm. The Philipsburg-Osceola senior right-hander, however, has spent his last three mound outings more than making up for the lost time. Earnest struck out 12 batters and allowed just one ...

Lady Mountie bats turn out in force

PHILIPSBURG — Maddie Lucas doubled, tripled, homered and drove in seven runs, and 10 of Philipsburg-Osceola’s 15 hits were for extra bases in the Lady Mounties’ 18-2 win over visiting Hollidaysburg in high school softball on Monday. Winning pitcher Kam Harris and Jordyn McDonald also ...

Martinazzi, Michina, Kutchman receive top seedings

From Mirror reports Three athletes from the Mirror coverage area garnered top seeds in two events apiece for Tuesday’s District 6 Class 2A Track and Field Championships at Mansion Park Stadium. Bishop Carroll Catholic senior Alyssa Martinazzi, the defending champion in the 100-meter dash ...

Mirror track honor roll

BOYS 100 dash: Adams, A, 11.04; Germaux, TM, 11.16; Sankey, BG, 11.24; Lawhead, A, 11.35; Mitchell, T, 11.35 200 dash: Lawhead, A, 22.74; Kutchman, CC, 22.89; Adams, A, 22.94; Sankey, BG, 22.98; Germaux, TM, 23.03 400 dash: Kutchman, CC, 49.95; Molliver, Ho, 51.34; Worthing, BA, 52.12; ...