Scholastic Sports

BG girls find boost after injury

GREENSBURG — The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Lady Marauders survived a character test in Thursday night’s PIAA Class 2A second-round girls basketball playoff game against District 10 champion West Middlsex at Hempfield Area High School. And no player showed more character than ...

BG boys can’t stop Sewickley

GREENSBURG — Practice makes perfect. But what do you do when you can’t simulate what you need to work against? Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic faced that conundrum Thursday in the Marauders’ Class 2A second round game against WPIAL champion Sewickley Academy at Hempfield Area High ...

BC girls get on a roll in 3rd

Bishop Carroll Catholic’s Alyssa Martinazzi picked up her second foul in the opening minute of the second quarter in the team’s 1A second-round state playoff game against Berlin Brothersvalley. She spent the rest of the first half on the bench, watching the Lady Huskies’ lead slip away ...

Red Devils enjoying historic part of winning

By William Whalen For the Mirror KITTANING — The Red Devils are finally elite. Elite eight that is. History has proven that advancing past the second round in the PIAA boys basketball playoffs for the first time ever hasn’t been an easy task for the District 6 Class 3A champion Red ...

Anders sees silver lining for Blue Pirates

By Scott Shindledecker For the Mirror CLEARFIELD — The Williamsburg Blue Pirates boys basketball team has had a season to remember, but it came to an end Thursday night at Clearfield Area High School in a 76-48 loss to Elk County Catholic in the second round of the PIAA Class 1A ...

Valley finds out Kennedy even better in person

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com DuBOIS — About 5 minutes into Juniata Valley’s PIAA Class 1A second round basketball playoff game, a Green Hornets fan yelled to his team from high in the bleachers at DuBois Area High School’s Beaver Gymnasium. “Slow it down. Get them out of ...

Valley defense too much for Winchester Thurston

By Sean Wechtenhiser For the Mirror JOHNSTOWN — Going into their game Thursday night against District 7 champion Winchester Thurston, the Juniata Valley girls basketball team knew it had to focus on 6-foot-2 center Ayanna Townsend. And they did just that. The Hornets held the ...

Tonight’s PIAA basketball capsules

BOYS Class 3A second round Central Cambria (6-1) vs. Riverside (7-5) Teams: Riverside Panthers (17-8); Central Cambria Red Devils (21-6). Site, time: Armstrong High School, Kittanning, 5 p.m. The coaches: Riverside — John Rorick (233-217, 19 years). Central Cambria — Adam Stephan ...

Altoona captures league crown

JOHNSTOWN — The Altoona Area High School varsity ice hockey team claimed the Laurel Mountain Hockey League championship with an 8-1 win over Johnstown at the Cambria County War Memorial on Monday. Owen Kravetz and Cole Yeckley each scored four goals for the Mountain Lions. Altoona broke ...

2nd-round games all Thursday

The big winner in the second round of the PIAA basketball playoffs is Winter Storm Stella. The snowstorm, which is expected to dump about a foot of snow on our area and even more on eastern Pennsylvania, leading Gov. Tom Wolf to declare a state of emergency before one flake fell, forced the ...

Lee steps up her game

Name: Darcy Lee School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Lee scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the Lady Marauders’ 52-45 PIAA Class 2A first-round victory over Kane. She had seven points in the ...

Oliver dominates again

Name: Jacob Oliver School: Huntingdon Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Oliver won his second straight PIAA Class 2A wrestling championship with a 9-2 decision over Susquenita’s Dalton Group in the finals. He had two pins and two ...

DeSanto-Lee match was roof-rattling bout for the ages

There were two championship finals bouts in the Class 2A and Class 3A state tournaments that had the crowd buzzing well after they ended, and one rattled the roof because of the crowd reaction. I thought nothing could beat the intensity, drama and crowd noise of the Class 2A 138-pound finals ...

Gill puts competition in proper perspective

HERSHEY — Canon-McMillan’s Brendan Furman, who went on to win the 285-pound title at the PIAA Class 3A Championships, had just pinned Hollidaysburg’s Hunter Gill in 40 seconds in the quarterfinals. Most wrestlers obey an unwritten tournament sportsmanship tradition by shaking the hands ...

Final wrestling leaders

WINS 1. Oliver Hunt 44-1 2. McCoy CR 43-3 3. McGill CR 43-7 4. Murin CC 40-0 5. Brown MV 39-3 6. Biddle Cent 39-6 7. Baney Hunt 39-6 8. Deremer CR 35-8 9. Brown PC 34-12 10. Fisher Hunt 34-13 PINS 1. Oliver Hunt 26 Biddle Cent 26 3. Murin CC 25 4. ...

Mirror final wrestling rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Allen Simmons Cambria Heights So 33-10 2. Caleb Holderbaum Chestnut Ridge Jr 22-11 3. Hunter Dively Claysburg-Kimmel So 21-7 4. Chase Chapman Philipsburg-Osceola Fr 21-14 5. Micah DeLattre Moshannon Valley So 17-8 Ones to watch: Joey Dignan, PC; Roland Mills, Hunt; ...

District 5 all-star games set

BEDFORD — Everett and Northern Bedford will be well represented in the District 5 AD Association All-Star Basketball Games this year. Everett will have three girls and two boys, as well as the East boys coach, and Northern Bedford will have three girls and three boys in the annual event. ...

Area basketball teams will be hitting the road

The eight remaining high school basketball teams from the Altoona Mirror coverage area have gotten their marching orders for this week’s second-round PIAA playoff games, and only two of them will be playing close to home. They are both Class 1A girls squads. The District 6 champion Bishop ...

NFF honors Baker’s lifetime of service

UNIVERSITY PARK — In 1967, Dave Baker arrived at Williamsburg Community High School right out of college and immediately became the junior high football coach. “At that time, to coach, you had to be a teacher. They had to get people for coaching who were teaching,” Baker said. He’s ...

Murin, McCoy, Oliver capture PIAA gold

HERSHEY — Central Cambria’s Max Murin, Chestnut Ridge’s Justin McCoy and Huntingdon’s Jacob Oliver all trailed at one point in their title bouts at the PIAA Class 2A Championships on Saturday afternoon. They just didn’t let their respective outcomes stay that way. All three ...