Scholastic Sports

Pa. prevails in Big 33

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania won the Big 33 Game over Maryland, 21-0, on Monday at Central Dauphin High School’s Landis Field. Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s Kolton McGhee was 2-for-2 on extra points for Pennsylvania, and he also punted twice for a 42.5-yard average. Altoona Area’s Gaige ...

Claysburg, Glendale highlight ICC softball team

LOYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel and Glendale, which will play for the District 6 Class 1A championship on Thursday, placed a combined nine team members on the 2019 Inter-County Conference North All-Star Team. Claysburg was represented by infielders Emily Claar and Haileigh Reed, outfielder ...

Mirror track honor roll

FINAL BOYS 100 dash: C. Adams, A, 10.84; Howe, Ho, 11.01; Sipes, TM, 11.24; Lawhead, A, 11.27; Rhodes, TM, 11.29 200 dash: Lawhead, A, 22.88; VonColln, A, 22.89; C. Adams, A, 23.01; Liebal, C, 23.13; Wolfe, BA, 23.20 400 dash: Howe, Ho, 50.62; VonColln, A, 50.84; Maxwell, E, 51.16; ...

BC’s Murphy wins state triple jump title in final meet

SHIPPENSBURG — Maddie Murphy didn’t have a push to edge someone at the finish line. She didn’t make a remarkable throw to clinch a title, and she didn’t have a final jump that won a competition. But that didn’t mean Murphy’s gold-medal performance in the Class 2A girls triple jump ...

Altoona relay gets sixth

SHIPPENSBURG — Altoona’s sixth-place finish Saturday at the PIAA Track and Field Championships in the finals of the Class 3A boys 400-meter relay was the prize. Advancing to those finals through the preliminary race Friday was the challenge. “We’ve come up short in that ...

Local football players excited for ‘Big’ opportunity

Two area graduating senior football players, Altoona Area High School defensive tackle Gaige Hill and Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School placekicker-punter Kolton McGhee, will be concluding their high school careers on the biggest stage of them all on Memorial Day. Hill and McGhee will be ...

Talko takes fourth

HERSHEY — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School senior Ryne Talko completed his scholastic tennis career with a fourth-place finish in the state. Talko lost both of his matches on Saturday in the PIAA Class 2A Singles Tennis Championships at Hershey Racquet Club and finished fourth overall. ...

Ratchford, Janosik claim bronze in jumps

SHIPPENSBURG — Caroline Ratchford came into the high jump with the weight of it being her last high school track and field event but with the poise of a senior. The result was a bronze medal and a personal best clearance of 5 feet, 5 inches Friday in the PIAA Track and Field Championships ...

B-A’s Hayes entering PSFCA Hall

John Hayes was offered induction to the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame a couple of times over the years, but he politely declined, preferring to make it a career-ending honor. That honor will come Sunday in Harrisburg with Hayes’ enshrinement. Hayes, the ...

Ridge’s Knisely earns silver in 2A discus

SHIPPENSBURG — Chestnut Ridge’s Duane Knisely had the best performance of any athlete in the Mirror’s coverage area Friday at the PIAA Track and Field Championships at Seth Grove Stadium. Yet, Knisely was also the one most determined to better his effort in the future. “I’m still ...

Lady Eagles advance to final

CRESSON — It had been so long since the Tyrone Area High School softball team last earned a playoff win that no one in attendance was even aware of when the last postseason victory was. But with a 7-2 District 6 Class 4A semifinal win against No. 2 Cambria Heights on Friday at Mount ...

Whitehead pitches P-O into championship

SIDMAN — Giving up a solo home run right away is usually a sign that it’s not going to be a good afternoon for you. Ryan Whitehead allowed a lead-off bomb to start, but otherwise, there was no getting to the Philipsburg-Osceola pitcher. The sophomore struck out 13 batters as the No. 6 ...

Lady Colts rally, but fall short

JOHNSTOWN — For the third straight year, the Northern Cambria softball team advanced to the District 6 Class 2A semifinals with hopes of making it to the championship game. For the third straight year, the Lady Colts’ season ended in disappointment. Fourth-seeded NC battled back from an ...

BG’s Talko makes Class 2A semifinals

HERSHEY — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School senior Ryne Talko advanced to today’s semifinals of the PIAA Class 2A Singles Tennis Championships. Talko won two matches on Friday at the Hershey Racquet Club to set up a semifinal match against Dock Mennonite Academy senior Robert Cercos ...

Claysburg, Glendale highlight all-stars

District 6 announced its high school softball all-star teams for all classifications and the Altoona Mirror coverage area was well represented. The PSBCA Class 1A-2A all-star team saw 10 players from Claysburg-Kimmel and Glendale being named. The Lady Bulldogs and the Lady Vikings, which ...

Mountain League teams named

There were 15 baseball players and nine softball players from the Mirror coverage area for 2019 that were named to the Mountain League All-Star squads. Tyrone’s Corey Lehman (catcher) and Brandon Lucas (designated hitter) made the baseball first team along with Central’s Paxton Kling ...

Tussey Mtn. eliminated

BEDFORD — The Tussey Mountain baseball team fell to top-seeded Rockwood, 8-5, on Friday in the District 5 Class 1A semifinals at Bedford Area High School. Tussey had jumped out to a 4-0 lead but was unable to hold its advantage. Rockwood’s Jack Pletcher threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings of ...

Marauders avenge last year’s loss to Blue Devils

Bellwood-Antis prevented Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic from advancing to the District 6 Class 2A baseball championship game last season, and the Marauders returned the favor Thursday. BG got a solid pitching performance from Danny Carrieri and five RBIs from Gaige Reighard while knocking off B-A, ...

AAHS begins search for two coaches

Altoona Area High School is looking for not one but two new basketball coaches. Doug West and Miriam Colledge informed their players this week of plans to step down and plan to submit letters of resignation to be acted upon at the June 11 board meeting. West, the former 12-year NBA veteran, ...

3 local students honored

Three of Blair County’s most outstanding student-athletes were honored Thursday by receiving a scholarship from the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame during a luncheon at the Park Hills Country Club. The recipients — Emily Claar of Claysburg-Kimmel High School, Riley D’Angelo of ...