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Scholastic Sports

Tigers, Spikers play for more than wins

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg girls volleyball coach Dean Grenfell knows all too well just how much breast cancer can affect a person’s life. His mom was diagnosed about 11 years ago for the first time and beat the disease twice before ultimately passing away after a third battle. “I ...

Everett, Ridge tough on ‘D’ as each pick up win

LOYSBURG — Xander Brown scored a hat trick to lead Everett to an 8-0 win at Northern Bedford in boys high school soccer action on Tuesday. The Warriors (11-2) jumped out to a 5-0 halftime lead. Mason Cessna added two goals for the winners. Northern fell to 5-8. SCORE BY HALVES Everett 5 ...

Skelley, Stevens advance to final

Altoona Area High School’s Emma Skelley and Morgan Stevens will play in the District 6 Class 3A Doubles Tennis championship match today. Top-seeded Skelley and Stevens defeated two teams on Tuesday at Mansion Park to advance to today’s noon final against State College’s Catelyn Janac ...

Love, Shaffer set marks at Hollidaysburg course

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg boys claimed four of the top five spots in wins over Portage (16-46) and Clearfield (16-43) in high school cross country action Thursday. Ben Love won the boys race in 17:47 for the Tigers, setting a new course record in the process. Chris Love was in ...

Kling commits to LSU

Central sophomore Paxton Kling made a verbal commitment to LSU Monday afternoon to play college baseball. Kling made the announcement on Twitter. “I am excited to announce that I have verbally committed to Louisiana State University,” Kling wrote. “I want to thank God, my family and ...

Miksich’s work pays off

Name: Cassidy Miksich School: Tyrone Area Age: 14 Grade: Freshman Sport: Golf Athlete of the week achievement: Miksich won the District 6 Class 2A individual championship at Windber Country Club by shooting an 83 and then winning a one-hole playoff by making par. Season update: ...

Bender on impressive run

Name: Ky Bender School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Golf Athlete of the week achievement: Bender won the District 6 Class 2A individual golf championship at Scotch Valley Country Club with a round of 77 and also led the Mounties to the team title. Season ...

Vance’s goal in second OT helps Tyrone

BELLEFONTE — Eliza Vance’s goal in the second overtime, her second of the game, gave Tyrone a 4-3 victory over Bellefonte in girls soccer Monday. SCORE BY HALVES Tyrone 1 2 0 1 — 4 Bellefonte 2 1 0 0 — 3 First half: T—LaRosa (Nelson), 1:17; B—Smith (Steiner), 27:21; ...

Top two seeds will meet in final

The top two seeded teams in the girls District 6 Class 2A doubles tennis championships have reached Wednesday’s title match with semifinal victories on Monday at the Gorilla House gymnasium. The top-seeded team of Central Cambria’s Olivia Ratchford and Emma Ratchford will meet the ...

Lindsey’s INT lifts Hollidaysburg

MILL HALL — Tanner Lindsey intercepted a pass as Central Mountain was driving to seal an 18-13 win for Hollidaysburg. Lindsey also had an 85-yard touchdown run and caught a 55-yard pass from Justin Wolfe for another touchdown. Xander Bainey scored on a 2-yard run with 2:25 to play to put ...

CC sweeps Hilltoppers to go 13-0

JOHNSTOWN — Central Cambria’s undefeated march continued with a 25-18, 25-18, 25-7 sweep of Westmont Hilltop in high school girls volleyball action Monday night. Cass Bezek had 11 service points and 23 digs for the Lady Devils (13-0), while Liz Bopp led the team in kills (11), and also ...

AAHS girls take fifth

GROVE CITY — The Altoona Area High School girls cross country team earned a fifth-place finish in the 15-team Grove City Invitational on Saturday. Mackenzie Kelley and Reese Wilber led the Lady Lions. Kelley finished 20th overall with a time 20 minutes, 35 seconds, and Wilber was 21st in ...

Altoona plays to tie with Chambersburg

CHAMBERSBURG — Brennen Dugan made 15 saves in goal to lead Altoona to a double-overtime 2-2 draw with Chambersburg in high school boys soccer action on Saturday. Bailey Musselman had a goal and assist for Altoona. SCORE BY HALVES Altoona 0 2 0 0 — 2 Chambersburg 1 1 0 0 — ...

Kendziora leads Lady Tigers

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Rita Kendziora scored two goals, including the game-winner, and had an assist as Hollidaysburg rallied past Tyrone, 3-2, in high school girls soccer action on Saturday at Tiger Stadium. Alyssa Bell had a goal and an assist for the Lady Tigers. Kendall Markley and Eva Toth ...

Central falls to CC in quarterfinals

JOHNSTOWN — The Central High School junior varsity girls volleyball team competed in the Westmont Hilltop JV Volleyball Invitational on Saturday and finished with a 4-4 record in pool play, good for third place in the pool. The Lady Dragons split matches with Westmont Hilltop, Northern ...

Ridge defender stops conversion with diving play

FISHERTOWN — With just more than a minute remaining, Bedford scored to pull within one point of Chestnut Ridge in a battle of unbeaten rivals. The Bisons decided to go for two. Steven Ressler took the snap from under center and pitched back to Mercury Swaim, who was surrounded by Ridge ...

Tigers snap losing streak

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Winless Central Mountain knew it was facing a daunting challenge Friday night so it quickly reached into its bag of tricks. The Wildcats won the toss, purposely elected to defer and then opened the game with a Trey Gentzell onside kick that Ronnie Petrichko alertly covered at ...

Mtn. Lions crushed on road

HARRISBURG — Central Dauphin dominated Altoona from the opening kickoff to the end whistle, winning, 62-0, at Landis Field on Friday night. The Mountain Lions were stymied on offense, gaining only 25 total yards while the Rams ran roughshod over the defense to the tune of four rushing, four ...

Trybus has career day in Highlanders victory

JOHNSTOWN — Cambria Heights wasn’t fooling anyone on Friday night — during one stretch Johnstown fans correctly predicted “They’re running left!” before three consecutive snaps - but the Highlanders were quite effective in piling up 368 rushing yards as they beat the Trojans 34-14 ...

Rangers upend Devils for season’s first win

SIDMAN — After six winless weeks of football, Forest Hills finally got its first taste of victory. Hosting Central Cambria Friday Night at G.H. Miller Memorial Field, the Rangers used a strong defensive effort backed by three touchdowns from Damon Crawley to walk away with a 27-14 ...