Scholastic Sports

Bishop Guilfoyle keeps rolling

EBENSBURG — Earlier this week, Central Cambria coach Shane McGregor remarked that there is virtually no margin for error when playing Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic. McGregor’s Red Devils turned the ball over three times on first-half interceptions — one of which went for a touchdown — and ...

Altoona routed by Vikes

PITTSBURGH — Another long bus ride with nothing to show. The losses continue to pile up for the Altoona football team, whose only two victories this season have come at Mansion Park Stadium by a single point each time. You could always blame the coach for the Mountain Lions’ ...

Juniata Valley uses big plays for easy victory

By Ty R. States For the Mirror Fireworks before the game ended up being one of the highlights for Moshannon Valley Friday on its senior night. Two touchdowns apiece from Seth Derugen and Quinn Zinobile led Juniata Valley to a 48-12 win in Houtzdale. The Hornets (5-3) benefited from the ...

McGill’s interception return gets Lions on path to victory

SPRING MILLS — Penns Valley looked poised to make it a ballgame with Chestnut Ridge early Friday night, trading first-quarter scores with the one-loss Lions. The Rams were set up with good field position to potentially tie the score to start the second quarter. Lions outside linebacker ...

Clouse’s defense saves the day

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com CLAYSBURG — His coach, Garry Black, thinks Garett Clouse is the best safety in the Inter-County Conference. With Friday’s conference road game hanging in the balance, Clouse made the kind of play one would expect of someone receiving those kinds ...

Yingling keys Warriors win

By Tyler Kolesar For the Mirror MORRISDALE — Williamsburg went into Friday night’s game at L.T. Drivas Memorial Field seeking their second win of the season, but instead it was West Branch that snapped a three-game losing streak in a big way, downing the Blue Pirates, 48-14 thanks, in ...

Portage proves run can be better than pass

PORTAGE — Friday night in Portage the run proved to be mightier than the pass. The Mustangs rumbled for 471 yards rushing on 68 carries, led by Zach Wiggins’ 257-yard, six-touchdown effort. Shade quarterback Brady Fyfe racked up 397 yards through the air and four touchdowns on ...

Regional football roundup

Northern Cambria 48 Saltsburg 27 NORTHERN CAMBRIA — Ben Vasil opened the scoring by returning the game’s first kickoff 87 yards for a score, and Northern Cambria never looked back in a win over Saltsburg. Vasil carried the ball 22 times for 191 yards and scored another touchdown on a ...

Tussey savors first win

FLINTON — Even though Tussey Mountain was 0-7 coming into Friday night’s game at Dr. Roy F. Baker Athletic Field, coach Josh Smith had never seen his team moping about its performances “No, that’s one thing I can say about our team,” he said. “Our kids have never hung their heads ...

Another win as ’Cats trek towards perfection

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror HUNTINGDON — Other than a malfunctioning scoreboard, most everything went right for Huntingdon Friday night against Philipsburg-Osceola in its drive to an undefeated regular season for the first time since 2003. The Mounties proved to be little more than a ...

Safety spurs Bisons’ big rally

SOMERSET — Bedford used a 10-point swing to end the third quarter and went on to defeat LHAC opponent Somerset, 34-24, Friday in high school football. Trailing 24-14, the Bisons (3-5) forced a safety when Somerset quarterback Cam Coddington was called for intentional grounding in the end ...

Panthers gain some respect from Forest Hills

CRESSON — In unspectacular fashion, Forest Hills was able to take advantage of short fields in the first half to build a comfortable lead. The Rangers led 25-0 at halftime after scoring once on special teams and twice thanks to brilliant starting field position. Penn Cambria was able to ...

Bellefonte’s time well spent in win

By Nate Ritchey nritchey@altoonamirror.com ROARING SPRING — Though it’s not impossible, it makes it awfully hard to win a football game if a team’s offense not only can’t get on the field, but can’t manage to stay on it when it does. What makes the task even more difficult is ...

Friday night scoreboard

Pittsburgh Central Catholic 59, Altoona 14 (final) Somerset 24, Bedford 34 (final) Bellefonte 49, Central 22 (final) Mount Union 34, Bellwood-Antis 35 (final) Bishop Guilfoyle 49, Central Cambria 7 (final) Blacklick Valley 35, Conemaugh Township 19 (final) State College 34, C.D. East 14 ...

Schmidhammer keys Lions past Tigers

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com HOLLIDAYSBURG — Rumor is they are making a sequel to the movie “Bend It Like Beckham.” It’s going to be called “Spin It Like Schmidhammer.” It started filming at Hollidaysburg’s Tiger Stadium on Thursday night. Jarrett Schmidhamer’s ...

Golden Eagles look for meaning against Hollidaysburg

The matchup Game: Tyrone Golden Eagles (2-5) vs. Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers (4-3) Where: Tiger Stadium, Hollidaysburg When: Tonight, 7 p.m. The coaches: Tyrone — Jason Wilson (28-16, fourth year); Hollidaysburg — Homer DeLattre (76-89, 16th year) Series record: Hollidaysburg, ...

Haralson lifts B-A past Claysburg

BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis improved to 11-3 with a 25-13, 12-25, 25-13, 25-21 win over Claysburg-Kimmel Thursday in high school girls volleyball. Sakeria Haralson led B-A with 13 service points, 11 blocks and 10 kills to go with Kamryn Mercer’s 12 service points, nine kills and four aces. ...

Berkheimer’s goals help Altoona top DuBois

DuBOIS — Darrian Berkheimer scored two second-half goals to break a 2-2 halftime tie and help Altoona defeat DuBois, 4-2, in high school girls soccer Thursday. Sarah Graham and Cassie Kyle also scored for the Lady Lions. Altoona is now 9-5. SCORE BY HALVES Altoona 2 2 — 4 DuBois ...

DeLong lifts Bedford to win

BEDFORD — Chase DeLong scored four goals and assisted on another to lead Bedford to a 5-2 victory over visiting Richland in high school boys soccer. Bedford, which also got a goal from Aaron Browell, improved to 9-5-1. SCORE BY HALVES Richland 2 0 — 2 Bedford 1 4 — 5 First ...

B-A facing big test

John Hayes has faced his share of amazing running backs in his nearly 40 years as Bellwood-Antis’ head football coach, players like Tyrone’s Jesse Jones, Juniata Valley’s Rich Clouse, Steelton-Highspire’s Jeremiah Young, Everett’s Jamie Eichelberger and Northern Bedford’s Brian ...