Scholastic Sports

Hopewell downs Bisons

EVERETT — Give credit where it’s due. The Bedford Bisons, champions of District 5 after a mixed bag of a season that included a five-game losing streak the week before the start of the playoffs, played hard until the wheels came off the cart. Hopewell’s Jake McGovern played a large ...

Lady Lions’ seventh-inning rally falls short

DUBOIS — Chestnut Ridge rallied from a four run deficit to score three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning on Monday afternoon at Heindl Memorial Field in DuBois, but it wasn’t enough as they fell to Clearfield, 4-3, in first round action of the PIAA Class 3A state softball playoffs. ...

Youngster sparking Bulldogs

Name: Olivia Bushore School: Claysburg-Kimmel Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Bushore pitched Claysburg-Kimmel to the District 6 Class 1A championship with an 8-5 win over Glendale. She struck out six and walked two. Season update: ...

Potopa is ‘that kid’ for BG

Name: Dan Potopa School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Potopa caught all seven innings and drove in the winning run — the only run — in a 1-0 victory over West Shamokin in the District 6 Class 2A baseball ...

2019 Mirror track and field all-stars

GIRLS FIRST TEAM Gianna Caputo, jr., Altoona: Mirror three-time first-team all-star ... District 6 Class 3A runner-up in the 100 hurdles and fourth-place finisher in the long jump ... Mountain Lion Classic 3A 100 hurdles fifth-place finisher ... Pan-Ram Invitational third place in the ...

2019 Mirror track and field all-stars

BOYS FIRST TEAM Connor Adams, sr., Altoona: Two-time Mirror first-team all-star and honorable mention as a sophomore ... Part of the PIAA Class 3A sixth-place medalist 400 relay ... District 6 Class 3A 100 dash champion and 400 relay champion ... Mountain Lion Classic Class 3A 100 dash and ...

Been there, done that

LORETTO — Claysburg-Kimmel and Glendale have owned the District 6 Class 1A bracket the past three seasons and met once again in the championship game at Saint Francis University. The teams both play in the Inter-County Conference, had split the last two district titles and both beat the ...

Lady Eagles no-hit in title game

CRESSON — Trailing Bellefonte 1-0 in the fourth inning of the District 6 4A championship game, Tyrone’s Maci Brodzina rounded third and was all set to race home with the tying run. That was because Ally Jones hit a ground ball that headed for left field. Bellefonte’s Emma DeHaas was ...

BEA has too much offense for Ridge

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com LORETTO — It’s been said often, and it’s probably true, that pitching and defense wins championships in baseball and softball. But putting together a potent batting attack like the one that the Bald Eagle Area High School softball team ...

Softball games postponed

Two more District 6 softball championship games were postponed Thursday. That means there will be four titles on the line today in Cambria County on what is forecasted to be a rain-free day. Glendale and Claysburg-Kimmel will meet in the Class 1A title game for the third year in a row at ...

Welcome to the club

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School athletic teams and championship hardware go hand in hand. When it comes to district and state sports titles, BG has more than its share of banners, plaques and trophies on display at the Pleasant Valley school. Another was added Wednesday morning. And, ...

Bedford going back to states

PUNXSUTAWNEY — With confidence in his starting pitcher and some sage advice for his hitters, Bedford Bisons coach Adam Arnold got just about everything he wanted from Wednesday’s District 5/9 Class 3A Sub-Regional finals matchup with Brookville. The most important result was the 6-3 win ...

Trojans edge P-O in pitchers’ duel

For senior right-handed pitcher Dylan Gearhart and the rest of the Mount Union High School baseball team, Tuesday afternoon’s District 6 Class 3A championship win was more than just a single victory. It was the completion of a mission, and the fulfillment of a dream. “Nobody worked ...

BG re-scheduled for this morning

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s District 6 Class 2A baseball championship game against top-seeded West Shamokin was postponed Tuesday. The game is scheduled to be made up this morning at PNG Field at 10 a.m., but the importance of getting the game in as quickly as possible is significant as the ...

College signing: Owen Kravetz: Chatham baseball

Name: Owen Kravetz High school: Altoona Area Hometown: Altoona Sport: Baseball Position: Outfielder College choice: Chatham Other colleges considered: Kings College, Arcadia University Why I picked Chatham: “I loved the campus, and I felt that it was a perfect fit for academics ...

Local volleyball players honored

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic and Altoona Area had multiple players named to the 2019 Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association All-District Team. In Class 3A, Altoona was represented by senior outside hitter Dalton Keller and senior middle blocker Andrew Cassidy. BG had three players named ...

Cavender shows off power

Name: Harleigh Cavender School: Claysburg-Kimmel Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Cavender went 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBIs in a 6-4 victory over Williamsburg in the District 6 Class 1A quarterfinals. She then went 3-for-4 ...

Lewis displays versatility

Name: Austin Lewis School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Lewis fired a one-hitter with six strikeouts in a 2-0 victory over Claysburg-Kimmel in the District 6 Class 2A quarterfinals and also went 2-for-3 with an ...

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 ...