Scholastic Sports

Female Athlete of Week: Fox a ‘lethal player’ for Altoona

Name: Bridgid Fox School: Altoona Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Fox delivered 17 points and 15 rebounds in a 46-39 win over State College and had 17 points, 15 rebounds and three blocked shots in a 73-38 rout of Chambersburg. Season ...

Lady Lions cruise to easy win

The Altoona Area High School Lady Lions like to play a fast-paced, up-tempo style of basketball that enables them to run the floor and utilizes the team’s speed and quickness. Altoona came out moving in transition against Hollidaysburg’s man-to-man defense Monday night in a matchup of the ...

My dad’s love of wrestling led to my passion for sport

Sometimes I’m asked why I enjoy covering wrestling so much. My answer is I get my love of the sport from my dad, Jack. My dad loved going to high school wrestling matches in his younger days, watching high school and college wrestling on TV when his physical limitations prevented him from ...

Everett’s Cornell less stressed after earning state medal

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com Everett’s Garret Cornell had gone to the state tournament his first two years at the varsity level and throughout junior high, but he never knew what it felt like to stand on the medals podium. That changed last season. Cornell finally broke ...

Blue Devils’ balanced attack gets the best of Juniata Valley

ALEXANDRIA — Troy Walker led a balanced attack with 14 points Monday night to lead the Bellwood-Antis boys basketball team to a 52-47 win over Juniata Valley in high school action. Nate Wolfe and T.J. Wyland each added 13 and 12 points, respectively, in a game Bellwood led, 26-15, at ...

Second-half run lifts Carroll to victory

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com EBENSBURG — A matchup of two teams that played deep into their respective state playoff brackets a year ago produced a late-season feel Monday night. Bishop Carroll Catholic rode the momentum of a 12-0 run to close out the third quarter and ...

Hollidaysburg swimmers post sweep of Ligonier Valley

LIGONIER — Conor McKeirnan won the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke as Hollidaysburg’s only double winner as the Golden Tigers defeated Ligonier Valley, 124-36, Monday afternoon in high school boys swimming action. With the victory, Hollidaysburg improved to 5-0-1. In the girls matchup, ...

Metzler, Metzger too much for P-O

PHILIPSBURG — Maddi Metzler scored 22 points, and teammate Kylie Metzger scored 14 points to lift Central over Philipsburg-Osceola, 56-40, Monday night in high school girls basketball action. Halle Herrington scored 22 points for P-O. Central improved to 4-6 while Philipsburg fell to ...

Rangers hang on in overtime

SIDMAN — Failing to execute on scoring opportunities has been an issue all season long for the Central Cambria girls basketball team. With a chance to put the first blemish on Forest Hills’ undefeated conference record this year, scoring woes continued for Central Cambria as it dropped a ...

Road warriors: Scarlet Dragons’ court nearly ready

The Central boys basketball team entered the season facing plenty of adversity. Joey Smith, Preston Karstetter and Luke Williams, three of the team’s top starters from a year ago, had graduated. Noah Muthler, another returning starter, was dealing with an arm injury and wasn’t available ...

Bishop Carroll girls program needs permanent leader

After playing just twice in the past 16 days, the Bishop Carroll Catholic girls basketball team begins a stretch of three games in five days tonight when it travels to Richland. A game against the Lady Rams should be a welcome distraction in a season that’s been full of unwelcome ...

The week’s games to watch

BOYS MONDAY Bellwood-Antis at Juniata Valley Measuring-stick game for both teams. Green Hornets just getting into basketball shape, and Blue Devils coming off recent upset of Hollidaysburg. Richland at Bishop Carroll Matchup of teams that both made long state playoff runs in ...

Hollidaysburg tops Obama Academy

PITTSBURGH — The Hollidaysburg Area High School girls basketball team improved to 7-2 Saturday afternoon, thanks to a 49-34 win at Obama Academy. The Lady Tigers, who used a 21-8 second-quarter showing for a 33-17 halftime lead, got 18 points — including 12 on four 3-pointers — from ...

Little Lions pull away from Golden Tigers

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Trailing State College by eight at halftime, Hollidaysburg got a bucket from Sam Servello early in the third quarter to make it a 36-30 game. The score remained that way for several minutes as both teams fought to string some buckets together and establish momentum. The ...

Everett’s Colledge hits 1,000

WINDBER — Jared Colledge scored 40 points and went over 1,000 points for his career as Everett topped Windber, 67-47, in high school boys basketball action on Saturday night. Colledge connected on eight 3-pointers, while the Ramblers didn’t make a single one. Everett improved its record ...

Bearcats go 5-0 in duals; Portage’s Sossong wins title

MIFFLINTOWN — Huntingdon went 5-0 in the Juniata Duals in high school wrestling on Saturday. Huntingdon beat Glendale (42-33), West Perry (64-7), Danville (53-20), Greencastle-Antrim (75-3) and Tulpehocken (84-0). Glendale lost to West Perry, 54-26, but beat Tulephocken, 78-4, ...

Lions having hard time in Mid-Penn

By Jim Lane For the Mirror The Altoona Mountain Lions’ first season in the Mid-Penn Basketball Conference has been disappointing — to say the least. With only one game remaining in the first cycle, Altoona’s record is 1-6. The Lions are 3-7 overall. The Lions suffered a 50-34 loss ...

Hayward leads versatile Lady Devils to victory

EBENSBURG — In today’s age where so many scholastic athletes are pressured to hone in and perfect one sport, Central Cambria’s girls basketball team breaks that mold. Filled with multi-sport athletes, the Red Devils thrive on their athleticism when it comes time to hit the hardwood. ...

Lady Lions get plenty of balance in victory at Chambersburg

CHAMBERSBURG — Caranda Perea scored 18 points, Bridgid Fox added 17 points, and Olivia Hudson and Brooklyn Rupert each scored 11 points as Altoona dominated Chambersburg, 73-38, Friday night in high school girls basketball action. Altoona, up 21-3 after one quarter and 48-13 at halftime, ...

Strong 2nd half sparks Vikes past B-A

BELLWOOD — Glendale outscored Bellwood-Antis, 38-20, in the second half and held them to just four points in the third quarter to overcome a nine-point deficit to defeat the Blue Devils, 59-51, Friday night in high school boys basketball action. Josh Potutschnig scored 24 points for the ...