Scholastic Sports

Wolfe, Blue Devils improving every week

Shawn Wolfe has done a little bit of everything for the Bellwood-Antis football team this season, and the senior quarterback wants to make sure that continues much longer than one more game. The Blue Devils went undefeated during the regular season in Wolfe’s junior year before they were ...

Mtn. Lions cede title

LORETTO — There was no repeat district soccer championship for the Altoona Mountain Lions. State College returned to the District 6 Class 4A soccer throne with a 5-1 win over Altoona on Monday night at Saint Francis University’s DeGol Field. Altoona upset State, 1-0, last season at Bald ...

Lady Lions don’t dethrone SC

LORETTO — The Altoona Area High School girls soccer team won a program-high 13 games this year to earn the No. 1 seed in the district playoffs for the first time ever, but to win a district crown, the team would have to do something that it hasn’t done since 2007 — knock off State ...

Female Athlete of the Week: Brown not shy about scoring goals

Name: Jenna Brown School: Bedford Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Brown scored eight goals and assisted on three others in a 15-1 thrashing of Forest Hills in the District 5-6 Class 2A semifinals. Season update: Brown has 35 goals and ...

Patient Lady Bisons strike in second half

JOHNSTOWN — Jenna Brown’s second-half goal in the 74th minute lifted undefeated Bedford to a hard-earned 2-0 victory against Huntingdon in a District 5-6 Class 2A girls semifinal playoff match at Richland High School on Monday night. The winner will play Somerset for the district ...

Male Athlete of the Week: Devils’ Wolfe hungry for success

Name: Shawn Wolfe School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Wolfe rushed for 92 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries, threw for 88 yards and one touchdown and intercepted a pass in Bellwood’s 42-20 comeback win over ...

Bearcats beaten by Hilltoppers

JOHNSTOWN — Jacob Adams scored three goals to lead Westmont Hilltop to a 3-0 victory against Huntingdon in a District 6 Class 2A semifinal playoff match at Richland High School on Monday night. Adams, who will continue his soccer career at Marshall University, played a strong all-around ...

Weist happy to run hard for Titans’ success

This is the second in a series of high school football features on some key players on playoff-bound teams in the Mirror’s coverage area Cole Weist has run for more than 1,100 yards and scored 10 touchdowns for Tussey Mountain this season, but the senior running back said that’s only half ...

Lady Eagles make history with win

TYRONE — The Tyrone Area High School girls volleyball team won its first-ever playoff game on Monday night. The Lady Eagles swept Ligonier Valley, 25-17, 25-16, 25-14, to advance to the District 6 Class 2A quarterfinals. Tyrone, the No. 5 seed, will play at No. 4 seed West Shamokin at 7 ...

Smith leads Valley past Saint Joseph’s

BOALSBURG — Halee Smith’s 14 service points, including three aces, nine kills and three blocks led ninth-seeded Juniata Valley to a sweep of eighth-seeded Saint Joseph’s (25-8, 25-15, 25-14) in District 6 Class 1A first round playoff action in high school girls volleyball. “The girls ...

Tigers defeat Marauders

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Trent Paddock scored on touchdown runs of 19 and 5 yards as Hollidaysburg defeated Bishop Guilfoyle, 28-14, in junior varsity football action Monday afternoon at Tiger Stadium. Bishop Guilfoyle (4-4) scored on a 48-yard J.T. Johnston run and a 33-yard touchdown pass from ...

Seace providing size, skill for top-seeded Lions

Standing 6-foot-5 and weighing in at 274 pounds, Chestnut Ridge senior two-way tackle Dalton Seace is an imposing figure on the football field due to his sheer size alone. But Ridge coach Max Shoemaker is quick to point out that Seace, who is a three-year starter at defensive tackle, is so ...

CC wins both Class 2A team crowns

REEDSVILLE — It was business as usual for Central Cambria coach Randy Wilson and his teams at the District 6 Cross Country Championships on a wet, windy and cold Saturday at the Indian Valley Middle School. The Red Devils captured the girls and boys Class 2A team titles in a dominant ...

Tigers overwhelm Central

ROARING SPRING — Hollidaysburg quarterback Brady Walters needed 108 yards from scrimmage Friday night against Central to become the school’s all-time leader in that category. Not only did he do that, but he also contributed to all six touchdowns in the Golden Tigers’ 42-0 regular-season ...

BG earns bye for 1st round

JOHNSTOWN — After suffering an uncharacteristic two-game losing streak earlier this month, the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders will head into the bye week of the District 6 Class 1A playoffs on a positive note after defeating Bishop McCort, 28-13, Friday night at Johnstown’s Sargent’s Stadium. ...

Mtn. Lions finish 3-7

Altoona got off to a quick start Friday night, turning a big play on defense into a field goal for an early lead, but Harrisburg was the one making all the big plays after that. The Cougars put the finishing touches on a Mid-Penn Commonwealth Division championship with a 52-3 win over Altoona ...

Freshman quarterback leads Rams past Lions

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com NEW PARIS — On a Friday night when a steady rain turned the grass field at Chestnut Ridge High School’s Dr. Giovacchini Stadium into a quagmire, Richland used a freshman quarterback to get back on steady footing en route to winning the Laurel ...

Bearcats claim final Class 3A playoff spot

TYRONE — The Huntingdon Bearcats are playoff bound. The Bearcats met the Tyrone Golden Eagles on Friday at Gray-Vets Memorial Field in a Mountain Conference season finale that had the fourth and final spot in the District 6 Class 3A tournament at stake. On a dreary night that featured ...

Offensive struggles hurt PC

By Sean Wechtenhiser For the Mirror SIDMAN — After facing an early 16-point deficit, as well as a driving rain and muddy field in the second half, Penn Cambria battled back and had a chance to grab an upset victory at Forest Hills Friday night. The Panthers had a first-and-goal from ...

Eight turnovers doom Carroll

CLEARFIELD — Clearfield’s Taye Lynch intercepted Bishop Carroll quarterback Jake Zazvrskey on the first play from scrimmage in Friday night’s regular season finale at the Bison Sports Complex. It was a sign of things to come. The Bison picked off Zazvrskey three times, forced five ...