Scholastic Sports

Bearcats march into final, will face Central

MIFFLINTOWN — Huntingdon, down 3-2 after four innings, scored three runs in the top of the fifth and rode the arm of relief pitcher Alex Mykut the rest of the way to a 5-3 victory over Juniata in the District 6 Class 3A baseball semifinals Tuesday afternoon. The Bearcats, now 12-7, take on ...

Diehl’s big day helps Ridge overtake Everett

EVERETT — The last time Chestnut Ridge faced Everett on the softball diamond, Ridge’s Kayla Diehl was 0-for-4 at the plate. Diehl more than redeemed herself in a rematch on Tuesday. The Lady Lions’ sophomore pitcher went 4-for-5 with four RBIs — hitting a go-ahead home run in the ...

Swogger, Hoenstine earn Mirror’s top honors

Ali Wyland was moved to tears even as she left her seat to approach the stage. “Sorry,” the multi-sport Hollidaysburg Area senior standout said through a half-sob after receiving the Erin Dodson Award — representative of the best volleyball player in the area — from the late Dodson’s ...

Altoona captures D6 title

TYRONE — Phillip Swartz tipped the ball over the corner of the net for the match point, and the hugs and celebration began as the Altoona Mountain Lions held on after a furious rally from State College to capture the District 6 Class 3A boys volleyball championship at the Tyrone Area Middle ...

Lions survive Wildcats

Altoona’s Elliot Mast got hit three times by two Mifflin County pitchers in Monday’s District 6 6A semifinal baseball game at Mansion Park. “It’s happened before,” Mast said. “It’s been awhile, but it’s nice when you get on base. Those weren’t hits, but they helped the team ...

Reese sparks Lady Panthers to one of program’s best wins

CRESSON — Sophomore pitcher Casey Reese led the Penn Cambria Lady Panthers on the mound and at the plate to what their coach called one of the biggest wins in the program’s history Monday afternoon against Bald Eagle Area in the District 6 Class 3A quarterfinals. “(The win) is up there ...

Harris’ pitching, hitting key Lady Mounties to easy victory

PHILIPSBURG — Philipsburg-Osceola’s Kam Harris fired a no-hitter and clubbed a walk-off two-run homer to lead the Lady Mounties to a 10-0 win over West Shamokin Monday afternoon at Curtis Park. The District 6 Class 3A quarterfinal lasted just six innings due to the 10-run mercy ...

Lady Highlanders fail to capitalize

LIGONIER — Cambria Heights’ District 6 Class 3A quarterfinal playoff game against Ligonier Valley was all about chances. The ones the Lady Highlanders didn’t capitalize on, and the ones the Lady Rams did. Cambria Heights, the No. 5 seed, had nine hits — one more than No. 4 Ligonier ...

PIAA meet celebrates best of state’s track and field

The best-of-the-best among Pennsylvania’s track and field stars will converge onto the campus of Shippensburg University this weekend to compete for the state’s ultimate prize: PIAA gold medals. The meet is a spectacle unto itself, with athletes, coaches, officials and fans bustling ...

Krug’s walk-off wins it for Colts

NORTHERN CAMBRIA — Natalie Krug’s one-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted Northern Cambria to a 2-1 victory against Marion Center in a District 6 Class 2A quarterfinal softball playoff game on Monday night at the Northern Cambria South Complex. “I believed in my team ...

Lint shuts down Lady Devils

JOHNSTOWN — Bellwood-Antis saw its season come to an end on Monday evening, as Conemaugh Valley extended its season-long unbeaten streak to 19 games. Senior pitcher Melanie Lint dominated on the mound for the Lady Jays, striking out 11 batters on the way to a 9-1 victory in the District 6 ...

Forest Hills dispatches Bedford in semis

SIDMAN — Forest Hills put up four runs in the second inning and rode senior Jared Wehner’s dominant pitching to punch its ticket to the District 6 Class 4A championship game with a 6-0 win over Bedford Monday afternoon. The Rangers (16-5) scored the four runs on five hits, including three ...

Veteran Lady Bulldogs too much for Damsels

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror CLAYSBURG — The Claysburg-Kimmel softball team spent a lot of practice time on putting the ball in play leading up to its District 6 Class 1A playoff opener. The extra work paid off as the Lady Bulldogs banged out 15 hits in an 11-1 mercy rule victory over ...

Huntingdon’s season comes to an end against Bellefonte

BELLEFONTE — For three innings, Huntingdon pitcher Catherine Miller worked out of jam after jam, using a double play and a couple of pickoffs to keep Bellefonte at bay. But in the fourth inning of Monday’s District 6 Class 4A softball playoff game, the dam broke. Once the floodgates ...

Healthy Wolfe takes care of Lady Lions

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com State College sophomore right-handed pitcher Emma Wolfe got off to a slow start this softball season, missing nearly a month with mononeucleosis. Wolfe is completely healthy now, though, and she spent Monday afternoon keeping Altoona’s bats ...

Lady Tigers’ season ends in four innings

By Chris Wechtenhiser For the Mirror DuBOIS — The Hollidaysburg softball team saw a tough, emotional season come to an end Monday as the Lady Golden Tigers suffered a 19-4, 4-inning setback to DuBois in a District 6-9 Class 5A semifinal game. The meeting was the third of the season ...

Simmons pitches, hits Carroll to victory

Special to the Mirror EBENSBURG — Early offense, along with Emma Simmons in the pitcher’s circle proved to be a lethal combination for Bishop Carroll. The Lady Huskies scored five runs in the first inning while Simmons struck out 12 and went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs as BC ...

Early deficit dooms Mustangs

By Carly Krouse For the Mirror HOMER CITY — Portage knew it faced a tough challenge Monday, but that task became even taller once the game got rolling. Homer-Center jumped on Portage early in an 8-1 victory over the Mustangs in a District 6 Class 1A softball quarterfinal-round ...

Ketterman helps Everett

Name: Stefanie Ketterman School: Everett Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Ketterman won the high, long and triple jumps in the District 5 Class 2A Championships and led the Lady Warriors to the team title. She was also part of the ...

Smith slugging at Central

Name: Chase Smith School: Central Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Smith went 3-for-3 with a triple, a run scored and four RBIs in a 10-9 victory over Forest Hills. His bases-loaded single in the bottom of the eighth inning was the ...