Scholastic Sports

Smith will play D-I for school in the MAAC

Juniata Valley junior Halee Smith announced her commitment to Division I Quinnipiac to play women’s basketball Wednesday evening. Smith helped the Lady Hornets make the PIAA Class 1A title game in back-to-back seasons as a freshman and sophomore before Juniata Valley finished as the ...

Portage boys get historic ‘W’

PORTAGE — The Portage boys beat Berlin Brothersvalley for the first time in school history, winning 92-56, thanks in part to winning every running event on Wednesday in high school track and field action. Junior Tyler Spaid won the 110 and 300 hurdles, as well as being a member of the 1600 ...

Feathers’ big game lifts Central

ROARING SPRING — Cam Feathers homered and drove in four runs, and Dylan Claycomb and Caroline Eckenrode combined to strike out 10 batters and allow just two hits as Central defeated Altoona, 14-1, in high school softball Wednesday. SCORE BY INNINGS Altoona 001 00X X—1 2 ...

Hollidaysburg cruises

DuBOIS — Bryce Helmer scattered seven hits across six innings to help Hollidaysburg get past DuBois, 19-4, in high school baseball Wednesday. Caleb Gampe fell a home run short of hitting the cycle for Hollidaysburg, going 3-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored. Bryce Martellaci ...

Bedford now 8-1

BEDFORD—Bedford improved to 8-1 with another 5-0 victory, this time against Westmont Hilltop in high school boys tennis Wednesday. Caleb Beidle, Johnny Imgrund and Luke Dague were all winners in singles competition for the second day in a row. The teams of Zach Kachman and Lance Dague, ...

Bellwood-Antis boys, girls top Southern Huntingdon

BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis swept Southern Huntingdon, with the girls winning 109-37 while the boys cruised to a 105-45 victory in high school track and field Tuesday. On the boys side, the Blue Devils got double victories from Zach Mallon, in the high jump (5-2) and the long jump (18-11™), ...

Ertter helps Bishop Carroll beat Somerset

SOMERSET — Carson Ertter pitched six innings and struck out eight, and Evan Becquet went 3-for-4 at the plate as Bishop Carroll topped Somerset, 7-3, in a high school baseball game Tuesday. Devin Gomish had a pair of RBIs for the Huskies. BISHOP CARROLL (7): Gottshall ss 211, Dumm cf 201, ...

Penn Cambria allows one hit in triumph over BG

CRESSON — Lora Davis had a three-run triple for Penn Cambria, and Macy Sral allowed just one hit in a three-inning, 15-0, victory over Bishop Guilfoyle in a high school softball game Tuesday. SCORE BY INNINGS Bishop Guilfoyle 000 XXX X—0 1 1 Penn Cambria 32(10) XXX X—15 5 ...

Lions win twice at CM Invite

MILL HALL — Altoona went 2-0 at the Central Mountain Invitational on Tuesday, shutting out Mifflin County, 5-0, and defeating event host Central Mountain, 4-1, in high school boys tennis action Tuesday. Singles players Jonah Brandt, Casey Rispoli and Nick Schimminger each won both of their ...

Baran proud of making playoffs, strikeout mark

Name: Cate Baran School: Tyrone Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Baran threw a two-hit shutout with nine strikeouts to help Tyrone beat Bellefonte for the first time in seven seasons, 5-0. She also allowed just three hits and struck out ...

Lady Eagles remain perfect with more solid pitching

HUNTINGDON — Cate Baran struck out 15 to help the Tyrone softball team defeat Huntingdon, 6-2, Monday afternoon in high school action. The Lady Eagles, who trailed, 2-0, after just one inning, improved to 3-0. Ally Jones drove in a pair of runs, and Callie Maceno hit two doubles for the ...

Pearson helps Tyrone win in five innings

TYRONE — Andrew Pearson went 3-for-4 — all doubles — and drove in four runs to lead Tyrone past Saint Joseph’s, 12-2, in five innings on Monday afternoon in high school baseball action. Brandon Lucas added three hits and two RBIs for the Golden Eagles (4-0), who broke open a 4-2 game ...

Mirror track honor roll

BOYS 100 dash: Howe, Ho, 11.34; C. Adams, A, 11.54; Oravecz, P, 11.64; Wolfe, BA, 11.67; Myrick, BG, 11.70 200 dash: Lawhead, A, 23.56; Wolfe, BA, 23.74; Knode, Hu, 24.09; Zembower, Bd, 24.21; Grabil, Ho, 24.24 400 dash: Howe, Ho, 51.32; Roberts, CC, 53.24; Grabil, Ho, 53.74; Zembower, ...

AAHS boys enjoy strong start to season

The 2019 Altoona Area High School boys track and field team boasts several standout seniors this year that have raised their expectations. They’re not going to let any young newcomer show them up, even if it’s a teammate or even if it’s a younger brother. Asked who the teammate with ...

PC’s Lyric Janosik ties meet record in long jump

Lyric Janosik was a pre-schooler when Rachel Gehret was dominating the area girls track and field scene. Gehret graduated from Altoona Area High School in 2006 with one PIAA Class 3A gold medal, four silver and two bronze in jumping events. Janosik, now a Penn Cambria High School junior, ...

Youngster pitches Bulldogs to victory

CLAYSBURG — Sophomore Olivia Bushore pitched a one-hit shutout in leading Claysburg-Kimmel to a six-inning 10-0 win over Southern Huntingdon Saturday in high school softball action. Bushore struck out six in helping C-K improve to 2-1. Harleigh Cavender led the Lady Bulldogs with four ...

Bearcats go extra frame to win at Hollidaysburg

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Huntingdon scored four times in the top of the seventh to force extra innings, then scored two more in the top of the eighth for an 8-6 win over Hollidaysburg in high school baseball action Saturday. The Bearcats (2-2) got two hits and two RBIs each from Casey Connor and ...

Saving her best for last

By Nate Ritchey nritchey@altoonamirror.com Hollidaysburg’s Sierra McClain of the Blair County team hadn’t scored all game. When she got her chance late in the contest at the free throw line, the Lady Tiger knocked down 3-of-4. Altoona’s Olivia Hudson came up with a block on Kate ...

Central PA stars are able to play fast in win over Blair

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Luke Ruggery let Blair County’s strategy for Friday’s 14th annual Altoona Mirror Basketball Classic out of the bag during practice Wednesday night. He was hoping his much-smaller squad could push the pace and shoot Central PA out of Penn ...

AAU program leaves its mark on Classic

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Blair County won a tightly contested girls game over Central PA in the 14th annual Altoona Mirror Basketball Classic, but the big winners were the PA Defenders. The Defenders, an AAU team that included Olivia Hudson, Bridgid Fox, Riley ...