Scholastic Sports

Big sixth inning costly in Lady Titans’ setback

SHANKSVILLE — The Tussey Mountain girls softball team played flawlessly in the field Wednesday against Shanksville-Stonycreek in the District 5 Class 1A quarterfinals. However, the Lady Titans committed two costly miscues in a 5-2 loss. A catcher’s interference call on the Titans led to ...

Elliot Mast: Chesapeake College baseball

Name: Elliot Mast High school: Cyber School at Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School High school team: Altoona Area Hometown: Altoona Sport: Baseball Positions: Outfield, infield College choice: Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Md. Other colleges considered: Western Carolina, ...

Ali Wyand: Pitt track and field

Name: Ali Wyland High school: Hollidaysburg Area Hometown: Hollidaysburg Sport: Track and field Position: Sprinter College choice: University of Pittsburgh as preferred walk-on Other colleges considered: Akron, West Chester, Youngstown State Why I picked Pitt: “Great atmosphere ...

Josh Trybus: Penn sprint football

Name: Josh Trybus High school: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Hometown: Hollidaysburg Sport: Sprint football Position: Quarterback College choice: University of Pennsylvania Other colleges considered: Bucknell, Fordham, Yale Why I picked Penn: “I was accepted into the business ...

Cory Storm: Seton Hill baseball

Name: Cory Storm High school: Hollidaysburg Area Hometown: Hollidaysburg Sport: Baseball Position: Shortstop, pitcher College choice: Seton Hill Other colleges considered: Shippensburg, Chesapeake College Why I picked Seton Hill: “I feel that it was the best opportunity for me ...

Ava Myers: Mount Aloysius volleyball

Name: Ava Myers High school: Bishop Carroll Catholic Hometown: Gallitzin Sport: Volleyball Position: Middle hitter College choice: Mount Aloysius Other colleges considered: Penn State Altoona, Saint Vincent, Pitt-Bradford Why I picked Mount Aloysius: “I really like how Coach ...

Nolan Walters: Mercyhurst North East baseball

Name: Nolan Walters High school: Hollidaysburg Area Hometown: Hollidaysburg Sport: Baseball Position: Pitcher College choice: Mercyhurst North East Other colleges considered: Penn State DuBois, Allegany (Md.), Westmoreland Community College Why I picked Mercyhurst North East “To ...

Winning contagious at Central

By Jim Lane For the Mirror MARTINSBURG — When it comes to successful sports programs, few area high schools measure up to Central. The Scarlet Dragon baseball team advanced to the District 6 Class 3A championship by trimming Philipsburg-Osceola, 7-3, in the semifinals Tuesday ...

PNG Field seems a lot like home for Juniata Valley

By Ty R. States For the Mirror ALEXANDRIA — Juniata Valley is a playoff-tested baseball team, owning the last two District 6 Class 1A championships. The top-seeded Green Hornets will get the chance to win a third championship after a 5-0 victory over Claybsurg-Kimmel on Tuesday in the ...

Young Titans take their lumps in loss to top-seeded Township

By Dave Mapes For the Mirror DAVIDSVILLE — A youthful Tussey Mountain High School baseball team lost a 4-1 decision to top-seeded Conemaugh Township Tuesday afternoon in the District 5 2A semifinals. The visiting Titans had several opportunities to deliver on offense, getting men on ...

B-A advances

BLAIRSVILLE — With a lower seed and a road matchup on the docket, coming off a nail-biting finish several days before, most teams would feel pressured knowing a championship berth was at stake. Most teams, though, don’t have a lineup as potent as Bellwood-Antis.’ Nevin Wood overcame a ...

Defensive gem propels Ridge past rival Warriors

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com EVERETT — Chestnut Ridge sophomore Brodie Harbaugh was having his shoulder checked out after the game. “I’m not sure when I did it” Harbaugh said. “I think it was when I was hitting” Must have been. There certainly wasn’t anything ...

Fielding woes contribute to Mustangs’ exit from playoffs

PORTAGE — Giving a team more than three outs in any given inning is a recipe for a game to change hands and slip out of your control. That rule of thumb ended up playing out in Tuesday’s District 6 Class 2A semifinals between top-seeded Portage and No. 4 seed Bishop McCort. Portage ...

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 ...