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PIAA Basketball Boys Capsules

FRIDAY PIAA Class 3A first round Central Cambria (6-1) vs. Columbia (3-4) Teams: Columbia Crimson Tide (17-8); Central Cambria Red Devils (20-6). Site, time: Richland Township High School, Johnstown, 7:30 p.m. The coaches: Columbia — Kerry Glover (17-8, one year). Central Cambria ...

PIAA Basketball Girls Capsules

FRIDAY PIAA Class 6A first round Altoona (6-1) vs. Cedar Cliff (3-6) Teams: Cedar Cliff Lady Colts (19-7); Altoona Lady Lions (15-8). Site, time: Hollidaysburg Senior High School, 6 p.m. The coaches: Cedar Cliff — Scott Weyant (48-26 in three years at Cedar Cliff; 175-237 overall in 17 ...

Three area top seeds begin quest

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror Central Cambria’s Max Murin (138), Chestnut Ridge’s Justin McCoy (145) and Huntingdon returning state champion Jacob Oliver (170) are all ranked No. 1 at their weights going into the PIAAA Class 2A Championships. Moshannon Valley’s second-ranked Larry ...

On the road to Hershey: GIRLS

CLASS 6A The teams: Abington (1-1, 22-5), Central Dauphin East (3-7, 15-10), Northampton (11-3, 16-10), Philadelphia Central (12-2, 6-10), Cumberland Valley (3-2, 20-6), Boyertown (1-6, 23-4), Scranton (2-1, 18-5), Garnet Valley (1-8, 22-5), Cardinal O’Hara (12-1, 21-5), Upper Dublin (1-9, ...

On the road to Hershey: BOYS

CLASS 6A The teams: Abington (1-1, 24-4), Central Dauphin East (3-6, 16-10), Parkland (11-2, 17-9), Archbishop Ryan (12-3, 20-5), Hempfield (3-2, 19-9), William Allen (11-3, 27-2), Williamsport (4-1, 20-4), Penn Wood (1-7, 18-8), Roman Catholic (12-1, 20-5), Perkiomen Valley (1-8, 22-6), ...

PIAA Class 2A wrestling predictions

Todd Irwin’s annual predictions for the upcoming PIAA wrestling tournament: 106 POUNDS: Finalists: Beau Bayless, Reynolds vs. Josh Boozel, Mount Union. Champion: Bayless. Comment: Tempted to go with a District 6 and SW Regional rematch between Bishop McCort freshman and Bedford native Kaden ...

Manley getting his last shot to add to his Altoona history

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror Altoona coach Joel Gilbert found star 132-pound senior Cole Manley doing back flips in the wrestling room before the Northwest Regional Tournament started. It didn’t exactly make Gilbert’s day to see that, but Manley was excited and ready to go. The PIAA ...

Panthers ousted after Muncy rally

MUNCY — Nothing came easy this season. Costly injuries could have derailed Northern Bedford’s season as could have a six-game losing streak. Through it all, the Panthers kept moving forward. Against the odds and despite playing most of the season without three potential starters, Northern ...

PIAA 3A wrestling predictions

Todd Irwin’s annual predictions for the upcoming PIAA wrestling tournament. 106 POUNDS: Finalists: Doug Zapf, Downingtown West vs. Darren Miller, Kiski Area. Champion: Zapf. Comment: DuBois freshman star Trenton Donahue could meet up with Miller in semis. 113 POUNDS: Finalists: Louis ...

Male Athlete of the Week: Fowler reaches goal, makes states

Name: Zeb Fowler School: Huntingdon Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Swimming Athlete of the week achievement: Fowler won the 50-yard freestyle and 100 freestyle in the District 6 Class 2A Swimming Championships. He was also part of the winning 200 free relay and 400 free relay ...

CC’s Murin full of confidence heading to states

After his 3-2 loss to Athens’ Brian Courtney in the 126-pound final at the PIAA Class 2A Championships last year, Central Cambria’s Max Murin sat dejectedly against a wall in a hallway. A returning state champion, his dream of being a three-time state champ was dashed. He had his chance ...

Pfahler will be remembered for great state tourney

I was shocked and in disbelief on Thursday night when I saw a Facebook status that former Chestnut Ridge wrestler Gary Pfahler had died. It couldn’t be true, I thought. He was so young. In 2008, I had covered him as he shocked so many by beating Burrell’s returning state champion, ...

Mirror wrestling rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Allen Simmons Cambria Heights So 33-8 2. Caleb Holderbaum Chestnut Ridge Jr 22-11 3. Hunter Dively Claysburg-Kimmel So 21-7 4. Chase Chapman Philipsburg-Osceola Fr 21-14 5. Micah DeLattre Moshannon Valley So 17-8 Ones to watch: Joey Dignan, PC; Roland Mills, Hunt; ...

PIAA preview capsule

PIAA Class 2A play-in round TONIGHT BOYS Muncy (4-3) vs. Northern Bedford (4-3) Teams: Northern Bedford Black Panthers (11-14); Muncy Indians (13-12). Site, time: Muncy Area High School, 6 p.m. The coaches: Northern Bedford — Shawn Hicks (21-27, two years). Muncy — Jason Gresh ...

Wrestling leaders

WINS 1. Oliver Hunt 40-1 2. McCoy CR 39-3 3. McGill CR 39-5 4. Murin CC 36-0 5. Brown MV 36-1 6. Biddle Cent 35-4 7. Baney Hunt 34-5 8. Deremer CR 34-6 9. McClellan Alt 33-5 10. Simmons CH 33-8 PINS 1. Oliver Hunt 24 2. Biddle Cent 23 3. Murin CC 22 4. ...

Altoona, Hollidaysburg to host first-round games

From Mirror reports The PIAA announced the sites for its first round basketball tournament games on Sunday, and a half-dozen of them are being played in the heart of Blair County. At least 16 opening-round games involving teams from the Altoona Mirror coverage area will be played on Friday ...

Altoona, Hollidaysburg to host first-round games

The PIAA announced the sites for its first round basketball tournament games on Sunday, and a half-dozen of them are being played in the heart of Blair County. At least 16 opening-round games involving teams from the Altoona Mirror coverage area will be played on Friday and Saturday. There ...

Altoona’s Manley captures third regional crown

With a school-record third Northwest Regional Class 3A title under his belt, Altoona’s Cole Manley, can now look forward to winning that elusive state title he’s been shooting for his whole career. Manley captured his third title with a 9-5 win over DuBois’ Kolby Ho in the 132-pound ...

Devils savor 3A title

CRESSON — Before his Central Cambria boys basketball team tipped off its District 6 Class 3A championship game with top-seeded Richland on Saturday night, Red Devil junior Matt Holsinger made a promise to his older brother Dan, a starter on the only CC team to win D6 hoops gold back in ...

Lady Eagles settle for second

CRESSON — Basketball is a much easier game when the shots you take are 2 feet long compared to shooting from the perimeter all day. Tyrone obviously knew that coming into its game with West Shamokin for the District 6 Class 3A girls championship at Mount Aloysius College on Saturday, but ...