Scholastic Sports

Bellwood-Antis, Tyrone cruise to victories

BELLWOOD — Troy Walker scored twice and Travis Luensmann had two RBIs in Bellwood-Antis’ 14-3 win against West Branch in Inter-County Conference high school baseball action on Thursday. Mark Stewart earned the win for Bellwood. WEST BRANCH (3): Gutierrez ss 301, Guenot lf-2b 310, Dale c ...

Trailblazers

Everett and Bedford haven’t had the most success over the past decade in high school boys basketball, but this year that changed. The Warriors, who began their turnaround by going 16-6 in the 2017-2018 season, went undefeated in the Inter-County Conference South, and the Bisons won their ...

Central has too many weapons on offense for ’Cats

MARTINSBURG — Central had several offensive contributors in a 15-5 Mountain League rout of Huntingdon Wednesday afternoon in high school baseball action. Casey Walters went 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and four RBIs, while Noah Muthler also knocked in four runs, with a 2-for-4 ...

Lions take down their rival

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Altoona boys tennis team improved to 3-0 Wednesday afternoon, thanks to a 4-1 win over rival Hollidaysburg in high school action. The Tigers got their lone win from Rami Alkhafaji at No. 1 singles. Altoona got singles wins from Casey Rispoli and Nick Schimminger. Mike ...

Lobick tosses gem for Heights

PATTON — Abby Lobick pitched a no-hitter to help Cambria Heights open the season Wednesday afternoon with a 4-0 victory over Westmont Hilltop in high school softball action. Lobick struck out 19 and walked one in seven innings. Emma Stockley and Grace Stiles each had three hits to go ...

Portage gets 2 triple winners

PORTAGE — Blake Oravecz and Tyler Spaid were both triple-winners for Portage in a 111-35 win over Shade in high school boys track and field action on Wednesday. Oravecz won the 100 and 200, and was part of the 400 relay team, while Spaid won the 110 and 300 hurdles, along with being a ...

Injuries knock pair out of Classic

Etching her name in basketball history has always been important to Portage senior Taylor Glass, after all it runs in her family. Glass’ aunt and current Blacklick Valley coach Whitney Warmus is the all-time leading scorer at the Nanty Glo high school. When Glass reached 1,000 career points ...

Williamsburg holds off Lady Blue Devils

BELLWOOD — Winning pitcher Elizabeth Frederick hit a two-run home run in the first inning, and Williamsburg held off Bellwood-Antis, 6-4, after taking a 6-0 lead in high school softball Tuesday. Krystina Taylor hit two home runs for the Lady Blue Devils. WILLIAMSBURG (6): Smith rf 3000, ...

Central edges Rams

MARTINSBURG — Dylan Focht went 6ª innings and struck out six before Paxton Kling recorded the final out for the save as Central won its opener over Penns Valley 3-1 in high school baseball Tuesday. Kling was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, and Hunter Klotz drew three walks. PENNS ...

Bedford boys, girls defeat Bellwood-Antis

BELLWOOD — Bedford swept Bellwood-Antis in a high school track meet with the boys winning 84-66 and girls winning 100-50 in high school track and field action Tuesday. Van May won the 3200 and 1600 runs for Bedford, while Shawn Wolfe (100, 200 dashes), Dylan Wilson (110, 300 hurdles) and ...

Altoona, BG lose

Carlisle swept Altoona, 25-18, 25-16, 25-19, despite seven kills from Dalton Keller and 13 assists from Matt Furrer in high school volleyball Tuesday. Austin Homan recorded six digs, and Noah Ruggery had a pair of blocks for the Lions. SERVICE POINTS ALTOONA: Cassidy 6, Furrer 4, Thompson ...

Hollidaysburg blanks Windber

WINDBER — Hollidaysburg defeated Windber, 5-0, behind Rami Alkhafaji’s 6-1, 6-2 win over defending District 5 champion Matt Kozar in high school boys tennis Tuesday. Jake Irwin and Jacob Gallagher also won singles matches for the Golden Tigers. Anthony Martinelli and Nathan Ferris and ...

Honorary captains selected

The honorary captains for the 14th annual Altoona Mirror Basketball Classic will be the one-time Blair County girls basketball career scoring leader and the driving force behind the success of the Central Blair Recreation Commission’s Mansion Park Summer Basketball League. Lacey Claar, who ...

Haralson plays with passion

Name: Sakeria Haralson School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Haralson was 7-of-8 from the field and had 14 points, seven rebounds and five blocks in Bellwood’s PIAA Class 2A championship victory over West Middlesex. She ...

Witherspoon shines for BG

Name: Jessiah Witherspoon School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Witherspoon scored 17 points in a 62-61 win over Our Lady of Sacred Heart in the PIAA Class 2A semifinals and followed with a game-high 19 points ...

Bedford County has fun despite setbacks

BEDFORD — The East and West high school girls and boys teams squared off in the annual Nationwide District 5 Athletic Directors Association All-Star basketball games played at Bedford High School on Monday night, and it was a clean sweep for the West, comprised of players from Somerset County ...

Haralson situation addressed

Following plenty of outcry over social media about replays aired on PCN showing West Middlesex junior Grace Mild connecting with a forearm/elbow to Bellwood-Antis’ Sakeria Haralson in the final moments of the first half of Thursday’s PIAA Class 2A title game, the PIAA has contacted WM coach ...

2018-19 Mirror wrestling all-stars

It was a banner 2018-19 for many wrestlers and some teams in the Mirror coverage area, particularly for Glendale sophomore Brock McMillen and Chestnut Ridge senior Jared McGill. It was a golden year for McMillen and McGill. Spurred on by hard losses in the previous year’s PIAA Class 2A ...

McMillen, McGill each live up to expectations

Glendale 126-pound sophomore Brock McMillen and Chestnut Ridge 170-pound senior Jared McGill were expected to win state titles this season. McMillen was a returning state runner-up, and McGill was a three-time state placewinner who was very motivated after suffering a shocking loss in the ...