Scholastic Sports

Missed opportunities costly for Heights

By Rob Longo For the Mirror PATTON — After last week’s 6-0 loss at Penn Cambria, Cambria Heights knew it needed to get off to a much better start than the week before, especially against a high-powered, up-tempo offense like Richland. The Highlanders got the quick start it needed, ...

Delay doesn’t hurt Rangers

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com BEDFORD — Torrential, unrelenting rain and strikes of lightning forced a nearly two-hour delay in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference game between Forest Hills and Bedford at Bison Stadium Friday night. The game was stopped with 4:47 left ...

Ridge tops Trojans in shortened game

By Nate Cobler For the Mirror NEW PARIS — Friday night was the first matchup between Chestnut Ridge and Johnstown on the gridiron. It’s safe to say it could be the most memorable, too. “This is a very strange night,” Trojans coach Tony Penna Jr. said. “We just didn’t think ...

BEA’s defense comes up big in beating P-O

By Ron Bracken For the Mirror PHILIPSBURG — Bald Eagle Area’s potent offense gets most of the attention but it was the Eagle defense, that turned in the key play in Friday night’s 46-14 win over Philipsburg-Osceola. The Mounties had driven to the BEA 1 late in the first quarter when ...

Portage has its way in win over North Star

By Hunter Muro For the Mirror BOSWELL — It was an all-around game to forget for the North Star Cougars on Friday as they were beat in all facets of the game by a Portage Mustangs team that dominated from start to finish and cruised to a 62-0 victory. “Last week, we played okay, but we ...

Regional football roundup

Clearfield 56 Penns Valley 42 SPRING MILLS — In a game that featured 998 yards of combined total offense, Clearfield used five touchdown runs from Caleb Freeland to outlast Penns Valley. Freeland finished with 133 yards on 16 carries in a game that was tied, 21-all, at the break. A ...

Friday night football scoreboard

BLAIR COUNTY Bellwood-Antis 47, Glendale 6 (final) Hollidaysburg 39, Mifflin County 28 (final) Tyrone 33, Central 13 (final) Claysburg-Kimmel 28, Williamsburg 0 (final, called due to weather) Altoona 38, Williamsport 0 (final) Westmont Hilltop at Bishop Guilfoyle (Saturday) AREA Bald ...

Tyrone-Central getting bigger and bigger each year

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com Players and coaches on the Tyrone Area High School football team annually point to the season-opening contest with neighboring Bellwood-Antis as one of the biggest games on the Eagles’ football schedule. But in the recent past, Tyrone’s ...

Long trips have benefits for players

Commentary Bishop Carroll Catholic and State College will both be making trips longer than three hours to play a high school football game today. It’s an issue both school districts would probably prefer to avoid between the travel expenses, the missed classes for students and the hardship ...

Northern Bedford rally comes up just short

THREE SPRINGS — Northern Bedford had fallen down by two scores at the 10:34 mark of the fourth quarter. However, the Black Panthers refused to quit and found themselves within striking distance late in the game. Unfortunately, when quarterback Thad Leidy’s pass was intercepted by ...

Ferguson’s 75 lifts Tyrone to victory

CLEARFIELD — Behind medalist Andrew Ferguson’s 75, Tyrone topped seven other Mountain League teams in a meet at the Clearfield Curwensville Country Club Thursday in high school golf. Luke Thompson of Huntingdon finished third individually with an 82 and the Bearcats placed third as a ...

Lady Tigers roll

Jenee Delerme, Payton Ruggery and Paige Jodon all won singles matches as Hollidaysburg swept Altoona, 5-0, in high school girls tennis at Penn State Altoona Thursday. Samantha Betar and Alycia Auerbeck won at No. 1 doubles, and Jenna Sheetz and Abigail Goodman came out on top in the No. 2 ...

Coaches look for week 2 improvement

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Hollidaysburg came out on top in last week’s battle between the two biggest schools in Blair County, but the Golden Tigers still have plenty of challenges ahead if they want to have a successful season. “We made a lot of mistakes in the ...

Bedford, Hollidaysburg looking to three-peat

From Mirror reports Hollidaysburg and Bedford are two-time defending District 6 champions. The Lady Tigers took home the 4A title, while the Lady Bisons hoisted the 2A hardware. Bedford advanced all the way to the PIAA state semifinals before losing its first game of the season. Back from ...

Looking to repeat

From Mirror reports Altoona and Hollidaysburg both claimed District 6 championships in their respective classifications last year. In order to duplicate their success from a year ago, each team will rely on six returning starters to set the pace. The difference between the two programs is ...

Cupboard’s not bare at Central Cambria

The Central Cambria High School girls cross country team has maintained its area success for many years. This season should be no different with the Lady Devils returning three 2017 Mirror first-team all-stars in senior Kacy McKeel and sophomores Anna Dill and Ella Vrabel. The Lady Devils ...

Tyrone knocks off Huntingdon, 6-1

TYRONE — Tyrone got singles wins from Winnie Grot, Ava McCracken, Megan Tepsic, Olivia Reese and Lindsey Walk en route to a 6-1 win over Huntingdon in high school girls tennis on Monday. The Lady Eagles also got a doubles victory from Alicia Endress and Rachel Stricek. Huntingdon got a ...

Knopp big part of Red Devils’ first win

Name: Nick Knopp School: Central Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Knopp rushed for three second-half touchdowns that helped Central Cambria overcome a 19-0 deficit and defeat Johnstown, 27-19. He rushed for 135 yards and forced two ...

Central Cambria boys hoping to continue their success

Central Cambria High School has had an elite girls cross country program over the last decade, but its boys program has been no slouch either. The Red Devils won the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference meet and the District 6 Class 2A championship last season and appears to be in good ...

BG pulls away in 2nd half

By Christina Dunmyer For the Mirror SOMERSET — With eight new starters on both sides of the football, Bishop Guilfoyle needed the entire first half of Saturday’s 17-0 victory over Somerset to get comfortable. The Marauders had good field position much of the frame, but the Eagles were ...