Scholastic Sports

Huntingdon survives Rams in playoff thriller

When the Huntingdon and Penns Valley boys soccer teams get together, regulation time has been little more than a lengthy warmup for the two Mountain League schools. For the third time this season, the two teams needed overtime to determine a winner. Huntingdon won the two regular season games ...

Highlanders defeated in shootout

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Two crucial saves in the shootout by freshman goalkeeper Nick Singer sealed the win Thursday night, 4-3, as No. 6 Forest Hills earned its first playoff win in program history. With both teams tied at two a piece after regulation and two periods of overtime, Singer denied ...

Lady Devils capture LHAC title

SIDMAN — Momentum is a key part of sports, especially volleyball. That proved to be true in Thursday night’s LHAC championship game. With Central Cambria and Bishop Carroll tied one set apiece, the Lady Huskies rattled off six straight points to pull within one point of tying set three. ...

Bedford edges Ridge in semis

BEDFORD — Logan LaMarche connected on the game’s only goal 6:09 into the first overtime to lift Bedford over Chestnut Ridge in the District 5 Class 2A high school boys soccer semifinals Thursday. Zach Kachman assisted on the goal. “Both teams played with a ton of heart,” Bedford ...

Ridge takes down top-seeded Windber

WINDBER — Chestnut Ridge knocked off top-seeded Windber in the District 5 Class 2A girls volleyball semifinals on Thursday at Windber Area High School. Ridge, the No. 4 seed, won in three sets, 25-19, 27-25, 25-16. The Lady Lions will now face No. 2 seed North Star in the championship match ...

Tyrone defeats B-A

TYRONE — Tyrone swept Bellwood-Antis, 25-15, 25-16, 25-11, in its regular-season finale in high school girls volleyball Thursday. Kylee Gooding had 12 kills, five aces and eight service points for Tyrone, and Miranda Goodman had 11 service points and 23 assists for the Lady ...

Running into a mirror image: Similiar squads clash when Colts meet Mustangs

The Heritage Conference and WestPAC crossover games in the final week of the regular season are supposed to pit similarly-skilled teams together. But when Northern Cambria arrives at Portage for its game Friday, it may seem as though the Colts are looking at a mirror image of ...

Golden Tigers hoping to sustain momentum

Hollidaysburg will play its third opponent from Blair County this season on Friday when it travels to Central for a 7 p.m. kickoff. “It’s good for high school football and good to keep local rivalries going,” Hollidaysburg coach Homer DeLattre said. “We play in other sports, and we ...

McCort takes charge in second half vs. Carroll

It’s not how you start, but how you finish. The Bishop McCort boys soccer team used a strong finish to score three straight goals late in the second half, as the Crushers broke a 1-1 tie and went on to log a 4-1 victory over Bishop Carroll in a District 6 Class 1A semifinal playoff game ...

Brown scores eight goals as Bedford crushes FH

BEDFORD — Jenna Brown scored eight goals and assisted on three others as the Bedford offense exploded onto the postseason scene with 15-1 win over Forest Hills in the District 6 Class 2A quarterfinals Wednesday evening. Amber Thomas scored four more goals and totaled five ...

PC gets just one shot in loss

BELLEFONTE — After Penn Cambria established an aggressive attack in the game’s first 10 minutes, it was all Juniata in an 8-0 District 6 Class 2A boys soccer opener Wednesday at Bald Eagle Area High School. Juniata (12-6) will play the winner of today’s game between Cambria Heights and ...

CC girls golf team 5th at states

YORK — The Central Cambria high school girls golf team finished fifth in the state at the Class 2A PIAA Championships on Wednesday at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort. Jaylee Sikora, Megan Stevens and Ally Simmers combined to post a score of 285. Greensburg Central Catholic won the state ...

BG spikers sweep Purchase Line

Bishop Guilfoyle’s high school volleyball celebrated senior night with a sweep of Purchase Line, 25-15, 25-16, 25-15, at the Pleasant Valley Gymnasium on Wednesday. BG finished the regular season with a 14-5 record. Seniors Gabby Krug had 18 points and 44 assists. Pam Lund had 13 kills ...

Lady Devils look to reclaim top spot

The Central Cambria High School girls cross country team has set a high standard over the last two decades. The Lady Devils have won District 6 titles in 15 of the last 18 seasons with Randy Wilson as head coach. Ironically, though, they were edged out in last year’s District 6 Class 2A meet ...

MV keeper ends Guilfoyle’s season

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com PHILIPSBURG — The Moshannon Valley girls soccer team didn’t enter last year’s District 6 Class A playoffs, so Tuesday night’s quarterfinal game against Bishop Guilfoyle was new territory for the Damsels. They didn’t seem to have any problem ...

Wess known as team player

Name: Paige Wess School: Central Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Cross country Athlete of the week achievement: Wess raced to a first-place finish in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Championship Meet in Ebensburg with a time of 19 minutes, 22.4 seconds to win by ...

Ferguson having MVP season

Name: Andrew Ferguson School: Tyrone Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Golf Athlete of the week achievement: Shot a 74 in poor weather conditions to finish as the runner-up at the Class 2A PIAA Western Regional. The finish qualified Ferguson for the PIAA Championships. Season ...

Lady Huskies improve record to 7-0

The Bishop Carroll girls volleyball team improved to 17-0 Monday night, thanks to a 25-13, 22-25, 25-22, 25-16 win over Altoona in high school action at the Fieldhouse. The Lady Spikers got 21 digs from Julia Savino, 31 assists from Emily Albright and 18 kills from Bridgid Fox. Albright also ...

Paddock sparks JV Tigers to road win

DUBOIS — Trent Paddock scored on touchdown runs of 8 and 5 yards in leading the Hollidaysburg JV football team to a 35-14 win over DuBois Monday night in scholastic action. The Golden Tigers (5-2) also got touchdown scores from Bryce Martellacci, A.J. Weyandt and Hunter Gibbons. Ben Barrick ...

Family legacy: Fergusons hope youngest brother caps amazing run

For more than a decade, the Ferguson name has generally been at the top of most high school golf leaderboards across the area. Whether it was Jimmy, Gregory or Andrew, Tyrone coach Greg Ferguson has regularly had the best and most respected player on the course since 2007 when his oldest son, ...