Scholastic Sports

Lady Tigers earn hard-fought OT victory

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Lady Tigers rang in the new year with a morale-boosting victory Wednesday night. It’s the type of win that Hollidaysburg coach Deanna Jubeck hopes will yield positive after-effects that stay with her team for an extended period of time. Placing four ...

Fourth quarter rally propels BG

JOHNSTOWN — Teresa Haigh scored 18 points, Sophia Warner added 13 points and Leah Homan scored 12 points as Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic rallied past Bishop McCort, 64-61, to record its second consecutive impressive victory on Wednesday night in high school girls basketball. The Lady Marauders ...

Area well-represented on coaches all-state team

The first Coach’s Select All-State Team in Class 1A, 3A and 5A was announced by the Pa. Football News on Wednesday. Bishop Guilfoyle’s Kolton McGhee (kicker) and Bryant Speck (offensive guard) and Northern Cambria’s Nick Sifford (offensive tackle) made the first team in Class ...

Weakland helping Heights

Name: Kirsten Weakland School: Cambria Heights Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Weakland was the MVP of the Cambria Heights Lady Highlanders Christmas Tournament. She scored 14 points in a first-round win over Johnstown and then scored ...

Ridge’s McGill impresses

Name: Jared McGill School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: McGill won the 170-pound weight class at the Powerade Tournament in Canonsburg (for the second time). He decisioned McGuffey’s Christian Clutter, 4-2, in the final. ...

Piling up the points: P-O high-scoring Herrington nearing career milestones

PHILIPSBURG — Though three games of her senior year, Philipsburg-Osceola’s Halle Herrington had compiled 1,776 points. That number, the same as the year the United States was formed, is significant because the 5-foot-4 inch point guard continues to forge into new territory within the Lady ...

Golden year: 2018 in review

Bellwood-Antis High School girls basketball standout Alli Campbell was only a sophomore during the 2017-18 season, but she had already been offered scholarships by more than 35 NCAA Division I college programs before verbally committing to defending NCAA Division I women’s champion Notre Dame ...

Eagles breeze past Blue Devils

TYRONE — This year’s Tyrone Area High School boys basketball team is talented and formidable, even if many of the players on the roster might not be old enough to shave yet. Tyrone starts four sophomores, and there are a total of six freshmen and five sophomores on the 14-man ...

BG bounces back from early deficit

After Friday’s loss to Blairsville dropped Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s record to 2-5, new coach Kristi Kaack challenged her team before Saturday’s game with Penns Valley. “All I asked them was to play hard for 32 minutes,” Kaack said. So, what did the BG girls do? They fell ...

Bedford rallies in second half

CLAYSBURG — Trailing Chestnut Ridge by 11 at halftime of the C&S Family Markets Holiday Hoops Tournament championship game, Bedford coach Leo Brunelli was quite blunt with the team at the break. “The locker room talk wasn’t pretty,” Brunelli said. The Bisons responded. Bedford ...

Central boys take Williamsburg title

WILLIAMSBURG — Braden Kitt scored 16 points and was named the Williamsburg Holiday Tournament’s MVP as Central outscored Philipsburg-Osceola, 26-5, in the fourth quarter to break open a tie game and win, 51-30, Saturday night. Thad Albright was named outstanding defensive player, Hunter ...

B-A escapes Tyrone with win

TYRONE — Saturday afternoon had all the makings of another upset at the Reliance Bank Northern Blair Kiwanis Holiday Tournament at Tyrone Area High School Gymnasium. Bellwood-Antis played from behind for most of the first half, and Alli Campbell had two early fouls and sat the final two ...

Foul-line success points way for Lady Bulldogs

CLAYSBURG — Depth may have gotten the Claysburg-Kimmel Lady Bulldogs to Saturday’s championship of the C&S Family Markets Holiday Hoops Tournament, but it was one particular part of the game that got them the crown. The Lady Bulldogs went 24-for-31 from the free-throw line as they ...

Hayward, CC girls savor historic night

EBENSBURG — With only 5.5 seconds remaining on the clock in the Stevens Carpet One Holiday Hardwood Classic championship game Saturday night, Central Cambria senior McKenna Hayward came up clutch when her team needed her most. Assisting on a Liz Bopp bucket to tie the game with 30 seconds ...

Strong defense fuels Heights’ offensive explosion

PATTON — Cambria Heights staved off a Purchase Line rally with a 12-0 run that ended the second quarter and lifted the Lady Highlanders to a 76-41 victory in the championship game of the Lady Highlanders Christmas Tournament on Saturday night. Kirsten Weakland led all scorers with 34 points, ...

Fisher, McCready claim titles

READING — Hollidaysburg Area High School boasted two champions at the Governor Mifflin Holiday Wrestling Tournament on Saturday. Senior Nate Fisher won the 170-pound bracket, and senior Mason McCready won the 182-pound class as the Golden Tigers finished sixth out of 24 teams. Others who ...

With Charles in charge, Lions top BG

The biggest crowd of the young basketball season turned out at the AAHS Fieldhouse on Friday to watch the only meeting of the season between city rivals Altoona and Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic. BG entered with an unbeaten 7-0 record and four players averaging double figures. On the other hand, ...

Zinobile, McGhee, Abraham, Light on All-State team

Altoona Mirror Player of the Year Quinn Zinobile of Juniata Valley became just the second player from Juniata Valley to be named as an all-state football player and the first in 17 years when the Class 1A, 3A and 5A Pennsylvania Football Writers All-State Teams were released Friday. “It ...

Bellwood roars past PC into tourney final

TYRONE — Bellwood-Antis coach Jim Swaney said that his team hadn’t really been able to get off to a fast start often so far this season, and they’ve been talking about that since returning home for the holiday break after a trip to Myrtle Beach last week. The defending Class 2A state ...

Depth propels Lady Bulldogs

CLAYSBURG — The Claysburg-Kimmel girls basketball team has had successful seasons in the past, but depth has typically been an issue. Claysburg has a much deeper squad this year, which is part of the reason the Lady Bulldogs are off to a 4-1 start after beating Chestnut Ridge, 69-29, in the ...