Scholastic Sports

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, ...

BCC boys capture league title

BELLEFONTE — Davis Dull turned in an MVP performance to lead the Blair County Christian School boys soccer team to its league championship. Dull scored three goals as Blair County Christian won the championship game of the Allegheny Christian Athletic Association boys tournament with a 3-2 ...

Cecere, Forest Hills down Westmont

JOHNSTOWN — Adam Cecere ran for 188 yards and threw for 174 to lead Forest Hills to a 28-14 victory over host Westmont Hilltop in high school football action on Saturday. Cecere rushed for touchdown runs of 5, 9 and 12 yards and also threw a 22-yard touchdown pass. Forest Hills jumped out ...

Lady Spikers finish ninth

PITTSBURGH — Altoona finished in ninth place out of 16 teams at the North Allegheny Volleyball Invitational in high school girls volleyball on Saturday. In pool play action, the Lady Spikers lost both sets to Freeport (25-14, 25-19) and Pine-Richland (25-17, 25-12) before splitting with Mt. ...

Bishop Guilfoyle knocks Lions from unbeaten ranks

It was senior night, and what better night to play your best game of the season. That’s what the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Marauders did Friday when they knocked off previously-unbeaten Chestnut Ridge, 12-0, in a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference game at Mansion Park. “We felt like ...

Tigers dominate DuBois

HOLLIDAYSBURG — After earning a comfortable 22-0 halftime lead, the Hollidaysburg football team encountered some turbulence at the outset of the third quarter from DuBois in the form of two quick scores. “We made a couple of key plays, got a couple of quick scores, but they are such a ...

Mtn. Lions can’t keep up with SC

STATE COLLEGE — The Altoona offense moved the ball fairly well Friday night. The State College offense moved it much better — and faster. The Little Lions were blazing across Memorial Field’s turf like it was a drag race. “They have so many weapons,” Altoona coach Nick Felus ...

Wolfe, B-A wrap up ICC title

BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis’ Shawn Wolfe gets a lot of attention for his work as the team’s quarterback, but it was his play on defense that jump-started the Blue Devils in their clash against Tussey Mountain for the top spot in the Inter-County Conference. After a first quarter during ...

Green Hornets hold off pesky Vikings

ALEXANDRIA – Juniata Valley came into Friday night’s game at A.R. Simpkins Memorial Field with a 7-1 record, while Glendale was 1-7. It seemed like the Vikings, though, were ready for an upset as they held a two-point lead early in the second quarter. But the Green Hornets overcame the ...

Everett avoids upset by Pirates

EVERETT — Judging by the scoreboard at the end of Friday night’s contest between Everett and Williamsburg, one would think the Warriors would be thrilled with what it saw. However, just the opposite was true as Everett wasn’t happy with how it played and needed a big finish from senior ...

Panthers win 3-overtime thriller

MORRISDALE — Northern Bedford rolled into L.T. Drivas Memorial Field on senior night Friday looking to be the spoilers to a West Branch team that was looking for its sixth win on the season. While West Branch’s Derek Yingling broke the West Branch single season rushing record, it ...

Rockets hold off Claysburg in wild contest

CLAYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel never let Southern Huntingdon out of its sight Friday, staying within single digits the whole game. After non-stop back-and-forth scoring, it all came down to one play with 0.4 seconds left. A deep pass was batted down, and the Rockets headed back home with a ...

Golden Eagles suffer fifth straight setback

Special to the Mirror SPRING MILLS — The Tyrone football team dropped its fifth game in a row Friday night, falling to Penns Valley, 13-7, in a Mountain League matchup. The Golden Eagles, who started the year 4-0, find themselves 4-5 heading home for the regular-season finale against ...