Scholastic Sports

Stouffer has big night for Altoona

RIDGWAY — The Altoona Area High School gymnastics team improved to 9-0 Tuesday night, thanks to a 131.575-99.4 win over Ridgway in scholastic action. The Lady Lions’ Marissa Stouffer won the vault (9.25), the bars (8.55), the beam (8.75), the floor (8.95) and the all-around event ...

Cottle helps Lady Panthers triumph

LOYSBURG — The Northern Bedford girls basketball team got 18 points from Madison Cottle Tuesday night en route to a 43-41 win over Mount Union in high school action. Ariel Reed added 12 points for the Lady Panthers (3-13), who trailed at halftime, 23-21. Mount Union, which was outscored, ...

Male Athlete of Week: Ruggery sets the standard at BG

Name: Luke Ruggery School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Ruggery scored 29 points and became the Bishop Guilfoyle boys basketball program’s all-time leading scorer in a 73-56 win over Richland. Season ...

Female Athlete of Week: Clapper a ‘great teammate’ for PC

Name: Makalyn Clapper School: Penn Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Clapper had 24 points, 12 rebounds, eight steals and five assists in a 76-30 win over Chestnut Ridge and had 17 points and went over the 1,000-point mark for her ...

Blue Devils continue to roll

FLINTON — Bellwood-Antis struggled out of the gate to start this season. It had two losses to rival Tyrone, a loss at West Branch and an eight-point defeat against Glendale at home to start off January, despite an overtime win over Hollidaysburg. Since then, the Blue Devils have been on ...

FT line haunts BC girls

BLAIRSVILLE — Poor free-throw shooting plagued Bishop Carroll in a 42-38 loss to Blairsville in a non-conference girls’ basketball game at Blairsville Middle School on Monday night. The Lady Huskies made good on only 7-of-16 free throws against Blairsville, the current leader in the ...

Davis leads Panthers to win

NEW PARIS — Junior Lora Davis led all scorers with 13 points for Penn Cambria as the Lady Panthers won in dominant fashion over Chestnut Ridge, 91-47, in high school girls basketball action Monday night. Senior Emmy Harvey had 12 points for Penn Cambria (14-4), and the Panthers also had 10 ...

Senior trio combine to lift Tigers over Mifflin Co.

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area High School boys basketball team celebrated senior night in style Monday night. Senior guard Owen Batzel and senior forwards Mitch Barton and Sam Servello were recognized for their contributions to the ...

Bishop Carroll duo gang up on Ridge

EBENSBURG — Tristan McDannell and Nolan Burk combined for 52 points in Bishop Carroll’s 61-58 win over Chestnut Ridge Monday night in high school boys basketball action. McDannell scored 27, and Burk had 25 as Carroll improved to 13-3. Shane Felix led Ridge with 12 points, and Noah ...

Balanced attack leads Huntingdon to victory

HUNTINGDON — Huntingdon swept Altoona with the boys winning, 89-67, and the girls prevailing, 95-68, in high school swimming on Monday. The Bearcat boys were led by Ben Atherton (100-yard butterfly, 200 freestyle) and Nick Buckley (200 IM, 100 free) while the Lady Bearcats got two wins each ...

‘Feed me’ gesture stokes fire of growing rivalry

The growing rivalry between Bedford’s Kaden Cassidy and Everett’s Garret Cornell really didn’t need much added to it to it. The anticipation of their Thomas Chevrolet Tournament bout was pretty high. Both are state placers — Cornell finished third last season while Cassidy was third ...

Motivating factor: Ridge’s McGill focused on winning elusive state gold

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com Chestnut Ridge’s Jared McGill cleared a big hurdle in the quarterfinals of last year’s PIAA Class 2A Championships by beating Wyalusing’s returning state champ Creighton Edsell, 4-2. McGill then jumped out to a 2-0 lead on Port Allegheny’s Jacob ...

Mirror wrestling rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Kai Burkett Chestnut Ridge So 20-3 2. Suds Dubler Glendale Fr 23-1 3. Zach Brandis Central Cambria Jr 20-8 4. Ashton Sipes Tyrone Fr 9-6 5. Nick Bryan Philipsburg-Osceola Jr 16-9 Ones to watch: Trevor Husick, TM; Jordan Carlucci, Alt; Jaxon Matthews, Cent 113 ...

Moschella nears 100 percent recovery after scare

Mark Moschella, who won 603 games and four state championships at Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic over 26 years, retired after last season. During his first winter not preparing for a girls basketball season in more than a quarter century, Moschella suffered a heart attack. Mirror sportswriter ...

BG’s Ruggery makes history in Marauder victory

By Scott Franco sfranco@altoonamirror.com The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic boys basketball program has a storied history that added another chapter to its pages on Saturday afternoon. It came in the form of senior Luke Ruggery. Needing 24 points to become the school’s all-time leading scorer ...

McGill, Thomas go hand in hand

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com BEDFORD – Chestnut Ridge’s Jared McGill has his goals set for PIAA gold in March, but another title at the Thomas Chevrolet Tournament will do for now. McGill blitzed his way through the 27-team tournament with three pins and a 13-2 major ...

MV’s Dale takes home title at 152

By Brian Carson For the Mirror ALLPORT — After two years of disappointment in the finals of the Ultimate Warrior Tournament, Moshannon Valley’s Jon Dale finally won his championship. Dale captured the 152-pound title with a 5-0 win over Jacob Trumblower of Lake Lehman to lead the area ...

Big early lead helps JV hold off Tyrone

TYRONE — It’s rare that a big game between two teams with high playoff expectations ends with both squads coming away feeling positive, but that’s what happened Saturday in Tyrone. Juniata Valley, which is expected to make some noise in the Class 2A postseason, jumped out to a 15-point ...

Solanco coach enjoys return

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Before taking in this afternoon’s Penn State women’s basketball game against Rutgers at the Bryce Jordan Center, Solanco girls basketball coach Chad McDowell enjoyed quite a return to his hometown area. Saturday afternoon, the Altoona Area High School graduate led the ...