Soccer

Lady Bisons determined to duplicate 2017 success

ALLISON PARK — Don’t feel sorry for the Bedford Lady Bisons. Coach Jeff Thomas certainly wasn’t hanging his head on Monday at the PIAA girls soccer semifinals after witnessing the team’s only loss. He was already looking forward to next season, when Bedford will be expected to ...

Undefeated Bedford advances to semis

By Dave Mackall For the Mirror GREENSBURG — Two high-scoring teams, Bedford and Waynesburg Central, waged a defensive battle in the PIAA Class 2A girls soccer playoffs on Saturday at Hempfield High School. It took just one goal to determine a winner, the second consecutive time that ...

Win puts Lady Bisons into quarters

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com LOYSBURG — The undefeated Bedford Area High School girls soccer team works on all aspects of its game during practice, and no area gets more attention than passing the ball. That became evident Tuesday night, when Bedford senior striker ...

Lady Tigers find out why Moon shines in WPIAL

By Dave Mackall For the Mirror ALLISON PARK — Where the WPIAL is concerned, winning consecutive District 6 titles hasn’t carried much weight for the Hollidaysburg girls soccer team. It’s been one and out for the Golden Tigers during the past two seasons at the PIAA ...

Montour defense tough on Tigers

By Dave Mackall For the Mirror ALLISON PARK — Hollidaysburg’s players took turns congratulating one another, even as the sting of a 3-0 loss to WPIAL champion Montour was setting in. This is a close-knit group. “It’s the best team chemistry we’ve had in my time here,” ...

Valiant Central runs out of time in 2OT

By Tom Reisenweber For the Mirror ERIE — The confidence was building throughout the match for Central. The longer the Lady Scarlet Dragons kept Mercyhurst Prep off the scoreboard, the more they believed they could pull off the upset. Central just ran out of steam in the second ...

Altoona knocked out by McDowell

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Altoona Area High School boys soccer team’s dream season is over. The Mountain Lions upended State College, 1-0, last Tuesday at Bald Eagle Area to capture their first District 6 championship since 2007, but the Lions’ stay in the PIAA state tournament was brief. ...

Lady Dragons unable to knock off unbeaten Bedford in championship game

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror Emily Martz drilled a shot from midfield to help rally her Bedford team to victory in the District 6 2A championship a year ago. The strong-legged senior, who kicks for the football team, found herself in a similar situation Thursday at Mansion Park in the ...

Everett falls in shootout

By Jim Lane For the Mirror There are tough losses, and this certainly was a tough loss. Everett’s hopes to repeat as District 6 Class 2A boys soccer champions came up short Thursday night when West Shamokin won a shootout, 3-2, at Mansion Park. The teams were tied, 2-2, after 80 ...

Hurd’s first-half goal lifts Hollidaysburg girls

When it comes to district championships, winning one is great, but winning two is even greater. That was the collective chant of the Hollidaysburg Area High School girls soccer team Wednesday night, after the Lady Tigers defended their District 6 Class 3A title with a hard-fought 1-0 victory ...

Tigers deliver title

Hollidaysburg started the District 6 3A championship game on fire, scoring twice in the first 7:46. Top-seeded Bellefonte did not go away, however. The Red Raiders battled back to tie the game 2-2, prompting a stern halftime talk from coach Craig Shale. “You can’t take things for ...

Altoona ends State College’s 6-year run

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror WINGATE — Altoona senior Michael Bartley shivered standing on the artificial turf as the temperature dipped to about 35 degrees on Tuesday night at Bald Eagle Area’s Alumni Stadium. The gold medal around his neck warmed his heart, though. “It’s ...

Lady Lions just miss on upset

By Ken Varner For the Mirror WINGATE — Entering Tuesday night’s District 6 Class 4A championship game with rival State College, the Altoona Area High School girls soccer team was looking to pick up the win and, in the process, dethrone last year’s champions. In what was quite a ...

Tigers returning to finals

By Jim Lane For the Mirror Craig Shale and the Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers got the rematch they wanted. It’ll be Hollidaysburg versus Bellefonte in the District 6 Class 3A boys soccer final Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Mansion Park. Shale’s Tigers, the No. 3 seed, took care of ...

Lady Tigers listening

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror HOLLIDAYSBURG — Throughout the Hollidaysburg girls soccer team’s preparation for its District 6 3A semifinal match, the coaching staff stressed starting strong and finishing plays. The Lady Tigers achieved both, scoring a goal 1:03 into the game and adding ...

Bellefonte blanks Bearcats in 3A semifinals

WINGATE — All season, Bellefonte has relied on the strength of its defense, and Monday night’s District 6 Class 3A semifinal match was no exception. The Red Raiders’ defense pitched its fifth shutout of the season to drop the Huntingdon Bearcats, 1-0. “We did what we wanted to ...

Warriors relieved with win

EVERETT — Once the playoffs kick into high gear, sometimes all it takes is for a good team to lose its focus a little bit to get upset. According to Everett coach Brad Zembower, his team really wasn’t as focused as he would have liked it to be in its District 6 Class 2A semifinal match ...

Bedford girls continue their impressive season

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com BEDFORD — The unbeaten Bedford Area High School girls soccer team will return to the District 6 Class 2A championship game Thursday and attempt to defend the title it won there last season. Bedford coach Jeff Thomas maintains that it is an ...

Central catches fire in nick of time

Special to the Mirror The first half of Monday’s District 6 Class 2A semifinal appeared to be a continuation of Central’s inability to capitalize on its prime opportunities. Last week, the No. 2 seeded Scarlet Dragons did not score until there was 2:51 left in the game despite dominating ...

Windber brings an end to Lady Panthers’ year

By Christina Dunmyer For the Mirror DAVIDSVILLE — Northern Bedford had no answer for Windber’s offense Monday in a 7-0 loss in the District 5 1A girls soccer semifinal playoffs. With the win, the Lady Ramblers earn a berth in Wednesday’s championship game for a second consecutive ...