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Soccer

Black keys Central’s victory

BELLEFONTE — Averey Black’s unassisted goal in the second half lifted Central to a 1-0 win over Bellefonte in high school girls soccer action on Thursday. Keeper Kat Longenecker had seven saves in recording the shutout. SCORE BY HALVES Central 0 1 — 1 Bellefonte 0 0 — ...

Heights shuts out Johnstown

PATTON — Seth Conaway scored four goals, and Nate McCombie had two goals and two assists to help Cambria Heights romp over Johnstown, 14-0, in high school boys soccer on Thursday. George Campbell added two goals for Heights, now 2-0. Keeper Mason St. Clair had the shutout. SCORE BY ...

Sarver’s hat trick sparks Altoona to win over rivals

HOLLIDAYSBURG --- For openers, the Altoona Area High School girls soccer team enjoyed a good night Wednesday. With junior forward Morgan Sarver scoring a hat trick and assisting on another goal, Altoona parlayed a solid all-around team performance into a 6-1 victory over Hollidaysburg at ...

Farabaugh hat trick big for BG girls

SOMERSET — Lainey Farabaugh scored all three goals, including the game-winner in the second half as Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic edged Somerset, 4-3, in high school girls soccer Wednesday. Her unassisted goal in the second half provided the victory. The win improved BG, tied 2-2 at halftime, ...

Big second half lifts Hollidaysburg to victory

DUBOIS — Hollidayburg exploded for four second-half goals to rout DuBois, 7-2, in high school boys soccer action on Tuesday. Braden Callahan led the scoring with three goals and an assist, Shushant Dahal had two goals and two assists, and Eric Arbogast and Atticus Imhoff each added one goal ...

Farabaugh goes off for Lady Marauders

EBENSBURG — Lainey Farabaugh scored four goals, and Rachel Nosek had two goals and an assist to lead Bishop Guilfoyle to a 6-2 victory over Central Cambria in girls soccer action Monday. Daniela Scipioni had three assists for the Lady Marauders. SCORE BY HALVES Bishop Guilfoyle 2 4 — ...

3 area boys soccer teams coming off championships

Last year was a banner season for many teams in the Altoona Mirror’s high school boys soccer coverage area, and there’s plenty of talent returning this year to believe many of those squads could repeat their success. Altoona is coming off a District 6 Class 4A title and hoping to win ...

Lady Lions, Tigers have high hopes this year

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Altoona and Hollidaysburg both return several key players from District 6 high school girls soccer championship teams and hope to bring gold back to Blair County again in 2020. The Lady Lions are coming off their first-ever championship, a 2-1 ...

Playing sports ultimately family choice

One of the most frustrating things in life can be inconsistency. People don’t like being told they can’t do something when they can see someone else just as qualified getting that same opportunity. So, imagine the frustration of a high school golfer or girls tennis player if the PIAA ...

2019 Mirror girls soccer all-stars

FIRST TEAM Summer Adams, sr., forward/midfielder, Moshannon Valley: Helped Damsels earn a 12-9 record and finish runner-up in District 6 Class 1A ... Mirror honorable mention as a junior Audrianna Barnes, sr., forward, Chestnut Ridge: Led team again with 15 goals and 11 assists this year ...

2019 Mirror boys soccer all-stars

FIRST TEAM Alex Berardinelli, sr., midfielder/forward, Altoona: Four-time Mirror first-team all-star ... Finished the season with 16 goals and 13 assists for the 17-3-1 Mountain Lions, who won the District 6 Class 4A championship ... Ended his career with 63 goals and 28 assists Joey ...

Several local teams enjoy historic year

The 2019 scholastic soccer season went a long way in proving that area soccer teams can compete with nearly all programs in the state. Numerous teams had extremely strong seasons, but several teams in the region had record-setting years. n The Altoona Area High School boys squad completed a ...

Mountain League announces all-stars

The Mountain League recently released its 2019 high school football all-star team, which had three players from Huntingdon and one each from Tyrone and Central on the first team. Making it for Huntingdon were Andrew Miller (receiver-defensive back), Isaiah Reed (defensive end) and Derrick ...

Opportunities go by the wayside for Lady Bisons

BRIDGEVILLE — The chances were there. The goals weren’t. Bedford’s girls soccer team saw its quest for a second straight PIAA Class 2A title end Saturday afternoon in a 1-0 quarterfinal loss to Villa Maria at Chartiers Valley High School. “We just didn’t finish. We had our ...

The end of the road: Lady Tigers come up short in state opener

The Hollidaysburg girls huddled in a circle around coach Dave Soellner and the rest of the staff under the dimly-lit visitor bleachers at Mansion Park. There were tears, and speeches, and well-wishes for the future. Such was the case after the Lady Tigers lost the last game of the year, a 2-1 ...

Tigers defeated in a flash

The West Allegheny Indians came out fast and aggressive against Hollidaysburg in the first round of the PIAA 3A state playoffs and looked like they might run the Golden Tigers out of the stadium. Hollidaysburg survived the initial onslaught unscathed and answered with three straight goals, ...

Memorable year over for Altoona

HOLLIDAYSBURG — One of the best seasons in Altoona Area High School boys soccer history came to an end Tuesday night. WPIAL runner-up Mount Lebanon pushed across two goals in the final 15 minutes and defeated the Mountain Lions, 3-1, in a PIAA Class 4A round of 16 match at Tiger ...

BC coach finds positive in defeat

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Bishop Carroll Catholic boys soccer coach David Paronish was upbeat Tuesday night, despite seeing his Huskies season come to an end. It took just two goals in matter of a minute in the first half before Winchester Thurston ended up routing BC, 7-0, in the PIAA Class 1A first ...

Taracatac, Mowry clutch for Lady Bisons

SOMERSET — Bedford’s goal differential against its girls soccer opponents was out of sight before the defending PIAA-champion Bison entered into the 2019 Class 2A playoffs on Tuesday. Like 145-4 out of sight. Despite all those lopsided shutouts — Bedford blanked 16 of 19 foes with ...

Lady Colts rally after first game

SIDMAN — Northern Cambria overcame a rough patch and eked out a 3-1 victory against Fort Cherry in a PIAA Class 1A girls’ volleyball match at Forest Hills High School. The Lady Colts, who won by the match scores of 21-25, 25-16, 25-14, 26-24, raised its record to 20-1. “Any time you ...