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Soccer

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 ...

Lady Devils fall to D3 champion

MECHANICSBURG — Central Cambria was on the verge of seeing its volleyball season end on a quiet note Tuesday, with the Red Devils facing a large deficit in a match that showed little sign of turning around. Then, improbably and abruptly, the Red Devils turned a match whose outcome was ...

Volleyball, soccer, football playoff sites announced

The four remaining high school girls volleyball teams and six area soccer teams learned where they will be playing when the first round of the PIAA playoffs begin on Tuesday. District 6 Class 1A girls volleyball champion Northern Cambria will begin its quest to repeat as PIAA champion when it ...

Bedford savors another title

Winning a district title once is an accomplishment by itself, but to do it four years in a row is extraordinary. That’s exactly what the No. 2 seed Bedford girls soccer team has done after shutting out top seed Bald Eagle Area, 3-0, in the District 5-6 Class 2A championship on Saturday at ...

Altoona boys move to PIAAs

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Altoona Area High School boys soccer team is moving on to the PIAA Class 4A state tournament. The Mountain Lions parlayed goals from Alex Berardinelli and Austin Kravetz and a suffocating defense, led by keeper Brady Freiwald, into a 2-0 victory over McDowell in a ...

Lady Lions fall short in bid to keep season alive

HOLLIDAYSBURG — When the Altoona and McDowell girls soccer teams met on the pitch Saturday morning at Hollidaysburg’s Tiger Stadium, the match had the makings of one that would be won on whichever team was able to execute at just the right time. Unfortunately, for the Lady Lions, that ...

Juniata edges Bearcats

Huntingdon boys soccer coach Phil Hawkins struggled to hold back tears when addressing his team during his postgame meeting Saturday night at Mansion Park. “My seniors I’ve been coaching since they’ve been 4,” he said. “It’s tough to let them go, really tough. I love them like ...

Warriors’ season comes to an end

WINDBER — After leading 1-0 nearly the entire match, Everett was in good shape to coast to a victory in the District 5 Class 1A boys soccer championship on Friday night. However, Somerset’s Elijah Armstrong tied the game at 1-1 with 1:43 left in regulation. Then, in double overtime, Isaac ...

Tigers hold on, advance

DUBOIS — The Bradford Lady Owls were the better team for nearly 65 minutes of game action on Wednesday night. They outchanced Hollidaysburg, limited scoring opportunities the other way and, most importantly, outscored their opponent 3-1 in that span. But a sluggish start in which Bradford ...