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Soccer

Szapala keys win for Devils

EBENSBURG — Led by 31 assists and seven service points from Kiersten Szapala, Central Cambria won its season opener, 25-14, 25-17, 25-18 over visiting Bedford in high school girls volleyball action Wednesday night. Maggie Kudlawiec had 16 digs, Cass Bezek compiled 12 digs, Liz Bopp had 14 ...

Bedford tops Penn Cambria

CRESSON — Grace Sarver assisted on four first-half goals to help Bedford knock off Penn Cambria, 6-2, in the opener for both teams in high school girls soccer action on Tuesday. Goal scorers for Bedford were Katelyn Shaffer, Juliana Taylor, Lizzy Martz, Kiley Horne, Taylor Downs and Robyn ...

Golden Eagles open with win over P-O

TYRONE — Mason Thomas and Corey Johnston scored goals, and Alex Roberts recorded a shutout as Tyrone downed Philipsburg-Osceola, 2-0, in high school boys soccer action on Tuesday. The Golden Eagles outshot P-O, 13-3. SCORE BY HALVES Philipsburg-Osceola 0 0 — 0 Tyrone 2 0 — ...

Caldwell cards 38 for PC

EBENSBURG — Penn Cambria’s Gregory Caldwell earned medalist honors by carding a 38 to help the Panthers top Forest Hills, 218-234, and Bishop Carroll, 218-267, in high school golf Tuesday at Ebensburg Country Club. Dino Menie posted the Huskies’ best score with a 46, and Liz Zajdel ...

Reliving the scholastic year’s best moments

The 2018-2019 scholastic sports season has come to a close, and plenty of memories made in communities across the Mirror’s coverage area will live on forever. Selecting just the top 10 moments was challenging, as seven PIAA state champions made the list, but none of those earned the top ...

Bartlett takes on Tyrone soccer job

Alex Bartlett is a physical education teacher at Tyrone Area Elementary School. The May 2018 graduate of Penn State University is also the soccer program director at the Northern Blair Recreation Center. Just 22 years old, the 2014 Bellwood-Antis graduate has added another title to his ...

College signing: Alana Padula: Carlow soccer

Name: Alana Padula High school: Central Hometown: Martinsburg Sport: Soccer Position: Everywhere but goalie College choice: Carlow University Other colleges considered: UPJ Why I picked Carlow: “I love the Pittsburgh area. The coach was the main reason. He won coach of the year ...

2018 Mirror girls soccer all-stars

FIRST TEAM Kelly Bassett, jr., forward, Cambria Heights: Two-time Mirror first-team all-star ... A team captain who collected 17 goals and four assists for the 7-7 Lady Highlanders ... Had 21 goals and one assist as a sophomore Alyssa Bell, soph., forward, Hollidaysburg: Scored 17 goals ...

2018 Mirror boys soccer all-stars

FIRST TEAM Alex Berardinelli, jr., forward, Altoona: Three-time Mirror first-team all-star ... Led Mountain Lions with 22 goals and assisted on three others ... Had 12 goals and nine assists as a freshman and 13 goals and three assists as a sophomore ... Helped lead Altoona to the District ...

Bedford makes history with title

HERSHEY — Leading up to Saturday, Bedford’s Amber Thomas had scored 144 goals in her high school soccer career. The midfielder scored in a variety of ways in all sorts of situations with many different things on the line. Though all the goals helped, whether long term in building the ...

Bedford girls heading to state finals for first time

SOMERSET — Somehow, the chill wasn’t so bad. On a night when snow and wind made for a miserable setting at Somerset High School, the Bedford Bisons remained hot. Bedford and South Park played a classic in freezing ...

Golden Tigers will travel again

The Hollidaysburg high school football team will continue its tour of Pennsylvania with another long road trip Friday night. The Golden Tigers, who defeated Oil City 33-22 in Franklin last week, will play District 2 champion Wallenpaupack in the PIAA Class 5A first round at Danville High ...

Thomas gets Bedford girls into semifinals

MARS — A year ago, Bedford was eliminated from the PIAA Class 2A girls soccer playoffs by Mercyhurst Prep. On Saturday, the Bisons returned the favor. Amber Thomas’ second goal of the game proved the winner for Bedford in a 2-1 overtime victory over Mercyhurst Prep in a ...

Lady Bisons moving on

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com WINDBER — The Bedford girls soccer team seemed to be in complete control of Tuesday’s PIAA Class 2A first-round game against Hopewell through one half. Then the Lady Vikings’ Raychel Speicher got to a loose ball and fired it past Bedford ...

WPIAL knocks out Lady Tigers again

By Dave Mackall For the Mirror IRWIN — Three District 6 championships in a row, three first-round exits from the PIAA playoffs. Hollidaysburg, attempting to make a statement for District 6 girls soccer in Class 3A, again failed to take the next step Tuesday night, losing to ...

Shady Side defense ends Bisons’ season

MOON TOWNSHIP —With enough pressure, eventually, something will break. After holding off Shady Side Academy’s constant attack Tuesday night, Bedford’s defense finally cracked late in the second half and the Indians held on for a 1-0 win at Moon Area High School’s Tiger Stadium to open ...

Trip and kick does the trick

WINDBER — With 30 seconds remaining in the game, a Somerset defender was called for a trip inside the goalie box, awarding Bedford a penalty kick. Bedford senior Amber Thomas took the kick, and put a kick into the top left corner of the net in what would prove to be the game-winning ...