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Soccer

Tigers take two titles: Boys avenge last year’s loss

LORETTO — Hollidaysburg boys soccer coach Craig Shale thought that last year’s District 6 Class 3A championship against Tyrone was one that got away. “We let it slip last year,” he said. What a difference a year makes. This time, the Golden Tigers didn’t let the opportunity get ...

Hollidaysburg takes two titles: Girls claim fourth straight

LORETTO — The beat keeps going on for the Hollidaysburg Area High School girls soccer program in District 6 Class 3A championship games. With junior Rita Kendziora scoring two goals, junior Alyssa Bell getting one goal and two assists, and junior Catrina Sciarrino and sophomore Lizzie ...

Lady Bisons stay alive

As the sun set over Mansion Park, and the later it got into Monday night’s District 5-6 Class 2A semifinal, it looked as though the sun might also be setting on Bedford’s undefeated season and its bid to defend the Class 2A state title. The Lady Bisons only held a 1-0 lead at halftime ...

Bearcats move into final

Thanks to a big night from the Buonaccorsi brothers, the Huntingdon Bearcats are in the District 6 Class 2A boys soccer finals. The Buonaccorsis, senior Andrew and sophomore James, each scored a pair of goals Monday as Huntingdon blanked Penn Cambria, 4-0, in a semifinal test at Mansion ...

Golden opportunity: Sophomore leads BC to playoff victory

Thursday turned out to be a golden night for the Bishop Carroll Catholic boys soccer team. Sophomore Tim Golden scored a pair of second-half goals to help Huskies knock off Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy 3-0 in the District 6 1A semifinals at Mansion Park. Top-seed Bishop Carroll will go ...

Guilfoyle runs out of energy in Rd. 2

PHILIPSBURG — The third-seeded Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic girls soccer team pressed and pressed and pressed offensively in the first half of its District 6 Class A playoff game against second-seeded West Branch. The Lady Marauders, however, couldn’t score, were down by two after the first ...

Damsels delight in victory

JOHNSTOWN — It seemed like the ball would never get out of the Moshannon Valley Damsels defensive zone to start the first half for 20 minutes. Once the second half started, one corner kick changed everything, and an upset was secured. Thanks to that shot from senior utility player Summer ...

Speedy Warriors advance to final

EVERETT — It didn’t take Everett long to use its speed to its advantage in the Warriors match against Chestnut Ridge. Second-seeded Everett found the back of the net less than five minutes into the District 5 Class 2A semifinal, and tacked on an insurance goal later in the opening half in ...

Bedford girls move on

SOMERSET — Grace Sarver completed her hat trick seconds before the final whistle as Bedford eliminated Richland, 7-0, Thursday night in a District 5-6 Class 2A quarterfinal girls soccer match at Somerset High School. Sydney Taracatac tallied three assists for the Lady Bisons, who improved ...

Highlanders fall in shutout to WH

JOHNSTOWN — Sometimes, the other team just performs that much better. No. 1 Westmont Hilltop took control early and often in the second half as the Hilltoppers shut out No. 8 Cambria Heights, 6-0, Thursday night at Herlinger Field in the District 6 Class 2A quarterfinals. “We played ...

Defense propels Panthers past Devils

CRESSON — The Penn Cambria boys soccer team is built around its defense. The Panthers shut out their opponents nine times this season, and entering the District 6 Class 2A quarterfinals Wednesday at Mount Aloysius College, they looked to continue to assert their dominance on ...

Bearcats triumph

HUNTINGDON — Huntingdon gutted out a 1-0 victory over seventh-seeded Penns Valley for the 300th win in program history at Juniata College’s Gibbel Stadium Wednesday in the District 6 Class 2A boys soccer quarterfinals. The No. 2 Bearcats went up early on a goal from freshman Dylan ...

Amazing Grace: Callahan sparks Guilfoyle in playoff opener

Grace Callahan hasn’t scored a lot playing on defense for the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic girls’ soccer team this season. However, she nearly managed to match her career total in the span of just one night. The Lady Marauder junior netted two goals and had an assist as No. 3 seed BG ...

Balance key to MV victory

PHILIPSBURG — The fourth-seeded Moshannon Valley girls soccer team spread the goal-scoring around in its District 6 Class A quarterfinal against fifth-seeded Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy. The Damsels got four goals from four different players, including team captain Summer Adams, ...

Tiger boys soccer team falls short

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Drew Desort and Jacob Roach scored first-half goals for Hollidaysburg, which fell in the regular-season finale to State College, 3-2, Tuesday afternoon in boys high school soccer action at Tiger Stadium. Sam Marshall and Owen Hildebrand scored once each in the second half to ...

Lions, Tigers receive top seeds in districts

From Mirror reports Altoona Area and Hollidaysburg Area High Schools each had its boys and girls soccer teams earn No. 1 seeds for the upcoming District 6 playoffs. The Altoona boys and girls teams will each play second-seeded State College in the Class 4A championship games, scheduled for ...

BCC boys win ACAA championship again

MIFFLINTOWN — When Blair County Christian and Northumberland Christian met earlier this season, the Bobcats hung on for a one goal victory. Saturday’s Allegheny Christian Athletic Association championship match was more of the same, including the winner, as BCC won its second straight ...

BCC boys advance in tourney

MIFFLINTOWN — Aaron Winters netted the game-winning goal in the 78th minute to lift the Blair County Christian boys soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Juniata Mennonite in semifinal action at the Allegheny Christian Athletic Association Tournament on Friday. The Bobcats will look to defend ...

Sarver has huge night in Bedford victory

BEDFORD — Grace Sarver had four goals and two assists, and Lindsay Mowry recorded a shutout as Bedford topped Richland, 9-0, Thursday in girls high school soccer action. Sydney Taracatac had four assists, and Kiley Horne and Lizzy Martz each scored two goals for the Lady Bisons. SCORE BY ...

First-half goals enough for Carroll on road

JOHNSTOWN — Jackson Hudkins and Timmy Golden each scored a goal as Bishop Carroll defeated Bishop McCort, 2-1, Thursday night in boys high school soccer action. SCORE BY HALVES Bishop Carroll 2 0 — 2 Bishop McCort 0 1 — 1 First half: BC—Golden (unassisted); BC—Hudkins ...