Soccer

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 ...

Second-half goals lift Bedford past Juniata

BEDFORD — Patience would have to be a virtue if usually high-scoring Bedford was going to crack visiting Juniata’s smothering defense. Paradoxically, it was one of the youngest Lady Bisons — but one who has diligently waited for her opportunity — who made that patience pay ...

Maxwell’s hat trick saves Everett

Although she’s only a sophomore, Everett’s Kaitlyn Maxwell is a scoring machine on the soccer field. Maxwell scored a hat trick Thursday, including the game-winner in overtime, to lead the Lady Warriors to a 3-2 victory over Penns Valley in a District 6 Class 2A quarterfinal game at ...

Central slips past Ligonier Valley

Ashley Negley and her Central teammates peppered Ligonier Valley with shot after shot Thursday in the District 6 2A quarterfinals but for more than 77 minutes could not score. Negley finally put one in the back of the net with 2:51 to give the Lady Dragons a 1-0 win at Mansion Park. From ...

Penn Cambria gets its revenge

EBENSBURG — The third time proved to be the charm last night for the Penn Cambria girls soccer team. After two close losses to Central Cambria during the regular season, the Panthers notched the most important win of their season last night in Ebensburg. Penn Cambria earned their first ...

Lady Lions’ offense breaks out

The Altoona girls soccer team closed out the regular season playing solid soccer but struggled to finish plays, scoring just two goals in the final four games. The Lady Lions broke through just in time, finding the back of the net more than enough times for a 5-2 win over Mifflin County ...

Lady Lions’ offense breaks out

The Altoona girls soccer team closed out the regular season playing solid soccer but struggled to finish plays, scoring just two goals in the final four games. The Lady Lions broke through just in time, finding the back of the net more than enough times for a 5-2 win over Mifflin County ...

Hawn’s goal lifts Bearcats over rival Eagles

HUNTINGDON — Mountain League rivals met up again in a District 6 Class 3A boys soccer quarterfinal match at Detwiler Field Wednesday. Robby Hawn netted the lone goal of the night, and the Bearcats edged Tyrone, 1-0. The teams are very familiar with each other and have a history of playing ...

Hawn’s goal lifts Bearcats over rival Eagles

HUNTINGDON — Mountain League rivals met up again in a District 6 Class 3A boys soccer quarterfinal match at Detwiler Field Wednesday. Robby Hawn netted the lone goal of the night, and the Bearcats edged Tyrone, 1-0. The teams are very familiar with each other and have a history of playing ...

West Branch wins for shot at McCort

West Branch had the right mix — a veteran scorer and a first-year coach — and beat Cambria Heights, 1-0, on Wednesday night at Mansion Park to advance to the finals of the District 6 Class 1A girls soccer tournament. The Warriors will face top-seed Bishop McCort in the championship game ...

Everett romps

EVERETT — Junior midfielder Nathaniel Maxwell’s role on the Everett Area High School boys soccer team is that of a playmaker — somebody whose job is to take possession of the ball and make things happen with it. “As a midfielder, you really want to win balls, and try to play a central ...

AAHS boys rough up Mounties

PHILIPSBURG — Owen Kravetz and Alex Berardinelli each scored three goals as Altoona won at Philipsburg-Osceola, 8-0, Tuesday afternoon in high school boys soccer action. The Mountain Lions, who improved to 13-3-2, also got two assists from Jarod Marasco. SCORE BY HALVES Altoona 3 5 — ...