Soccer

Kendziora helps Hollidaysburg blank Latrobe

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Rita Kendziora scored two goals in the second half as Hollidaysburg beat Latrobe, 3-0, in high school girls soccer action on Saturday at Tiger Stadium. Megan Cutshall got the shutout in goal as the Lady Tigers improved to 3-1. SCORE BY HALVES Latrobe 0 0 — ...

Blair Christian Prevails

VINTONDALE — Landon Barnes and Ethan Carn combined in goal for an 11-0 shutout of Cambria County Christain Friday evening. Jarrett Ebersole scored twice for Blair County Christian. Sarah McCoy netted three goals and two assists for the Lady Bobcats as they scored eight goals in the first ...

Berardinelli’s goal lifts Mountain Lions

No matter the sport or time of year, an Altoona-Hollidaysburg matchup is usually entertaining. The boys soccer teams of the Blair County high schools hooked up on the Mansion Park turf Thursday night, and overtime was needed before a decision was reached. Altoona’s Alex Berardinelli ...

Negley, Black fuel Lady Dragons’ rout

PHILIPSBURG — Ashley Negley and Averey Black each netted three goals for Central as the Lady Dragons shut out Philipsburg-Osceola, 10-0, in high school girls soccer Thursday afternoon. Alana Padula also scored twice and registered an assist for Central. SCORE BY HALVES Central 5 5 — ...

Golden Eagles get hat trick from Pearson

CLEARFIELD — Andrew Pearson had a hat trick, and Corey Johnston scored a goal and had two assists as Tyrone topped Clearfield, 5-2, in high school boys soccer on Thursday. SCORE BY HALVES Tyrone 3 2 — 5 Clearfield 1 1 — 2 First half: C—Shaw (unassisted), :07; T—Johnston ...

Bell, Kendziora both have big night

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Alyssa Bell and Rita Kendziora each scored two goals to lead the Hollidaysburg girls soccer team to a 5-2 win over Conemaugh Township Wednesday night in high school action. Paige Woods added two assists for the Lady Tigers (2-1). SCORE BY HALVES Conemaugh Township 0 2 ...

Thomas leads Bedford to win

BEDFORD — Amber Thomas had a goal and an assist as Bedford shut out Penn Cambria, 4-0, Tuesday afternoon in high school girls soccer action. Lindsay Mowry recorded six saves while picking up the shutout. SCORE BY HALVES Penn Cambria 0 0 — 0 Bedford 3 1 — 4 First half: ...

Berardinelli, Kravetz pace Altoona boys in opener

UNIONTOWN — Alex Berardinelli and Austin Kravetz each netted two goals as Altoona won its season opener over Laurel Highlands, 5-4, in high school boys soccer Saturday afternoon. Kolby Livingston scored twice in the loss for the Mustangs as they fell to 1-1. Berardinelli, Zach Kowalski, ...

Bedford, Hollidaysburg looking to three-peat

From Mirror reports Hollidaysburg and Bedford are two-time defending District 6 champions. The Lady Tigers took home the 4A title, while the Lady Bisons hoisted the 2A hardware. Bedford advanced all the way to the PIAA state semifinals before losing its first game of the season. Back from ...

Looking to repeat

From Mirror reports Altoona and Hollidaysburg both claimed District 6 championships in their respective classifications last year. In order to duplicate their success from a year ago, each team will rely on six returning starters to set the pace. The difference between the two programs is ...

BCC girls defeat Grace Prep

STATE COLLEGE — Madison Snyder scored twice, and Sarah McCoy had two assists to lead Blair County Christian over Grace Prep Friday afternoon in high school girls soccer action to win its’ opener. In boys action, Hudson Dull assisted on a Davis Dull goal as Blair County Christian played ...

Coach hoping to build Tyrone junior high boys soccer

Last fall, the Tyrone Area Junior High School boys soccer program was forced to cancel its season because of a lack of numbers. Eric Oliver, the program’s new coach hired in May, is determined not to let that happen again. Oliver wants to get the word out to seventh and eighth-graders in ...

Messi, Argentina suffer crucial loss

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia — Lionel Messi’s frustrating international career may be coming to an early and anti-climactic finish after Argentina’s worst loss in World Cup group play in 60 years. With Diego Maradona watching from the stands, the 2014 runners-up were routed by Croatia, 3-0, ...

Nominations sought for Mirror awards

The Mirror is seeking nominations for special awards to be presented at its 13th annual Athlete of the Year banquet on Monday, May 21. Area high schools are invited to submit nominations for the Ron Rickens Sportsmanship Awards, the Dean Rossi Leadership Award and the Erin (Johnson) Kelly ...

Year of the championship

More than perhaps any other year in recent memory, the calendar year 2017 brought something special for just about every sports fan in the Altoona Mirrorás readership area. Name the sport, and there was a corresponding honor or accolade for an athletic team or individual. Penn State ...

2017 in review

JANUARY n The Penn State football team loses a heartbreaker in the Rose Bowl, 52-49, to USC on a last-second 46-yard field goal. n Penn State’s Chris Godwin and Garrett Sickels announce they will leave early for the NFL Draft. Teammate Marcus Allen announces he will return for his senior ...

2017 Mirror girls soccer all-stars

FIRST TEAM Kelly Bassett, soph., striker, Cambria Heights: Had 21 goals and one assist for the 7-10-1 Lady Highlanders Meghan Flaugh, sr., defender, Central: Mirror honorable mention as a junior … Helped the team earn nine shutouts while only allowing 18 goals in 22 games … Helped team ...

2017 Mirror boys soccer all-stars

FIRST TEAM Michael Bartley, sr., defender, Altoona: Two-time Mirror first-team all-star … Scored six goals and had four assists … Led the defense to a 4-hour, 4-minute scoreless streak, 11 shutouts and a 0.73 goals-against average … Helped the Lions win the District 6 4A ...

Bedford girls, Altoona boys highlight season

As the curtain closes on an incredibly exciting scholastic soccer year, fans were treated to some tremendous high school games, and several teams exceeded all expectations. n The most memorable may be the season put together by the Bedford girls. Not only did they grab their second ...

Lady Bisons determined to duplicate 2017 success

ALLISON PARK — Don’t feel sorry for the Bedford Lady Bisons. Coach Jeff Thomas certainly wasn’t hanging his head on Monday at the PIAA girls soccer semifinals after witnessing the team’s only loss. He was already looking forward to next season, when Bedford will be expected to ...