Soccer

Warriors, Tigers looking to repeat

Everett and Hollidaysburg were the lone area teams to capture district titles last season. The Warriors came out on top with the District 5-6 Class 2A crown, while the Golden Tigers took home the Class 3A title. Everett brings back six starters from last year, while Hollidaysburg has five ...

Tigers, Bisons are loaded with experience

By Nate Ritchey nritchey@altoonamirror.com The 2016 high school girls soccer season was a strong one for area teams as three claimed district titles and advanced to the state playoffs. A new year brings about new chances and the Hollidaysburg girls seem ready to repeat as District Class ...

Routch building strong resume

Hollidaysburg’s Sydney Routch has been playing soccer since the age of 4, and her perseverance in playing the game has led to a lifetime opportunity very few players will ever have the chance to realize. Routch, a senior on the Hollidaysburg Area High School girls soccer squad, has played ...

2016 Mirror girls soccer all-stars

FIRST TEAM Autumn Adams, sr., Moshannon Valley: Midfielder ... Three-time Mirror first-team all-star and honorable mention as a freshman ... Team MVP who scored 20 goals and assisted on two others ... Scored the game-winning goal in overtime in a 2-1 win over Everett ... The Damsels went ...

2016 Mirror boys soccer all-stars

FIRST TEAM Corey Amick, sr., Chestnut Ridge: Midfielder/forward ... Had six goals and four assists for the Lions in 17 games ... Ridge finished 7-10. Michael Bartley, jr., Altoona: Central defender ... Was key component in Mountain Lions’ defense, posting seven shutout victories ... ...

BG girls enjoy more success

After working through its toughest regular season in four years, the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School girls soccer squad pulled its experienced team together at playoff time to win a third District 6 Class 1A title. The Marauders, who started nine seniors, jumped on long-time Laurel ...

BG loses game of inches

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com HOLLIDAYSBURG — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic has experienced plenty of success in high school girls soccer over the past half decade but hasn’t been able to get over the hump when it comes to the PIAA playoffs. Tuesday night at Tiger Stadium, ...

Tigers valiant in elimination game

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com His Hollidaysburg Area High School boys soccer team had just come out on the short end of a 2-1 score against WPIAL runner-up Mars High School in a PIAA Class 3A first-round playoff game at Mansion Park Tuesday night. But in the eyes of Golden ...

Montour downs Lady Tigers

A week ago, the Hollidaysburg Lady Tigers were celebrating their first District 6 soccer championship in nine years. Today, they’re putting their equipment away and thinking about next season. WPIAL runner-up Montour ushered Hollidaysburg to the sidelines Tuesday, blanking the Lady ...

Bedford’s big season derailed by Bubblers

LOYSBURG — Entering the PIAA Class 2A state playoffs at 20-0, the Bedford girls soccer team has had no problem scoring goals throughout its season. It was a game of missed opportunities for the Lady Bisons, however, as they failed to convert on numerous first-half scoring chances Tuesday ...

Bobcats oust Everett boys

LOYSBURG — Beaver had to travel 2 1/2 hours to Northern Bedford High School from Beaver County for its first-round PIAA Class 2A boys playoff soccer game against Everett on Tuesday. The trip didn’t seem to bother the Bobcats any, though, as they scored a goal 2:48 into the game, and three ...

Everett boys claim first district crown

The Everett boys soccer team entered the District 6 Class 2A playoffs as the No. 1 seed, but the Warriors had no previous history of postseason success. Everett had never won a playoff game, let alone a district championship. The team changed all that in the span of a week. The Warriors won ...

Long goal sparks Bedford girls to title

Thanks to one of the most unlikely goals you’ll ever see, the Bedford girls reign as the District 6 Class 2A soccer champions today. Junior defender Emily Martz drilled a shot from beyond midfield less than 30 seconds into the second half, sparking Bedford to a 3-2 victory over Juniata in ...

Determined Lady Tigers blank ’Cats

Hollidaysburg’s Sydney Routch was getting frustrated after missing on one opportunity after another in the first half of the District 6 Class 3A girls soccer championship game. The junior forward stuck with it, though, and finally got one past Huntingdon keeper Katie Shultz with 2:19 ...

Tigers reach summit

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com The nine seniors on Hollidaysburg Area High School’s boys soccer team have been playing the sport together for the last half-decade. And, thanks to the Golden Tigers’ spirited second-half surge in Wednesday night’s District 6 Class 3A ...

Yingling helps Marauders to third title

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Paul (Herk) Yingling was an outstanding goalkeeper at Altoona Area High School in the late 1980s. He never won a District 6 championship, though. Fast forward to 2016. Yingling’s daughter, Devyn, is the goalkeeper for Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic. She’s won three District 6 ...

State College still showing its D6 dominance

WINGATE — The Altoona boys soccer team defeated State College in a regular-reason match just a couple of weeks ago, and first-year coach Dave McCarter thought that was a huge mental hurdle for his team to overcome. Afterall, the Mountain Lions had not defeated the Little Lions since ...

State too much for Altoona

WINGATE — Nothing worked out for the Altoona girls soccer team during its 2-0 loss to State College in the District 6 Class 4A championship game on Tuesday night at Bald Eagle Area High School. The Mountain Lions turned defensive and fought the nine-time D6 champs through a perilous — but ...

No. 2 seed Dragons upset in semifinals

The Central girls soccer team couldn’t have asked for a better start in its District 6 2A semifinal game. Second-seeded Central jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a pair of goals in the opening 12:40 against Juniata and looked well on its way to advancing. The rest of the game didn’t go as ...

Bedford advances on Thomas’ hat trick

For the Mirror HOLLIDAYSBURG — Halfway through the second half of the District 6 2A girls soccer semifinal game, Bedford’s Amber Thomas weaved the ball around Richland defenders in front of the goal with ease. “I felt them going real hard this way, so I kept cutting back. They just ...