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Area teams might have bigger influence this postseason

February 13, 2012 The last three years haven’t exactly been much of anything to write home about for high school basketball teams in the Altoona Mirror coverage area. more »»

Smaller Eagles will be remembered for their big heart

December 18, 2011 HERSHEY — In the movies, the underdog usually wins. It’s rare that the Hollywood ending plays out in real life. Such was the case for the Tyrone Area High School football team on Saturday. more »»

Tyrone tops Quips, heads to PIAA final

December 10, 2011 The Tyrone Golden Eagles are headed to Hershey. Tyrone punched its ticket to the PIAA Class AA championship game by beating Aliquippa, 20-19, Saturday afternoon at Mansion Park. more »»

NCAA still doesn’t pass the test

October 28, 2011 For someone that represents a body of schools of higher learning, the NCAA sure has trouble earning a passing grad. more »»

H.S. football about to get real interesting

October 6, 2011 As hard as it might be to believe, the 2011 high school football regular season is half over. That means it’s fair to take a glance at how the playoffs are shaping up in District 6 and District 5. more »»

BG junior high won’t play this season

August 23, 2011 If you are looking for the Bishop Guilfoyle junior high football schedule in the Mirror’s football tabloid that comes out next Tuesday, don’t bother. There isn’t one. more »»

Bolden's looming decision will have wide-ranging impact on PSU program

April 16, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK -- The Blue's rain-shortened 10-0 win over the White Saturday afternoon at Beaver Stadium officially concluded Penn State's spring practice session. Now the real work begin. more »»

Loss doesn’t detract from another Moschella gem

March 27, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — After his traditionally short postgame comments to his team, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic high school girls basketball coach Mark Moschella emerged to speak to the media with the... more »»

Winning comes naturally for BG girls

March 24, 2011 LORETTO — Have you ever been to a vacation spot a couple of times? Slowly, you discover the hidden hot spots, the secluded restaurants, the best places to relax about which first-tim... more »»

Time to give officials a break

November 26, 2010 Bellwood-Antis fans are still fit to be tied about the errant loss of down in the District 6 Class A high school football quarterfinals two weeks ago. They have every right to be upset. more »»

Time to watch the scoreboard

October 15, 2010 There’s scoreboard watching in every professional sport and, but, at this time of year, there’s plenty in high school football, to. more »»

Class A teams especially strong in ’10

October 8, 2010 Besides being undefeated Class A football teams in the Altoona Mirror coverage area, what do Juniata Valley, Northern Bedford and Portage have in common? None of the three have cracked the Mirror’s... more »»

Expansion in the air for LHAC

October 1, 2010 Following the lead of some of its college counterparts, the Laurel Highlands Conference is again testing the waters of expansion. more »»

Many caught up in wrong numbers

September 24, 2010 Surf the Penn State football message boards, and you’ll find that fans are in a tizzy because the Nittany Lions only have four commitments for their 2011 recruiting class. It’s a legitimate concern. more »»

Lions trying to put Alabama loss in past

September 19, 2010 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s seasons typically are measured by how the Nittany Lions fare against the Michigans, Pitts, Nebraskas, Notre Dames, Ohio States and Alabamas of the college football... more »»

Ridge puts it all on the line now

September 17, 2010 There are 10 undefeated high school football teams left in the Mirror coverage area. Chestnut Ridge might be one of the least likely of them. more »»

District 6 playoff formats take shape

September 10, 2010 District 6 is in a subregional set-up with District 9 for Class AAA football this year, but each of those districts still will crown their own champion. more »»

Offseason did P-O no favors

September 3, 2010 The first week of high school football season is always an upbeat time for teams. more »»

East West organizers face new challenges

March 30, 2010 This will be the 10th year for the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association East West All-Star game at Mansion Park, but, at Monday afternoon’s Blair County Convention Center to tout thi... more »»

BG continues to set bar high for District 6

March 28, 2010 UNIVERSITY PARK — Saturday afternoon was the pinnacle for District 6 girls basketbal. more »»

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