AAHS senior organizes benefit basketball game

Altoona Area High School senior basketball player Tyler Robinson has organized an alumni game against a team comprised of students.

The game, set for Saturday, April 13 at the Altoona Fieldhouse, is part of Robinson’s senior project — from which all proceeds and donations will go to the Brian Morden Foundation.

Among the list of players expected to participate are Doug West, the Mountain Lions’ head coach and 12-year NBA veteran, Bob Bradfield, Doug Pfeffer, Jesse Betar, Vince Nedimyer, Jason McGinnis, Anthony Lytle, Larry McAleer, Todd Little, Cory Gehret, Pat Nagle, Jimmy Luciano, Chris Buchanan, D.J. Patterson and Scott Colombo.

In addition, several local childhood cancer survivors and their families plan to attend, cheering on both alumni and students.

For more information, contact Robinson at tyrob41@hotmail.com.

To donate to the Brian Morden Foundation, please contact Dawn Morden at dbjmorden@brianmordenfoundation.org or 946-9369.

Bedford triumphs

BEDFORD — The Bedford boys tennis team improved to 6-1 with a 4-1 win over Windber in high school action.

The Bisons got singles wins from Johnny Imgrund and Luke Dague, along with doubles wins from the teams of Zach Kachman and Joey Windows, along with Lance Dague and Cole Hampton.

SINGLES: 1, Kozar, W, def. Beidle, 6-1, 6-0; Imgrund, B, def. Yoder, 6-2, 6-0; 3, Lu. Dague, T, def. Petrunak, 6-0, 6-2

DOUBLES: 1, Zachman-Windows, B, def. Floyd-Tomaselli, 6-0, 6-0; 2, La.Dague-Hampton, B, def. Hubof-Fisher, 6-0, 6-0

Records: Windber (0-2), Bedford (6-1)

Eagles swept

MIFFLINTOWN–The Tyrone boys tennis team dropped a decisive 5-0 match to Juniata in the Indians’ season-opener.

The Golden Eagles fell to 1-2, with top singles player Noah Irvin losing a 6-1, 6-0 match to Juniata’s Zach Hemond.

SINGLES: 1, Hemond, J, def. Irvin, 6-1, 6-0; 2, Lauver, J, def. Brooks, 6-3, 6-3; 3, Hazard, J, def. Orr, 6-3, 6-1.

DOUBLES: 1, Abram-Fitzgerald, J, def. Ahlert-Raabe,6-0, 6-1; 2, Hibbs-Mianulli, J, def. DelBaggio-Savino, 6-2, 6-1.

Records: Tyrone (1-2), Juniata (1-0).

LHAC honors

Bishop Guilfoyle’s Chris Drenning, Bishop Carroll’s Bob Gongloff and Chestnut Ridge’s Greg Lazor each added another accolade to the resume this post-season.

All three Mirror coverage area coaches were named as Laurel Highland Athletic Conference coaches of the year for boys basketball, girls basketball, and wrestling.

Nineteen area athletes across three sports were named as all-conference selections for the 2018-19 winter sports season.

In boys basketball, Mirror coverage athletes selected were Bedford’s Jace Growden, Bishop Carroll’s Carson Ertter, Bishop Guilfoyle’s Luke Ruggery, Cambria Heights’ Liam Wholaver, Central Cambria’s Tanner Melnyk and Chesnut Ridge’s Shane Felix.

Selections in girls basketball were Bedford’s Lindsay Shuke, Bishop Carroll’s Anna Haigh, Bishop Guilfoyle’s Leah Homan, Cambria Heights’ Chloe Weakland, Central Cambria’s McKenna Hayward, Chestnut Ridge’s Lydia Mock and Penn Cambria’s Makalyn Clapper.

Wrestling had five area selections, including Bedford’s Kaden Kassidy, Cambria Heights’ Seth Link, Central Cambria’s John Croft, Chestnut Ridge’s Jared McGill, and Penn Cambria’s Chase Proudfit.