Altoona tennis team wins on senior day

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The Altoona Area High School girls tennis team celebrated senior day with a 7-2 win over Tyrone on Friday at Mansion Park.

Altoona honored its seven seniors — Alese Rinker, Alyson Hollingsworth, Anastasia Slobodnik, Julia Whiting, Olivia Waksmonski, Maddie Kanouff and Jess Helsel.

Mya Crownover, Stevie Jones and Brooklynn Rupert won singles matches for the Lady Lions, and doubles winners were Rinker and Slobodnik, Hollingsworth and Emily Neil, Whiting and Sophia Caputo, and Waksmonski and Kanouff.

Tyrone’s Rachel Stricek and Olivia Reese won singles matches.

SINGLES: 1, Crownover, A, def. Irvin, 6-0, 6-0; 2, Jones, A, def. V. Reese, 3-6, 6-3, 10-4; 3, Rupert, A, def. Endress, 6-3, 5-7, 10-4; 4, Stricek, T, def. Eisel, 6-0, 7-5; 5, O. Reese, T, def. Holliday, 6-3, 7-5.

DOUBLES: 1, Rinker-Slobodnik, A, def. Irvin-Walk, 6-0, 6-3; 2, Hollingsworth-Neil, A, def. Bell-Rhodes, 6-0, 6-1; 3, Whiting-Caputo, A, def. McKinney-Dale, 6-0, 6-1; 4, Waksmonski-Kanouff, A, def. Butina-Dale, 6-4, 6-4..

Records: Tyrone (8-4); Altoona (13-3).

Blair boys now 12-0

BELLEFONTE — Davis Dull, Jonathan Hight and Micah Nicodemus each had two goals and one assist in helping the Blair County Christian boys soccer team improve to 12-0 with a 10-3 win over Centre County Christian.

Hudson Dull scored two goals, and Joel Nicodemus added three assists.


Blair County Christian 7 3 — 10

Centre County Christian 1 2 — 3

First half: BCC–Hight (M Nicodemus), 6th minute; CCC–White (Walker), 19th minute; BCC–M Nicodemus (Hight), 20th minute; BCC–Hight (Jo Nicodemus), 22nd minute; BCC–D Dull (C Snyder), 24th minute; BCC–D Dull (Jo Nicodemus), 29th minute; BCC–M Nicodemus (Jo Nicodemus), 31st minute; BCC–H Dull (Sease), 38th minute.

Second half: CCC–Gore (unassisted), 42nd minute; CCC–Walker (unassisted), 55th minute; BCC–H Dull (D Dull), 57th minute; BCC–Hollis (unassisted), 74th minute; BCC–Ja Nicodemus (Sease), 78th minute..

Records: Blair Christian (12-0).

Blair girls prevail

BELLEFONTE — Sarah McCoy and Madison Snyder each scored a goal to help the Blair County Christian girls soccer team beat Centre County Christian, 2-0.

Lydia Hileman recorded the shutout for Blair Christian with one save.


Blair County Christian 2 0 — 2

Centre County Christian 0 0 — 0

First half: BCC–McCoy (unassisted), 7th minute; BCC–M Snyder (unassisted), 14th minute

Second half: No scoring.

Records: Blair Christian (11-3); Centre County Christian (6-5).

Swogger a captain

LORETTO — Saint Francis women’s basketball named returning starters Sam Sabino, Karson Swogger and Haley Thomas as team captains for the 2019-20 season on Friday.

Swogger is a Bellwood-Antis High School graduate.

“I am happy to announce that Sam, Haley and Karson have been selected by their teammates to serve as captains this year,” new coach Keila Whittington said. “All three of them were key starters and contributors to the team last season. They are all first-year captains, and the team will count on them to lead by example throughout the season.”

Swogger is the only returning player to have started in all 33 games last season. She averaged 9.3 points, while leading the team with 2.9 assists per contest.

“I am honored to have been selected captain by my teammates,” Swogger said. “I look forward to leading by example both on and off the floor. We have a very special group of players that are all individually talented. As captains, Sam, Haley and myself are excited for the opportunity and responsibility to help mold all of us together as one and work towards bringing the NEC championship back to Loretto.”


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