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BG boys advance to LHAC final

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror Thanks in large part to 10 3-pointers, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic dropped 43 points on Bishop Carroll Catholic in the first half of their Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference semifinal game for an 11-point lead at the break. The Huskies turned it around, hounding ...

Clapper hits mid-court shot at buzzer for win

By Calem Illig For the Mirror EBENSBURG — Leading by one point with just three ticks remaining on the clock, the Central Cambria girls basketball team was on the verge of advancing to the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference championship taking place this Saturday. With her team down by ...

Conklin proposes legislation to change championship format

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror STATE COLLEGE — Pennsylvania’s high school sports playoffs and championships could be heading in a new direction, according to new legislation proposed by state representative Scott Conklin (D-Centre). “When you look at the inequity between the teams ...

2A field in need of finals success

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com It was a rough final night of the District 6 Class 2A Tournament for area wrestlers last season as they went a collective 0-for-8 in the finals. That figures to change in this year’s 27-team tournament at the Altoona Area High School Fieldhouse, ...

Carroll dials up 3-point shots in semifinals win

By Rob Longo For the Mirror SIDMAN — Some say that in basketball, you either live or die relying on the 3-point shot. In Thursday’s Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference semifinal, Bishop Carroll was thriving, as the Huskies hit 10 3-pointers en route to a 47-42 win over top-seeded ...

Altoona finishes regular season on high note

WILLIAMSPORT — Caranda Perea powered Altoona to a 71-34 win over Williamsport Thursday night in girls high school basketball action. Perea finished with 27 points and added six more blocks for the Lady Lions in their regular-season finale. Bridgid Fox had a double-double scoring 19 points ...

Wholaver, Heights nip Rangers in OT

PATTON — Liam Wholaver scored 31 points to lead Cambria Heights to a 67-62 overtime win over Forest Hills Thursday night in high school boys basketball action. The Highlanders (12-10), who were tied at 60-all going into the extra frame, also got 15 points from Nathan Lamb. Anthony Cecere ...

Glendale’s program has a chance for terrific weekend

The following is a list of how I see the District 6 2A Wrestling Tournament turning out this weekend. 106 POUNDS: Finalists: Suds Dubler, Glendale vs. Bryce Beatty, Mount Union. Champion: Dubler. Comment: Dubler becomes Glendale’s first District 6 champion in 18 years. 113 POUNDS: ...

Murray clutch in goal for Penguins

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The NHL’s most electric playmaker swooping in on him and his team’s one-goal lead very much in doubt, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray did something that’s kind of tough when Edmonton’s Connor McDavid has the puck dangling ...

Penn Cambria postion already posted

From Mirror reports Penn Cambria has been planning for John Franco’s departure for the past week. According to the school’s superintendent, William Marshall, the position of head football coach was posted on Feb. 5 internally, but Penn Cambria has yet to recieve any internal ...

Glendale gets three top seeds

Four area wrestlers, including three from Glendale, were named No. 1 seeds for the District 6 Class 2A Tournament at the seeding meeting on Tuesday night at the Tyrone Middle School. Glendale’s Suds Dubler (106), returning state runner-up Brock McMillen (126) and Cory Johnston (220) were ...

Girls roundup: Altoona rolls to 45-point win

The Altoona girls basketball team finished up at 12-4 in the Mid-Penn League Wednesday night, thanks to an 80-35 win over Chambersburg in high school action at the Fieldhouse. Bridgid Fox had 22 points and 14 rebounds while Caranda Perea added 21 points and six blocks. Olivia Hudson rounded it ...

Pirates optimistic as camp opens up

The Associated Press BRADENTON, Fla. — Optimism always runs high on the first day of spring training, even for the Pittsburgh Pirates. “This club has a feel that we can be a postseason team, that we can be a team that can advance deep in the postseason,” general manager Neal ...

Hoops du Jour

SFU men at FDU Tipoff: 6 p.m., Stratis Arena, Teaneck, N.J. Records: Saint Francis (12-11, 8-4 NEC); FDU (12-12, 7-5) Coaches: Rob Krimmel is 91-119 in his seventh season at Saint Francis and overall. Greg Herenda is 72-106 in his sixth season at FDU. TV: CBS Sports Network Online ...

Tigers crush Punxsy

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Hollidaysburg held a 26-6 lead after one quarter and eventually defeated Punxsutawney, 82-42, in high school boys action Wednesday. Sam Servello led all scorers with 26 points for the Golden Tigers. Josh Holsopple added 19 points and Mitch Barton scored 12. HOLLIDAYSBURG ...

Clarion ‘a good fit’ for Brown

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com Derek Brown is a country boy at heart, with a passion for fishing. “I like to put a worm on a hook and cast it out, and whatever I can catch, I release,’’ Brown said. “Fishing is a great escape.’’ Brown who has won 119 matches ...

Wildcats topple Tigers

MILL HALL — Hollidaysburg won three of the match’s final four bouts, but ultimately lost to Central Mountain, 51-15, Wednesday night in high school wrestling action. Campbell Walls and Nate Fisher each won by decision, and Mason McCready pinned his opponent in just over three ...

Franco returns as Tyrone’s head coach

The Tyrone Area School Board approved John Franco as the school’s newest football coach Tuesday night in a 9-0 unanimous vote. The hiring culminated a cat-and-mouse game between the school and Franco since he left Tyrone in 2012 following the 2011 football season in which the Golden Eagles ...

PSU shocks No. 6 Michigan

UNIVERSITY PARK — Fueled by pure determination and a legacy-sealing performance by its star player, Penn State beat a better team in No. 6 Michigan, 75-69, to get its first home conference win. “It really means a lot to me,” Lamar Stevens said. “Everybody works so hard.” In a ...

Road woes continue for Pitt

BOSTON — A leaking roof, blood on the floor from one of Boston College’s starters that sent him to the locker room and two more starters sitting out with an injury. Not your average way to get a victory. Ky Bowman scored 14 points, with eight rebounds and seven assists, and the Eagles ...