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Lady Dragons give Bellwood-Antis a scare

TYRONE — Close only counts in horseshoes and ... well, you know how the saying goes. After Friday night’s opening round in the ninth annual Reliance Bank Holiday Tournament against Bellwood-Antis, Central girls basketball coach Rob Mock wasn’t interested in being close. Mock’s Lady ...

Haigh leads BG over Portage

JOHNSTOWN — Bishop Guilfoyle and Portage battled Friday afternoon in day 2 of the High School Holiday Shootout at 1st Summit Arena at the War Memorial in Johnstown. The matchup featured two of the area’s better teams, and two of the better players in Kara Dividock of Portage and Teresa ...

49ers promote Altoona native

Altoona’s Kevin Givens has a chance to see his first NFL regular-season game action Sunday. Givens was promoted to the 53-man roster for the San Francisco 49ers’ matchup at Seattle. His opportunity came after 49ers reserve defensive lineman Jullian Taylor suffered a right knee injury in ...

Guilfoyle pulls out win

GREENSBURG — Jessiah Witherspoon’s game-high 20 points was enough to help Bishop Guilfoyle slip past Class 6A foe Hempfield, 55-53, at the Greensburg-Salem Tournament in high school boys basketball action on Friday night. Michael Montecalvo added 10 points, including two 3-point shots, ...

Unbeaten Heights dominates

PATTON — Cambria Heights has a chance to enter the new year with an unbeaten record after it posted an 80-47 victory against Purchase Line in the first round of the Cambria Heights Holiday Girls Basketball Tournament on Friday night at Cambria Heights High School. The Lady Highlanders will ...

Lady Bulldogs raise level in 2nd half

CLAYSBURG — After an extremely sloppy first half, which saw Claysburg-Kimmel and Chestnut Ridge combine for 23 turnovers, Claysburg came out of the opening half with a 12-point lead. The Lady Bulldogs decided they’d had enough of letting the Lady Lions hang around as they came out of the ...

Glendale holds off Williamsburg for title

WILLIAMSBURG — Last season, the Glendale girls basketball team won just eight games, and this season, it almost managed to match that in December alone. The Lady Vikings (6-2) had to sweat out the Lady Blue Pirate Holiday Tournament championship but survived, winning 59-52 over Williamsburg ...

Miller, Lady Tigers top Latrobe

LATROBE — Hollidaysburg rode the hot hand of Marin Miller for 28 points in a 57-49 win against Greater Latrobe at the Latrobe Tournament in high school girls basketball on Friday. Allison Hileman scored 14 points for the Lady Tigers, now 5-1. Hollidaysburg returns to action tonight at 8 ...

Penns Manor takes it to Lady Red Devils

EBENSBURG — Coming off its first game since the holiday break, the Central Cambria girls basketball team was in quite the giving mood. Penns Manor, who possessed a potent full-court pressure defense, didn’t show any signs of being bashful. During the semifinal round of the annual ...

Kovatch, Williams honored by NEC

SOMERSET, N.J. — Saint Francis women’s basketball alums Jess Kovatch and Alli Williams were named to the Northeast Conference’s All-Decade Team, released by the league office on Friday. The team was decided on by a panel including several media members as well as head coaches in the ...

Bearcats maul Mount Union

HUNTINGDON — Huntingdon got double figures from Nick Gearhart (13), Jackson Ritchey (13), Tony Poorman (12) and Alec Cooper (11) in a 73-26 rout of Mount Union during the first round of the Huntingdon Lions Tournament at Juniata College Friday in high school boys basketball. The Bearcats ...

Williamsburg, Glendale in final

WILLIAMSBURG — There’s no place like home. Just ask the Williamsburg girls basketball team, who has spent almost the entirety of the first third of the season seeing the inside of a bus on gameday. “I said to my coaches ‘boy does it feel nice to be at home,’ and those bus rides ...

BG girls beat McCort

JOHNSTOWN — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic topped Bishop McCort, 47-40, with the help of 12 points from Leah Homan and 10 more points from Blaise Kilmartin Thursday in high school girls basketball. The game was played at 1st Summit Arena at the Cambria County War Memorial. BISHOP GUILFOYLE ...

Beth Monahan

Series: 638 League: Thursday Night Major at Holiday Bowl Residence: Altoona BOW history: 35 times Previous series high: 769 Previous single-game high: 299 Reaction to being BOW: “I was very happy.” The key to my bowling success is: “Practice.” You have been bowling for ...

Artie Fink, Jr.

Series: 784 League: Friday Night Major Residence: Altoona BOW history: 32 times Previous series high: 868 Previous single-game high: 300 Reaction to being BOW: “I’m just happy to make it. It’s always something you try to achieve every year, so it’s nice to get it out of the ...

Jaffa showcase will include alumni, scholastic games

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic and Altoona Area high schools boast a storied rivalry in both boys and girls basketball. The latest chapter will include an alumni battle in the 2019 Jaffa Shrine Basketball Bonanza, which begins Saturday. Former players for the Altoona Lady Lions and the Bishop ...

Mirror Football All-Stars: Do-it-all Myrick leads Guilfoyle

Keegan Myrick wasn’t always available for Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic this past high school football season, but when he was anywhere close to 100 percent, he was often the best player on the field. The standout junior running back and defensive back led the Marauders to the PIAA Class 1A ...

Coach of the Year: Wheeler keeps BG among elite

Three weeks after leading Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic to its fourth appearance in the PIAA Class 1A championship game, Justin Wheeler has been named the Altoona Mirror Coach of the Year. Wheeler’s team went 8-2 in the regular season and earned the top seed in the District 6 playoffs with the ...

Steelers won’t face Ravens’ stars

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Having already accomplished all their goals for the regular season, the Baltimore Ravens will play the finale against Pittsburgh this Sunday without quarterback Lamar Jackson, eight-time Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda and several other key starters, including injured running ...

Campbell not missing a beat

Name: Alli Campbell School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Campbell collected 32 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and three steals in a 70-33 win over Glendale. She also had 35 points, eight rebounds, five steals and three ...