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Amazing Grace: Callahan sparks Guilfoyle in playoff opener

Grace Callahan hasn’t scored a lot playing on defense for the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic girls’ soccer team this season. However, she nearly managed to match her career total in the span of just one night. The Lady Marauder junior netted two goals and had an assist as No. 3 seed BG ...

NB adds another District 5 victory

EVERETT — It’s a gratifying accomplishment to advance to the state cross country meet as an individual. It’s even more rewarding when your teammates get to come along for the ride. For the third straight year, Northern Bedford’s Ian Zimmerman captured the individual title of the ...

Parsons hasn’t yet reached huge potential

A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference. Opponent: Michigan State (4-3, 2-2 Big Ten) Kickoff: Saturday, 3:30p.m., Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Mich. TV: ABC About the Spartans: They’ve been crushed in last two games, 34-10 at Ohio State and 38-0 at Wisconsin. ...

Billings steps down at Carroll

From Mirror reports EBENSBURG — Sean Billings has resigned as the Bishop Carroll Catholic high school football coach. The Mirror obtained a copy of an email sent out to parents of the members of the team Tuesday afternoon that confirmed Billings has resigned. Billings entered his third ...

Locals have tough day at states

YORK — Rockwood junior and District 6 Class 2A girls champion Vileska Gelpi finished as the runner-up for the second time at the PIAA Championships Tuesday at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort. Gelpi and North East’s Lydia Swan each shot rounds of 76, 75 for a total score of 7-over par in ...

Kieger’s era officially begins with media day

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK – With excitement and eagerness in the air, the Penn State women’s basketball team officially began under new head coach Carolyn Kieger on Tuesday when the team hosted its annual media day at the Jordan Center. Kieger, who was hired in April as the ...

Sports at a glance

When will star guard return? SAN FRANCISCO — Steve Kerr insists he isn’t ruling All-Star guard Klay Thompson out for the entire season, yet the Golden State coach cautions that Thompson’s recovery from surgery July 2 for a torn ACL in his left knee is still expected to take nine to 12 ...

Balance key to MV victory

PHILIPSBURG — The fourth-seeded Moshannon Valley girls soccer team spread the goal-scoring around in its District 6 Class A quarterfinal against fifth-seeded Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy. The Damsels got four goals from four different players, including team captain Summer Adams, ...

Tiger boys soccer team falls short

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Drew Desort and Jacob Roach scored first-half goals for Hollidaysburg, which fell in the regular-season finale to State College, 3-2, Tuesday afternoon in boys high school soccer action at Tiger Stadium. Sam Marshall and Owen Hildebrand scored once each in the second half to ...

Lady Lions fall to Peters Twp.

WEXFORD — The Altoona Area High School girls tennis team’s successful season reached an end on Tuesday. Altoona (15-4), the District 6 champion, was knocked out of the PIAA Class 3A Team Tournament in the first round by District 7 champion Peters Township, 5-0, at the Oxford Athletic ...

Tiger ice hockey team takes care of Hilltop

Michael Sollmando scored with an assist from Hughie Newman in overtime to lift Hollidaysburg past Westmont Hilltop, 3-2, in high school ice hockey action at Galactic Ice Tuesday night. Andrew Duey and Newman also scored goals for the Tigers. Duey, Newman, and Justin Singer each registered an ...

CC’s Szpala reaches milestone in victory

EBENSBURG — Kiersten Szpala recorded her 1,000th career assist for Central Cambria (17-0) with 44 total in Central Cambria’s 19-25, 17-25, 26-25, 25-13, 15-13 win over Bishop Carroll in high school girls volleyball action Tuesday night. Maggie Kudlawiec had 18 kills and 24 digs for the ...

Shaffer hitting her stride

Name: Lauren Shaffer School: Portage Area Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Cross country Athlete of the week achievement: Shaffer placed first among 187 Class 1A and 2A runners at the Tri-State Track Coaches Association Cross Country Meet at California, Pa. When including Class 3A ...

Myrick making an impact

Name: Keegan Myrick School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Myrick led a fourth-quarter comeback in BG’s 20-14 victory over previously unbeaten Chestnut Ridge. He rushed for 192 yards, two touchdowns — including ...

Altoona runners excel

Altoona runners captured first place at the Blair-Huntingdon Day Race held at Logan Elementary School. Brayden Heninger finished first in the boys race with a time of 17:23 as the Mountain Lions had seven finish in the Top 10. Hollidaysburg’s Chris Love placed second, Ian Imler was ...

Abraham’s score lifts BG to victory

Andrew Abraham’s 24-yard touchdown run with 5:29 to go broke a tie and gave Bishop Guilfoyle a 12-6 win over Chestnut Ridge Monday in junior varsity football. Michael Lamb had a 20-yard TD run for BG (6-0-2) in the second quarter. Chestnut Ridge (3-6) tied it at 6-6 on a 3-yard scoring run ...

Central outlasts Northern Bedford in four sets

MARTINSBURG — Lainie Heuston had 19 service points and 21 digs, Brooke Claar and Erin Brumbaugh each had nine kills, and Central defeated Northern Bedford, 25-18, 25-16, 20-25, 25-19, in high school girls volleyball Monday. Madison Johnson had six kills and four blocks for the Lady ...

Stutts earns big victory after battling tumor

PORT ROYAL — When the 2019 racing season started, T.J Stutts wasn’t sure if he’d be behind the wheel of a race car, let alone in victory lane. A grueling offseason that saw the Liverpool, Pa., native fighting the effects of a neuroendocrine tumor on the tail of the pancreas, Stutts ...

Golfers struggle at states

YORK — It was a tough day for golfers in the Mirror’s coverage area at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in the high school boys golf PIAA Championships Monday. Philipsburg-Osceola senior Brandon Singer had the best day of the three players competing for the PIAA Class 2A boys individual title, ...

Officiating bug spreads to game with Michigan

A week after Penn State felt it was on the short end of the officiating stick, which made a victory at Iowa more difficult, the tables were turned Saturday night in the Nittany Lions’ 28-21 win over Michigan. At least if you consider Jim Harbaugh’s viewpoint. The Wolverines were ...