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Bedford tennis moves to final

BEDFORD — Emily Ruhlman and Josie Shuke followed up their performances earlier in the week at the District 5 singles championships in high school tennis with wins for Bedford in a 4-1 victory over Windber in the District 5 team tournament semifinals Wednesday. The Lady Bisons (13-5) also ...

More perfection for Red Devils

EBENSBURG — The Central Cambria boys and girls cross country teams finished undefeated again and won the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference championships with wins over Penn Cambria and Bishop Guilfoyle Wednesday. The Lady Devils won the league title for the 17th consecutive season with a ...

New record set by BC’s Hudkins

LIGONIER — Junior Jackson Hudkins, who had already became Bishop Carroll’s all-time leading scorer (62 goals) earlier in the game, scored a last-second goal to lift his team to a 3-2 win at Ligonier Valley in high school boys soccer action Wednesday. Hudkins broke the record on a free ...

Mounties moving on to state team tourney

ROARING SPRING — Philipsburg-Osceola punched its ticket to the state team golf championships Wednesday with a 325-332 win over Rockwood at the District 5-6 subregional tournament at Iron Masters Country Club. Senior Ky Bender led the Mounties with a low score of 80, and classmates Keegan ...

Metzgar gets PSAC honor

LOCK HAVEN — Clarion football was recognized in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference weekly awards as kicker/punter James Metzgar, an Altoona Area High School graduate, was recently named the PSAC West Special Teams Athlete of the Week for Sept. 16. He was the second Golden Eagle to ...

Saint Francis AD to step down in March

In a surprise move, Saint Francis athletic director Susan Robinson Fruchtl announced Tuesday that she would be leaving her position in March to pursue other career opportunities. “There’s nothing funny with this, there’s no controversy or anything,” Robinson Fruchtl said Tuesday by ...

The real thing: Lafferty debuts on same line as Crosby

PITTSBURGH — Hollidaysburg product Sam Lafferty spent the majority of his youth skating around local Blair County rinks, typically donning a Sidney Crosby jersey. Tuesday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins hosted the Winnipeg Jets, he found himself skating on the same line as his childhood ...

Bellwood to honor Hayes

For a man that is retired, former Bellwood-Antis football coach and athletic director John Hayes is having a pretty eventful year. Hayes was inducted into the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in May, and it was announced he’ll also be inducted into the Blair ...

Hawkeyes’ stadium presents challenges

Penn State knows all too well that Iowa is a very difficult place to play, and there are numerous reasons why. First, there’s the famous pink locker room for the visitors, which may have some odd psychological effect, right? “I think the pink locker room is awesome,” PSU coach James ...

Cassidy approved as next B-A hoops coach

The Bellwood-Antis School Board approved Hollidaysburg native Patrick Cassidy as the school’s newest high school boys basketball coach Tuesday evening. Cassidy has coached the Huntingdon varsity girls team the past four years and led them to a 45-47 record. He helped the Lady Bearcats make ...

Early 1-0 lead no good for Penguins

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: Anaheim Ducks at Pittsburgh Penguins, Thursday, 7 p.m. TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The youngest member of an inexperienced Winnipeg Jets defensive unit led the way to a big win. Ville Heinola scored his first NHL goal ...

Tigers, Spikers play for more than wins

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg girls volleyball coach Dean Grenfell knows all too well just how much breast cancer can affect a person’s life. His mom was diagnosed about 11 years ago for the first time and beat the disease twice before ultimately passing away after a third battle. “I ...

Lady Highlanders take care of BG for win No. 13

PATTON — Cambria Heights improved to 13-2 Tuesday night, thanks to a 25-15, 25-15, 25-21 win over Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic in girls high school volleyball action. Nikki McCombie had 37 assists and 13 service points to go with 15 kills from Emily Henry for the Lady Highlanders. Teammate ...

Everett, Ridge tough on ‘D’ as each pick up win

LOYSBURG — Xander Brown scored a hat trick to lead Everett to an 8-0 win at Northern Bedford in boys high school soccer action on Tuesday. The Warriors (11-2) jumped out to a 5-0 halftime lead. Mason Cessna added two goals for the winners. Northern fell to 5-8. SCORE BY HALVES Everett 5 ...

Skelley, Stevens advance to final

Altoona Area High School’s Emma Skelley and Morgan Stevens will play in the District 6 Class 3A Doubles Tennis championship match today. Top-seeded Skelley and Stevens defeated two teams on Tuesday at Mansion Park to advance to today’s noon final against State College’s Catelyn Janac ...

Pupillo wins golf title

ERIE — Penn State Altoona sophomore golfer Katie Pupillo finished in first place to win Monday’s Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Women’s Invitational/Penn State Behrend Invitational at Lawrence Park Golf Club. Pupillo shot 94 in Monday’s round, tying her collegiate career-low ...

Call-up from Pens excites Lafferty

Sam Lafferty got the call Monday morning that he’s long dreamed about. The Hollidaysburg native was promoted to the Pittsburgh Penguins from the team’s top farm team in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. After being informed by WB/Scranton coach Mike Vellucci, Lafferty quickly packed some ...

Kling commits to LSU

Central sophomore Paxton Kling made a verbal commitment to LSU Monday afternoon to play college baseball. Kling made the announcement on Twitter. “I am excited to announce that I have verbally committed to Louisiana State University,” Kling wrote. “I want to thank God, my family and ...

Miksich’s work pays off

Name: Cassidy Miksich School: Tyrone Area Age: 14 Grade: Freshman Sport: Golf Athlete of the week achievement: Miksich won the District 6 Class 2A individual championship at Windber Country Club by shooting an 83 and then winning a one-hole playoff by making par. Season update: ...

Bender on impressive run

Name: Ky Bender School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Golf Athlete of the week achievement: Bender won the District 6 Class 2A individual golf championship at Scotch Valley Country Club with a round of 77 and also led the Mounties to the team title. Season ...