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Sarbo looking good for Lions

Name: Matt Sarbo School: Altoona Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Sarbo became the third Altoona wrestler to win four District 6 championships, joining T.J. Brandt (2013) and Cole Manley (2017) when he pinned returning state qualifier from ...

Lady Marauders love long-distance shots

Monday night, the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic girls basketball team didn’t just live by the 3-pointer, it thrived by it. The Lady Marauders buried 15 3s as they pummeled Bedford, 66-46, in a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference matchup at the Pleasant Valley Gymnasium. “It’s nice when ...

Guilfoyle earns important league victory on the road

BEDFORD — Bishop Guilfoyle picked up a key Laurel Highlands Conference victory with a 49-35 win over Bedford in high school boys basketball on Monday. Patrick Haigh led the Marauders with 11 points, and Michael Woolridge added 10 points. Steven Ressler led Bedford with 17 points. BISHOP ...

Guilfoyle earns important league victory on the road

BEDFORD — Bishop Guilfoyle picked up a key Laurel Highlands Conference victory with a 49-35 win over Bedford in high school boys basketball on Monday. Patrick Haigh led the Marauders with 11 points, and Michael Woolridge added 10 points. Steven Ressler led Bedford with 17 points. BISHOP ...

Mirror high school wrestling rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Korry Walls Tyrone So 12-4 2. Bryce Proudfit Penn Cambria Sr 11-3 3. Noah Horne Hollidaysburg Fr 9-9 4. Tyler Biesinger Central So 6-4 5. Hunter Jones Cambria Heights Fr 7-4 Ones to watch: Dillon Degennaro, Alt 113 POUNDS 1. Trent Hoover Penn Cambria Fr 11-2 2. ...

Claar, Garver spark Lady Bulldogs to win over JV

ALEXANDRIA — Claysburg-Kimmel squeaked past Juniata Valley, 44-40, and improved to 9-7 in high school girls basketball on Monday. Rebekah Claar led the Lady Bulldogs with 15 points, and Bailey Garver scored 14. Olivia Smith led Valley with 20 points, and Makenna Hartman scored ...

McMillen earns third D6 crown

Glendale’s Brock McMillen has faced stiffer adversity in his young life, including battling a heart condition, but his third District 6 Class 2A Tournament title was certainly no walk in the park. The two-time state champion had to battle through a nasty cut on his lip that forced three ...

Tense games could be in future for BG girls

The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic girls basketball team hasn’t played in a lot of close games this season, but if the Lady Marauders want to reach the goals they are aiming for, those tense moments are almost certainly in their future. BG is the defending District 6 Class 2A champion and made ...

Mustangs clinch WestPAC North Division

JOHNSTOWN — Portage clinched the WestPAC North championship with a 90-33 victory over Conemaugh Valley in high school boys basketball on Saturday. The Mustangs, undefeated in the league, got 23 points from Kaden Claar and 15 points from Preston Rainey. PORTAGE (90): Rainey 7 0-0 15, K. ...

District 5 not counting on UPJ as its championship host site

The Mirror’s Michael Boytim recently caught up with District 5 vice chairman and Northern Bedford athletic director Jeff Batzel to discuss the upcoming playoffs and how the district was impacted by member schools Forbes Road and McConnellsburg opting not to participate in winter sports this ...

Wagner takes two from SFU

NEW YORK — Elijah Ford had a career-high 31 points as Wagner won its ninth straight game, beating Saint Francis, 70-68, on Sunday in men’s basketball. Wagner had beaten the Flash, 67-52, on Saturday. DeLonnie Hunt had 15 points for Wagner and made a steal and layup with 55 seconds left ...

Ridge takes D5 title

BOSWELL — Chestnut Ridge won its 10th straight District 5 Class 2A team wrestling championship with nine regional qualifiers and five champions on Saturday at North Star High School. Calan Bollman (113 pounds), Ross Dull (126), Colton Bollman (138), Luke Moore (152) and Daniel Moore (172) ...

Senior Sarbo gets another D6 title

The 2020-21 wrestling season has been a weird one with COVID-19 protocols, a late start to the season and teams having to halt competition, just to name a few oddities. One thing that hasn’t changed is Altoona senior Matt Sarbo dominating in the postseason. Sarbo breezed to his fourth ...

Lions’ offense stymied

Altoona Area High School boys basketball coach Jarrod Klausman couldn’t have been happier with how his team played defensively Friday night. “Defensively, to hold them to 43 points — they scored 60 last time,’’ Klausman said. “We can’t do anything more defensively to play better ...

‘D’ sets tone for Eagles

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The outstanding Tyrone Area High School boys basketball team showed Friday night that there is more than one way to skin the proverbial cat. Or, to win a game. In rolling to a 14-2 overall record this season, Tyrone has benefited greatly from outstanding 3-point shooting. ...

Lions take 7 of 10 in win over Buckeyes

From Mirror reports COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Penn State wrestling team improved to 5-0 overall and in the Big Ten Friday night, thanks to a 28-12 win over Ohio State in which the Nittany Lions won the seven of the 10 matches against the Buckeyes. It was the Nittany Lions fifth straight win ...

HS swim: Heights, Northern Cambria split; Tigers drop two at home

NORTHERN CAMBRIA — The Cambria Heights boys posted a 95-19 victory over Northern Cambria in high school swimming action on Friday Rocco Dzurko won the 200-yard individual medley and 100 butterfly for the Highlanders, and Brendon Tinker won the 200 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. The ...

Blue Pirates impress West Branch coach in win

WILLIAMSBURG — Williamsburg is the top-ranked team in the District 6 Class 1A standings and played like it Friday in a 75-59 triumph over Inter-County Conference rival West Branch. Blue Pirates coach Brock Anders isn’t ready to label his team the favorite to win districts. But West ...

Penn Cambria knocks off Bisons

CRESSON — Penn Cambria jumped out to a 19-2 lead into the second quarter and ended up handing Bedford its first loss of the season, 54-29, Friday in high school boys basketball action. Garrett Harrold led the Panthers with 19 points, and Connor Karabinos scored 14. Mercury Swaim led Bedford ...

Weakland helps Lady Highlanders get past Bishop Carroll

EBENSBURG — Cambria Heights pulled out a 52-50 victory over Bishop Carroll in high school girls basketball action on Friday. Kirsten Weakland led the Lady Highlanders with 23 points, Abigail Baker scored 12, and Bryce Burkey added 10. Savannah Smorto scored 17 for BC. CAMBRIA HEIGHTS ...