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Road filled with bumps: Lady Devils’ path to second title not a cakewalk

HERSHEY — Bellwood-Antis ended its season where it hoped, at the Giant Center hoisting the PIAA championship trophy. But the path it took was likely a bit tougher than the excited sophomores thought it might be when they were celebrating their first gold ball on the same court a year ...

Making their mark: Lady Devils become fourth area team to repeat

The Bellwood-Antis girls basketball team moved into select company when it hoisted the PIAA Class 2A championship trophy on March 21. The 66-57 victory over West Middlesex at Hershey’s Giant Center allowed the Lady Blue Devils to become the fourth team in the Altoona Mirror coverage area ...

‘What a senior’: D’Angelo’s contributions were many

HERSHEY — For the second year in a row, Bellwood-Antis won a PIAA Class 2A title, and once again the Lady Blue Devils will lose just one starter. But just as it was a challenge to replace Tina Hollen, last year’s senior starter, and her heart and leadership, next year B-A won’t be the ...

Hollidaysburg takes tri-meet

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg boys defeated Bellwood-Antis, 99-51, and Bishop Guilfoyle, 130-19, in high school track Thursday. The Bellwood boys topped BG, 117-29. Trent Howe won the 100 and 400 dashes and anchored the winning 1600 relay. Dylan Hayford prevailed in the high and triple ...

Tigers pull off sweep

MILL HALL — Hollidaysburg received singles wins from Nathan Ferris, Brian Johnson and Ryan Stevenson in a 5-0 sweep of Central Mountain in high school boys tennis on Thursday. The teams of Anthony Martinelli and Jake Irwin, and Jacob Gallagher and Aragorn Clarke were winners in doubles for ...

Lions fall to State College

STATE COLLEGE — State College swept Altoona, 25-11, 25-18, 25-16, in high school boys volleyball Thursday, despite 12 kills and five digs from Dalton Keller. Matt Furrer added 18 assists for the Mountain Lions. SERVICE POINTS ALTOONA: Keller 4, Thompson 4, Homan 2, Hamilton 2, Ruggery ...

Sral, Reese power PC over Richland

JOHNSTOWN — Macy Sral hit a three-run homer in the third inning, and Sidnie Reese hit a solo homer to lead off the fifth in Penn Cambria’s 8-1 win over Richland in high school softball on Thursday. Sral and Lora Davis each had three hits for the Lady Panthers. Winning pitcher Casey Reese ...

Bellwood-Antis, Tyrone cruise to victories

BELLWOOD — Troy Walker scored twice and Travis Luensmann had two RBIs in Bellwood-Antis’ 14-3 win against West Branch in Inter-County Conference high school baseball action on Thursday. Mark Stewart earned the win for Bellwood. WEST BRANCH (3): Gutierrez ss 301, Guenot lf-2b 310, Dale c ...

Trailblazers

Everett and Bedford haven’t had the most success over the past decade in high school boys basketball, but this year that changed. The Warriors, who began their turnaround by going 16-6 in the 2017-2018 season, went undefeated in the Inter-County Conference South, and the Bisons won their ...

Cincinnati hoping to jump past Bucs

By Joe Kay The Associated Press CINCINNATI — The baseball commissioner is grand marshal of the pregame parade. All major league teams are wearing patches commemorating Cincinnati’s first all-professional team. A new manager and an overhauled lineup provide intrigue. The Reds haven’t ...

Season over for IUP women

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The IUP women’s basketball team saw its season come to an end on Wednesday night, losing 66-57 to Southwestern Oklahoma State in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II Tournament. IUP (30-4) led 49-45 going into the fourth quarter but was outscored by the Lady ...

Central has too many weapons on offense for ’Cats

MARTINSBURG — Central had several offensive contributors in a 15-5 Mountain League rout of Huntingdon Wednesday afternoon in high school baseball action. Casey Walters went 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and four RBIs, while Noah Muthler also knocked in four runs, with a 2-for-4 ...

Lions take down their rival

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Altoona boys tennis team improved to 3-0 Wednesday afternoon, thanks to a 4-1 win over rival Hollidaysburg in high school action. The Tigers got their lone win from Rami Alkhafaji at No. 1 singles. Altoona got singles wins from Casey Rispoli and Nick Schimminger. Mike ...

Lobick tosses gem for Heights

PATTON — Abby Lobick pitched a no-hitter to help Cambria Heights open the season Wednesday afternoon with a 4-0 victory over Westmont Hilltop in high school softball action. Lobick struck out 19 and walked one in seven innings. Emma Stockley and Grace Stiles each had three hits to go ...

Portage gets 2 triple winners

PORTAGE — Blake Oravecz and Tyler Spaid were both triple-winners for Portage in a 111-35 win over Shade in high school boys track and field action on Wednesday. Oravecz won the 100 and 200, and was part of the 400 relay team, while Spaid won the 110 and 300 hurdles, along with being a ...

Injuries knock pair out of Classic

Etching her name in basketball history has always been important to Portage senior Taylor Glass, after all it runs in her family. Glass’ aunt and current Blacklick Valley coach Whitney Warmus is the all-time leading scorer at the Nanty Glo high school. When Glass reached 1,000 career points ...

Williamsburg holds off Lady Blue Devils

BELLWOOD — Winning pitcher Elizabeth Frederick hit a two-run home run in the first inning, and Williamsburg held off Bellwood-Antis, 6-4, after taking a 6-0 lead in high school softball Tuesday. Krystina Taylor hit two home runs for the Lady Blue Devils. WILLIAMSBURG (6): Smith rf 3000, ...

Central edges Rams

MARTINSBURG — Dylan Focht went 6ª innings and struck out six before Paxton Kling recorded the final out for the save as Central won its opener over Penns Valley 3-1 in high school baseball Tuesday. Kling was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, and Hunter Klotz drew three walks. PENNS ...

Bedford boys, girls defeat Bellwood-Antis

BELLWOOD — Bedford swept Bellwood-Antis in a high school track meet with the boys winning 84-66 and girls winning 100-50 in high school track and field action Tuesday. Van May won the 3200 and 1600 runs for Bedford, while Shawn Wolfe (100, 200 dashes), Dylan Wilson (110, 300 hurdles) and ...

IUP women in DII Final Four

COLUMBUS, Ohio — IUP women's basketball used an 11-0 third-quarter run to break open a close game as the Crimson Hawks used a strong defensive performance for a 73-60 win over Azusa Pacific in the quarterfinal round of the 2019 NCAA Division II Elite Eight at Alumni Hall. The Crimson Hawks ...