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Mirror track honor roll

BOYS 100 dash: Howe, Ho, 11.34; C. Adams, A, 11.54; Oravecz, P, 11.64; Wolfe, BA, 11.67; Myrick, BG, 11.70 200 dash: Lawhead, A, 23.56; Wolfe, BA, 23.74; Knode, Hu, 24.09; Zembower, Bd, 24.21; Grabil, Ho, 24.24 400 dash: Howe, Ho, 51.32; Roberts, CC, 53.24; Grabil, Ho, 53.74; Zembower, ...

AAHS boys enjoy strong start to season

The 2019 Altoona Area High School boys track and field team boasts several standout seniors this year that have raised their expectations. They’re not going to let any young newcomer show them up, even if it’s a teammate or even if it’s a younger brother. Asked who the teammate with ...

PC’s Lyric Janosik ties meet record in long jump

Lyric Janosik was a pre-schooler when Rachel Gehret was dominating the area girls track and field scene. Gehret graduated from Altoona Area High School in 2006 with one PIAA Class 3A gold medal, four silver and two bronze in jumping events. Janosik, now a Penn Cambria High School junior, ...

Game 2 postponed by weather

CINCINNATI — The Reds got a game deeper into this season before having to call one off. The second game of their series against the Pittsburgh Pirates was called off Saturday because of rain. The start was delayed 40 minutes before it was postponed with storms forecast all evening. It’ll ...

Youngster pitches Bulldogs to victory

CLAYSBURG — Sophomore Olivia Bushore pitched a one-hit shutout in leading Claysburg-Kimmel to a six-inning 10-0 win over Southern Huntingdon Saturday in high school softball action. Bushore struck out six in helping C-K improve to 2-1. Harleigh Cavender led the Lady Bulldogs with four ...

Bearcats go extra frame to win at Hollidaysburg

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Huntingdon scored four times in the top of the seventh to force extra innings, then scored two more in the top of the eighth for an 8-6 win over Hollidaysburg in high school baseball action Saturday. The Bearcats (2-2) got two hits and two RBIs each from Casey Connor and ...

Mentored Youth Trout Day is right around the corner

The statewide Mentored Youth Trout Day is this Saturday, April 6. Fishing hours will be from 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. All stocked trout waters are included in the Mentored Youth Trout Fishing Day. Special regulation areas, such as catch and release fly-fishing only or delayed harvest artificial ...

Hunting with my guardian angels

March is over so now we can get down to business, which for the outdoorsmen is trout and spring gobbler openings. Trout stocking dates and preseason gobbler scouting consumes the thoughts and planning of enthusiasts statewide. Including mine. Wearing fluorescent orange during spring turkey ...

Saving her best for last

By Nate Ritchey nritchey@altoonamirror.com Hollidaysburg’s Sierra McClain of the Blair County team hadn’t scored all game. When she got her chance late in the contest at the free throw line, the Lady Tiger knocked down 3-of-4. Altoona’s Olivia Hudson came up with a block on Kate ...

Central PA stars are able to play fast in win over Blair

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Luke Ruggery let Blair County’s strategy for Friday’s 14th annual Altoona Mirror Basketball Classic out of the bag during practice Wednesday night. He was hoping his much-smaller squad could push the pace and shoot Central PA out of Penn ...

Rinne gets one over on the Pens

PITTSBURGH — Pekka Rinne’s difficulties against the Penguins, particularly in Pittsburgh, have been well documented. So, it felt good for the Nashville Predators’ star goaltender to put those questions to rest — at least for one night. Rinne stopped 42 shots to lead the Predators to ...

AAU program leaves its mark on Classic

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Blair County won a tightly contested girls game over Central PA in the 14th annual Altoona Mirror Basketball Classic, but the big winners were the PA Defenders. The Defenders, an AAU team that included Olivia Hudson, Bridgid Fox, Riley ...

Lehman tough for 3-0 Eagles

BELLWOOD — Brandon Lucas scored two runs for Tyrone in a 7-1 win over Bellwood-Antis in a game that was called early due to darkness Friday afternoon in high school baseball action. Tyrone (3-0) got a strong performance from winning pitcher Cory Lehman, who gave up one run on five hits in ...

Tyrone’s Baran stymies Lady Rams

TYRONE — Cate Baran struck out nine in helping pitch the Tyrone softball team to a 5-2 win over Penns Valley on Friday in high school action. Baran walked only two as the Lady Eagles improved to 2-0. Ella Pearson had an RBI double that drove in two runs for Tyrone, which used a four-run ...

Welteroth leads BG to victory

SIDMAN — Josh Welteroth scored 16 service points, including two aces, and also added 12 digs and 11 kills, to lead Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic to a 23-25, 25-22, 25-9, 25-13 victory over host Forest Hills Friday night in high school boys volleyball action. Connor Ebersole had 23 kills and 13 ...

College signing

Shane McMurray: Thiel football High School: Glendale Hometown: Coalport Sport: Football Position: Running back College Choice: Thiel Other Colleges considered: IUP and Millersville Why I picked Thiel: “It’s a great school.” Greatest School Achievement: Leadership Award in ...

Star junior sets goal to three-peat

HERSHEY — Perhaps it was the bravado that comes with youth or the thrill of reaching the peak of your sport for the first time, but a year ago some of the first words out of the newest PIAA Class 2A girls champions’ mouths were talk of a repeat. When Bellwood-Antis captured its second ...

Blair hoping momentum remains on its side

For most of the first half of this decade, Central PA dominated the rivalry with Blair County in the Altoona Mirror Basketball Classic. In recent years, though, that hasn’t been the case. Blair County won both games last year, the first in which the games were played at Penn State ...

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 ...