×

Local Sports

Bellwood still the measuring stick for JV

Juniata Valley played deeper into the PIAA playoffs than any of the other teams from the Mirror’s coverage area last season. Yet, Bellwood-Antis remains the measuring stick in the Inter-County Conference. While the Green Hornets have made progress and developed a rivalry with the Blue ...

Steeler defense looking for turnovers

PITTSBURGH — Kameron Kelly walked into a hotel lobby in San Diego on the first Sunday night in February, plopped down in a chair and spent the next four hours transfixed. Tom Brady methodically led the New England Patriots to a sixth Super Bowl title. One thought kept running through ...

Reynolds wraps Pirates’ rally in ninth

PITTSBURGH — Bryan Reynolds has a chance to make history, though he isn’t making a big deal about it. Reynolds’ two-run bloop single capped a three-run ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for a 6-5 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday. A 2-for-5 night boosted the ...

Bedford boys, girls go 3-0

JOHNSTOWN — Bedford’s Van May won the boys race in 18:17 as the Bisons won all three meets in boys cross country action Wednesday. Bedford defeated Windber (21-37), Portage (27-40) and Richland (15-50) to start the season off 3-0. Portage’s Lane Macy finished in 20:08 for third ...

Doubles victories lift CC over Bedford

EBENSBURG — Emma Ratchford defeated Bedford’s Jen Poorbaugh, 6-0, 6-2, in singles action to lift Central Cambria past Bedford, 3-2, at the Ebensburg Tennis Center in high school girls tennis Wednesday. Bedford had singles wins by Josie Shuke and Emily Ruhlman. Ruhlman topped Central ...

Lady Tigers win three

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Medalist Morgan Bihary helped Hollidaysburg win three matches over Philipsburg-Osceola, Clearfield and Bellefonte in high school girls golf Wednesday at Scotch Valley Country Club. Taylor Hileman carded a 48 for the Lady Tigers. Lindsey Bordas shot a 54 for the Lady ...

Szapala keys win for Devils

EBENSBURG — Led by 31 assists and seven service points from Kiersten Szapala, Central Cambria won its season opener, 25-14, 25-17, 25-18 over visiting Bedford in high school girls volleyball action Wednesday night. Maggie Kudlawiec had 16 digs, Cass Bezek compiled 12 digs, Liz Bopp had 14 ...

Didn’t see it coming: Curve manager let go by Pirates’ front office

His voice sounding sad and stunned, Michael Ryan relayed the shocking news by phone Tuesday afternoon. “They’re not bringing me back,” Ryan, the most successful manager in Curve history, said shortly after he was fired by the Pirates. Why? He wasn’t really told when he got the phone ...

Giger: Firing of Ryan simply makes no sense at all

This makes no sense whatsoever and is a totally disgraceful move by the Pirates organization, which has so many people who are bad at their jobs, yet they decided to scapegoat the wrong guy. Curve manager Michael Ryan got fired Tuesday, and he was told the news by Bucs farm director Larry ...

Franklin defends offense

Penn State kept playing football in the second half of Saturday’s 79-7 massacre of FCS foe Idaho, with backups manning most positions. The Nittany Lions didn’t just sit on the ball as the score kept getting more and more lopsided, and the final may have made some people wonder if PSU ...

Late-inning homers sink Pirates

By John Perrotto The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Miguel Rojas hit a tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning and Garrett Cooper connected in the 10th as the Miami Marlins rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night, ending their franchise-record ...

Steelers fans have Pats’ interest

NFL week No. 1 Who: Pittsburgh at New England, Sunday, 8 p.m. TV: NBC The line: Patriots by 6 The Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — There will be torn loyalties Sunday among members of the Winovich family of Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania. Tried-and-true fans of the ...

Tigers top Central

MARTINSBURG — Hollidaysburg got 23 service points from Reagan Ferguson in a 25-19, 25-10, 22-25, 25-13 win at Central in high school girls volleyball action on Tuesday. Lauren Simpson added 10 service points for the Lady Tigers, and Izzy George added nine kills. Central got eight service ...

Altoona sweeps Hollidaysburg

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Altoona Area High School girls tennis team stormed to a 5-0 victory over Hollidaysburg at the Lady Tiger Tennis Center on Tuesday. Alese Rinker edged Hollidaysburg’s Gretta Rhodes, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5, at No. 1 singles, and Morgan Stevens and Emma Skelley won in straight ...

Bedford tops Penn Cambria

CRESSON — Grace Sarver assisted on four first-half goals to help Bedford knock off Penn Cambria, 6-2, in the opener for both teams in high school girls soccer action on Tuesday. Goal scorers for Bedford were Katelyn Shaffer, Juliana Taylor, Lizzy Martz, Kiley Horne, Taylor Downs and Robyn ...

Turner, Tokarczyk lead Bedford over Everett

BEDFORD — Jared Turner earned medalist honors by carding a 39 as Bedford topped Everett, 209-256, at the Bedford Elks in high school boys golf action on Tuesday. Matt Tokarczyk shot a 40 for Bedford. Brighton Williams’ 47 was best for the Warriors. EVERETT (256): Williams 47, Taylor 54, ...

Golden Eagles open with win over P-O

TYRONE — Mason Thomas and Corey Johnston scored goals, and Alex Roberts recorded a shutout as Tyrone downed Philipsburg-Osceola, 2-0, in high school boys soccer action on Tuesday. The Golden Eagles outshot P-O, 13-3. SCORE BY HALVES Philipsburg-Osceola 0 0 — 0 Tyrone 2 0 — ...

Routch assists on goal for Duquesne women

BOONE, N.C. — Hollidaysburg Area High School graduate Sydney Routch recorded her first collegiate soccer assist for the Duquesne women’s soccer team recently. Duquesne tied Appalachian State, 1-1, on Friday. Five minutes into the game, Routch, a sophomore defender, fed a pass across the ...

Curve finish 69-71

HARRISBURG — There was no more fitting way for the Curve’s season to end than what occurred Monday afternoon to wrap up a dud of a holiday weekend. This was a wildly inconsistent Curve team all season. The club opened the year 5-0, tying the record for best start ever, then proceeded to ...

Hogan leads Colts to title

Name: Maggie Hogan School: Northern Cambria Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Hogan had four kills and six digs in the final match to help the Lady Colts to a 25-15 win over Central Cambria in the Northern Cambria Tournament championship. Coach Mike ...