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Hollidaysburg falls short in final

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Standing only 5 feet, 7 inches, Rena Enterline isn’t your typical high school post player. However, the Blairsville senior can be a handful for most Lady Bobcats’ opponents. Just ask the Hollidaysburg Lady Golden Tigers. Enterline poured in 38 points Saturday afternoon ...

Altoona routs Mt. Lebanon

WEXFORD — Olivia Hudson scored a game-high 19 points, and Altoona connected on seven 3-pointers as the Lady Lions topped Mount Lebanon, 64-31, in the North Allegheny-Wright Automotive Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday in high school girls basketball. Jess Stevens added 14 points, and Bridgid ...

Huskies cruise to NC title

NORTHERN CAMBRIA — Tournament MVP Nolan Burk poured in 18 points to lead Bishop Carroll to an 80-39 rout of Harmony in the championship game of the Northern Cambria Tip-Off Tournament Saturday in high school boys basketball. Carson Ertter chipped in with 13 points, and all-tourney selection ...

Central Cambria claims title

HOMER CITY — The Central Cambria High School girls basketball team wants to push the tempo this season, but the Lady Red Devils couldn’t do that on Saturday night. They were milking a big lead from the opening minutes. “Our game is run. But, when you get up by that much, you don’t ...

IUP can’t handle West Forida’s ‘D’

The Associated Press INDIANA — Mike Beaudry passed for 152 yards and two touchdowns, Austin Williams booted a pair of field goals and smothering defense on a fourth-down pass play lifted West Florida past previously undefeated and top-seeded Indiana of Pennsylvania, 27-17, in the NCAA ...

Strong third quarter lifts Red Flash

By Nate Ritchey nritchey@altoonamirror.com LORETTO — Saint Francis began its game against Youngstown State by scoring 11 of the first 15 points before the Penguins came back to make it a close contest heading into the half. The Red Flash combined a ramped-up defensive effort with some ...

Hoops du Jour

SFU men at Niagara Tipoff: 2 p.m., Gallagher Center, Niagara, N.Y. Records: Saint Francis (3-5); Niagara (4-5) Coaches: Rob Krimmel is 64-100 in his sixth season at Saint Francis and overall. Chris Casey is 36-101 in his fifth season at Niagara. Probable starters: Saint Francis — G ...

P-O wins Mountaineer tourney

PHILIPSBURG — The Philipsburg-Osceola wrestling team started the 2017-18 season with a bang on Saturday by winning its J.J. Powell Mountaineer Tournament and capturing four individual titles, including Outstanding Wrestler Matt Johnson. The Mounties won the team title by 19 points, 210-191, ...

Portage edges Penn Cambria

PORTAGE — In what has become a smashing rekindling of an old Route 53 rivalry, Penn Cambria and Portage went down to the wire in the 24th annual Art Burkett Memorial Tournament championship game. After Penn Cambria climbed out of an eight-point hole in the fourth to take a 62-60 lead with ...

Juniata wins Doc Greene tourney

HUNTINGDON — Juniata College got 19 points from Bishop Carroll graduate Marcus Lee in its 75-64 victory over Randolph-Macon in the finals of the Doc Greene Tournament Saturday at Memorial Gymnasium. Bishop Guilfoyle graduate Damon Rickens added 14 points, and fellow Carroll grad Brandon ...

Altoona grads to play in all-star bowl game

From Mirror reports Two former Altoona Area High School football players will be ending their collegiate careers in an all-star game this weekend. Austin Rosenberry and Avery Howsare, both 2013 AAHS graduates, will participate in front of professional football scouts in Sunday’s eighth ...

Lady Lions, BG girls open with victories

WEXFORD — Altoona used a balanced scoring attack to open its season successfully with a 56-46 win over Chartiers Valley in the North Allegheny-Wright Automotive Tip-Off Tournament Friday night at North Allegheny High School. Caranda Perea scored 14 points, Shaina Lear and Bridgid Fox added ...

Penn Cambria downs Heights

PATTON — True falls by Joey Dignan at 120 pounds and Reed Niebauer at 126, coupled with a technical fall from Gavin Link at 132, propelled Penn Cambria to a season-opening 47-24 victory over Cambria Heights in high school wrestling on Friday. Penn Cambria also got 18 points on three ...

Hollidaysburg swim teams open with sweep

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Allison Black’s second individual win of the evening highlighted a Lady Tiger sweep in the 100-yard backstroke that sparked the Hollidaysburg girls to a season-opening 89-81 win over visiting DuBois in high school swimming Friday. Black also placed first in the 200 IM. ...

Grubb’s follow-up lifts Warriors into finals

SOMERSET — Landry Grubb’s basket with three seconds remaining lifted the Everett boys basketball team over Shanksville-Stonycreek, 49-48, in the first round of the Somerset Pine Grill Classic on Friday night. Everett will face Somerset, a 69-55 winner over Blairsville, in tonight’s ...

Juniata improves mark to 7-0

HUNTINGDON — The Juniata College men’s basketball team advanced to the finals of the Doc Greene Tournament Friday night, thanks to a 90-54 win over St. Joseph’s out of Vermont in area college action. Juniata, which improved to 7-0, got a balanced effort with Marcus Lee leading the way ...

Devils reach championship as Holsinger tosses in 24

EBENSBURG—The Central Cambria boys basketball team got their season off to a strong start last night in the Ron Davidson Roundball Classic. The Red Devils got strong post play from Matt Holsinger, made seven 3-pointers, and played strong defense en route to an 82-46 victory over Penns ...

Bennett leads CC boys to tourney win

EBENSBURG — Central Cambria was running on all cylinders in the title game of the Ron Davidson Roundball Classic Saturday at Central Cambria High School. The Red Devils’ offense used layups and 3-point shots to jump out to an early lead against Conemaugh Township. Defensively, the Red ...

Tigers pull out win

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Rocci Grassi hit two free throws in the final minute to break a 40-all tie and lift Hollidaysburg over visiting State College Mount Nittany, 42-40, in freshman boys basketball Friday. Mitchell Kratzer led the Golden Tigers with 15 points, while Bryce Martellacci added ...

Three area men part of trip to semifinals

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com The Indiana University of Pennsylvania football team is attempting to reach uncharted waters later this month and become the first team in school history to win an NCAA Division II championship. “We’ve never won a national title, and ...