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Huntingdon’s Goldstone captures two golds

UNIVERSITY PARK — Huntingdon Area High School’s Haley Goldstone punched her ticket into the state meet both individually and as part of a relay team during the first day of competition at the District 6 Swimming & Diving Championships on Friday at Penn State. Huntingdon also qualified ...

Juniata women reach 2nd round

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Kent. — The Juniata College women’s basketball team jumped out to a double-digit advantage by the end of one quarter and led by 27 at halftime as the Eagles punched their ticket into the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament with a 63-52 victory over Piedmont at ...

Flash win on road

EMMITSBURG, Md. — Saint Francis opened the second half on an 8-0 run and held off a Mount Saint Mary’s fourth-quarter charge in a 79-69 win on Friday night inside Knott Arena. Saint Francis’ incredible balance continued as Jessica Kovatch led four players in double figures with 22 ...

Mtn. Lions don’t go down without a fight

PITTSBURGH — Nobody told the Altoona Mountain Lions they entered Friday’s District 6-8-10 Class 6A consolation game as an underdog against Pittsburgh City League champion Taylor Allderdice. Altoona hustled throughout the game and trailed by only four points with less than three minutes ...

Second-half start sparks BG

CRESSON — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic coach Chris Drenning clutched the District 6 Class 2A boys basketball trophy as he quickly made his way over to some former players following the Marauders’ title win Thursday night. After some hugs and high-fives, Drenning smiled at the group and told ...

Area stars look to advance

At this point in the postseason, the wrestlers are so close to qualifying for the PIAA Championships in Hershey that they can almost taste the chocolate. Well, better not mention anything fattening around weight-cutting wrestlers. All the hard work, sweat and cutting weight could pay off ...

Lady Devils rout Penns Manor

The Bellwood-Antis girls basketball team made a deep run in the 2A state playoffs a year ago as the second place team out of District 6. They’ll have to do it from the third spot this year. After losing to Blairsville in the district semis Monday, the Lady Devils rebounded to take third ...

Portage rolls to easy win

HOLLIDAYSBURG — For those of who were there a year ago, the Portage girls basketball team remembered what it was like to lose in a District 6 1A consolation game. You could tell just by how the Lady Mustangs played Thursday night in a dominating 65-24 win over Saint Joseph’s. “Last year ...

Lady Lions routed by Michigan

INDIANAPOLIS — Penn State saw its Big Ten Tournament come to an end late Thursday night with a 77-48 loss to Michigan in the second round. The 11th-seeded Lady Lions fell behind early, trailing 15-10 after one quarter and 32-20 at the half, and they were never able to cut into the deficit ...

College basketball preview capsules 3-2

PSU men vs. Ohio State Tipoff: 6:30 p.m. Madison Square Garden Records: Penn State (20-12, 10-9 Big Ten); No. 13 Ohio State (24-7, 15-3 Big Ten) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 107-121 in his seventh season at Penn State and 149-149 in nine seasons overall. Chris Holtmann is 24-7 in his ...

Colon still throwing strikes in spring debut

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister remembers the first time he saw Bartolo Colon pitch was in Class A ball in 1995. “He was young and throwing a million it seemed like,” Banister said. “Hitters didn’t really enjoy getting into the batter’s box.” Colon is no ...

Devils punch ticket to states for 3rd straight year

HOMER CITY — Central Cambria sewed up its third consecutive berth in the PIAA Class AAA girls’ basketball state playoffs on Thursday night with a 52-47 victory against West Shamokin in the District 6 Class 3A fifth-place consolation game at Homer-Center High School. Cassidy Bezek’s ...

Hornets ousted

HOLLIDAYSBURG — With its offense sputtering at times in the second half, the Juniata Valley defense led a valiant comeback effort in the fourth quarter. The Hornets caused seven turnovers alone in the fourth against Blacklick Valley in a battle for the third and final PIAA playoff bid coming ...

Swimmers set sights on districts

By Scott Franco sfranco@altoonamirror.com When the District 6 Class 3A and 2A Swimming and Diving Championships get under way today at Penn State University, there will be several area swimmers from the Mirror coverage area who will have their sights set on a trip to states. In particlar, ...

High school basketball playoff capsules

TONIGHT GIRLS District 6 Class 3A championship Teams: Penns Valley Lady Rams (19-5); Everett Lady Warriors (21-4). Site, time: Mount Aloysius College Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center, Cresson, Cresson, 6 p.m. The coaches: Penns Valley — Karen McCaffrey (319-188, 20 years). ...

Nittany Lions pass first postseason test

Penn State had limited options as it faced Northwestern. Throughout the game, it boiled down to two: either continue to make improbable 3-pointers or leave Madison Square Garden without a win in the Big Ten tournament. They chose the former. “I always think positive thoughts,” Tony ...

Lady Hornets capture first district title

CRESSON — During pregame introductions, Juniata Valley guard Sydney Reed didn’t get to hear her name. The public address announcer mistakenly called Hayden Taylor twice. It didn’t bother Reed. She just made sure they announced her name a few hours later when her coach, Rachelle ...

Flash upset in first round of NEC play

LORETTO — Heartbreak can happen in a hurry at this time of year in college basketball. It took less than three minutes for Saint Francis to experience that Wednesday night. The Red Flash appeared to have everything going their way, entering the Northeast Conference Tournament with a ...

Huskies return to top of 1A boys field

CRESSON — The Bishop Carroll Huskies have been mainstays in the district championship basketball game over the past decade and a half, but, entering Wednesday night’s District 6 Class 1A title game, the Huskies hadn’t won one in a few years. Carroll and its head coach, Cosie Aliquo, had ...

PSU’s Nolf ‘ready to go’

UNIVERSITY PARK — The big question swirling around the Penn State wrestling team — What is Jason Nolf’s status? — as the 2018 Big Ten Wrestling Championships approach was answered Wednesday, until it wasn’t. Head coach Cael Sanderson was the first to meet the media at the team’s ...