Scholastic Sports

Altoona wins first set, 25-0, on way to beating Brashear

Shutouts in volleyball games are few and far between. The Altoona Mountain Lions scored one Tuesday, blanking Brashear, 25-0, in the first game en route to sweeping the Bulls in a District 6-8-10 subregional semifinal at the AAHS Fieldhouse. From Dalton Keller’s first serve in Game 1 to ...

Swartz gets his shot with D-1 program

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com By any measure, Nathan Swartz enjoyed an outstanding wrestling career at Hollidaysburg Area High School. Swartz logged a 97-43 career record in four years, with 53 true falls. He was a District 6 Class 3A champion at 138 pounds as a junior, and ...

Ramblers have too much of everything

By Hunter Muro For the Mirror Windber — The Northern Bedford Lady Panthers had no answer offensively against Windber starter Baylee Roxby, and could not stop the Lady Rambler’s hot bats either as they fell 12-2 in a District 5 Class 2A softball semifinal matchup Tuesday. Roxby tossed ...

2018 Athletes of the Year: Martinazzi, Dillow receive honors at annual banquet

Even though it was the 13th annual Altoona Mirror Athlete of the Year banquet, nothing was unlucky about how the night’s festivities played out in front of a packed room at The Casino in Lakemont. It was there that Bishop Carroll’s Alyssa Martinazzi and Chestnut Ridge’s Noah Dillow were ...

Altoona walks off with victory

Leading up to his bottom of the seventh at-bat in a tie game against Mifflin County, Altoona’s Ian Yon had little to show for his three previous at-bats with two pop-ups and a ground out. Yon crushed the first pitch from Tyreen Smalley just foul down the left field line. The second pitch ...

Luensmann pitches B-A past BG

Chad Luensmann earned an NCAA Division I college baseball scholarship to the University of Nebraska as a right-handed pitcher out of tiny Bellwood-Antis High School. Luensmann’s younger brother, Travis, is now only a sophomore at Bellwood, but is already showing a similar type of ability ...

Bisons ousted by Forest Hills

SIDMAN — Bryan Bernard had two hits, including a second-inning RBI single while going 6 2/3 innings for Forest Hills in a 3-1 win over Bedford in the District 6 Class 4A baseball semifinals. Adam Cecere had a run scoring double in the first to give the Rangers the early edge. Bedford ...

Triple jump field at states loaded with area stars

From Mirror reports SHIPPENSBURG — The girls triple jump was a fiercely contested event recently at the District 6 Class 2A Track and Field Championships, and it appears the action will continue over to the state meet. Seven girls reached the qualifying standard in that event last ...

Wess’ team-first look appreciated

Name: Paige Wess School: Central Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Wess won three events at the District 6 Class 2A Championships — winning the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 17.75 seconds and anchoring the 1600 relay and 3200 relay ...

Dillow works hard 7 days a week

Name: Noah Dillow School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Track and field, baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Dillow won the long jump and triple jump at the District 5 Class 2A Track and Field Championships and also went 4-for-9 with a home run, five RBIs, four ...

Mirror track honor roll

BOYS 100 dash: Adams, A, 11.04; Germaux, TM, 11.16; Sankey, BG, 11.24; Lawhead, A, 11.35; Mitchell, T, 11.35 200 dash: Lawhead, A, 22.49; Wolfe, BA, 22.80; Kutchman, CC, 22.89; Adams, A, 22.94; Sankey, BG, 22.98 400 dash: Kutchman, CC, 49.93; Molliver, Ho, 50.92; Howe, Ho, 50.92; ...

Bearcats get the best of Penn Cambria’s ace

By Ty R. States For the Mirror HUNTINGDON — Huntingdon showed it can find ways to score runs even when the hits just aren’t there. Against Penn Cambria Division I pitching prospect Mason Ronan in a District 6 Class 3A semifinal baseball game at Juniata College on Saturday, the ...

Three-time reigning champs ousted from playoffs

BOALSBURG — Juniata Valley will not be defending the district title they won in each of the last three years. The Green Hornets also won’t be back in the PIAA state championship tournament. District 6-A semifinal action on Friday saw the end of a great run in recent years by Juniata ...

Tigers bounced from tourney

HERSHEY — Hollidaysburg fell to Council Rock North, 3-0, in the PIAA Class 3A team tennis quarterfinals Friday. Two matches were not completed when the overall match was decided. “It was a great run,’’ Hollidaysburg coach Brian Denis said. “All good things must come to an end, but ...

Bulldogs fall short against No. 1 seed

HOMER CITY — Claysburg-Kimmel coach Justin Harris said the reason for his team’s season-ending loss Friday was pretty straightforward. “They had timely hits, and we didn’t,” Harris explained. “In games like this, you get guys on base, and you have to get those timely hits. ...

Martelacci spearheads Bavarian

Bryce Martellaci had a triple, a double and two RBIs, while Kyle Wilson came up with three hits as Bavarian Hall knocked off Shag, 11-4, in Altoona Teener Major action at Seitz Field. Winning pitcher Steve Hartman helped himself with two hits while striking out seven, and Brandon Murphy added ...

AAHS boys get 7 to states

By Buck Frank bfrank@altoonamirror.com The cold and rainy spring hindered many of the area track and field performers this year, but maybe none more so than the pole vaulters. Altoona Area High School’s Tyler Delozier had already compiled an impressive pole vaulting resume before this ...

Hallinan finishes with trifecta

By Jim Lane For the Mirror Altoona’s Lindsay Hallinan went 3-for-3 in the District 6 Class 3A discus championships Thursday at Mansion Park and earned another trip to Shippensburg for the PIAA state meet. Despite finishing third in the javelin, teammate Madison Benton will join ...

State College too much as Lady Lions end season

STATE COLLEGE — The Altoona Area High School softball team huddled down the left-field line for the 20th and last time this season after its 9-0 loss to State College in the District 6 Class 6A semifinals on Thrusday at Community Field. And when it broke the huddle with the traditional ...

One inning lifts Huskies into semis

EBENSBURG — Three pitches made all the difference in Thursday’s District 6 Class 1A quarterfinal softball game at Ebensburg’s First Energy Field. Third-seeded Bishop Carroll rapped three hits off Moshannon Valley’s Sidney Lewis on three consecutive pitches in the third inning that ...