Scholastic Sports

Ferguson claims Invitational title

STATE COLLEGE — Tyrone’s Andrew Ferguson shot a 1-under par 71 at the Penn State Blue Course to win the Happy Valley Invitational high school golf individual championship in a field of more than 60 golfers Thursday afternoon. Ferguson’s performance helped the Golden Eagles win the 2A ...

New standouts expected to emerge

The 2017 high school golf season should produce plenty of new stars in the area after most of the top-tier talent graduated following last season. Altoona, Philipsburg-Osceola and the Central Cambria girls will be defending district team titles, but each of those teams will have to replace ...

Queen pledges to Colgate

Altoona Area High School multi-sport senior standout Jayvion Queen committed to play football at Colgate University on Sunday night. Queen, a 6-foot-5, 280-pound offensive tackle and defensive end, made a verbal commitment on Twitter. “Excited to announce that I am committed to Colgate ...

Glendale gets 5 on team

From Mirror reports Philipsburg-Osceola, Central and Claysburg-Kimmel typically play some of the best softball in District 6, and often the commonwealth. Glendale also played to that level this season. All four programs were heavily represented on the Pennsylvania High School Softball ...

Hippo, Fleming & Pertile, DelGrosso’s in final

HOLLIDAYSBURG —It will be an all-Blair County affair on Tuesday night in the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA Women’s Summer Basketball League High School Division championship. In the first semifinal game, Hippo, Fleming & Pertile — Altoona’s entry — rallied back from a 12-point ...

Routch building strong resume

Hollidaysburg’s Sydney Routch has been playing soccer since the age of 4, and her perseverance in playing the game has led to a lifetime opportunity very few players will ever have the chance to realize. Routch, a senior on the Hollidaysburg Area High School girls soccer squad, has played ...

Panthers’ Ronan switches to Pitt

Mason Ronan averaged five innings per start this spring for the Penn Cambria baseball team, so going the distance wasn’t a problem. He just didn’t want to make his family and friends go the distance to watch him pitch in college. So, Ronan, the Panthers’ rising senior left-hander, ...

BG kicker picks WVU

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School’s Kolton McGhee has gotten a leg up on his football recruiting. McGhee, a 6-foot, 190-pound junior kicker, made a verbal commitment to West Virginia University on Saturday night and plans on being a Mountaineer beginning in the fall to ...

Volleyball all-staters named

Three players from District 6 have been named to the PVCA All- state volleyball team for their respecitve classifications for the 2016-2017 academic year. In Class 3A, Altoona junior outside hitter Phillip Swartz was District 6’s lone representative as an all-state selection. In Class ...

Playing on for Mick

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Dawn Focht grew up twirling baton, so it was only natural that her daughter, Mikayla, who was 7 at the time, would be put into the same activity as a youngster. There was one problem with that, Mick (as Mikayla was known to many), wanted no part of it. “She said, ‘I ...

Frazier shines at JO event

Hollidaysburg Area High School standout Darcie Frazier is expanding her repertoire in track and field. The rising junior has made her mark the last two seasons on the scholastic level as a sprinter and long jumper for the Lady Tigers, but she’s using the offseason to show she’s also a ...

Softball tournament set to honor Focht

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Everything is set for the first 4Mick 4The Game Memorial Scholarship Softball Tournament. The event, in honor of Hollidaysburg Area High School softball standout Mikayla “Mick’’ Focht, who died in an ATV accident in April, will be held Saturday and Sunday at Legion ...

Penn Cambria senior Ronan invited to national baseball showcase

Some of the best Major League Baseball prospects from high schools all over the United States annually compete in two national feature showcases, the East Coast Pro Games in Tampa, Fla. and the Area Code Games in Long Beach, Calif. This summer, Penn Cambria Area High School’s standout ...

2017 Mirror baseball all-stars

FIRST TEAM Tyler Peterson C Sr. Hollidaysburg Notable: Seton Hill recruit batted .329 with five doubles and 16 RBIs for District 6 Class 5A champs while handling a very balanced Tiger pitching staff. Joey Padula 1B Sr. Bellwood-Antis Notable: Big-time run-producer who scored 25 runs ...

2017 Mirror softball all-stars

FIRST TEAM Lindsey Fasolo C Sr. Altoona Notable: Provided the Lady Lions with power behind the plate, hitting four homers and driving in 19 runs in 19 games. Finished with a .339 batting average. Maggie Peck 1B Sr. Philipsburg-Osceola Notable: Became Lady Mounties’ career home run ...

Mirror boys volleyball all-stars

FIRST TEAM Tyler Barry, jr., Altoona: Middle hitter … Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association first-team all-district in 2017 … Season statistics: 176 service points, 28 aces, 64 kills, 55 digs and 53 stuff blocks … Team award: Rookie of the Year 2017 Kaleb Gahagan sr., Central: ...

Defense sparks North

Even in midsummer all-star football games, turnovers and penalties can be crucial and the defense often sets the pace of the game. That was the case in the 33rd annual Lezzer Lumber Classic Friday night at Mansion Park, as the North squad made two interceptions that paved the way for both its ...

Championship pedigree

In all-star sporting events, the term “championship caliber” is thrown around quite liberally. In tonight’s 33rd annual Lezzer Lumber Football Classic at Mansion Park, the term will take a quite literal meaning. Both Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic and Central have players in the game who ...

Altoona’s Fasolo savors all-star experience

UNIVERSITY PARK — Altoona’s Lindsey Fasolo was one of a number of area players who got to play in the Pennsylvania Softball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Game on Thursday night at Penn State’s Beard Field. And the recent graduate was happy she did. “I thought it was a really cool ...

Szynal, 3 Tigers honored by CPL

Central Penn Baseball League champion Hollidaysburg was well represented in the 2017 league all-stars that were announced recently. Hollidaysburg coach Jon Szynal was selected as the coach of the year, and Golden Tigers infielders Lennox Pugh and Cory Storm, and pitcher Sam Servello were ...