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Scholastic Sports

Glendale has three alive in medal round

NEWTOWN — Glendale has three wrestlers still alive to take the medal stand when wrestling resumes today at the Escape the Rock Tournament in high school action at Council Rock High School. At 220, Cory Johnston remains in position to claim a tournament championship. He faces Michael ...

A sizable matter: H.S. wrestler fights off physical limitations

By Pat Huggins The Associated Press LEBANON — With its significant physical and mental challenges, wrestling is not a sport for the faint-hearted. Nor, it would seem, is wrestling a sport for someone who stands just 4 feet, 5 inches tall and won’t get much bigger because of dwarfism, ...

High water mark: Solomon savors 500-win milestone

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Early Friday evening at the swimming pool at Hollidaysburg Area High School, someone wisely pointed out that the Roman numeral for 500 was the letter D. And it ended up making a lot of sense, too. It was so appropriate because a very large gathering was there to honor the ...

Huge 2nd quarter carries Lady Lions to win

Eight minutes into Friday night’s Mid-Penn Conference game with visiting Harrisburg at the Altoona Area High School Fieldhouse, the Altoona Lady Lions were trailing, 16-10, after making only 4-of-16 first-quarter shots. The second quarter was a completely different story, though, and ...

BG girls cruise past WH

It may have been a competitive start, but the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic girls basketball team made sure to leave no doubt once the second quarter started. The Lady Marauders (11-3) shut out Westmont Hilltop (5-9) in the second frame and went on a 12-0 run as they pounded the Lady Hilltoppers, ...

Leidig reaches milestone in Bellwood victory

BELLWOOD — Emilie Leidig scored 29 points, going over the 1,000-point mark for her career in Bellwood-Antis’ 79-24 win over Williamsburg Friday night in girls high school basketball action. Teammate Alli Campbell added 21 points and 10 rebounds as Bellwood improved to 13-0. Sakeria ...

Guilfoyle survives in victory at Westmont Hilltop

JOHNSTOWN — Bishop Guilfoyle outscored Westmont Hilltop 19-11 in the fourth quarter en route to a 58-49 win at Westmont Hilltop Friday night in boys high school basketball action. Kyle Ruggery led BG (11-1) with 19 points to go with 12 from Mike Montecalvo in a game the Marauders led at ...

McMillen makes Glendale history in rout

BELLWOOD — Glendale’s Brock McMillen posed for photos with family, friends, fans and teammates long after the dual meet with Bellwood-Antis was over Thursday night at the Bellwood gym. “Pictures really aren’t my thing,” he said with a smile. The returning state champion was the ...

Bonus points help Mounties top Central

MARTINSBURG — Philipsburg-Osceola recorded five falls in topping Central, 40-33, in high school wrestling action on Thursday. Nick Coudriet, Luke Hughes, Hunter Weitoish, Parker Moore and Tyler Anderson all had pins for the Mounties. Central recorded four forfeit wins, and Alexander ...

Hollidaysburg hockey blanks CV

JOHNSTOWN — Justin Singer and Zack Dunlap each scored two goals to help the Hollidaysburg Area High School varsity ice hockey team beat Conemaugh Valley, 6-0, Thursday at 1st Summit Arena at the War Memorial. Andrew Roman and Jack Becker each had goals for the Tigers, and Brandon Roman had ...

Vikings fall to West Branch

FLINTON — Glendale trailed by six at halftime, but West Branch pulled away in the third quarter to post a 60-42 Inter-County Conference North Division win in high school boys basketball action on Thursday. Ryan Sinclair led Glendale with 15 points. WEST BRANCH (60): Gutierrez 4 0-4 8, ...

Another league win for Altoona

The Altoona Mountain Lions are developing into one of the real feel-good stories in the Mid-Penn Conference’s Commonwealth Division. Led by first-year coach Jarrod Klausman, the Lions are 5-2 in conference play and 7-4 overall. Thanks to a strong fourth-quarter, they knocked off Carlisle, ...

Solomon garners victories No. 500, 501

EBENSBURG — The Hollidaysburg swims teams helped its coach reach a career milestone in a sweep of Central Cambria on Wednesday night in high school swimming. Deb Solomon picked up win No. 500 as the Tigers defeated the Red Devils by a 90-80 score. Meanwhile, the Lady Tigers garnered win ...

Trio helps BG get by Penn Cambria

CRESSON — Leah Homan, Sophia Warner and Jamison Consiglio each scored nine points as Bishop Guilfoyle held off Penn Cambria, 50-48, in Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference action on Wednesday night in high school girls basketball. The win improved the Lady Marauders to 10-3 while the Lady ...

Fast starts part of early success for Bishop Guilfoyle

The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School boys basketball program has enjoyed significant success over the past two seasons, reaching the PIAA Class 2A state championship game last March and bolting to ten wins in its first 11 games this year. Yet, BG coach Chris Drenning has pinpointed at ...

Duo help Bishop Carroll pull away from rival CC

EBENSBURG — After a close start, Bishop Carroll pulled away from cross-town rival Central Cambria for a 59-39 win Wednesday night in boys high school basketball action. Nolan Burk led the Huskies with 24 points and Tristan McDannell added 20 points. Central Cambria received 15 points from ...

Stouffer shines for Lady Lions

BELLEFONTE — Marissa Stouffer won the all around with a score of 36.925 as Altoona topped Bellefonte, 130.6-121.05 in high school gymnastics action Wednesday night. Stouffer was also the winner on the vault, bars, beam, and floor routine. Altoona returns to action tonight against St. ...

Campbell sets Blair record

CLAYSBURG — Alli Campbell tied the all-time Blair County scoring record for any basketball player, boys or girls, with a 3-pointer in Tuesday night’s game at Claysburg-Kimmel. Moments later, the Bellwood-Antis senior broke the record — previously held by former teammate Karson Swogger — ...

Bellwood-Antis star maintains humility

CLAYSBURG — When Tuesday’s game at Claysburg-Kimmel was briefly stopped to honor Alli Campbell’s Blair County scoring record-breaking basket, it may have been the only moment Campbell felt out of place during the game. She was trying to get back on defense. Suddenly, teammates were ...

Mtn. Lions feel at home in win

The Altoona Area High School wrestlers made their first home appearance of the season Tuesday and cruised past a depleted Hollidaysburg squad, 62-15, at the AAHS Fieldhouse. Coach Joel Gilbert’s Mountain Lions needed only 50 minutes to dispatch the Golden Tigers. “It’s nice to come ...