Scholastic Sports

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 ...

A lot of Good in a small package

Standing 5-foot-7 and weighing in at a modest 150 pounds, Kyle Good gives away a lot in height and weight to opponents on the football field. But the Altoona Area High School graduate — who led the Mirror coverage region in receptions with 56 for 576 yards (a 10.8 yards-per-catch average) ...

Lezzer Lumber rosters

NORTH No. Player Team 1 Justin Neff Central Mountain 2 Eli Jacobs Curwensville 2 Jake Stormer (inj.) Saint Joseph’s 3 Jared Hurd Penns Valley 4 Eli Lipscomb Bellefonte 5 Jaiden Boone Bellefonte 6 Jarrett Esposito Brockway 9 Braden Paulenelli DuBois 10 Hunter ...

McCall to lead Lady Pirates

Shannon McCall has been driving back and forth between Williamsburg and State College to work for the last 11 years. For the last seven, she’s balanced those days with helping raise her son, Jase. It’s a busy life. But sometimes opportunities present themselves that one has to make time ...

Community deserves to celebrate

Summertime in Martinsburg looks a lot like the movie “The Sand Lot,” set in 1962, when boys played baseball every night until the street lights came on. With tree-lined avenues, meticulously manicured lawns, and beautiful community pool, you could almost see Smalls, Squints, Bennie the ...

Bulldogs hire new coach

Matt Musselman is exceedingly familiar with the wrestling program at Claysburg-Kimmel High School. Musselman became the first PIAA Class 2A state medalist in the school’s history as a junior back in 1987, when he took sixth place at 105 pounds. The next year, in 1988, he became the ...

Imler sacrifices for team

Name: Jarrett Imler School: Central Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Imler pitched six innings of scoreless ball, scattering six hits while going 1-for-2 at the plate with an RBI in last Monday’s 3-1 win over Huntingdon in the PIAA Class 3A ...

Madison Kline: Cal, Pa. volleyball

Name: Madison Kline High school: Cambria Heights Hometown: Hastings Sport: Volleyball Position: Middle hitter/blocker College choice: California University of Pennsylvania Other colleges considered: Pitt-Johnstown, Clarion Why I picked Cal, Pa.: “I felt like I fit in at the ...

Trybus gives BG’s Wheeler one more win

JOHNSTOWN — Friday night’s 47th annual Ken Lantzy Finest 40 All-Star Classic proved to be one last opportunity to show that Bishop Guilfoyle quarterback Josh Trybus and head coach Justin Wheeler will always find a way to win a football game. After the South all-stars took a 28-14 lead ...

Karstetter comes up big for Scarlet Dragons

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — There’s usually a moment of truth for any unlikely sports hero, and Preston Karstetter’s came in the bottom of the second inning of Thursday afternoon’s PIAA Class 3A baseball championship game against Holy Redeemer. Central ...

Victory puts stamp on seniors, program

Commentary UNIVERSITY PARK — When they finally got to the part of presenting the Central seniors with the PIAA Class 3A baseball trophy at Medlar Field, it looked like the whole team was coming over to accept it. After all, the Scarlet Dragon roster includes 11 ...

Dragons take aim at first state championship

If you’d have asked Josh McKnight back in March to go out and do something on June 15, he would have had to decline. McKnight, you see, already had other plans. Although the high school baseball season hadn’t even started, McKnight, who already knew what it took to reach the PIAA ...

PIAA Class 3A championship preview capsule

Who: Holy Redeemer Royals (4-1, 16-4) vs. Central Scarlet Dragons (6-2, 23-3 Where: Medlar Park at Lubrano Field, University Park When: Today, 3 p.m. The coaches: Holy Redeemer—Chris Ritsick (Record unavailable, 13 years overall, 12 years at Holy Redeemer); Central—A.J. Hoenstine ...

Alum Harr picked by Hollidaysburg

Christian Harr was one of former Hollidaysburg wrestling coach Mike Moore’s best wrestlers during Moore’s 15 years with the Golden Tigers. Now Harr will attempt to fill Moore’s shoes and mentor his own stars. The Hollidaysburg Area School Board hired Harr as the new varsity wrestling ...