Scholastic Sports

Portage mourns loss of legend Chappell

Great athletes who dream big and earn sports stardom can come from anywhere or any sized town, something Len Chappell proved five decades ago when he made it big from the small town of Portage. Chappell, a basketball legend at Wake Forest University and an NBA All-Star, died Thursday in his ...

Superintendents enter public-private debate

Superintendents from across the state, including some in District 6, are joining the fray in the debate about the separation of public and private school playoffs. “We got to where we’re meeting to talk, because we have to do what’s best for our students,” Portage Superintendent Eric ...

P-O athletes earn scholarships

PHILIPSBURG — Philipsburg-Osceola High School’s Loryn Hughes and Brandon Anderson were among 12 Centre County athletes who earned scholarships from the Centre County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. Recipients, who were selected by the schools, had to have won at least one ...

Coach hoping to build Tyrone junior high boys soccer

Last fall, the Tyrone Area Junior High School boys soccer program was forced to cancel its season because of a lack of numbers. Eric Oliver, the program’s new coach hired in May, is determined not to let that happen again. Oliver wants to get the word out to seventh and eighth-graders in ...

2018 Mirror softball all-stars

FIRST TEAM Kylie Thal C Sr. Philipsburg-Osceola Notable: Hit .471, drove in 35 runs, had 13 doubles and hit five home runs for PIAA Class 3A champions. Charlotte Farabaugh 1B Sr. Cambria Heights Notable: Led Lady Highlanders with batting average of .511. Drove in 27 runs and had 12 ...

2018 Mirror baseball all-stars

FIRST TEAM Alex Mykut C Sr. Huntingdon Notable: Went 3-for-3 and was winning pitcher in Curve Classic championship game win. Hit .400 with 11 extra base hits and 27 RBIs. Davis Kline 1B Sr. Bedford Notable: Will attend Princeton and play football in the fall. Hit .465 with three doubles ...

2018 Mirror boys tennis all-stars

FIRST TEAM Rami Alkhafaji, jr., Hollidaysburg: Three-time Mirror first-team all-star No. 1 singles player for District 6 3A champion Hollidaysburg ... 12-1 record at No. 1 singles ... District 6 3A singles and doubles runner-up ... Won Most Outstanding Player Award for the team. Caleb ...

2018 Mirror boys volleyball all-stars

FIRST TEAM Tyler Barry, sr., Altoona: Opposite hitter was PVCA first team All-District in 2017 and 2018 … Coaches Award winner in 2018 … Rookie of the year in 2017 … Season statistics: 158 points, 88 kills, 164 digs and 29 blocks. Matias Berger, sr., Huntingdon: Outside ...

P-O gets 3 all-state first-teamers

From Mirror reports Philipsburg-Osceola, the PIAA Class 3A high school softball champions, landed three players on the first team of the Pennsylvania High School Softball Coaches Association’s All-State Class 3A Softball Team and a fourth on the second team. Kylie Thal (catcher), Maddie ...

Haralson set to play D-I

Bellwood-Antis rising junior Sakeria Haralson wasted no time in making a college choice. The center for the PIAA Class 2A champion Lady Blue Devils announced on Twitter on Tuesday night that she intends to sign with Division I Monmouth in two years. “First and foremost, I want to thank ...

North holds on for Lezzer win

The North All-Star team had come up empty on four scoring chances inside the South team’s 15-yard line in the 34th annual Central Pennsylvania Football Coaches Association’s Lezzer Lumber Classic and trailed 6-0 at halftime Friday night at Mansion Park. But Bellefonte’s Shannon Manning, ...

Smith takes one for team, lifts D6 to victory

UNIVERSITY PARK — Central graduate Olivia Smith wasn’t expecting to hear her name called to bat with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th ­inning of the Pennsylvania Softball Coaches Association All-Star Game. Smith started the game from the No. 3 spot in the District 6 lineup ...

One last hurrah: Trio set for final football game

All-star high school football games in the summer provide a chance for some players to get on the gridiron one more time. For others, it will be one final time. “It’s a good experience for the players,’’ said Huntingdon coach Mike Hudy, who is serving as the head coach of the South ...

Tourney honoring Focht upcoming

The second annual 4 Mick 4 TheGame softball tournament is scheduled to be held on June 30 and July 1 with the expanded field set to play games at Legion Park and Logan Elementary fields. The tournament is played in honor of former Hollidaysburg Area softball standout Mikayla “Mick” Focht, ...

Boytim: PIAA tries to find solutions without divisions

If one thing is clear from Monday’s “Hearing on Public, Private Sports” held in Harrisburg by the Pennsylvania Athletic Oversight Committee and members of the PIAA, it’s that the wish of many public-school coaches in our area isn’t happening any time soon. The topic of separate ...

PSBCA contest pushed back

The Pennsylvania Softball Coaches Association District 6 All-Star Game scheduled for this evening has been postponed because of the rain in today’s weather forecast. The game has been rescheduled for Thursday. Gates at the Penn State Softball Complex will open at 5 p.m. with the 10-inning ...

Heim remembered as top ref

When Dave Heim and Ron Rickens officiated a local high school basketball game, coaches and colleagues say you were getting the best. Heim passed away last Monday at 86. Rickens passed away several years ago. Tom Goss, who coached girls basketball at both Bishop Guilfoyle and Central, said ...

College signing

Kaitlyn Cappella: Penn State Altoona softball Name: Kaitlyn Cappella High school: Hollidaysburg Hometown: Hollidaysburg Sport: Softball Position: Catcher/infield College choice: Penn State Altoona Other colleges considered: Mount Aloysius Why I picked Penn State Altoona: ...

Thompson comes up big during state playoff run

Name: Hannah Thompson School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Thompson went 1-for-3, was hit by a pitch and scored two runs in Philipsburg-Osceola’s Class 3A state championship victory over Holy Redeemer. In the ...