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Scholastic Sports

Too much offense helps Marauders best Bedford

It has become exceedingly apparent over the course of this scholastic basketball season that the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Marauders are anything but a one-trick pony. The Marauders boast a balanced lineup in which all five starting players are quite capable of scoring in double figures on ...

BG girls comeback falls short in final frame

JOHNSTOWN — A short-handed Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic team battled back from what had been as large as a nine-point deficit to take a fourth-quarter lead, but Bishop McCort made enough plays down the stretch to win, 56-49, Thursday in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference ...

Sarbo, McMillen look to make history at regionals

Altoona’s Matt Sarbo and Glendale’s Brock McMillen both wrestle at 138 pounds, and they are looking to make history at their respective regional tournaments on Saturday. Sarbo is aiming for his fourth Northwest Regional Tournament title at the Altoona Fieldhouse, which would set program ...

Miller key in Lady Tigers’ win

BEDFORD — Marin Miller accounted for nearly 75 percent of her team’s points in helping Hollidaysburg pull out a 49-48 victory over Bedford in high school girls basketball action on Thursday. Miller scored 36 for the Lady Tigers, who improved to 4-5. Sydney Taracatac led Bedford with 23 ...

Mustangs continue historic run at WestPAC title

PORTAGE — With the opportunity to make history, the Portage boys basketball team would not be denied. Hosting Shade during the WestPAC semifinals Thursday at Len Chappell Gymnasium, the Mustangs fired on all cylinders to down the Panthers, 66-38, to advance to the conference championship ...

Central pulls away in 2nd half for win

MARTINSBURG — Central, up 20-19 at halftime, outscored Philipsburg-Osceola 29-8 in the third quarter en route to a 62-43 win over the Mounties in high school boys basketball action on Thursday. Devon Boyles’ 26 points were tops for Central (12-4), which also got 15 points from Eli ...

Altoona swimmers pick up virtual sweep

The Altoona boys and girls each picked up victories over Marion Center in a virtual high school swimming meet on Thursday. The Altoona boys improved to 7-2 with an 81-80 win, and the Lady Lions moved to 5-4 with a 93-76 victory. Patryck Webster led the Altoona boys with a win in the ...

Sweep gives Bellwood-Antis ICC North title

WILLIAMSBURG — Last summer, Bellwood-Antis graduated its entire starting five from last year’s PIAA Class 2A quarterfinalist team that had won the previous two state championships. Chelsea McCaulsky was the first player off the bench from that squad and was determined to keep up the ...

Carroll shocks Guilfoyle

EBENSBURG — Bishop Carroll Catholic defeated Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic, 52-50, completing a remarkable turnaround from a 76-37 loss earlier this season in girls high school basketball action Wednesday night. Madison Ostinowsky scored 20 points for the Lady Huskies. Leah Homan led BG, ...

Altoona boys swim team wins again

The Altoona boys swim team improved to 6-2 Wednesday, thanks to a 118-24 win over Somerset in high school action at AAHS Fieldhouse pool. Brennen Dugan led a balanced effort from Altoona with wins in the 200 IM and 100 freestyle. The Lady Lions dropped to 4-4 with a 100-69 loss to ...

Whiteford comes up big for Heights

EBENSBURG — Bernie Whiteford scored 27 points Wednesday night to lead Cambria Heights to a 70-55 win over Central Cambria in boys high school basketball action. The Highlanders (5-7) also got 14 points from Preston Lamb and 11 more from Luke Lamb. The Red Devils (2-11) got 17 points from ...

Miller, Dunlap combine for seven goals in victory for Tigers

It’s not every day that a team ends up with having not one, but two guys register hat tricks in the span of one game. Tuesday night, the Hollidaysburg hockey team proved that it needed both of those, and one of them to come off the power play. The Golden Tigers got a combined seven goals ...

Big guys inside help BG triumph

JOHNSTOWN — Entering Tuesday’s Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference matchup, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic was the top seed in the District 6 Class 3A rankings, and Westmont Hilltop was third, so there’s a decent chance the teams will see each other again. The Hilltoppers will likely spend ...

Lady Tigers humbled

HOLLIDAYSBURG — There has been a 360-degree turnaround in the fortunes of the Central Mountain High School girls basketball program in just past the few years, and veteran coach Scott Baker said that it all started with outlook. Consequently, a program that was mired in a 48-game losing ...

Weakland reaches 1,000 mark

NEW PARIS — Kirsten Weakland scored 29 points, which put her over the 1,000-point mark for her career, as Cambria Heights beat Chestnut Ridge, 45-27, in girls high school basketball action Tuesday night. She hit the milestone with a foul shot in the fourth quarter. CAMBRIA HEIGHTS (45): ...

Pirates clinch ICC North Division title

CLAYSBURG — Williamsburg clinched the Inter-County Conference North Division title with a 63-31 victory over Claysburg-Kimmel in high school boys basketball on Tuesday. The win was also Williamsburg coach Brock Anders’ 150th career victory. Lambert Palmer led the Blue Pirates with 20 ...

Altoona boys, CC teams prevail

The Altoona boys beat Central Mountain in high school swimming, 114-24, at the AAHS Fieldhouse pool on Tuesday. Individual winners for the Altoona boys were Brennen Dugan (200-yard individual medley), Jacob Steinbugl (100 butterfly), Ryan Hopkins (50 freestyle) and Patryck Webster (500 ...

Day going to Temple to play TE

Altoona senior Marcus Day committed to play collegiate football at Temple on Monday. Day made the announcement on Twitter. “I am very excited to announce that I will be continuing my athletic career at the next level,” Day wrote. “I would like to thank my Mom who has always worked ...

Talented McCracken improving

Name: Jaidyn McCracken School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: McCracken had 27 points and 13 rebounds in a win over Moshannon Valley and added 13 points in a 54-48 triumph over Everett. Season update: Bellwood-Antis is 7-3 and 6-0 ...

Sarbo looking good for Lions

Name: Matt Sarbo School: Altoona Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Sarbo became the third Altoona wrestler to win four District 6 championships, joining T.J. Brandt (2013) and Cole Manley (2017) when he pinned returning state qualifier from ...