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Haralson situation addressed

Following plenty of outcry over social media about replays aired on PCN showing West Middlesex junior Grace Mild connecting with a forearm/elbow to Bellwood-Antis’ Sakeria Haralson in the final moments of the first half of Thursday’s PIAA Class 2A title game, the PIAA has contacted WM coach ...

2018-19 Mirror wrestling all-stars

It was a banner 2018-19 for many wrestlers and some teams in the Mirror coverage area, particularly for Glendale sophomore Brock McMillen and Chestnut Ridge senior Jared McGill. It was a golden year for McMillen and McGill. Spurred on by hard losses in the previous year’s PIAA Class 2A ...

McMillen, McGill each live up to expectations

Glendale 126-pound sophomore Brock McMillen and Chestnut Ridge 170-pound senior Jared McGill were expected to win state titles this season. McMillen was a returning state runner-up, and McGill was a three-time state placewinner who was very motivated after suffering a shocking loss in the ...

Altoona baseball returns 1-2

RICHMOND, Va. — The Altoona baseball team returned from its trip to Virginia on Saturday with a 1-2 record, following a 6-5 loss to Manchester High School. The Mountain Lions went 1-1 on Friday in their two games. On Saturday, Manchester scored twice in the bottom of the seventh on a ...

Lazor continues dominance with Chestnut Ridge program

While it has become expected that the Chestnut Ridge wrestling program will turn in great years under coach Greg Lazor, this year might have been his best coaching performance. Wrestling without Justin McCoy, the program’s career leader in wins, and with four freshmen in the starting ...

Bittersweet ending: Marauders fall just short in state title game

HERSHEY — Math, Civics & Sciences began Friday’s PIAA Class 2A state championship game holding poses after 3-point shots and jogging back on defense. The Mighty Elephants spent the moments after the final buzzer celebrating wildly, knowing they’d survived a dog fight to eke out a ...

Thumbs up on brilliant career: Ruggery leaves impressive legacy at Guilfoyle

HERSHEY — When Bishop Guilfoyle was huddling in its final timeout with 5.2 seconds left down by two points, every person wearing purple in the Giant Center thought Luke Ruggery was going to hit a miraculous game-winning 3-pointer to win the state title. His clutch fourth quarter against ...

Mountain Lions split to open up season

RICHMOND, Va. — The Altoona baseball team opened its season on Friday in Richmond, Virginia, losing to Benedictine High School, 6-2, in the first of a twinbill, while coming back to win 15-6 over St. Christopher’s in high school action. The Mountain Lions, who trailed 4-0 early to ...

Marauders will return strong team

HERSHEY — When Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic lost four starters to graduation last season, a lot of people lowered their expectations for the Marauders. Even though BG blitzed its way through the District 6 Class 2A playoffs, there were still doubters when it came to playing state playoff ...

Berlin girls capture their first state championship

HERSHEY — Berlin Brothersvalley, a member of the WestPAC and the District 5 champions, won the PIAA Class 1A state title Friday with a 41-32 victory over Lourdes Regional at the Giant Center. The title was the first in the Somerset County school’s history. Lourdes Regional defeated ...

Twice is nice: Lady Devils win second straight state title

HERSHEY — A downpour hit Hershey early Thursday afternoon, and Bellwood-Antis found a way to bring the storm inside the Giant Center. The Lady Blue Devils made it rain 3-pointers and finished the game with 12 treys in a 66-57 victory over West Middlesex to win Bellwood’s second consecutive ...

Campbell again comes through in the clutch

HERSHEY — Bellwood-Antis junior star Alli Campbell doesn’t want the credit when the Lady Blue Devils win, but she wants to shoulder the load when they rarely lose. A lot of star players say that, but when Campbell does, you can tell she’s sincere. Campbell once again led her team to a ...

Rudel: BG boys look to make history

One of the many great things about the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic boys basketball team’s charge to its first PIAA championship game is now the Marauder faithful not only have a storied past but a team to celebrate today. And sometimes it takes a team like this one to shine that light. For ...

Decker does it: Big 3-pointers spark Bellwood

HERSHEY — It’s hard to imagine anyone predicted that Bellwood-Antis junior guard Macy Decker would lead her team in scoring at halftime in the PIAA Class 2A championship game. Count West Middlesex coach Mike Williams among those surprised after Decker drilled three first half 3-pointers ...

BG boys preview capsule

Teams: Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders (27-2); Math, Civics & Sciences Mighty Elephants (22-9) Site, time: Giant Center, Hershey, Friday, 2 p.m. TV: PCN Radio: JACK-FM (107.1) The coaches: Bishop Guilfoyle — Chris Drenning (131-53, seventh year); Math, Civics & Sciences — Lonnie ...

B-A notebook: Haralson plays through pain

HERSHEY — Sakeria Haralson took a couple of hard shots from West Middlesex players during Thursday’s game. On the first rough contact, she was attended to on the floor and replaced by Olivia Musselman for the final 57.9 seconds of the first quarter. The second blow came just before ...

Tigers improve to 3-1

DUBOIS — Hollidays-burg swept all five singles matches and took two of four doubles matches in a 7-2 win over DuBois Thursday in high school boys tennis action. Rami Alkhafaji and Nathan Ferris each won for the Tigers, which improved to 3-1. Also winning for Hollidaysburg were Jake Irwin, ...

BG boys nipped in 2A final, 54-52

The PIAA Class 2A boys basketball championship trophy almost turned purple. Bishop Guilfoyle’s gallant effort fell just short in the Class 2A title game as the Marauders lost to Math, Civics & Sciences, 54-52, Friday afternoon at the Hersheypark Arena. BG, bidding for its first PIAA ...

Seeing red

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com A lot of people in the area predicted a rematch in the PIAA Class 2A championship between District 6 foes Bellwood-Antis and Juniata Valley, but West Middlesex coach Mike Williams had a different one in mind more than a year ago. “That’s a ...

BG’s top scorer cleared to play in title tilt

From Mirror reports Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School senior Luke Ruggery will be hoping to flash a big toothy smile late Friday afternoon. Ruggery received emergency dental work late Tuesday night and will be starting in Friday’s 2 p.m. PIAA Class 2A championship basketball game ...