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Scholastic Sports

Altoona set to allow 33%

From Mirror reports The Altoona Area High School Board passed a plan Monday night to have 3,400 people attend this Friday’s varsity football opener at Mansion Park. The plan is to have 33% capacity for this week’s game against Cumberland Valley. If all goes well, Altoona could bump it ...

Central’s QB ‘sets the tone’

Name: Jeff Hoenstine School: Central Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: He completed 18-of-32 passes for 211 yards and three TDs, and rushed for 39 yards and a score in Central’s 26-14 win over Bellefonte. He also intercepted a pass and ...

Wilson contributes big-time

Name: Lyzee Wilson School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Wilson had 30 kills, 17 service points and 19 digs in a five-set thriller over Bishop McCort and collected 13 kills, 10 service points and 24 digs in another ...

Golden Eagles continue strong 2020 season with 7 wins

TYRONE — Tyrone won the final Mountain League match of the season, recording a team score of 325 to finish ahead of Philipsburg-Osceola (351), Bellefonte (353), Huntingdon (353) and Central (358) at Sinking Valley in high school boys golf action on Monday. P-O’s Chad Frank was the ...

Huntingdon names Fortson head coach

HUNTINGDON — The Huntingdon Area School District hired Jordan Fortson as its new high school boys basketball coach at its board meeting Monday. Fortson, who was approved unanimously at a salary of $4,901, takes over for Nick Payne, who resigned in March following three straight District 6 ...

Lions get OT victory

Altoona won a thriller over Hollidaysburg in high school boys soccer action on Monday night at Mansion Park. Chad Reighard’s unassisted goal two minutes into the second overtime lifted the Mountain Lions to a 4-3 win after battling back from a 3-1 deficit. Bailey Musselman’s goal with ...

Eagles pick up Quick win over Bearcats

TYRONE — Freshman Lainey Quick scored her first varsity goal in overtime to lift Tyrone to a 3-2 win over Huntingdon in high school girls soccer action on Monday. Chloe LaRosa scored two goals for the Lady Eagles, and Kendall Markley had two assists. SCORE BY HALVES Huntingdon 1 1 0 — ...

BG goes five sets for another victory

Bishop Guilfoyle won its third straight five-set match, edging Penn Cambria, 25-14, 24-26, 20-25, 25-19, 15-11, at the Pleasant Valley gym in high school girls volleyball action on Monday. Abby Yahner collected 16 service points, 17 digs and 61 assists, Lyzee Wilson had 28 kills, 18 digs and ...

Central Cambria picks up win No. 8 on year

EBENSBURG — Central Cambria edged Chestnut Ridge, 3-2, behind singles wins from Olivia Ratchford and Corinne Markovich in high school girls tennis action on Monday. Ella Persio and Andie McCullough combined for a doubles win. SINGLES: 1, Ratchford, CC, def. Kissell, 6-1, 6-0; 2, ...

Shaffer wins Altoona event

Portage’s Lauren Shaffer and Penns Valley’s Brendan Colwell were the individual winners in the 25th Altoona Mountain Lion Cross Country Invitational on Saturday at Logan Elementary School. Shaffer won the girls race in 19 minutes, 50.55 seconds to help Portage finish third in the team ...

BG has success on road

SIDMAN — Justin Wheeler’s 100th career football coaching victory at Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School occurred in a cakewalk. Senior running back Keegan Myrick rushed for 143 yards on nine carries and scored two touchdowns, and junior wideout-quarterback Haiden Garner ran for 91 yards ...

Tyrone-Clearfield postponed until Oct. 30

Four Mountain League high school football teams had their games wiped out Friday due to a possible positive COVID-19 test in the Clearfield Area School District. The Tyrone at Clearfield game and a Penns Valley at Philipsburg-Osceola contest were not played. Penns Valley played Clearfield ...

Blue Pirates rise to occasion, end long skid

WILLIAMSBURG — The drought is over. The Williamsburg Blue Pirates stunned Juniata Valley, 14-9, Friday night at Veterans Memorial Field to end a 21-game losing streak and give second-year head coach Ryan Hileman his first victory. Williamsburg ended the game on its terms, running out the ...

Titans rally from 26-7 deficit to prevail in overtime

CLAYSBURG — Tussey Mountain overcame an early three-possession deficit before quarterback Colton Bishop — on a quarterback draw from 7 yards out — capped off a stretch where the Titans scored 26 unanswered points en route to a 33-26 victory Friday night at Bulldog Stadium. Play of the ...

Tigers humbled by W.Va. team

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers’ 2020 season is off to a rocky start. After falling to Baldwin of the WPIAL in the opener, the Tigers were manhandled by Musselman, W. Va., 43-7, in Game 2 Friday night at Tiger Stadium. Musselman running back Blake Hartman scored four times ...

Central offense sinks Raiders

BELLEFONTE — Central quarterback Jeff Hoenstine tossed three touchdown passes and ran for another, accounting for all of the Scarlet Dragons’ scores, in a 26-14 win over Bellefonte Friday at Rogers Stadium. Play of the game: Parker Gregg took a handoff at the Bellefonte 25-yard line and ...

Football on hold at State College

From Mirror reports The State College Area School District voted 7-2 in favor of starting competition in contact sports, including high school football, however the Little Lions might not be taking the field for a game any time soon. The board broke its fall sports into two categories, ...

United’s goal-line stand thwarts BC rally attempt

EBENSBURG — Bishop Carroll came out on the short end of a defensive struggle in its home opener Friday night as visiting United thwarted a last-minute Huskies comeback attempt with a goal-line stand to preserve an 8-0 Heritage Conference win. Series of the game: With Bishop Carroll facing ...

Blue Devil defense dominates in victory

BELLWOOD — In front of the typically-packed home stands now laid bare due to state coronavirus restrictions, the Bellwood-Antis defense dominated the Everett offense from the start and rode away with a 46-0 win on a chilly Friday night at Memorial Stadium. The Blue Devils ran to the tune ...

Harrold, Marinak carry the load for Panthers

CRESSON — Penn Cambria played an all-around strong offensive game, posting 485 total yards, as the Panthers were able to earn their second win of the season with a 49-27 victory over Somerset on Friday night. Plays of the game: Penn Cambria ran three plays that gained over 50 yards, all of ...