Scholastic Sports

Family mat-ters: Niebauer brothers go head to head

EBENSBURG — Matt Niebauer assisted his brother, Todd Niebauer, for many years at Penn Cambria, coaching many wrestlers, including some of the current Panthers. Matt, though, became the head coach at Central Cambria in the offseason after the departure of Bob Nikolishen. So, it was kind of ...

Altoona gets some revenge

Almost exactly one month ago, the Altoona girls basketball team lost by 11 at Central Dauphin. The second meeting between the two teams went much for the Lady Lions. Altoona got 22 points and 14 rebounds from Bridgid Fox in a 54-35 win over the Lady Rams Friday at the AAHS ...

Healthy Ruggery comes up big in BG rout

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School’s standout senior guard, Luke Ruggery, missed playing time for most of the month of December with a back injury. Three weeks into January, Ruggery is completely healthy, and he’s making opposing teams feel ill at ease. Ruggery — who is headed to ...

Lightner wants Everett to win consistently

Dave Lightner has worked on the staff of some area coaching legends in Bishop Carroll’s Craig Sponsky and Central’s Dave Baker and is looking forward to getting the chance to form his own staff. Lightner is the new head football coach at Everett Area High School, taking over for the ...

Lions win at Central Dauphin

HARRISBURG — P.J. Charles had a double-double with 21 points and 15 rebounds as Altoona knocked off Central Dauphin, 62-59, Friday night in high school boys basketball action. Altoona (5-8) trailed 18-14 after one quarter, but cut that lead to two at halftime, 33-31. Tyler Robinson had 12 ...

Tigers’ offensive woes continue

By Jim Lane For the Mirror HOLLIDAYSBURG — In most sports, you don’t win unless you can score. The Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers had trouble putting the ball in the basket Friday night and suffered a 39-32 loss to visiting Richland at the HAHS gym. “We couldn’t throw one in the ...

McDannell picks up valuable face time for Huskies

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com EBENSBURG — Superheroes often wear masks, but Tristan McDannell must be more of a Bruce Wayne type of guy. The 5-foot-8 inch junior broke his nose recently and has been playing with the protective shield for the past four games, but Friday ...

Miller sparks Lady Cats past Mounties

HUNTINGDON — Kynnedy Miller scored a team-high 17 points to lead Huntingdon to a 49-44 win over Philipsburg-Osceola Friday night in high school girls basketball action. The Lady Bearcats (9-3) also got 14 points from Allie Troup and 13 from Kait McElroy. P-O (5-8), down 22-19 at ...

Golden Tiger boy swimmers triumph again

MILL HALL — The Hollidaysburg boys and girls swim teams had a successful trip north on Fridaynight in high school action at Central Mountain. On the boys side, Hollidaysburg improved to 9-0-1 with a 118-47 win over Marion Center. The Lady Tigers are 9-2 after a win over Penns Valley (59-32) ...

Juniata Valley gets defensive in rout of C-K

ALEXANDRIA — Back on Dec. 19, Juniata Valley escaped Claysburg-Kimmel’s gym with a four-point victory as it hit a few free throws down the stretch to seal it. Thursday night, the rematch was on the Lady Hornets’ home floor, and rather than wait until the end, JV put the proverbial ...

Emotions run high in Penn Cambria win

CRESSON — With the score deviating by only single digits Thursday night, things started to get a little chippy between the Central Cambria and Penn Cambria girls basketball teams. One fan was ejected, Red Devils coach Brittany Sedlock was forced by the officials to take a seat on the bench, ...

Vikings knock off Bellwood

FLINTON — When the pre-match weight draw came up at 106, it was not only an old-school start to Glendale’s home dual meet against Bellwood-Antis, but it also meant starting in the meat of the Viking lineup. The Vikings made the most out of that start, picking up bonus points in the first ...

Strong defense not enough for Lady Huskies

SIDMAN — Points were at a premium Thursday night as Bishop Carroll Catholic battled Forest Hills in high school girls basketball action. Both teams’ defenses controlled the game most of the night. However, the Lady Rangers were able to hit some key shots in the fourth quarter to earn a ...

Lady Highlanders pummel Johnstown

PATTON — Chloe Weakland poured in 29 points to lead Cambria Heights’ 75-41 rout of Greater Johnstown in high school girls basketball action on Thursday. Kirsten Weakland scored 16 points, and Abby Lobick added 10 points for the Lady Highlanders, who improved to 9-5. Mikayla Fultz scored ...

P-O picks up plenty of bonus points in victory

aMARTINSBURG — Thanks to pins from Tristan Beauseigneur (160), Parker Moore (182), Dylan Yastro (195), Tyler Anderson (220), Nick Coudriet (113) and Alex Dunkleberger (138), Philipsburg-Osceola defeated Central, 60-15, Thursday night in high school wrestling action. The Scarlet Dragons ...

Balance key for Golden Eagles

TYRONE — Four players scored in double figures in helping Tyrone roll past Mount Union, 81-41, Thursday night in a non-league boys basketball game. Blaine Hoover led the way with 18 points, Damon Gripp scored 16, Corbin Moon had 14, and Brandon Lucas added 12 for the Golden Eagles, who ...

BG hockey falls short

The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic ice hockey team fell to 4-8-1 Thursday night, dropping a 6-2 decision to Richland in high school action at Galactic Ice. The Marauders, down 1-0, after one period, got solo goals from Seth Seymour and Camden Johnson. Demetri Butts assisted on both goals in the ...

College signing

Kayla Diehl: Mount Aloysius softball Name: Kayla Diehl High school: Chestnut Ridge Hometown: Schellsburg Sport: Softball Position: Pitcher-infield-outfield College choice: Mount Aloysius Other colleges considered: None Why I picked Mount Aloysius: Close to home, small campus, ...

No close contest this time for Lions

By Jim Lane For the Mirror Doug West didn’t mince words. “Extremely disappointed,” West said after watching his Altoona Mountain Lions being run over by Harrisburg, 72-56, in a Mid-Penn Conference Commonwealth Division game Wednesday night at the AAHS Fieldhouse. Altoona lost by two ...

Foul trouble hurts Lady Titans in loss

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com EVERETT — Tussey Mountain forward Sophie Brumbaugh played just 2:39 of the first half Wednesday in an Inter-County Conference South showdown with Everett. That played right into the Lady Warriors’ hands in a 59-34 triumph in a matchup of ...