Scholastic Sports

Busy Saturday awaits high school football

Mother Nature made it a clean sweep Friday night when she knocked out two more high school football playoff games from the Mirror coverage area, thanks to a winter storm that hit the area Thursday. The Bedford/Bald Eagle Area 3A first-round playoff game, which was originally slated for ...

Tigers facing big test

Hollidaysburg will line up against a senior-heavy, talented football team with a huge offensive and defensive line that averages around 270 pounds on Saturday at Danville High School. Reading over the description of District 2 champion Wallenpaupack, it might have been just copied and pasted ...

Green Hornets seek revenge

Juniata Valley’s seniors have seen their last two seasons end with routs by Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic. The Green Hornets have lost by 58 and 46 points the last two seasons during the District 6 Class 1A playoffs and get another shot at the Marauders on Saturday night at A.R. Simkins Field ...

Altoona’s Fox relieved work is paying off

Wednesday was special for Bridgid Fox. Not only was it her 18th birthday, the Altoona Area High School standout signed a national letter-of-intent to attend the University of Detroit Mercy and play Division I college basketball. “Everything is paying off,” Fox said, smiling, during ...

Ertter jumps at perfect fit

EBENSBURG—- Wednesday marked the initial day in which high school athletes could sign their national letter of intent for any NCAA program, and for one local baseball star, he was quick to put the stamp on where to continue his career. Bishop Carroll senior Carson Ertter, a 5-10, 160-pound ...

Ruggery, Krug fulfulling dream

It has been known that Bishop Guilfoyle senior guard Luke Ruggery would continue his basketball career at Saint Francis for quite some time, but the talented shooter was hoping it would become a reality for much longer. “My freshman year I started emailing Coach (Rob) Krimmel,” Ruggery ...

Servello follows coach’s path

HOLLIDAYSBURG—Because of a back injury, Sam Servello missed his junior year of baseball with the Hollidaysburg Area High School team. However, because of the resume he built up during his freshman and sophomore seasons, colleges like West Virginia, North Carolina, East Carolina and Villanova ...

McCready eyes national title

Hollidaysburg Area High School senior wrestling standout Mason McCready has his eye on a PIAA Class 3A state championship this upcoming season. Down the road, he’s hoping to become an NCAA Division I collegiate wrestling champion. McCready figures that Bucknell University is the best place ...

Bedford girls heading to state finals for first time

SOMERSET — Somehow, the chill wasn’t so bad. On a night when snow and wind made for a miserable setting at Somerset High School, the Bedford Bisons remained hot. Bedford and South Park played a classic in freezing ...

Murphy a dream at Carroll

Name: Maddie Murphy School: Bishop Carroll Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Murphy delivered 13 service points, eight kills and five blocks in a 3-0 victory over Carmichaels in a PIAA Class 1A first-round match and then had 12 ...

Myrick’s gifts are appreciated

Name: Keegan Myrick School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Myrick rushed for 201 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries and intercepted two passes in BG’s 42-0 victory over Homer-Center in the District 6 Class ...

Golden Tigers will travel again

The Hollidaysburg high school football team will continue its tour of Pennsylvania with another long road trip Friday night. The Golden Tigers, who defeated Oil City 33-22 in Franklin last week, will play District 2 champion Wallenpaupack in the PIAA Class 5A first round at Danville High ...

Thomas gets Bedford girls into semifinals

MARS — A year ago, Bedford was eliminated from the PIAA Class 2A girls soccer playoffs by Mercyhurst Prep. On Saturday, the Bisons returned the favor. Amber Thomas’ second goal of the game proved the winner for Bedford in a 2-1 overtime victory over Mercyhurst Prep in a ...

Guilfoyle dominates in eliminating foe

By Jim Lane For the Mirror Homer-Center stunned Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic in the District 6 Class 1A championship game last November, ending the Marauders’ 59-game unbeaten streak and their three-year reign as PIAA state champs. The Marauders got some measure of revenge Saturday night ...

JV wins in final moments

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Down by six with less than three minutes to play, Juniata Valley ran three fourth-down plays from inside Claysburg-Kimmel’s 10-yard line. Though the momentum swung back and forth, leaving each fan base cheering wildly one second and feeling devastated the next, there was ...

Blue Devils’ season ended by No. 2-seeded Rams

JOHNSTOWN — Needless to say, Ligonier Valley’s football team likes things in threes. The program has captured three straight Heritage Conference championships, three straight Appalachian Bowl titles and entered Saturday’s District 6 Class AA semifinal game against Bellwood-Antis with ...

Lady Huskies overcome nerves to advance to state semifinals

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Bishop Carroll overcame nerves and mental mistakes Saturday in the PIAA Class 1A quarterfinals, conquering those demons to the effect of a dominant second and fourth set performances on its way to a 26-24, 25-14, 24-26, 25-16 victory over District 10 champion Cochranton at the ...

Silk is smooth for United as Lions end Portage’s year

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com PORTAGE — A solid season for Portage ended in heartbreak Saturday night. After the Mustangs rallied to tie their District 6 Class 1A quarterfinal-round playoff game with visiting United at 22-22 on a 15-yard touchdown run by junior back Gabe ...

Lady Colts keep Clarion on heels

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Northern Cambria kept Clarion coach Shari Campbell on her heels all evening long. After Clarion fought to a close second-set victory, the Lady Colts edged out the Lady Bobcats in the third and had a 9-point service run in the fourth and final set for a 25-20, 22-25, 27-25, ...

Walters-Sensenig connection leads Tigers to win

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com FRANKLIN — In Hollidaysburg’s losses this year, a costly turnover has turned what could have been a statement victory into a loss. On first-and-goal from the 9-yard line with time ticking down in the first half, it looked like history might ...