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Scholastic Sports

Wasn’t easy, but fall sports hit finish line

Remarkably, the fall scholastic sports season in the area has been completed. Unlike years past when certain team or individual accolades stood out, just getting to the finish line is the accomplishment that will be most remembered. Throughout the summer, it was unclear whether local ...

Altoona board tables winter sports proposal

The Altoona Area School Board tabled a virtual athletics plan proposed by athletic director Phil Riccio at its meeting Tuesday night. The proposal would have halted winter sports practices starting Thursday and resume practices on Dec. 14 with the intention of all teams being prepared to ...

B-A gets eight ICC positions

League champion Bellwood-Antis accounted for eight of the 31 first-team positions on the Inter-County Conference All-Star Team that was announced Tuesday. Zach Mallon, who led the Mirror’s core coverage area in rushing, made the team as both a running back and defensive back, and Dominic ...

Ridge stays in house for new coach

The Chestnut Ridge boys basketball program made one of the biggest leaps in the area last season, improving from a 5-17 mark in 2018-2019 to a 13-11 record last season. That’s why it was important to keep the pieces of that progress together after coach Matt Claar departed following a ...

BG falls short in thriller

STEELTON — For a brief moment Saturday afternoon, it appeared as though the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic football team had booked a return trip to HersheyPark Stadium for this Friday’s PIAA Class 1A championship game. But as Marauder faithful reached into their pockets to pull out Hershey ...

Guilfoyle could ponder many ‘what ifs’

STEELTON — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic, which had to deal with a COVID-19 shutdown the week before playoffs started, some drama surrounding a forfeit victory over Bishop McCort in the first round of the District 6 playoffs and an early-season forfeit to Forest Hills due to the use of an illegal ...

P-O girls lose in 2A finals

MECHANICSBURG — Philipsburg-Osceola’s quest for a perfect season, in a year that has been anything but, came up just short in the PIAA Class 2A girls volleyball championship Saturday at Cumberland Valley High School. Despite 26 kills and 30 digs from freshman phenom Reese Hazelton, the ...

Bisons buffaloed by Central Valley’s offense

Central Valley coach Mark Lyons spent most of the past week worrying about trying to stop Bedford quarterback Mercury Swaim. Imagine his distress when Swaim took the Bisons’ first play from scrimmage for what looked like it was going to be a 68-yard touchdown run. But suddenly, everyone ...

ICC will delay start of winter sports

The Inter-County Conference school districts have met and determined that in the interest of student and staff safety amid increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in all communities, all winter sports practices will be delayed and shall begin on Monday, Dec. 14. The first competition date for all ...

Steel-High stands in way of BG’s trip to finals

Week 11 Who: Bishop Guilfoyle at Steelton-Highspire When: Saturday, 1 p.m. Records: Marauders (7-2); Steamrollers (9-0) Winner gets: Jeanette-Reynolds winner on Friday, Nov. 27, at 11 a.m. in Hershey Radio: WRTA-AM 1240 and 98.5 FM The Steelton-Highspire football team uses a ...

Glendale gets new wrestling coach

The Glendale Area High School wrestling program enjoyed a banner year in the 2019-20 season. After logging a 16-2 dual meet record, Glendale won its first-ever District 6 Class 2A team championship and sent four wrestlers to the PIAA state tournament at Hershey’s Giant Center, where Brock ...

NBC’s Zimmerman receives ICC honor

LOYSBURG — Northern Bedford County High School senior Ian Zimmerman, the four-time District 5 Class 1A champion, led the 2020 Inter-County Conference Boys Cross Country All-Star Team. Zimmerman was joined on the team by teammate Conner Laird, Bellwood-Antis’ Kenny Robison, Moshannon ...

Chesney remembered as solid teammate

In a fabulous four-year wrestling career at Northern Bedford Area High School, Tyler Chesney won 119 matches, four District 5 championships, and took a third-place bronze medal as a senior in the PIAA Class 2A state tournament. But Chesney, who passed away unexpectedly in his sleep recently ...

Hoenstine gets 2-star honor

PHILIPSBURG — Central High School sophomore Jeff Hoenstine earned a first-team spot on both offense and defense on the Mountain League Football All-Stars, which were announced on Wednesday. Hoenstine, who led Central to an unbeaten regular season, was a first-team quarterback and first-team ...

LHAC will wait until January to start up

From Mirror reports The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic boys and girls, Bishop Carroll Catholic boys and Cambria Heights girls all saw their high school basketball seasons cut short in the PIAA quarterfinals last season due to COVID-19. Now, all four teams, along with the rest of the Laurel ...

CV presents speedy challenge for Bisons

High expectations bring with them the potential of a major letdown if things don’t work out the way people anticipate they will. When the Bedford football team lost in overtime to Bald Eagle Area in its PIAA opener a year ago, the focus was immediately put on making it back to that point in ...

Win puts Lady Mounties in state finals

From Mirror reports CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP — Philipsburg-Osceola kept its perfect season in tact, knocking off defending PIAA Class 2A champion North Catholic, 25-15, 25-20, 24-26, 25-22, in the PIAA semifinals Tuesday. The Lady Mounties will play Trinity, a 25-12, 25-13, 25-13 winner over ...

North Catholic ends Bedford’s season

ADAMS TOWNSHIP — Bedford’s state championship hopes were put on ice, literally. North Catholic scored twice in the second half and took a 2-0 win Tuesday night in a frigid PIAA Class 2A semifinal at the Mars Athletic Complex. The victory put the Trojanettes (15-2-1) into the ...

Myrick helps in all phases of game

Name: Keegan Myrick School: Bishop Guilfoyle Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Myrick scored four touchdowns and caught a pass for a two-point conversion, rushed for 139 yards, caught two passes for 53 yards and threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to ...

New C-K coach ready to teach his Bulldogs

It is often the case that outstanding athletes don’t necessarily always make the best coaches. Sometimes, their skills are so highly-refined and second nature to them that they have trouble imparting their knowledge to those under their charge who may not be nearly as gifted. James ...