Scholastic Sports

West, Colledge stepping down

Altoona Area High School will have new basketball coaches next season. Doug West and Miriam Colledge have informed their teams of their intentions to step down from the boys and girls jobs, both confirmed. West coached the Mountain Lions for three seasons, and Colledge guided the Lady Lions ...

BC coach Gongloff retiring

EBENSBURG — Bishop Carroll Catholic High School announced on Wednesday that long-time girls basketball coach Bob Gongloff is retiring after 19 seasons at the helm. Gongloff was head coach from 1991-2004, and returned to the bench in 2015 until this past season. He had a career record of ...

Mtn. Lions upended by State College

Trailing State College by two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning during Wednesday’s District 6 Class 6A championship game, Altoona’s Adam Sinisi was called out at the plate trying to score from second on a two-out single by Jake Hunter. Mountain Lions coach Tom Smith sprinted from his ...

Walks doom Tigers

Walks are as good as a hit. Ask the Central Mountain baseball team. Walks also kill. Ask the Hollidaysburg baseball team. Central Mountain benefited from 10 walks and scored 10 runs on only five hits Wednesday night to win the District 6 Class 5A championship game, 10-3 over Hollidaysburg ...

Janosik, Pfister hope for good start

Penn Cambria’s Lyric Janosik could be in for a big first day when the PIAA track and field championships begin in Shippensburg Friday morning. Janosik, along with Bishop Carroll’s Caroline Ratchford, is seeded fourth in the girls high jump that begins at 9 a.m. and then is the top seed in ...

Warriors eliminated

MEYERSDALE — The 2019 high school baseball season came to an end on Wednesday for Everett, which lost, 5-2, to Meyersdale in the District 5 2A semifinals. Meyersdale, which will play Conemaugh Township in the finals, scored three times in the bottom of the sixth to break a 2-2 tie. The ...

No deficit too big for Bedford

BEDFORD — Entering the bottom of the fifth inning of the District 5-9 Class 3A baseball semifinals, Bedford found itself trailing, 12-5, to Chestnut Ridge with its postseason life on the line. The Bisons’ coaching staff gathered the team around, reminding them of one simple message ...

Nevins hearing tonight canceled

ROARING SPRING — By the time the Spring Cove School Board voted unanimously Monday night to reinstate Reggie Nevins as assistant baseball coach for the remainder of the season, it was already over. Nevins and assistant basketball coach Paul Frederick had made it to Central’s playoff game ...

Lewis leads BG to victory

If you missed the first inning of Monday afternoon’s District 6 Class 2A quarterfinal between Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic and Claysburg-Kimmel, you missed a lot. That’s because Marauder pitcher Austin Lewis, on just 90 pitches, tossed a complete-game gem to send the No. 3 seed to the ...

Cavender slugs C-K to victory

CLAYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel’s Harleigh Cavender had hit four home runs heading into Monday’s District 6 Class 1A quarterfinal game against Williamsburg. The catcher added two more on back-to-back at-bats with the second giving the Lady Bulldogs the eventual winning run in a 6-4 victory ...

Mounties win thriller over MU

PHILIPSBURG — One of the toughest playoff games the Philipsburg-Osceola softball team played last year en route to a state title was a come-from-behind one-run win over Tyrone in the first round of the District 6 Class 3A playoffs. Time will tell if the third-seeded Lady Mounties’ 6-5 win ...

Lady Panthers just miss the upset

MILESBURG — Bald Eagle Area softball coach Don Lucas could tell when the Penn Cambria team arrived here Monday that the Lady Panthers had bad intentions. “You could tell they had upset written all over their faces,’’ he said. And the Lady Panthers very nearly did upset the ...

B-A knocks off No. 2 seed

THREE SPRINGS — Travis Luensmann helped get the Bellwood-Antis baseball team into the next round of the District 6 2A playoffs Monday afternoon. Luensmann gave up a first-inning run, then pitched six innings of shutout ball, scattering five hits in the process of a 4-1 victory over Southern ...

Glendale off to hot start in playoffs

FLINTON — Freshman Kyla Campbell tossed a five-inning no-hitter on Monday to lead the No. 1 seeded Glendale softball team past Blacklick Valley, 12-0, in a District 6 1A playoff matchup. The Lady Vikings, who virtually ended the game with five runs in the bottom of the fourth, will get ...

Forest Hills knocks out Central in first round

SIDMAN — Adam Cecere is one of the best athletes to ever come out of sports tradition-rich Forest Hills High School. Now a senior, Cecere has secured a Division I baseball scholarship to Wake Forest University after also standing out as a football quarterback and a basketball power forward ...

Playoffs no bother for Tyrone’s Shultz

TYRONE — Rodney Shultz made his first career playoff start on Monday, and he said it was something that he not only had been focusing on since he got to school Monday morning, but since the first game of the season. That focus was evident in his performance, a one-hit shutout, and with the ...

Big third inning lifts Carroll into semifinals

CRESSON — Nine runs in the third inning sealed the deal for the No. 4 Bishop Carroll baseball team Monday against No. 5 Juniata Valley in the District 6 Class 1A quarterfinals. With a 13-3 victory over the Hornets at Mount Aloysius College, the Huskies punched their ticket into the ...

Janosik dream athlete at PC

Name: Lyric Janosik School: Penn Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Janosik won the long jump with a distance of 18 feet, 1 inch and also finished second in the high jump (5-2) and the 400-meter relay in the District 6 Class 2A ...

Knisely’s work ethic lauded

Name: Duane Knisely School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Knisely set two meet records in winning the shot put (53 feet, 5.25 inches) and discus (170-4) at the District 5 Class 2A Track and Field Championships. ...