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Basketball

BG girls showing prowess

In rolling to a pair of home-court mercy-rule victories on the past two consecutive nights, the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Lady Marauders have enjoyed the best of two basketball worlds. BG bolted out to quick leads in both games, which permitted head coach Kristi Kaack to substitute ...

Bean there for Dragons when needed

MARTINSBURG — Central sophomore Seth Bean has been making the most of some extra minutes on the court in his past two games. After scoring 19 points in a loss to Tyrone on Wednesday, Bean led the Scarlet Dragons with 18 points and added eight rebounds and a critical assist in a 54-48 ...

Mustangs perfect at 4-0

EBENSBURG — Portage improved to 4-0 Friday night, thanks to a 70-38 win over Central Cambria in boys high school basketball action. Kaden Claar’s 16 points led a balanced attack for Portage, which led, 37-23, at halftime. Preston Rainey added 13 points to go with 11 from Andrew ...

Lady Lions pick up comeback victory

The Altoona Area Lady Lions rallied back from a halftime deficit and held off Harrisburg, 46-38, at the AAHS Fieldhouse on Friday in girls high school basketball action. Altoona found itself down, 24-19, at halftime, but the Lady Lions roared to a 19-5 advantage in the third quarter to hold a ...

BG looks strong early on

Bishop Carroll Catholic, the defending District 6 Class 1A girls basketball champion, has four starters back from last season and plenty of talent. That is what made Thursday’s 76-37 loss to Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic at Pleasant Valley Gymnasium even more eye opening. The Lady Marauders, ...

C-K routs Mo Valley

CLAYSBURG — Rebekah Claar scored 20 points, and Claysburg-Kimmel held Moshannon Valley scoreless in both the first and third quarters in a 62-5 victory in high school girls basketball on Thursday. Kendra Lewis scored all five points for the Damsels. MOSHANNON VALLEY (5): Lewis 2 1-3 5, ...

Portage now 3-0

PORTAGE — Five players scored in double figures to help Portage move to 3-0 with a 67-44 win over Northern Bedford in high school boys basketball on Thursday. Kaden Claar and Demetri Miller each scored 13 points, and Preston Rainey, Koby Kargo and Mason Kargo each added 10 points for the ...

Milestone moment for Gripp

MARTISNBURG – The 1,000-point career mark is a coveted milestone for most high school basketball players, and Tyrone senior guard Damon Gripp reached that milestone Wednesday night. Gripp, a four-year starter for the Golden Eagles, hit one of two free throws right before halftime to hit the ...

Defense propels Lady Eagles

TYRONE — Wednesday night at the Tyrone Area Middle School gymnasium, the Lady Eagles looked as though they were rounding into midseason form while their opponent, Central, was making some uncharacteristic mistakes. For the Lady Dragons, a lot of that probably had to do with the fact ...

Wozniak leads Lady Mustangs

PORTAGE — Portage moved to 2-0 with a 69-24 victory over Conemaugh Valley in high school girls basketball on Wednesday. Ari Wozniak led a balanced attack with 13 points, Maddy Hudak scored 12, and Lauren Shaffer had 10. CONEMAUGH VALLEY (24): Keyser 1 0-0 2, Grecek 1 2-4 2, Gunby 4 0-2 8, ...

Altoona coach finding positives despite 0-2 start

Defending District 6 Class 6A champion Altoona faces a tough task this season trying to repeat its title win without many of the players that led to last year’s triumph. But the Mountain Lions don’t have to play for that title today or tomorrow. They have six weeks, and if they keep ...

Defense sparks NB’s win

LOYSBURG — Last year, Northern Bedford had no problems putting points on the board, but its defense still left plenty of room for improvement. When Cullen Lloyd’s first career varsity basket beat the first quarter buzzer, NBC capped off a 29-point opening eight minutes of play that saw ...

Haigh, Homan lead offense for BG girls

ALEXANDRIA — Teresa Haigh and Leah Homan combined for 37 points in leading the Bishop Guilfoyle girls basketball team to a 63-44 win over Juniata Valley Tuesday night in high school action. Homan finished with 19 as BG took a 16-6 first-quarter lead. Haigh finished with 18 points in a game ...

Sease has big night for winning ’Cats

DUNCANSVILLE — Kort Sease fired in 18 points to propel the Blair County Christian boys to a 52-19 win over Great Commission on Tuesday in high school basketball action. Ean McCarty added 12 points for Blair. Owen Hildebrand led Great Commission with eight points. GREAT COMMISSION (19): ...

Defense keys Williamsburg girls to win

WILLIAMSBURG — Due to the mask policy where all players must wear one while competing, Williamsburg coach Amy Hileman was unsure of exactly how much that would impact her team on opening night. With the uncertainty, Hileman opted not to press in the first half, and as a result, Northern ...

Portage boys have good first night

SIDMAN — The Portage boys basketball team outscored Forest Hills, 22-7, in the second quarter Monday night en route to an 82-59 win on the road in high school action. It was the season opener for both teams. Preston Rainey’s 19 points were tops for Portage, which also got 18 from Kaden ...

Altoona says it’s complying with Mid-Penn mask rule

Friday night turned out to be a tough one for the Altoona boys basketball program. The Mountain Lions traveled to Carlisle and lost their season opener, 83-45. Later that night, two pictures of players on their bench not wearing their masks properly were posted on Twitter by Jake Adams, the ...

Expecting plenty of bumps in the road

Last Monday, it seemed like the sun was shining a little bit brighter than usual. As the day went on, and I received no word of a cancellation of Tyrone’s boys basketball game against Mountain League rival Central, my anticipation of being back in a gym and covering high-quality high school ...

Tyrone boys working toward winning D6 title this time

TYRONE — Cortlynd Rhoades scored the first basket for the Tyrone boys basketball team in 2021 with a 3-pointer on the team’s first possession last Monday against Central. Rhoades also scored the last basket of the season on a 3-pointer last February. Unfortunately for the Golden Eagles, ...

Tyrone girls even record

INDIANA — Tyrone broke open a game that was tied at the half with a 17-8 advantage in the third quarter in a 51-41 triumph over non-conference opponent Indiana on Saturday in high school girls basketball action. Kayelin Gibbons scored 14 points to lead the Lady Eagles. Jaida Parker added 12 ...