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Basketball

Haighs pace BG to title

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic will have a young varsity boys basketball team on the floor in the 2021-22 season, but that doesn’t mean that the Marauders won’t be without talent. Especially with a pair of brothers in Patrick and Danny Haigh providing the ...

Cherry wins Williams honor

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Altoona girls basketball coach Chris Fleegle grew up near former Blair County basketball standout Lynnette Williams and has coached Adalynn Cherry while she’s captained the Lady Lions the last two seasons. He said that he sees a lot of similarities between the two and was ...

Shot clock may benefit HS hoops

Earlier this week, the National Federation of State High School Associations Basketball Rules Committee voted to allow a 35-second shot clock in high school basketball beginning in the 2022-2023 season. It’s now up to each individual state to decide whether to go forward with it. The next ...

Gripp named to 4A all-state team

Tyrone senior Damon Gripp was selected to the third team of the Class 4A Pennsylvania Sports Writers Boys All-State Basketball squad on Thursday evening. “It’s a great honor for him,” Tyrone coach George Gripp said. “He puts a lot of time into it. He’s dedicated to the sport, and ...

Guilfoyle’s Khoza gets state honor

Cameron Khoza, who helped lead Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic to the PIAA Class 3A semifinals, was named to the third team of the Class 3A Pennsylvania Sports Writers Boys All-State Basketball squad on Wednesday evening. “He had a great career with us,” Bishop Guilfoyle coach Chris Drenning ...

Mustangs land two on all-state basketball team

Two Portage starters were selected to the Class 2A Pennsylvania Sports Writers Boys All-State Basketball squad announced Tuesday evening. Kaden Claar, a junior, made the second team and senior Preston Rainey landed on the third team. Claar and Rainey helped the Mustangs make the PIAA Class ...