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Basketball

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 ...

BG’s Haigh is 1A player of year

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic senior Teresa Haigh capped off what she called her dream season Monday when she was named the 2021 Class 1A Sports Writers Pennsylvania All-State Girls Basketball Player of the Year. “There’s so many talented players in the state, and I’m just so thankful for ...

Sports at a glance

Glendale coach resigns The Glendale High School school board accepted the resignation of Beth Campbell as the varsity girls basketball coach on Tuesday night. Campbell recently completed her fifth year coaching the Lady Vikings. Campbell is currently coaching the varsity girls softball ...

College signings

Aurielle Brunner: Chatham basketball Name: Aurielle Brunner High school: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Hometown: Altoona Sport: Basketball Position: Shooting guard/small forward College choice: Chatham Other colleges considered: Frostburg State, Wheaton, Lock Haven Why I picked ...

College signing: Hayden Foor: Penn Tech basketball

Name: Hayden Foor High School: Northern Bedford Hometown: Hopewell Sport: Basketball Position: Point guard College choice: Penn Tech Other college considered: Penn State Dubois Why I chose Penn Tech: The basketball coach is a really great guy and I loved the campus. Greatest ...

Tyrone defeats tough competition to capture title

In Kevin Soellner’s five previous seasons as Tyrone Area High School’s head baseball coach, the Golden Eagles had never taken part in the annual Altoona Curve Classic at Peoples Natural Gas Field. This spring, Soellner’s Eagles finally made an appearance, and the sixth-year coach ...

Haigh, Kaack cap championship year

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic won its seventh PIAA girls basketball championship in March, but the Lady Marauders aren’t finished collecting hardware yet. Head coach Kristi Kaack and senior Teresa Haigh have been selected as the Altoona Mirror’s Coach and Player of the Year, ...

Gripp, Kargo help teams enjoy success

Tyrone’s high school boys basketball team didn’t get the chance to end the season as a team the way it hoped after the Golden Eagles were upset in the District 6 Class 4A semifinals by Bedford, but their best player is going out on top. Senior Damon Gripp was selected as the Altoona ...

Cherry first-team Mid-Penn

HARRISBURG — Altoona Area High School senior Adalynn Cherry was selected a first-team Mid-Penn Conference Commonwealth Division girls basketball all-star on Saturday. Cherry, who averaged a team-leading 16.4 points per game, led the Lady Lions to the District 6 Class 6A championship. She ...

After shortened 2020 season, BG girls conquer the state

HERSHEY — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic girls basketball coach Kristi Kaack noticed an increased level of focus among her team the past couple of weeks and said she saw something special happening in the gym. That vision came to fruition Friday afternoon at Hershey’s Giant Center when the ...

Current Lady Marauders add to program’s rich history

HERSHEY — When legendary Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic coach Mark Moschella was considering stepping down after a long career of winning state championships and more than 600 wins with the Lady Marauders, he saw something special happening in his program. Moschella said it started with the ...

Happy tears for Homan’s milestone

HERSHEY — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic junior Leah Homan opened the scoring in the second quarter of the Lady Marauders’ 62-47 victory over Jenkintown in the PIAA Class 1A championship game Friday at the Giant Center with a layup. The basket accounted for her fifth and sixth point of the ...

PIAA basketball notebook

Jenkintown big part of TV show HERSHEY — Jenkintown is probably best known for being the setting for the television series “The Goldbergs” featuring the story of Adam Goldberg growing up in the 1980s in the town. “The girls love the show, and it’s funny,” Jenkintown girls ...

Guilfoyle, Jenkintown both counting on seniors

1A Final Who: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic vs. Jenkintown When: Noon today at Giant Center in Hershey TV: PCN Radio: WRTA-AM 1240 & 98.5-FM A pair of teams with a lot in common will meet this afternoon at Hershey’s Giant Center for the PIAA Class 1A championship at noon. ...

H.S. playoff basketball capsule

PIAA CLASS 1A GIRLS FINALS Teams: District 6 champion Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Lady Marauders (16-4) vs. District 1 champion Jenkintown Drakes (18-1) Site, time: Giant Center, Hershey, noon The coaches: Bishop Guilfoyle—Kristi Kaack. Jenkintown—Jim Romano Playoff path: Bishop ...

BG girls are handling expectations

It’s fun to cheer for the underdog that overcomes the odds and to proclaim that nobody thought you could do something when you pull off something few people thought you could. But it might be even harder to win when everyone around you expects it to happen. The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic ...

BG girls use defense to earn trip to Hershey

ROCHESTER — The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic girls basketball team looked as though it was ready to pack bags for Hershey to play in the state final leading by 13 points heading into the fourth quarter of its PIAA Class 1A semifinal against WPIAL champion Rochester on Tuesday. But the Lady ...

BG boys on the other end of furious finish

BROOKVILLE — The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Marauders left it all out on the floor in Tuesday night’s PIAA Class 3A semifinal-round playoff game with Brookville at Brookville High School. The Marauders battled back from a 10-point second-quarter deficit to eventually tie the ...