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Basketball

Key injury doesn’t derail Altoona entry

HOLLIDAYSBURG — About seven minutes before the Altoona girls summer basketball team Beard Legal Group took the court for its Blair Regional YMCA championship game against Hollidaysburg’s entry McLanahan Corporation, Brooklyn Barron made her way into the gym on crutches. Barron, who is ...

Altoona learning, earns B-II crown

When you’re struggling to score from the 3-point line, sometimes you just need to get better ball movement to get the offense going. “That’s what the timeout was all about,” Altoona coach Kenny Macklin said. “We were settling for 3. Not only were we settling for 3, we were settling ...

BG tops Carroll in Building II final

Tuesday night’s Building II High School Boys Junior Varsity Summer Championship provided a great look at the future of both Bishop Carroll Catholic and Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic. During what turned out to be a defensive affair for much of the night, it was the Marauders getting the best of ...

Scholastic coaches enjoy benefits of summer

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Thursday night, Lakemont Park hosted seven basketball games that all featured either high school or junior high school teams a night after the Blair Regional YMCA hosted several high school boys games. There was plenty of buzz among the people ...

Pfeffer hired as new coach for AAHS

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com The Altoona Area School Board hired Doug Pfeffer Monday night after a unanimous vote to be the fourth Mountain Lions head boys basketball coach in eight seasons. Pfeffer has been Altoona’s ninth-grade boys basketball coach the past six ...

Bellwood fills two head coaching positions

The Bellwood-Antis School Board hired a pair of head coaches Tuesday night that will lead the school’s two major boys winter sports programs. Tyler Mertiff, who was named the Altoona Mirror’s Boys Basketball Player of the Year during the 2002-2003 season while he played for Tyrone, will ...