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Basketball

BC’s McDannell earns first-team all-state

Tristan McDannell ended his on-court high school basketball career by making three free throws with 1.6 seconds left and his team down by two points to win a hard-fought PIAA Class 1A second-round game against Shade at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Earlier this morning, he ...

Campbell best in state for 3rd straight year

Alli Campbell was named the Class 2A Sports Writers Pennsylvania All-State Girls Basketball Player of the Year for the third consecutive season Wednesday afternoon. The Bellwood-Antis senior made an all-state team in all four seasons with the Lady Blue Devils, as she made the second team ...

Perea accomplishes one of her goals of statewide recognition

Altoona senior Caranda Perea was named to the second team of the 2020 Pennsylvania Sports Writers Class 6A All-State Girls Basketball Team on Monday. Perea will continue her basketball career at Division I George Washington. “To make second-team all-state in the biggest classification in ...

Thrice would’ve been nice: Lady Devils happy with legacy but wanted more

This is the sixth in a series of six feature stories on the high school basketball teams from the Mirror’s coverage area that made it to the PIAA quarterfinals but had their seasons ended by the coronavirus pandemic. Alli Campbell, Emilie Leidig and Sakeria Haralson never lost a PIAA ...

Senior moments: BG vets can only play the wonder game

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of six feature stories on the high school basketball teams from the Mirror’s coverage area that made it to the PIAA quarterfinals but had their seasons ended by the coronavirus pandemic. From the moment the final buzzer sounded and Bishop ...

Lessons learned: Losses spark BG girls to success

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of six feature stories on the high school basketball teams from the Mirror’s coverage area that made it to the PIAA quarterfinals but had their seasons ended by the coronavirus pandemic. For much of the season, the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic ...

Future so bright: Lady Eagles try to find that silver lining

This the third in a series of six feature stories on the high school basketball teams from the Mirror’s coverage area that made it to the PIAA quarterfinals but had their seasons ended by the coronavirus pandemic. The Tyrone girls basketball team won more state playoff games in 2020 than it ...

Seeing the glass half-full: CH finds positives despite negative ending

This is the second in a series of six feature stories on the high school basketball teams from the Mirror’s coverage area that made it to the PIAA quarterfinals but had their seasons ended by the coronavirus pandemic. The Cambria Heights girls basketball team reached a level never previously ...

Tribute to PIAA quarterfinalists: Seniors add to BC legacy

This is the first in a series of six feature stories on the high school basketball teams from the Mirror’s coverage area that made it to the PIAA quarterfinals but had their seasons ended by the coronavirus pandemic. Tristan McDannell had just saved Bishop Carroll Catholic’s season. The ...

Payne stepping down at Huntingdon after 10 years

Huntingdon boys basketball coach Nick Payne is going out on top. Payne recently announced that he’s stepping away from his coaching duties with the Bearcats following their season-ending loss to Hickory in the second round of the PIAA playoffs. “My kids didn’t know I was done until we ...

College signing: Nolan Burk, IUP basketball

Name: Nolan Burk High school: Bishop Carroll Hometown: Portage Sport: Basketball Position: Center College choice: IUP Other colleges considered: Juniata Why I picked IUP: “I know IUP is built on hard work and commitment. It was something I really wanted to be part ...

Campbell, Charles reap top honors

Alli Campbell’s quest to make history by helping Bellwood-Antis become the first team from District 6 to win three straight PIAA girls basketball titles may have been derailed due to the cancelation of the season with B-A still alive in the playoffs, but that didn’t stop her from cementing ...

Huntingdon’s Payne, Gearhart honored

District 6 Class 4A champion Huntingdon was well represented on the 37th annual Altoona Mirror Boys Basketball All-Star Team. Nick Gearhart, who got the second-most votes behind Mirror Player of the Year P.J. Charles of Altoona, landed on the first team, and Bearcats coach Nick Payne was ...

JV’s Smith three-peats; Fees rewarded

Despite a late-season injury that cost her the chance to participate in the District 6 playoffs, Juniata Valley senior Halee Smith landed on the first team of the Altoona Mirror Girls Basketball All-Star squad for the third time. Cambria Heights coach Amber Fees, no stranger to making the ...

A ‘Classic’ case of ‘what if?’

Readers of our newspaper should be pulling out their sports pages to read about last night’s Altoona Mirror Basketball Classic. It could have been one of the most memorable yet, with at least seven future NCAA Division I girls players set to lace up their shoes and one of the strongest ...

Campbell, Maxwell lead stars

LOYSBURG — High-scoring seniors Alli Campbell of Bellwood-Antis and Kaitlyn Maxwell of Everett highlighted the Inter-County Conference girls basketball all-star teams for the 2019-20 season. The ICC boys and girls basketball and the wrestling teams were released on Saturday. Campbell ...

PIAA suspends playoffs for 2 weeks

The PIAA announced the immediate suspension of both the high school boys and girls basketball state playoffs as well as the PIAA Class 2A swimming and diving championships for a minimum of two weeks Thursday at noon. The PIAA Board of Directors decided via a unanimous vote to suspend the ...

Classic will not be played this year

From Mirror reports Due to concerns over the coronavirus and its ripple effect, the 2020 Altoona Mirror Basketball Classic has been canceled. The decision was made Thursday after the Mirror was informed that Penn State Altoona’s facility is closed at least through April 6. That, coupled ...

BG boys take care of Clarion

PUNXSUTAWNEY — You know you have a good team when you can win a second-round state playoff game by 19 points, in a contest that was never in doubt, and still feel like you didn’t play all that well. “I don’t think we played great,” Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic coach Chris Drenning said ...

Tigers battle, but fall

GREENSBURG — Chartiers Valley appears to be steamrolling its way to girls basketball history and possibly a second consecutive unbeaten season and state title. But Hollidaysburg certainly put a scare into the Lady Colts, for a half anyway. The Lady Tigers scored the first seven points of ...