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Basketball

Klausman steps down as AAHS coach

Jarrod Klausman resigned as the Altoona Area High School varsity boys basketball coach Monday after just three seasons at the helm. “Even though I’m only 39, I’ve been coaching for 15 years already,” Klausman said. “My wife and I have four children that are 8 years old and younger. ...

Mirror Classic boys: Claar, Swaim lead the way

CRESSON — After a two-year hiatus because of COVID-19, the Altoona Mirror Basketball Classic resumed with its 15th edition Friday night at the Mount Aloysius College Athletic and Convocation Center, and in the high-scoring, caution-to-the-wind boys all-star game, a good time was had by ...

Mirror Classic girls game: Press provides boost

CRESSON — Central PA girls coach Keith Saleme gave Blair County fair warning. He said in print prior to Friday’s 15th Altoona Mirror Basketball Classic that he planned to use a full-court press in the fourth quarter. The question was if he was joking? He wasn’t. Central PA, ...

Miller’s record part of feel-good night

CRESSON — The seniors who played in Friday night’s Altoona Mirror Basketball Classic spent the majority of their varsity careers under some kind of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They missed out on games, played in empty gyms and some even missed the chance to win state ...

Classic offers players shot at fun on the hardwood

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com After two years, the Altoona Mirror Basketball Classic all-star games return tonight at Mount Aloysius with the girls game starting at 6:30 p.m. and the boys game to follow at 8:30. Tickets for the matchup between Blair County and Central PA are ...

Portage coach familiar with his Central PA team

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Sometimes it takes a few minutes for players in an all-star game to get comfortable with each other. That likely won’t be the case for the Central PA boys team in Friday’s Altoona Mirror Classic, which returns after a two-year absence ...