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Basketball

Juniata Valley falls to McCort

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Anyone familiar with the landscape of Class 2A girls basketball in the state of Pennsylvania knows that Juniata Valley had a chance to win a PIAA championship this season. The Lady Hornets made it all the way to the 1A finals when this year’s seniors were freshmen and ...

Portage gets revenge

PORTAGE — Wednesday was a night of retribution for the Portage girls basketball team. After being knocked out of the District 6-8-9 Class 5A playoffs by Obama Academy last season, the No. 2 Lady Mustangs waited an entire year to get a second shot at the Golden Eagles. Following a brief ...

Tussey romps into semis

SAXTON — Sophie Brumbaugh scored 31 points and hit the 1,000-point mark for her career in Tussey Mountain’s 71-15 rout of Johnstown Christian in the District 5 Class 1A quarterfinals in girls basketball Wednesday. Brumbaugh needed 29 entering the game. “She’s a three-year starter ...

Bearcats roll into final

HUNTINGDON — On the far end of Huntingdon’s gym, in large letters over the student section, the wall reads “Welcome to the Jungle.” For Penn Cambria, by the end of Wednesday’s District 6 Class 4A semifinal game, it probably felt like it was trying to navigate one, to no ...

Defense turns into offense for Haigh, BG

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s Teresa Haigh is always asking her coach Kristi Kaack for one thing in each matchup every game. “She’s asking me every game for harder defensive matchups,” Kaack said. “She’s just a kid that’s eager to learn and do more things on the floor for the ...

Seniors shine for Bellwood

BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis’ celebrated group of seniors, which has collected its share of championships in the Inter-County Conference, District 6 and PIAA state playoffs, was playing its final home game of the season — and high school careers — Wednesday night. Emilie Leidig and ...

C-K girls battle, but season ends

CLYMER — Claysburg-Kimmel hung with Penns Manor for most of the first three quarters before it dropped a 62-40 decision to the second-seeded Lady Comets in a District 6 Class 2A girls basketball playoff game at Penns Manor High School on Wednesday night. “We had a pretty good season ...

Mounties take Highlanders down to the wire in defeat

PATTON — The Philipsburg-Osceola boys basketball team made its first postseason appearance in 12 years Tuesday night. Traveling to face No. 8 Cambria Heights in the District 6 Class 3A first round, the Mounties led by two after three quarters and appeared to be giving Heights a run for its ...

Pressing matters sink Lady Bisons

SIDMAN — Fourth-seeded Bedford was very familiar with top-seeded Forest Hills — its playoff opponent on Tuesday night. The Lady Bisons and Lady Rangers are both members of the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference, which means they’ve already played during the season. Unfortunately, ...

Lady ’Cats use ‘D’ to get to next round

MIFFLINTOWN — With a spot in the District 6 Class 4A tournament and a state berth on the line, the Huntingdon girls basketball team gutted out a 50-36 win to extend its postseason run Tuesday night. “I think tonight was a little tough for both teams to get into things because the game was ...

Colflesh a big reason Northern season over

CONFLUENCE — Northern Bedford could not keep up with Turkeyfoot Valley in the second half, which rode the explosive Tanner Colflesh and his game-high 61 points to a 93-64 win in the District 5 Class 1A quarterfinals Tuesday night in high school boys basketball action. “We didn’t defend ...

Vikings get team victory

FLINTON — Glendale put together a solid all-around effort and reaped its rewards in a first-round District 6 Class 2A girls basketball playoff victory Monday night. Led by sophomore guard Kyla Campbell’s 21 points, the Lady Vikings got double-figure scoring outputs from three different ...

United simply too much for ’Dogs

ARMAGH — Claysburg-Kimmel coach Mike Harris has a marvelous penchant for capturing the essence promptly and succinctly. “Bigger, stronger, faster. That’s what we ran into tonight,” he said after the Bulldogs’ 89-69 loss at United in a District 6 2A playoff game on Monday night at ...

Lady Lions drop 11th in a row

The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK — Stephanie Jones scored 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds and No. 10 Maryland clamped down defensively in the second half to roll to a 106-69 win over Penn State on Sunday. The Terrapins, who only led 46-45 at halftime, won their ...

Lower seed BG beats up on CC

EBENSBURG — After losing two of its last three games of the regular season, the Bishop Guilfoyle girls basketball team slid down to the fourth and final seed in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference playoffs. While it may have been a tough pill to swallow at first, it was possibly just ...

Defense does in BG in title tilt

EBENSBURG — Clinching the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference championship came down to just an inbounds pass. The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic boys basketball team had exactly what they were looking for on the play, but Johnstown came up with a key deflection. That set up a heartbreaking ...

Lady Devils reign again in ICC, beat Everett

CLAYSBURG — If anyone had left the Inter-County Conference girls championship game at halftime, they might have thought that Bellwood-Antis was all about Alli Campbell and Sakeria Haralson. While the senior duo are certainly a large part of the Lady Blue Devils, they are far from the only ...

Tussey boys take down West Branch

CLAYSBURG — Saturday’s Inter-County Conference championship game between Tussey Mountain and West Branch played out like the proverbial tale of two halves. Fortunately, for the Titans, their time came in the second half as Tussey was able to shake off an early third quarter deficit, climb ...

Poised Portage: Lady Mustangs deliver at line to claim crown

JOHNSTOWN — Portage jumped out to a 14-point lead just minutes into the second half of its WestPAC championship and, at that point, looked like it could put the game away. However, Shanksville-Stonycreek, which didn’t sub the entire game, got its second wind when one would think it should ...

Mo Valley tops Hornets

ALEXANDRIA — Moshannon Valley ended its season on a high note with a 45-26 Inter-County Conference win over Juniata Valley in high school boys basketball on Friday. Michael Kitko led the Black Knights with 13 points, Joe Bacher had 11 points, and Ben Murawski added 10. Juniata Valley ...