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Basketball

Cannistraci gives Tyrone spark

TYRONE - On a team with high scorers like Kasey Engle and Finnley Christine in the backcourt, it's easy to fly under the radar.Even if you are 6-feet tall and look as comfortable playing beyond the 3-point line as on the low block like Tyrone Area High School junior Lexi Cannistraci."She can do ...

Mountain Lions win in double OT

After dropping a 10-point decision to rival Hollidaysburg on Friday, Altoona Area High School boys basketball coach Paul Hasson felt a victory was essential for his Mountain Lions on Tuesday night.The Lions didn't disappoint their coach.With senior leader Jake Port tossing in 29 points, ...

Bellwood-Antis tops Penns Valley

SPRING MILLS - Nathan Davis scored 17 points and had 10 rebounds as Bellwood-Antis knocked off Penns Valley, 62-54, in a matchup of two teams that entered with 11-2 records on Tuesday in high school boys basketball action.Jarrett Taneyhill and Ethan McGee had 12 points apiece for B-A, while ...

Altoona White downs Hollidaysburg

HOLLIDAYSBURG - Kurt VonColln scored a game-high 18 points for Altoona White in its 51-37 win over Hollidaysburg in junior high boys basketball action on Tuesday.Connor McCarthy added 15 points for Altoona, which improved to 8-5, while Nathan Howells led Hollidaysburg with 14.ALTOONA WHITE ...

Lady Lions score overtime victory

LATROBE - Altoona prevailed in a fast-paced game over Latrobe in overtime, 72-71, in high school girls basketball action on Tuesday.Seniors Sarah Donley and Emma Kreuz led the Lady Lions with 15 points each. Donley's 3-pointer in transition late in the overtime period put Altoona up by two ...

Lady Tiger seniors enjoy their night

HOLLIDAYSBURG - Hollidaysburg senior Annie Ruggles usually doesn't see a lot of playing time for the Lady Tiger basketball team.Tuesday night, she scored nine of her 11 points in the first quarter alone as Hollidaysburg beat DuBois, 39-30, on senior night at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High ...

Bellwood’s back: Lady Devils regroup after slow start

ALEXANDRIA - Any reports of the demise of the Bellwood-Antis Lady Blue Devils appear to have been greatly exaggerated.The 2015 District 6 Class AA runners-up and PIAA quarterfinalists lost as many times in this season's first three games as they had the first 28 times they took the court last ...

Boys Athlete of Week: Holsopple unselfish for Tigers

Name: Jacob HolsoppleSchool: Hollidaysburg AreaAge: 17Grade: SeniorSport: BasketballAthlete of the week achievement: Holsopple collected 21 points and 13 rebounds in a rout of Central, had 14 points and 10 rebounds in a win at Williamsport and added 20 points and seven rebounds in a win over ...

Fernandes sparks Lady Dragons to win over NB

By Matt MicheloneFor the MirrorMARTINSBURG - Both the Central and Northern Bedford girls' basketball teams struggled mightily shooting in the first half Monday night.However, the Lady Dragons found their groove offensively in the second half, as Tierney Fernandes scored eight of her team-high ...

Ridge duo too much for Bulldogs

NEW PARIS - Noah Dillow scored 26 points, and Jay Grubb added 18 points, as Chestnut Ridge topped Claysburg-Kimmel, 87-61, Monday night in high school boys basketball action.Dom Francona, Nick Polisky and Luke Eberhart scored 10 points each for the Bulldogs.CLAYSBURG-KIMMEL (61): Bogel 3 1-2 7, ...

Penn Cambria beats Hollidaysburg

CRESSON - Kaley Strittmatter's 19 points led Penn Cambria to a 65-63 non-league win over Hollidaysburg Monday night in girls high school basketball action.Hollidaysburg, which led, 21-13, after one quarter, and 41-31 at the break, was led by Colleen Murphy's 13 points.Laken Guzic (13 points) ...

Spring Cove girls pick up win No. 9

MARTINSBURG - Erin Brumbaugh scored 11 points to lead Spring Cove past Northern Bedford, 34-17, Monday afternoon in junior high girls basketball action.Northern received eight points from Allison Heister.NORTHERN BEDFORD (17): Cottle 3, Pressel 4, Heister 8, Snyder 2.SPRING COVE (34): Mock 2, ...

Panther boys knock off Mustangs

PORTAGE - Jacob Weigand led Penn Cambria with 12 points as Penn Cambria downed Portage, 47-32, in junior high boys basketball action on?Monday.Payton Zatek scored 12 points for the Mustangs.Records: Portage (4-8); Penn Cambria (3-9).Tyrone35West Branch20TYRONE - Tyrone improved to 8-2 with a ...

The Huskies: Reloaded

jhartsock@altoonamirror.comThe Bishop Carroll High School boys basketball program has enjoyed a solid run of success in Cosie Aliquo's tenure as its coach.Aliquo began his ninth season as the Huskies' coach this winter presiding over a Carroll program that has won four District 6-A titles over ...

Huntingdon boys celebrate hoops tradition

The Huntingdon boys have to be near the top of the list when talking about the most historic high school basketball programs in this part of the state.The Bearcats have won 11 District 6 championships - 10 of those in Class AAA. They've also won at least 20 games 18 times.That history was on ...

Mirror Fab Five

BOYSDistrict 6-9 Class AAAA/AAATeamRecordLW1. Hollidaysburg13-1NR2. Clearfield13-1NR3. Altoona6-7NR4. Somerset11-4NR5. State College5-8NRDistrict 5-6 Class AATeamRecordLW1. West Branch11-1NR2. Bellwood-Antis11-2NR3. Penns Valley11-2NR4. Bishop McCort9-4NR5. Berlin Brothersvalley10-0NRDistrict ...

This Week’s Games to Watch

High school boysMONDAYClaysburg-Kimmel at Chestnut RidgeMike Harris seems to have things moving in the right direction at C-K, and a win at Ridge would be further proof of that.West Branch at TyroneGeorge Gripp's young Eagles host 2015 PIAA tournament qualifier.TUESDAYBellwood-Antis at Penns ...

BG routs Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN - Bishop Guilfoyle raced out to a 16-point lead after one quarter, and four Lady Marauders scored in double figures in a 72-44 Laurel Highlands Conference intersectional win at Johnstown in high school girls basketball Saturday.Lili Benzel topped Guilfoyle with 16 points, while Darcy ...

Lady Lions rally, but fall to unbeaten Crushers

JOHNSTOWN - A furious fourth-quarter rally by the Altoona Lady Lions came up just short on Saturday afternoon as Bishop McCort held on in the final seconds to remain unbeaten in a 52-50 thriller.The Lady Crushers (15-0) were up by 13 after three quarters, but the Lady Lions (8-6) proceeded to ...

Tigers go big to get win

By John Hartsockjhartsock@altoonamirror.comHOLLIDAYSBURG - The Hollidaysburg Area High School boys basketball team has raced off to a thoroughbred-like 13-1 start this season while using a fast-break running game to beat its opponents up and down the floor.That style of play wasn't available to ...