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Miscellaneous

Portage rifle team triumphs

PORTAGE — Portage got a 275 from Nate Moore and a 274 from Abby Thrower in leading the rifle team to a 1,337-1,200 win over Bishop Carroll in high school action on Thursday. The Huskies were led by Tim Ludwig’s 251 and a 247 from Emily Bennett. BISHOP CARROLL (1,200): Ludwig 251, ...

Altoona opens with victory

H.S.DIGEST Led by Gracie Weaver, the Altoona Area High School gymnastics team opened the season with a 136.15-120.2 win over Bellefonte at the AAHS Fieldhouse on Wednesday. Weaver finished first in the vault, bars and floor, was tied for second on the beam and won the all-around with a ...

Tigers ice hockey team gets come-from-behind win

EBENSBURG — Hollidaysburg scored a pair of goals in the third period to rally past Central Cambria, 6-5, in a Laurel Mountain Hockey League matchup at North Central Recreation Center on Tuesday. Andrew Duey scored a goal for the Tigers in the second period with just one second left on the ...

Hollidaysburg hockey wins first

EBENSBURG — Zack Dunlap’s hat trick lifted Hollidaysburg’s high school varsity ice hockey team to its first win of the season, 10-1, over Somerset at the North Central Recreation Center on Tuesday. Jared Smith added two goals for the Golden Tigers, who improved to 1-1. Somerset’s lone ...

Area wrestling programs making adjustments

Like it has for so many other activities, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the ground rules for events for high school wrestling teams in the Mirror coverage area this winter. With schools mandated by the state government not to begin or resume athletic practices until last Monday, and a ...

Tyrone forced to change slate

Tyrone athletic director Luke Rhoades confirmed Thursday that boys and girls basketball games Friday and Saturday, along with a wrestling match on Tuesday, have been postponed. Rhoades received an email from Clearfield at 2:30 p.m. that all athletic events at the school were being shut ...

Light at end of tunnel for area winter sports teams

Many area scholastic sports teams resumed or began winter sports practices Monday, and a few teams will begin competitions as early as Friday. The Tyrone boys basketball team, which finished as the District 6 Class 4A runner-up last season and returns its top six players, will travel to ...

PIAA adapting new practice schedule

A pair of noteworthy changes were approved by 30-0 votes Tuesday at the latest Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association board meeting. The organization shortened the mandated number of preseason practices for the 2020-2021 winter sports season from 15 to 10 in most cases and ...

Marasco sets high goals at SFU

It’s been a special month for Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic senior A.J. Marasco. Days after being named to the first team of the Altoona Mirror’s All-Star team, Marasco recently signed with Saint Francis to continue his golf career collegiately. It’s the first step among some pretty big ...

2020 Mirror girls volleyball all-stars

FIRST TEAM Makenna Bauer, sr., Tyrone: Two-time Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association District 6 Class 2A first-team all-star and two-time Mirror first-team all-star … Two-time Mountain League all-star (2019 and 2020) … PVCA All-state selection in 2019 … Career statistics: 612 ...

Area ADs, leagues form return strategy

Area officials and athletic directors are once again scrambling to find an answer to the latest challenge placed in front of them after last week’s government-imposed shutdown of scholastic sports. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced on Dec. 10, the day before scholastic sports were set to ...

2020 Mirror boys cross country all-stars

FIRST TEAM Toby Cree, sr., Central Cambria: Two-time Mirror first-team all-star ... Placed eighth in Class 2A at states in 17:07, helping CC finish runner-up as a team ... District 6 Class 2A champion with a time of 16:18, helping CC win its seventh straight team title ... Laurel Highlands ...

2020 Mirror girls cross country all-stars

FIRST TEAM Alex Chobany, fr., Portage: Placed 22nd at states in Class 1A with a time of 21:35 ... Placed fifth in the District 6 Class 1A race with a time of 20:15 ... Altoona Invitational eighth-place finisher ... Finished 11th in the TSTCA Class 1A meet at White Oak Park with a time of ...

2020 Mirror Girls Tennis All-Stars

FIRST TEAM Isabella Frank, sr., Altoona: Mirror honorable mention as a junior ... Altoona’s No. 1 singles player, who helped the Lady Lions go unbeaten during the regular season and finish as the District 6 3A team runner-up ... District 6 Class 3A singles tournament semifinalist ... As a ...

2020 Mirror Golf All-Stars

FIRST TEAM Eric Davis, sr., Hollidaysburg: Mirror first-team all-star as a junior and made second team as a sophomore. ... Shot 78 to finish as the runner-up in the District 6 Class 3A championship at Scotch Valley Country Club. ... Carded a 74 to win District 6 Class 3A sectionals and help ...

Winter sports season will resume on Dec. 14

On Monday night the Altoona Area School Board voted to resume the district’s winter sports season on Dec. 14. The board approved a “Virtual Athletics Plan” presented by AASD Athletics Director Phil Riccio to begin the season. The plan has the following measures: - New restrictions on ...

Bedford football team honored by LHAC

SOMERSET — The Bedford Area High School football team went 7-0 to claim the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference championship in 2020, and coach Kevin Steele was honored as the LHAC coach of the year. Bedford all-LHAC selections included Mercury Swaim and Ashton Dull on offense and Steven ...

Sports at a glance

AAHS hockey ups mark to 3-1 EBENSBURG — Altoona dominated Somerset, 8-0, in high school ice hockey action on Thursday at the North Central Rec Center to improve its record to 3-1. Dylan Vipond and Parker Cumming each had goals, Tyler Earnest delivered one goal and two assists, Joseph ...

ICC will delay start of winter sports

The Inter-County Conference school districts have met and determined that in the interest of student and staff safety amid increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in all communities, all winter sports practices will be delayed and shall begin on Monday, Dec. 14. The first competition date for all ...

NBC’s Zimmerman receives ICC honor

LOYSBURG — Northern Bedford County High School senior Ian Zimmerman, the four-time District 5 Class 1A champion, led the 2020 Inter-County Conference Boys Cross Country All-Star Team. Zimmerman was joined on the team by teammate Conner Laird, Bellwood-Antis’ Kenny Robison, Moshannon ...