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Scholastic Sports

Bison duo fall short of D5 title

BEDFORD — Windber’s Matthew Kozar defeated Bedford players in the semifinals and finals to capture the District 5 boys tennis singles championship on Monday at Bedford Area High School. Kozar was a 6-1, 6-2 victor over Caleb Beidle in the championship match. In the semis, Kozar defeated ...

Lady Mustangs snap 3-year skid

PORTAGE — The Portage girls track team posted its first victory in three years during a quad meet Monday. Portage defeated Rockwood, 63-53, for its first win since March 25, 2015. Portage lost to Shade (100-38) and Penn Cambria (99-42) in those parts of the meet. The Portage boys swept ...

Mirror track honor roll

BOYS 100 dash: Germaux, TM, 11.16; Sankey, BG, 11.34; Lawhead, A, 11.35; Mitchell, T, 11.35; Adams, A, 11.44; Wolfe, BA, 11.44 200 dash: Kutchman, CC, 22.89; Sankey, BG, 22.98; Germaux, TM, 23.03; Wolfe, BA, 23.04; Lawhead, A, 23.20 400 dash: Kutchman, CC, 49.95; VonColln, A, 52.34; ...

Huntingdon, Tyrone duos receive byes

The teams of Huntingdon’s Bruce Perow and Soren Borgardt, and Tyrone’s Paul Lemaire and Ethan Vipond each received first-round byes for Tuesday’s District 6 Class 2A Boys Doubles Tennis Tournament at the Altoona Leopold Rec Center Courts. Those two teams will first play in the ...

Penn Cambria wins tourney

PORTAGE — Ashton Buck’s bases-clearing double in the eighth inning scored three runs, and Penn Cambria went on to defeat Portage, 9-7, and claim the Portage Spring Classic championship in high school baseball Saturday. After Caleb Hurley blooped a two-run single for Penn Cambria to put ...

Thal, Philipsburg-Osceola down Bellwood

BELLWOOD — Kylie Thal had four hits, including three doubles, and drove in four runs as Philipsburg-Osceola scored seven runs in the sixth inning to blow open its 13-1 victory over Bellwood-Antis in high school softball on Saturday. Faith Patton had a hit and an RBI for the Lady Blue ...

Hayes bids farewell: Legendary coach calls it a career

A long, distinguished and very successful era came to a close at Bellwood-Antis Area High School on Friday. John Hayes, who has been the school’s head football coach for the past 38 seasons and its athletic director for the past 37, announced that he is retiring from both ...

Storm cuts NB Invitational short

LOYSBURG — The fastest times of many of the star athletes that gathered for Friday’s Northern Bedford Invitational may not have made it into the record books. That’s because much of the sprinting that took place happened when a sudden lightning storm sent everyone rushing to their ...

Altoona’s offense breaks out

Ian Yon went 4-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs, and Altoona scored six runs in the sixth inning to break a tie game and beat St. Marys, 12-6, in high school baseball on Friday at Mansion Park. Matt Hartman went 3-for-5 for Altoona, and John Gority had a tie-breaking single in the sixth ...

Feathers keys Central’s win

MARTINSBURG — Cameryn Feathers homered and had three RBIs to lead Central past Penn Cambria, 13-5, in high school softball on Friday. Ashley Negley had two hits and two RBIs for Central, while Kate Thompson picked up the victory. Jenna Gailey had a double and two RBIs for Penn ...

Hollidaysburg tennis team knocks off Tyrone

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Highlighted by singles victories by Will Tyndall, John Rose, Brian Johnson and Nathan Ferris, Hollidaysburg scored an 8-1 win over visiting Tyrone in high school boys tennis Friday. Jake Irwin, Shreeman Pericherla, Kirk Eichenlaub, Anthony Martinelli, Jacob Gallagher, Casey ...

Nominations sought for Mirror honors

The Mirror is seeking nominations for special awards to be presented at its 13th annual Athlete of the Year banquet on Monday, May 21. Area high schools are invited to submit nominations for the Ron Rickens Sportsmanship Awards, the Dean Rossi Leadership Award and the Erin (Johnson) Kelly ...

Alkhafaji, Talko come up short in finals

Although Hollidaysburg’s Rami Alkhafaji and Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s Ryne Talko came up short this time, both have another shot at a District 6 tennis singles championship before they graduate. The local standouts, both juniors, lost in the 2018 D6 championships which were played on a ...

Bedford claims LHAC for second straight year

JOHNSTOWN — Bedford topped Richland, 3-2, to clinch its second straight Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference championship in high school boys tennis Thursday afternoon. Jess Hampton won a singles match, and the teams of Zach Kachman and Lance Dague and Joey Windows and Cole Hampton swept ...

Eagles, Devils split meet

TYRONE — Bellwood-Antis topped Tyrone, 85-65, in high school boys track and field action on Thursday. Bellwood-Antis’ Dylan Wilson won both hurdles, and Shawn Wolfe captured the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Tyrone’s Jacob Meredith won the high jump and long jump. On the girls side, ...

Heights wins thanks to Garrison’s home run

PATTON — Emma Garrison slugged a walkoff grand slam with no outs in the bottom of the seventh to keep Cambria Heights undefeated by downing visiting Johnstown, 10-6, in Laurel Highlands Conference high school softball action on Thursday. Garrison drove in five runs. The Lady Highlanders ...

Guilfoyle doubles-up Penn Cambria

Six different Maruaders scored, and John Fanelli and Danny Carrieri each drove in two runs as Bishop Guilfoyle beat Penn Cambria in a Laurel Highlands Conference, 6-3, in a Laurel Highlands Conference high school baseball game on Thursday at Vets Field. Kenta Okada went 2-for-3 for Guilfoyle. ...

Altoona’s Swartz reaches milestone

Phil Swartz became the first Mountain Lion to ever record 1,000 career kills as Altoona swept visiting DuBois, 25-14, 25-16, 25-9, in high school volleyball on Thursday night. Swartz registered 11 kills to go with 14 digs and nine service points, while Dalton Keller registered 11 service ...

Bellwood’s Hayes announces retirement

Veteran Bellwood-Antis High School football coach and athletic director John Hayes is retiring. Hayes informed his players of his intentions at a meeting Friday, according to the school newspaper website, “The B-A Blue Print.” Hayes coached the Blue Devils for 38 seasons, amassing a ...

Gates, Germaux golden at Tri-State Invite

HANCOCK, Md. — Evan Germaux of Tussey Mountain and Mackenzie Gates of Northern Bedford were area gold medalists at the 15-team Tri-State Invitational track and field meet on Wednesday. Germaux finished first in the boys 100-meter, while Gates placed on top in the girls 100 hurdles. The ...