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Scholastic Sports

No close contest this time for Lions

By Jim Lane For the Mirror Doug West didn’t mince words. “Extremely disappointed,” West said after watching his Altoona Mountain Lions being run over by Harrisburg, 72-56, in a Mid-Penn Conference Commonwealth Division game Wednesday night at the AAHS Fieldhouse. Altoona lost by two ...

Foul trouble hurts Lady Titans in loss

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com EVERETT — Tussey Mountain forward Sophie Brumbaugh played just 2:39 of the first half Wednesday in an Inter-County Conference South showdown with Everett. That played right into the Lady Warriors’ hands in a 59-34 triumph in a matchup of ...

Shaw reaches milestone in Lady Eagles’ win

TYRONE — Three years ago, as a freshman, Sydney Shaw got a start in the district playoffs for the Tyrone Area High School girls basketball program and gained some confidence that she could make an offensive impact with the team. Just how big an impact was manifested Wednesday night, when ...

Defense the difference for BG

By Jamie Eichenlaub For the Mirror CRESSON — The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic boys basketball team didn’t waste any time putting points on the scoreboard Wednesday night. And the Marauders were pretty stingy when host Penn Cambria was doing all it could to get into the scoring ...

Altoona girls top Harrisburg

HARRISBURG — Bridgid Fox and Caranda Perea combined for 45 points to help Altoona knock off Harrisburg, 57-46, in high school girls basketball action on Wednesday. Fox scored 26, and Perea connected on five 3-pointers and scored 19. The Lady Lions, playing without injured Olivia Hudson for ...

Wholaver has huge night for Heights in victory

PATTON — Liam Wholaver had 15 field goals, five from 3-point range, for 37 total points to help Cambria Heights to a 71-62 win over Chestnut Ridge in Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference action on Wednesday in high school boys basketball action. Preston Lamb scored 11 points for the ...

Weaver leads unbeaten Altoona gymnastics team over DuBois

DuBOIS — The Altoona Area High School gymnastics team improved to 6-0 on the season with a 127.95-108.075 win over DuBois on Wednesday. Gracie Weaver led Altoona with wins in every event, including a 9.250 showing on the vault and 36.6 performance in the all-around. Macie Yost of Altoona ...

Markel, Focht lead Mtn. Lions in win

Jared Markel won the 50-yard freestyle and 100 freestyle, and Rusty Focht took first place in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke to lead Altoona to an 88-48 win over Richland in high school swimming action Wednesday night at the Altoona Fieldhouse. In girls action, Anastasia Slobodnik was ...

Tyrone takes low-scoring game

MARTINSBURG — Central boys basketball coach Reggie Nevins said one of the reasons his Scarlet Dragon basketball team’s first home game was delayed until Tuesday was the fact that they had to readjust the height of the rims in his team’s remodeled gymnasium. They may want to check the ...

Gearhart, Rigby power unbeaten Huntingdon

WINGATE — Nick Gearhart scored 24 points, and Nick Rigby had 23 to help Huntingdon move to 13-0 with an 82-54 win over Bald Eagle Area in high school boys basketball on Tuesday. Andrew Miller scored 11 for the Bearcats, and Owen Lane scored 10. HUNTINGDON (82): Ritchey 4 0-0 8, Gearhart 9 ...

Lady Mustangs down Windber

WINDBER — Portage, trailing 34-33 to start the fourth quarter, pulled away from Windber and improved to 8-4 overall and 4-0 in the WestPAC North with a 51-40 victory on Tuesday in high school girls basketball. “It was a huge team win on the road to take over first place in the ...

A host of Vikings propel Glendale to 11-1 record

THREE SPRINGS — The Glendale wrestling team improved to 11-1 Tuesday night, thanks to a 50-24 victory at Southern Huntingdon in high school action. The Vikings got falls from Suds Dubler (113), Garret Misiura (120), Brock McMillen (132), Cameron Fyock (160) and Cory Johnston (220). 113: ...

Lightweights lead Altoona past rivals

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg held a one-point lead over Altoona after the 285-pound bout on the Golden Tigers’ senior night. But the Mountain Lions’ strong lightweights made sure there wasn’t going to be an upset by their rivals. The Lions ...

Tyrone looking for new head coach

TYRONE — Jason Wilson’s five-year tenure as the head coach of the Tyrone Area High School football team has come to an end. The school board voted 7-1 to open the varsity football coach position for the 2019 season. “I do not plan to reapply, and I’m not sure right now if I would ...

Blue Pirates tab Hileman as coach

Williamsburg High School has a new football coach, and he’s someone with ties to the local area. Ryan Hileman, who coached the Blue Pirates’ junior high team last season, was hired Tuesday night by the Williamsburg School Board to replace Bob Hearn, who had stepped down at the end of the ...

Bellwood rallies late to avoid upset at C-K

CLAYSBURG — Size won out over hot shooting hands at the end of the night in a key girls basketball game Tuesday. Claysburg-Kimmel’s Emily Claar had a shot in the lane that would have forced overtime in the final seconds, but it was unsuccessful, and Bellwood-Antis escaped unscathed in ...

My 2K: P-O’s Herrington eclipses major career milestone

PHILIPSBURG — Halle Herrington joined the ranks of Centre County’s elite on Monday night. The 5-foot-6 senior guard from Philipsburg-Osceola drained a 3-pointer 15 seconds into the third quarter to score her 2,000th career point, solidifying herself in third place on the all-time Centre ...

Female Athlete of Week: B-A’s Campbell strives to improve

Name: Alli Campbell School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Campbell had 26 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and five steals in a 79-55 victory over rival Juniata Valley and then collected 29 points, 13 rebounds, 10 steals ...

Male Athlete of Week: Central’s Klotz ‘exceptional leader’

Name: Hunter Klotz School: Central Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Klotz scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds in a 53-46 win over Philipsburg-Osceola and then had 23 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a 53-44 victory over ...

CC tops Carroll in rivalry

EBENSBURG — Less than one mile separates the campuses of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School and Central Cambria High School, and the two schools share a spirited athletic rivalry, particularly in basketball. Monday night’s Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference girls basketball matchup ...