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Musser guides JV turnaround

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com When Bill Musser took over as head coach at Juniata Valley five years ago, there were some growing pains as the Green Hornets suffered through one of their worst campaigns in years. Those days are just distant memories now as Juniata Valley is ...

Bishop Carroll girls lose with interim coach

EBENSBURG — Westmont Hilltop defeated Bishop Carroll Catholic, 45-34, in the Lady Huskies’ second game without head coach Bob Gongloff and first under his daughter, Amy Oravec, who has assumed the head coaching responsibility. Gongloff was placed on a leave of absence prior to Bishop ...

Strong start sparks Bellwood

BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis opened with four straight victories Friday night en route to a 48-24 victory over United in high school wrestling action. The Blue Devils got pins from Ty Noonan (138), Aidan Taylor (145), Alex Taylor (152), Trentin Whaley (19). 132: Paulino Cuevas (BAH) over ...

Altoona falls to Panthers

The Altoona Mountain Lions are new to the Mid-Penn Conference and are finding it tough to crack. Central Dauphin East came to the Altoona Fieldhouse on Friday and rode a big third-quarter performance to a 60-48 victory over the Mountain Lions. With the loss, Altoona fell to 1-4 in the ...

Marauder boys, girls on different sides of twinbill

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic boys basketball team raised its overall record to 6-0 Friday night, but head coach Chris Drenning figures that his squad is still a work in progress. Drenning isn’t the least bit unhappy about it, either. The ...

B-A returning home with a victory

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Bellwood-Antis rode a strong first half to a 74-63 victory over Lincoln (Fla.) on Friday afternoon in high school girls basketball action at the Crescom Bank Holiday Invitational. Alli Campbell was perfect at the line and had 13 buckets for 33 points with six assists. ...

Tyrone gets balance in victory

CLEARFIELD — Damon Gripp led a balanced attack with 16 points as Tyrone dumped Clearfield, 50-42, Friday night in high school boys basketball action. The Eagles (3-2) also got 14 points from Brandon Lucas and 12 points from Andrew Ferguson. Cade Walker led Clearfield (4-2) with 21 ...

Bearcats show strength in victory over Tigers

HOLLIDAYSBURG – Hollidaysburg started off Friday night’s dual meet with Huntingdon with a bang as returning Class 3A state placewinner Mason McCready pinned Class 2A state qualifier Ryder Kocik. The Golden Tigers got two more pins in the first six bouts, including Gus Dellinger’s fall ...

Bishop Carroll coach Gongloff put on leave

Bishop Carroll Catholic’s girls basketball team was without its head coach, Bob Gongloff, in a 65-51 loss to Penn Cambria Wednesday night, and it appears as though that will continue to be the case while an investigation into the veteran coach’s behavior is conducted. “They said ...

Servello’s hot hand carries Tigers

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Sam Servello hit his sixth 3-pointer of Thursday’s game against Jersey Shore with just more than five minutes to play and held his follow through for an extra second or two. The senior was enjoying the moment as he went over 30 points and officially announced his return to ...

Lions pin loss on Williamsport

After opening its season at two invitational tournaments, the Altoona Mountain Lion wrestling team finally got its first dual meet in, and made it a good one, disposing of Williamsport, 57-18, Thursday afternoon in high school action. The Mountain Lions got pins from Jordan Wagner (138), ...

Bellwood defeated by Tennessee team

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Nya Stewart and Lanetta Williams scored 16 points each for Arlington, Tenn. as it handed the Bellwood-Antis girls basketball team its second loss of the season, 72-67, Thursday morning in the consolation bracket of the Crescom Bank Holiday Invitational at Myrtle ...

Collins has big night in Green Hornets’ win

FLINTON — Cam Collins scored a game-high 25 points as Juniata Valley defeated Glendale, 75-47, in boys high school basketball action Thursday night. Quinn Zinobile had 11 points for Juniata Valley while Paul Leri added 10. Glendale got 14 points from Josh Potutschnig. JUNIATA VALLEY ...

Altoona’s Hill, Lawhead sign with Division I teams

Wednesday was special at Altoona Area High School. Mountain Lion football players Gaige Hill and Mitchell Lawhead took advantage of the new, early signing period to affix their signatures to Division I college scholarships. Hill, a two-way tackle, committed to the University of Toledo while ...

BC girls coach Gongloff on leave of absence

Following is a statement the Mirror received Thursday evening: "Mr. Bob Gongloff, head coach of Bishop Carroll girls basketball, is on a leave of absence. Current assistant coach, Amy Oravec, will assume the head coaching responsibility." – Lynn Weber, CEO, Bishop Carroll The Mirror will ...

BG’s McGhee signs letter to kick for West Virginia

Just before signing his national letter of intent to accept a full scholarship and play football at West Virginia on Wednesday, Kolton McGhee recalled one of his first practices with the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic football team. McGhee made just one of five extra point attempts, and he ...

Central Cambria downs BG

EBENSBURG — McKenna Hayward proved to be the difference for Central Cambria in Wednesday night’s 58-44 home victory over Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic. Hayward led a 14-2 run over a four-minute span of the first quarter to break open the game. McKenna scored in every quarter, making sure ...

Altoona gets hot from beyond arc in victory

“We’re back!” Those where the first words echoed by Altoona girls basketball coach Miriam Colledge as she walked into the locker room for her post-game talk with her team Wednesday night. And those words were well deserved. After some up-and-down moments in their first couple of ...

Zone helps Altoona go on game-changing run

LEWISTOWN — Altoona struggled early in its game with Mifflin County until Mountain Lion coach Doug West went to a zone to start the second half. The result was a 12-0 run that gave Altoona a comfortable 46-29 cushion. The Mountain Lions fought off a hard-charging Husky squad in the ...

Balanced Marauders take care of Red Devils

The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School boys basketball team has been without the services of its star senior guard, Luke Ruggery, since the outset of the season due to a back injury. Ruggery, who is headed to Saint Francis on a Division I basketball scholarship next year, is due to return ...