Scholastic Sports

Hollidaysburg girls drop heartbreaker to Rangers

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg girls basketball team has struggled to win many games this season, but Friday’s loss was particularly gut-wrenching. The Lady Tigers were just about to start celebrating a hard-fought, one-point win when a foul was called just before the final buzzer ...

Carroll remains perfect in Laurel Highlands play

EBENSBURG — Prior to Friday’s varsity game against Penn Cambria, Bishop Carroll’s Maria McConnell had a game-high 13 points in the junior varsity game. With sporadic varsity time this season, the freshman wasn’t sure if she would see the floor in a tightly contested game early in the ...

’Cats wearing it well when it comes to ML title

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com HUNTINGDON — Jonathan Price made a quick trip to the locker room following Huntingdon’s 73-68 victory over Central Friday night to grab a surprise for fellow senior Jayton Smith. A few moments later, Price emerged with a Mountain League ...

JV explodes in second half

MORRISDALE — Juniata Valley scored 55 points in the second half en route to an 81-77 comeback win at West Branch in high school boys basketball on Friday. Cameron Collins’ 35 points and 10 rebounds led the Green Hornets, who also got 25 points and nine rebounds from Quinn ...

Shuke ignites Bedford

BEDFORD — Lindsay Shuke hit five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 24 points, and Jenna Brown added 12 points, as Bedford downed Westmont Hilltop, 57-36, Friday in high school girls basketball. WESTMONT HILLTOP (36): Callihan 2 4-6 8, Davis 2 1-2 6, Brant 3 0-0 7, Krall 3 1-2 7, Gardill 0 ...

Tyrone takes care of rival Bellwood

BELLWOOD — The Tyrone Area High School wrestling team won three of the final four bouts on Friday to score a 36-25 win over rival Bellwood-Antis. The Golden Eagles got wins from Isaac Parks (126), Jamal Hicks (132) and Alex Weaver (145) to secure a victory. Bellwood’s win in that span ...

White defeats Maroon

The Altoona White freshman boys basketball team finished its season at 11-7 Friday afternoon, thanks to a 43-36 win over rival Altoona Maroon at the Altoona Area Junior High School Fieldhouse. The winners got 11 points each from Scott Lawhead and Edwin Franklin. Altoona Maroon (4-14) got 12 ...

Portage picks up two wins

MEYERSDALE — Portage won a tri-match with a score of 1,364, while Meyersdale was second with 1,327 and Salisbury Elk Lick third with 851 in high school rifle Friday. Portage’s Robert Troxel led all shooters with a score of 279, while Bill Ramus had a 277 and Summer Viscusi a ...

BG takes section title

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic celebrated its senior night Thursday with a chance to clinch Section 1 of the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference, and things got off to a slow start at the Pleasant Valley Gymnasium. With 3:38 to play in the first ...

Lions get into Rd. 2 with win

From Mirror reports HERSHEY — The District 5 champion Chestnut Ridge Lions advanced to the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class 2A team wrestling championships after knocking out WPIAL runner-up Derry Area, 43-18, at the Giant Center Thursday afternoon. Ridge put a lock on the match, winning ...

Lear provides spark for Lady Lions

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror Altoona’s Shaina Lear only made one shot against Mount Lebanon, but it proved to be the one that sparked the Lady Lions. Leading by just three midway through the third quarter, Altoona quickly moved the ball in, out and all the way around the perimeter, ...

Ramus shoots Mustangs to victory

PORTAGE — Bill Ramus shot a 281 to lead Portage to a 1,359-1,259 win over Shanksville-Stoneycreek on Thursday in high school rifle. Teammate Summer Viscussi shot a 274 and Bob Troxell added a 273 in the win for the Mustangs (8-3). SHANKSVILLE-STONYCREEK (1,259): Knapp 268, Hanes 261, ...

Shuagis helps Penn Cambria to overtime victory

CRESSON — Josh Shuagis hit a 3-pointer to break a 47-all tie in overtime to put Penn Cambria ahead as the Panthers defeated Bishop Carroll, 53-49, Thursday night in high school boys basketball action. Shuagis finished with 14 points. Nolan Burk was Bishop Carroll’s leading scorer with 12 ...

Reffner hits milestone in Everett’s win

EVERETT — Senior Sydney Reffner scored 10 points to go over the 1,000-point mark for her career as Everett beat Tussey Mountain, 44-31, Thursday night in high school girls basketball action. Teammate Kaitlyn Maxwell led the Lady Warriors with 14 points. Tussey got 13 points from Alexis ...

Central finishes up regular season at 10

MARTINSBURG — Kasen Deterline (182), Cameron Ulery (132), Braedon Swab (138) and Logan Marko (152) all picked up wins by pinfall for Central as it defeated Claysburg-Kimmel, 54-19, Thursday night in high school wrestling action. The Scarlet Dragons finised the regular season at 10-9. The ...

Lions, Bearcats go today

The Chestnut Ridge and Huntingdon wrestling teams begin their quest for a medal at the PIAA Duals today at the Giant Center. Both teams will open the tournament at 4 p.m. District 6 runner-up Huntingdon, which won a wrestle-in against Greenville on Monday, takes on District 3 champion ...

BG stars sign with Red Flash

Nick Leamer and Mark Conrad were able to carve their own individual niches as part of PIAA state football championship teams at Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School. Now both are turning the page and moving on to what they hope can be collegiate football distinction at Saint Francis ...

Altoona’s Queen set to play in PSFCA game

The Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association 2018 East West All-Star game is set for Sunday, May 6, at 2 p.m. at Mansion Park in Altoona, and there will be a Mountain Lion on the field when the game kicks off. Jayvion Queen, an offensive lineman for Altoona who will play his ...

Lady Red Devils pull off hat trick on Heights

Special to the Mirror EBENSBURG — Cambria Heights looked to turn the tables and defeat Central Cambria for the first time in three tries this season on Tuesday night. The Lady Highlanders gathered an early 7-3 lead on the road. However, Central Cambria switched to a full-court press that ...

Lady Tigers suffer 12th loss of season

By Arthur Dowell For the Mirror LEWISTOWN — It wasn’t the prettiest of games, but Mifflin County was able to hold off a pesky Hollidaysburg squad, 56-44, in non-league girls basketball action Tuesday night. The Huskies had a lead as large as 15 over the Golden Tigers, but thanks to ...