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Scholastic Sports

Zinobile does it all for JV

Name: Quinn Zinobile School: Juniata Valley Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Zinobile rushed for 159 yards and three scores, threw for 52 yards and knocked down Southern Huntingdon’s final pass of the game to help Valley defeat the ...

Padula’s hat trick helps Central rally to beat Penn Cambria

MARTINSBURG — Central improved to 5-5 on the year after overcoming a 2-1 deficit in the first half to defeat Penn Cambria, 5-2, in high school girls soccer action Monday afternoon. Alana Padula netted a hat trick as part of four unanswered Lady Dragon goals to lift them over Penn Cambria. ...

Henninger, Altoona race past Golden Tigers

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Braeden Henninger and Gabe Ebersole of Altoona finished first and second respectively as the Mountain Lions defeated Hollidaysburg, 21-37, in high school cross country action Monday afternoon. Jeremy Jones of Hollidaysburg finished fourth in 18:31. Lauren Shaffer of Portage ...

Hollidaysburg tops Huntingdon

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Claire Sauerland had nine service points, eight kills and 13 digs to help Hollidaysburg beat Huningdon, 25-18, 25-22, 21-25, 25-23, in hgh school volleyball Monday. Reagan Ferguson had 10 points, 37 assists and seven digs for the Lady Tigers, while Olivia Dipangrazio 39 digs ...

Ferguson, Davis tie for title

JOHNSTOWN — Tyrone’s Andrew Ferguson and Hollidaysburg’s Eric Davis each shot 75 and were named co-champions of the Wheeling Scholastic Tournament at Sunnehanna Country Club on Sunday. Ferguson shot 76 and finished tied for fifth a year ago. Tanner Pershing of Northern Cambria, who ...

Bulldogs improve to 4-1

CLAYSBURG — Since Landan Bauman began playing at the varsity level, the Claysburg-Kimmel senior has been asked to switch positions multiple times for different reasons on both sides of the ball. Rather than complain, Bauman has become a team leader both vocally and with his play on the ...

Hilltoppers put clamps on Panthers’ offense

JOHNSTOWN — Strong defensive play and halftime adjustments resulted in success for Westmont Hilltop as it defeated Penn Cambria on Saturday, 24-7. After Brandon Kaesler converted on a 30-yard field goal to put the game’s first points on the board, Derek Brown broke loose on a 33-yard run ...

Bedford’s May wins Flash race

LORETTO — Bedford Area High School sophomore Van May won the varsity boys individual race for the second straight year in the Saint Francis Red Flash Cross Country Invitational on Saturday. May finished in a time of 17 minutes, 26 seconds. Penn Cambria’s Logan Michina was seventh in ...

Lady Tigers take two

WINGATE — Meghan Cutshall did not allow a goal for Hollidaysburg in regulation across two games Saturday afternoon at the Bald Eagle Area Girls Soccer Tournament as the Lady Tigers picked up two wins to improve to 9-2. Rita Kendziora, Hannah Snyder and Natalie Despot scored in the shootout ...

Mtn. Lions fall short in overtime

HARRISBURG — Shawn Brown came very close to blocking a 25-yard field goal by Altoona kicker Andrew Eisel as time expired in regulation Friday night at Landis Field. The CD East junior, who did a little bit of everything for the Panthers in this Mid-Penn Commonwealth Division battle, ...

Guilfoyle throttles Johnstown

The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Marauders appear to be hitting their stride, and that could be bad news for the rest of the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference. Guilfoyle dominated all phases of the game Friday night and mercy-ruled Greater Johnstown, 42-6, in a LHAC contest at Mansion ...

Sentinels cash in on Tiger TO’s

CUMBERLAND, Md. — Playing against a team that has put up 40- and 50-plus points on them a majority of the time in the past, the Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers caught the Fort Hill (Md.) Sentinels in probably their most vulnerable stage ever in the history of the series between the two ...

JV ‘D’ tightens in upset victory

THREE SPRINGS — Backed up in its own territory late in the first half, Juniata Valley gambled and went for it on fourth down trailing by just one touchdown. Taking over at the 43 with just 46 ticks to go before halftime, Southern Huntingdon made the Green Hornets pay and turned it into a ...

Mills, Akers lift Warriors

EVERETT — Standing 6-foot-4 and possessing basketball jumping skills, Everett sophomore wide receiver Brandon Mills makes an inviting passing target for talented senior quarterback Macen Akers. “I tell Akers, if you see Brandon downfield, put air under it,’’ Everett coach Winston ...

Lieb shines in Rams’ victory

SPRING MILLS — Penns Valley coach Martin Tobias spoke to sophomore Mason Lieb and told him to be humble before speaking to the media. That is a lot to ask from a young athlete, especially after playing a key role in the Rams’ 35-18 win over Huntingdon on Friday night. It was only the ...

Central can’t keep up with BEA

ROARING SPRING — The Bald Eagle Area Eagles are flying high. The Eagles soared to their fifth victory in as many games by beating Central, 54-28, Friday night in a Mountain League game at the Roaring Spring Athletic Field. Central led by one point (21-20) at halftime, but Bald Eagle ...

Tyrone knocked from unbeaten ranks

WINGATE — Like two fighters in a championship bout, the Tyrone football team, bringing in an undefeated 4-0 record, went toe-to-toe with Bellefonte, which had the same record. The matchup did not disappoint as the two teams battled through three-and-a-half quarters of strong defensive ...

Ridge rallies past Highlanders

PATTON — Jared McGill rushed for a pair of touchdowns, and Logan Pfister ran for the other as unbeaten Chestnut Ridge outlasted Cambria Heights, 23-8, in a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference football game on Friday night. McGill rushed for a game-high 59 yards. Both of his touchdowns came ...

Leonard passes 5-0 Titans past Pirates

SAXTON — Tussey Mountain picked a specific weakness and went to work on it Friday against visiting Williamsburg. Matthew Leonard threw for 220 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half, and the Titans moved to 5-0 with a 44-0 throttling of the Blue Pirates. The Titans came out with ...

Arnold helps turn the tide in Bedford win

BEDFORD — Central Cambria coach Shane McGregor referred to Bedford’s Dylan Arnold as a battering ram following Friday night’s game between the two schools. It’s an appropriate description. The senior running back plowed through the middle of the Red Devils defense for 164 yards and ...