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Scholastic Sports

BEA captures title with easy win

From Mirror reports Bald Eagle Area claimed the District 6 Class 3A football championship with a 41-13 win over Westmont Hilltop on Saturday night at Mansion Park. Jaden Jones threw five touchdown passes for the Eagles. He completed 19-of-27 passes for 379 yards in a game BEA led, 21-0, ...

Opportunities go by the wayside for Lady Bisons

BRIDGEVILLE — The chances were there. The goals weren’t. Bedford’s girls soccer team saw its quest for a second straight PIAA Class 2A title end Saturday afternoon in a 1-0 quarterfinal loss to Villa Maria at Chartiers Valley High School. “We just didn’t finish. We had our ...

Saturday Playoff Football Live Scoreboard

DISTRICT 6 PLAYOFFS CLASS 3A CHAMPIONSHIP at Altoona's Mansion Park Bald Eagle Area 41, Westmont Hilltop 13, FINAL CLASS 2A SEMIFINALS Ligonier Valley 21, Bellwood-Antis 20, FINAL CLASS 1A QUARTERFINALS Saltsburg 39, Claysburg-Kimmel 14, FINAL Juniata Valley 41, Homer-Center 6, FINAL

Survive and advance: Behind Myrick, Marauders pull out quarterfinal win

It wasn’t easy but Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic is moving on in the District 6 Class 1A football playoffs. Guilfoyle got another yeoman-like offensive performance from Keegan Myrick and a late fumble recovery by Adrian Johnson to hold off Bishop McCort, 14-7, Friday night at Mansion ...

Oilers get big run to oust Tigers

LORETTO — Hollidaysburg could only stop Noah Petro for so long. The Golden Tigers held the Oil City senior to 26 rushing yards in the first half. But he rushed for 109 yards in the pivotal third quarter as the Oilers handed Hollidaysburg a 9-7 loss on Friday night in a District 6-8-10 Class ...

Little Lions overcome McDowell, snow

ERIE – State College dominated on the ground with 363 rushing yards and five touchdowns as the Little Lions defeated McDowell, 42-21, in a PIAA Class 6A football subregional on Friday night at snowy Veterans Stadium. The State College defense also played a big role despite allowing 382 ...

Lions dominate in D5 championship

WINDBER — Cole Blubaugh capped off third-seeded Berlin Brothersvalley’s opening nine-play drive with a 3-yard touchdown. At that point, top-seeded Chestnut Ridge hadn’t even touched the ball on offense yet, and the defense was only just warming up. The Lions responded by scoring 41 ...

Bedford shuts out Westinghouse to advance

SOMERSET —- Bedford racked up 373 yards of total offense and pitched a shutout over Westinghouse of the Pittsburgh City League to capture the District 5-8-9 Class 3A subregional championship at Somerset Area High School. The Bisons used explosive plays along with some long scoring drives ...

Tussey Mountain completes turnaround

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Tussey Mountain completed a massive turnaround under coach Anthony Sottasante and won the District 5 Class 1A championship, 28-23 over Northern Bedford, at Tiger Stadium. The Titans had won just two games combined in the three seasons before Sottasante’s arrival in Saxton. ...

Mustangs’ season ended by Dragons’ upset

PORTAGE — Without the services of its most productive running back, the Purchase Line football team did not miss a step in the District 6 Class 1A quarterfinals Friday night. With junior Josh Syster, who has rushed for 1,370 yards and 15 touchdowns this season, sidelined with an ankle ...

Bellefonte knocks off Clearfield

WINGATE — Bellefonte rolled to an early 21-0 lead and held Clearfield off the scoreboard in the final quarter to pull out a 35-21 win in the District 6-9 Class 4A championship game Friday night at Bald Eagle Area High School. Running back C.J. Funk had 182 yards on 18 carries to lead the Red ...

Hard work pays off for Titan seniors

HOLLIDAYSBURG — It was fitting that Tussey Mountain trailed 10-0 for the majority of its District 5 Class 1A championship game Friday night, because for the seniors on the team, it was a metaphor for how their careers began. The Titans went just 2-18 in 2016 and 2017 before winning eight ...

4-casting the semifinals: Guilfoyle, Valley, Portage, C-K ready to do battle

All four of the District 6 Class 1A quarterfinal games scheduled this weekend feature a team from the Mirror’s coverage area playing a team from outside of it. Top-seeded Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic, second-seeded Portage and No. 3 seed and defending champion Juniata Valley will host games ...

Friday Live Playoff Football Scoreboard

PLAYOFFS FRIDAY DISTRICT 6-8-10 PLAYOFFS CLASS 6A CHAMPIONSHIP at Veterans Stadium, Erie State College 42, McDowell 21, FINAL CLASS 5A CHAMPIONSHIP at Saint Francis University, Loretto Oil City 9, Hollidaysburg 7, FINAL DISTRICT 6-9 PLAYOFFS CLASS 4A CHAMPIONSHIP at Bald Eagle Area ...

Ridge thinking about No. 4

Chestnut Ridge will be bidding for its fourth consecutive District 5 Class 2A football championship tonight, when the Lions meet Berlin Brothersvalley in the 7 p.m. title game at Windber Stadium. But Ridge coach Max Shoemaker knows that defending the title against the 10-1 Berlin team ...

Backyard Brawl Part II:Titans, Panthers meet again for district title

When Northern Bedford lost a fourth-quarter lead in Saxton the fourth week of the season, Black Panthers coach Garry Black vowed to work the rest of the season to get another shot at Tussey Mountain. “We talked on the bus (back to Loysburg), and as soon as we got back to school, we decided ...

Tigers ready for Oil City

A year ago, Hollidaysburg traveled within miles of Oil City and knocked off a team that entered the game 10-1 and had one of the top running backs in the state in a PIAA Class 5A subregional. Now it’s the Oilers’ turn to make a long trip to Saint Francis for Friday’s 7 p.m. kickoff, but ...

The end of the road: Lady Tigers come up short in state opener

The Hollidaysburg girls huddled in a circle around coach Dave Soellner and the rest of the staff under the dimly-lit visitor bleachers at Mansion Park. There were tears, and speeches, and well-wishes for the future. Such was the case after the Lady Tigers lost the last game of the year, a 2-1 ...

Tigers defeated in a flash

The West Allegheny Indians came out fast and aggressive against Hollidaysburg in the first round of the PIAA 3A state playoffs and looked like they might run the Golden Tigers out of the stadium. Hollidaysburg survived the initial onslaught unscathed and answered with three straight goals, ...

Memorable year over for Altoona

HOLLIDAYSBURG — One of the best seasons in Altoona Area High School boys soccer history came to an end Tuesday night. WPIAL runner-up Mount Lebanon pushed across two goals in the final 15 minutes and defeated the Mountain Lions, 3-1, in a PIAA Class 4A round of 16 match at Tiger ...