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Scholastic Sports

Rangers weather the storm to defeat Marauders

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Fans willing to sit through off and on rain, hail, dangerously high winds and a constantly dropping temperature got to see a spectacular pitchers’ duel between the top hurlers for the current District 6 Class 2A and 3A top seeds in high school ...

Tyrone tops Little Lions

TYRONE — Rodney Shultz pitched six solid innings, and after Tyrone scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, Aiden Coleman closed the victory out with two strikeouts in the seventh inning as the Golden Eagles topped State College, 5-4, Friday. Bryce Hunter had two of Tyrone’s ...

Gripp named to 4A all-state team

Tyrone senior Damon Gripp was selected to the third team of the Class 4A Pennsylvania Sports Writers Boys All-State Basketball squad on Thursday evening. “It’s a great honor for him,” Tyrone coach George Gripp said. “He puts a lot of time into it. He’s dedicated to the sport, and ...

Scarlet Dragons triumph

MARTINSBURG — Central swept DuBois, 25-12, 25-13, 25-13, with the help of 15 kills from Zeb Wyant and 16 assists from Zach Wyant in high school boys volleyball Thursday. Eli Lingenfelter had a team-high 13 service points and added eight kills and three blocks. SERVICE POINTS CENTRAL: ...

Tigers’ Barton defeated by impressive freshman

Remember the name David Lindsay. He could become one of the all-time greats in area tennis circles. Just a freshman, Lindsay won Central Mountain High School’s first District 6 singles boys championship Wednesday by beating Hollidaysburg sophomore Nathan Barton, 6-0, 6-0 at Mansion ...

Guilfoyle’s Khoza gets state honor

Cameron Khoza, who helped lead Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic to the PIAA Class 3A semifinals, was named to the third team of the Class 3A Pennsylvania Sports Writers Boys All-State Basketball squad on Wednesday evening. “He had a great career with us,” Bishop Guilfoyle coach Chris Drenning ...

BG picks up comeback win

LILLY — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to rally past Penn Cambria, 5-2, Wednesday afternoon in high school baseball action. Austin Lewis had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in three runs. Brayden Harbaugh also had two hits for the ...

Heights holds on to defeat Ridge

PATTON — A five-run, fifth inning rally led Cambria Heights back to an 11-10 victory over Chestnut Ridge Wednesday afternoon in high school softball action. Lexi Griak had three hits including a home run and drove in five runs, and Karli Storm had two hits and three RBIs. SCORE BY ...

Portage girls wins WestPAC track

PORTAGE — Portage wrapped up its first-ever girls WestPAC dual meet championship with a mark of 8-0 following a 110-21 victory over Blacklick Valley in high school track and field action Wednesday. United, which also competed Wednesday, defeated the Lady Mustangs, 76-73. Lauren Shaffer ...

Mustangs land two on all-state basketball team

Two Portage starters were selected to the Class 2A Pennsylvania Sports Writers Boys All-State Basketball squad announced Tuesday evening. Kaden Claar, a junior, made the second team and senior Preston Rainey landed on the third team. Claar and Rainey helped the Mustangs make the PIAA Class ...

Tigers’ Barton will play for title

The top two seeds, Central Mountain’s David Lindsay and Hollidaysburg’s Nathan Barton, will meet for the District 6 Class 3A high school tennis championship today at noon after both won their quarterfinal and semifinal matches on Tuesday at Mansion Park. Lindsay defeated Altoona’s Nick ...

Tigers’ Gampe has big day with bat

DuBOIS — Winning pitcher Caleb Gampe had a pair of hits, including a three-run home run, and finished with four RBIs to lead Hollidaysburg to a 9-2 triumph over DuBois Tuesday afternoon in high school baseball action. Bryce Martellacci finished with a pair of doubles and two RBIs for the ...

Heights takes care of rivals

PATTON — Arianna Westrick went 3-for-4 with four RBIs, Paige Jones had three hits, including two doubles, and Cambria Heights topped Northern Cambria, 9-3, Tuesday afternoon in high school softball action. Jenna Serafin struck out seven in five innings of work for the Lady Highlanders, who ...

AAHS boys now 7-0

The Altoona Area High School boys stayed unbeaten in track and field action with two victories at Mansion Park on Tuesday. The Mountain Lions (7-0) beat Central Mountain, 125-25, and Bellefonte, 111-39, behind a triple-winning performance from senior Austin Kravetz, who won both hurdles and ...

Heights player awarded honor

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, Central Pennsylvania Chapter recently announced that Ian Eckenrode of Cambria Heights High School was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Eckenrode was a senior tight for the Highlanders this past season who excelled on the field and ...

BG’s Haigh is 1A player of year

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic senior Teresa Haigh capped off what she called her dream season Monday when she was named the 2021 Class 1A Sports Writers Pennsylvania All-State Girls Basketball Player of the Year. “There’s so many talented players in the state, and I’m just so thankful for ...

NB’s Kline finds instant success

Name: Abby Kline School: Northern Bedford County Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Kline had three hits and two RBIs in a 6-4 victory over Fannett-Metal. She also went 4-for-5 with a double and three RBIs in a 12-11 victory over Juniata ...

Central star solid on big stage

Name: Devon Boyles School: Central Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Boyles went 3-for-4 with a double, home run and four RBIs in a 10-2 win over Philipsburg-Osceola. He also went 2-for-4 with a double, grand-slam homer and seven RBIs in a 14-4 ...

Blue Devils come back for victory

BOALSBURG — Trailing 4-3, Bellwood-Antis scored seven runs in the top of the fifth inning to overpower Saint Joseph’s Academy, 10-4, in high school baseball action on Monday. Arik Shildt and Cooper Guyer led the Blue Devils with two hits and three RBIs apiece, and Joe Dorminy, Owen ...

Tigers sweep Tyrone

TYRONE — Hollidaysburg swept Tyrone, with the boys winning 108-42 and the girls 91-59, in high school track and field action on Monday at Tyrone Area High School. Joey Grabill won the 200-meter and 400-meter dashes, and Caden DeLattre won the long jump and triple jump for the Tigers. Emmy ...