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Scholastic Sports

Good as gold: McMillen, Cassidy return home as champs

HERSHEY — It’s been a challenging year off of the mat for Glendale’s Brock McMillen, who has dealt with an arrhythmia, which affects the rate or rhythm of your heartbeat, as well as blood pressure problems. So, an overtime tiebreaker in the 132-pound finals bout with Burrell’s Ian ...

Marauders solve trick defense, cruise to win

CRESSON — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic starts four seniors that made it all the way to the state championship last year, so the Marauders aren’t easily surprised by anything. Brentwood threw a wrench into that experience Saturday at Mount Aloysius. The Spartans played a box-and-one on ...

Lady Tigers take command in second half

FARRELL — The Hollidaysburg girls basketball team had to drive nearly three hours on Saturday morning for its PIAA 5A first-round playoff game with Slippery Rock. It took the Lady Tigers a little extra time to get things going, but once they did, it was smooth sailing on the way back ...

Ridge’s Knisely rebounds from tough loss to finish in third

HERSHEY — Shortly after his controversial 3-1 overtime loss to Wilson Area’s Kolby Flank in the PIAA Class 2A semifinals late Friday night, Chestnut Ridge’s Duane Knisely wasn’t feeling great. He was slumped against a wall near the entrance to the floor of Hershey’s Giant Center. ...

Mustangs finish strong to advance

CRESSON — As the old saying goes, it is not about how you start, but how you finish. Portage fell behind by 13 after one quarter, but battled back with a strong second half to defeat District 10’s Cambridge Springs, 67-63, on Saturday afternoon at the Mount Aloysius Convocation and ...

Yahner leads Carroll past LC

Bishop Carroll High School senior forward Mara Yahner knows that her season, and her high school career, could end very quickly with a loss in the PIAA girls state basketball playoffs. And Yahner is determined not to let that to happen. “In the state playoffs, you know that each game ...

Young Lady Mustangs lose to TJ

CRESSON — Saturday wasn’t the best day for Portage girls basketball. The good news for the Lady Mustangs is that their 62-30 loss to Thomas Jefferson in the first round of the PIAA Class 5A playoffs could be just a building block to a bright future. “We have a lot of underclassmen who ...

Lady Titans find way to move on

JOHNSTOWN — Leading by 12 points early in the third quarter, Tussey Mountain had a chance to put Elk County Catholic away. However, between the Lady Titans going cold from the floor and several ill-advised turnovers, the Lady Crusaders climbed all the way back to within two points early in ...

B-A pulls away in final seconds for win

NEW CASTLE — The PIAA playoffs are the time to shine for Bellwood-Antis girls basketball team. After all, the Lady Blue Devils have claimed the last two Class 2A state titles. They rose to the occasion once again Friday and edged Laurel, 55-51, to open the PIAA tournament at the New ...

Three make it to finals

HERSHEY — The semifinals of the PIAA Class 2A Championships have been a hurdle that Bedford’s Kaden Cassidy hasn’t been able to clear in two previous appearances. Cassidy cleared that hurdle in convincing fashion on Friday night at Hershey’s Giant Center. After recording two technical ...

Lady Lions survive just enough for OT victory

CRESSON — Adaliz Corbin’s layup that put Altoona up by six points with less than a minute to play sent many of those in attendance at Mount Aloysius into a frenzy Friday night. But Mount Lebanon wasn’t ready to concede the teams’ PIAA Class 6A first-round game. The Lady Blue Devils ...

D4 champ awaits winning Lady Marauders

CRESSON — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s girls basketball team has been playing at such a high level in the postseason that a 27-point win in the first round of the PIAA Class 2A playoffs Friday at Mount Aloysius over Windber didn’t sit well with Lady Marauders coach Kristi ...

Maxwell sets Bedford County mark

JOHNSTOWN — Kaitlyn Maxwell has piled up a laundry list of impressive accomplishments during the course of an exemplary three-sport career at Everett Area High School, and she added yet another one Friday night. Everett’s outstanding senior guard rifled in 36 points to become the all-time ...

Heights has solid showing in first round

EBENSBURG — Playing in its first state playoff game in a decade, the Cambria Heights girls basketball team certainly didn’t show any signs of immaturity. Stacking up against East Allegheny — the No. 5 seed from District 7 — during the PIAA Class 3A first round Friday night at Central ...

Lady Eagles finally put an end to playoff skid after 22 years

The girls on this year’s team weren’t alive yet the last time Tyrone won a state playoff game — back in 1998 — and it was no secret to them how long it had been. “Yeah, we knew,” Lady Eagle junior guard Shannon Shaw said with a grin. “It feels really great because we’ve been ...

PC duo big reason for Sweet 16 trip

From Mirror reports CLARION — For the second year in a row, the Penn Cambria girls basketball team is going to the Sweet 16 in the PIAA Class 3A playoffs. Thanks to the combination of Lora Davis and Madison Grove, the Lady Panthers disposed of Brookville, 66-58, Friday night in the first ...

Gearhart spurs Bearcats’ second-half surge

As Nick Gearhart started taking over the game in the second half, the Huntingdon student section began chanting, “You can’t guard him.” It was true. Blackhawk had no answers for Gearhart, who scored 31 points on a variety of moves, and the Bearcats throttled the Cougars in the second ...

Bishop Carroll survives last-second shot attempt

JOHNSTOWN — Bishop Carroll Catholic boys basketball coach Cosie Aliquo stresses two words to his team at this time of the year: survive and advance. Flashback to the beginning of the year, if guard Tristan McDannell had fouled out of a game, that was generally a sign of disaster for the ...

Again, Grove City delivers knockout blow to Bisons

WINDBER — Bedford coach Jason Ressler didn’t mince words when he talked about the Bisons’ third-quarter performance. “It killed us,” he said. Bedford, which took a four-point lead into halftime, saw its lead slip away after a distastrous third quarter and never recovered in what ...

Lady Bearcats fall

GREENSBURG — The season came to an end for the Huntingdon girls basketball team Saturday afternoon, as the Lady Bearcats fell to Southmoreland, 57-29, in a PIAA Class 4A playoff game at Greensburg-Salem High School. Huntingdon, the No. 2 seed out of District 6, trailed by only four after ...