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Scholastic Sports

Lady Lions doing the little things in their 2-0 start

While opening their season with two Mid-Penn Conference victories by a combined total of 79 points, it’s been abundantly clear that the Altoona Area High School girls basketball team has answered the bottom line on the scoresheet. But what is even more encouraging to second-year Lady Lions ...

Tyrone navigating its jam-packed schedule

TYRONE — While most high school basketball teams across the area are still waiting to get started, the Tyrone girls played their third game of the season Friday night, topping Bellefonte, 50-17. It’s not an early-season scheduling quirk either. Many teams are hoping to simply play ...

Altoona boys fall in opener

CARLISLE — The Altoona Area High School boys basketball team dropped its first game of the season, falling to Carlisle, 83-45, on Friday night. Dylan Young led the Herd with 25 points. Colin Lear scored 14 points for Altoona, and Ashton Bardell had 10. Carlisle jumped out to a 21-10 lead ...

Eagles, Mounties wrestling with the new normal

TYRONE — Tyrone and Philipsburg-Osceola met up on the wrestling mat in one of the first local wrestling dual meets of the Coronavirus Pandemic era on Thursday night at Tyrone. They did so wearing masks while they wrestled in front of only Tyrone family members who signed a COVID-19 waiver ...

Tyrone soars once it gets used to its masks

BELLEFONTE — Tyrone and Bellefonte slogged their way to an 18-all tie with less than two minutes to play in the first half Thursday, and Golden Eagles coach George Gripp started to show his frustration. A pair of free throws from Landen DeHaas with 1:25 left in the second quarter started an ...

Tiger hockey has big 2nd period

The Hollidaysburg ice hockey team improved to 2-1 Thursday night, thanks to a 6-0 win over Johnstown in area high school action at Galactic Ice. The Golden Tigers led 1-0 after one period, thanks to a Julian Drass goal off a Jared Smith assist, one of two on the night by ...

College signing: Garret Misiura: Saint Vincent football

Name: Garret Misiura High school: Glendale Hometown: Lyleville Sport: Football Position: Quarterback College choice: Saint Vincent Other colleges considered: Lycoming, Waynesburg, Geneva, Juniata Why I picked Saint Vincent: “I picked Saint Vincent because I wanted to go to a ...

College signing: Adam Lechleitner: IUP cross country

Name: Adam Lechleitner High school: Central Cambria Hometown: Ebensburg Sport: Cross country College choice: Indiana University of Pennsylvania Other colleges considered: Penn State Altoona Why I picked IUP: “I picked IUP because of its excellent nursing program.’’ Greatest ...

Lady Lions hold senior night before cruising to victory

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the entire world, and high school athletic events are a microcosm of that world. With the area’s scholastic winter sports schedule on a day-by-day basis due to the ever-looming threat of another COVID outbreak, teams are making changes to their ...

Hollidaysburg hockey wins first

EBENSBURG — Zack Dunlap’s hat trick lifted Hollidaysburg’s high school varsity ice hockey team to its first win of the season, 10-1, over Somerset at the North Central Recreation Center on Tuesday. Jared Smith added two goals for the Golden Tigers, who improved to 1-1. Somerset’s lone ...

Gripp shines in opener for Eagles

TYRONE — Tyrone and Central played one of the first high school boys basketball games in District 6 Monday night, but at times the atmosphere resembled a summer league game more than the traditionally heated contests between the Mountain League rivals. The Golden Eagles, who edged the ...

Late trifecta sends Lady Eagles to defeat

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Sarah Weaver hit a 3-pointer with seven seconds left in the game Monday night to lift Punxsutawney to a 44-41 win over Tyrone in girls high school basketball action. Tyrone fell to 0-2 while Punxsy improved to 2-0. The Lady Eagles, who got 15 points from Jaida Parker, ...

Area wrestling programs making adjustments

Like it has for so many other activities, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the ground rules for events for high school wrestling teams in the Mirror coverage area this winter. With schools mandated by the state government not to begin or resume athletic practices until last Monday, and a ...

Lady Eagles open with defeat

ERIE — The Tyrone girls basketball team opened their season on Saturday afternoon with a 49-26 loss at Villa Maria Academy in high school action. The Lady Eagles trailed by just three after one quarter, 12-9. and by 10 at the break, 23-13. However, a 17-5 showing in the third quarter ...

Sweeping night for Blair Christian

DUNCANSVILLE — The Blair County Christian boys basketball team improved to 2-0 Friday night, thanks to a 56-33 win over Grace Prep in high school action. Davis Dull led the Bobcats, up 16-2 after one quarter, with 19 points. Teammates Ean McCarty (15), Kort Sease (10) and Connor Dull (10) ...

Tyrone forced to change slate

Tyrone athletic director Luke Rhoades confirmed Thursday that boys and girls basketball games Friday and Saturday, along with a wrestling match on Tuesday, have been postponed. Rhoades received an email from Clearfield at 2:30 p.m. that all athletic events at the school were being shut ...

Light at end of tunnel for area winter sports teams

Many area scholastic sports teams resumed or began winter sports practices Monday, and a few teams will begin competitions as early as Friday. The Tyrone boys basketball team, which finished as the District 6 Class 4A runner-up last season and returns its top six players, will travel to ...

Lady Tiger ready for D1 challenge at SFU

Hollidaysburg senior Rita Kendziora is used to overcoming the odds. She helped the Lady Tigers soccer team win four district titles and scored 54 goals while contributing 40 assists over her four-year high school career, and now she’s ready for an even bigger stage. Kendziora recently ...

Yanoshak commits to Notre Dame

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic senior defensive end/tight end Andrew Yanoshak, who received a preferred walk-on offer to play football at Notre Dame on Dec. 22, accepted that offer Thursday afternoon. “First and foremost, I would like to thank God for blessing me with the gift to play football. ...

Elensky’s versatility remembered at C-K

As a former sports coach at Claysburg-Kimmel High School, John Elensky was a throwback. Elensky — who passed away recently at the age of 83 — was the school’s long-time head baseball coach, and also served a tenure as the school’s head wrestling program after being one of the driving ...