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Scholastic Sports

Historic end to Vikes’ year

By Todd Irwin sports@altoonamirror.com MILESBURG — The young Glendale softball team was playing in the PIAA state semifinals for only the second time in program history, with the first time coming 30 years ago. But on a hot Monday at the Milesburg Little League Complex, the Lady ...

Punxsy stands between Central and state final

While Central has cruised to victory in most of its games this season, including during the postseason, its opponent tonight at Homer City’s First Commonwealth Field at 7 p.m. has been living on the edge. District 9 champion Punxsutawney nearly did not qualify for the PIAA playoffs when it ...

Mirror Male Athlete of the Week: Helsel showing off versatility

Name: Ty Helsel School: Central Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Helsel finished the week 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored and had scoreless outings on the mound in both of Central’s victories over Mohawk and Fairview that put the ...

Mirror Female Athlete of the Week: C-K’s Francona making impact

Name: Bella Francona School: Claysburg-Kimmel Age: 14 Grade: Freshman Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Francona went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and scored both runs for Claysburg-Kimmel in a 2-0 win over South Williamsport that put the Lady Bulldogs in the PIAA ...

Central, Punxsy to play at night

Central baseball and Glendale softball will be playing PIAA semifinal games on Monday at District 6 sites, while Claysburg-Kimmel faces a long road trip for a chance to play for a state title. The Scarlet Dragons, which lost in this round a year ago at PNG Field to eventual state champion ...

Portage players honored

Several Portage players were selected to various WestPAC All-Conference teams in the Mustangs’ final year in the league. Tyler Alexander, Jace Irvin, Andrew Miko and Luke Scarton were picked all conference for baseball after leading Portage to a WestPAC title over Rockwood. In girls track ...