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Scholastic Sports

BC coach finds positive in defeat

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Bishop Carroll Catholic boys soccer coach David Paronish was upbeat Tuesday night, despite seeing his Huskies season come to an end. It took just two goals in matter of a minute in the first half before Winchester Thurston ended up routing BC, 7-0, in the PIAA Class 1A first ...

Taracatac, Mowry clutch for Lady Bisons

SOMERSET — Bedford’s goal differential against its girls soccer opponents was out of sight before the defending PIAA-champion Bison entered into the 2019 Class 2A playoffs on Tuesday. Like 145-4 out of sight. Despite all those lopsided shutouts — Bedford blanked 16 of 19 foes with ...

Tigers love Bell’s versatility

Name: Alyssa Bell School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Bell had a goal and two assists in a 5-3 District 6 Class 3A championship win over Bellefonte and scored two goals in a 4-3 win over Bradford in the District 6-9 ...

Kravetz gets offense going

Name: Austin Kravetz School: Altoona Area Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Kravetz scored two goals in Altoona’s 4-2 District 6 Class 4A championship win over State College. He also had a goal and an assist in the Mountain Lions’ 2-0 victory ...

Lady Colts rally after first game

SIDMAN — Northern Cambria overcame a rough patch and eked out a 3-1 victory against Fort Cherry in a PIAA Class 1A girls’ volleyball match at Forest Hills High School. The Lady Colts, who won by the match scores of 21-25, 25-16, 25-14, 26-24, raised its record to 20-1. “Any time you ...

Lady Devils fall to D3 champion

MECHANICSBURG — Central Cambria was on the verge of seeing its volleyball season end on a quiet note Tuesday, with the Red Devils facing a large deficit in a match that showed little sign of turning around. Then, improbably and abruptly, the Red Devils turned a match whose outcome was ...

Volleyball, soccer, football playoff sites announced

The four remaining high school girls volleyball teams and six area soccer teams learned where they will be playing when the first round of the PIAA playoffs begin on Tuesday. District 6 Class 1A girls volleyball champion Northern Cambria will begin its quest to repeat as PIAA champion when it ...

Blue Devils knock off pesky Highlanders

BELLWOOD — An interception early in the fourth quarter appeared as though it would derail the Bellwood-Antis football team. But with a gritty effort on defense followed by a persistent rushing attack, the Blue Devils got the job done against No. 6 Cambria Heights Saturday in the District 6 ...

Bedford savors another title

Winning a district title once is an accomplishment by itself, but to do it four years in a row is extraordinary. That’s exactly what the No. 2 seed Bedford girls soccer team has done after shutting out top seed Bald Eagle Area, 3-0, in the District 5-6 Class 2A championship on Saturday at ...

Altoona boys move to PIAAs

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Altoona Area High School boys soccer team is moving on to the PIAA Class 4A state tournament. The Mountain Lions parlayed goals from Alex Berardinelli and Austin Kravetz and a suffocating defense, led by keeper Brady Freiwald, into a 2-0 victory over McDowell in a ...

Zimmerman perseveres to place 5th

HERSHEY — Four area runners conquered the Parkview Course to earn medals at the PIAA Cross County Championships on Saturday. Northern Bedford’s Ian Zimmerman, Bedford’s Van May, along with Stella Kuntz and Toby Cree of Central Cambria, placed in the top 25 of their respective races for ...

Defending state champion Lady Colts conquer D6

Northern Cambria’s run to the state championship a year ago hit a bump in the district finals when Bishop Carroll Catholic swept the Lady Colts. Northern Cambria went on to win four straight matches to take the state title, including a sweep of the Lady Huskies in the semifinals. The Lady ...

Lady Lions fall short in bid to keep season alive

HOLLIDAYSBURG — When the Altoona and McDowell girls soccer teams met on the pitch Saturday morning at Hollidaysburg’s Tiger Stadium, the match had the makings of one that would be won on whichever team was able to execute at just the right time. Unfortunately, for the Lady Lions, that ...

Panthers’ defense gets big turnovers

LOYSBURG — Second-seeded Northern Bedford spent most of Saturday night’s game fighting off a young, yet gritty and good third-seeded Windber squad. Despite giving the ball back over to the Ramblers with a chance to tie or take the lead late in the contest, the Black Panthers’ defense ...

Key QB injury hampers Vikes

JOHNSTOWN — Glendale quarterback Garret Misiura injured his leg on the second offensive series of the game, severely limiting the Vikings offense in a 28-0 loss to Bishop McCort in the first round of the District 6 Class 1A playoffs Saturday at Sargent’s Stadium. Glendale’s defense held ...

’Cats lose in heartbreaking fashion

JOHNSTOWN — A season which saw Huntingdon rebound from a 1-4 start to eventually earn aDistrict 6 Class 3A playoff berth came to an end Saturday, as the Bearcats saw a 10-point second-half lead slip away and a last-minute rally fall just short in a 14-10 semifinal loss to Westmont ...

State sweeps Lady Spikers

TYRONE — The State College girls volleyball program has built a dynasty in District 6, winning nine straight district titles. No. 9 came at the expense of Altoona on Saturday night in the District 6 Class 4A Championship at the Tyrone Middle School. The Lady Little Lions came out on top ...

Juniata edges Bearcats

Huntingdon boys soccer coach Phil Hawkins struggled to hold back tears when addressing his team during his postgame meeting Saturday night at Mansion Park. “My seniors I’ve been coaching since they’ve been 4,” he said. “It’s tough to let them go, really tough. I love them like ...

Lady Tigers rally from 2-0 deficit to capture title

CRESSON — Hollidaysburg girls volleyball coach Dean Grenfell has had his team look up at a banner from the year 1989 during practices this season. That banner marked the last time the Lady Tigers brought home district gold on the volleyball court. “We’ve been pointing at it all ...

Saturday Live Football Scoreboard

Week 11 SATURDAY DISTRICT 6 PLAYOFFS CLASS 3A SEMIFINALS Westmont Hilltop 14, Huntingdon 10, FINAL CLASS 2A QUARTERFINALS Bellwood-Antis 15, Cambria Heights 8, FINAL Penns Valley 48, Marion Center 12, FINAL CLASS 1A FIRST ROUND Bishop McCort 28, Glendale 0, FINAL Purchase Line 20, ...