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Northwest Regional 3A picks

106 POUNDS: Finalists: Nic Allison, Mifflin County vs. Jacob VanDee, Cathedral Prep. Champion: Allison. Comment: Allison handled VanDee, 9-0, in last year’s finals. 113 POUNDS: Finalists: Derek Keen, Central Mountain vs. Vincent Rinella, Meadville. Champion: Rinella. Comment: Bellefonte’s ...

Basketball preview capsules

District 6 Class 3A girls final Teams: Cambria Heights Lady Highlanders (22-3) vs. Tyrone Lady Eagles (20-3) Site, time: Mount Aloysius Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center, 6 p.m., tonight The coaches: Cambria Heights — Amber Fees (58-92, five years). Tyrone — Luke Rhoades ...

Altoona loses heartbreaker at buzzer

PITTSBURGH — Altoona and Allderdice have staged some classic basketball battles in the past, but none likely was more exciting than on Wednesday night. For the Altoona boys, the outcome was equally disappointing. Blake Haber’s 3-point shot at the final buzzer lifted Pittsburgh City ...

Carroll-ing! Carroll-ing!: Healthy Huskies sink Pirates

CRESSON — Last year’s District 6 Class 1A boys basketball championship left Bishop Carroll Catholic’s Tristan McDannell with a lot of physical and mental pain. The star guard suffered a leg injury in the first half and wasn’t able to play in the fourth quarter of the Huskies’ ...

BC wins 3rd title in 4 years

CRESSON — New year. New team. New coach. But it’s the same old Bishop Carroll Catholic. The Lady Huskies are champions of District 6 once again after a dominant 51-27 performance over Saint Joseph’s Academy at Mount Aloysius College Wednesday night in the Class 1A championship ...

3A matmen close to Hershey

Altoona’s Matt Sarbo dominated the 132-pound weight class at last week’s District 6 Class 3A Tournament, including a 21-6 technical fall over State College’s Owen Woolcott in the finals. Sarbo, voted the Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament, will look to continue his postseason ...

Unselfish Lions grab title

NEW PARIS — There were plenty of things for second-year Chestnut Ridge boys basketball coach Matthew Claar to be pleased about Wednesday night, after his Lions won the de facto District 5 Class 3A championship. At the top of the list was Ridge’s scoring balance. The Lions placed all ...

Area players among NFF nominees

STATE COLLEGE — The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, will honor 49 high school and seven college scholar-athletes at its 23rd annual Awards Dinner on Sunday at 1:30 at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. The 49 high school ...

Basketball playoff capsules

District 6 Class 2A girls final Teams: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Lady Marauders (19-6) vs. Penns Manor Lady Comets (23-2) Site, time: Mount Aloysius Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center, 6 p.m., tonight The coaches: Bishop Guilfoyle — Kristi Kaack (31-16 in two years); Penns Manor ...

Chip off the old block: Klausman pilots Lions with dad on journey

Jarrod Klausman has spent his life in sports, often alongside his dad, Jim. They were part of a championship team in Little League, including the prestigious Dean Patterson Little World Series, and later coached in the Hollidaysburg basketball program under Mick Pentoney and Brad Lear. ...

Lady Highlanders reaching potential

EBENSBURG — The current group of Cambria Heights girls basketball players have always had talent, but sometimes it takes experience and the urgency of being seniors for a team to live up to its full potential. Consider it reached. After years of flirting with success only to see it dashed ...

Ramsey helps get Eagles into title tilt

HOLLIDAYSBURG — After raining 3-pointers in the second quarter Tuesday night, Tyrone’s Stephanie Ramsey didn’t make a field goal in the decisive fourth quarter. She didn’t have to. The sophomore guard came up big down the stretch from the foul line. Ramsey knocked down six of her ...

High school playoff capsules

WEDNESDAY GIRLS DISTRICT 6 CLASS 1A CHAMPIONSHIP Teams: Saint Joseph’s Lady Wolves (13-9) vs. Bishop Carroll Catholic Lady Huskies (13-10) Site, time: Mount Aloysius Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center, 6 p.m. The coaches: Saint Joseph’s — Katie Sosnoskie (record ...

Everett shakes off early rust to advance to finals

EVERETT — Same venue, same round of the playoffs, same two teams, same result. Top-seeded Everett and fourth-seeded North Star met last year in the District 5 Class 2A semifinals at Everett High School with the Lady Warriors rolling to the 39-point victory. On Tuesday night, the Lady ...

Tussey uses its speed for win

NEW PARIS — It wasn’t a matter of how it started for the Tussey Mountain girls basketball team, but it was a how-it-finished night. The Lady Titans’ offense — led by the dynamic duo of Lexi Weimert and Sophie Brumbaugh — helped power a second-half surge as No. 2 seed Tussey ...

H.S. football game is May 24

The Pennsylvania Scholstic Football Coaches Association East/West All Star game will be held on Sunday, May 24, at Central Dauphin High School. State College defensive tackle Sam Storll, defensive back Lokey Howell and defensive back Isaiah Edwards will play in the game. Tussey Mountain’s ...

Celebrate good times: Marauders upset B-A for trip to D6 finals

HOLLIDAYSBURG — As the old adage goes, life is tough at the top. In fact, it can be downright brutal, with frontrunners in any capacity always donning a collective bullseye on their backs. And for sports teams, there’s the pressure of upholding tradition, which can often become a ...

Guilfoyle cruises into final

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Jessiah Witherspoon and Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic blitzed Homer-Center in the opening minutes Monday night, building an 18-2 lead, and wound up winning by 41 points. The middle part of the game was competitive enough, though, that the Marauders couldn’t just go on cruise ...

BG’s Haigh becoming a leader

Name: Teresa Haigh School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Haigh buried nine 3-pointers and scored a game-high 36 points as BG clinched a spot in the interdistricts with a 74-51 win over Homer-Center in the District 6 ...

Cassidy’s goal nothing but gold

Name: Kaden Cassidy School: Bedford Area Age: 19 Grade: Senior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Cassidy earned his third PIAA Class 2A Southwest Regional wrestling title with a 6-0 decision over Saint Joseph’s Academy’s Zack Witmer in the finals at 138 pounds. ...