Scholastic Sports

Lady Dragons unable to knock off unbeaten Bedford in championship game

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror Emily Martz drilled a shot from midfield to help rally her Bedford team to victory in the District 6 2A championship a year ago. The strong-legged senior, who kicks for the football team, found herself in a similar situation Thursday at Mansion Park in the ...

Everett falls in shootout

By Jim Lane For the Mirror There are tough losses, and this certainly was a tough loss. Everett’s hopes to repeat as District 6 Class 2A boys soccer champions came up short Thursday night when West Shamokin won a shootout, 3-2, at Mansion Park. The teams were tied, 2-2, after 80 ...

NB, CR hope building continues

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com Chestnut Ridge emerged from the conclusion of the 2016 high school football season with some strong motivation. Northern Bedford’s season took quite a different path from that of the Lions, but the Black Panthers resolve entering this year was very ...

NB, CR hope building continues

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com Chestnut Ridge emerged from the conclusion of the 2016 high school football season with some strong motivation. Northern Bedford’s season took quite a different path from that of the Lions, but the Black Panthers resolve entering this year was very ...

Mid-Penn gives OK for Altoona sports

One step remains for Altoona Area High School athletics to join the Mid-Penn Conference. The Harrisburg-based league voted Wednesday to accept Altoona as an associate member to begin competing in varsity, junior varsity and freshman football, varsity and junior varsity boys and girls ...

Hurd’s first-half goal lifts Hollidaysburg girls

When it comes to district championships, winning one is great, but winning two is even greater. That was the collective chant of the Hollidaysburg Area High School girls soccer team Wednesday night, after the Lady Tigers defended their District 6 Class 3A title with a hard-fought 1-0 victory ...

Tigers deliver title

Hollidaysburg started the District 6 3A championship game on fire, scoring twice in the first 7:46. Top-seeded Bellefonte did not go away, however. The Red Raiders battled back to tie the game 2-2, prompting a stern halftime talk from coach Craig Shale. “You can’t take things for ...

Golden Eagles trying to turn the tables on Central

Nine week ago, Central put a thumping on Tyrone. The Scarlet Dragons rolled up 435 yards — outrushing the Golden Eagles 230-50 — in a 31-14 beatdown at Gray-Veterans Memorial Field on Sept. 6. It was just the start of what was a frustrating season for Tyrone, which limped to a 3-7 ...

Bellwood-Antis gains momentum heading into playoffs

Coaches want to go into the playoffs peaking, and Bellwood-Antis High School’s John Hayes couldn’t have scripted things much better in that regard. “We wanted to win the (Inter-County Conference) championship. We felt really good about that,” Hayes said. “Along with that, we had to ...

Altoona ends State College’s 6-year run

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror WINGATE — Altoona senior Michael Bartley shivered standing on the artificial turf as the temperature dipped to about 35 degrees on Tuesday night at Bald Eagle Area’s Alumni Stadium. The gold medal around his neck warmed his heart, though. “It’s ...

Lady Lions just miss on upset

By Ken Varner For the Mirror WINGATE — Entering Tuesday night’s District 6 Class 4A championship game with rival State College, the Altoona Area High School girls soccer team was looking to pick up the win and, in the process, dethrone last year’s champions. In what was quite a ...

Lady Highlanders rally back for win

ALLPORT — Coming into Tuesday night’s match against No. 10 seed Cambria Heights in the District 6 Class 2A quarterfinals, West Branch coach Terry Trude knew that the Lady Warriors would have to adjust their game. Trude was in attendance when the Lady Highlanders beat Philipsburg-Osceola ...

Central Cambria sees historic season end

EBENSBURG — Based on logic, West Shamokin, which had to travel nearly an hour to get to a game, should have been the team that gets off to a slow start. However, the Lady Red Devils were the rusty ones in Tuesday’s District 6 Class 2A quarterfinal match as the sixth-seeded Lady Wolves ...

Tigers returning to finals

By Jim Lane For the Mirror Craig Shale and the Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers got the rematch they wanted. It’ll be Hollidaysburg versus Bellefonte in the District 6 Class 3A boys soccer final Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Mansion Park. Shale’s Tigers, the No. 3 seed, took care of ...

Lady Tigers listening

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror HOLLIDAYSBURG — Throughout the Hollidaysburg girls soccer team’s preparation for its District 6 3A semifinal match, the coaching staff stressed starting strong and finishing plays. The Lady Tigers achieved both, scoring a goal 1:03 into the game and adding ...

Negley makes one matter

Name: Ashley Negley School: Central Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Negley scored the game-winning goal, the only one of the game, with 2:51 remaining to lift Central over Ligonier Valley in the District 6 Class 2A quarterfinals. Season ...

Yingling comes up big for NC

Name: Scott Yingling School: Northern Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Yingling rushed for 263 yards on 15 carries and scored four touchdowns in the Colts’ 37-20 victory over Windber. Season update: Yingling has rushed 99 times ...

Bellefonte blanks Bearcats in 3A semifinals

WINGATE — All season, Bellefonte has relied on the strength of its defense, and Monday night’s District 6 Class 3A semifinal match was no exception. The Red Raiders’ defense pitched its fifth shutout of the season to drop the Huntingdon Bearcats, 1-0. “We did what we wanted to ...

Heights advances past P-O

PHILIPSBURG — After four years of losing in the first round of the District 6 Class 2A playoffs, the Philipsburg-Osceola volleyball team looked to break that streak when Cambria Heights rolled into town on Monday night. The Lady Mounties looked good for the first two sets but allowed the ...

Warriors relieved with win

EVERETT — Once the playoffs kick into high gear, sometimes all it takes is for a good team to lose its focus a little bit to get upset. According to Everett coach Brad Zembower, his team really wasn’t as focused as he would have liked it to be in its District 6 Class 2A semifinal match ...