Scholastic Sports

Toney prevails after unusual sequence

There was Altoona’s Treyvaun Toney, running the 300 hurdles by himself after all the other events were completed. It was a fitting culmination to a strange District 6 Class 3A Track and Field Championship Meet for area boys on Thursday at an unseasonably hot Mansion Park. The meet ...

Hollidaysburg’s Wyland enjoys big day

Some track stars hit their peak as a freshman, and others have to wait their entire careers to truly reach their highest potential. Thursday’s District 6 Class 3A high school girls track and field championship meet at Mansion Park marked that moment for Hollidaysburg senior Ali ...

Furry, Ketterman earn state trips with solid showings

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com LOYSBURG — As a District 5 official placed a gold medal around her neck, Northern Bedford’s Whitley Furry had tears streaming down her face. It wasn’t because Furry had upset top-seeded Allison Pittman of Bedford to claim the 1600-meter ...

Newcomers steal spotlight en route to Ship

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com LOYSBURG — Cleeford Sylne’s aunt was one of the first Haitian exchange students to come to the United States a couple of decades ago, and she liked it so much, she wanted her nephew to experience the same thing. She never got to the top of an ...

Miller leads B-A

TYRONE — Maddie Miller pitched a one-hitter with nine strikeouts and three walks as Bellwood-Antis edged rival Tyrone, 1-0, in high school girls softball on Wednesday. The Lady Blue Devils got their only run in the top of the seventh on an RBI effort from Haley Schmidt, who plated Sarah ...

Ronan propels Panthers

LILLY — Penn Cambria wrapped up its regular season with a 7-3 victory over Cambria Heights in high school baseball on Wednesday. Mason Ronan smacked a two-run inside-the-park home run in the fifth inning. CAMBRIA HEIGHTS (3): Verdavoir lf 320, Mezzelo ss 312, Bearer p 402, Serafin rf 200, ...

The Stoy of the day: Penn Cambria rides standout to team title

Kam Stoy stood atop the new medal stand, a stoic look on his face, not the visage of someone that had won three gold medals at a district track and field championship meet. When he descended, he explained the reason. “I’m definitely happy, but I know I have a ways to go. I didn’t hit ...

Martinazzi helps BC girls to second

Alyssa Martinazzi had to look around for the No. 2 spot on the podium Tuesday during the District 6 Class 2A track and field championships at Mansion Park. The Bishop Carroll star was much more accustomed to standing on the highest tier before ending her night as the runner-up in the long ...

BG season ends at states

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror With Wyomissing up 2-1 in the first round of the PIAA boys tennis championships, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic needed wins in both No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles to advance. The Marauders’ Vincent D’Andrea battled Wyomissing’s Ben Chen in a third set as the ...

Franco officially hired at PC

From Mirror staff reports Penn Cambria School Board members voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the hiring of John Franco as head varsity football coach. Franco of Altoona will receive $6,948 for his coaching position, which was approved retroactively, beginning May 3. Board ...

Stevenson clutch for Tigers

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Collin Stevenson’s RBI single scored John Servello in walk-off fashion, as Hollidaysburg edged Mount Union, 8-7, in eight innings Tuesday afternoon in high school baseball action. Lennox Pugh had a double and drove in three runs for the Tigers (16-1), and Cory Storm picked ...

O’Shell has big day for Glendale

ALEXANDRIA — Cierra O’Shell had three hits and drove in three runs to lead Glendale to an 18-0, five-inning win over Juniata Valley Tuesday in high school softball action. The Lady Vikings (15-4) also got three RBIs from winning pitcher Lexi Mulhollen in a game Glendale led, 11-0, after ...

Claysburg-Kimmel coach loves Morgan’s versatility

Name: Keyara Morgan School: Claysburg-Kimmel Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Morgan went 5-for-12 and knocked in seven runs in Claysburg-Kimmel’s three victories — 10-3 over Moshannon Valley, 11-10 over Bellwood-Antis and 11-1 over ...

Ronan continues strong baseball year for Panthers

Name: Mason Ronan School: Penn Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Ronan threw 10 innings and gave up only one hit, no runs and struck out 23. Adding in the completion of a suspended game, he was 3-0 as Penn Cambria swept Bishop Carroll ...

PIAA track berths on line starting today

Area track and field competitors will be looking for gold medals, district records and tickets to next week’s PIAA meet at Shippensburg University as District 6 and District 5 hold their championships over the next three days. The tripleheader begins this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. with the ...

Tussey clips Williamsburg; Central prevails over Huntingdon

SAXTON — Faith Barnett pitched a five-hitter in helping Tussey Mountain to a 4-0 win over visiting Williamsburg in an interdivisional Inter-County Conference softball clash on Monday. The Lady Titans, now 10-7, got three hits and an RBI from Bailey Fields. Williamsburg got two hits from ...

Smith clutch for Scarlet Dragons

MARTINSBURG — Chase Smith’s bases-loaded single in the bottom of the eighth inning drove home the winning run, breaking a 9-all tie and lifting Central to a wild 10-9 victory over visiting Forest Hills in high school baseball action on Monday. Smith collected three hits, including a ...

Mirror track honor roll

BOYS 100 dash: Howe, Ho, 10.95; Chadbourn, BG, 10.97; Weaver, T, 11.16; Germaux, TM, 11.22; Adams, A, 11.24; Dull, CR, 11.24; Sankey, BG, 11.24 200 dash: Sankey, BG, 22.70; Germaux, TM, 22.77; Chadbourn, BG, 23.09; Mitchell, T, 23.20; Lawhead, A, 23.23 400 dash: Howe, Ho, 51.14; Kutchman, ...

CC runners capture four titles

The Central Cambria girls claimed four first places, and the Altoona boys finished second in the team standings in the Altoona Middle School Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Mansion Park. Individual champions for the Central Cambria girls were Ella Vrabel in the 800-meter run, ...

College signings

Jacob Deterline: Lancaster Bible soccer Name: Jacob Deterline High school: Altoona Area Hometown: Altoona Sport: Soccer Position: Goalkeeper College choice: Lancaster Bible Other colleges considered: Bloomsburg, Slippery Rock Why I picked Lancaster Bible: “I picked LBC because ...