Scholastic Sports

Bearcats look to claim 5th straight title

While the postseason tournaments become more about individuals than teams, the most intriguing part of this weekend’s District 6 Class 2A Tournament could be the team race. Huntingdon has won the team title four straight years, but the Bearcats’ streak will be threatened. The Bearcats ...

Todd Irwin’s D6 2A picks

106 POUNDS: Finalists: Baylor Shunk, Penns Valley vs. Amonn Ohl, Saint Joseph’s. Champion: Ohl. Comment: They haven’t wrestled each other, but I’ve seen both this season, and I’m more impressed with Ohl. 113 POUNDS: Finalists: Josh Boozel, Mount Union vs. Brock McMillen, Glendale. ...

Lady Titans brush off sluggish start for victory

By Dan Isenberg For the Mirror WILLIAMSBURG — Cassandra Michelone’s 3-point attempt through traffic to tie the game fell short for Williamsburg, allowing Tussey Mountain to recover and kill the remaining 20.4 seconds for a 48-42 win Wednesday night in high school girls basketball ...

Lions survive Trojans’ last-second effort

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com In the long history of Altoona’s boys basketball series with Johnstown, many of the games have been knock-down, drag-out affairs befitting of a top scholastic rivalry. Wednesday’s 41-38 Altoona victory at the Altoona High School Fieldhouse ...

Baker rises up for Altoona

In the senior night program, Altoona’s Butch Baker listed hoisting the Laurel Mountain Hockey Championship Cup last year as his favorite memory. Tuesday night’s game might rank high on that list, as well. Baker scored three goals and assisted on another in an 8-3 win over rival ...

BG girls head to playoffs on positive note

The Central Cambria girls basketball team was desperate for an important win Monday night against Forest Hills. The Lady Devils came out on top and improved their seeding in the District 6 Class 3A tournament. Tuesday, Central Cambria’s role was reversed as the Lady Devils played a Bishop ...

Richner, Mykut garner 2A top seeds

TYRONE — Unlike previous years, top seeds were hard to come by for Mirror coverage area wrestlers at the District 6 Class 2A seeding meeting on Tuesday night at Tyrone Area High School. In fact, Moshannon Valley’s Alex Richner (126) and Huntingdon’s Alex Mykut (195) are the only No. 1 ...

Lady Lions move to 19-3

Altoona wrapped up its regular season with a 68-41 win over Williamsport at the AAHS Fieldhouse Tuesday in high school girls basketball, finishing 19-3. Caranda Perea, returning from an injury, led Altoona with 21 points, while Bridgid Fox had 18 and Kayley Burke 13. Olivia Hudson didn’t ...

Chestnut Ridge boys wrap up Sideling Hill League crown

NEW PARIS — Noah Dillow’s 30-point effort helped Chestnut Ridge clinch the Sideling Hill League title with a 75-66 victory over Southern Fulton in high school boys basketball Tuesday. The Lions took control of the game in the second quarter, outscoring the Indians, 22-12. Elohim Jackson ...

Portage’s shooters triumph

PORTAGE — Bob Troxel led all shooters with a 278 as Portage beat Forest Hills, 1,372 to 1,284 in high school rifle action on Tuesday. Rhianna Benton, Summer Viscusi and Billy Ramus each shot 274 for Portage. FOREST HILLS (1284): Faith 262, Costlow 260, Jordan 259, Burkett 252, Croyle ...

Strasser’s big night leads PC past Heights

CRESSON — All the stars were aligned, as Monday served as a long-awaited night for the Penn Cambria girls basketball program on senior night. Senior guard Lexi Strasser entered Monday’s Laurel Highlands Conference Section 1 game needing only four points to end a quarter-century drought ...

Male Athlete of Week: Labriola having ‘tremendous’ year

Name: A.J. Labriola School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Labriola scored 19 points in a 67-61 win over Central Cambria, had 17 in a 63-46 victory over Bishop Carroll and had 19 in a 77-44 win over Cambria ...

Female Athlete of Week: Stouffer peaking for Lady Lions

Name: Marissa Stouffer School: Altoona Area Age: 15 Grade: Freshman Sport: Gymnastics Athlete of the week achievement: Stouffer won the all-around title with a 35.875 in leading the Lady Lions to the team championship of the Central Pa. Gymnastics League Meet. She won the bars, ...

Ridge’s McCoy remains true to his upbringing

There have been many opportunities in which Chestnut Ridge’s Justin McCoy could brag about himself. He could brag about winning a Class 2A state title last year and his three state medals. He could boast about winning three District 5 titles. He could go on and on about his 156-17 ...

Just like that, BG cruises

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com With the top seed in the District 6 boys Class 2A playoffs on the line, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic turned a four-point lead into a 23-point lead in about five minutes Monday evening at the Pleasant Valley Gymnasium. The Marauders blitzed ...

Time to turn focus from duals to postseason

We’ve come to the point in the high school wrestling season where we turn our focus from dual meets to postseason tournaments. The District 6 Class 2A Tournament and the District 5 Tournament begin the postseason around here. For Chestnut Ridge, its dual meet season lived up to the ...

Duo lead Tigers past Eagles

SOMERSET — Josh Holsopple and Casey Ottaway had 13 points apiece, and Hollidaysburg made 7-of-8 free throws in overtime to get past Somerset, 64-59, Monday night in high school boys basketball action. Nick Viduya and Collin Stevenson each had 10 points for the Golden Tigers. Sam Deblase led ...

Mirror rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Kai Burkett Chestnut Ridge Fr 26-7 2. Greg Edwards Bedford Fr 11-5 3. Hunter Walk Tyrone Fr 18-10 4. Garrett Misiura Glendale Fr 20-11 5. Ian Crouch Central Fr 15-12 Ones to watch: Hunter Horton, TM; Matthew Davis, CH; Collin Sparr, JV 113 POUNDS 1. Brock ...

Lady Tigers put Penns Valley on line and pay for it

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com HOLLIDAYSBURG — When the chips are down, the Penns Valley High School girls basketball team can always count on its free-throw shooting. “All year long, if we can get a cushion and teams foul us, most of the time we have shot free throws ...

Lady Devils make it 7 in a row

MOUNT UNION — Bellwood-Antis won its seventh consecutive Inter-County Conference North title Monday night with a 75-29 win over Mount Union in high school girls basketball action. The Lady Blue Devils led 30-0 after one quarter and 34-0 before Mount Union finally scored. Alli Campbell ...