Soccer

Golden Tigers will travel again

The Hollidaysburg high school football team will continue its tour of Pennsylvania with another long road trip Friday night. The Golden Tigers, who defeated Oil City 33-22 in Franklin last week, will play District 2 champion Wallenpaupack in the PIAA Class 5A first round at Danville High ...

Thomas gets Bedford girls into semifinals

MARS — A year ago, Bedford was eliminated from the PIAA Class 2A girls soccer playoffs by Mercyhurst Prep. On Saturday, the Bisons returned the favor. Amber Thomas’ second goal of the game proved the winner for Bedford in a 2-1 overtime victory over Mercyhurst Prep in a ...

Lady Bisons moving on

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com WINDBER — The Bedford girls soccer team seemed to be in complete control of Tuesday’s PIAA Class 2A first-round game against Hopewell through one half. Then the Lady Vikings’ Raychel Speicher got to a loose ball and fired it past Bedford ...

WPIAL knocks out Lady Tigers again

By Dave Mackall For the Mirror IRWIN — Three District 6 championships in a row, three first-round exits from the PIAA playoffs. Hollidaysburg, attempting to make a statement for District 6 girls soccer in Class 3A, again failed to take the next step Tuesday night, losing to ...

Shady Side defense ends Bisons’ season

MOON TOWNSHIP —With enough pressure, eventually, something will break. After holding off Shady Side Academy’s constant attack Tuesday night, Bedford’s defense finally cracked late in the second half and the Indians held on for a 1-0 win at Moon Area High School’s Tiger Stadium to open ...

Trip and kick does the trick

WINDBER — With 30 seconds remaining in the game, a Somerset defender was called for a trip inside the goalie box, awarding Bedford a penalty kick. Bedford senior Amber Thomas took the kick, and put a kick into the top left corner of the net in what would prove to be the game-winning ...

Bell’s OT goal lifts Lady Tigers to three-peat

WINGATE — Having won two consecutive District 6 titles, the Hollidaysburg girls soccer team had an obvious goal coming into the season — win another district gold. The Lady Tigers accomplished their goal, but it wasn’t easy against Bellefonte. The Lady Tigers captured their third ...

Golden Eagles fall short to Raiders

WINGATE — It’s hard not to smile when young people persevere through adversity to accomplish a common goal. For the Bellefonte Red Raiders, Tuesday’s District 6 Class 3A championship game on a very cold night at Alumni Stadium at Bald Eagle Area High School was the culmination of a ...

Mtn. Lions cede title

LORETTO — There was no repeat district soccer championship for the Altoona Mountain Lions. State College returned to the District 6 Class 4A soccer throne with a 5-1 win over Altoona on Monday night at Saint Francis University’s DeGol Field. Altoona upset State, 1-0, last season at Bald ...

Lady Lions don’t dethrone SC

LORETTO — The Altoona Area High School girls soccer team won a program-high 13 games this year to earn the No. 1 seed in the district playoffs for the first time ever, but to win a district crown, the team would have to do something that it hasn’t done since 2007 — knock off State ...

Patient Lady Bisons strike in second half

JOHNSTOWN — Jenna Brown’s second-half goal in the 74th minute lifted undefeated Bedford to a hard-earned 2-0 victory against Huntingdon in a District 5-6 Class 2A girls semifinal playoff match at Richland High School on Monday night. The winner will play Somerset for the district ...

Bearcats beaten by Hilltoppers

JOHNSTOWN — Jacob Adams scored three goals to lead Westmont Hilltop to a 3-0 victory against Huntingdon in a District 6 Class 2A semifinal playoff match at Richland High School on Monday night. Adams, who will continue his soccer career at Marshall University, played a strong all-around ...

Bobcats advance to finals of national tournament

XENIA, Ohio — The Blair County Christian School boys soccer team advanced to the finals of the National Christian School Athletic Association Division III Tournament. The Bobcats defeated Portersville Christian of Pa., 3-0, in the semifinals on Friday and will play Genoa Christian of Ohio ...

Shaulis, Golden Eagles oust Hollidaysburg boys

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Thursday night was a special night for Tyrone Area High School senior soccer standout Owen Shaulis. Tyrone won its first playoff game in Shaulis’ four-year career, advanced to the district championship game in doing so, and Shaulis had a lion-sized hand in the ...

Gwinn’s goal lifts ’Cats

Amanda Gwinn scored with only 57 seconds remaining to give the Huntingdon Lady Bearcats a 3-2 victory over Penn Cambria in the District 6 Class 2A soccer quarterfinals Thursday night at Mansion Park. Although the game appeared headed for overtime, Huntingdon coach Mike Armstrong wasn’t ...

Highlanders defeated in shootout

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Two crucial saves in the shootout by freshman goalkeeper Nick Singer sealed the win Thursday night, 4-3, as No. 6 Forest Hills earned its first playoff win in program history. With both teams tied at two a piece after regulation and two periods of overtime, Singer denied ...

Bedford edges Ridge in semis

BEDFORD — Logan LaMarche connected on the game’s only goal 6:09 into the first overtime to lift Bedford over Chestnut Ridge in the District 5 Class 2A high school boys soccer semifinals Thursday. Zach Kachman assisted on the goal. “Both teams played with a ton of heart,” Bedford ...

McCort takes charge in second half vs. Carroll

It’s not how you start, but how you finish. The Bishop McCort boys soccer team used a strong finish to score three straight goals late in the second half, as the Crushers broke a 1-1 tie and went on to log a 4-1 victory over Bishop Carroll in a District 6 Class 1A semifinal playoff game ...

Brown scores eight goals as Bedford crushes FH

BEDFORD — Jenna Brown scored eight goals and assisted on three others as the Bedford offense exploded onto the postseason scene with 15-1 win over Forest Hills in the District 6 Class 2A quarterfinals Wednesday evening. Amber Thomas scored four more goals and totaled five ...

PC gets just one shot in loss

BELLEFONTE — After Penn Cambria established an aggressive attack in the game’s first 10 minutes, it was all Juniata in an 8-0 District 6 Class 2A boys soccer opener Wednesday at Bald Eagle Area High School. Juniata (12-6) will play the winner of today’s game between Cambria Heights and ...