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Soccer

College signing: Evan Shale: Geneva soccer

Name: Evan Shale High school: Hollidaysburg Hometown: Duncansville Sport: Soccer Position: Goalkeeper College choice: Geneva College Other colleges considered: RIT and Widener Why I picked Geneva: “As soon as I stepped on campus, the feeling was different, Geneva combines all I ...

College signing: Austin Kravetz: Lock Haven soccer

Name: Austin Kravetz High school: Altoona Area Hometown: Altoona Sport: Soccer Position: Forward College choice: Lock Haven Other colleges considered: Seton Hill, Juniata Why I picked Lock Haven: “I fell in love with the campus and saw a good future with the soccer ...

Lady Tiger ready for D1 challenge at SFU

Hollidaysburg senior Rita Kendziora is used to overcoming the odds. She helped the Lady Tigers soccer team win four district titles and scored 54 goals while contributing 40 assists over her four-year high school career, and now she’s ready for an even bigger stage. Kendziora recently ...

2020 Mirror boys soccer all-stars

FIRST TEAM Braden Callahan, jr., forward, Hollidaysburg: Mirror second-team all-star as a sophomore. … Led Hollidaysburg with 11 goals and also had seven assists. … Scored the game-winning goal in overtime victory over Altoona on senior night. … Provided Golden Tigers’ with their lone ...

2020 Mirror girls soccer all-stars

FIRST TEAM Abby Bell, soph., forward, Hollidaysburg: Helped Hollidaysburg win its fifth-straight District 6 championship. … Scored seven goals and had four assists. … Scored two goals and had two assists for Lady Tigers in victory over Brockway. Alyssa Bell, sr., forward, Hollidaysburg: ...

North Catholic ends Bedford’s season

ADAMS TOWNSHIP — Bedford’s state championship hopes were put on ice, literally. North Catholic scored twice in the second half and took a 2-0 win Tuesday night in a frigid PIAA Class 2A semifinal at the Mars Athletic Complex. The victory put the Trojanettes (15-2-1) into the ...

Planets too much for Tigers

MARS — One rough 10-minute stretch did in the Hollidaysburg boys soccer team Saturday in a 4-1 loss to Mars in the PIAA Class 3A quarterfinals. “The game was closer than the score, it really was,” Hollidaysburg coach Craig Shale said. “We held our own. The first half hour, it was ...

Lady Lions fall to McDowell

ERIE — From dealing with staying healthy in the COVID-19 era to going long stretches of time without a match because of cancelations, the Altoona girls soccer team has met every challenge head on this fall. The Mountain Lions just couldn’t overcome one last challenge on Saturday. Before ...

Tigers wins second straight district title

The Hollidaysburg Area High School boys soccer team used a blue-ribbon performance to win its second consecutive district gold medal Thursday night. Hollidaysburg sported a balanced offensive attack that featured goals from four different players, and the Golden Tigers dominated play ...

Bedford captures another title

The first half may have produced no goals for the Bedford girls’ soccer team, but that didn’t last too long into the second half. Powered by Sydney Taracatac’s tally in the 47th minute, the top-seeded Lady Bisons ran away with a 3-0 shutout over No. 2 Westmont Hilltop in the District ...

Miller’s goal sparks Lady Tigers to fifth straight title

The shots may not have been put away early on for the Hollidaysburg girls soccer team, but once they got one to go, they came in bunches. Paige Miller’s first goal 25 minutes into the game set off an explosion as the Lady Tigers captured their fifth straight District 6 Class 3A ...

Lions fall in title tilt

LORETTO — The Altoona Area High School boys soccer team was clinging to a 1-0 lead midway through the second half of its District 6 Class 6A championship game Tuesday night. Then State College used a quick spark to turn the tide in its favor. In a game in which quality scoring ...

BG misses out on opportunities

Statistics in a high school soccer game usually consist of shots on goal, corner kicks and saves. Scoring opportunities are something not usually kept, but if they were Tuesday night, the Bishop Guilfoyle girls team would have held an advantage in bunches. However, bunches don’t materialize ...

Tigers come alive in 2nd half

HOLLIDAYSBURG – After seemingly having every shot possible get turned aside in the first half, Hollidaysburg boys soccer coach Craig Shale reminded his team of one simple message. “I told them at halftime the worst thing you can do is get frustrated,” he said. “Just keep playing your ...

Tyrone gets Hollidaysburg in final

BELLEFONTE — The Tyrone Area High School boys soccer team upset top-seeded Bellefonte, 4-3, Monday in the District 6 Class 3A semifinals. Alex Taylor’s goal in the final seconds completed a comeback for the fourth-seeded Golden Eagles, who were down 3-1 in the second half. Tyrone will ...

Carroll boys will get top-seed BMS in title tilt

WINGATE — Jackson Hudkins’ goal, on an assist from William Tursich, gave the Bishop Carroll boys a 2-1 victory over Saint Joseph’s Academy in the District 6 Class 1A soccer semifinals at Bald Eagle Area High School on Thursday. BC, which took a 1-0 lead intohalftime, will play ...

BG cruises into title game

The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School girls soccer team reached previously uncharted waters Wednesday night, and used a potent offensive attack to navigate its path. With sophomore forward Lainey Farabaugh scoring four goals and assisting on two others, and senior forward Aurielle Brunner ...

Cambria Heights picks up double-OT victory

PATTON — Cambria Heights knocked off Huntingdon, 2-1, in double overtime in the District 6 Class 2A boys soccer quarterfinals on Tuesday. Matt Davis’ header off a Luke Lamb corner kick was the winner with less than 1 minute remaining in the second overtime. Lamb had scored in the first ...

Central falls short in playoffs

BEDFORD — The No. 1 seeded Bedford Area High School girls soccer team survived a scare in its District 6 Class 2A quarterfinal game with Central Monday night, leaving with a 1-0 victory over the Lady Dragons. Central (7-7-3) was the No. 8 seed. Bedford, which went into the match at 10-0, ...

Black, Altoona keep rolling

Kade Black scored three goals for a hat trick and had an assist in Altoona’s 6-0 win over McKeesport Saturday at Mansion Park in high school boys soccer action. Altoona keeper Brennen Dugan recorded his sixth shutout of the season as the Mountain Lions improved to 8-1. Austin Kravetz also ...