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Michael Boytim

Forfeits having major impact

On Wednesday, two more District 6 football games, Bishop Carroll at Bellefonte and Portage at Conemaugh Valley were canceled. Those games joined the Clearfield at Philipsburg-Osceola game, which was called off on Monday. The Mounties will also be forfeiting their game at Penns Valley next ...

Boytim: Whoa, we’re halfway there

Though there are probably still some students who haven’t memorized their class schedules yet, we’re already halfway done with the high school football regular season. So let’s take a quick look at where our area’s teams stand in the District 6 and District 5 playoff hunts. Class ...

Patience needed for officials

If you sit in the stands for a high school sporting event and listen to some parents, you would think that the officials at nearly every game are awful or out to get a certain team. While that’s almost never true, the officiating has started to become a topic of conversation in the press ...

Rivalries can’t be interrupted

There’s plenty of buzz this week about the Penn State-Pitt series coming to an end again after it was resumed following a long break four years ago. Generations seem split on the issue, but that’s just because your perception of the world is based off your life experiences. For current ...

Keeping the faith in week 2

It’s often said that positivity is at its highest in the preseason when every team is 0-0. But, after reviewing each team’s Week 1 results from the Mirror’s coverage area, there’s certainly a reason for every team, even the ones that experienced lopsided losses, to feel good about ...

Reliving the scholastic year’s best moments

The 2018-2019 scholastic sports season has come to a close, and plenty of memories made in communities across the Mirror’s coverage area will live on forever. Selecting just the top 10 moments was challenging, as seven PIAA state champions made the list, but none of those earned the top ...

New bill not the answer

Pennsylvania State Representative Aaron Bernstine unveiled House Bill 1600 Tuesday in Harrisburg in an attempt to bridge the concerns of both public and private schools in regard to the PIAA playoffs in several sports. The bill would separate playoff brackets in football, boys and girls ...

Star junior sets goal to three-peat

HERSHEY — Perhaps it was the bravado that comes with youth or the thrill of reaching the peak of your sport for the first time, but a year ago some of the first words out of the newest PIAA Class 2A girls champions’ mouths were talk of a repeat. When Bellwood-Antis captured its second ...

Thumbs up on brilliant career: Ruggery leaves impressive legacy at Guilfoyle

HERSHEY — When Bishop Guilfoyle was huddling in its final timeout with 5.2 seconds left down by two points, every person wearing purple in the Giant Center thought Luke Ruggery was going to hit a miraculous game-winning 3-pointer to win the state title. His clutch fourth quarter against ...

District 6 Class 2A girls playoff field filled with talent

Tonight marks the start of the final week in which teams can accumulate points toward the playoffs. There are some interesting scenarios and plenty of the brackets should provide some dramatic finishes, but the tournament a lot of people will be focusing on across the state will be the ...

Ridge girls’ win one of several surprises so far

A recent basketball score resulted in a couple of calls to the office asking if the Mirror may have had the score reversed when the Chestnut Ridge girls defeated Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic, 52-51, on Jan. 9. The score was correct and is just one of many surprises so far this basketball season ...