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Michael Boytim

Basketball playoffs on horizon

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com District 6 recently announced that its basketball championship round will begin on Feb. 24 at Mount Aloysius and that all games prior to the championship and semifinals will be played at the home of the higher seeded team. The season has reached ...

Unexpected title sweet for Marauders

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com HERSHEY — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic played well enough to win the state championship in 2019 when it lost to Farrell in overtime. When the Steelers were moved up to Class 2A following that title due to the PIAA’s success formula, it seemed ...

Something has to give in Class 3A

More than halfway through the high school football season, it’s still tough to know which teams in the area are the best of the best. Seven teams — Bedford, Central, Clearfield, Bellwood-Antis, Juniata Valley, Portage and Cambria Heights — in the Mirror’s regional coverage area remain ...

PIAA changes its tune on ‘no-contests’

Last high school football season, it seemed as though everyone involved was willing to do whatever it took to have a season after the 2020 PIAA spring scholastic year was completely wiped out. That included making regular-season games a “no contest” when one team could not compete due to ...

Change in high school football is looming in fall air

There has been plenty of change going into the 2021 high school football season with teams switching conferences and dropping their programs to join co-ops, but there’s reason to think that it could just be the tip of the iceberg. District 6 chairman Bill Marshall said he expected “a lot ...

Winning Tyrone pitcher adds to his family legacy

UNIVERSITY PARK — Oley Valley got a taste of professional-level pitching prior to Thursday’s PIAA Class 3A championship game against Tyrone. Lynx head coach Nate Reed, the 2018 Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year, who is still only 33 years old and is considering a return to playing with ...