Author: Phil Cmor


Unbeaten State College ousts North Allegheny from PIAA playoffs
November 25, 2022
STATE COLLEGE — For an instant, it appeared Logan Kushner had Khiryn Boyd for the touchdown that would have gotten North Allegheny, trying to rally from a 21-point deficit, back to within a score.

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Chartiers Valley’s Perri Page had 15 points and 16 rebounds against Spring Grove on Tuesday.
Chartiers Valley sinks Spring Grove, earns chance to defend state title
March 23, 2021
WINGATE – Sometimes, losing can be a good thing.

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North Allegheny’s Lizzy Groetsch scored 24 points against Cumberland Valley in the PIAA Class 6A semifinals Monday night.
North Allegheny girls steamroll Cumberland Valley to reach state finals
March 22, 2021
ALTOONA — It took a few minutes to warm the engine. Once North Allegheny got revved up, though, it was clear the Tigers’ well-oiled machine was primed for a trip to Hershey.

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Central Valley’s Landon Alexander ran for 159 yards and three touchdowns Friday night in the PIAA Class 3A semifinals against Bedford.
Another mercy rule win punches Central Valley’s ticket to Hershey
November 20, 2020
ALTOONA – It takes a special kind of dedication and discipline to have a successful season during a pandemic, and at least some on the Central Valley football team think that’s given the Warriors the little extra edge they needed as they attempted to make it back to the PIAA Class 3A championship.

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Archbishop Wood kicker Robbie Meyer (33) celebrates his game-winning field goal next to Gateway’s Tui Faumuina-Brown in the final seconds of their PIAA Class 5A state semifinal Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at Mansion Park in Altoona.
Gateway knocked out by Archbishop Wood on last-minute field goal
November 29, 2019
ALTOONA — Gateway’s wait for its first PIAA football championship continues.

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Beaver’s Harrison Pontoli (10) celebrates with Jack Yanssens of scoring during their PIAA Class 4A semifinal against East Pennsboro Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Mount Aloysius College.
Beaver’s bats stay hot in PIAA semifinal win over East Pennsboro
June 11, 2019
CRESSON — The Beaver baseball team’s hit parade has one more stop: State College.

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The West squad celebrates its victory in the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game.
WPIAL players show ‘West runs this state’ in East-West all-star victory
May 5, 2019
ALTOONA — It might have been a high school football game played in May. Just don’t tell the Pittsburgh-area players it didn’t matter.

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North Catholic girls take down Mifflinburg to reach PIAA championship game
March 19, 2019
LORETTO — North Catholic has played the wicked step-mother to many opposing girls’ basketball teams’ Cinderella dreams over the years.

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DeAngelo, Clark lift Thomas Jefferson girls into PIAA Class 5A semifinals
March 16, 2019
ALTOONA — It wasn’t the prospect of an all-WPIAL state Class 5A girls basketball semifinal that had Thomas Jefferson’s Jenna Clark and Alyssa DeAngelo laughing and jumping around in the back hallway of the Altoona Area High School Field House on Saturday afternoon.

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WPIAL basketball coverage by TribHSSN.
Johnson, Smith help Moon edge Lower Dauphin in overtime of PIAA Class 5A quarterfinals
March 15, 2019
ALTOONA — Donovan Johnson got Moon into position. But Jioni Smith brought the Tigers home.

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WPIAL champion Neshannock girls ousted by Delone Catholic in PIAA quarterfinals
ALTOONA — The 2018-19 Neshannock girls basketball team won 25 games and a WPIAL championship.

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Unbeaten State College ousts North Allegheny from PIAA playoffs
November 25, 2022
STATE COLLEGE — For an instant, it appeared Logan Kushner had Khiryn Boyd for the touchdown that would have gotten North Allegheny, trying to rally from a 21-point deficit, back to within a score.

Read More...

Chartiers Valley’s Perri Page had 15 points and 16 rebounds against Spring Grove on Tuesday.
Chartiers Valley sinks Spring Grove, earns chance to defend state title
March 23, 2021
WINGATE – Sometimes, losing can be a good thing.

Read More...

North Allegheny’s Lizzy Groetsch scored 24 points against Cumberland Valley in the PIAA Class 6A semifinals Monday night.
North Allegheny girls steamroll Cumberland Valley to reach state finals
March 22, 2021
ALTOONA — It took a few minutes to warm the engine. Once North Allegheny got revved up, though, it was clear the Tigers’ well-oiled machine was primed for a trip to Hershey.

Read More...

Central Valley’s Landon Alexander ran for 159 yards and three touchdowns Friday night in the PIAA Class 3A semifinals against Bedford.
Another mercy rule win punches Central Valley’s ticket to Hershey
November 20, 2020
ALTOONA – It takes a special kind of dedication and discipline to have a successful season during a pandemic, and at least some on the Central Valley football team think that’s given the Warriors the little extra edge they needed as they attempted to make it back to the PIAA Class 3A championship.

Read More...

Archbishop Wood kicker Robbie Meyer (33) celebrates his game-winning field goal next to Gateway’s Tui Faumuina-Brown in the final seconds of their PIAA Class 5A state semifinal Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at Mansion Park in Altoona.
Gateway knocked out by Archbishop Wood on last-minute field goal
November 29, 2019
ALTOONA — Gateway’s wait for its first PIAA football championship continues.

Read More...

Beaver’s Harrison Pontoli (10) celebrates with Jack Yanssens of scoring during their PIAA Class 4A semifinal against East Pennsboro Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Mount Aloysius College.
Beaver’s bats stay hot in PIAA semifinal win over East Pennsboro
June 11, 2019
CRESSON — The Beaver baseball team’s hit parade has one more stop: State College.

Read More...

The West squad celebrates its victory in the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game.
WPIAL players show ‘West runs this state’ in East-West all-star victory
May 5, 2019
ALTOONA — It might have been a high school football game played in May. Just don’t tell the Pittsburgh-area players it didn’t matter.

Read More...

North Catholic girls take down Mifflinburg to reach PIAA championship game
March 19, 2019
LORETTO — North Catholic has played the wicked step-mother to many opposing girls’ basketball teams’ Cinderella dreams over the years.

Read More...

DeAngelo, Clark lift Thomas Jefferson girls into PIAA Class 5A semifinals
March 16, 2019
ALTOONA — It wasn’t the prospect of an all-WPIAL state Class 5A girls basketball semifinal that had Thomas Jefferson’s Jenna Clark and Alyssa DeAngelo laughing and jumping around in the back hallway of the Altoona Area High School Field House on Saturday afternoon.

Read More...

WPIAL basketball coverage by TribHSSN.
Johnson, Smith help Moon edge Lower Dauphin in overtime of PIAA Class 5A quarterfinals
March 15, 2019
ALTOONA — Donovan Johnson got Moon into position. But Jioni Smith brought the Tigers home.

Read More...

WPIAL champion Neshannock girls ousted by Delone Catholic in PIAA quarterfinals
ALTOONA — The 2018-19 Neshannock girls basketball team won 25 games and a WPIAL championship.

Read More...