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Miller hoops his way to AP team

In Basketball, Central Cambria, District 5, District 6, LHAC, Pitt-Johnstown, Tussey Mountain on March 31, 2009 at 8:50 am

Central Cambria senior Jordan Miller was honored by his community a few weeks ago with his own week. Now, he’s part of the Class AA first team for the state of Pennsylvania.

The basketball star, who will  go to Pitt-Johnstown next year to play for coach Bob Rukavina, averaged better than 30 points per game this season. More…


DAILY DOSE: Baseball, softball

In Roundups on March 31, 2009 at 8:37 am

The Daily American had short coverage of the Salisbury baseball game here.

The Altoona Mirror got some softball highlights here.

Check out the Mirror’s coverage of Altoona football coach Phil Riccio accepting the role of school athletic director.

Area pair lead Mountain Cat AAU team

In Basketball, North Star, Shade, WestPAC on March 30, 2009 at 9:58 am

Shade’s Kenny Gibbons and North Star’s Jacob Fleegle shined for the Mountain Cat Basketball Boys’ 16-under AAU team during a trip to a Pittsburgh tournament, according to The Daily American.

The team went 3-0 at the Pittsburgh Tip-Off Tournament held at Robert Morris University. More…

Senior Showcase swept by Johnstown teams

In Basketball, District 5, District 6, LHAC, WestPAC on March 30, 2009 at 9:42 am

The second annual AmeriServ Financial Senior Hoops Showcase, put on by The Tribune-Democrat, was held Sunday afternoon at Pitt-Johnstown’s Sports Center, and the Greater Johnstown teams took command over their Cambria-Somerset counterparts. More…

Igloo track meet features strong area performances

In District 5, District 6, Track and Field, WestPAC on March 30, 2009 at 9:30 am

One of the top area early season track meets took place on Saturday at Altoona’s Mansion Park.

And there were many strong performances from teams and athletes from the Somerset County area. More…

Showcase’s second go-round happens today

In Basketball, District 5, District 6, LHAC, WestPAC on March 29, 2009 at 12:15 am

The Tribune-Democrat started the Senior Hoops Showcase a year ago to highlight some of the top senior basketball players in the area.

The event’s second year is this afternoon with a girls game tipoff at 3 p.m. and the boys at 5 p.m. at UPJ’s Sports Center. More…

Blair County sweeps Mirror Classic games

In Basketball, Bedford, Bishop McCort, District 5, District 6, LHAC, North Star on March 28, 2009 at 1:43 am

Despite 18 points and 12 rebounds from North Star’s Luke Zellem, the Central Pa. boys team fell to Blair County 108-102 during Friday night’s Altoona Mirror Classic, formerly the Big John Riley game.

Zellem was just edged by Jordan Miller of Central Cambria for the Central Pa. MVP honors.

On the girls side, Bedford’s Brandy Harris scored 13 points, but the Central Pa. girls fell 66-64 in overtime. More…

Sunday’s Senior Hoops Showcase getting Scouted

In Basketball, District 5, District 6, LHAC, WestPAC on March 28, 2009 at 1:31 am

It’s getting scouted, but not that kind of scouted, according to a story in Saturday’s Tribune-Democrat.

The Boy Scouts will be playing a big role in the contest. They will be performing a number of jobs, from helping with tickets to running contests between games. Here’s to the Boy Scouts, a fine organization raising fine young men. More…

North Star’s Roberts leads wrestling contingent

In District 5, North Star, Shade, WestPAC, Wrestling on March 28, 2009 at 1:25 am

Somerset County’s finest wrestlers were gathered at Hoss’ Steak and Sea House in Somerset on Friday for the 36th annual all-star wrestling banquet.

North Star freshman Nick Roberts, the state’s 103-pound champion, took top honors, finishing his season with a record of 32-6. He is the first freshman to win the outstanding wrestler award, according to the story in today’s Daily American. More…

DAILY DOSE: Baseball, softball and tennis

In Baseball, Roundups, Softball, Tennis on March 28, 2009 at 1:20 am

Here’s what our local papers pulled together from games held on Friday, March 27:

The Tribune-Democrat: Local sports briefs 3/27

The Daily American: Baseball and softball briefs, tennis briefs.

The Altoona Mirror: Baseball briefs, softball briefs, tennis briefs.