School Page

Altoona sports page

Teams out of WPIAL playoff picture aren’t taking Week 9 lightly

By Dave Mackall
The road to Heinz Field has been closed to the WPIAL’s conference bottom-feeders, football teams already out of the playoffs hunt. But there’s still games ...
Altoona hit hard by graduation losses
By Wynston Wilcox
Altoona has had its share of struggles, but coach John Franco is doing everything he can to turn around the program and change the culture ...
Playoff hopes hang in balance as Hempfield plays host to Altoona
By Paul Schofield
Altoona football coach John Franco has been coaching for the past 37 years, 29 as a head coach. He’s seen the game evolve numerous times. But ...
Altoona rolls in 2nd half for win over Kiski Area
By George Guido
Coming into the game as heavy underdogs, Kiski Area had nothing to lose against Altoona. The Cavaliers used a patient, ball control offense and trailed by just four points at halftime. Altoona, however, shifted into high gear in the second half and rolled to a 28-10 Quad East Conference victory at Davis ...
Defensive stop propels Altoona to win at Plum
By George Guido
Altoona didn’t do much in the first two quarters Friday night at Plum. But a big stop at the Mountain Lions 1 to end the first half carried over to the third quarter, and Altoona scored a pair of touchdowns. That proved to be enough, as the Mountain Lions held on to ...
McKeesport offense explodes in 4th quarter, Tigers rout Altoona
By Jim Lane
ALTOONA — McKeesport erupted for 26 fourth-quarter points and rallied to overtake Altoona, 33-17, in a WPIAL Quad East game Friday night at Mansion Park. Junior running back Khaleke Hudson scored all four of the Tigers’ touchdowns in the fourth quarter on runs of 11, 40, 77 and 14 yards and ...
Quarterback stability key for Altoona
By Andrew Erickson
Altoona football started and finished its 2013 season well. The Mountain Lions won their first game last year 21-0 over Norwin. They closed with a 28-14 ...
HSFB preview by position: Size isn’t the only measure of LBs’ talent
By Chris Harlan
North Allegheny’s Layne Skundrich was the leading tackler on a Class AAAA state championship team, but Alabama won’t be calling him. West Allegheny’s Armand Dellovade, ...
Top 10 Western Pennsylvania recruits for the Class of 2015
By Chris Harlan
The top 10 Western Pennsylvania recuits for the Class of 2015, as picked by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: 1. Jordan Whitehead, Central Valley (above) ...
Connellsville football team loses season finale to Altoona
By Jason Black
Usually when a team comes up on the short end of a score, there is plenty of blame to go around. But Friday, after the Falcons ...
Connellsville football team hopes to grow from tough season
By Jason Black
Sometimes things don’t go exactly according to plan. This season, the Connellsville football team had high hopes of qualifying for the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs. ...
Hempfield tops Altoona for homecoming victory
By Michael Love
Last year, Hempfield traveled to Altoona for a Quad East conference game. The Mountain Lions were not welcoming guests; they dealt the Spartans a 17-14 loss. With payback in mind — as well as wanting to rid itself of the bad memories of last week’s last-minute loss at Gateway — Hempfield ...
McKeesport runs to easy win over Altoona
By Dave Mackall
McKeesport quarterback David Queen shrugged off any suggestions that the team’s offense needs to develop a better passing game. After all, it’s been the strong running attack that’s dominated opponents. Even after McKeesport dismantled visiting Altoona, 34-7, in a WPIAL Class AAAA Quad East game Friday night to remain undefeated, coach ...
Kiski Area defense shuts out Altoona
By George Guido
Kiski Area’s defense converted three Altoona turnovers into scores and held the Mountain Lions to 66 yards of offense en route to a 20-0 shutout at Davis Field. Senior Joe Brungo picked off two Eli Mencer passes and scored a late touchdown to secure the Quad East Conference victory. “Our defense won ...
Altoona looks to build on last season’s foundation
By Andrew John
A new culture continues to take form in Altoona as John Franco returns for his second season in his second stint with the Mountain Lions. The ...
Connellsville falls short of postseason
By Jim Lane
ALTOONA — Host Altoona ended Connellsville’s playoff hopes by dropping the Falcons, 27-12, on Friday night at Mansion Park Stadium. Altoona finished 4-4 in the Foothills ...
Connellsville’s playoff hopes still alive heading into Week 9
By Jason Black
When Connellsville football players trudged off their home field after a crushing 21-14 loss to Latrobe last week, the Falcons had assumed their playoff hopes ...
WPIAL teams to face off for final playoff berths
By Chris Harlan
Belle Vernon fans will be rooting for Ringgold this weekend, and Freedom would surely welcome a New Brighton victory. It’s Week 9 of the WPIAL football ...
Altoona snaps 4-game losing streak
By Jim Lane
ALTOONA — The Altoona Mountain Lions snapped a four-game losing streak with a 17-14 win over Hempfield in a WPIAL Class AAAA game Friday night at Mansion Park. Altoona scored all of its points in the first half and held off Hempfield’s second-half charge to post its second win in six ...
McKeesport rallies past Altoona on late TD
By Jim Lane
ALTOONA — Ed Stockett’s 30-yard touchdown pass to Marqua Perdue with 2:29 left lifted McKeesport to an 18-14 win over Altoona in a WPIAL Quad East game Friday night at Mansion Park. Now 2-3 overall, McKeesport trailed 14-0 before rallying to pull out the win. Altoona suffered its fourth straight loss ...
Kiski Area improves to 2-0 with win at Altoona
By Jim Lane
ALTOONA — Kiski Area student fans were chanting “We want Gateway, we want Gateway,” after the Cavaliers knocked off Altoona, 7-0, in a WPIAL Quad East game Friday at Mansion Park. The start of the game was delayed 45 minutes due to severe thunderstorms, but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of ...
Franco’s 2nd stint at Altoona begins with rebuilding plan
By Brittany Goncar
He’s not exactly a newbie, but it’s been awhile since John Franco walked the sideline for the Altoona Mountain Lions. Franco left Altoona in ...
HS Sports Insider
| A| B| C| D| E| F| G| H| I| J| K| L
| M| N| O| P| Q| R| S| T| U| V| W| Y

Top high school stories

•  WPIAL to play 4 of 6 football title games at Heinz Field
•  Gorman: Leechburg goes silent
•  Greensburg Salem girls hitting their peak
•  Latrobe girls use section success to prepare for postseason
•  HS highlight reel: Teams to test mettle at MAC swim meet
•  Jefferson-Morgan girls out to make history
•  Stang leads Riverside girls into playoffs