Local Sports 1/9/19

THE ALTOONA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT IS GOING NATIONWIDE TO FIND ITS NEXT FOOTBALL COACH. IN A PUBLISHED REPORT TODAY IN THE ALTOONA MIRROR., IT WA ANNOUNCED THAT THE DISRTICT IS GOING TO PUT OUT THE WORD LOCALLY, STATEWIDE AND NATIONWIDE TO FIND ITS NEXT COACH. THE POSITION WAS OPENED UP ON MONDAY NIGHT. THE PLAN FOR NOW IS TO HAVE A NEW COACH HIRED BY MARCH OF THIS YEAR. JR. HIGH FOOTBALL COACH DAMON LUCIANO WILL RUN THE PROGRAM IN THE INTERIM.

 

ALTOONA USED A 20-6 THIRD QUARTER TO TURN A 4 POINT HALFTIME LEAD INTO AN 18 POINT CUSHION EN ROUTE TO A 67-47 WIN OVER ARCH RIVAL HOLLIDAYSBURG LAST NIGHT. NATE CHERRY SCORED 16 OF HIS GAME HIGH 31 POINTS IN THAT DECISIVE 3RD QUARTER. WITH THE WIN, ALTOONA IMPROVED TO 4-7, WHILE HOLLIDAYSBURG’S RECORD EVENED OUT AT 6-6.

 

IT WAS A BATTLE OF ICC POWERS, BUT IT DIDN’T LOOK THAT WAY AT THE END. BELLWOOD ANTIS RODE A 26 POINT PERFORMANCE FROM ALLI CAMPBELL TO A 79-55 ROUTE OF JUNIATA VALLEY LAST NIGHT. BELLWOOD HIT 11 3 POINT FIELD GOALS DURING THE WIN. BELLWOOD IS A DEFENDING STATE CHAMPION, WHILE JUNIATA VALLEY IS A STATE RUNNER UP FROM LAST YEAR.

 

OTHER GIRLS WINNERS…

 

TYRONE. BISHOP CARROLL, EVERETT, BLAIR CHRISTIAN