The 5th Annual Altoona Mirror Basketball Classic
Saturday April 3, 2010
DeGol Arena, St. Francis College
Girls Game:
Central PA 75 Blair County 52
Mirror Story by Philip Cmor
Boys Game:
Central PA 106 Blair County 61
Mirror Story by Michael Boytim

How can you have an Altoona Mirror
All Star Game
without these guys?
Neil Rudel (left), the  managing editor of the Mirror who still directs the games and has molded the Classic into a well organized, well orchestrated first class event
Bob Eger (center) Mirror sales staff and former Bishop Guilfoyle High School basketball standout on the 1967 State Champions
Jim Lane (right) the long time writer for Mirror sports and now retired, but still serving as their special correspondent in Florida.
     
The 2009-10 Bishop Guilfoyle girls finished the season at
30-0 and PIAA Class A State Champions.  How many other Pennsylvania teams have finished undefeated as State Champions?  Find that list on our RECORDS PAGE
Jeff Appleman, former Williamsburg and Hollidaysburg coach served as an Honorary Coach for the Central PA Girls team.  Where does he stand on Pennsylvania's all-time win list?  Find that on our COACHES RECORDS Matt Lushko the Honorary Captain for the Central PA Boys was Cambria County's all-time leading scorer.  Where does he stand on the ALL TIME SCORING LIST
     

They coached  the Bishop Guilfoyle girls to an undefeated   State Championship in 2010, Bill Adams (left, the Assistant) and Mark Moschella (right, Head Coach).

The boys MVP's: State College's Taran Buie
and Central's Shane Cafferty

Central PA Girls MVP, Brittany Eisenhuth, Ferndale

Ed Sparr, Honorary Coach for the Central PA Boys, he won 6 District Championships at Juniata Valley H S Jeff Appleman, Honorary Coach for the Central PA Girls, winning the 1997 State Championship at Williamsburg H S Bill Kagarise, Honorary Captain for the Blair County Boys who averaged 34 a game in his senior year leading the Williamsburg boys to an undefeated State Championship in 1966.
Dick Buckley, former coach at Williamsburg H S where he won the 1966 State Championship.  He came to the game to visit with former players and roundball friends. Rob Eckenrod, Honorary Coach for the Central PA Girls who coached the 1985 Bishop McCort Girls to the State title. Matt Lushko, Honorary Captain for the Central PA Boys who is Cambria County's all-time leading scorer with 2,541 points

A Williamsburg High School reunion!!

Bill Kagarise and Bill Gaffey meet for the first time since 1965. Bill Gaffey coached the 1967 Bishop Guilfoyle boys to the PCIAA State Championship. Can you name this Central Pennsylvania singer?  He sang the National Anthem for the Boys Game!  It's Henry Hansard!!
In the locker room before the game, Jay Detwiler, Williamsburg, who played for the Blair County team. Bill Kagarise looked at these three point lines before the game and questioned if it made much sense to have two different distances that are so close to one another. Pre game introductions at the beautiful St. Francis University Gymnasium named after their standout player of the past, Maurice Stokes.
     

Taran Buie
State College

 will play for
Penn State
University
next season

 

he played
for the
Central PA
Boys


Deuce
Skurcenski
He was at
Saturday's
all-star game.
"the Pittsburgh
Sports
Legend"

You can find
him in the
Pennsylvania
Basketball
Hall of
Fame