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  • Dragon Baseball Downs Rams

    Brady Albright, Sports Correspondent|May 16, 2024

    In two matches this week, the Dragon Baseball team found one victory over the Penns Valley Rams with a score of 7-6. An 8-3 loss befell the Dragons earlier in the week, however, to the Clearfield Bison. Against the Bison, the Dragons started the game off well with a 3-1 lead after four innings of play. However, the Bison were able to rally back with four runs in the fifth inning and three in the sixth. A scoreless seventh inning ended the game with a loss for the Dragons. Despite only giving up four hits to the Bison, the Dragons still ended...

  • Dragon Softball finds a Victory

    Brady Albright, Sports Correspondent|May 16, 2024

    In a week containing four matches for the Central Lady Dragon Softball team, they were able to down their first opponent of the week, the Bellwood-Antis Lady Blue Devils with a score of 11-1. Sadly, the other matches of the week came with losses. Against the Clearfield Lady Bison, a 7-6 loss. Against the Hollidaysburg Lady Golden Tigers, a 2-1 loss, and against the Penns Valley Lady Rams, an 18-6 loss. Against the Blue Devils, the Dragons started strong with a 6-0 lead after four innings. The Dragons added another four in the sixth and one...

  • Dragons Downed by Wolves

    Brady Albright, Sports Correspondent|May 16, 2024

    The Dragon Volleyball team had a singular match against the West Shamokin Wolves, ending in the Dragons’ 3-0 defeat. Later in the week, the Dragons traveled to play in the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Volleyball tournament. Against the Wolves, the Dragons were defeated in just three quick sets of 25-13, 25-23 and 25-18. Christian Heuston had three kills and three blocks. Bryson Brooks had three kills and six good digs, while Logan Hummel had seven assists in the losing effort. With the weekend came a tournament for the Dragons. In pool play, th...

  • Dragon Baseball Finds One In Three

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Sports Correspondent|May 2, 2024

    The Central Dragon Baseball team faced the Huntingdon Bearcats, the Phillipsburg-Osceola Mountaineers, and the Forest Hills Rangers throughout the week, finding a 6-3 victory over their first opponent, but falling 4-0 and 9-8 respectively to the other two. Against the Bearcats, the game started even with each team scoring one in the first inning. The Bearcats followed with two in the fourth, but the Dragons responded with two of their own in the fifth. The Dragons then exploded in the eighth with three more runs and the game. Winning Pitcher...

  • Dragon Volleyball Take Home Two

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Sports Correspondent|May 2, 2024

    Facing both the Forest Hills Rangers and the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders, the Central Dragon Volleyball team was able to take home two victories this week with scores of 3-1 and 3-0 respectively. Against the Rangers, the Dragons found victory in the first two sets 25-23 and 25-13. After losing just one set in the third, the Dragons won the fourth 25-21 for the victory. Bryson Brooks had 14 kills and 14 good digs, while Christian Heuston had 11 kills. Hayden Smith had 10 kills, Blake Reynolds had 16 good digs, and Logan Hummel had 30 assists....

  • Lady Dragons Softball Takes One of Three

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Sports Correspondent|May 2, 2024

    In a three-game week, the Lady Dragon Softball team managed to win one of three against the Huntingdon Lady Bearcats with a score of 3-2. Against the Philipsburg-Osceola Lady Mountaineers and the Forest Hills Lady Rangers, the Dragons took 12-2 and 5-0 losses respectively. Against the Bearcats, the Dragons fell into an early deficit that was extended in the sixth before the Dragons tied the game that same inning. In extra innings, the Dragons were able to score one in the bottom of the eighth with a walk off single by Aubrey Rhodes for the...

  • Lady Dragon Softball Finds One

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Herald Sports Correspondent|Apr 25, 2024

    In a three-game week, the Lady Dragons faced the Glendale Lady Vikings, the Hollidaysburg Lady Golden Tigers and the Penn Cambria Lady Panthers. The Dragons had two losses and a victory, 3-2, 5-3, and 13-3 respectively. Against the Vikings, a low-scoring game befell the Dragons. After their opponents started the match with a run in the second inning, the Dragons responded with a run of their own in the fourth. The Vikings scored two more in the same inning to take the lead. The Dragons were able to score another in the fifth, but a scoreless...

  • Dragon Baseball Competes in Curve Classic

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Herald Sports Correspondent|Apr 25, 2024

    The Dragons started their Curve Classic run this year with a match against the Northern Cambria Colts. A combination of 14 hits, five hit batters and six Northern Cambria errors led to a 14-1 Dragon victory. Dragon pitcher Mason Sparks threw a no-hitter, though that didn’t stop them from getting baserunner through six hit batsmen and three walks. The Dragons offense really took off in the third and fourth innings, where they scored four and eight runs respectively. The Dragons continued with a match against the Northern Bedford Panthers. A...

  • Dragon Volleyball Takes Two Losses

    Brady Albright, For the Herald|Apr 25, 2024

    The Dragons Volleyball team faced the West Shamokin Wolves and the Altoona Mountain Lions in competition this week, as well as traveling to Elizabethtown to compete in a tournament. Against the Wolves and Mountain Lions, the Dragons lost 3-0 to each. Against the Wolves, the Dragons lost in three sets of 25-10. 25-12 and 25-8. Bryson Brooks had seven kills, Christian Heuston had three kills, and Logan Hummel had 10 assists. Against the Mountain Lions, the Dragons found a similar result: a loss...

  • Dragon Volleyball has a Winless Week

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Herald Sports Correspondent|Apr 11, 2024

    Throughout the week, the Dragon volleyball team faced many opponents. The main two of the week were the Dubois Beavers and the Forest Hills Rangers, with the Dragons facing 3-0 losses to both. Then, the Dragons traveled to play in the Derry Invitational, and faced a plethora of teams of which they were unable to complete a victory. Against the Beavers, the Dragons faced a 3-0 loss, losing each set 25-7, 25-15 and 25-9. Despite the loss, Logan Hummel had nine assists, Christian Heuston had four kills and R.J. Daugherty had two kills and two...

  • Dragon Volleyball Downs Tigers

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Herald Sports Correspondent|Apr 4, 2024

    The Dragon Volleyball team travelled to face the McKeesport Tigers and found themselves with a victory after five hard-fought sets. The Dragons found victory in the first two sets of the night with scores of 26-24 and 25-20 respectively. However, things took a turn for the worse when the Tigers responded with two winning sets of their own, with scores of 27-25 and 25-20 respectively. The Dragons were able to come out on top after cinching a 20-15 victory in the final set. Bryson Brooks had 11 kills and three blocks, while Christian Heuston had...

  • Dragon Varsity Baseball Knocks Out Two

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Herald Sports Correspondent|Apr 4, 2024

    In a week with three matches, the Dragon baseball team was able to strike down both the Penns Valley Rams and the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders with scores of 19-9 and 14-4 respectively. The Dragons did fall to the Bellefonte Red Raiders in the middle of the week via a score of 19-4. Against the Rams, the Dragons opened with two runs in the first inning and four in the third. This narrowly edged out a lead until the fifth where the Dragons roped in nine runs. In the sixth, the Dragons topped it...

  • Dragon Softball Loses Two Games

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Herald Sports Correspondent|Apr 4, 2024

    The Lady Dragon Softball team faced two opponents this week, the Bellefonte Lady Red Raiders and the Penns Valley Area Lady Rams. The Dragons faced losses to both with scores of 26-10 and 11-5 respectively. Against the Raiders, the Dragons opened strong with three runs in the first inning whilst holding their opponents to only two. After a scoreless second inning, the Dragons added another four to their total before the Raiders scored an astounding 14 runs in the third. The Raiders followed this with another 10 runs in the fourth to end the gam...

  • Second-Half Struggles End Dragons' Season

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Sports Correspondent|Mar 7, 2024

    In the District Six 4A Championship match, the Central Scarlet Dragons were put up against the Johnstown Trojans, a team they had lost to twice before in the season. The game started off great for the Dragons, who nabbed a 9-4 lead with a little over four minutes left in the first quarter. By the end of the quarter, the Dragons led by three. The second quarter brought 11 points from both teams, keeping the Dragons lead with a 22-19 halftime score. But things fell apart for the Dragons in the...

  • Dragon Basketball Advances to Championship

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Sports Correspondent|Feb 29, 2024

    The Central Scarlet Dragon Basketball team faced the Juniata Indians at home last week for the District Six 4A semi-finals. With their 67-43 victory, the Dragons will advance to the championship for the third year in a row. Against the Indians, the Dragons’ fast-paced offense coupled with their defensive pressure made for an excellent game. The Dragons led by seven after the first quarter, and after making a few more shots in the second, led at halftime with a 32-14 advantage. Despite the I...

  • Lady Dragons Fall in Season-Ender

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Sports Correspondent|Feb 29, 2024

    The Lady Dragon Basketball team traveled to face the River Valley Lady Panthers in the District Six AAA playoff opener. Unfortunately, the Dragons were forced out of their rhythm and ended the match in a loss via a score of 58-29. As the Dragons prepared to give extra attention on defense to the Panthers star player, the other members of their opponents unexpectantly knocked down quite a few shots. This left the Dragons trailing 25-7 after the first quarter, and after making some adjustments to combat their opponents, the Dragons lost the...

  • Lady Dragons Dominate to Finish Regular Season with 62-24 Victory

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Sports Correspondent|Feb 22, 2024

    In the last match of the regular season, the Lady Dragons faced the Bellefonte Lady Red Raiders at home. The Dragons dominated throughout the entire match, ending with a 62-24 victory. The Dragons started the game off strong, outscoring their opponents by 10 in the first quarter, then followed up with an 11-point advantage in the second quarter’s scoring for a 33-12 halftime lead. The second half brought much of the same for the Lady Dragons, who outscored their opponents by seven and 10 in the third and fourth quarters respectively. Megan D...

  • Dragons Downed in LHAC Opener

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Sports Correspondent|Feb 22, 2024

    After playing in their last regular season game against the Bellefonte Red Raiders and finding a 47-38 victory, the Dragons traveled to face the Johnstown Trojans to open the LHAC playoffs. The Dragons, however, did not come away with a victory, and lost 49-23. Against the Red Raiders, a slow start befell the Dragons. The score was tied at seven after the first quarter, but the Dragons started to get into a rhythm in the second quarter, as their 22-14 halftime lead showed. The Dragons tied scoring in the third quarter with their opponents, and...

  • Lady Dragons Topple Rams

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Sports Correspondent|Feb 15, 2024

    In a week with a singular match against the Penns Valley Lady Rams, the Lady Dragons rallied after a tie game to push for a 38-33 victory. After the first quarter, the score was tied at seven. However, in the second quarter, the Dragons outscored their opponents 11-4 in order to attain a 18-11 halftime lead. In both the third and fourth quarters, the Rams were able to score one point more than the Dragons, but the Dragons kept up their offensive game and ended the match in a victory. Megan Diehl led the offensive effort for the Dragons with 14...

  • Dragons find Overtime Victory

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Sports Correspondent|Feb 15, 2024

    In a week with a singular match, the Dragons traveled to face the Penns Valley Rams. A less-than-stellar effort from the Dragons led to overtime, in which the Dragons finally picked things up, ending with a 56-48 victory. The first quarter left the Dragons with a two-point lead, and a similar second quarter left the halftime score at 18-14 in favor of the Dragons. In the third, the Dragons matched the Ram’s scoring, but in the fourth, the Rams were able to put up enough points in the final minutes to tie the game 42-42. Once in overtime, h...

  • Dragons Fall to Hilltoppers, 57-53

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Sports Correspondent|Feb 8, 2024

    In a three-match week, the Dragons found victories over the Bellwood-Antis Blue Devils and the Clearfield Bison with respective scores of 48-28 and 46-38. After those final two home games of the regular season, the Dragons traveled to face the Westmont Hilltop Hilltoppers and fell 57-53. A slow start befell the Dragons in their home rematch against the Blue Devils. After leading by a mere point after the first quarter, the Dragons kickstarted things to attain a 21-14 halftime lead. The Dragons held their opponents to single-digit scoring per...

  • Lady Dragons Fall to Bison and Hilltoppers

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Sports Correspondent|Feb 8, 2024

    The Lady Dragons had two matches this past week against the Clearfield Lady Bison and the Westmont Hilltop Lady Hilltoppers. The Dragons did not come out on top in either match, losing 65-54 and 54-26 respectively. Against the Bison, the Dragons trailed by four after the first quarter, but put together a huge second quarter to take a 26-23 halftime lead. Despite 10 points from the Dragons in the third, the Bison scored 26, which was followed by a fairly even final quarter for the Dragons’ defeat. Megan Diehl led the Dragons with 13 points. T...

  • Dragons Continue to be Victorious

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Sports Correspondent|Feb 1, 2024

    The Dragons faced two opponents, including the Bellwood-Antis Blue Devils and the Bald Eagle Area Eagles, for two more victories of 54-25 and 49-32. Against the Blue Devils, the Dragons had a balance of offense and defense, jumping to a 14-5 lead after the first quarter and holding their opponents scoreless in the second quarter for a 30-5 halftime score. The Dragons’ game held up throughout the second half of the game, leading to the victory. Eli Muthler led the scoring with 17 points while several other Dragons put up smaller numbers. A...

  • Lady Dragons Go Two for Three

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Sports Correspondent|Jan 25, 2024

    In a three-match week, the Lady Dragon basketball team faced the Philipsburg-Osceola Lady Mountaineers, the Bellwood-Antis Lady Blue Devils and the Johnstown Lady Trojans. The Lady Dragons found victories against the Mountaineers and the Trojans with respective scores of 59-23 and 46-32. The midweek game, however, left the Lady Dragons with a 42-35 loss. After outscoring the Mountaineers 25-2 in the first quarter, the Dragons’ dominance continued throughout the rest of the game. The Dragons l...

  • Dragons Fall to J-town Trojans

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Sports Correspondent|Jan 25, 2024

    In a week with two matches against the Philipsburg-Osceola Mountaineers and the Johnstown Trojans, the Dragons found themselves with a dominating 65-27 victory early in the week only to fall in a narrow 50-45 game to finish it. Against the Mountaineers, the Dragons jumped out to an early eight-point lead after the first quarter and maintained it for the rest of the game, including the 36-14 halftime score. This continued for the rest of the match, including when the Dragons held their opponents...

  • Dragons Find Victory in Rematch

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Sports Correspondent|Jan 18, 2024

    In a rematch against the Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers, the Dragons found themselves in another close match that narrowly ended with their 51-48 victory. At the end of the week, the Dragons also found a 59-47 victory over the Huntingdon Bearcats. Against the Tigers, the first half had five ties and nine lead changes, indicating what a truly close game this was. The Tigers took an early lead after the first, but the Dragons responded to tie the game at 27 points apiece by half. The Tigers took a...

  • Lady Dragons Fall to Two Opponents

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Sports Correspondent|Jan 18, 2024

    In a two-match week, the Lady Dragons faced both the Hollidaysburg Lady Golden Tigers and the Huntingdon Lady Bearcats. The Dragons fell to both with scores of 57-32 and 50-36 respectively. Against the Tigers, the Dragons fell into a deficit early in the game, trailing by 11 after the first quarter. A 33-15 halftime score befell the losing Dragons soon after. The third quarter did not yield much better results, however, in the fourth quarter the Dragons began to find their rhythm, scoring 12. Sadly, it wasn’t enough to overtake the Tigers, e...

  • Lady Dragons Triumph Over Eagles

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Jan 11, 2024

    In their two matches against the Tyrone Lady Golden Eagles and the Bishop McCourt Lady Crushers, the Lady Dragons found themselves triumphant with a 45-27 win over the Eagles but fell to the Crushers 57-24 to finish the week. The Dragons’ dominating victory early in the week came from a well-balanced offensive attack. The Dragons’ lead scorer was Bralyn Ellis with 14 points, while Megan Diehl added 12 herself for the victory. With a record of 5-5, the Lady Dragons head into their next week with matchups against the Hollidaysburg Lady Gol...

  • Dragons Top Two Tough Opponents

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Jan 11, 2024

    The Dragons faced two tough opponents in the Laurel Highlands Athletic conference in the Tyrone Golden Eagles and the Bishop McCourt Crushers. An astounding defensive effort throughout the week left the Dragons with 46-35 and 48-33 victories respectively. In the match against the Eagles, who had averaged above 70 points per game up until this point, the Dragon defense severely limited their opponent’s offensive capabilities. After the first quarter, the Dragons led 13-7. Despite the Eagles taking a 14-13 lead early in the second quarter, the Dr...

  • Lady Dragons Triumph after First-Quarter Deficit

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Dec 21, 2023

    The Lady Dragon Basketball team traveled to face the Penns Valley Rams in their sole game for the week. The game started slowly for the Dragons, with the first quarter ending with the Dragons seven points behind. By halftime, however, the Dragons pulled ahead with a small lead of 24-22. The Dragons extended their lead by two after a high-scoring third quarter from both teams, then jumped to an even bigger lead, cementing their 59-46 victory. Bralyn Ellis led the scoring for the Dragons with 11 points, while Morgan Knepp also had double digit...

  • Dragon Basketball Takes Home Three

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Dec 21, 2023

    The Dragons faced three opponents throughout the week, including the Penns Valley Rams, the Harmony Area Owls, and the Bedford Bison. The Dragons came out on top in all three matchups, with scores of 57-49, 70-40 and 50-42 respectively. Against the Rams, the Dragons edged out a two-point lead after the first quarter and bumped that number up with a 22-18 halftime advantage. The Dragons continued in the third quarter, increasing their lead to eight heading into the final quarter where they mainta...

  • Dragon Basketball Thrives in Opening Week With Two Victories

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Dec 14, 2023

    In their opening week, the Central Dragon Boys Basketball team faced the Clearfield Bison and the Penn Cambria Panthers, finding victory against both with scores of 50-34 and 59-57. Early in the week, the Dragons traveled to face the Bison in their first match of the year. A normal start left the Dragons ahead by two points at the end of the first quarter; a fantastic second quarter followed with the Dragons scoring 22 to attain a 31-17 halftime lead. The Dragons kept their lead through the...

  • Lady Dragon Basketball Overcomes Bison, Not Panthers

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Dec 14, 2023

    In a two-game week against the Clearfield Lady Bison and the Penn Cambria Lady Panthers, the Lady Dragons found a 57-43 victory over the Bison while suffering a 49-34 loss against the Panthers. In the opening half, the Dragons led by a mere three points over the Bison, scoring 11 in the first quarter and 14 in the second for a 25-22 halftime score. They kept this lead heading into the fourth, where a huge quarter left them with the 14-point advantage and the victory. Morgan Knepp scored a...

  • Lady Dragon Basketball Opens Season in Tourney

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Dec 7, 2023

    The Lady Dragon Basketball team opened their season with two games in a tournament: first against the Marion Center Lady Stingers and the West Shamokin Lady Wolves. After suffering a 49-30 loss, the Dragons bounced back in the second matchup with a 44-31 victory. In the match against Marion Center, the Dragons knew they were going into a tough matchup. Their opponent was a previous state-playoff contender with all five returning starters. The Dragons kept the game close until the Stingers made a run in the third quarter whilst halting the...

  • Central's Undefeated Season Ends

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Nov 30, 2023

    The Central Scarlet Dragon Football team faced the Hickory Hornets, the champion from District 10, and sadly came up short of a victory, suffering a 26-13 loss to end their season. The first half came with multiple interceptions by the Hickory defense, rendering the Dragon offense useless as their scoreboard was left at zero after the first half. On the other hand, one field goal in the first quarter and a touchdown in the second left the Hornets with a 10-point advantage. The Hornets scored...

  • Dragons Advance after Nail-Biting Victory

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Nov 22, 2023

    In the first round of the Class AAA state playoffs, the Central Scarlet Dragon football team faced an opponent from earlier in their season, the Clearfield Bison. Earlier in the season, the Dragons had overcome the Bison with a score of 27-20, but this week told a different story. Despite receiving to start the game, the Dragons' running offensive drive was halted after four unsuccessful passing attempts led to a turnover on downs. The Bison responded with a touchdown to take the lead. The Drago...

  • Dragon Football Crowned Quadfecta District Champions

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Nov 16, 2023

    Returning to the District 6 AAA championship game for the fourth year in a row, the Central Scarlet Dragon Football team faced the Penn Cambria Panthers for a third consecutive year. After blowing out their opponents in years past, a much tighter game left the Dragons one score ahead at the final buzzer, earning a quadfecta for their season: four-time champions with a perfect season to match it. The Dragons received to open the game, working their way downfield to take the lead via a one-yard...

  • Lady Dragons Triumphs in Shootout Victory

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Nov 9, 2023

    The Dragons continued their playoff run with a 2-0 victory over the Forest Hills Lady Rangers early in the week. This led to the Dragons facing the Bedford Lady Bison in the District 5/6 Championship match, where Central took home a 5-4 shootout victory. The Dragons’ two goals against the Rangers both came from Carli Hart, scoring once at the beginning of each half with an assist from Kira Trexler each time. The offensive-intensive game left the Dragons with possession of the ball for 64 percent of the game, and 23 attempted shots. Against t...

  • Lady Dragon Soccer Crushes Eagles

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Nov 2, 2023

    In the playoff opener for the Lady Dragon Soccer team, they faced the Somerset Lady Eagles. After holding a lead for the entire game, the Lady Dragons finished with a score of 3-1. After Lakkyn Dibert scored a goal in the first half, assisted by Leya Hazenstab, this lead would continue for the duration of the half. Kira Trexler scored twice in the second half, once assisted by Addison Long and another unassisted for a 3-0 Dragon lead. The Eagles scored a singular goal at the very end of the...

  • Dragons Dominate in LHAC Championship

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Nov 2, 2023

    In a battle of the unbeaten teams, the Central Dragons squared off against the Richland Rams for what was meant to be a battle of epic proportions. However, with the Rams suffering a number of injuries, the Dragons dominated the matchup, crushing their opponents with a score of 43-15. Without a doubt, the Dragons had an astounding game, possibly the best of their season whilst finishing their undefeated regular season and celebrating their Senior Night. This truly showed in the first half,...

  • Lady Dragon Soccer Finishes Season Victoriously

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Oct 26, 2023

    In the final matchup of their regular season, the Lady Dragon Soccer team faced the Huntingdon Lady Bearcats at home. The Dragons’ combined effort allowed the 6-4 victory over the Bearcats. In the first half, the Dragons let up an early goal, but bounced back with a goal by Bethanie Kensinger assisted by Paiton Campbell. The Bearcats scored once again, but the Dragons responded with three more of their own before the half ended. The first was from Lakkyn Dibert, assisted by Carlie Hart, followed by an unassisted goal by Campbell and then a f...

  • Dragon Football Pulls Ahead in Nail-Biting Victory

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Oct 26, 2023

    Facing one of their toughest opponents yet, the Dragons were happy to return to their home field after their past three away games. Against the Clearfield Bison, some second-half struggles from the Dragons led to a nail-biter in which the Dragons narrowly pulled ahead for a 27-21 victory. The Dragons received to open the game, moving downfield quickly to score with a four-yard reception by Jack Dunn. The Dragons regained possession and scored once again in the second quarter with another 17-yard...

  • Lady Dragon Volleyball Ends Season, Honors Seniors

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Oct 26, 2023

    In their final matches of the year, the Lady Dragon Volleyball team faced the Northern Bedford County Lady Panthers for their Senior Night at home and then traveled to face the Bald Eagle Area Lady Eagles. The Dragons found a 4-1 victory in their home match but were defeated in their final game 3-0. Against the Northern Bedford County Lady Panthers, a tough first set left the Dragons down a set after a 27-25 score. However, the Dragons bounced back quickly, winning the next three to secure the...

  • Dragon Football Downs Bisons With Second-Half Domination

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Oct 19, 2023

    The Central Dragon Football team traveled to face the Bedford Bisons last week for their eighth week of the regular season. After a very slow first half, the Dragons took off on both offense and defense to end with a 42-7 victory. After the Dragons kicked off to the Bisons to start the game, possession of the ball drifted between the two for a scoreless first quarter. The Dragons then scored early in the second quarter with a 30-yard touchdown reception by Jacob Benton to take a small lead. With a little more than a minute remaining in the...

  • Lady Dragon Soccer Falls in Close Matches

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Oct 19, 2023

    The Lady Dragon Soccer team faced both the Tyrone Lady Golden Eagles and the Bishop Guilfoyle Lady Marauders in the prior week, falling to both with scores of 2-1 and 3-2 respectively. Against the Golden Eagles, the Dragons started with the lead after Kira Trexler scored in the first half, assisted by Leya Hazenstab. Sadly, in the second half, the Eagles scored two goals less than a minute apart to create a deficit that the Dragons couldn't come back from. The Dragons faced a similar fate in their match against the Marauders. After a pair of...

  • Lady Dragons Go 50/50

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Oct 19, 2023

    In a week with two matches, the Lady Dragon Volleyball team found one loss and one victory. Their loss came against the Hollidaysburg Lady Tigers with a score of 3-0, while their victory came over the Bishop Guilfoyle Lady Marauders with a score of 3-0 as well. Against the Tigers, the Dragons had a slow night and sadly took a loss in all three sets with scores of 25-19, 25-16 and 25-12. Kaitlyn Weitzel had four kills and four aces, while Amber Shade had five assists. Against the Marauders, howev...

  • Lady Dragon Soccer Triumphs in Undefeated Week

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Oct 12, 2023

    The Lady Dragon Soccer team faced three opponents throughout the week and found victory against each. The Dragons found a 1-0 victory over the Philipsburg-Osceola Lady Mountaineers, a 2-1 victory over the Bellefonte Lady Red Raiders, and a 4-2 victory over the Huntingdon Lady Bearcats. The Dragons’ sole goal against the Mountaineers came from Kira Trexler at the 24-minute mark in the first half. Goalkeeper Lacey Ripka led the Dragon defense to a shutout with four saves. The Dragons had an early, first-half goal against the Red Raiders by B...

  • CHS Volleyball Tops Trojans

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Oct 12, 2023

    In a three-match week, the Lady Dragon Volleyball team found a 3-1 victory against the Johnstown Lady Trojans, despite two losses to the Tyrone Lady Golden Eagles and the Philipsburg-Osceola Lady Mountaineers, both with scores of 3-0. Against the Golden Eagles, the Dragons lost in three close sets with scores of 26-24, 25-10 and 25-19. Kaitlyn Weitzel had five kills and five aces, while Amber Shade had 14 assists. Makenna Kocsis also had 18 good digs. In the match against the Mountaineers, the outcome was much the same for the Dragons. The set...

  • Dragon Football Narrowly Clings to Victory Over Rams

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Oct 12, 2023

    After amassing a 28-0 halftime score on a cold and rainy night against the Penns Valley Rams, the second half was entirely scoreless for the Dragons. Defense was enough, however, to keep the Rams' score to a mere 14 points, ending the game with a winning score of 28-14 for Central. Midway through the first quarter, the Dragons began their first-half triumph with a 19-yard touchdown reception by Jack Dunn. A two-point conversion with a pass from Hunter Smith to Troy Butler left the score at 8-0 f...

  • Central Volleyball Tops Bison in Week of Three

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Oct 5, 2023

    In a week of three matches, the Lady Dragon Volleyball team faced the Penns Valley Lady Rams, the Clearfield Lady Bison and the Westmont Hilltop Lady Hilltoppers. The Dragons’ sole victory for the week came from Clearfield with a score of 3-0. However, against the Rams, the Dragons suffered a 3-0 loss, and similarly with the Hilltoppers, the Dragons had a 3-1 loss. Against the Rams, the Dragons suffered a 3-0 shutout loss, with set scores of 25-12, 25-19 and 25-22. Kaitlyn Weitzel had 10 good digs and two aces, while Dessa Boyles had four k...

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