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  • Claysburg Winter Volleyball League Wins One

    HOLLY ACKER, For the Herald|Feb 23, 2023

    On Sunday night, the Bulldog Winter Battle volleyball league continued as Claysburg faced off against Huntington, Juniata Valley and Northern Bedford. Up first, the Lady Bulldogs maintained an impressive lead against Huntington, winning their first set 25-14. Getting into the swing of things, Claysburg won their second set with a 7-point lead and a final score of 25-18. They won their last set, 25-20. After winning their first match, the Lady Bulldogs were pitted against the Juniata Valley Hornets. During the first set, both teams fought hard a...

  • Claysburg Winter Volleyball Defeats Two Opponents

    HOLLY ACKER, For the Herald|Jan 26, 2023

    The Bulldog Winter Battle volleyball league concluded its second week of matches on Sunday night. Claysburg’s first opponent of the evening was Juniata Valley. The Lady Bulldogs maintained a narrow lead for their first two sets. Claysburg won by two for the first set, with 25-23 as the final score. Per the league’s rules, by reaching 27 points, the Lady Bulldogs won their second set, 27-26, as Juniata Valley trailed behind. However, Claysburg struggled during the third set, losing 17-25, with the Hornets pulling ahead by 8 points. During the...

  • Winter Volleyball League Starts

    HOLLY ACKER|Jan 19, 2023

    The Claysburg Bulldog Girls’ Volleyball team kicked off the Bulldog Winter Battle league on Sunday. Four teams are participating in the league, including Juniata Valley, Huntingdon, Northern Bedford, and Claysburg Kimmel. The league will unfold over five weeks and conclude in March when a series of playoff games will determine a final winner. Currently, the scores are as follows: Juniata Valley 5-1, Claysburg Kimmel 4-2, Northern Bedford 3-3, and Huntingdon 0-6....

  • Lady Bulldogs Lag Behind After Strong Start

    HOLLY ACKER, For the Herald|Dec 29, 2022

    On Wednesday night, the Claysburg Lady Bulldogs defeated the Mount Union Trojans 41-37. Despite being down a starter, the Bulldogs still started off strong going into the first and second quarters, and at halftime, Claysburg had a solid 14-point lead as the Trojans lagged behind. However, the game wasn’t over yet, and despite the Bulldogs’ best efforts, Mount Union managed to even the score late in the fourth quarter. According to Claysburg’s head coach, James Garver, “[The Lady Bulldogs] let a big lead slip away, and Mount Union tied the gam...

  • Bulldog Basketball Fights Against Opponents

    HOLLY ACKER, For the Herald|Dec 22, 2022

    C-K Junior High Basketball On Wednesday, the Claysburg Kimmel Junior High boys' basketball team faced off against the West Branch Warriors. Despite having a home court advantage, Claysburg "started off slow," according to coach Evan Ritchey. However, by halftime, the team had found its momentum and put a total of 26 points on the scoreboard. Ritchey commented on his players' performances, saying, "We gained a good lead but had a shaky second half." Looking back on the game, Ritchey highlighted...

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