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  • Roger Lee Eicher

    Apr 28, 2022

    Roger Lee Eicher, 80, a resident at Graystone Court, Hollidaysburg, passed away Sunday April 17, 2022, at home after a brief illness. He was born June 13, 1941, in Hollidaysburg the son of the late Charles T. and Margaret L. (Lingenfelter) Eicher. He is survived by three brothers: Charles Duane Eicher and wife Ginger of State College, Ronald A. Eicher and wife Darlene of Hollidaysburg, and William B. Eicher and wife Mary Ann of Hollidaysburg; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Daryl E. Eicher. Roger was a 1959...

  • Betty L. Baker

    Apr 28, 2022

    Betty L. Baker, 81, of New Enterprise, passed away April 21, 2022, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. She was born Dec. 11, 1940, in Roaring Spring; daughter of the late Charles A. and V. Romaine (Replogle) Baker. Betty was a Class of 1958 Graduate of Northern Bedford High School and attended the Altoona School of Commerce. She retired from New Enterprise Stone & Lime Company in the Personnel Department. Betty loved her church, the New Enterprise Church of the Brethren, and...

  • Arthur E. Larson

    Apr 28, 2022

    Arthur E. Larson, 76, born in Leechburg, and recent resident of Los Angeles, California, passed in the early morning of April 1, 2022, after a sudden illness. He knew the love and nearness of his family, hearing their voices and sharing good memories and messages of care, love and prayer before he passed. Art was born Feb. 23, 1946, to the late Clarence L. Larson and Louise E. (Shutt) Larson. He cherished his daughter, Nicole Wiemer, her husband Michael and his grandchildren, Jake and...

  • Betty F. Stern

    Apr 28, 2022

    Betty F. Stern, 94, of Martinsburg, went to join her Lord and Savior Tuesday evening, April 19, 2022, at her home. She was born June 12, 1927, in Cessna, daughter of the late Humphrey and Mary E. (Walter) Heltzel. On Nov. 23, 1946, she married Paul H. Stern in Cumberland, Md. She is survived her beloved husband of 75 years; a daughter, Donna J. Bolesta (Ron) of Downingtown; two sons: Gary L. Stern (Anne) and Eddie J. Stern (Lorraine), both of Martinsburg; 17 grandchildren; and 30...

  • H. Eugene Koontz

    Apr 28, 2022

    H. Eugene Koontz, 92, of Friends Cove, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2022. He was born Dec. 17, 1929, in Bedford. He was the son of the late Dennis E. and Gladys F. (Morgart) Koontz. On March 5, 1950, in Bedford, he married Rosemary (Koozer) Koontz, who preceded him in death April 8, 2002. He is survived by two children: G. Scott Koontz and wife Barbara, and Susan Koontz Eberhart, both of Bedford; seven grandchildren: Joel, Heather, Elicia, Andrew, Alison, Chelsea, and Kyle; 14...

  • John A. Freidenbloom Jr.

    Apr 28, 2022

    John A. Freidenbloom Jr., 79, of West Loop, rural Hollidaysburg, passed away peacefully with his daughter at his side, following a brief illness, Sunday, April 24, 2022, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. He was born May 10, 1942, in Hollidaysburg, son of the late John A. Sr. and Gretna M. (Stiffler) Freidenbloom. He is survived by a daughter, Beth E. Smith (Dwayne) of East Freedom; three grandchildren: Brooke J. Hoover (Justin) of Martinsburg, Brittany E. Smith of East Freedom...

  • PennDOT Invites Pa. to Share Feedback on Winter Services

    Apr 28, 2022

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is seeking the public’s feedback on winter services through an online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/2022PDWinter. “Winter operations are among our core services and our team takes pride in their mission,” said PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian. “Through this survey, the public can help us measure expectations and identify education opportunities.” The survey is available through April 29 and should take about five minutes to complete. All responses are completely anonymous....

  • Dick Schoolhouse Future Open For Discussion

    Apr 28, 2022

    The Blair County Historical Society has scheduled a meeting to solicit ideas for the future of the historic Dick Schoolhouse on Wednesday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Roaring Spring Train Station. All those interested in the future of the building are invited to attend and share their ideas for the use and preservation of the building....

  • Newcomers to the Cove: And More Cove Names

    JOSEPH WALK, For the Herald|Apr 28, 2022

    This is the third and final article about names in the Cove written from a newcomer’s perspective. It was fun figuring out why places in the Cove were so named. Rodman is located in Taylor Township between Roaring Spring and McKee. Two iron furnaces were built, one in 1862 and the other in 1872, by Knapp and Company. In 1873, there was a financial panic and subsequent depression which forced operations at both furnaces to cease. The Blair Iron and Coal Company leased the furnaces in 1877 but in 1885 the furnaces were shut down and dismantled...

  • A Summer of Fun at Roaring Spring Community Library

    Apr 28, 2022

    Summer is just around the corner! It will soon be time for barbecues and swimming pools. The arrival of summer also means a summer of fun at Roaring Spring Community Library! This summer we will be bringing back some old favorites as well as adding some new programs to make 2022 fun, educational and memorable for our community youth. In partnership with the Roaring Spring Borough, Friendship Fire Company, Penn State Master Gardeners and the Penn State Cooperative Extension, we at the Roaring Spring Community Library are excited to offer: Some...

  • New Partnership With Spotlight Pa To Provide Blair, Bedford Counties With More Investigative Journalism

    CHRISTOPHER BAXTER, Executive Director and Editor In Chief Of Spotlight Pa|Apr 28, 2022

    More and more of Pennsylvania’s sprawling and costly bureaucracy operated without scrutiny from investigative reporters, the watchdogs tracking how our hard-earned tax dollars are spent and demanding answers from lawmakers about waste, fraud, and abuse. Together, we can restore accountability. I’m proud to introduce you to Spotlight PA, an ambitious, statewide, and member-funded newsroom based in Harrisburg with the mission of holding the powerful in Pennsylvania to account through hard-hitting investigative journalism. Spotlight PA is an u...

  • 125 Years Ago

    Apr 28, 2022

    Herald of April 29, 1897 Isaac Lykens, of Mines advertising agent for Wm. Gable & Co., Altoona, was perambulating the Martinsburg streets. W. S. Campbell, a former Martinsburg, Blair County, boy but now a leading lawyer of Philadelphia, left last Saturday for a four month tour in Europe. The Martinsburg Normal school, Prof. W. S. Kagarise, principal, opened Monday in the public school building with thirty-three scholars in attendance. There were 15 waifs in the Children’s Home. Forty Blair County merchants escaped the payment of mercantile...

  • 50 Years Ago

    Apr 28, 2022

    Herald of May 4, 1972 Construction was expected to begin on a home for the aged in Martinsburg by Homewood Church Home Inc. The 67-bed home was scheduled to open in August of 1973 and would be affiliated with the United Church of Christ. Maurice A. Lawruk Builder, Inc. of Altoona was named general contractor. The Roaring Spring Friendship Fire Company purchased a new 1972 Pontiac Bonneville ambulance. It replaced the 1964 yellow Cadillac ambulance that was traded for the new vehicle. The company was keeping their second ambulance, a 1966...

  • 100 Years Ago

    Apr 28, 2022

    Herald of May 1, 1922 The local school term closed successfully due to the corps of teachers who so faithfully and energetically carried on the work. Miss Mary J. Grafius was principal and Water E. Hess was the assistant principal. Grade teachers were Miss Emma Benson, Mrs. W. R. Straesser, Miss Anna Martin, and Miss Sara Bridenbaugh. Baccalaureate services were held in the Memorial Church of the Brethren, with the spacious edifice filled to its capacity. The sermon was delivered by Rev. M. R. Brumbaugh, who gave an able address well...

  • 25 Years Ago

    Apr 28, 2022

    Herald of May 1, 1997 Two Central High School teachers received Fulbright grants to study overseas. Barbara Clark, a business instructor, was headed to Russia and Marlys Hershberger, a Spanish instructor, was traveling to Costa Rica for four weeks. The Williamsburg Municipal Authority opened bids for the planned $4 million dollar upgrade to the water system and found that the low bid was a quarter of a million dollars less than the engineers’ estimate. The Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company received a new tanker truck that could haul 2,750...

  • 75 Years Ago

    Apr 28, 2022

    Herald of May 1, 1947 Dr. Raymond Robinson of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Instruction presented some statistics to local school directors of the Cove. Dr. Robinson spoke on the advantages of reorganization of the schools to combine under the control of one administrator. Enrollment and property assessments were falling in the Cove, and combining services had a financial advantage. Local school directors were hoping the increase in births of “war babies” would reverse the trend. The school board agreed to discuss the possibility...

  • 10 Years Ago

    Apr 28, 2022

    Herald of May 3, 2012 Local schools faced with budget deficits were discussing cutting sports programs to make ends meet. Swimming was on the block at Central as school directors were considering cooperating with Hollidaysburg to allow Central students to compete on their team. The Kids Cove Theater was preparing to present the Christian musical “The Amazing Grace Race” at the Cove Lions Building in Loysburg. The theater company was a volunteer effort for Cove kids in grades first through eighth grade. The Morrisons Cove Memorial Park was...

  • This is My Father's World

    Linda Weko|Apr 28, 2022

    I think I have written before about how much I enjoy nature. There is a sense of order, of majesty, of serenity, that greets me whenever I spend time outside. A few years ago, my close friend got a side-by-side ATV, and we spent many evenings riding through the woods around her property looking for deer, turkey, the seasonal flora that is fun to watch unfold. My daily walks also point me to the glory God has created for us in this section of Pennsylvania. But as much as I love the serenity that...

  • Thought for the Week

    Pastor Earl Herr|Apr 28, 2022

    Saturday is Sabbath. Everyone rests. Jesus rests in the tomb. Sunday, Sabbath is over. Before dawn, women came to do a better job of preparing Jesus’ body for burial than they think the men did. Their chief concern was, “Who or how could the huge stone be removed from the entrance of the tomb?” As they get close enough to see clearly, the stone is rolled away. Jesus had told His disciples that He would rise again. They did not comprehend or remember. There had been an earthquake. There...

  • The 71st Annual National Day of Prayer Event To be held Thursday, May 5

    Apr 28, 2022

    The Blair County 71st Annual National Day of Prayer event this year will be a drive-in event held at the Legion Park, N. Juniata Street, Hollidaysburg, on Thursday, May 5, 2022, beginning at noon. The Theme is “Exalt the Lord Who Established Us,” taken from Colossians 2:6-7. The keynote speaker will be Congressman Dr. John Joyce. This is a nondenominational prayer service with local pastors and leaders from various denominations as well as government leaders participating. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at First...

  • Public Notices

    Apr 28, 2022

    ABANDONED VEHICLES The following abandoned vehicles will be sold at public auction at Walter’s Auto Wrecking, 403 Walter’s Lane, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, on April 30, 2022 at 10am. Vehicles: 2007 Nissan, VIN# 5N1BV28U57N117143; 2003 Ford, VIN# 1FTYR15EX3PB72910; 2002 Subaru, VIN# 4S3BE645327213361. NOTE: There will be a minimum bid and the title will be branded Formerly Abandoned. For more information, Call 814-696-0310. REQUEST FOR BIDS FOR THE ROARING SPRING BOROUGH FOR HOURLY RATE FOR CONTRACT LABOR & HOURLY EQUIPMENT RATE FOR EMERGENCY... Full story

  • Students From Blair County Graduate From IUP

    Apr 28, 2022

    The following students from Blair County have completed requirements for graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as of December 2021 or January 2022. A complete listing of December 2021 and January 2022 graduates is available at www.iup.edu. Blair County graduates, their hometowns, majors, and degrees are: Hollidaysburg: Suzannah Victoria Cannon, North Montgomery Street, M.Ed. in Special Education; Rachel Marie Gualdoni, Sycamore Drive, B.S.Ed. in Health and Physical Education/Community Health Education Williamsburg: Chase Nicholas...

  • What Does The Detection of Avian Flu Mean For Pa.?

    Apr 28, 2022

    Pennsylvania is the latest state to report a confirmed detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza, or HPAI, in a commercial poultry flock, leading state officials, industry leaders and Penn State poultry specialists to redouble efforts to contain the virus and educate producers, backyard flock owners and the public about the disease. What does it mean for the state’s poultry industry now that the virus has made its way into a commercial flock? What can poultry producers and small-flock owners do to reduce the risk of spread? And does HPAI...

  • AAA: Gas Prices Down in Pa.

    Apr 28, 2022

    Gas prices are two cents lower in Western Pennsylvania this week at $4.186 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices Western Pennsylvania avg. – $4.186 Average price during the week of April 18, 2022 – $4.204 Average price during the week of April 26, 2021 –$3.035 Trend Analysis Despite several weeks of declining prices, the national average for a gallon of regular gas has risen four cents over the past week to $4.12. Concerns that less Russian oil will enter the global market combined wi...

  • Pa. 'On Track' For Economic Recovery, According to State Workforce Center

    Apr 28, 2022

    Nationally, recovery from the pandemic-induced recession continues, with most measures of economic activity showing improvement over their 2020 extremes, but not yet at pre-pandemic levels, according to the Pa. Department of Labor & Industry’s (L&I’s) Center for Workforce Information and Analysis (CWIA). The CWIA is Pennsylvania’s hub for local and regional labor-market trends, data analysis and economic insights. “Pennsylvania is on track for a strong economic recovery from the pandemic-induced recession, but we are not yet back to...

  • Pa.'s Unemployment Rate Falls To 4.9 Percent in March

    Apr 28, 2022

    The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released its preliminary employment situation report for March 2022. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was down two-tenths of a percentage point over the month to 4.9 percent in March. The U.S. unemployment rate was also down two-tenths of a percentage point, declining to 3.6 percent in March. The commonwealth’s unemployment rate was 2.2 percentage points below its March 2021 level and the national rate was down 2.4 percentage points over the year. Pennsylvania’s civilian labor force...

  • Job Fair to be Held In Bedford County

    Apr 28, 2022

    A job fair will be held May 19 at the Bedford County Fairgrounds, 4-H Building. WHAT: Job Fair – Thursday, May 19, hosted by PA CareerLink and community partners. WHERE: Bedford County Fairgrounds: 4-H building, 729 W Pitt St, Bedford, PA, 15522 WHEN/WHO: 9:30 a.m. – Reserved for Veterans 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Open to the public WHY: Forty-five area employers from all industries will be recruiting and hiring at this job fair. The Bedford County unemployment rate is at a low 4.1 percent, so employers are eager to talk with all job seekers...

  • Advice: Book Memorial Day Travel Now

    Apr 28, 2022

    With the official start to summer fast approaching, AAA wants travelers to know if they’re planning a Memorial Day getaway, they should start preparing now. AAA Travel booking data shows that reservations for flights, rental cars, cruises and hotels for Memorial Day are up 122 percent over last year. “Americans are enthusiastically making their summer travel plans despite record high gas prices this spring,” according to Bevi Powell, senior vice president, AAA East Central. “Travelers are looking for ways to save and are finding that...

  • HASD Board Looks at Enrollment, Staffing

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Hollidaysburg Correspondent|Apr 28, 2022

    The Hollidaysburg Area School District Board of Directors Committee of the Whole/Voting meeting was held Wednesday, April 13, at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High Library at 7 p.m. Vice President Manny Nichols introduced his idea of a new board committee to discuss the formation of a committee for the purposes of exploring alternative funding and tax options to meet the funding needs of the district and lessen the burden on community members, particularly senior citizens. Nichols said he is seeking new funding streams to give those 65 years...

  • HACP Discusses New Websites in Use

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Hollidaysburg Correspondent|Apr 28, 2022

    The April monthly meeting of the Hollidaysburg Area Community Community Partnership (HACP) was highlighted by the introduction of new board member Mandy Bowman and the Marketing/Program Committee’s announcements of planned upcoming events in the borough. The planned Third in the Burg with downtown merchants will be promoted very soon. It is scheduled to begin May 20. The Window Easter Egg Hunt, with over 50 businesses participating, ran through April 17. Two winners were chosen. Tiffany Stucky is meeting with Hollidaysburg Library Children an...

  • Hollidaysburg Borough Council Discusses Summer Activities

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Hollidaysburg Correspondent|Apr 28, 2022

    The April monthly meeting of the Hollidaysburg Borough Council was held at council chambers beginning with staff reports. Borough Manager James Gehret reported the audit from 2021 was completed and the borough did well. Planning, Zoning, and Code Enforcement Director Gerald Harbison reported that the zoning board will be holding a meeting for the first time in over a year. Community Relations and Events Director Melanie Ramsey announced upcoming summer events to happen in the borough. On Allegheny Street, there will be a Summer Concert Series...

  • National Library Week Recognized

    Apr 28, 2022

    Hollidaysburg Mayor Joe Pompa and Councilman Ray Mielnik present Youth Director at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library Pennie Cadwallader with an official proclamation for National Library Week....

  • Hollidaysburg Heritage Guided Tours This Spring

    ERIC SHIELDS, Hollidaysburg Correspondent|Apr 28, 2022

    Hollidaysburg Heritage Guided Tours Spring season runs Saturdays from April 30 through June 4, 2022. All dates provide the popular brunch option, at the U.S. Hotel and Tavern, with brunch beginning at 11 a.m. and including an informative presentation to enrich the overall tour experience. Tours are recommended for anyone interested in history, architecture, engineering marvels, or just an enjoyable, educational event. Three different tours will be offered this spring: Canal Basin, North Montgomery and Allegheny/Walnut. The Canal Basin tour...

  • 'Brandon' Sweatshirt Raises Dress Code Questions for Williamsburg Schools

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Apr 28, 2022

    A “Let’s Go Brandon” sweatshirt sparked debate during last Tuesday evening’s Williamsburg Community School Board meeting. According to Frank and Tracy Despot, their son asked a teacher about wearing the sweatshirt, and the teacher “wasn’t sure if it would be appropriate.” The Despots came to the meeting wanting clarity regarding the dress code. Superintendent Lisa Murgas brought out the dress code policy and read it to the board. The policy prohibits what could be deemed “offensive” clothing. The board then went into...

  • Williamsburg Says Goodbye to Jones

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Apr 28, 2022

    Though Michael Jones, the current secondary principal at Williamsburg Community School District, will be leaving the district following the Class of 2022 graduation, his mark on the district will remain. Jones is leaving to pursue a career in ministry. Jones began his tenure as principal in 2017, following a position teaching at Penn Cambria School District. Jones said that while teaching at Penn Cambria, he earned his principal K-12 certification from California University of Pennsylvania. For...

  • Ask the Williamsburgers

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Apr 28, 2022

    My parents, Rick and Suzanne (shown in the photo) celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this past Tuesday, April 26. Being in the wedding spirit, I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg – What was one of the best memories you have of your wedding or wedding day? Here is what a few had to say: Kirstie Stayduhar: My husband lost his wedding band. When we got home, he noticed his wedding band was missing. We drove back to the reception and found it on the ground. Brittany Clowson: My wedding day was absolutely perfect but my favorite...

  • Catharine Township Supervisors Continue to Look at Farm Show Lease

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Apr 28, 2022

    For the last several months, Catharine Township supervisors have been examining the Farm Show lease, as it has been expired for many years. During last Thursday evening’s supervisors’ meeting, a sample of a lease was presented to the supervisors. After much discussion, the supervisors said that they want to make changes to the lease. A resident in attendance inquired about buying 0.15 acres of the land in the Farm Show lease, but no further discussion was held. Roadway 911 asked for supervisors to name a new road in the township, Solitude L...

  • Denny Shoemaker: The Eagle Expert

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Apr 28, 2022

    Denny Shoemaker is a lifetime resident of Woodbury and very well known throughout the Cove. He worked for New Enterprise Stone and Lime for over 20 years, but he is best known for his love of eagles and wildlife and his great photography. When Shoemaker was in Portugal in 1974 for the military, he found donkeys and carts being used for garbage trucks to be very picturesque. According to Shoemaker, it was like going back two hundred years. If he had been a photographer then, he would have snapped...

  • The Key to Finding Lime Kilns in the Cove

    KATHY MELLOTT, For the Herald|Apr 28, 2022

    Referred to at times as silent stone sentinels, lime kilns, once essential to sweeten Morrisons Cove’s farmland, are but a faint memory to many of our oldest residents. But a closer look at the countryside shows evidence that there were dozens of these furnaces within the Cove boundaries stretching from Williamsburg to Dunnings Mountain. “You can still see the remains of many if you know what you’re looking for,” Sheryl Hart, a lifelong Williamsburg resident said. That evidence is piles of stone along the banks of many country roads....

  • Closer Look at Distracted Driving In Pa.

    Apr 28, 2022

    Distracted driving citations in Pennsylvania continue to trend downward as data shows citations decreased by six percent in 2021, following a significant 47 percent decrease in 2020. Distracted-driving citations in Pennsylvania can be issued for 1) using headphones while driving, 2) using a handheld mobile phone while driving a commercial vehicle or 3) texting while driving. Texting includes sending, reading or writing a text-based message. This infographic highlights key data and demographics...

  • National Blue and Green Day at Nason

    Apr 28, 2022

    Conemaugh Nason Medical Center celebrated 2022 National Blue & Green Day on Friday, April 22, by encouraging staff to wear blue and green to promote the importance of registering as organ, tissue, and cornea donors. "It is the most important thing you can do to help the thousands of patients waiting for life-saving transplants," Barb Ritchey, CORE liaison at CNMC, said. "When you make A Pledge for Life, you have the potential to save up to eight people and give many more the opportunity to...

  • Farmers, State Agencies Remind Motorists to Drive Carefully on Rural Roads

    Apr 28, 2022

    Pennsylvania farmers are returning to their fields for spring planting, which means that drivers should be alert for large farm equipment on rural roadways. Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, and partners in state government, encouraged motorists to be cautious as part of Rural Roads Safety Week, April 18-23. Each year, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau partners with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the Pennsylvania State Police to spread the message of staying safe on rural roads during the...

  • Get Ready For Gobblers

    Apr 28, 2022

    Timing alone would make it special. Pennsylvania’s upcoming spring gobbler season – the state’s only big-game hunt outside of fall and winter – takes place when the world seems new, freshly green and alive. This year’s season began on Saturday, April 23, with a one-day hunt for junior and youth mentored hunters, then runs from Saturday, April 30, to Tuesday, May 31, for everyone else. But it has a lot more going for it than just that. Gobbler hunting is huge on excitement, too. There are few things as thrilling as calling in a wary...

  • Northern Bedford Baseball Shutout Against Forbes Road

    MATTHEW HALL, Student Correspondent|Apr 28, 2022

    Due to snow early in the week, the Panthers only played one game this week, beating Forbes Road at home by a score of 10-0 in five innings. The Panthers played solid in this one, collecting twelve hits and ten runs on the offensive side. On the pitching front, Reese Musselman started and threw three innings. In those innings, he went through nine batters in order, striking out eight. Eion Snider came on in relief and pitched the final two innings. He gave up two walks, one hit, and got four...

  • Let it Slide

    Apr 28, 2022

    Northern Bedford's Lacey Zelanko dives back to the first base bag on a pick off attempt in early inning action against Forbes Road at Northern Bedford High School. The Lady Panthers defeated Forbes Road 10-0....

  • Central Track: Girls Sweep, Boys Nearly Do the Same

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Apr 28, 2022

    Girls The Central Track team had a home quad meet against Richland, Bishop McCort, and Bishop Guilfoyle. The girls swept all three opponents, beating Richland 91.5-59.5, Bishop Carroll 132-5, and Bishop Guilfoyle 139-8. Against Richland, Heather Brumbaugh, Dana Heltzel, Julia Ritchey, and Jenna Smith placed 1st in the 4x800 relay with a time of 11.54.7. Elana Decker, Leah Johnston, Alayna Mingle, and Lakkyn Dibert placed 1st in the 4x100m relay with a time of 54.7. Dana Heltzel, Heather Brumbaugh, Jenna Smith, and Elana Decker placed 1st in...

  • Williamsburg Baseball Falls to Juniata Valley

    Apr 28, 2022

    Williamsburg baseball traveled to the Altoona Curve’s field, Peoples Natural Gas, to play against Juniata Valley. The Blue Pirates came up short, losing 7-4. While Williamsburg Senior Liam McGregor had six first-pitch strikes, and Senior Dylan Hartman had four, Junaita Valley’s Trey Wilson had 16. Editor’s Note: Information obtained from GameChanger....

  • Bump, Set, Spike for Dragon Victory

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Apr 28, 2022

    The Central Dragon Volleyball team traveled to Derry Area High School to face the Trojans. The Dragons came out victorious winning the first two sets 25-17, and 26-24. The Trojans were able to win a set over the Dragons 25-17, but the Dragons won the fourth set, 25-17, to win the match. Zeb Wyant led with 17 service points. Zach Wyant and Eli Lingenfelter each had seven. Luke Weber had six, Zach Gahagan contributed five, and Cayden Wright had four. Zeb Wyant had 12 kills and nine aces. Zach Wyant added 10 kills and 17 assists. Weber dished out...

  • Spring Cove Bowling Wins Championship

    Apr 28, 2022

    Spring Cove won the Altoona Youth Bowling Association 12u Scratch Team Championships held at the Frank Gearhart Lanes at the Bavarian Hall. Team members include (from left) Jordan Gojmerac, Jack Hetrick, Colby Gojmerac and Rory Martin....

  • Dragons Crush Opponents One by One

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Apr 28, 2022

    The Dragon Baseball team faced the Bishop McCort Crushers, the Somerset Eagles, and the Chestnut Ridge Lions this past week. A 10-0 victory over the Crushers and the Eagles, as well as a 10-1 victory over the Lions continues the Dragons undefeated season. Against the Crushers, the Dragons took an early lead by scoring one in the first inning. After scoring five more in the third, as well as one in the sixth, and 3 in the seventh, the game was an easy victory for the Dragons. Jonah Snowberger threw a complete one-hit game shutout, striking out...

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