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 By MATTHEW HALL    Sports    May 26, 2022 

Panthers Heading Into Playoffs

The Panthers went 0-2 this week to finish the regular season. They lost to Everett by a score of 10-0, and then dropped a close game with Juniata Valley by a score of 7-6. They ended the regular season with a record of 7-11. The Panthers advance...

 
 Sports    May 26, 2022 

Herald's Curve Ticket a Hit

Kaylie Gortney of Martinsburg was one of the Herald's random Curve ticket winners last week. She and her son (shown), Karter Patterson, 1, enjoyed the game. Make sure you like the Morrisons Cove...

 
 Sports    May 26, 2022 

You're Out!

Claysburg-Kimmel softball works hard to get West Branch out....

 
 Sports    May 26, 2022 

Getting Into Trouble

I sometimes write something in a column that a few readers find offensive. These readers are often not bashful about telling me about it. In a recent column about my son's harvesting a gobbler last sp...

 
 Sports    May 26, 2022 

Lady Dragons: Laurel Highlands Champions

As the Lady Dragons' regular season comes to a close, an 18-2 record gives them the edge in the Laurel Highlands conference, putting them at the top. The Lady Dragons started the week with an 11-8 win...

 
 By BRADY ALBRIGHT    Sports    May 26, 2022 

Dragon Baseball Finishes Undefeated

At the end of an undefeated season, the Central Dragon Baseball team are the champions of the Laurel Highlands Conference. An 8-5 victory over the Forest Hills Rangers ended the undefeated season for...

 
 Sports    May 26, 2022 

Tag! You're It!

Central teams slid into bases to see if they were safe or out....

 

Blue Pirates See Victory Against Tussey

Williamsburg baseball defeated Tussey Mountain 12-7 on Monday, May 16. In batting highlights, Rowan Gorsuch had 4 RBIs. In pitching highlights, Dylan Shawver threw 15 first-pitch strikes. The Pirates hit their stride in the third to fifth innings,...

 

Future of Deer Management Clouded by Coming Steep Decline in Hunter Numbers

Because so many deer hunters are aging out of the sport — and new hunters are not being recruited to replace them — deer management strategies will need to change to manage populations of whitetails in many states. That is the conclusion of Penn...

 

Morel Time Nearing End

After the first day of gobbler season had ended, several people told me I could concentrate on fly-fishing for the rest of the month. One of these was my son, Bob. However, he added, "You can go...

 
 By BRADY ALBRIGHT    Sports    May 19, 2022

Dragon Volleyball Takes First Loss of Season

The Central Dragon Volleyball team faced the Altoona Mountain Lions as well as the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders this week. The Mountain Lions gave the Dragons their first loss of the season, with the Dragons losing 3-1 sets. However, the Dragons were...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    Sports    May 19, 2022

Garver, Buell Sign Intent

Claysburg-Kimmel had two athletes sign their intent to continue at the collegiate level. Bailey Garver will continue her basketball career at Mount Union. Wyatt Buell will attend Juniata College and r...

 
 By BRADY ALBRIGHT    Sports    May 19, 2022

Dragon Softball Heating Up for Playoffs

In the past week, the Lady Dragons faced the Central Cambria Lady Red Devils, the Richland Lady Rams, had a double-header against the Bishop Guilfoyle Lady Marauders, and finished the week against the Philipsburg-Osceola Lady Mounties. The Lady...

 

Lady Pirates Pushing On

Williamsburg softball fell to Tussey Mountain 7-4....

 
 By MATTHEW HALL    Sports    May 19, 2022

Panthers End the Week with Big Win

The Panthers baseball team went 2-1 this week, beating Claysburg, losing at McConnellsburg, and beating Forbes Road. This moves their overall record to 7-9 on the year. To begin the week, the Panthers held on to beat Claysburg at home by a score of...

 
 By BRADY ALBRIGHT    Sports    May 19, 2022

Undefeated Season Continues For Dragon Baseball

The Central Dragon Baseball team remains undefeated after two more games against the Central Cambria Red Devils and the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders. A 10-0 victory over the Red Devils and a 15-0 victory over the Marauders leaves the Dragons with a...

 

Wild Turkey Concerns

Sportsmen know that Pennsylvania's flock of wild turkeys has been declining steadily for quite a few years now. Following the advice of its wild turkey biologist, Mary Jo Casalena, the Pennsylvania...

 
 By MATTHEW HALL    Sports    May 12, 2022

NBC Baseball Drops Games To Tussey and Everett

The Northern Bedford Panthers went 0-2 this week, dropping games to both Tussey and Everett. They are now 5-8 on the season, going 2-8 over their last ten games. To begin, the team lost a game to Tussey at home on Tuesday. It was a tied game at two...

 

Time-out for a Talk

Northern Bedford's Emily Green (left), Lydia Ritchey (middle) and catcher Deerin Davis talk during a time out during play against Claysburg Monday at Northern Bedford High School....

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    Sports    May 12, 2022

Central's Parker Gregg Receives Scholarship for College

After an amazing 2021 season, Central High School student Parker Gregg earned an all-state selection in football. He is the first player in PIAA history to gain 1,000 rushing and receiving yards. He...

 

Taking It in Stride

Williamsburg's Jeremiah Ross (12) runs in a pack in the 3200-meter race Monday during the ICC League Championship Monday at Northern Bedford High School....

 
 By BRADY ALBRIGHT    Sports    May 12, 2022

Dragon Baseball Wins Four

The Central Dragon Baseball team faced the Bishop Carroll Huskies and the Penn Cambria Panthers, defeating them both 15-0 and 14-4 respectively, while also facing a double-header against the Bedford Bisons, winning the first game 10-0 and the second...

 
 By BRADY ALBRIGHT    Sports    May 12, 2022

Dragon Volleyball Takes Two

The Central volleyball team faced and defeated both the Dubois Beavers and the West Shamokin Wolves this past week. Against the Beavers, the Dragons won the match in just three sets, winning 25-10, 25-17, and 25-13. Eli Lingenfelter and Cayden...

 
 By BRADY ALBRIGHT    Sports    May 12, 2022

Lady Dragon Softball Notches Two Wins

The Lady Dragon softball team defeated the Bishop Carroll Lady Huskies 14-3, and the Bedford Lady Bisons 18-1. Against the Lady Huskies, the Lady Dragons started the game by bringing in two runs in the first inning, followed by another run in both...

 
 By BRADY ALBRIGHT    Sports    May 12, 2022

Central Track Wrap-up

The Central Track team had one Senior Night home meet against the Westmont Hilltop Hilltoppers and the Chestnut Ridge Lions. The girls beat the Lady Lions 91-55, but lost to the Lady Hilltoppers 79-70. The boys lost to both the Lions and the...

 

Spring Sports At Full Stride

Cove sports are in action....

 
 By BRADY ALBRIGHT    Sports    May 5, 2022

Dragon Volleyball Defeats Marauders

The Central Dragon Volleyball team faced the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders in a close match this week. After winning the first set 25-18, the Dragons lost the next two sets 26-24 and 25-23. After winning the fourth set 25-19, the game was down to one...

 
 By BRADY ALBRIGHT    Sports    May 5, 2022

Dragon Softball Sweeps Adversaries

The Lady Dragons had four games this past week and were victorious in every one. The Lady Dragons defeated the Westmont Hilltop Lady Hilltoppers 1-0, the Somerset Lady Eagles 17-0, the Chestnut Ridge...

 
 By BRADY ALBRIGHT    Sports    May 5, 2022

Central Champions of 2022 Curve Classic

The Central Dragon Baseball team faced the Westmont Hilltop Hilltoppers and the Greater Johnstown Trojans and overwhelmingly defeated both, 16-1, and 27-3. Central won the Curve Classic this past...

 

PIAA District VI Awards Scholarships

At the annual meeting of Athletic Directors and Principals of PIAA District VI member institutions, it was announced by Chairman William Marshall that $18,600 was awarded in scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year by PIAA District VI. The PIAA...

 
 By MATTHEW HALL    Sports    May 5, 2022

Panthers Leave a Mark at Curve Classic

This week in NBC Panther baseball, the team won one game and lost three games. To begin the week, the Panthers lost both ends of a doubleheader to Southern Huntingdon. The first game was by a score...

 

Coming Back To Earth

I have fly-fished for more than 50 years. Sometimes I start to think I'm pretty good. Then I endure a day that "brings me back to earth." I experienced one of these not long ago. Seeking a morning...

 

Spring Cove Junior High Softball Secures First Win

Spring Cove (Central Dragons) Junior High Girls Softball secured their first win on Monday, May 2, against Portage 12-3 after working through a tough start to the season. “We hope to use this momentum to finish strong with increased...

 

Get Ready For Gobblers

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...

 
 By MATTHEW HALL    Sports    April 28, 2022

Northern Bedford Baseball Shutout Against Forbes Road

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...

 

Let it Slide

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...

 

Central Track: Girls Sweep, Boys Nearly Do the Same

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...

 

Williamsburg Baseball Falls to Juniata Valley

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...

 

Bump, Set, Spike for Dragon Victory

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...

 

Spring Cove Bowling Wins Championship

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...

 

Dragons Crush Opponents One by One

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...

 

Lady Dragon Softball Cruises

The Lady Dragon Softball team faced both the Johnstown Lady Trojans and the Altoona Lady Mountain Lions. In both games, the Lady Dragons came out with astounding 16-4, and 12-2 victories. Against Johnstown, the Lady Dragons started the game strong...

 

Bob's 2021 Gobbler

My son, Bob, didn't have a good start to his 2021 spring gobbler season. On opening day he chose to hunt with me at a spot where I had heard several gobblers prior to the season, including one the...

 

Central, W-burg Head to Head

Central and Williamsburg participated in a track meet on Monday....

 

Curve Classic Starting Today

Curve Classic, presented by McDonald’s Thursday, April 28, 2022 Quarterfinal 1: 12:30 p.m. (Bishop Guilfoyle vs. Central) Quarterfinal 2: 3 p.m. (Hollidaysburg vs. Tyrone) Friday, April 29, 2022 Quarterfinal 3: 10 a.m. (Northern Bedford vs....

 

C-K Baseball Faces Tough Loss Against Fannett-Metal

Claysburg-Kimmel baseball lost 20-1 to Fannett-Metal on April 13. Claysburg catcher Dante Francona couldn't make the tag in time on Fannett-Metal's Sam Mackey Wednesday, April 13 at Claysburg High...

 

Another Tickborne Illness

Most sportsmen are aware that ticks spread Lyme disease, which has caused many serious health issues for people. Thousands are infected with it every year. Often if a tick bites someone and infects th...

 

Both Williamsburg Teams Come Out On Top

Williamsburg baseball ended a close game against Bellwood with a win on April 13. The final score was 12-10. Williamsburg softball shut out Harmony with a 14-0 score. The game ended in three innings, with Williamsburg scoring 6 runs in the first...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Sports    April 21, 2022

Cove Represented at Baseball Hall of Fame in Maryland

On Saturday March 26, 2022, in Frostburg, Md., four baseball players were formally inducted into the Semi-Pro Baseball Hall of Fame. The hall's headquarters is in Evansville, In. Gene Decker was...

 

Lady Dragon Softball Conquers the Eagles

The Lady Dragons faced the Bald Eagle Lady Eagles and defeated them in a seven-inning 9-8 victory. The Lady Dragons took a strong four-point lead in the first inning, while only giving up one run to the Lady Eagles. In the second inning, the Lady Eag...

 

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