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C-K JH games rescheduled

Dates for two CK JH rescheduled games have been set: • CK - JH baseball game added for 4-8-2021. A JH baseball game has been added to the schedule as follows: JH Baseball @ Chestnut-Ridge – Start time: 4:30 p.m. DEPART time: 3 p.m. • A Junior...

 

Spring Cove Claims Silver In Class of 2029 Tournament

On Friday, April 2, and Saturday, April 3, Morrisons Cove Memorial Park hosted the second annual Class of 2029 Boy's Basketball Tournament. Eight different 4th-grade teams from the region descended up...

 
 By Richard Tate    Sports    April 8, 2021 

CWD Surveillance Information: PGC Will Want More Deer Killed

At the end of winter, the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) distributed a press release reporting that the busy time for monitoring Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was winding down. Although the PGC...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Sports    April 8, 2021 

'Wrestling – Where I Feel at Home'

Many think of basketball when Williamsburg sports history comes up. But Williamsburg senior Ian Crouch might be able to change that to wrestling. Ian is the son of John and Brenda Crouch of...

 

Young Grappler

Carrying on that Williamsburg new wrestling tradition is Haiden Jones, son of Brad and Christey Jones of Williamsburg. Haiden placed 4th during the Keystone Central Regional Qualifier held on March...

 

Hot Bats!

During the March 30 game versus Juniata Valley, four of the Williamsburg varsity players smacked home runs. Williamsburg won the softball game, 12-2....

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Postpones Scheduled Softball Games

Claysburg-Kimmel has changed scheduled softball games at Penns Valley, varsity and junior high, due to weather conditions. Make-up dates are set as follows: Varsity Softball: * May 10th @ Penns Valley - Start time: 4:00 pm... Bus will DEPART at...

 

Mo Valley vs. Pirates: 6-16 Pirates

Mo Valley vs. Pirates: 6-16 Pirates, on Monday, March 29....

 
 By Richard Tate    Sports    April 1, 2021

The First Day of Spring

TV weather forecasters have been telling us for more than a month that meteorological spring began on March 1. As if that weren't enough, the official first day of spring was listed as March 20 on...

 

Tyrone 15, Central 4 in 5 innings

Tyrone 15 Central 4 (5 innings) At Central 2B E Pearson (T), HR E Pearson (T), T Stock (C), Multiple Hits- (T) V Reese (2), E Pearson (3), M Rockwell(2) RBI— (T) E Pearson(5), M Rockwell (3) SB- (T) M Lingenfelter (2) (C) M Kennedy (2), M...

 

League Champions!

Joyce Dalton Remax - Spring Cove won the Garver YMCA 4th grade boys basketball league championship with a 24-20 victory over Hollidaysburg on Tuesday evening, March 23. Team members shown are (front...

 
 By Chuck Gojmerac    Sports    April 1, 2021

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park To Hold Regional Bowling, Basketball Tournaments

On Saturday, April 3, Morrisons Cove Memorial Park will play host to two prestigious tournaments. The Altoona Youth Bowling Organization will host its “Bowler of the Year” tournament at the Huntsman Lanes on Saturday, April 3. Three flights of...

 

Penn State Researchers Ask Anglers' Help With Study of Trout Colors, Patterns

Penn State researchers, who are evaluating the colors, pattern variations and genetics of wild brook and brown trout across Pennsylvania, are asking anglers to help with their study. They want anglers to submit photos of wild brook and brown trout...

 

YMCA Gymnasts Compete, Representing Cove High Schools

Four high school gymnasts from the Garver Memorial YMCA Gymnastics Team in Roaring Spring competed March 6 at the PA Classic High School Gymnastics Championships, representing their respective high...

 

Williamsburg Varsity Girls Basketball Win the 2021 Inter-County Conference Championship

The Lady Pirates (#No. 2 seed from ICC North) beat Southern Huntingdon (No. 1 seed from ICC South) in the Inter-County Conference Semi-Final with the score of 61-51. High scorers/rebounders were:...

 
 By Eric Shields    Sports    April 1, 2021

Alternative Baseball Helps Players Develop Life Skills

Georgia native Taylor Duncan would like to bring an alternative baseball league to Altoona. According to its website, Alternative Baseball "provides an authentic baseball experience for teens and adul...

 

It's Softball Season!

Northern Bedford's Deerin Davis dives for a ground ball during the team's practice session Friday. The team begins the season with an away game on March 1, then plays the home opener on March 30...

 

It's Softball Season!

Claysburg's Rebekah Claar runs in from the outfield with a bucket of softballs during the team's practice Friday. The Bulldogs begin their season with a home game against Mount Union on...

 

It's Baseball Season!

Members of the Central High School baseball team groom the infield with rakes at the end of their practice session Friday. The team begins its season with an away game against Clearfield on April 1...

 

It's Softball Season!

Claysburg's Becca Shriver positions a basket of balls for the team's batting practice drill Friday. The team begins the season with a home game against Mount Union Friday....

 

It's Softball Season!

Northern Bedford girls softball coach Christa Moyer (on right with cap) puts her team through an after school practice session Friday. The team begins the season with an away game on March 30 against...

 

Williamsburg in District 6 1A Championship Came

Williamsburg competed in the District 6 1A championship game against Bishop Carroll on Tuesday, March 9, at Hollidaysburg. Williamsburg lost 61-43....

 

– The Herald's Local Sports Roundup –

Note regarding sports: Please be patient with the Herald as we seek a new sports editor. Longtime Herald Sports Editor Brian Hess moved on to another job in early March. We are working to find his replacement, but it will take a while because we... Full story

 

The Herald Sports Pages Look Different This Week. Here's Why.

The Herald’s sports pages look different this week. The main reason is that long-time Editor Brian Hess has moved on to a new position outside of the Herald. Brian had been employed at the Herald since 1999 and he did a lot of good work while he...

 

Deer Dispersal Doesn't Affect Survival Rate, Study Finds

Juvenile white-tailed deer that strike out to find new home ranges — despite facing more risks — survive at about the same rate as those that stay home, according to a team of researchers who conducted the first mortality study of male and...

 

'Wildlife on Wifi' Virtual Wildlife Education Program Wins Award

The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s virtual wildlife education program, Wildlife on WiFi (WoW), has been named the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Environmental Education Program Award by the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators...

 
 By Richard Tate    Sports    March 18, 2021

Not the Greatest Turkey Gun

I have occasionally been asked why I do not write columns about guns. I guess I should be embarrassed when I reply, "I am not a real 'gun nut.' I possess only the ones I hunt with. Anyhow, the...

 

Taking the Shot

Williamsburg's Ty Clark (35) puts up a shot over Bishop Carroll's Thomas Heinrich Tuesday at Hollidaysburg High School. Williamsburg was participating in the District 6 1A championship game against...

 

The Herald Sports Pages Look Different This Week. Here's Why.

The Herald’s print sports pages look different this week. The main reason is that long-time Editor Brian Hess has moved on to a new position outside of the Herald. Brian had been employed at the Herald since 1999 and he did a lot of good work...

 

Tournament Champions!

The Spring Cove fifth grade boys' basketball team won the 2021 Jewish Memorial Fifth Grade Boys Basketball Tournament in Altoona. The team was sponsored by Metzler Trucking. Team members were (front...

 

Williamsburg Junior High Girls Win ICC North

The Williamsburg Junior High Girls won the ICC North with a record of 12-0. Southern Huntingdon won the ICC South. Southern Huntingdon beat Williamsburg 22-17 in the ICC Championship game. The game...

 

Morrisons Cove Sports Roundup

W-burg Junior High Girls Win ICC North The Williamsburg High School girls’ basketball team advanced past the first round of the district playoffs in five years March 1, as the fourth-seeded Lady Pirate scored a 49-41 win over fifth-seeded...

 
 By Richard Tate    Sports    March 11, 2021

February Christmas Trip

On the last Sunday of February, Donna decided that she; Sage, her dog; Amber, our granddaughter; and I needed to make a trip to Snow Shoe to see my sister, Anne Houck, and her husband, Bruce. "We...

 

High School Basketball Action

High School Basketball Action PHOTO AT TOP: Three players go for a rebound as Central battled Bedford on Saturday, March 6 at Central High School. SECOND PHOTO: Blacklick Valley's Morgan Stebodnick...

 

Lady Pirates Cruise to Win

The Williamsburg High School girls' basketball team cruised to a 57-32 win over visiting Glendale on Feb. 22. The Lady Pirates turned a 12-5 first-quarter lead into a 28-16 advantage at halftime. WHS...

 

NB Girls Earn Playoff Berth

Northern Bedford’s girls’ basketball squad dug themselves a deep hole in the first quarter of the Feb. 22 home game versus Southern Huntingdon. The Rockets’ pressure defense created numerous turnovers and easy opportunities as they blasted off...

 

CKHS Girls Earn 3 Victories

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School girls’ basketball team earned a 44-40 win at Juniata Valley on Feb. 22. With the game tied at 10-10 at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Bulldogs pulled ahead 18-12 at halftime. Juniata Valley rallied to tie...

 

Lady Dragons' Win Streak at 9

Central’s winning streak reach eight games following a 40-24 home victory against Bellefonte in high school girls’ basketball action Feb. 24. Central turned a 16-11 halftime lead into a 31-14 advantage through three quarters. Junior Leah...

 

Bulldogs Lose to Glendale Twice

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School boys’ basketball team fell behind 37-16 at halftime en route to a 52-34 setback to visiting Bellwood-Antis on Feb. 22. Senior Nathan Maslanik paced C-K with seven points. •Glendale 71, C-K 57: Host Glendale...

 

Central's Andrew McMonagle Qualifies for Super Regional

Central freshman Andrew McMonagle has qualified for the inaugural West Super Regional Tournament on Saturday, March 6, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. McMonagle qualified for the super...

 

Panthers Net Important Win

Northern Bedford traveled to Southern Huntingdon for a key ICC South boys’ basketball game Feb. 23. The Rockets took a 71-56 victory over the Panthers, and sole possession of first place in the Southern Division. Northern led early and had a 14-11...

 

WHS Scores 100-Plus Again

The Williamsburg High School boys’ basketball team stormed out to a 23-point halftime lead at Glendale on Feb. 22 en route to a 66-38 victory. WHS extended its 42-19 halftime lead into a 57-26 advantage through three quarters. “We used a strong...

 

CHS Completes Perfect Week to Improve to 14-4 Overall

Central used a balanced scoring attack to score a 55-34 victory over visiting Bellefonte on Feb. 23. The Dragons led 22-13 after one quarter and cruised from there. Their defense limited the visitors to single-digit scoring in each of the final...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    March 4, 2021

The Sportsman's Corner

As an enthusiastic reader and former English teacher, I like to think I have a solid vocabulary. I can often decipher sesquipedalian terms (long words) from the context clues in the sentences where I...

 

Hall of Fame Delays Ceremony

The Blair County Sports Hall of Fame has again postponed its 19th induction ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic. A decision will come this spring on a new date. The induction was originally scheduled for May 2, 2020, and then postponed until...

 

Governor's Advisory Council Seeks Candidates for Game Commission Board

The Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation is seeking a qualified candidate to represent District 4 on the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s board of directors. District 4 includes the counties of Bedford, Blair, Cambria,...

 

Williamsburg Has A New Wrestling Star at 65 Pounds

When one thinks of Williamsburg sports, one typically thinks of basketball. However, a certain youngster is proving that Williamsburg's up and coming sport may be wrestling. Haiden Jones recently...

 

Lady Dragons' Win Streak at 7

A 25-12 halftime lead was enough to help host Central hold off Penns Valley in high school girls' basketball action on Feb. 17, 49-44. Penns Valley rallied in the second half behind a 32-24 run,...

 

NB Girls Earn Second Win

Northern Bedford’s girls Basketball team improved to 2-7 with a come-from-behind 37-34 win over Southern Fulton on Feb. 17. NB trailed 14-8 after one period before forging a 22-all tie at the half. The Panthers celebrated senior night by...

 

Lady Pirates Raise Mark to 7-2

The Williamsburg High School girls’ basketball team held visiting Moshannon Valley to single-digit scoring in all four quarters Feb. 16 en route to a 51-16 victory. WHS led 17-2 after one quarter and 32-7 at the break. The Lady Pirates had a 19-9 s...

 

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