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Cove Players Named All-Stars

SOFTBALL ALL-STARS Claysburg-Kimmel Haileigh Reed, INF, Senior Emalee Cavender, OF, Freshman Harleigh Cavender, C, Senior Williamsburg Elizabeth Frederick, P, Senior Honorable Mentions Olivia Bushore, Claysburg-Kimmel; Morgan Webb, Williamsburg;...

 

Birthday Prize From Trough Creek

Emma Shunk's family got together for Memorial Day and to celebrate her 9th birthday at Trough Creek State Park....

 

Bass Fishing Changes

When I was young, more than 50 years ago, bass fishing was a much different sport from the one that exists today. In those dear, departed days of yesteryear, bass fishing around here was mainly a...

 

Northern Bedford Baseball Makes It to State Playoffs

Northern Bedford County High School made it to the PIAA State Baseball Tournament. The Panthers lost to Juniata Valley 9-6 on Monday, June 7, in the first round of the tournament. The game was held...

 

Congratulations, Central!

The Central Dragons beat Tyrone 11-1 on June 2....

 

Central Defeats South Park in First Round of PIAA Playoffs

Central defeated South Park Monday, June 7, at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The final score was 12-8....

 

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, Garver Memorial YMCA Host 3-on-3 Tournament

Twenty-six teams from around the region descended upon the Cove on Saturday morning, May 30, at 9 a.m. to hit the basketball courts. Divisions included 10u, 12u and 14u for both boys and girls teams....

 

NB Boys Track Competes At State Finals

The Northern Bedford Boys Track & Field squad was represented in three events at the state championships last weekend in Shippensburg. The boys 4 x 800 relay team of Nicholas Strayer, RJ Gates, Connor Laird and Chase Imes finished 20th in the 23...

 

A Good Day

By the second week of May, I was becoming anxious about finding some fly hatches and some rising trout. I had continued gobbler hunting to put in some time, but I did not even go one mid-May morning...

 

Central Coach Recognized by Horseshoe Volleyball Club

One of the "unsung heroes" of the Blair County volleyball community was recently recognized for his years of service to the sport. Ken Streilein of Duncansville was honored by the Horseshoe...

 

Central Varsity Baseball Continues Winning Ways

The Central varsity baseball team continued its stellar season on May 26 with a 12-1 victory over Forest Hills (Sidman). According to the high school sports website maxpreps.com and local reports,...

 

District VI Baseball Tournament Continues

In the first round of the District VI Baseball tournament, Central beat Bellwood Antis 15-0 in 4 innings. Central was set to play Forest Hills at Central on Wednesday, May 26 at 4 p.m. Weather may have affected this schedule. The winner of this game...

 

Panthers Win Three Titles At District 5 Meet

Northern Bedford’s Track team claimed three championships at last Wednesday’s PIAA District 5 Championship Meet. Ian Zimmerman, adding to his already lengthy resume in the sport, claimed the 1,600 meter run title and anchored the winning 4 x 800...

 

Central Grad Is Award-Winning Captain of St. Vincent College Football Team

Cam Norris, a graduate from Central High School, was a team captain on the 2020-2021 St. Vincent College football team. Cam Norris was recently named Team Defensive MVP for the 2020-2021 St. Vincent...

 

CWD Webinar Presented

On May 18, 2021, the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) presented a webinar concerning Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The Zoom presentation was moderated by Matt Ross of the National Deer...

 

Right Down the Middle

Katie Ross, 10, of Williamsburg, delivers a pitch for Williamsburg Smalltown Welding in girls softball on Saturday, May 22....

 

Central Baseball Fans to Send Off Team June 2

The Central varsity baseball team will face the Tyrone Golden Eagles (18-3) at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2. Central fans were planning a big send-off of the Central baseball team on Wednesday,...

 

District VI Baseball Tournament Starts May 20

District VI baseball seedings for this season have been released with the bracket for District VI tournament match-ups. Among these teams are Central High School and Claysburg-Kimmel. Central High School is in the 1st seed of the District VI- Class...

 

State Rep. Introduces Legislation to Set Aside Elk Hunting Licenses For Disabled Pennsylvania Veterans

Pennsylvania state Rep. Frank Burns has introduced legislation to create a new lottery for two elk hunting licenses per year for 100 percent disabled veterans. Burns, D-East Taylor Township, created the idea for House Bill 937 in response to contact...

 

– Sports Roundup –

DISTRICT VI VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE Tuesday, May 18 @ Tyrone Area Middle School AAA Championship Altoona vs. State College, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 @ Central High School AA Semi-Finals Bishop Guilfoyle vs. Central, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 25 @ Forest Hills...

 

Arbitrary Rules

Both the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and the Pennsylvania Game Commission publish booklets of rules that govern fishing and hunting. It is the obligation of sportsmen to know and follow thes...

 

Rightenour Bowls a Perfect Game

Brandon Rightenour, 19, of Martinsburg bowled a perfect game of 300 in 9-pin No-Tap bowling on May 12, 2021, at the Huntsman Bowling Center at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. He made 7 real strikes and...

 

Senior's Project Brings 6-Hole 'Disc Golf' to Memorial Park

The inspiration for Central High School student Jacob Dick's senior project was simple: he liked disc golf and he wanted to have a course near his home. The criteria for Dick's senior project was...

 

I Got it, I Got it!

Trygg Musselman, 8, first baseman for Gartland Supply and Country Store, keeps his eye on the batter and the ball during Spring Cove Little League on Saturday, May 15....

 

Youth Bowling Champions

Colby Gojmerac, age 10, from Roaring Spring, won the Altoona Youth Bowling "Bowler of the Year" tournament on Saturday, April 3, by bowling a 475 series. Colby, currently a fourth grader at...

 

The Big Time

The big time for fly-fishermen has arrived. The major hatches of aquatic mayflies are going to be hatching from area trout streams for the next five or six weeks and trout are going to be gorging on t...

 

Sports Roundup and Cancellations

MID-STATE BOYS VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE The Mid-State Volleyball League has announced the all-star selections for the 2021 boys volleyball season: Eli Lingenfelter, Central H.S., 11th grade, number 9, position: MH Zach Wyant, Central H.S., 11th grade,...

 

From the Editor to Herald Sports Fans

To ‘A Flummoxed Fan’: We at the Herald recently received a letter from an unhappy baseball fan. The Central High School baseball team is having an incredible season. The team is ranked No. 1 in the AAA division of Pennsylvania and ranked No. 4...

 

A Few Odds And Ends

This spring, I enjoyed several days of dry-fly fishing to a hatch of flies known as grannoms. I encountered these early season caddisflies several times, including on the BFO (big, famous, overfished)...

 

Sports Roundup and Cancellations

MID-STATE BOYS VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE Standings West Shamokin: 7 wins, 0 losses, 1.000 pct Central: 5 wins, 1 loss, 0.833 pct Bishop Guilfoyle: 2 wins, 4 losses, 0.333 pct Forest Hills: 2 wins, 4 losses, 0.333 pct DuBois: 0 wins, 7 losses, 0.000 pct...

 

Roaring Spring Man Shoots 100 Turkeys

John Baker of Roaring Spring shot his 100th turkey at the start of spring turkey season. Baker has been hunting turkeys since he was 12 years old. From 1960 to 2021, Baker has shot 100 turkeys, all...

 

Turkey Hunters Reminded To Carry Tags

Every Pennsylvania spring turkey hunter wants to attach their tag to the leg of a big gobbler, but to do so, all need to be sure they have their licenses with them while hunting. Hunters in every season must carry their valid general licenses and...

 

Deer Association, PGC Plan Upcoming Informational Meeting on CWD

The National Deer Association, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Wildlife Futures Program, is holding a series of meetings to update and inform the public on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a disease that always is fatal to the...

 

CWD and Disease Management Areas (DMAs)

Following the detection of CWD in both captive and free-ranging deer in Pennsylvania, the Game Commission established Disease Management Areas (DMAs). Within DMAs, rehabilitation of cervids (deer,...

 

Keeping it in the Family

Williamsburg Little League's Opening Day was a family affair for many. The Detwiler cousins, Colt, Tucker and Tanner, played on opening day. Colt is the son of Jeff and Angela Detwiler, and Tucker...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    Sports    April 29, 2021

Claysburg-Kimmel Celebrates Seniors Playing at Next Level

Claysburg-Kimmel High School hosted a signing day event for four seniors who plan to play at the collegiate level. "It's a special day," said Athletic Director Brian Helsel. "These kids have played so...

 

Hoping For A Better Gobbler Season

With gobbler season set to go, I am hoping for a better one than I endured last spring when I reinforced my reputation as the Cove's worst turkey hunter. For starters, I could not hunt on the opening...

 

Spring Turkey Season About To Take Flight

The opportunity Pennsylvania hunters have waited all winter for is about to get underway. Pennsylvania’s spring turkey season kicked off Saturday, April 24, with a one-day youth hunt open to junior license holders and mentored hunters under 16...

 

Cove Sports Roundup and Cancellations

NORTHERN BEDFORD Lady Panthers Lose Close Dual To Bellwood Northern Bedford’s Girls Track squad lost a close 81-69 decision to Bellwood at home Arril 20. The Panthers defeated Mt. Union 113-14 and are now 7-1 overall. The Panthers demise was that...

 

Dragon Wrestlers Compete in Keystone State Championship

On April 1, 2, and 3, 2021, the Dragon Wrestlers competed in the Keystone State Championships in Pittsburgh. In the elementary division, Ty Matthews, Blair Miller, Arianna Miller, Colton Corley and...

 

2021-22 Migratory Bird Seasons Set by PGC

Pennsylvania’s 2021-22 migratory game bird seasons have been set. Annual migratory game bird seasons are selected by states from frameworks established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Game Commission selections were made after...

 

Williamsburg Little League Kicks Off Season with Opening Day

Williamsburg Little League held its opening day ceremonies and first games on Saturday, April 24. "Opening day at the little league field was such an awesome day for the kids, parents, grandparents,...

 

Pennsylvania Game Commission Releases 2020-21 Deer Harvest Report

Pennsylvania hunters followed up 2019-20 hunting seasons’ highest overall deer harvest in 15 years by topping it when they took an estimated 435,180 deer in the 2020-21 hunting seasons, which closed in January, the Pennsylvania Game Commission...

 

Young Lions

Both the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) have tried to come up with ways to attract young people to fishing and hunting. The commissions have...

 

Cove Sports Roundup and Cancellations

Editor’s Note: The Herald is in transition from former Editor Brian Hess to new Editor Anna Baughman. Please bear with us as our new editor learns her job. If you have any suggestions or ideas for how the Herald can improve its sports coverage,...

 

Brady Clark of Northern Bedford High School Commits to Stevens Technical College

Brady Clark will continue his football career at Stevens Technical College. Shown are (from left, front row): Marl Clark Jr., Brady Clark, Shelia Clark; (back row, from left): Head Football Coach...

 

Caleb Diehl of Northern Bedford High School Commits to Pennsylvania College of Technology

Caleb Diehl will continue his basketball career at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport. Shown are (from left): mother Melissa, Caleb and father Mike Diehl....

 

Ian Zimmerman of Northern Bedford High School Commits to California University of Pennsylvania

Ian Zimmerman plans to attend California University of Pennsylvania and will run cross country and track. Shown are (from left): mother Angie and Ian Zimmerman and Athletic Director and Track Coach...

 

Dalton Smith of Northern Bedford High School Commits to Juniata College

Dalton Smith (front, center) will continue his football career at Juniata College. Shown are (from left, front row): mother Penny, Dalton and father Keith Smith; (back row, from left): Head Football...

 

Hayden Foor of Northern Bedford High School Commits to Pennsylvania College of Technology

Hayden Foor will continue his basketball career at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport. Shown are (from left, front row): Kendra, Hayden, Danny Foor; (back row, from left): Athletic...

 

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