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WINTER SPORTS COMING UP

Winter sports will be starting soon. Look for the Herald’s Winter Sports Preview in our Dec. 9 edition. With a new season coming up, local students are reminded that they can write for the Herald about their school’s sports. Coaches and parents...

 
 By BRADY ALBRIGHT    Sports    December 2, 2021 

Central Dragons Soar Over Grove City Eagles

Friday night's game at Slippery Rock University presented difficult weather conditions for both the Dragons and the Eagles, but Central ultimately persevered through the slippery field and endless...

 

Northern Bedford Black Panthers Fall After Impressive Season

Northern Bedford's run in the PIAA high school football tournament came to an end on a snow-covered field at Clarion University last Friday. After taking a 14-7 lead into halftime, the Panthers were...

 

Solving the Deer Sporting Arm Debate

For years, a contentious debate has raged about what sporting arms should be allowed during the various deer seasons. Bickering between bowhunters and crossbow hunters is particularly acrimonious,...

 

Central 'Dragon Proud' of Golfer

Central High School Senior Jerry Brumbaugh was recently recognized at the Nov. 8 school board meeting for his accomplishments as a student-athlete. Brumbaugh was the first Central High School golfer...

 

Opening Day and Beyond

In 1996, I turned 47 after the end of deer season. Unlike today, I could make rigorous, long-hike hunts in a local state game land to the top of a mountain where Dad had discovered frequently used...

 

NB Advances to Quarterfinals After Defeating Reynolds

In the first round of the PIAA Football Championships, Northern Bedford advanced with a 35-22 win over the Reynolds Raiders in a game played Friday, Nov. 19, at Greenville PA. (No statistical information on the game was available by press time.) The...

 

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park Updates Bowling Scores

Huntsman Bowling Center Morrisons Cove Memorial Park – Nov. 20, 2021 – Leader Board Men GAME Adam Hetrick 279 Mike Burns 279 Joe Over 267 SERIES Mike Burns 718 Adam Hetrick 702 Joe Over 692 Women GAME Liz Rhodes 265 Michelle Watson 225 Crystal...

 

Central Dragons Progress After Nail-Biting Victory

After the Dragons crushing victory against the Panthers last week, Central faced the Bedford Bisons in a nerve-wracking rematch ending in a 20-14 Dragons victory. After the Dragons received the...

 

NB Alum Voted to AMCC Women's Soccer All-Conference Team

The Penn State Altoona women’s soccer program had an impressive showing on the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s All-Conference team, as the league released its postseason awards on Tuesday morning. Five women were named: Sophomore...

 

Firearms Bear Season Starts Saturday

Bear hunting has changed dramatically during the past few years. No longer is bear hunting restricted to a three-day season toward the end of November. Instead, the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC)...

 

Kling Commits to Louisiana State University for Baseball

Central senior Paxton Kling has decided to continue his baseball career at Louisiana State University next year. At a celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 10, Kling's family and friends gathered at the banq...

 

Dragon's Victory Leads to Back-to-Back D6 Championships

After the Dragons had already faced Penn Cambria a few weeks into their regular season, Central faced the Panthers again this past week in the District Six Championship Game. The Dragons came out with...

 

Winter Sports Preview Coming Up

Fans of basketball and wrestling are in luck! The winter sports season is swiftly approaching. The Herald’s Winter Sports Preview will be included in the Dec. 9 edition. High school coaches and athletic directors should provide team information by...

 

Seventeen-Minute Buck

With archery deer season winding down, many bowhunters and crossbow hunters are still in the woods, hoping to add some venison to their winter larder. With the rut near or at its prime, mature bucks...

 

Dragons Storm into the Playoffs

After the Dragons faced Westmont Hilltop just two weeks prior, Central has once again come out victorious with a 52-13 victory over the Hilltoppers. After the Dragon's initial kick, Westmont could...

 

Northern Bedford Slaughters Tussey Mountain

The Northern Bedford Black Panthers captured the District 5-A title Friday night with a 47-0 win over the Tussey Mountain Titans. Sophomore Adam Johnson paced the ground game, carrying 16 times for...

 

Volleyball Team Ends Season

The Williamsburg volleyball team’s season ended Oct. 21 with a loss against Bellwood. Bellwood won in three sets. The team finished with a 0-8 record in the league, and a 0-11 record overall....

 

'Tis the Season: The Blaze Orange Season

Fall hunting seasons have begun in Pennsylvania. Which means for hunters and non-hunters alike, if you’re out in the woods, you should be wearing a significant amount of blaze orange to keep yourself safe. The first the hunting public ever heard of...

 

Last Fall's Turkey

Last fall's turkey hunt did not begin well for me. The evening prior to the season, when scouting with my son, Bob, I took a terrible fall on the wet leaves. I fell forward, crashing onto a pile of...

 
 By JEFF BATZEL    Sports    November 4, 2021

Panthers Dominate Trojans For Senior Night Win, 37-15

Northern Bedford racked up 367 yards of offense on Senior night to finish the regular season at 7-3 with a 37-15 victory over visiting Mount Union last Friday night. Senior Brooks Snider caught two TD passes to highlight the Panther offense. The offe...

 

Dragons Undefeated Season Earns Laurel Highlands Championship

The Dragons trounced the Somerset Eagles last Friday with a crushing 61-14 victory. This victory leaves the Dragons undefeated in the regular season and the number one ranked team in the Laurel...

 

Hornets Get Top Seed in 6A

The Juniata Valley Hornets football team, playing with students from Williamsburg in a co-op agreement, defeated the Southern Huntingdon Rockets by a score of 35-7 on Friday night to finish their regular season. Juniata Valley takes the top seed in...

 

Lady Dragons JV, Varsity Host Pink Night

On Oct. 25, Central hosted the Lady Panthers of Northern Bedford for their Pink Game. The Lady Dragons (with some help from the CHS QB Club) were able to raise over $1,500 to donate to Cove Cause for...

 

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park Updated Bowling Scores

Huntsman Bowling Center Morrisons Cove Memorial Park – Oct. 30, 2021 – Leader Board Men GAME Adam Hetrick 279 Mike Burns 276 Joe Over 267 SERIES Mike Burns 718 Adam Hetrick 702 Marty Clouse 692 Women GAME Liz Rhodes 265 Michelle Watson 225...

 

Northern Bedford Girls Soccer Wins D5 Semi-Finals

– Nov. 1, 2021 – Site: Northern Bedford D5 Semi-finals Girls Northern Bedford 4 Conemaugh Township 2 First half Northern Bedford 2 Conemaugh Township 1 Second half Northern Bedford 2 Conemaugh...

 

Bulldogs Fall Short to Devils

Claysburg-Kimmel fell to 4-6 on the season with a 25-8 loss last Friday, Oct. 29 to the Bellwood-Antis Blue Devils. Junior QB Caleb Oakes completed 5 of 14 passes for 106 yards. Junior Cole Claycomb...

 

Northern Bedford Girls Soccer Brings Record Up to 15-1-1

– Oct. 26, 2021 – Site: Northern Bedford Northern Bedford 11 Tussey 0 First half Northern Bedford 5 Tussey 0 Second half Northern Bedford 6 Tussey 0 First half: Abby Kline NB (assist Lydia Ritchey) 23:57, Mariah Hall NB 17:32, Ashley Kichman NB...

 

NB Runners Place at ICC Held at Mount Union

Three Northern Bedford runners placed at the ICC held at Mount Union on Oct. 20. Savanna Hershberger (center) – ICC Champion Runner-Up with a time of 21:37 Dhylan Miller (right) – 5th with a time...

 

Running in the Rain

Central High School's Maia Jeffries participated in the Blair/Huntingdon Invite cross country meet Monday at Altoona's Logan Elementary School....

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Crushes Mount Union, Record Now 4-5

The Claysburg-Kimmel Bulldogs improved their record to 4-5 with a shutout victory at Mount Union, defeating the Trojans 20-0. (No statistical information on the game was available by press time.) Claysburg will next take the field this Friday, Oct....

 

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park Updated Bowling Scores

Huntsman Bowling Center Morrisons Cove Memorial Park – Oct. 23, 2021 – Leader Board Men GAME Adam Hetrick 279 Mike Burns 276 Joe Over 267 SERIES Mike Burns 718 Adam Hetrick 702 Marty Clouse 692 Women GAME Liz Rhodes 265 Michelle Watson 225 Anita...

 
 By JEFF BATZEL    Sports    October 28, 2021

Panthers Dominate In 34-7 Backyard Brawl Win

Northern Bedford thoroughly dominated the first three quarters of Friday nights “backyard brawl” rivalry, enroute to a 34-7 victory. The Panthers, now 6-3 overall, used a combination of the run and pass to score 5 unanswered touchdowns. Kainen Br...

 

Bob's 2020 Autumn Turkey

Along with our friend Scout, my son, Bob, is one of the two best autumn turkey hunters I know. Like Scout, Bob hunts hard, covering lots of ground in his efforts to tag autumn turkeys. Unlike Scout, Bob has one liability as an autumn hunter: He...

 

Central Boys Soccer Falls to Chestnut Ridge

– Oct. 21, 2021 – Chestnut Ridge 2 0 1 3 Central 0 2 0 2 1st half: CR- Jack Moyer (unassisted) 5:42; CR- Preston Pittman (Cameron Claycomb) 33:33 2nd half: C- Zach Gahagan (Ben Theys) 46:48; C- Zach Gahagan (unassisted) 56:49 Overtime: CR-Jack...

 

Central Volleyball Sees One Win, One Loss

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL – Oct. 25, 2021 – VARSITY FINAL SCORES: Central def. Northern Bedford 25-16, 23-25, 25-22, 25-19. SITE Central High School Records: Central (League 2-13, Overall 7-18-2). JV: Central 25-20, 25-19. NOTEWORTHY: Kirsten Ayers and...

 

Central Girls Soccer Defeats Chestnut Ridge 13-0 Twice

– Oct 22, 2021 – Ebensburg, PA FINAL SCORE: Central 13, Chestnut Ridge 0 Score By Halves Central 6 7 – 13 Bishop Carroll 0 0 – 0 1st Half : C – Theys (Black), 1:47; C – Theys (Ritchey), 7:27; C – Mooij (Johnston), 13:31; C - Ripka...

 

Dragons Defeat Hilltoppers In Raging Victory

The Dragons annihilate another Laurel Highlands opponent in a 48-7 victory over the Westmont Hilltoppers. The Dragons headed a strong offensive front to start the game with a 16-yard reception by...

 

W-burg Sophomore Places 15th at PIAA Golf Championship

The 2021 PIAA Class 2A Individual Boys’ Golf Championship was held on Monday, Oct. 18 at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York. The boys played 18 holes, with a 71 par. R. J. Royer, a Williamsburg sophomore playing for Tyrone, finished 15th...

 

Bowling Scores Updated at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park

Huntsman Bowling Center Morrisons Cove Memorial Park – Oct. 16, 2021 – Leader Board Men GAME Adam Hetrick 279 Mike Burns 276 Joe Over 267 SERIES Mike Burns 718 Adam Hetrick 702 Marty Clouse 686 Women GAME Michelle Watson 225 Liz Rhodes 223 Anita...

 

CK Defeats Northern Bedford In Three

Claysburg beat Northern Bedford in three sets on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Northern Bedford High School. Scores were 25-6; 25-19; 25-15....

 

Central Boys Bag Two Wins This Week

– Oct. 18, 2021 – Bedford 0 0 1 1 Central 0 0 0 0 1st half: no scoring 2nd half: no scoring Overtime: B - Bowen LaMarcus (Chase Martin) 81:32 Records Central 6-9-1 Bedford 12-3-1 – Oct. 14, 2021 – Central 1 1 2 Bishop Guilfoyle. 0 0 0 1st...

 

NB Girls Soccer Shuts Out Two Teams

– Oct. 18, 2021 – Site: Northern Bedford Northern Bedford 7 Curwensville 0 First half Northern Bedford 5 Curwensville 0 Second half Northern Bedford 2 Curwensville 0 First half: Mariah Hall NB...

 

Leah Johnston Scores Lady Dragons' Game-Winning Goals

– Oct 18, 2021 – Roaring Spring, PA FINAL SCORE: Central 3, Bedford 1 Score By Halves Bedford 0 1 – 1 Central 1 2 – 3 1st Half: C - Johnston (Trexler), 36:50 2nd Half : B – Martz...

 

More Trouble For Wildlife

It is common knowledge that various wild plants and animals are in trouble in Pennsylvania. We know that ash trees have been pretty much wiped out by emerald ash beetles. We know that our state tree,...

 

C-K Football Fans: Oct. 29 Game in Altoona

The Claysburg-Kimmel Varsity football game vs. Bellwood-Antis scheduled for Oct. 29 will be played at Mansion Park, Altoona. Kick off will remain 7 p.m. Claysburg-Kimmel’s bus will depart at 4:40 p.m....

 

Dragons Crush the Crushers in Blowout Victory

The most recent Dragons’ expedition took them to Shade Central High School to take on the Bishop McCourt Crushers in a Laurel Highlands athletic contest. The Dragons overwhelmed the Crushers, defeating them 55-7. The Dragons began their obliteratio...

 

Central's Claar Hits 100th Career Block

– Oct. 14, 2021 – FINAL SCORES: Richland def. Central 26-24, 25-13, 25-22. SITE: Richland High School Records: Central (League 2-10, Overall 6-15-2) JV: Central, 25-14, 25-22. NOTEWORTHY: Haylie Mingle 18 digs and 22 serve Receptions. Kaitlyn...

 

Shutout: Northern Bedford Defeats Claysburg-Kimmel 36-0

Northern Bedford improved its record to 5-3 on Friday, Oct. 15, with a shutout win at home over the Claysburg-Kimmel Bulldogs, 36-0. Sophomore QB Eion Snider completed 9-of-14 for 157 yards and 4...

 

W-burg Volleyball Honors Seniors Before First Win of the Season

On Oct. 6, prior to their match vs. St. Joseph's, which ended in the first Lady Pirates victory of the season, six seniors were honored with their parents....

 

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