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Heading to University of Akron

Elizabeth Frederick, a senior at Williamsburg High School, signs her letter of intent to play softball at the University of Akron. She is the daughter of Aaron and Kim Frederick. Her brothers, Lane...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    November 25, 2020 

First Buck

My son, Bob, has killed quite a few bucks during his 28 years of hunting. The best of these was a perfect 10-point that he downed a couple years ago. Each tine was perfectly matched with one on the...

 

Pennsylvania Deer Season Approaches

Pennsylvania’s upcoming firearms deer season will start with a bang. For the first time in the Game Commission’s history, deer hunters will have a Saturday-Sunday opening weekend. Hunters in 10 Wildlife Management Units also will have concurrent...

 

NBC Falls to Redbank Valley In First Round of PIAA Playoffs

Turnovers and a staunch Redbank Valley defense were too much to overcome as NBC was defeated, 28-15, in the PIAA Class A football playoffs Nov. 7 at Windber Stadium. Five turnovers proved costly as Re...

 

Pirates Cap 5-4 Season with 52 Points

The Williamsburg High School football team erupted for 52 points in what turned out to be its final game of the season Nov. 6. The visiting Blue Pirates stormed out to a 28-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 52-7 win over Mount Union. Williamsburg...

 

Expanded Sunday Hunting Arrives

Bowhunters in Pennsylvania have made history. The first-ever day of regulated Sunday big-game hunting was on Sunday, Nov. 15, for archery deer hunting only. In total, there are three Sundays – all in consecutive weeks – when limited big-game...

 

Buck Pool Set for Nov. 28 At W-burg Farm Show Bldg.

The will once again be a Buck Pool in Williamsburg on Saturday, Nov. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m, at the Williamsburg Farm Show building. Registration will be from 6 to 7 p.m, There will be no entry fee. Prizes will be awarded for heaviest doe, heaviest...

 

Central's First Loss on Season Comes in Postseason, 28-13

Twenty-one consecutive points that spanned the second and third quarters sparked the Bedford Bisons to a 28-13 win over Central in the first round of the PIAA Class 3A playoffs Nov. 6 at...

 

Rifle Bear Season Is Here

The statewide rifle bear season comes in this Saturday, Nov. 21, and will run through Nov. 24. This is the first time bear season will include a Sunday of hunting – Nov. 22. Archers already enjoyed a lengthy bear-hunting season in late October and...

 

Williamsburg Football Game Set for Nov. 13 Has Been Cancelled

The football game scheduled for 7 p.m. today, Nov. 13, 2020, at Williamsburg High School has been cancelled....

 

Successful Young Hunter!

Colton Dick, 7, of Williamsburg poses with his first buck. Colton got the buck in Petersburg. Colton is the son of Danielle Schumacher and Cody Dick. Got a hunting photo you'd like to share? Please...

 

All-Out Effort

Bedford's Elijah Cook (32) goes up the middle before being brought down by Central's Eli Lingenfelter on Friday, Nov. 6, at Hollidaysburg's Tiger Stadium. Bedford defeated CHS, 28-13, in the first...

 
 By Brian Hess    Sports    November 12, 2020

Central, NBC Knocked Out of PIAA Playoffs

Central and Northern Bedford's run in the high school football postseason came to an end last weekend in the first round of the PIAA playoffs. Central (8-1) lost to Bedford (9-0), 28-13, in a Class...

 

Zimmerman Places 6th At States

Northern Bedford High School senior Ian Zimmerman placed sixth at the PIAA Class 1A Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Hershey Park. Zimmerman, who placed fifth at the state...

 

The Herald's Soccer Roundup

NBC Girls Seeded fifth in the District 5 Class 1A soccer playoffs, Northern Bedford traveled to fourth-seeded Berlin Brothersvalley and earned a 2-1 victory Oct. 28. Berlin grabbed a 1-0 lead before Sidney Coffey and Abby Kline scored first-half...

 

CHS Runs at Conference Meet

The Central High School boys’ cross country team placed fifth in the six-team field at the Mountain League Cross Country Championships on Oct. 21 at Penns Valley. Central finished with 117 points, finishing behind champion Penns Valley (22),...

 

Bear Check Stations to Undergo Changes

Whether inspired by a record 2019 harvest or the new hunting opportunities dotting the 2020 calendar, bear hunters are lining up to buy licenses at a rate never before seen. And those who experience success in the coming bear seasons should be...

 

The Hunting Tradition

Randy McCready of Sewickley, Allegheny County, was back in the Cove the weekend of Oct. 24-25 for the muzzleloader deer season and took the above photo the morning of Saturday, Oct. 24 on Lock...

 

The Big Week

It is nearly here: the week of the whitetail rut that bowhunters and crossbow hunters have lobbied to have added to the autumn archery season. Next week is the big week. In the past, the first two...

 
 By Brian Hess    Sports    November 5, 2020

District Champs Advance in Postseason

After clinching their respective district championships, the Central and Northern Bedford County football teams will be in action this weekend in the first round of the PIAA playoffs. In a matchup of...

 

John Riley Reflects on Coaching Career

The Morrisons Cove Herald reached out to Central tennis coach John Riley following the 2020 campaign. Riley earned his 100th career coaching win during the season. The following is a question-and-answ...

 

Zimmerman Wins 4th Straight Cross Country Title

The Northern Bedford cross country teams split their meets with visiting Bellwood-Antis on Oct. 14. NB scored a 26-29 victory over B-A in the girls' meet, while B-A won the boys' meet, 27-29. The...

 

NBC Thumps Titans for District Title

A balanced offensive effort coupled with a near perfectly executed defensive gameplan was the recipe for a District 5 Class 1A Championship for Northern Bedford. The Panthers pulled away in the...

 

Keith Kicks CHS to District 6 Title

After having watched its starting quarterback go down with a leg injury and Tyrone rally from a 14-point deficit to tie the game, Central placed its faith in the leg of senior kicker Austin Keith to d...

 

– Volleyball Report –

NBC Claysburg-Kimmel visited Northern Bedford on Oct. 19 and, for the second time this year, won the meeting of the local rivals by a 3-0 margin. Claysburg won all three sets by scores of 25-18, 25-14, 26-24. The Panthers made things very...

 

Bob's 2019 Fall Turkey

Last fall my son, Bob, called a nice young gobbler in for me on the opening day of the season. To my credit, I took advantage of the shot that was presented and collected my Thanksgiving turkey....

 

Pirates' Rally Falls Short, 34-25

A 28-point deficit to one-beaten Homer-Center in a District 6 Class 1A quarterfinal game Oct. 30 proved to be too much for Williamsburg. The Blue Pirates rallied behind a 24-7 run only to fall short,...

 

WHS Runners Compete at Juniata Valley

The Williamsburg High School cross country teams competed at Juniata Valley with Southern Fulton on Oct. 14. The Juniata Valley girls’ squad defeated Southern Fulton, 17-40, and Williamsburg, 19-42. Southern Fulton knocked off the Williamsburg...

 

C-K Varsity Football Game Cancelled

The varsity football game vs. Glendale Area scheduled for tomorrow at Claysburg-Kimmel, 10-30-2020, has been cancelled....

 

Northern Bedford and Central in Search of District Gold

The football teams from Morrisons Cove experienced postseason action last weekend, Oct. 23-24. Those three teams – Northern Bedford, Central and Williamsburg – all survived and will be back on...

 

First Cousins to Lead NBC

Three first cousins on the Northern Bedford County High School football team will lead the Panthers into Friday's District 5 Class 1A title game against arch-rival Tussey Mountain. Pictured above are...

 

Panthers Roar in Second Half, On to District Showdown with Titans Friday at Hollidaysburg

Northern Bedford started slow but roared in the second half to thwart any thoughts of a Conemaugh Township upset in the District 5 semifinals Oct. 23 at Panther Community Stadium. NB advances to the...

 

Dragons Remain Unbeaten, Defeat Westmont; Showdown With Tyrone Set on Halloween

The Central Dragons are one win away from their first District 6 football championship since 2016. Top-seeded Central earned a spot in Saturday's District 6 Class 3A championship game with a 25-7 vict...

 

Central Cross Country Runners Place 5th

The Central High School boys’ cross country team placed fifth in the six-team field at the Mountain League Cross Country Championships on Oct. 21 at Penns Valley. Central finished with 117 points, finishing behind champion Penns Valley (22),...

 

WHS Earns First Playoff Win Since '89

The Williamsburg High School football team overcame a 1-3 start to advance to the District 6 Class 1A playoffs this year. After winning their last two regular-season games, the Blue Pirates pulled off...

 

NBC Boys Soccer Team Improves to 9-7

Xander Brown scored two goals to lead Everett to a 3-1 win over ICC rival Northern Bedford on Oct. 12. Spencer Weaver and Scott Weaver connected on a free kick in the first half for Everett’s second goal. Collin Yeatts scored from a throw-in by...

 

– Girls' Soccer Report –

CHS Girls The Lady Dragons earned a 1-0 victory at Penns Valley on Oct. 19. Alyssa Bartley’s second-half goal, on an assist from Avery Black, lifted CHS to the win. Central earned a second straight shutout Oct. 21, blanking visiting...

 

Fall Turkey, 2019

Like the previous autumn, 2019's fall turkey season was to last only one week in our area (unless you counted the two days prior to the new Saturday opener for rifle deer season). So, I had to try to...

 

Pa.'s Fall Turkey Season to Begin Saturday, Oct. 31

Pennsylvania’s fall turkey season kicks off Saturday, Oct. 31, in 19 of Pennsylvania’s 23 Wildlife Management Units (WMUs), with more fall turkey hunting – including the return of a three-day Thanksgiving season – around the corner in much...

 

Can Pennsylvania Hunters Set a New Bear Harvest Record?

Pennsylvania has a chance to break last year’s record bear harvest of 4,653 in the coming bear seasons. At first glance, it seems an unlikely possibility given so many bears were taken last fall. But even with last fall’s phenomenal harvest,...

 

Everett/C-K Football Game Cancelled

Claysburg-Kimmel's home varsity football game vs. Everett Area scheduled for Friday, Oct. 23, has been cancelled. No further information is available at this time....

 

Cove Area Football Postseason Kicks Off Friday

The District 5 and District 6 football postseason that kicks off this weekend will feature three teams from Morrisons Cove. In District 5, second-seeded Northern Bedford (5-1) will host third-seeded...

 

Panthers Score 8 Touchdowns in Victory

The Northern Bedford High School football team found the end zone eight times Friday night, Oct. 16, at Claysburg-Kimmel. The scores – six offensive, one defensive and one special teams – helped...

 

Glendale Tops Lady Pirates In Volleyball

The Williamsburg High School volleyball team lost in three sets to undefeated Glendale on Oct. 6. The Lady Vikings won by the scores of 25-10, 25-12, 25-6.Williamsburg hosted Juniata Valley on Oct. 15 and fell in straight sets, 25-5, 25-21,...

 

Broadening My Horizons

My wife, my son and my granddaughter tell me that I live in a confined world. "All you want to do is to go fly-fishing for trout and hunt for wild turkeys in season. You need to broaden your horizons....

 

Kegler's Korner

The Tuesday Afternoon Ladies’ League standings for Oct. 6 are: W / L Die Hard 15 / 5 KingPins 14 / 6 Thelma & Louise 9 / 11 Ghosts 2 / 18 High scores: Team series: Thelma & Louise 940 Team single: Thelma & Louise 361 Indiv. series: Gina Corrigan...

 

Dragons Earn Top Seed in D-6 3A Playoffs

A 21-point third-quarter explosion Friday night, Oct. 16, helped the Central High School football team remain undefeated. The Dragons turned a 14-7 lead into a 35-point cushion against Penns Valley...

 

–Volleyball Report –

CKHS Claysburg-Kimmel fell to visiting Everett in five sets Oct. 12. Emalee Cavender served for 28 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs. Haileigh Reed and Bailey Garver had six kills each, while Harleigh Cavender recorded 11 assists. C-K defeated William...

 

Williamsburg High School Runs Past West Branch

The Williamsburg High School football team is heading into the District 6 Class 1A playoffs with high hopes. The Blue Pirates won their second straight game – evening their record at 3-3 – with a 38-12 victory over West Branch on Oct. 16 at...

 

– Girls' Soccer Report –

NBC Northern Bedford traveled to Everett on Oct. 12 and scored a 4-2 victory. Abby Kline led the way with a hat trick on her birthday. Mariah Hall also scored for the Lady Panthers, who built a 4-0 lead at halftime. At Southern Fulton on Oct. 14,...

 

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