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CurveFest Slated For Feb. 25 Kicks Off 2023 Season at Peoples Natural Gas Field

The Altoona Curve are pleased to announce the return of CurveFest, presented by Ravine, on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A spring celebration of the 25th season of Curve Baseball will give fans their first opportunity to purchase single...

 

Watch Wildlife Round The Clock From Home

Eagles and snow geese and bears, oh my! Watch all of them this winter, anywhere you go, through the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s round-the-clock livestreams. A new 24-7 livestream from a black bear den in Pike County launched this week, bringing...

 

An Important Day

Today, Feb. 2, is one of the year's most important days. It is Groundhog Day, which is the day we find out if we are going to experience six more weeks of winter or whether we are going to be blessed...

 
 By BRADY ALBRIGHT    Sports    February 2, 2023 

Dragons Wrestle With Individual Wins, Team Losses

The Central Dragon Wrestling team continued its season with two matches this week against the Johnstown Trojans and the Chestnut Ridge Lions, as well as competing in the Bedford Thomas Tournament. The Dragons suffered a 54-15 loss to the Trojans and...

 

Hilemans Hit 1,000

Ayla Hileman and her mother, Amy (Hoy) Hileman are the first mother-daughter combo to each score 1,000 points for the Lady Pirates. Ayla accomplished the feat on Thursday, Jan. 26, and her mother...

 
 By BRADY ALBRIGHT    Sports    February 2, 2023 

Lady Dragons Fall Short

The Lady Dragon Basketball team faced two opponents this week: the Chestnut Ridge Lady Lions and the Bishop Guilfoyle Lady Marauders. In two close matches, the Lady Dragons fell just short, ending with 58-38 and 55-47 losses respectively. Against...

 

Follow Through

Williamsburg's LeeAnna Royer hits a three point shot from the baseline on Bellwood's Leigha Clapper Monday The Lady Pirates won 60-56, bringing their record up to 18-1....

 
 By BRADY ALBRIGHT    Sports    February 2, 2023 

Dragon Basketball Sees First Loss

Two out of three ain't bad, as they say. In the three matches the Dragons faced throughout the week, they found success in two, and were given their first loss of the season in the other. To start...

 

Can't Believe My Eyes

Central's Eli Lingenfelter watches the final minutes of play from the bench after fouling out late in the fourth quarter against Bishop Guilfoyle Friday at BG. This game ended in Central's first lost...

 

Lady Dragons Close but No Win

With matches against two tough opponents, the outcome of the week was truly unpredictable for the Central Lady Dragons. Against the Penn Cambria Lady Panthers, the Dragons faltered and ended the game with a 45-30 loss. Against the Somerset Lady Eagle...

 

Dragon Wrestling Can't Pin Down Win

The Central Dragon Wrestling team solely faced the Somerset Eagles this week in a match. The Dragons had a mere three individual victories totaling 18 points for a 54-18 loss. For the 160 weight class, there was a double forfeit. For the 107 weight...

 

Legislation To Reinstate Monday Opener

In 2019 the Pennsylvania Game Commission shifted the opening day of rifle deer season from the traditional Monday following Thanksgiving to the Saturday following Thanksgiving. This was basically a social shift, with the commission’s spokespersons...

 

Lady Bulldogs Advance 5-9

Claysburg-Kimmel's Britnee Roberston, left, fights for a loose ball with Forbes Road's Ginnah Kendall. Claysburg-Kimmel's Chelsie Noah drives to the basket on Forbes Road's Morgan DeShong. The Lady...

 
 By HOLLY ACKER    Sports    January 26, 2023

Claysburg Winter Volleyball Defeats Two Opponents

The Bulldog Winter Battle volleyball league concluded its second week of matches on Sunday night. Claysburg’s first opponent of the evening was Juniata Valley. The Lady Bulldogs maintained a narrow lead for their first two sets. Claysburg won by...

 

Bulldogs Fall Short

The Bulldogs lost a close one to Northern Bedford on Friday night 45-44. The Bulldogs were paced by Elias Ritchey's career-high 25 points. The Bulldogs were outscored 17-4 in the third quarter after...

 

C-K Games Rescheduled

The Claysburg-Kimmel girls junior high, junior varsity and varsity basketball games scheduled at Bellwood-Antis for Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, have been postponed to Feb. 1, 2023. The C-K boys games were also rescheduled for Feb. 1. The start times...

 

Central Dragons Defeat the Undefeated in Double Overtime

In a highly anticipated game, the undefeated Central Scarlet Dragons faced the undefeated Penn Cambria Panthers for a night that packed the gym. After ending regulation time with a tied score of 49-49...

 

Woodruff Joins 1,000 Point Club

Williamsburg senior Jayla Woodruff scored her 1,000th point on Thursday, Jan. 19, against Glendale. She is the 13th member of the Lady Pirate 1,000 Point Club and it has been 12 years since anyone...

 

Celebrate Good Times, Come On

There was cause for applause in two Cove basketball games this week. The Central Boys Basketball Team happily celebrates their defeat over Penn Cambria, who was also undefeated. Central finished the...

 

In Carper's Clutches

Williamsburg's Jade Carper (left) and Juniata Valley's Makenna Hartman go after a loose ball Friday at Williamsburg High School. The Lady Pirates defeated Juniata Valley 50-20....

 

Take a Break

Williamsburg's LeeAnna Royer comes out of the game late in the fourth quarter during her team's game with Juniata Valley Friday....

 

Outdoor Show Season

We are now enduring the drab, dreary days of winter. Oh, sure, a few sportsmen are out there ice fishing, and a few others might be hunting coyotes or other game that is in season. However, most...

 

Looking for the Shot

Northern Bedford's Halle Baker takes a shot during fourth quarter action against Fannett Metal Monday at Northern Bedford High School. Scores were not available at press time....

 

Straight Up

Williamsburg's Kendel Norris pulls up to shoot at Williamsburg High School....

 

Curve Stadium's Upgrade Will Be Visible to Fans in 2024

While most of the work in the Altoona Curve's $2.4 million renovation will not be visible to fans, part of the project will be - an upgrade to all stadium seats in 2024. Another improvement visible...

 

Lingenfelter Hits 1,000 Milestone; Dragon Basketball Still Undefeated

The Central Dragon Basketball team had their hands full with three games throughout the week against capable opponents. The Dragons prevailed against the Forest Hills Rangers, the Westmont Hilltop Hil...

 

Two Slow Starts Hold Lady Dragon Basketball Back

Despite a victory in the previous week giving hope to the Central Lady Dragon Basketball team, hitting a rough patch during a three-game week left the Dragons with only one win this week. Facing the...

 
 By HOLLY ACKER    Sports    January 19, 2023

Winter Volleyball League Starts

The Claysburg Bulldog Girls’ Volleyball team kicked off the Bulldog Winter Battle league on Sunday. Four teams are participating in the league, including Juniata Valley, Huntingdon, Northern Bedford, and Claysburg Kimmel. The league will unfold...

 

Dragon Wrestling Goes up Against Rangers, Rams

Facing the Forest Hills Rangers and the Richland Rams, the Dragon Wrestlers found themselves 1-1 to end the week, finally attaining a regular season victory. After a 56-12 loss to the Rangers, the Dragons achieved a 30-21 victory over the Rams....

 

Loyal Lingenfelters

Play stopped briefly during Central's basketball game with McCort Friday as Eli Lingenfelter (below, 22) scored his 1,000th career point. His family and friends (above) applauded his...

 

C-K Principal Plans to Build Foundation as New Head Football Coach

Charles “Chuck” Kassick doesn’t envision his ascendance to Claysburg-Kimmel High School head varsity football coach as a short-term venture. “Claysburg has treated me very well, the staff, the administrative team, the students, the parents, t...

 

Lingenfelter Hits 1,000

Central's Eli Lingenfelter scored his 1,000th point early in first quarter action against McCort Friday....

 

Lady Dragons Turning Things Around

Throughout the season, the Lady Dragon basketball team has struggled to finish a game on top, despite being ever so close to cinching a victory in many games, including a six-point loss to the...

 

Let's Go Girls

Williamsburg's Jayla Woodruff looks to pass around Curwensville's Janelle Passmore Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. The Lady Pirates defeated Curwensville 75-12 and have a 10-1 record. Claysburg's Bella...

 

A Few Surprises

In December I heard a rumor about a sportsman who had hit a deer and killed it with his vehicle. Since it was deer season and with his being a law-abiding sportsman, he used a deer tag to claim the...

 

Central High School Wrestling Finds a Win

The Central Dragon Wrestlers had matches against the Claysburg-Kimmel Bulldogs and the Westmont Hilltop Hilltoppers this week, and despite having a few individual victories, lost to both 54-21 and...

 

Public Asked To Report Turkey Flocks

The Game Commission is asking for the public’s help finding turkey flocks to trap for ongoing turkey projects. The agency is encouraging Pennsylvanians to report the location of any turkey flocks they see between now and March 15. Information is...

 

Dragon Basketball Continues Undefeated Streak

In facing two more opponents, the Central Dragon basketball team continued its dominance of the schedule up to this point. The Dragons pulled out a 55-37 victory over the Bellwood-Antis Blue Devils and a 58-40 victory over the Bedford Bisons....

 

Free Throw Contest To be Held in Tyrone

The Tyrone Elks 51st annual Free Throw Contest, better known as the “Elks Hoop Shoot” contest, will take place on Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Northern Blair Rec Center. Girls and boys between the ages eight and 13 (as of April 1, 2023) are eligible...

 

C-K Sports Rescheduled

The wrestling match at Claysburg-Kimmel School District scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 15 2022, vs. Southern Huntingdon has been postponed to Jan. 19, 2023. The JH, JV and Varsity boys basketball games scheduled at Tussey Mountain Dec. 23 have been...

 

Central Basketball Seeing Victories to End 2022

Lady Dragons find a Win The Lady Dragon Basketball team traveled to take part in the Reliance Bank Holiday Tournament hosted by Northern Blair Kiwanis. After coming up just short against the Bellwood-...

 

Spring Cove Wins Holiday Tournament

Spring Cove (Base Camp Guns) won the Bellwood-Antis Elementary Sixth Grade Basketball Holiday Tournament on Dec. 29 by defeating Mifflin County 45-4, Bellwood-Antis 33-10, Bedford 46-17 and Tyrone...

 

Annual Report for 2022

As a now 73-year-old sportsman, I appreciate all of the days I continue to spend in the outdoors. As occurred during 2021, I would not have collected either a deer or a turkey in 2022 if I didn't...

 

Lady Pirates Dominate Holiday Tourn.

ABOVE: Williamsburg's Jade Carper defends against Northern Bedford's Abby Kline Tuesday, Dec. 27, at Williamsburg High School during the first night of the Lady Pirate Holiday Tournament. BELOW:...

 

Successful Hunting Season Ends

Colton Dick, 9, of Williamsburg got this deer on the last day of hunting. Dick also shot a doe this hunting season. Dick is the son of Danielle Schumacher of Williamsburg and Cody Dick of Petersburg. His great-grandmother Gladys Estep shared this...

 

Plenty Of Hunting Excitement Remains

Pennsylvania’s hunting license year isn’t yet halfway through, and there’s plenty of action to be experienced afield in the coming weeks and months. Small game hunters are reminded that hunting generally closed on Saturday, Dec. 24. Seasons...

 

Lady Dragons Nearly Make Fourth-Quarter Comebacks

Throughout the week, the Lady Dragons came incredibly close to victory, but fell just short in both their matches against the Richland Lady Rams as well as the Central Cambria Lady Red Devils with scores of 54-51 and 44-43. A quick first half for...

 

Dragon Wrestling Competes In Holiday Tournament

A lack of members leaves the Central Dragon Wrestling team with many forfeit matches, meaning an almost impossibility of winning a match as a team. Nothing stops members, however, from competing individually, as they did at the Penn Cambria Holiday...

 

Time to Tie Flies

We are just entering the months with the coldest days of the year. Not a lot of sportsmen want to spend time in the outdoors now. (Imagine how wildlife deals with the cold.) Anyhow, most sportsmen find things to do during the winter to put in their...

 

Dragons Remain Undefeated

The Central Dragon Basketball team stays undefeated this week heading into the Christmas break, a great feat for any basketball team. A 52-34 victory over the Richland Rams and 56-32 win over the Central Cambria Red Devils propels the Dragons to a...

 

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