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Central Boys Open Long-Awaited Season

The Central High School boys' basketball team opened its long-awaited 2020-21 season Jan. 11 at Mountain League-rival Tyrone, only to return with a 72-65 setback. The second quarter proved to play a...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    January 21, 2021 

The Sportsman's Corner

Winter is often not conducive for effective fly-fishing for trout. Howling winds and freezing temperatures make outings uncomfortable, and cold water temperatures often inhibit the activity of the...

 

Loose-Ball Battle

Williamsburg's Jayla Woodruff (left) battles Northern Bedford's Makayla Kochara for a loose ball Monday, Jan. 18, at Williamsburg High School. Williamsburg's Ayla Hileman watches the action. In the...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    Sports    January 21, 2021 

Pro Basketball Team Coming to the Altoona Area

York native Rikk Coleman said that he decided that Altoona was the "perfect spot" for a new professional basketball team because of the community's love for the game. Also important was that the city...

 

PGC COMMISSIONERS TO DISCUSS HUNTING, TRAPPING SEASONS

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will hold its first meeting of 2021 on Saturday, Jan. 23. The meeting will include discussion and preliminary approval of hunting and trapping seasons for the 2021-22 license year. In compliance with...

 

Howard Nursery Seedling Sale Returns

Disrupted last year by the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual sale of tree and shrub seedlings from the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Howard Nursery will return in 2021 stronger than ever. Seedlings that would have been dug up and shipped out last...

 

Marine Fisheries Industry Impacted By COVID-19

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is seeking applicants for a new grant program that will provide financial assistance to marine fisheries participants negatively affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Pennsylvania...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Boys' Basketball 2020-21 Preview

Coach: Mike Harris Number of Years as Head Coach: Sixth (11 overall; five at Tyrone) League: Inter-County Conference North Last Years’ Record: Overall: 10-13; League: 8-6 Returning Starters: Nathan Maslanik, Parker Dibert, Wyatt Buell, Corey...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Girls' Basketball 2020-21 Preview

Coach: Jess Veverka Number of Years as Head Coach: Sixth League: Inter-County Conference North Last Year's Record: Overall: 14-9; League: 8-4 Returning Starters: Rebekah Claar, Bailey Garver, Kalei Carson, Kaylee Hainey Other Returning...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Wrestling 2020-21 Preview

Coach: James Dodson Number of Years as Head Coach: First year League: Inter-County Conference Last Year’s Record: Overall 2-15; League: 0-6 Returning Starters: Zach McGeary, Cole Claycomb Other Returning Letterwinners: Zach McGeary; Cole Claycomb;...

 

Northern Bedford Girls' Basketball 2020-21 Preview

Coach: Jon Ewart Number of Years as Head Coach: Third year League: Inter-County Conference South Last Year’s Record: Overall: 4-18; League: 2-12 Returning Starter: Makayla Kochara (SR) Other Returning Letterwinners: Makayla Hall (JR), Emily Heck...

 

Northern Bedford Boys' Basketball 2020-21 Preview

Coach: Randy Meck Number of Years as Head Coach: Second year at NBC. (Coached at Forbes Road, Chestnut Ridge and Tussey Mountain in the past.) League: Inter-County Conference Returning Starters: Dakota Claar, Caleb Diehl, Hayden Foor, Thad Leidy...

 

Northern Bedford Wrestling 2020-21 Preview

Coach: Brian Dutchcot Number of Years as Head Coach: Nine League: Inter-County Conference Last Year’s Record: Overall: 13-7; League: 8-2 Returning Starters: Reyan Imler (126), Tristin Pepple (145), Dakota Korzek (189), Derek Beach (285) Newcomers:...

 

Williamsburg Boys' Basketball 2020-21 Preview

Coach: Brock Anders Number of Years as Head Coach: 13 years: 2 – Huntingdon Area High School, 6 – East Juniata High School, 5 – Williamsburg League: Inter-County Conference North Last Year’s Record: Overall: 15-9; League: 10-4 Returning...

 

Williamsburg Girls' Basketball 2020-21 Preview

Coach: Amy Hileman Number of Years as Head Coach: Two years League: Inter-County Conference North Last Year’s Record: Overall: 7-16; League: 5-9 Returning Starters: Marcella Lynn, Krista Simpson, Kendel Norris, Jayla Woodruff Other Returning Letter...

 

Central Boys' Basketball 2020-21 Preview

Coach: Paul Frederick Number of Years as Head Coach: Two League: Mountain League Last Year’s Record: Overall: 14-9; League: 9-5 Returning Starters: Hunter Klotz (Sr.), Lleyton Kling (Sr.) Devon Boyles (Jr.) Other Returning Letterwinners: Cassimier...

 

Central Girls' Basketball 2020-21 Preview

Coach: Drew Ebersole Number of Years as Head Coach: First Conference: Mountain League Last Year's Record: 17-6 Returning Starters: Bailey Heuston Other Returning Letterwinners: Leah Johnston Newcomers: Makenna Kocsis, Elana Decker, Bralyn Ellis,...

 

Central Wrestling 2020-21 Preview

Coach: David Marko Number of Years as Head Coach: 24 League: Mountain Conference Last Year’s Record: Overall: 11-9; League: 2-5 Returning Starters: Jaxon Matthews, Tyler Beisinger, Ian Crouch, Alex Bowman, Tyler Hess, Tanner Hall, Ben Detwiler,...

 

– 2020-21 High School Winter Sports Schedules –

Central Boys’ Basketball Jan. 11 @ Tyrone 7:30 Jan. 14 Phil-Osceola 7:30 Jan. 20 Tyrone 7:30 Jan. 22 Clearfield 7:30 Jan. 25 Hollidaysburg 7:30 Jan. 27 @ Huntingdon 7:30 Jan. 29 @ Bellefonte 7:30 Feb. 2 @ Bald Eagle 7:30 Feb. 5 Penns Valley 7:30...

 

Collision Course

The Central High School boys' basketball team was the first sports team in the Morrisons Cove area to start the 2020-21 winter season. The Dragons played at Tyrone on Monday night, Jan. 11. Above,...

 

Along the Highway

One morning in mid-December, Amber, my granddaughter, was driving along Route 866 on her way to her final morning classes in Johnstown. When she spotted a dead bear lying along the road, she called...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel to Demolish Football Field Bleachers

The Claysburg-Kimmel School Board at a Dec. 22 meeting awarded a contract for the demolition of the home-side bleachers at Bulldog Stadium. School directors awarded the $$14,600 project to Dirt Works...

 

Pro Basketball is coming to Altoona

York native Rikk Coleman said that he decided that Altoona was the "perfect spot" for a new professional basketball team because of the community's love for the game. Also important was that the city...

 

Winter Sports Practices Return

Central High School second-year coach Paul Frederick (right) puts his team through a drill during practice Monday, Jan. 4. in preparation for the start of their season. In the foreground is Seth...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    January 7, 2021

A Sportsman and His Money

Proverbs 21:20 (KJV) says that "a fool and his money are soon parted." I suppose the same can be said about sportsmen. Sportsmen seem to need the latest gadgets and gear that are developed for our...

 

Annual Outdoor Report for 2020

"Rich, aren't you going to write up what you did this past year in the outdoors?" a sportsman asked me recently at a local store. "I know you didn't write about how things went in 2019." It's...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

Both good and bad events occurred during the past rifle deer season. Let's begin with one of the good things. My friend Brady built a number of deer stands two summers ago. Mine is a "Taj Mahal,"...

 

Park League Draws Crowd

Prior to Gov. Tom Wolf's shutdown of non-essential business through Jan. 4, Morrisons Cove Memorial Park was hosting a vibrant and well-attended youth Basketball league. This season, 158 children in...

 

Some Inconvenient Truths

I was interested to read the article "Never the Same Again" in the December 2020 "Pennsylvania Game News." The author, Associate Editor Joe Kosack, takes us through the past 20 years of deer...

 

Pa. Launches a Coordinated Effort to Combat CWD

The Wolf Administration recently released a report detailing coordinated efforts of state and federal agencies and Pennsylvania research institutions to combat Chronic Wasting Disease, or CWD, a contagious, fatal disease that threatens deer. The...

 

Youngster Shoots First Deer

Alex Zychowski, 12, of Coraopolis, shot his first deer, a 10-point, Saturday, Nov. 28, while hunting with his uncle Shawn Blackie. Alex is the son of Rob and Noel Zychowski, formerly of Roaring...

 

New Book Among Holiday Gifts Available from Game Commission

While hunting is often challenging, bagging the perfect gift for the hunters in your life is as easy as placing a phone call or visiting the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s website. Among gifts available from the Game Commission this holiday season...

 

Pebble Mine Permit Denied

Several weeks ago, on Nov. 25, 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced its decision to deny a permit for the proposed Pebble Mine in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska under Section 404 of the...

 

A Bad Fall

When people my age (71) fall down, we can suffer serious long-term consequences. I believed that I was immune to falling down and hurting myself, though I am glad that my son, Bob, bought me a wading...

 

2021 Pennsylvania Fishing License Permits Now Available

During a time when more people than ever are looking for fun and affordable ways to enjoy the outdoors by themselves, or safely with family and friends, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) reminds anglers that 2021 fishing licenses are...

 

Youngster Shoots First Buck

Anna Jolynn Smith, 16-year-old at Northern Bedford High School, shot her first buck Tuesday, Nov 30, with Jeffrey Snyder, who has been taking her hunting for the past five years. Anna used a 270...

 

Mandatory Life Jacket Requirements

With vibrant, changing foliage as a colorful backdrop to any adventure during the fall season, the lure of a relaxing paddle along a scenic river, stream, or lake is hard to resist. To ensure that boaters return home safely, the Pennsylvania Fish...

 

Williamsburg Buck Pool Winners

Mike Lynn was the winner of the widest spread at the 2020 Buck Pool hosted by the Williamsburg Community Farm Show on Saturday, Nov. 28. Lynn's spread was 17-7/8. Ty Uplinger of Williamsburg was the...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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