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 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    August 15, 2019 

The Sportsman's Corner

Back in mid-July, I listened to Dr. James Kroll's presentation about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). It was a scholarly presentation, and more than 100 sportsmen showed up to hear it. However, there...

 

Reunited After Many Years

Coach Jim Hartman, a former basketball coach at Morrison Cove High School and Central High School, invited players he coached to enjoy an evening of Curve Baseball on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Peoples...

 

Area 4 VFW Champions

The Spring Cove 13-14U VFW team recently won the Area 4 VFW championship for the second consecutive year and qualified for the VFW State Tournament, where it finished fourth after winning the state...

 

Runners-Up

The Spring Cove Junior Legion baseball team finished second in the Oley Regional, coming up one game short of making the state playoffs, held in Homer City. Spring Cove lost two games to Lower...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    August 1, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

I do not spend a lot of time on the internet; but when I am online, I visit a couple of fly-fishing sites. One of these is paflyfish.com, where there is a forum that includes various sub-forums. On...

 

Some Experiencing Long Wait Lines for Hunting Licenses Bought Online

Some hunters who bought their 2019-20 hunting licenses online have been slow to receive them, which in some cases might have impacted their submitting applications for antlerless deer licenses. The Pennsylvania Game Commission encourages hunters...

 

Fishing in the Czech Republic

Chase Kreider, soon-to-be a senior at Central High School, Martinsburg, has been chosen, alongside five other youths, to represent Team USA in the 18th Cortland World Youth Fly Fishing Championship...

 

PGC Increases Donation to Hunters Sharing the Harvest

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners on Tuesday, July 23, voted to increase the agency’s monetary donation to Hunters Sharing the Harvest, ensuring that hunters can continue to donate venison to the state’s hungry without having to pay...

 

Family Fishing Program Set at Canoe Creek

Canoe Creek State Park, Hollidaysburg, will host the Family Fishing Program from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. The Family Fishing Program is for families with little or no fishing experience. Participants learn basic fishing skills and to practice...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    July 25, 2019

Midsummer Musings

"Don't you dare write anything negative about our trip to Cape May this year, Rich," Donna, my wife, recently warned me. "You and some of your friends might think your complaints about Cape May and...

 

Rotary, Dragon Pride Golf Outing Exceeds Goals

The fourth annual Morrisons Cove Rotary Club and Dragon Pride Foundation Golf Outing was held Friday, June 14, at Iron Masters Country Club, Roaring Spring RR. Officials said the golf outing was a...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    July 18, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

Not long ago, I had just finished mowing my lawn for what seemed to be the millionth time this summer when I noticed my neighbor, Dr. Archie O. Logist, professor of phenomenology at the nearby Ganiste...

 

Pennsylvania Continues for Dedicated Fish and Wildlife Conservation Funding

The Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission see today’s introduction of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act in the U.S. House of Representatives as landmark legislation that could provide more care for...

 

Commissioners to Meet July 22-23 in Harrisburg

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners is scheduled to meet Monday, July 22, and Tuesday, July 23, at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters. Both meetings begin at 8:30 a.m., with doors opening at 7:45 a.m. Individuals interested in offering...

 

Open Houses to Discuss Wildlife Threats

Today, Pennsylvania’s wildlife faces a variety of threats. These threats often are related to both natural and human-caused factors. As the state agency responsible for managing Pennsylvania’s wildlife, the Pennsylvania Game Commission must...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    July 11, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

I have been fly-fishing for trout for a little more than 50 years. After I had graduated from high school, I thought I would try to become a serious trout fisherman. When I saw Ralph Haney and his...

 

AYSO Champions

Spring Cove AYSO 1539 16U won first place at the 15th annual Antietam Cup on June 9 in Hagerstown, Maryland. Team members were (from left): Front row: Paige Glasgow, Winter Storm, Jonathan Imler,...

 

Lezzer Lumber All-Stars

2019 Central High School graduates Casey Walters (14) and Thad Albright (31) were selected and participated in the 35th annual Lezzer Lumber Football Classic. Albright received the Jack Bailey...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    July 5, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

The recent audit of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's financial policies has pointed out that the Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania (USP) has long been correct about the commission's manipulation of...

 

Deer Licenses On Sale July 8

If you haven’t yet purchased your 2019-20 Pennsylvania hunting license, now might be the time. The new license year began on Monday, July 1, so only 2019-20 licenses are valid when hunting or using Game Commission shooting ranges. And sales of...

 

Shooting Range Permits at Issuing Agents

Pennsylvania Game Commission shooting range permits now can be purchased at any license issuing agent, as well as online. Previously, the permits were available online, with those buying permits printing them at home. Permits were only available for...

 

Major League Champs

Ritchey's Dairy captured the Major League title of the Spring Cove Youth Baseball League. The squad defeated Roaring Spring True Value 6-4 in the championship game on June 21 at the Martinsburg...

 

Minor League Champs

Keith Electrical Services captured the Minor League title of the Spring Cove Youth Baseball League. The squad defeated Metzler Bros. Transportation 12-2 in the championship game on June 21 at the...

 

Thank you, Gentlemen

Ritchey Dairy's Jay Hoenstine presents Randy McGraw (left) and Rodger "Bacon" Hoover with gift bags between championship games of the Spring Cove Youth Baseball League on June 21. The two men were in...

 

CWD Seminar Set for July 13

Sportsmen for the Future and the Pavia Sportsmen’s Club will sponsor a public chronic wasting disease seminar with Dr. James Kroll, also known as “Dr. Deer,” at noon on Saturday, July 13, at the Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School. There...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    June 27, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

With heavy rains blowing out my favorite local streams for much of the spring, I've gotten little fly-fishing in. For a while, though, several spots on the BFO River remained fishable. One drizzly...

 

Photos Available from Photographer

Reprints of action photos shot by photographer Gary M. Baranec that have appeared in the Morrisons Cove Herald are available by contacting him via email at [email protected]

 

Farewell to CHS Softball Seniors

The Central High School softball program celebrated "Senior Night" at the high school softball field on May 2 against Philipsburg-Osceola. Presented with flowers prior to the game – won by P-O 3-1...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

I am determined that I am not going to buy a new pair of chest waders or a new pair of hip boots this year. I am going to make do with what I have lying around. I had five pairs of chest waders...

 

CWD Update: Management Areas Expand

Since last year, 123 additional free-ranging deer have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Pennsylvania, and Disease Management Areas 2 and 3 have been expanded again as a result of new cases. With CWD testing from the 2018 deer...

 

Accident-Free Spring Turkey Season Celebrated

Pennsylvania hunters had a perfect safety record in the recently completed 2019 spring turkey season. No hunting-related shooting incidents were reported to the Game Commission during the month-long season. While years ago, it was common for...

 

Working Group Meeting Set

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners has scheduled a public, working group meeting for Monday, June 24, at the Game Commission’s headquarters in Harrisburg. The meeting is slated to begin at 8:30 a.m. Working group meetings allow for an...

 

Late DCC Rally Ends C-K's Campaign

The 2019 campaign for the Claysburg-Kimmel girls softball team ended in heart-breaking fashion on June 6 at Mount Aloysius College, Cresson. C-K, the two-time defending District 6 Class 1A champions,...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    June 13, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

June 17 is the first day to buy hunting licenses for the 2019-00 hunting seasons. It will be interesting to see how many additional hunters drop out of hunting because of the PGC's short-sighted...

 

Hunting Licenses to Go On Sale Monday, June 17

Licenses for the 2019-20 hunting and furtaking seasons go on sale Monday, June 17. And when hunters and furtakers buy their 2019-20 licenses, each again will receive a complimentary copy of the Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest. Like other hunte...

 

Congratulations to C-K Softball

Congratulations On A Great 2019 Season! Claysburg-Kimmel Lady Bulldogs Two-Time Defending District 6 Class 1A Champions!!! Advanced to State Quarterfinals Record: 20-5 The Claysburg-Kimmel High...

 

Lady Bulldogs Win Second Straight District 6 1A Title

The Claysburg-Kimmel softball team claimed its fifth District 6 title in 11 years on Friday, May 31, as the third-seeded Lady Bulldogs knocked off top-seeded Glendale 8-5 in a Class 1A tilt at Saint...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    June 6, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

I am sometimes asked how to dry the gristle attached to the beard of a gobbler that a hunter probably wants to save as a memento of a successful hunt. At one time I dipped the gristle of the beard...

 

PFBC Seeks Comments on Spruce Creek

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is seeking public comment on proposed changes to fishing tackle regulations along a section of Spruce Creek located in Huntingdon County. At its next meeting on July 15 and 16, the board will consider a...

 

NBC's Ian Zimmerman Earns Fourth-Place Finish in 1600

Northern Bedford High School's Ian Zimmerman placed fourth in the PIAA State Class AA 1600 meter run to highlight local performances at the State Championships held in Shippensburg last weekend. The...

 

Lady Bulldogs to Square Off Against Glendale for D-6 Title

The Claysburg-Kimmel softball team is back in the District 6 Class 1A title game. C-K, the third seed and 18-4 on the season, will battle top-seeded Glendale (20-3) at 2:30 p.m. today, Thursday, May 30, at Saint Francis University, Loretto. Today...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    May 30, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

One cloudy May afternoon 30 years ago, I had arrived home early from work and had zoomed out to the creek, hoping for a "Sulphur Day." A Sulphur Day is one when yellow-colored mayflies hatch during...

 

College Signings

Three Central High School seniors recently signed letters of intent to continue their athletic and academic careers in the fall. Signing were (from left): Zach Parks, Thad Albright and Logan Marko....

 

BG Snaps Bulldogs' 8-Game Winning Streak

The 2019 baseball campaign at Claysburg-Kimmel High School came to a close on May 20. Battling No. 3 Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic in a District 6 Class 2A quarterfinal game, the sixth-seeded Bulldogs managed just one hit during their 2-0 setback. The...

 

NB Baseball's Season Over

The Northern Bedford High School baseball team suffered a 4-1 loss to Rockwood in a first-round District 5 Class 1A playoff game. Rockwood led 4-0 before NB’s Luke Wiedemann belted a home run in the top of the seventh inning, one of the team’s...

 

NB Softball Falls at Township

Northern Bedford’s softball season was halted in a District 5 Class 2A semifinal game on May 23. The Lady Panthers were held to one hit during their 14-1, five-inning loss at Conemaugh Township. Sarah Bowser had NBC’s lone hit. Conemaugh...

 

Spring Cove Youth Baseball

The Major League standings as of May 19 are: W L Cure FA 7 1 True Value 4 3 Ritchey’s Dairy 3 2 Cove Lumber 1 3 Home Care 0 6 Scores: Ritchey’s Dairy 18, Curve FA 11 True Value 12, Home Care 10 Cure FA 3, Home Care 1 Cure FA 12, True Value 5...

 
 By Jeff Batzel    Sports    May 30, 2019

Northern Bedford Runner Places 4th at States

Northern Bedford sophomore Ian Zimmerman (second from right) is all smiles on the medal stand on Saturday, May 25, at Shippensburg University. Zimmerman placed fourth in the Class 2A 1600-meter run...

 

Track and Field Roundup

NBC BOYS Northern Bedford’s boys’ track and field squad added to its impressive 2019 resume with a runner-up finish at the PIAA District 5 Championship Meet held on May 15 on the NBC track. The Panthers scored 84 points, 15 behind District 5 cham...

 

Cove Fire Wins Tournament

The Cove Fire 10U girls' softball team took first place at the 10U In the Net girls' softball tournament in April at Hershey. Cove Fire defeated the Stingers in the championship game 8-0. Team...

 

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