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Volleyball Roundup

Central The Central Lady Dragon volleyball team lost three of four Mountain League games recently, dropping its league record to 3-8 on the season. On Oct. 1, the Lady Dragons hosted undefeated Bald Eagle Area (8-0) and lost in straight sets 25-6,...

 

Cross-Country Roundup

Northern Bedford The Northern Bedford cross-country teams scored victories over visiting Moshannon Valley oct. 1. The Lady Panthers took the first four spots en route to a 20-35 win. Emilee Sherlock led the way with a first-place finish in 23...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    October 17, 2019 

The Sportsman's Corner

This Saturday (Oct. 19) ushers in the statewide small game season for squirrels, rabbits, and ruffed grouse. The following Saturday, Oct. 26, is the opening day for pheasants. For those "in the...

 

Big First Half Propels W. Branch

West Branch scored 30 first-half points against visiting Williamsburg Oct. 11 and cruised to a 37-8 victory. The win was just the second in eight games for the Warriors. The Blue Pirates dipped to 0-8. West Branch racked up 489 totals yards in the...

 

NB Panthers Rough Up C-K, 35-6

The Northern Bedford Black Panthers ran for 307 yards and forced seven turnovers during its 35-6 victory at Claysburg-Kimmel on Friday, Oct. 11. Dalton Smith paved the way with 240 rushing yards and three touchdowns, as the Black Panthers improved...

 

Bellefonte Runs Past Central

The Central Dragon football team welcomed Bellefonte (6-2) on Homecoming Night Oct. 11, and the Red Raiders were dominating early. Bellefonte scored four touchdowns in the opening quarter and led...

 

Soccer Roundup

NBC Girls Fannett-Metal broke a 1-1 tie with two second-half goals to defeat Northern Bedford, 3-1, in high school girls’ soccer action Sept. 30. Abby Kline scored the Lady Panthers’ lone goal, unassisted, at the 25:48 mark of the first half. On...

 

Central Captures League Title

Two Central Lady Dragon tennis team members participated in District 6 singles play Sept. 30 while the entire team played its final Mountain League game of the season on Oct. 2. Playing at the Summit Athletic Club in Altoona, Kierra Mountain opened...

 

PGC to Hold Meeting on CWD at Hollidaysburg

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is hosting a series of events to inform the public about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), which poses a serious threat to the state’s deer and elk. CWD, which always is fatal to the deer and elk it infects, first was...

 
 By Brian Hess    Sports    October 17, 2019 

With Two Weeks Left in Regular Season, Williamsburg Strives for a Victory

With two weeks remaining in high school football's regular season, one Cove team is still searching for its elusive first victory. Williamsburg, with an 0-8 record, will play its home finale Friday...

 

Panthers Overpower Pirates

The Northern Bedford High School football team traveled to Williamsburg on Friday, Oct. 4, looking to put behind it a tough loss in the previous week to Bellwood-Antis. The Black Panthers scored 26...

 

Dragons Dominate Huskies

The Central Scarlet Dragons returned home Friday night to battle Bishop Carroll (3-4). The Dragons raised their record to 4-3 with a dominating performance in all areas – offense, defense and special teams. As has been in most of their games this...

 

Valley Halts C-K's Win Streak

The Juniata Valley football team put an end to Claysburg-Kimmel’s five-game winning streak on Friday night, Oct. 4, limiting the Bulldogs to 173 yards of total offense in a 27-6 victory. Each team is 5-2 through Week 7 of the high school season....

 

Northern Bedford, Central Split Boys' Girls' Soccer Doubleheader

The Northern Bedford boys’ and girls’ soccer teams played host to Central on Saturday, Oct. 5. The NB boys earned their third straight victory with a 2-1 victory, while Central won the girls’ game in overtime by the same score. In the boys...

 

Busy Week for CHS Dragon Soccer

It was a busy week for the Central Dragon boys’ soccer team as it played four times, winning once. The Dragons split their two Mountain League games and lost twice in non-league affairs, giving them a 3-9 record on the season. On Sept. 30, the team...

 

Additional State Forest Roads to Be Open During Autumn

Hunters and other outdoors enthusiasts heading into Pennsylvania’s state-owned woodlands this autumn will find additional roads open in 18 of the 20 state forest districts, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced today....

 

The Sportsman's Corner

When Pennsylvania's State Senate passed its version of a bill to allow hunting on Sundays, it appeared that limited Sunday hunting was going to be permitted in Pennsylvania. The bill allowed three...

 

More Opportunities on Tap for Pennsylvania Hunters This Year

Although some hunting seasons are underway, the cooling temperatures and changing leaves signify the best is yet to come. Pennsylvania’s statewide archery deer season began Saturday, Oct. 5, and its return is prompting the Pennsylvania Game...

 
 By Brian Hess    Sports    October 10, 2019

NB Panthers (4-3) and C-K Bulldogs (5-2) Set for Battle Friday Night

Week 8 of the high school football season will feature a battle of two Cove-area teams in an Inter-County Conference showdown. The Black Panthers of Northern Bedford will matchup with the Bulldogs of...

 

Dragons, 3-3, Return Home to Face Bishop Carroll Catholic

After three consecutive road games, the Central High School football team returns to the friendly confines of the Roaring Spring Athletic Field on Friday, Oct. 4. The 3-3 Dragons will entertain 3-3...

 

NBC Loses Tough ICC Battle to B-A

Northern Bedford hung tough with undefeated Bellwood-Antis but didn't quite have enough offense to overcome the Blue Devils in a 20-13 Homecoming loss last Friday night, Sept. 27. Other than two...

 

NB Cross-Country Runs at Carlisle

The Northern Bedford cross-country teams ran Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Carlisle Invitational. Ian Sherlock (left) finished second in the boys' champion race with a time of 16 minutes, 26.0 seconds....

 

Central Tennis Wins Mountain League

The Lady Dragon tennis team won two of its three matches last week and wrapped up another Mountain League championship in the process. The team has an impressive 9-4 record overall. On Sept. 24, the Lady Dragons traveled to Huntingdon and won...

 

Dragons Go to the Air to Defeat Philipsburg

It’s not real common for high school quarterbacks to pass for more than 100 yards, but for the Central High Scarlet Dragons, either of their quarterbacks is capable of putting up high aerial numbers. In their game last Friday at...

 

High School Soccer Report

Central Boys On Sept. 24, the Dragons hosted 6-1 Clearfield and fell 5-0. The visiting Bisons led 4-0 at intermission and coasted to the shutout win. Clearfield scored twice in the first ten minutes of the contest and broke open the game with two add...

 

C-K Rallies Past Mount Union, 20-14

Two fourth-quarter touchdowns by Corey Chamberlain helped Claysburg-Kimmel rally for a 20-14 victory over visiting Mount Union. The game, which began Saturday, Sept. 28, was called with 38.6 seconds...

 

High School Volleyball Report

Northern Bedford Northern Bedford fell to 1-7 overall after being swept 3-0 at Shade Sept. 23. The Shade Lady Panthers won by scores of 25-13, 25-21, and 25-16. Madison Johnson had 10 service points, seven kills, six digs and three blocks to pace...

 

CHS Golfers Preparing for Postseason

ason nears, the Central golfers competed against their Mountain League opponents at Iron Masters Country Club Sept. 24. The Dragons finished in fifth place overall with a composite score of 357. Philipsburg-Osceola took top honors with an impressive...

 

Black Knights Run Past WHS

Moshannon Valley ran for more than 360 yards and scored six touchdowns during its 44-24 victory over visiting Williamsburg on Sept. 27. The win was the Black Knights’ second in six games this season. The Blue Pirates fell to 0-6. Joe Bacher led...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    October 3, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

Saturday (Oct. 5) is the opening day for the autumn archery season for deer. Next to the rifle-hunting season for whitetails, it is probably the season that attracts more hunters to the woods than any other. This season gives bowhunters and crossbow...

 

Northern Bedford Panthers Look to Slow Bellwood-Antis

Heading into Week 6 of the high school football season, Northern Bedford will attempt Friday night, Sept. 27, to do what no other opponent against Bellwood-Antis has been able to do: knock off the...

 

Central High Tennis Sweeps Clearfield

After losing a tight match to Windber Sept. 16, the Lady Dragon Tennis team responded with a pair of 7-0 shutouts last week. Central's record improved to 7-3 overall. Central and Windber followed the...

 

Soccer Roundup

CHS Girls The Central Lady Dragons soccer team evened their record at 4-4 on the season with a pair of 2-1 Mountain League victories. On Sept. 17, the Lady Dragons traveled to Huntingdon and defense dominated play. Neither team was able to score in...

 

Central Golfers Score Solid Victory Against Mt. Union

The Central Dragon golf team traveled to Mount Union last week and returned with a solid 377-414 victory. Mason Baker had the low score for the Dragons, shooting an 87, followed by Cohen Fisher’s 89. Jerry Brumbaugh shot 99, while Jonah Snowberger...

 

High School Volleyball Roundup

Central The Central Lady Dragons split a pair of home Mountain Conference battles last week, giving them a 2-3 league record thus far in the season. On Sept. 17, Huntingdon was able to escape Central with a five-set win. The Lady Bearcats took the...

 

Tussey's Ground Game Too Much for WHS

Tussey Mountain exploded for 301 yards rushing and seven touchdowns during its 48-14 victory a Williamsburg’s Veterans Memorial Field Sept. 20. The victory moved the Titans to a 5-0 start, while the Blue Pirates slipped to 0-5. Tussey Mountain...

 

Stingy NB Defense Pitches Shutout

Northern Bedford used a stellar defensive performance as the catalyst for a 27-0 win over the Everett Warriors at home Sept. 20. The Panthers allowed just 75 offensive yards and five first downs,...

 

C-K Holds Off Glendale

Two first-quarter touchdowns proved to be enough as Claysburg-Kimmel edged Glendale, 12-7, in an Inter-County Conference battle Sept. 20. The Bulldogs improved to 4-1, while the Vikings slipped to 3-2. Joseph Noah, who led C-K with 34 rushing yards,...

 

Dragons Fall to Bald Eagle

The Central Scarlet Dragon football team traveled to Wingate last Friday, Sept. 20, to battle Bald Eagle Area in a key match-up with league and district impacts. BEA entered the game with a 3-1 record while Central was a game behind at 2-2. Defense...

 

Cross-Country Roundup

Northern Bedford The Northern Bedford cross-country teams scored victories over host Central, Williamsburg and Saint Joseph’s Academy Sept. 19. The Black Panthers’ Ian Sherlock, Ian Zimmerman and Connor Laird each crossed the finish line in a...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

Although a couple of less-popular fall hunting seasons have already begun, the major seasons are now only a week away. First up will be the autumn bow/crossbow season that is scheduled to begin on Oct...

 

Bulldogs Score Third Consecutive Victory

The Claysburg-Kimmel football team secured its third straight victory Friday, Sept. 13, blanking visiting Moshannon Valley, 30-0. The Bulldog defense held the Black Knights’ offense in check, limiting them to just 82 yards of total offense – all...

 

Valley Proves to Be Too Much for Central

The Scarlet Dragons traveled to Penns Valley (3-1) last Friday with the hopes of slowing down the high-powered Rams’ offense. Penns Valley entered the game averaging more than 50 points per game and six touchdown passes per game. Penns Valley...

 

Titans Overcome NBC in Thrilling 'Brawl'

Tussey Mountain's domination in the fourth quarter proved to be the difference as the Titans outlasted the Northern Bedford Panthers, 32-22, in one of the most thrilling "backyard brawls" in recent...

 

Juniata Valley Stings Blue Pirates at Home

Juniata Valley jumped out to a 31-0 lead at halftime against visiting Williamsburg Sept. 13 and cruised to a 38-12 victory. The win moved the Green Hornets to 3-1 on the season, The Blue Pirates dropped to 0-4 with the loss. “Juniata Valley did a...

 

Game Commission Seeks Input on CWD Response Plan

The Pennsylvania Game Commission on Sept. 12 released a draft of its new Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan, a document that, when adopted, will guide the agency’s management of CWD, which always is fatal to the deer and elk it infects. The...

 

CWD Affects Out-of-State Hunters

Pennsylvanians who harvest deer, elk, mule deer or moose out-of-state likely can’t bring them home without first removing the carcass parts with the highest risk of transmitting chronic wasting disease (CWD). Pennsylvania long has prohibited the...

 

Scores Improving for CHS Golfers

The Central golf team was involved with a pair of Mountain League contests recently. The Dragons traveled to Boalsburg where all eight league teams competed. Philipsburg took 1st place with an impressive score of 308. Central finished in 4th place...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

I have been fly-fishing for more than 50 years. During these years, I have caught a fair number of beautiful trout and have seen a good many unusual things. One of the most unusual "buildings" I ever...

 

CHS Tennis Team Moves to 5-2

Central’s Lady Dragon tennis team improved their record to 4-1 with a pair of lopsided home victories recently. The Dragons disposed of Shanksville 7-0 and Mountain League rival Huntingdon 6-1. All five Lady Dragon singles players dominated play...

 

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