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Let the Games Begin!

The high school winter sports scene will kick off this weekend for basketball and wrestling. Above, Central High School wrestling coach Dave Marko goes over team standards and policies during a...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    December 5, 2019 

The Sportsman's Corner

I do not know if deer season is the appropriate time to write a column about the disappearance of songbirds. However, even an unobservant sportsman like me has noticed that there are far fewer birds...

 

Hunters Take Down 2,063 Bears in State

Hunters during the final day of Pennsylvania’s statewide bear season harvested 565 bears, raising the 2019 statewide general-season harvest to 2,063. That adds to an early season harvest of 1,335, increasing the 2019 total bear harvest to 3,398,...

 

Sunday Hunting Bill Signed Into Law in Pennsylvania

It's official: expanded Sunday hunting is coming to Pennsylvania in 2020. Gov. Tom Wolf on Nov. 27 signed into law Senate Bill 147, which permits additional hunting on three Sundays per calendar year...

 

Department of Agriculture Offers Advice to State Hunters, Processors to Protect Against Chronic Wasting Disease

With the 2019 hunting season underway in Pennsylvania, the Department of Agriculture released recommended best management practices to help protect hunters and their families against Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). “At this time, current published...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Girls' Basketball

Coach: Jess Veverka What Year is This for You as Head Coach at This School and Overall: Fifth League: Inter-County Conference Last Year's Record: Overall: 17-6; Conference: 9-4 Returning Starters:...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Wrestling

Coach: Matt Musselman Number of Years as Head Coach: Three League: Inter-County Conference Last Year's Record: Overall: 8-30; League: 4-15 Returning Starters: Kobe Harr, Levi Brown, Cade Keithley...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Boys' Basketball

Coach: Mike Harris Number of Years as Head Coach: 10 (five at Tyrone) League: Inter-County Conference Last Year’s Record: Overall: 10-13; League: 4-10 Returning Starters: Kyle Glass, Parker Dibert Newcomers: Aaron Walters, Ethan Diehl, Wyatt...

 

Northern Bedford Wrestling

Coach: Brian Dutchcot Number of Years as Head Coach: Eight League: Inter-County Conference Last Year's Record: Overall: 9-9; League: 5-5 Returning Starters: Tristin Pepple (126), Lucas Heck (132),...

 

Northern Bedford Girls' Basketball

Coach: Jon Ewart What Year is This for You as Head Coach at This School and Overall: Second year/Second year League: Inter-County Conference Last Year's Record: Overall: 3-19; League: 2-12 Returning...

 

Northern Bedford Boys' Basketball

Coach: Randy Meck Number of Years as Head Coach: 16 League: Inter-County Conference Last Year's Record: Overall: 3-18 Returning Starters: Dalton Smith, Hayden Foor, Dakota Claar, Thad Leidy, Caleb...

 

Williamsburg Girls' Basketball

Coach: Amy Hileman Number of Years as Head Coach: First year League: Inter-County Conference North Last Year's Record: Overall: 7-15; League: 4-10 Returning Starters: Marcella Lynn, Anna Ward, Krista...

 

Williamsburg Boys' Basketball

Coach: Brock Anders Number of Years as Head Coach: 12 years: 2 – Huntingdon Area High School (18-31), 6 – East Juniata High School (78-59), 4 – Williamsburg (28-44) League: Inter-County Conferen...

 

Central Wrestling

Coach: David Marko Number of Years as Head Coach: 24th year League: Mountain Conference Last Year's Record: Overall: 10-9; League: 1-5 Returning Starters: Jaxon Matthews, Ian Crouch, Alex Bowman,...

 

Central Girls' Basketball

Coach: Rob Mock Number of Years as Head Coach: Sixth season League: Mountain League Last Year's Record: Overall: 12-12; League: 8-6 Returning Starters: Jenna Mock, Erin Brumbaugh Kylie Metzger,...

 

Central Boys' Basketball

Coach: Paul Frederick Number of Years as Head Coach: First year League: Mountain League Last Year's Record: Overall: 18-6; League:10-4 Returning Starters: Braden Kitt, Hunter Klotz, Lleyton Kling...

 

Pa. Readies for Deer Season

A Saturday opener for the firearms deer season and the possibility of more older bucks throughout the Commonwealth have many Pennsylvanians excited about Nov. 30 and the weeks to follow. Last year’s firearms deer season saw rainy weather nearly...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

Saturday (Nov. 30) is the opening day of the rifle deer season. It's the first time rifle deer season has opened on a Saturday since I began hunting. During my years in the woods, deer season has...

 

Bear Harvest Nears Record in Pa.

Bear hunters started Pennsylvania’s statewide four-day black bear season last Saturday with good weather and a preliminary harvest of 1,015 black bears. Over the past two years, bear hunters have had some bad luck with weather, which has held down...

 

New Bowling Program

Thanks to a grant by the Nason Foundation, Morrisons Cove Memorial Park is offering a new and exciting program for all area seniors. Anyone age 59 or older can bowl for free at the park every...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

If I were a bear hunter, I would have been just about totally confused about when and where I could've hunted prior to the regular bear season. The only thing I would've been sure of was that I'd have...

 

Trout Unlimited Banquet

On Saturday, Nov. 2, John Kennedy Trout Unlimited Chapter 45 (JKTU) held its annual banquet at Trinity United Methodist Church, Roaring Spring. More than 40 attended the fundraising event including...

 

First Archery Buck

Jarrett Wagner of Martinsburg got his first archery buck, a 6 point, on Nov. 16 outside of Saxton....

 

Dept. of Ag Warns of CWD

With the 2019 hunting season underway in Pennsylvania, the Department of Agriculture released recommended best management practices to help protect hunters and their families against Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Since being identified in...

 

Life Jackets Mandatory in Pa.

With vibrant, changing foliage as a 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. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) encourages everyone to enjoy...

 
 By Brian Hess    Sports    November 21, 2019

New Era Begins for CHS Boys' Basketball

Central High School boys' varsity basketball coach Paul Frederick assembles his team to go over some of the drills the players would be doing on the first day of basketball practice Monday, Nov. 18....

 

Panthers Fall in District 5 Class 1A Title Game; Finish 8-4

Northern Bedford got off to a good start and led 10-0 at halftime but could not hold on in a 28-23 loss to Tussey Mountain for the District 5 Class 1A Championship last Friday night, Nov. 8, at Tiger...

 

Saltsburg Ends C-K's Season

The 2019 high school football season for the Claysburg-Kimmel Bulldogs came to an end Saturday, Nov. 9. At fourth-seeded Saltsburg for a District 6 Class 1A quarterfinal game, the fifth-seeded Bulldogs were dealt a 39-14 setback. While Saltsburg...

 

Hunters Harvest 89 Elk in 1 Week

Ninety-eight hunters took part in Pennsylvania’s 2019 one-week general elk hunt, which closed Nov. 9. Most left elk country with a trophy. Eighty-nine elk were taken by hunters during the season. And for those licensed to hunt antlered elk, also...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

Not long ago, I wrote that the passage of a bill allowing Sunday hunting was unlikely. I am now eating crow about that column. On Oct. 30, SB 147 was passed by the Pennsylvania House of Representative...

 

Basketball Clinic at Park

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park kicked off the winter sports season with its second annual Youth Basketball Clinic & League on Thursday, Nov. 7. In the park's inaugural season last year, 72 kids...

 

Closing In On Record-Breaking Bear Season in Pa.

Through an early archery bear season in selected Wildlife Management Units (WMUs), two new October firearms bear seasons and the first week of a two-week statewide archery bear season, Pennsylvania hunters took a preliminary harvest of 1,540 bears....

 

C-K Falls in Quarterfinals

Claysburg-Kimmel's Mackenzie Clemens sets up a teammate during District 6 playoff action Monday, Oct. 28, against Bishop McCort at Claysburg High School. The Lady Bulldogs swept the Crushers en route...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

Last fall, my son, Bob, and I did not get to hunt together during the autumn turkey season. Because of the heavy rain that occurred on the first day, I did not hunt. Bob, like our friend "Scout,"...

 

Game Commission: Additional Sun. Hunting Won't Happen Next Year

Passing the state House of Representatives Oct. 29 by a 144-54 vote, legislation that would provide expanded Sunday hunting opportunities in Pennsylvania appears likely to become law soon. But the Pennsylvania Game Commission wants hunters to know...

 

Panthers Advance to D-5 1A Title Game

Northern Bedford sandwiched a game-clinching touchdown run around two crucial turnovers in the final two minutes of the game to clinch a spot in the District 5 Classs 1A championship game with a...

 

Bulldogs Advance to D-6 Quarterfinals

The Claysburg-Kimmel football team ran for 212 yards and five touchdowns during its 45-8 District 6 Class 1A opening-round playoff victory against visiting Penns Manor on Nov. 1. The fifth-seeded Bull...

 

Fifth in the State

Northern Bedford High School junior Ian Zimmerman placed fifth in the PIAA Cross-Country Class 1A boys' Championship on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Hershey. Zimmerman ran the course in 16 minutes, 37...

 

Dragons' Rally Falls Short Against BEA

The 2019 football season came to a close last Friday night, Nov. 1, for the Central Scarlet Dragons, but not before the Dragons gave top-seeded Bald Eagle Area all they could handle. Playing at BEA’s home field, Central, seeded fourth, led early...

 

Norris Leads St. Vincent 'D'

Cam Norris, a graduate of Central High School, Martinsburg, is in his junior year at St. Vincent College, Latrobe. Norris, a member of the Bearcats' football team, made the transition from defensive...

 
 By Brian Hess    Sports    November 7, 2019

NB, C-K Alive in High School Football Postseason

Northern Bedford and Claysburg-Kimmel both survived the first weekend of postseason action Nov. 1 and 2. The second-seeded Black Panthers (8-3) have their sights fixed on their first District 5 Class...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

Last fall, my autumn turkey season did not begin until Monday afternoon of the first week – the only week in WMA 4A. It rained cats and dogs on Saturday and continued through Monday morning. As an...

 

Hollidaysburg Blitzes Dragons, 34-2

The Central Dragon football team traveled to Hollidaysburg last Friday to battle its District 6 Class 5A neighbor and came up on the wrong side of a 34-2 final. The game started well for Central as it...

 

NBC Boys' CC Team Wins D-5 Title

The Northern Bedford High School boys' cross-country team captured its second straight District 5 Class 1A title Oct. 22 at the Bedford County Technical Center course in Everett. Led by Ian...

 

Turkey Season

Two consecutive light fall wild turkey harvests and a substantial statewide turkey population of 212,000 birds should provide plenty of action in the upcoming fall turkey hunting season, which opens Saturday, Nov. 2 in most Wildlife Management...

 

Newly Detected CWD-Positive Deer Will Expand DMA 4

A captive-raised deer that recently tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) will result in a southward expansion of Disease Management Area 4 (DMA 4) in 2020. The exact adjusted boundary for DMA 4 will not be announced until next year,...

 

KEGLER'S KORNER

The Cove Community League standings for the week of Sept. 4 are: W L Woodcutters 18 0 Martin Oil 13 5 McKee Playground 11 7 Frederick Farm 9.5 8.5 I Don’t Know 8.5 9.5 Saxton Market 7 11 Bearded Skull 5 13 High scores: Team three: Frederick Farm...

 

Lady Dragons Defeat NBC in Four Sets

The Central Lady Dragon volleyball team split a pair of contests last week, giving them a 5-11 record on the season. Last Monday, Oct. 21, the Dragons hosted Northern Bedford and defeated them in four sets 25-18, 25-15, 20-25, 25-19. The junior...

 

C-K Spikes McCort

Claysburg-Kimmel's Rebekah Claar hits past Bishop McCort's Julia Howwath during District 6 Class 1A playoff action Monday, Oct. 28, against Bishop McCort at C-K High School. The Lady Bulldogs swept...

 

Lady Panthers Blank Tussey

The Northern Bedford girls’ soccer team concluded its season Oct. 21 with a 5-0 victory at Tussey Mountain. NB scored twice in the first half and three more in the second. Aylisa Morral, Makayla Hall, Taylor Nycum, Abby Kline and Emily Heck each...

 

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