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Area Well-Represented as H.S. Sports Postseason Begins

The Morrisons Cove area will be well-represented in the upcoming District 6 high school basketball playoffs. Each of the boys' and girls' teams from Central, Claysburg-Kimmel and Williamsburg high...

 

Central Athletes to Play Softball, Soccer

Three Central High School seniors signed their letters of intent on Thursday, Feb. 7, to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level. In the top photo, Dylan Claycomb will...

 

Dragons Survive Tough Stretch

The Central Dragons expected a tough week last week and that’s exactly what they got. After surviving in overtime against Bellwood-Antis, the Dragons won a pair of Mountain League games to improve their seasonal record to an impressive 16-4. CHS...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    February 14, 2019 

The Sportsman's Corner: Hunters: Don't Celebrate Yet

A little more than a week ago, the big news for Cove-area sportsmen was that a scheduled cull of deer was staved off with the help of newly elected State Rep. Jim Gregory. Area sportsmen had applied...

 

CHS Girls Win 2 of 3

The Central Lady Dragon Basketball team raised its record to 9-11 as it won two of its three home games last week. The Lady Dragons defeated Johnstown in a non-league game while splitting a pair of Mountain Conference games. CHS 46, Johnstown 41 It...

 

Lady Panthers Fall to 3-17 Overall

Northern Bedford fell to 3-15 overall as a result of a 54-46 home loss to Southern Huntingdon on Feb. 4 The Lady Panthers held a 16-12 lead after one period, but a poor second quarter proved to be the difference. SH took a 27-24 lead at the half and...

 

Blue Pirates Drop Two ICC League Matchups

The Williamsburg High School boys’ basketball team fell behind 53-27 at halftime at Mount Union on Feb. 5 en route to a 74-40 setback. Josiah Dowey hit three 3-pointers and finished with 12 points to lead the Blue Pirates. Shane Brantner had a...

 

Bocce Debuts at Central

The sport of bocce debuted at Central High School on Thursday, Feb. 7. The Scarlet Dragons welcomed Hollidaysburg to the CHS gymnasium. A large crowd was on hand to cheer on and support both squads...

 

CHS Gives Marko 300th 'W'

Starting the week with a 4-9 record, the Central Dragon wrestling team needed a big week as the postseason approached. The Dragons got just what they hoped for as they registered six wins, setting their record at 10-9 on the season. After defeating...

 

C-K Girls Improve Mark to 14-4

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School girls’ basketball team stretched its winning streak to four games following a 69-33 victory at Glendale on Feb. 4. C-K jumped out to a 21-6 lead after one quarter and pushed it to 34-17 by halftime. The Lady...

 

Panthers Win Second of Year

Northern Bedford charged out to a double-digit lead early in the second period, only to falter in the second half, in a 53-40 road loss at McConnellsburg on Feb. 4. The Panthers, led by Dalton Smith’s 18-point effort, were on their game early but...

 

WHS Girls Post Back-to Back Wins

The Williamsburg High School girls’ basketball team pulled out a 43-39 overtime victory against visiting Mount Union on Feb. 4. Kassidy McChessney led the Lady Pirates with 10 points and eight rebounds and added four steals. Anna Ward added nine...

 

Bulldogs Knock Off Tussey Mt.

A 22-11 second-quarter run propelled the Claysburg-Kimmel boys’ basketball team to a 65-58 victory at Tussey Mountain on Feb. 6. The surge gave the Bulldogs a 39-25 advantage at halftime. The Titans won the second half 33-26, including 17-11 in...

 

NB Grapplers Rout JV, Edge Bellwood

The Northern Bedford High School wrestling team earned four falls en route to a 66-6 victory at Juniata Valley on Feb. 5. Eyziak Cottle (132 pounds), Jay Ebersole (220), Kyle Guyer (285) and Austin Mowry (170) pinned their JV opponents. Seven...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Sports    February 7, 2019

McKee Man, 80, Inducted Into Semi-Pro Baseball Hall of Fame

Gene Decker, 80 years young, of McKee, was inducted into the Semi Pro Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. in Evansville, Indiana. Decker said he was playing baseball since he was out of...

 

The Sportsman's Corner: Unified Sportsmen All In

Not long ago, I wrote that the Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania (USP), the only statewide sportsmen's organization that has battled against the Pennsylvania Game Commission's fatally flawed deer mism...

 

Lady Bulldogs Push Streak to 3

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School girls’ basketball team ran its winning streak to three with a 64-41 victory against visiting Mount Union on Jan. 28. Trailing 10-7 after the first quarter, C-K (11-3) outscored Mount Union 18-12 in the second...

 

CHS Wins 2 of 3 League Games

The Central Dragon basketball team won two of its three home games last week, raising its record to 13-4 on the season. After coming up short against undefeated Huntingdon (19-0), the Dragons swept a pair of Mountain Conference games against...

 

Lady Panthers Knock Off Mt. Union

The Northern Bedford girls’ basketball team was poised to pull an upset at home against Southern Fulton on Jan. 28. The Lady Panthers had lost to the Lady Indians by 18 back in December and led 28-26 after three quarters. A horrific start to the...

 

PGC: Reducing Deer Numbers Not Part of Project In Bedford, Blair Counties This Year

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has not received the necessary support from landowners in Bedford and Blair counties to move forward with plans to reduce the deer population in a 100-square-mile area as part of a pilot project on chronic wasting...

 

Lady Pirates Fall to Valley

Juniata Valley jumped out to a 37-10 halftime lead and cruised to a 71-28 victory at Williamsburg on Jan. 28 in high school girls’ basketball action. Leading 19-7 after one quarter, Valley broke the game open with an 18-3 run in the second half....

 

Valley, Glendale Defeat Blue Pirates

A 54-27 run spanning the second and third quarters propelled the Juniata Valley High School boys’ basketball team to a 95-63 victory over Williamsburg on Jan. 29. Williamsburg led 18-17 after the first quarter, but the Green Hornets took over en...

 

Panthers Dealt 2 Setbacks

Northern Bedford trailed throughout in a 57-31 blowout loss at Southern Fulton on Tuesday night, Jan. 29. The host Indians doubled up the Panthers in the first period, 16-8, and led 31-17 at the half. “The kids played hard, but we did not shoot...

 

CHS Continues to 'Work Hard'

It was a rough week for the Central Lady Dragon basketball team as it was able to get just one game played due to the weather. On Saturday afternoon, Feb. 2, the Dragons fell to visiting Philipsburg 49-41. The Lady Dragons took an 11-10...

 

Loss Drops C-K to 8-8 Overall

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School boys’ basketball team slipped to .500 following a 68-53 loss to visiting Mount Union on Jan. 29. The Bulldogs, who dropped to 8-8 overall, trailed 19-12 after the first quarter and 36-25 at halftime. Mount Union...

 

NB's Batzel Recognized as Certified Athletic Administrator

The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association has announce that Jeff Batzel, athletic director at Northern Bedford High School, has been recognized by this association as a...

 

The Curve to Become 'Yinzers' On Select Dates in '19 Season

The Altoona Curve announced another addition to the 2019 promotional calendar on Jan. 22 with a seven-game team rebrand series, complete with a new team name and uniforms. On select weekend home games...

 

The Sportsman's Corner: A Major Problem

I like to attend high-school athletic events. During the winter, I manage to get out to a few basketball games. Occasionally at these games, I run into someone who has something to say about "The...

 

Blue Pirates Earn Second Win

Claysburg-Kimmel outscored host Williamsburg 38-32 in the second half of Jan. 22 en route to a 66-60 victory in high school boys’ basketball action. The game was tied at 28-28 at halftime, but C-K won the third quarter 18-14 and the final frame...

 

WHS Girls Fall To 5-11 on Year

The Williamsburg High School girls’ basketball team dropped to 5-11 following a 45-30 loss at Moshannon Valley on Jan. 25. Kassidy McChessney paced Williamsburg with 10 points. Alexi McMonagle and Krista Simpson each added six points. McMonagle...

 

Taking Action to Reduce Impact Of Chronic Wasting Disease

The Pennsylvania Game Commission, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Wildlife Services (USDA-WS), is conducting a project in Blair and Bedford counties to reduce the impact of chronic wasting disease (CWD). CWD is a threat to...

 

PGC to Recruit New Game Warden Class

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is recruiting the 32nd class of State Game Warden Cadets at its Ross Leffler School of Conservation in Harrisburg. The State Civil Service Commission on or about Jan. 28 will post a job announcement for and begin...

 

C-K Grapplers Defeat Juniata Valley

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School wrestling team took advantage of five forfeits en route to a 47-12 victory at Juniata Valley on Jan. 22. There were only three matches wrestled on the night, all won by the Bulldogs (3-9). Hunter Dively earned a fall...

 

Tigers Tame Dragons

The Central Dragon boys’ basketball team was able to play just one of its three scheduled games last week and fell short in a non-league match-up with neighboring Hollidaysburg on Jan. 21. The loss dropped the Dragons’ record to 11-3 on the...

 

Lady Dragons Move To 7-9 on Campaign

It was a great week for the Central Lady Dragons as they swept a pair of home Mountain League contests. After pounding Bald Eagle Area, Central won a close battle with Bellefonte. CHS 35, BEA 16 On Jan. 22, the Dragon defense dominated play, holding...

 

Black Panthers Fall To Glendale, Tussey

Glendale defeated Northern Bedford 78-55 in boys’ basketball at NB last Wednesday evening, Jan. 23. The Vikings led 31-19 at the half. NB got as close as 38-30 in the middle of the third period before the Vikings went on a run that ballooned the le...

 

Lady Panthers Pick Up Second Win of Season

Northern Bedford’s girls’ basketball team got its second win of the season in a 45-42 victory at Forbes Road on Tuesday night, Jan. 22. Madison Cottle hit for 17 points, including four treys, to propel the Lady Panthers. Northern trailed 16-8 at...

 

Panther Wrestlers Lose On the Road to Glendale

The Northern Bedford High School wrestling team fell to 7-8 following a 53-27 loss at Glendale on Jan. 22. Trailing 12-0, the Black Panthers scored the next 18 points – falls at 160 pounds by Colby Imler and at 170 by Austin Mowry and a forfeit at...

 

KEGLER'S KORNER

The Tuesday Afternoon Ladies' League standings for the week of Jan. 8 are: W L Dreamsicles 4 0 Candy Apples 4 0 Sugar Daddys 4 0 Cake Pops 0 4 Corn Dogs 0 4 High scores: Team series: Dreamsicles 964...

 

PGC Looking to Begin Deer Season on Saturday

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners on Tuesday, Jan. 29, gave preliminary approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for the 2019-20 license year. Modifications proposed for the 2019-20 seasons include: moving the opening day...

 

PGC Board Sets Meetings

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners on Tuesday, Jan. 29, set its schedule of meetings for the coming year. The next quarterly meeting is Monday, April 8, and Tuesday, April 9, at the Game Commission’s Harrisburg headquarters. Meetings...

 

Orange Could Be Simplified by PGC Officials

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners on Jan. 29 gave preliminary approval to a measure that would simplify requirements to wear fluorescent orange material while hunting. There would be no changes to the requirements that apply in many...

 

Pennsylvania Game Commission Commissioners to Meet

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will hold its first quarterly meeting of 2019, from Jan. 27 through 29 at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters. On Sunday, Jan. 29, beginning at 1 p.m., the commissioners will hear public...

 

Dragons Split Home Games

The Central Dragons boys' basketball team played its first two home games of the season last week with mixed results. Although their defense stood out in both games, their offense came up short...

 

The Sportsman's Corner: Outdoor Shows Season Upon Us

Here in the middle of winter we are once again entering the season for outdoor sports shows. Though there are numerous shows throughout the state beginning in January, there are three shows that are probably most convenient for sportsmen in and...

 

Bulldogs Fall to 7-7 on Season

A 23-11 run in the second quarter helped propel the Bellwood-Antis boys’ basketball team to an 80-60 victory over visiting Claysburg-Kimmel on Jan. 14. B-A had an 18-16 lead after one quarter, then broke open the game in the second frame. The Blue...

 

Lady Dragons Knock Off WHS

The Central Lady Dragons defeated visiting Williamsburg in a non-league match-up before falling to Tyrone and Penns Valley in Mountain League road games. Central’s record now stands at 5-8 on the season. CHS 44, WHS 29 On Monday, Jan. 14, Central...

 

C-K Girls Lose Twice on Court

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School girls’ basketball team suffered back-to-back losses for the first time during the past week. The two-game skid dropped the Lady Bulldogs to 8-3 on the season. B-A 70, C-K 68 Bellwood-Antis rallied for a 70-68...

 

Lady Pirates Top West Branch

The Williamsburg High School girls’ basketball team had three players score in double figures during its 57-41 victory against visiting West Branch on Jan. 15. Alexi McMonagle (two 3-pointers) paced the Lady Pirates with a game-high 19 points....

 

College Signing

Northern Bedford High School senior Ariel Reed (center) signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, on Jan. 14. With Reed are her parents, Brad and Marlene Reed;...

 

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