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Dragon Soccer Falls to Panthers

The Central Dragon Soccer team faced the Northern Bedford Panthers in a home match last Wednesday. The Dragons were unable to attain a goal throughout the game, ending with a 5-0 loss to the Panthers. Colin Yeatts scored two goals for the Panthers...

 

Dragon Golf Narrowly Takes Second

The Central Golf team traveled to Somerset to face the Eagles and the Central Cambria Red Devils in a match last Wednesday. The Dragons finished second of three teams and had the individual best score of the entire match. Nick Baum had the best...

 

Squirrel Season Starts Saturday

It's hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that Pennsylvania's squirrel-hunting season opens this Saturday (Sept. 10). From the time I was a young hunter more than 60 years ago until recently,...

 

Dragon Football Sees First Loss Against Richland Rams

The Central Dragon Football team faced the Richland Rams at home Friday night and, despite a one touchdown lead at halftime, lost with a devastating score of 35-28. Starting the game with a strong...

 

C-K to 'Act On' Potential in 2022 Season

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School football team qualified for the District 6 Class 1A playoffs last season, but, to the Bulldogs, it was more a case of what might have been. Claysburg posted four regular season wins. The Bulldogs, however, weren’t a...

 

In other Week 3 games …

Conemaugh Township Indians (2-0) vs. Claysburg-Kimmel Bulldogs (1-1) Date and time: Friday, 7 p.m. Site: Tiger Stadium, Hollidaysburg Coaches: Conemaugh Township – Tony Penna Jr.; Claysburg-Kimmel – Matt Bilchak Last game: Conemaugh Township ...

 

Game of the Week

After entering the 2022 having not lost a regular season high school football game in two years, Central finds itself this week trying to start again. “I think our entire team is looking to respond in a positive manner,” record-setting Scarlet...

 

Dragons Victorious in Opener

The Central Dragons traveled to Mansion Park to face the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders in their season opener. A nail-biting game that came down to the final minute left the Dragons with a mere...

 

Central Dragons Return after Perfect Season

Few superlatives could overstate what the Central High School football team accomplished last year. Perfect through 14 games until being knocked off in the PIAA Class 3A semifinals by Central Valley in a battle of unbeatens, the Scarlet Dragons...

 

Central Tennis Sees 2-2 Record First Week of Matches

Aug. 29, 2022 From Coach John Riley: Great team win today in extremely hot conditions. Julia Ritchey, Ashlyn Renner and Brooklyn Coppersmith were winners in singles. Adacyn James and Kate Dunn won at first doubles and Kimmy Yingling teamed with Zoe...

 

Traditional Hunting Seasons Begin

Today (Sept. 1) is the opening day for the traditional autumn hunting seasons. Dove season is probably the longest tenured of the early fall hunts. Though not a popular hunt in our area, sportsmen...

 

Northern Bedford Back in Action

Northern Bedford football was victorious in its first week, defeating Southern Huntingdon 40-33....

 

Hollidaysburg Represents Area Well with Dream Season

While the Hollidaysburg team's run in the Little League World Series came to an end with an 8-4 loss to Texas, the Southwest Region Champions capped off an historic year to become the first ever team...

 

Game of the Week

Ever since he started playing football, Jason Clark has been finding ways to get to the quarterback. “I’ve always been around the football, a guy who always loved running after it,” said Clark, a junior defensive end on the Central High School...

 

Week 2 Games

In other Week 2 games … Claysburg-Kimmel Bulldogs (1-0) vs. Southern Huntingdon Rockets (0-1) Date and time: Friday, 7 p.m. Site: Southern Huntingdon Athletic Field, Three Springs Coaches: Claysburg-Kimmel – Matt Bilchak; Southern Huntingdon ...

 

Central to Fill Number-2, 3 Singles Spot

Coach: John Riley Number of Years as Head Coach: 16th year Career record: 107-105 2021 record: 6-12 Conference: Laurel Highlands Returning starters: Julia Ritchey, SOPH; Ashlyn Renner, JR; Kaylee...

 

Central Golf Working Toward Playoffs

Coach: Robbie Keith Number of Years as Head Coach: 15 League: Laurel Highlands 2021 record:​ Overall:​​​ 12-1-1 League: 10-1 Returning Starters and Letterwinners: Griffin Snowberger (11), Nick Baum (11), Zach Oakes (11), Alex Snyder (11)...

 

Cross Country Across the Cove

Coach: April Wheland Years as head coach: 4 League: Inter County Conference Returning: Levi Hoover, Ethan Watkin, Ethan O, Jeremiah Ross, Brooke Stewart, Eliza Mock, Kara Landsberry Newcomers: Lillie...

 

Cross Country Across the Cove

The Cross Country Team at Central High School has kicked off the 2022 season in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference League. This year Head Coach Lacey Ceschini and the team’s new Assistant Coach Joe Bilka look forward to building on last...

 

Cove Lineup for Varsity Soccer

GIRLS SOCCER Coach: Randy Trexler Number of Years as Head Coach: 1 League: Laurel Highlands 2021 record: Overall: 16-1-0 Returning starters: Seniors: Ella Garner (D), Darcy Heltzel (MF), Katie...

 

Cove Lineup for Varsity Soccer

Girls soccer Coach: Marcus Yeatts Number of Years as Head Coach: 1st year League: ICC 2021 record: 16-3-1 Returning starters/letterwinners: Seniors: Miranda Clark, Emily Heck, Abby Kline, Lydia...

 

The Cove's Varsity Volleyball

Coach: Julie Cavender Number of Years as Head Coach: 4 Career record: 45-21 2021 record: 15-5 Returning starters: Emalee Cavender, 11th Grade, OH; Ally Dicken, 12th Grade, Setter; Emma Gill, 12th...

 

The Cove's Varsity Volleyball

Coach: Caitlyn Welty Number of Years as Head Coach: 2 at Central; have coached for 12 years for AAU and USAV League League: Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference District 6 AA 2021 Record: 7-19-2 Retur...

 

The Cove's Varsity Volleyball

Coach: Marina Brubaker Number of Years as Head Coach: 4 years League: ICC 2021 record: 3-15 Returning starters/letterwinners: Abbie Merritts, Billie Harnish, Eleanor Brubaker Newcomers: Jaley McCall,...

 

The Cove's Varsity Volleyball

Coach: Shalonne Sipes Number of Years as Head Coach: 3rd season League: ICC 2021 record: 6:12 Returning starters/letterwinners: Lizzie Long, Dani Imler, Halle Lingenfelter, Lacy McIlnay, Alaina...

 

Varsity Football in the Cove

Coach: Matthew Bilchak Number of Years as Head Coach: 5 League: ICC 2021 Record: 4-7 Number of Returning Letterwinners: 15 Returning Starters: Offense: QB Caleb Oakes; LH Gabe Weyant; RH Cole...

 

Varsity Football in the Cove

Coach: Garry Black Number of Years as Head Coach: 7 League: Inter County Conference 2021 Record: 9-4 Number of Returning Letterwinners: 15 Returning Starters: Offense: Eion Snider, QB; Adam Johnson, R...

 

Varsity Football in the Cove

Coach: David Baker Number of Years as Head Coach: 12 2021 Record: 14-1; District 6 3A Champions; Laurel Highlands Champions Returning Starters: Offense: Jeff Hoenstine, QB; Mason Conrath, C; Eli...

 

Practice Makes Perfect

(From left) Claysburg-Kimmel's Eleah Diehl, Zailee Bush and Alicia Musselman practice Monday in preparation for their first junior high match with Chestnut Ridge on Sept. 1....

 

Northern Bedford Soccer Teams Practice for 2022 Season

Both Northern Bedford soccer teams are prepping for the season ahead. The boys (above) and girls (below) will both be coached by Marcus Yeatts this year. Though this is his first year as the girls'...

 

The End of Summer

Before launching the main theme of this column, here's an item I find interesting. A month ago I wrote that the Game Commission is considering reintroducing pine martens – predatory weasels – to...

 
 By Philip Cmor    Sports    August 25, 2022

Juniata Football Entering Second Year of W-burg Co-Op

When Williamsburg Community School District decided to shut down its football program and join Juniata Valley in a co-operative agreement, it could have been a case of subtraction by addition. Juniata Valley has been the Blue Pirates’ most-heated...

 
 By PHILIP CMOR    Sports    August 25, 2022

Hollidaysburg Football Team Prepares for Upcoming Season

Hollidaysburg Area High School football coach Homer DeLattre calls it “The Standard.” “‘The Standard’ is doing the right thing, being attentive practice-wise, making sure we’re focused on the fundamentals, paying attention to details...

 
 By PHILIP CMOR    Sports    August 25, 2022

Central, Hollidaysburg to Face Formidable Opponents First Week

Sometimes teams have to wait a half-season or more to find out what they’re really made of. The Central and Hollidaysburg Area football teams won’t have to. Or, the Scarlet Dragons and Golden Tigers won’t have that luxury, depending how you...

 

Dragons Impress in Summer Golf Tournaments

Central Dragon Nick Baum (left) placed first in the Central Counties Junior Championship at Park Hills Golf Club, shooting a 75 on Aug. 1, 2022. Dragon teammate Griffin Snowberger (right) placed...

 
 By Philip Cmor    Sports    August 18, 2022

Northern Bedford Ready to 'Grow and Develop' This Season

Nearly a year later, Northern Bedford High School quarterback Eion Snider still reflects on what the Black Panthers accomplished last season with amazement and pride. "It was a dream, basically,"...

 

Two Items for Sportsmen

During the recent heat wave, I finally sat down and read a wonderful book that I had bought at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's website. The book, Bob Sopchick's "Penn's Woods Passages," is one that...

 

Winding Up For the Season

Molli Stepisianus, 12, was among students at Northern Bedford High School who will be on this year's junior high volleyball team taking part in open gym sessions this week in preparation for the...

 

Everett Student Named Scholar-Athlete At Bloomsburg

Alexandra Iseminger from Everett was one of a school-record total of 297 Bloomsburg University student-athletes to be named a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Scholar-Athletes for 2021-22. The 297 Huskies join a PSAC-record of 4,144...

 

Women's Softball Team Earns 2021-22 Academic Team Of The Year Honors

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College congratulates its Women’s Softball program on being named one of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) 2021-22 Academic Teams of the Year. In its inaugural season, the Lady Black Bears...

 

A Carry Permit

A number of years ago, one of Williamsburg's most enthusiastic deer hunters asked me if I carried a pistol while out scouting for turkeys or when fishing. "No," I replied. "Well, you are crazy not...

 

169 Bald Eagles Earn PSAC Scholar-Athlete Distinction

The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) released its scholar-athlete list for the 2021-22 academic year and 169 Bald Eagles joined with 4,144 student-athletes from the league’s 18 institutions who were named to the list for the 2021-22...

 

A Couple Concerns

Pennsylvania's turkey hunters have witnessed a steady decline in turkey numbers over the past decade. There are multiple causes for this, among which is the proliferation of predators. With the...

 

HoopsFest Held Saturday

More than 200 teams competed on more than 30 portable courts in downtown Altoona on Saturday during what was billed as the largest three-on-three basketball tournament in Central P...

 

Pickleball Club Develops New Courts In Altoona

The city of Altoona and the Blair County Pickleball Club will dedicate the new pickleball courts at Garfield Park at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 23. Officials from the city, the Central Blair Recreation...

 
 By DUNCAN WEIGAND    Sports    July 21, 2022

Cove Boys Represent Their Town at Bowling Tournament

Three boys from the Cove are slated to represent their hometown at the 23rd annual Junior Gold National Bowling Tournament. Colby Gojmerac (11), Jack Hetrick (11) and Cort Hetrick (15) will attend...

 

Gullible

Several weeks ago I fell for a couple of computer scams, both in one afternoon. One involved an email from what I believed was a reputable antivirus company telling me that it was automatically going...

 
 By DUNCAN WEIGAND    Sports    July 21, 2022

Dalton Metzger, Jerry Brumbaugh Place Ninth in MLF Nationals

Dalton Metzger and Jerry Brumbaugh finished at 9th place at the Major League Fishing High School Nationals. The competition, which started on June 22, lasted three days, and portions were televised....

 

Additional Fall Turkey Firearms Restrictions Considered

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners gave final approval to a measure that simplifies regulations and provides the Game Commission yet another tool to respond to below-goal turkey populations. In years past, reducing the length of the fall...

 

60-And-Over Basketball Looking for New Players

For 20 years, the Garver YMCA has hosted 60-and-over basketball players two mornings per week. Today’s over-60 players play on Tuesdays and Fridays, beginning at 9 a.m. Their games are played on a pick-up basis each day. Recently, however, there...

 

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