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Panther Caps Career

Northern Bedford High School senior Austin Mowry competed in the 170-pound weight class at the PIAA Class 2A Wrestling Championships held March 7-9 at Hershey's Giant Center. Mowry won one of his...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Softball Preview

Coach: Mike Barbarini Number of Years as Head Coach: 18 years Career Record: 263-118 League: Inter-County Conference North Last Year's Record: Overall: 19-5; League: 10-4 Returning Starters: Jasmine...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Baseball Preview

Coach: Justin Harris Number of Years as Head Coach: 11th year League: Inter-County Conference Last Year's Record: Overall: 8-7; League: 7-5 Returning Starters: Lucas Mock, Sr. OF; Dominic Francona,...

 

Northern Bedford Girls' Track and Field Preview

Coach: Jeff Batzel Number of Years as Head Coach and Career Record: 37 years (Everett and NBC). 384-154 total career record (boys 162-84 in 21 seasons, girls 222-71 in 28 seasons) and 140-25 as...

 

Northern Bedford Boys' Track and Field Preview

Coach: Jeff Batzel Number of Years as Head Coach and Career Record: 37 years (Everett and NBC) 384-154 total career record (boys 162-84 in 21 seasons, girls 222-71 in 28 seasons) and 138-68 in 18...

 

Northern Bedford Baseball Preview

Coach: David McIlnay Number of Years as Head Coach and Career Record: Ninth year (80-59) League: Inter-County Conference/Sideling Hill Last Year's Record: 7-11 overall; 6-10 ICC/Sideling Hill)...

 

Northern Bedford Softball Preview

Coach: Christa Moyer Number of Years as Head Coach: 11 League: Inter-County Conference/Sideling Hill 8-8 Last Year's Record: 8-9 overall; 8-8 league Returning Starters: Seniors: Hannah Bechtel,...

 

Williamsburg Track and Field Teams' Preview

Coach: Matt Hoover Number of Years as Head Coach: Four League: Inter-County Conference Last Year's Record: 0-10 overall; 0-8 league Returning Starters: Heath Moore, Noah Fagnano, Chandler Edwards,...

 

Williamsburg Softball Preview

Coach: Debbie Fay Number of Years as Head Coach: Three League: Inter-County Conference Last Year's Record: 3-13 overall: 2-12 league Returning Starters: Seniors: Marissa Harclerode, Paige Gunnett,...

 

Williamsburg Baseball Preview

Coach: Bob McCall Jr. Number of Years as Head Coach: Second year League: Inter-County Conference North Last Year's Record: 5-9 Returning Starters: Senior: Ben Post, 1B; Junior: Jared McCall, P/SS/3B/...

 

Central Softball Preview

Coach: Jonathan Burkett Number of Years as Head Coach: First year League: Mountain Last Year's Record: 14-10 overall; 7-7 league; District 6 Class 3A runners-up Returning Starters: Seniors: Dylan...

 

Central Track and Field Teams' Preview

Coach: Kayla Wheland Number of Years as Head Coach: Two League: Mountain League Last Year's Record: Girls: 1-9 overall; 0-6 league; Boys: 2-8 overall; 0-6 league Returning Letterwinners: WT Davis,...

 

Central Baseball Preview

Coach: A.J. Hoenstine Number of Years as Head Coach: Eleven (190-78) League: Mountain Last Year's Record: 7-11 overall: 5-9 league Returning Starters: Jordan Bowman, Sr. DH/OF; Dylan Focht, Sr. P/1B;...

 

Central Boys' Volleyball Preview

Coach: Ken Wyant Number of Years as Head Coach: One League: Mid-State Boys' Volleyball League Last Year's Record: 11-11 overall Returning starters: Alex Barnes, Devin Clapper Other Returning...

 

BRY Swimmers Qualify for Districts

Six Blair Regional YMCA Tigersharks from the Cove region qualified for the Western Pennsylvania YMCA Districts in Geneva, Ohio, which was held Friday through Sunday, March 8-10. Each swimmer achieved...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    March 14, 2019

The Sportsman Corner

I have not always been a "dinosaur." At one time, I actually kept up with modern trends, except perhaps for items of clothing, which I used until they wore out or until Donna slyly discarded them. I...

 

NB's Austin Mowry Caps Season With 29-9 Record

Northern Bedford High School senior Austin Mowry concluded his high school wrestling career on the mats at the Giant Center at Hershey last week. Mowry battled in the 170-pound weight class at the PIAA Class 2A Wrestling Championships on Thursday...

 

State's '18 Bear Harvest 11th-Best All-Time

One of these years, Pennsylvania is going to break the 4,000-bear barrier for a third time in annual black bear harvests. There was hope it would in 2018 with a bear population estimated at 20,000 and a fine start to the November firearms season....

 

Bocce Champions

Central High School's Unified Bocce team won the Special Olympics Blair County Unified Bocce Indoor Championship. The Dragons defeated Hollidaysburg in the finals. Team members are (from left): Front...

 

Bush, Jeffries Swim to States

Central High School swimmers Christopher Bush (left) and Jackson Jeffries recently competed in the District 6 Class 2A Swimming Championships at Penn State. Bush swam the 200-yard individual medley...

 

NBC's Mowry Seeks Medal at Hershey

Northern Bedford High school senior Austin Mowry will be looking to bring home a medal from the PIAA Wrestling Championships, which will get underway today, March 7, at the Giant Center in Hershey, and run through Saturday. Mowry (28-7) will compete...

 

Curve Release 2019 Promotional Schedule

The Altoona Curve announced their complete 2019 promotional schedule for the team's 21st season on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 26, at Peoples Natural Gas Field. This season will feature unique giveaways,...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    March 7, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner – PGC Ignores Stakeholders

As it has consistently done for at least 20 years, the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) continues to ignore the wishes of its stakeholders, Pennsylvania's hunters. In our area, the recent sneaky...

 

CWD Management to Expand

A captive deer that has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) will require Disease Management Area 3 (DMA 3) to expand into Pennsylvania’s elk range. The exact adjusted boundary of DMA 3 and all other DMAs that could expand due to...

 

Two Deer Test Positive for CWD

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture on Feb. 21 announced that a doe on a Bethel Township, Fulton County, breeding farm, and a buck on a Bloom Township, Clearfield County, hunting preserve have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. Both...

 

The Sportsman's Corner: A Word of Caution

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the research Dr. Frank Bastian of Louisiana State University (LSU) is doing regarding Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). In the column I included an address where you can...

 

Mowry Qualifies for State Championships

Northern Bedford High School senior Austin Mowry has qualified for the PIAA Class 2A Wrestling Championships. Mowry earned a spot in the state championships, scheduled for March 7-9 at Hershey, with a fifth-place finish in the 170-pound weight class...

 

Jr. Dragon Wrestlers Compete

Dragon junior high wrestlers competed in the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling Championship Area 2 Section 4 qualifier on Feb. 18-19. The top two advanced to the Area 2 Regional Tournament on Feb. 24 at...

 

Elementary Wrestlers Compete

Dragon elementary wrestlers competed in the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling Area 2 Section 4 qualifier Tournament. The top two in each division qualified for the Area 2 Regional Tournament at...

 

Hunting with Semiautomatic Riffles will Wait, PGC Says

Semiautomatic centerfire rifles will not become lawful for hunting big game in the 2019-20 seasons. After receiving input from the public and key members of the General Assembly, and noting the board already is considering several significant...

 

Williamsburg Teams Knocked from Playoffs

The high school girls’ basketball season for Williamsburg came to a close on Feb. 18 in the quarterfinals of the District 6 Class 1A playoffs. Sixth-seeded Williamsburg traveled to No. 3 Purchase Line and returned with a 54-36 loss. The Lady...

 

Bearcats Claw Dragons, 40-27

To reach the state playoffs, the Central Dragon basketball team needed to defeat two top Mountain League rivals – Tyrone and Huntingdon – in the District 6 4A playoffs. Central was able to...

 

Lady Dragons Finish Year 12-12

The Central Lady Dragons entered the District 6 3A playoffs as the number eight seed and hosted Mountain League foe Philipsburg-Osceola, a team they had split two previous games with. The Lady Dragons used stellar defense, holding P-O (now 10-12) to...

 

C-K Teams Fall in D-6 Playoffs

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School boys’ basketball team, making its second postseason appearance in the last four years, lost in the opening round of the District 6 Class 1A playoffs on Feb. 19. The Bulldogs, seeded ninth, fell on the road at...

 

CHS Gymnasts at State Meet

Three Central High School gymnasts competed this past weekend at the 2019 PA Classic State Gymnastics Championships at Moon Area High School, Moon Township, Pittsburgh. They were (from left): Leah...

 

EL to Change to Split-Season Format

The Eastern League of Professional Baseball, which includes the Altoona Curve, has announced the league will be changing its playoff format from a full-season format to a split-season format. Under the new format, the first-place team from each...

 

KEGLER'S KORNER

The Tuesday Afternoon Ladies' League standings for the week of Jan. 29 are: W L Dreamsicles 15 1 Candy Apples 12 4 Cake Pops 8 8 Sugar Daddys 7 9 Corn Dogs 6 10 High scores: Team series: Dreamsicles...

 

PGC Seeks Landowners' Help

Isolated cases of Chronic Wasting Disease recently have been found in parts of Clearfield, Jefferson and Franklin counties. Hoping to stamp out these new CWD infections, the Game Commission as well as the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Wildlife...

 

Dragons Ready for Postseason

Playing on back-to-back nights due to rescheduling, the Central Dragon basketball team split its final two regular season games and finished with a solid 17-5 record. The Dragons (seeded second) will...

 

4 NB Wrestlers Advance To Southwest Regionals

Northern Bedford High School will send four wrestlers to the Southwest Class 2A Regional Tournament on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Ian Sherlock, Austin Mowry, Alex Fouse and Kyle Guyer qualified for...

 

Marko Advances to Regionals

The District 6 Class 2A wrestling playoffs took place last weekend at the Altoona Area High School Fieldhouse. The Central Dragons took 19th place of 27 teams overall and advanced senior Logan Marko to this weekend’s Southwest Regional Tournament...

 

C-K's Harr Qualifies for AA Regionals

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School wrestling team will send one wrestler to the upcoming regional tournament. Junior Kobe Harr will wrestle in the 160-pound bracket at Southwest Class 2A Regional Tournament on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23, at...

 

Central Girls Climb to .500 With Consecutive Victories

The Central Lady Dragon basketball team ended the season on a strong note, winning both games last week and evening its record to 11-11 on the season. Central (seeded eighth) defeated Mountain League rival Philipsburg-Osceola (seeded ninth) 37-24 on...

 

Panthers Finish Campaign on High Note

Northern Bedford’s boys’ basketball team fell to Berlin Brothersvalley 82-44 on Senior Night on Feb. 14. The Mountaineers bombed the Panthers with nine treys in the first half en route to a 48-19 halftime lead. “They were hot out of the gate...

 

Curve Fest Set for March 2

The Altoona Curve will host Curve Fest, presented by Ravine, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Peoples Natural Gas Field, Altoona. The event will mark the first chance for fans to purchase 2019 individual game tickets and will feature...

 

Lady Bulldogs Win 3 of 4

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School girls’ basketball team began a stretch of four games in four days on Feb. 13 with a 74-35 victory over visiting Northern Bedford. C-K stormed out of the gates to a 22-7 lead after the first quarter and extended the...

 

Lady Pirates Fall In First Round

The 2018-19 campaign came to an end for the Williamsburg High School girls’ basketball team on Monday night, Feb. 18. The Lady Pirates, seeded sixth in the District 6 Class 1A playoffs, fell to third-seeded Purchase Line 54-36. Details will appear...

 

Gymnasts at Championships

The Garver YMCA Gymcatz gymnastics program has three gymnasts who have qualified in the silver division for the 2019 PA Classic State Gymnastics Championships. The girls will represent Central High...

 

The Sportsman's Corner: Thoughts from Fly-Tying Room

One late night during the recent "polar vortex," I was ensconced in my fly tying room, supposedly reading. Actually, I was probably spending more time daydreaming (although it was nighttime). I was...

 

Blue Pirates Win on the Road, 58-47

The Williamsburg High School boys’ basketball team dropped an 88-77 home decision to Tussey Mountain on Feb. 14. Tussey Mountain extended its 51-46 lead at halftime to 73-62 through three quarters. Each squad netted 15 points in the final eight...

 

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