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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...

 

Life List

Sportsmen who spend a great deal of time along rivers and creeks or in forests and along fields observe many things the average person never sees. Even the average person spots deer, groundhogs, rabbi...

 
 By DUNCAN WEIGAND    Sports    July 14, 2022

Healthy Blair County Coalition Holds Annual Meeting

The Healthy Blair County Coalition held its annual meeting on Friday, July 8, at the United Methodist Church in Hollidaysburg. The purpose of the meeting was to go over what the Coalition offered and...

 

A Summer Hunt

During the summer, most sportsmen spend their time on or around the water. A few target trout in appropriate streams, and fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass hits it peak during the summer...

 
 By DUNCAN WEIGAND    Sports    July 7, 2022

Dragons Look Back on Epic Win, Season

After defeating Lancaster 13-2 on Friday, June 17, the highs that come from winning a state championship haven't worn off quite yet. For Jeff Hoenstine, Devon Boyles and Ty Helsel, the magnitude of...

 
 By DUNCAN WEIGAND    Sports    June 30, 2022

Joey Kennedy Talks Krush Softball

Joey Kennedy started Krush softball in 2012 and it has been growing youth sports ever since. Recently, the group held its annual basket bingo. Kennedy and the community were able to raise $6,000. Raising such a large amount of money is something...

 

Three-On-Three Tournament Winners

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park held their annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the outdoor basketball courts on Saturday, June 18....

 

Spring Cove Holds Home Run Derby

Spring Cove Youth Baseball League held its annual home run derby on Sunday, June 26, at the Martinsburg field. The annual home run derby took place, which was open to all 20 of the youth athletes who...

 

Lady Dragons Hold Tennis Camp

Lady Dragon Tennis Camp 2022 was held for Spring Cove girls in grades 4-9....

 

Bass Fishing Time

Although bass fishermen were on the water for much of the spring on a catch-and-release basis, the traditional bass-fishing season opened only a couple of weeks ago. Even though bass can now be...

 
 By DUNCAN WEIGAND    Sports    June 30, 2022

Hoenstine Reflects on Central's Big Win

Coach A.J Hoenstine and his Central Dragons baseball team completed their historic 27-0 season with a mercy rule 13-2 win over Lancaster in five innings on Friday, June 17, giving Central its first...

 

C-K Softball Finishes Season 20-5

Claysburg-Kimmel won 2-0 but lost their semi-final game to Conwell-Egan Catholic in Mechanicsburg, 7-2. C-K's final record was 20-5....

 

Central Grad Named MVP for Third Time

Cam Norris, Central High School graduate, was recently named Team Defensive MVP for the 2021 St. Vincent College Football team. This is the third consecutive time he was won this award. Here are some...

 

Central Grad Selected for AMCC Spring All-Sportsmanship Team

The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference rounded out its 2021-22 All-Sportsmanship team on Wednesday with the announcement of the sportsmanship picks from the league’s spring sports teams. All teams that compete for an AMCC championship select...

 

Krush Softball to Crush Other States

Claysburg's Krush Softball's 8th annual basket bingo donations resulted in the 18U and 12U teams being able to raise over $6,000 for their upcoming softball seasons. The girls will be traveling to...

 

Seven Gymnasts to Compete in National Championship

Seven Garver YMCA Gymnasts have qualified for the 2022 YMCA National Gymnastics Championships. The championships will be held June 22-26, 2022, in Toledo, Ohio, at the SeaGate Convention Center....

 

A Pair Of Fly Rods

This past winter I bought a pair of fly rods. I really did not need either of them, but for several reasons I wanted them. The first one was a Sage XP model, a model that is no longer produced. New,...

 

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