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  • Central High Football Preview

    Aug 26, 2021

    Coach: David Baker Number of Years as Head Coach: 11 2020 Record: 8-1; District 6 AAA Champions Returning Starters: Offense: Ethan Eicher, TE; Josh Waite, G; Mason Conrath, G; Jeff Hoenstine, QB; Parker Gregg, TB; Hunter Smith, FB; Josh Biesinger, F; Devon Boyles, SE Defense: Josh Waite, T; Dominique Wagner, T; Jacob Detwiler, T; Wyatt Holsinger, T; Parker Gregg, LB; Hunter Smith, LB; Ethan Eicher; Jeff Hoenstine, S; Josh Biesinger, C; Devon Boyles, SS Strengths: "We have a strong nucleus of...

  • Central High Tennis Preview

    Aug 26, 2021

    Coach: John Riley Number of Years as Head Coach: 15 League: Laurel Highlands 2020 Record: 6-6, 2-4 in Mountain League Returning Starters: Tomi May SR, Morgan Kennedy SR Returning Letterwinners: Violet Smith SR, Kaylee Cole JR, Adacyn James JR, Annabel Shippey JR, Kimmy Yingling JR, Ashlyn Renner SOPH Newcomers: Brooklyn Coppersmith FR, Julia Ritchey FR Strengths: “A very fun group of girls who are working hard to improve their tennis skills. Great turnout throughout summer at volunteer tennis.” Concerns: “First year in a new conference,...

  • Central High Boys Soccer Preview

    Aug 26, 2021

    Coach: Brian Campbell Number of Years as Head Coach: First year League: Laurel Highlands 2020 Record: 2-13-1 Returning Starters and Letterwinners: Josh Bridenbaugh, Zach Gahagan, Jon Imler, Drew Laufle, Ben Theys Newcomers: Dal Clapper, Christian Cherry, Ben Brumbaugh, Avery Campbell, Braden Defibaugh, Damon Kephart, Lane Kephart, Robert Long-Yarrison, Caleb Peck, Harrison Ritchey, Aiden Smith Strengths: "Depth- we have more quality players this year than the program has ever had." Concerns:...

  • Central High Girls Soccer Preview

    Aug 26, 2021

    Coach: Randy Trexler Number of Years as Head Coach: First year League: Laurel Highlands (new conference this year – previously in Mountain Conference) 2020 Record: Overall: 7-7-3 League: 6-6-3 Lost to Bedford in 2020 playoffs Returning Starters: Seniors – Averey Black (MF), Leah Johnston (F), Katheryn Longenecker (GK); Juniors – Ella Garner (D), Darcy Heltzel (MF), Katie Ritchey (D), Jenna Smith (F) Other Returnees: Seniors - Carly Dixon (F); Juniors – Alexia Finocchio (F), Brynn Miller (F), Skyler Miller (D) Newcomers: Seniors -...

  • Central High Volleyball Preview

    Aug 26, 2021

    Coach: Caitlyn Welty Number of Years as Head Coach: First year League: Laurel Highlands (1st year for the team) District 6AA 2020 Record: 3-13 Returning Starters/Letterwinners: Seniors: Faith Brumbaugh, Brooke Claar, Haylie Mingle, Adalyn Smith; Juniors: Kirsten Ayers, Maya Hazenstab, Alex Klotz; Sophomores: Kaitlyn Weitzel Newcomers: Seniors: Aubree Berkhimer, Jenna Haney, Rebecca Roth; Sophomores: Heather Brumbaugh, Madison Kennedy Strengths: “They are a smart team that picks up new information fast and adapts their play accordingly. The te...

  • Central High Golf Preview

    Aug 26, 2021

    Coach: Robbie Keith Number of Years as Head Coach: 14 League: Laurel Highlands 2020 Record: Overall: 21-13 League: 17-11 Returning Starters and Letterwinners: Jonah Snowberger (12), Jerry Brumbaugh (12), Cohen Fisher (12), Tyler Oakes (12), Griffin Snowberger (10), Nick Baum (10) Other Returning Players: Jaxon Matthews (12), Tyler Hess (12), Alex Snyder (10) Newcomers: Leah Decker (12), Brennen Yingling (10), Dalton Davis (10), Nico Rambin (10), Zach Oakes (10), Bryton Barnes (9), Cortlyn...

  • Northern Bedford Football Preview

    Aug 26, 2021

    Coach: Garry Black Number of Years as Head Coach: 6 League: ICC 2020 Record: 7-2 Returning Letterman: 17 Returning Starters: Offense: Brooks Snider, TE; Remington Bowser, T; Derek Beach, G; Brad Buchart, C; Kainen Brown, G Defense: Mason Detterline, DE; Cooper Kapinski, DT; Remington Bowser, DE; Brad Buchart, LB; Dakota Korzec, LB; Kainen Baker, LB; Kainen Brown, LB Kicker: Collin Yeatts Strengths: "Veteran offensive line, leadership, work ethic." Concerns: "New starters in skill positions."...

  • Northern Bedford Girls Soccer Preview

    Aug 26, 2021

    Coach: Barbara Zanella Number of Years as Head Coach: 5 League: ICC 2020 Record: Overall: 11-7-0 League: 10-6-0 Returning Letterwinners: Ashley Kichman (12), Evie Long (12), Makayla Hall (12), Abbie Kline (11), Emily Heck (11), Lydia Ritchey (11), Lydia Koontz (10), Mariah Hall (10), Reaghan Grimes (10) Remaining Team Members: Destiny Lafferty (11), Miranda Clark (11), Emilee Sherlock (11), Ava Whisker (10), Rachel Bowman (10), Mikayla Widmann (10), Leah Swanseen (10), Ava Helsel (9) Strengths:...

  • Northern Bedford Boys Soccer Preview

    Aug 26, 2021

    Coach: Marcus Yeatts Number of Years as Head Coach: 22 League: ICC 2020 Record: 9-8 Returning Starters/Letterwinners: Seniors: Cameron Clark (letterwinner), Logan Greeley (letterwinner), Nate Helsel (letterwinner), Reyan Imler (letterwinner), Levi Wiedemann (letterwinner) Juniors: Austin Bartholow (letterwinner), Drew Childers (letterwinner), Evan Coffey (letterwinner), Daulton Dilling (letterwinner), Dominic Francis (letterwinner), Cody Miller (letterwinner), Jacob Sensenig (letterwinner),...

  • Northern Bedford Volleyball

    Aug 26, 2021

    Coach: Shalonne Sipes Number of Years as Head Coach: 2 League: ICC South 2020 Record: 3-14 Returning Starters/Letterwinners: Addie Sipes, Jenna Carberry, Lydia Byler, Lizzie Long, Lainie Sipes, Halle Lingenfelter, Olivia Walter, Lacy McIlnay Newcomers: Julia Helsel, Dani Imler, Addison Arcq, Lindsey Bolinger, Kara Dietz, Emma Byler, Samantha Corle, Madison Miller Strengths: "We have a core group of letter-winners returning to give us much more experience than we had last season. Even though we...

  • Claysburg-Kimmel Football Preview

    Aug 26, 2021

    Coach: Matt Bilchak 2020 Record: 1-5 Returning Starters/Letterwinners: Offense: Pressten Imler (FB-TE-DE), Devon Walters (C-DL), Zeke Barr (OL-DL), Wyatt Buell (WR-K-DB), Caleb Oakes (QB-WR-CB), Cole Claycomb (RB-LB), Ethan Mauk (TE-WR-DB) Defense: Pressten Imler (FB-TE-DE), Kaden Musselman (OL-DL), Hawke Claycomb (OT-DL), Devon Walter (C-DL), Bryce Kennedy (OL-DL), Zeke Barr (OL-DL), Wyatt Buell (WR-K-DB), Caleb Oakes (QB-WR-CB), Gabe Weyandt (HB-DB), Cole Claycomb (RB-LB), Hunter Ehredt...

  • Claysburg-Kimmel Golf Preview

    Aug 26, 2021

    Coach: Steve Oakes Number of Years as Head Coach: 1 League: Inter County Conference Returning Starters: Ethan Diehl, Joshua Emeigh, Abigail Gonsman, Kristopher Oakes, Olivia Wilber, Parker Buell Newcomers: Aaron Walters, Riley Ebersole, Aidan Simpson, Jeremy Cooley Strengths: “Six returning letterwinners. Great group of experienced students helping the newcomers.” Overall Outlook: “Lots of fun with an experienced group of student athletes.” Team Goals: “Improved ball striking and scoring.” Team Captains: Ethan Diehl, Joshua Emeigh,...

  • Williamsburg Cross Country Preview

    Aug 26, 2021

    Coach: April Wheland Number of Years as Head Coach: 3 League: ICC Returning: Cyrus Simmons (12th), Levi Hoover (11th), Ethan Watkin (11th), Jeremiah Ross (10th), Eliza Mock (10th) Newcomers: Ethan O (9th), Brooke Stewart (10th), Kara Landsberry (10th) Strengths/Overall Outlook: “I am fortunate to coach a group of runners willing to put in the time and effort it takes to learn the sport and improve with hard work. I also need to give them credit for being a very respectful and fun group to run with. Over half the team is new to the sport and I...

  • Williamsburg Volleyball Preview

    Aug 26, 2021

    Coach: Marina Brubaker Number of Years as Head Coach: 3 League: Juniata Valley League Returning Starters/Letterwinners: Ashley Brubaker, Abbie Merritts, Ashlie Richardson, Alissa Walker, Morgan Reighard, Madison Haney, Alexia Brumbaugh, Ruth Eger, Billie Harnish, Hannah Dixon, Leah Criswell, Emma Morgan Newcomers: Tabitha Black, Hannah Bush, Alana Bowmaster, Abigail James, Samantha England, Chelsey Lane, Scotlyn Barroner, Alexis Feudale, and Eleanor Brubaker Strengths: "A lot of players...

  • Williamsburg Football Starting Co-Op with Juniata Valley

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Aug 26, 2021

    For many Williamsburg residents, a fall Friday night was all about getting ready and heading to the Veterans Memorial Field to cheer on the beloved Blue Pirate football team. It seems that this long-standing tradition may be coming to an end. Following a decision made by the Juniata Valley School Board on Wednesday, July 28, the Williamsburg Community School District voted for a co-op agreement between the Hornets and the Blue Pirates for the upcoming varsity football season during a special...