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 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    July 9, 2020 

The Sportsman's Corner

The term "sartorial splendor" means "magnificent in the manner of dress." In relation to fishing, sartorial splendor could mean that an angler dresses himself so that he looks magnificent to other...

 
 Sports    July 9, 2020 

Antlerless Deer Licenses To Go On Sale July 13

If you haven’t yet purchased your 2020-21 Pennsylvania hunting license, now might be the time. The new license year began July 1, meaning new licenses are required when hunting. And without a 2020-21 general license, hunters are unable to apply...

 
 Sports    July 9, 2020 

Shoot for Life Set for July 18 At Everett Club

The 22nd annual Shoot for Life for the American Cancer Society will be held on Saturday, July 18, at the Everett Sportsmen’s Club. This is a 50-bird shoot ( clay pigeons ). There will be food available and a chance auction will be held. All...

 
 Sports    July 9, 2020 

CWD Areas Expand in Pennsylvania

The Disease Management Area 2, which accounted for 200 of last year’s new cases of CWD, is now approximately 7,470 square miles. That’s up from 6,715 last year. It expanded west into Westmoreland County as the result of a CWD-positive adult doe...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    July 2, 2020

The Sportsman's Corner

We are now in the period of summer when catching trout becomes a matter of degree. No, I am not talking about the degree of difficulty, though summer trout are much tougher to deal with than the...

 

Special Home Run

Colby Gojmerac of Metzler Brothers Transportation hit his first over-the-fence home run in a 10-6 win over Cove Lumber on Saturday night, June 27. The special significance is that it is believed that...

 

See a Turkey, Submit a Report

Each summer, Pennsylvanians help track wild turkey populations by reporting their turkey sightings to the Game Commission. And once again this year, they’ll have two months instead of one to make observations and report them. The Pennsylvania Wild...

 

Hunting Licenses for '20-21 on Sale

With expanded Sunday hunting for big game and an archery deer season that reaches deeper than ever into the whitetail rut, 2020 is sure to be a historic year for hunting in Pennsylvania. And seizing those opportunities is only a license purchase...

 

Jeff Ayers Memorial Game at Martinsburg Field

The Jeff Ayers Memorial Game was played on Saturday, June 20, at the Martinsburg Little League field. The Ayers family gifted SCYBL with a donation this year in memory of Jeff and his love of the...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    June 25, 2020

The Sportsman's Corner

"You're just an old fogey, Rich," the young fly-fisherman told me. "You need to get up to date on modern fly-fishing tactics." The young man's comment was made to me not too long ago when we were disc...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    June 18, 2020

The Sportsman's Corner

May is my favorite month. Redbud and dogwood come into full bloom against the pastel green of developing plants. Eventually ground phlox and dame's rocket make their lavender appearances as well. As...

 

Guidance Provided to Resume Pa. High School, Rec Sports

The Wolf Administration on June 10 issued preliminary guidance for high school and recreational sports teams to resume voluntary workouts and other in-person activities in the state’s yellow and green phases. The guidance includes college and...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    June 4, 2020

The Sportsman's Corner

With the coronavirus closing many things down, including age-level basketball at the Y, I find that I still have lots of things to do. So should most sportsmen. Enthusiastic trout fishermen have been...

 

Headed to LHU

Central High School senior Braden Kitt recently announced that he plans to continue his athletic career at the collegiate level. He will attend Lock Haven University in the fall, and has been...

 

CHS Softball Coach Looks Back at the Careers of 4 Seniors

Central High School of Martinsburg is noted for having a long history with softball. It all starts with the Spring Cove Youth League. From the tie die shirts to the crazy socks and pigtails where the girls start making memories and improving their...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    May 14, 2020

The Sportsman's Corner

A month ago, I wrote that the Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania (USP) was continuing to back the research of Dr. Frank Bastian and that Bastian's work needs financial support. When the PA Department o...

 

'Wildlife on WiFi' Brings Outdoors Home

While school buildings won’t reopen before the academic year ends, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is bringing wildlife education straight to students’ homes through a remote-learning campaign known as Wildlife on WiFi. The campaign launched...

 

Tee Time at Iron Masters

Iron Masters Country Club near Roaring Spring joined the many golf courses in Pennsylvania on Friday, May 1, in opening for the 2020 season. Gov. Tom Wolf said he would reopen golf courses, private...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    May 7, 2020

The Sportsman's Corner

After my son, Bob, tagged his big opening-day 2019 spring gobbler, he wanted to know if I wanted to keep hunting. "Nope," I replied. "With this wind howling, I don't think that we'll hear another...

 

All-Star Football Game Cancelled

The Central Pennsylvania Football Coaches met Wednesday evening, April 15, to discuss several events coming up in the spring. Leading the agenda was the Lezzer Lumber High School All-Star football game. With issues rising about the availability of...

 

Hall of Fame Ceremony Postponed

The Bedford County Sports Hall of Fame committee has decided to postponed its 2020 induction ceremony and move it to the summer 2021. Many of the state and area’s events have been postponed due to the COVID-19, and the 2020 Bedford County Sports...

 

Spring Turkey Season Underway in Pa.

Pennsylvania’s statewide spring turkey season opened Saturday, May 2, and runs through May 30. Only bearded birds may be harvested. Each hunter is provided a spring turkey harvest tag with his or her general license, and each license buyer, prior...

 

Two Local PIAA Officials Call It a Career After 70 Years

Two Martinsburg umpire and basketball officials have decided to hang up their cleats and whistles after several decades on the job. Don McClure (35 years) and Stan Risser (25 years), baseball and...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    April 30, 2020

The Sportsman's Corner

My son, Bob, is a better hunter than I am. This has become increasingly evident during the spring when he has managed to kill gobblers almost every spring for the past 10 years without having much...

 

Blair Sports Hall of Fame Ceremony Postponed

The Blair County Sports Hall of Fame’s 19th banquet and induction ceremony, scheduled for May 2, has been postponed until Jan. 23, 2021, due to the coronavirus. The hall’s board of directors made the decision. “The board felt we no choice,...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    April 9, 2020

Trout Season Now Open

When I got home this morning, April 7, from fishing on one of the specially regulated waters where trout fishing is open the year round, Donna greeted me by saying, "Do you know that trout season is...

 

PGC Releases Deer Harvest Report

Pennsylvania hunters posted their highest overall deer harvest in 15 years when they took 389,431 deer during the state's 2019-20 hunting seasons, which closed in January, the Pennsylvania Game...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    March 26, 2020

The Sportsman's Corner

This time every spring, trout fishermen start getting "antsy." With the traditional opener still nearly a month away, most wile away their time doing other things, including odious yard work....

 

Opening Day for Trout in Pa. Set for April 18

On March 16, the Fish and Boat Commission announced there will be a single, statewide opening day for trout season – April 18 – instead of two regional opening days, in response to coronavirus concerns. These changes, effective immediately, also...

 

State Game Commission Closes Shooting Ranges

The Pennsylvania Game Commission recently announced it is closing all shooting ranges on state game lands, effective immediately, until further notice. The closure includes rifle, shotgun, pistol, and archery ranges. Given Gov. Tom Wolf’s March 19...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    March 19, 2020

The Sportsman's Corner

Although Dr. Frank Bastian's research concerning Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has not been able to be replicated by other researchers, the Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania (USP) is continuing to...

 

KEGLER'S KORNER

The Tuesday Afternoon Ladies' League standings for the week of March 3 are: W L Honey Badgers 26 6 Fillies 20 12 Groundhogs 20 12 Teddy Bears 16.5 15.5 Coyotes 13.5 18.5 High scores: Team series:...

 

PGC Offices Closed for at Least 2 Weeks

The Pennsylvania Game Commission on Monday, March 16, announced it will close all offices to the public for at least two weeks in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Harrisburg headquarters and all region offices will be closed during this...

 
 By DAVE FIDLIN    Sports    March 19, 2020

Head of Pennsylvania Agency Says His Team is Working to Combat Chronic Wasting Disease

By DAVE FIDLIN The Center Square Managing chronic wasting disease across Pennsylvania's natural habitats was a topic explored in depth as lawmakers met with representatives of the state's Game...

 

YMCA 4th-Grade Champs

Metzler Trucking (Spring Cove) recently won the Garver Memorial YMCA Fourth Grade Boy'sBasketball Championship. Team members were (from left): Front row: Zander Clark, Bronx Dickson, Chandler Diehl...

 

Preview in Today's Issue

The Morrisons Cove Herald’s annual Spring Sports Preview section appears in today’s edition. The special section features previews, photos and schedules for the four Cove-area high schools: Central, Claysburg-Kimmel, Northern Bedford and...

 

Northern Bedford Boys' Track & Field Preview

Head Coach: Jeff Batzel Number of Years as Head Coach and Career Record: 38 years (Everett and NBC) 399-163 total career record (boys 172-86 in 22 seasons, girls 227-78 in 28 seasons) and 148-70 in...

 

Northern Bedford Girls' Track & Field Preview

Head Coach: Jeff Batzel Number of Years as Head Coach and Career Record: 38 years (Everett and NBC) 399-163 total career record (boys 172-86 in 22 seasons, girls 227-78 in 28 seasons) and 145-32 as gi...

 

Northern Bedford Softball Preview

Head Coach: Christa Moyer Number of Years as Head Coach: 12 League: Inter-County Conference’Sideling Hill League Last Year's Record: Overall: 9-10; League: 9-9 Returning Starters: Seniors: Sarah Bowser, Sarah Heck, Madison Johnson, Allie Snider,...

 

Northern Bedford Baseball Preview

Coach: David McIlnay Number of Years as Head Coach and Career Record: 10th year (86-71) League: Inter-County Conference/Sideling Hill Last Year's Record: Overall: 6-12; League: 5-9 Returning...

 

Williamsburg Track and Field Preview

Coach: Steven Butler Number of Years as Head Coach: First League: Inter-County Conference Last Year's Record: Overall: 0-6; League: 0-5 Returning Letterwinners: Dylan James, Adam Uplinger, Hannah...

 

Williamsburg Baseball Preview

Coach: Bob McCall Number of Years as Head Coach: Three. League: Inter-County Conference Last Year's Record: Overall: 1-17 Returning Starters: Jared Mccall, Drew Hileman, Lambert Palmer, Dylan...

 

Williamsburg High School Softball Preview

Coach: Debbie Fay Number of Years as Head Coach: Four League: Inter-County Conference North Last Year's Record: Overall: 11-9; League: 6-6 Returning Starters: SENIORS: Emily Smith, Erica Loose;...

 

Cental High School Baseball Preview

Coach: A-J Hoenstine Number of Years as Head Coach: 14 League: Mountain Last Year's Record: Overall: 11-10; League: 7-7 Returning Starters: Jacob Eberlin Sr. P, 3B; Jacob Ebersole Sr. P; Jason Ferry...

 

Central High School Track and Field Preview

Coach: Kayla Wheland Number of Years as Head Coach: Three League: Mountain League GIRLS - Girls – Last Year's Record: Overall:1-; League: 0-7 Boys – Last Year's Record: Overall:1-8; League: 0-7...

 

Central High School Boys' Volleyball Preview

Coach: Ken Wyant Number of Years as Head Coach: Two League: Mid State Last Year's Record: Overall: 0 - 11; League: 0 - 10 Returning Starters: Shane Taylor (Sr), Devon Clapper (Sr), Sam Moyer (Sr),...

 

Central High School Softball Preview

Coach: Johnathan Burkett Number of Years as Head Coach: Two League: Mountain League Last Year's Record: Overall: 14-7; League: 8-6 Returning Starters: Sarah Griffith, Tori Longenecker, Cam Feathers...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Baseball Preview

Coach: Justin Harris Number of Years as Head Coach: 12th year Career Record: 114-93 Last Year's Record: Overall: 14-7; League: 10-3 League: Inter-County Conference Returning Starters: Kyle Glass, Sr....

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Softball Preview

Coach: Mike Barbarini Number of Years as Head Coach: 19 years Career Record: 282-123 League: Inter-County Conference North Last year's record: Overall: 19-5; League: 10-4 Returning Starters: Megan...

 

2020 High School Spring Sports Schedules

Northern Bedford Varsity Baseball Mar. 20 @ Fan.-Metal 4:30 Mar. 24 @ Forbes Rd. 4:30 Mar. 26 Mc-Burg. 4:30 Mar. 28 @ Rappahannock 10am Mar. 31 @ So. Fulton. 2:00 (DH) Apr. 3 @ Tussey Mt. 4:30 Apr. 8 Claysburg 4:30 Apr. 9 Everett 4:30 Apr. 14 Fan.-Me...

 

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