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 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    November 30, 2023 

Family Spot

After World War II had ended, American veterans who had headed off to war came home to resume their lives. Unfortunately, many members of the armed services were killed during the war, including my uncle Blaine Reigh. All of these brave men made it p...

 

Smith Carries On

Central's Hunter Smith rushed for 22 carries and 179 yards but it was not enough to overcome Hickory High School Friday....

 

Central's Undefeated Season Ends

The Central Scarlet Dragon Football team faced the Hickory Hornets, the champion from District 10, and sadly came up short of a victory, suffering a 26-13 loss to end their season. The first half...

 

Dragons Advance after Nail-Biting Victory

In the first round of the Class AAA state playoffs, the Central Scarlet Dragon football team faced an opponent from earlier in their season, the Clearfield Bison. Earlier in the season, the Dragons ha...

 

Defense the Unsung Heroes of NB

NB Panther Football's Facebook page had the following message after last week's game: "I couldn't be prouder of our kids. We were phenomenal on defense. Our kids gave everything they had and left it...

 

Are You Going?

A couple days ago, my neighbor, Dr. Archie O. Logist, professor of Phenomenology at the Ganister Technical Institute, posed a question to me that I had posed to some of my friends this fall. “Are you going to hunt deer this season?” he wondered....

 

Claysburg Native Inducted Into Semi-Pro Baseball Hall of Fame

Claysburg native Dick Lingenfelter, along with 42 other Blair County natives who played semi-pro baseball were inducted into the National Semi-Pro Baseball Hall of Fame earlier this month at the...

 

'Greatest Game' Joy Short-Lived

The irony of having just won the greatest game he ever played and his teammates have ever experienced is that Hunter Smith isn't getting to really savor it like a slice of turkey with gravy and stuffi...

 

NB's Perfect Season Ends in Hard-Fought Heartbreaker

Northern Bedford Football went up against Steelton-Highspire last week and fell 21-7, despite a 0-0 score at halftime. In the photo above, coaches and seniors hug after the game ends. The Panthers...

 

Dragon Football Crowned Quadfecta District Champions

Returning to the District 6 AAA championship game for the fourth year in a row, the Central Scarlet Dragon Football team faced the Penn Cambria Panthers for a third consecutive year. After blowing...

 

Lady Dragons Finish Successful Season

The Lady Dragon Soccer team faced Shady Side Academy for a 2-0, season-ending loss. Overall, the Dragons had impeccable defensive strategy and effort, but when the offensive opportunities showed...

 

Rifle Bear Season Begins Saturday

The four-day rifle season for bear hunting begins on Saturday (Nov. 18). Although the PGC has de-emphasized the importance of this traditional hunting season by establishing various other bear-hunting seasons, the four-day hunt is still anticipated...

 

Central Football to be Tested by Clearfield for a Second Time

Central was pushed to the limit last week, the Scarlet Dragons needing Jacob Benton’s 15-yard touchdown pass from Eli Muthler with 32 seconds left to get past Penn Cambria for the Scarlet Dragons’ fourth District 6 Class 3A football championship...

 

NB Putting It On The Line Against Defending State Champ

Between a first-game injury and just not playing much because his Northern Bedford High School football team was getting so far out in front in winning all of its games, Black Panther senior running b...

 

Cove Champions Clinch District Titles

Two Cove teams fought for champion crowns this weekend and came out on top. Northern Bedford defeated Windber at Somerset for the District 5 Champion title on Nov. 9. The Panthers (below) remain...

 

In the Mud

Shortly before autumn turkey season, I was fishing on a local stream. I had taken two rods along: one to fish a section of riffled water while using a favorite nymph imitation; the other, a lighter rod, was equipped with a dry-fly to fish smoother...

 

Area Cross Country Stars Succeed at States

The PIAA Cross Country State Championships took place on Saturday, Nov. 4. Runners traveled to Hershey for the event. Central Sophomore Lanee Berkhimer placed 7th overall with a finish time of 19:56...

 

Lady Dragons Triumphs in Shootout Victory

The Dragons continued their playoff run with a 2-0 victory over the Forest Hills Lady Rangers early in the week. This led to the Dragons facing the Bedford Lady Bison in the District 5/6 Championship match, where Central took home a 5-4 shootout...

 
 By PHILIP CMOR    Sports    November 9, 2023

Panthers to Fight For District 5 Title

Northern Bedford will face defending champion Windber tonight for the District 5 Class 1A football championship in a reprise of last year's final. To hear Black Panther quarterback Eion Snider tell it...

 
 By PHILIP CMOR    Sports    November 9, 2023

Dragons Come Off Bye Into D6 Game

By going a perfect 10-0 in the regular season, Central earned a day off last week, the Scarlet Dragons getting a bye in the District 6 football playoffs because Somerset chose not to enter the...

 

Eating Crow

Last week I related how my son, Bob, and our friend “Scout” tagged turkeys on last autumn’s opening Saturday. I, on the other hand, had to try to do as much hunting during the one-week season as I could if I were not to “eat crow” for Thank...

 

Lady Dragon Soccer Crushes Eagles

In the playoff opener for the Lady Dragon Soccer team, they faced the Somerset Lady Eagles. After holding a lead for the entire game, the Lady Dragons finished with a score of 3-1. After Lakkyn...

 

Dragons Dominate in LHAC Championship

In a battle of the unbeaten teams, the Central Dragons squared off against the Richland Rams for what was meant to be a battle of epic proportions. However, with the Rams suffering a number of...

 

CK's Athletes Keep Eyes On Successful Season End

Claysburg-Kimmel's Remington Diehl picks up yardage before being forced out of bounds by Everett's Marcellus Alban Friday. Claysburg's Ava Dibert (3) goes up for a block against Purchase Line's...

 
 By PHILIP CMOR    Sports    November 2, 2023

Hornets, Williamsburg Players Head into Playoffs

Lucas Dick won’t try to snow you. Juniata Valley’s junior wide receiver-cornerback, who’s been such a big-play machine for the Green Hornets, is anxious for this week’s District 6 Class 1A playoff game against 2022 finalist Penns Manor at...

 
 By PHILIP CMOR    Sports    October 26, 2023

Hollidaysburg Serving up the Special

Homer DeLattre was the special teams captain when he played football at Lock Haven University, so it warmed his heart when years and years ago he saw his son, Caden, picking up innately where his old man left off. “In the backyard, we’d be...

 

Dragon Football Pulls Ahead in Nail-Biting Victory

Facing one of their toughest opponents yet, the Dragons were happy to return to their home field after their past three away games. Against the Clearfield Bison, some second-half struggles from the Dr...

 

Lady Dragon Volleyball Ends Season, Honors Seniors

In their final matches of the year, the Lady Dragon Volleyball team faced the Northern Bedford County Lady Panthers for their Senior Night at home and then traveled to face the Bald Eagle Area Lady...

 

Bob's 2022 Fall Turkey

Prior to last year’s one-week fall turkey season, I had scouted several locations, hoping to line up a flock for opening day. Though I failed to put any birds “to bed” the evening prior to the opener, I knew where a couple flocks were hanging...

 
 By PHILIP CMOR    Sports    October 26, 2023

9-0 Dragons Sticking to the Course for More Success

Central High School senior Baron Dionis wants to come out on top Friday night for the most elemental of reasons. Sure, it’d be nice to win the league, to go into the playoffs with momentum, but it’s so much simpler than that. “I don’t want...

 

Dragon Football Downs Bisons With Second-Half Domination

The Central Dragon Football team traveled to face the Bedford Bisons last week for their eighth week of the regular season. After a very slow first half, the Dragons took off on both offense and defense to end with a 42-7 victory. After the Dragons...

 

Lady Dragon Soccer Falls in Close Matches

The Lady Dragon Soccer team faced both the Tyrone Lady Golden Eagles and the Bishop Guilfoyle Lady Marauders in the prior week, falling to both with scores of 2-1 and 3-2 respectively. Against the Golden Eagles, the Dragons started with the lead...

 

Central Cross Country Results

Central Martinsburg vs. Hollidaysburg - 3.1 miles Varsity SITE: Central High School Martinsburg BOYS TEAM SCORE(S): Hollidaysburg 20; Central Martinsburg 35 BOYS INDIVIDUAL 1) Reuben Manfred (H) 18:30 ; 2) Braden Allison (CM) 18:44 ; 3) ]Isaac Watt...

 

First But Not Last

Northern Bedford's Eion Snider scored the first touchdown of the night with a pass reception and run against North Star Friday. This touchdown began the Panthers' road to success, as they beat North...

 

A Couple of PGC Items

My email inbox was recently bombarded with emails regarding a raid by the state legislature on the PGC’s Game Fund. An amendment to House Bill 1300 was approved by the State Senate that would transfer $150 million from the Game Fund to the...

 

Lady Dragons Go 50/50

In a week with two matches, the Lady Dragon Volleyball team found one loss and one victory. Their loss came against the Hollidaysburg Lady Tigers with a score of 3-0, while their victory came over the...

 

Season's End Fills Central Tennis Coach With Hope

From Coach Shaun Coppersmith: 10-10-23 District 6-2A Semifinals (Home) vs. Westmont Julia Ritchey dominated her opponent winning 6-1 6-0. Brooklyn Coppersmith had a tough outing losing in two sets....

 
 By PHILIP CMOR    Sports    October 19, 2023

Dunn and the Dragons: Central Senior Eager For Friday's Homecoming Clash Against Clearfield

Central High School Senior Jack Dunn isn’t surprised his Scarlet Dragons are undefeated through eight games this year. After, last season, when he was part of the record-setting PIAA Class 3A semifinalist Dragons’ scout team, he was facing...

 

NB: Tackling All Foes, Remains Undefeated

In a close game, Northern Bedford maintained its perfect record with a 36-25 win over North Star. Northern Bedford's Noah Baker (57) sacks North Star quarterback Connor Yoder in second quarter action...

 

Lady Dragon Soccer Triumphs in Undefeated Week

The Lady Dragon Soccer team faced three opponents throughout the week and found victory against each. The Dragons found a 1-0 victory over the Philipsburg-Osceola Lady Mountaineers, a 2-1 victory over the Bellefonte Lady Red Raiders, and a 4-2...

 

Central Tennis Plays Personal Bests

From Coach Shaun Coppersmith: 9-21 Home vs Central Cambria Central -3 Central Cambria-2 Julia Ritchey dominated and got her biggest win of her high school career thus far, winning in straight sets...

 

Pennsylvania Bear Seasons Hold Promise

If you hunt Pennsylvania black bears, maybe for years without harvesting one, now is not the time to give up hope. It’s true the odds of tagging a bear can seem long. Only somewhere between 1.5 percent and 2.5 percent of bear license holders get a...

 

Numerous Seasons To Open Saturday

Numerous hunting seasons open this Saturday (Oct. 14). At one time only small game seasons would come in on Saturday; but the PGC has expanded deer seasons, and one of them begins on Saturday. This is the statewide muzzleloader season. Only...

 

CHS Volleyball Tops Trojans

In a three-match week, the Lady Dragon Volleyball team found a 3-1 victory against the Johnstown Lady Trojans, despite two losses to the Tyrone Lady Golden Eagles and the Philipsburg-Osceola Lady Mountaineers, both with scores of 3-0. Against the...

 

Central Golf Season Ends

The Central Dragon Golf team’s quest for a state championship came to a close last week at Treasure Lake in Dubois. After capturing the first District 6 championship in school history, the squad met perennial powerhouse Clarion in the regional...

 

Dragon Football Narrowly Clings to Victory Over Rams

After amassing a 28-0 halftime score on a cold and rainy night against the Penns Valley Rams, the second half was entirely scoreless for the Dragons. Defense was enough, however, to keep the Rams' sco...

 
 By PHILIP CMOR    Sports    October 12, 2023

Northern Bedford Ready to 'Feast' on Any Competition

Northern Bedford County High School football coach Garry Black feasted on some crab legs for dinner Sunday after finding them on sale during a grocery run earlier that day. Black’s Black Panthers will be looking to feast on the teams with whom...

 

NB Volleyball Photos

NB Volleyball, shot by Gary M. Baranec...

 
 By PHILIP CMOR    Sports    October 5, 2023

Juniata Valley Discovering More Every Week With Only One Loss

With such a young football team, this season has been a learning experience for Juniata Valley, but the Green Hornets have been ahead of the curve, winning five of six outings. Still, each week is one of discovery. Last game, Coach Bill Musser found...

 

In other Week 7 games

Central Scarlet Dragons (6-0) vs. Penns Valley Rams (4-2) Date and time: Friday, 7 p.m. Site: Penns Valley High School Stadium, Spring Mills Coaches: Central – Dave Baker; Penns Valley – Martin Tobias Last game: Central – defeated Huntingdon,...

 

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