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Plenty to be decided in high school football

Coaches preach constantly to take each game one at a time and to never look ahead. But that doesn’t mean we can’t. The final three weeks of the high school football regular season begin tonight, and there’s still plenty to play for and to be decided. Altoona holds a very slim point ...

Ratchfords win district title

Playing together for the first time as a team, the Ratchford cousins, Olivia and Emma, gave Central Cambria High School another District 6 Class 2A doubles tennis championship Thursday afternoon. The Ratchfords defeated Westmont-Hilltop’s Lindsey Pullin and Abby Majeresik, 7-5, 6-0, at the ...

Friday Live Football Scoreboard

AREA Bellwood-Antis 42, Mount Union 0 (FINAL) Blacklick Valley 21, Winbder 20 (FINAL) Clearfield 42, Bald Eagle Area 7 (FINAL) Portage 35, Meyersdale 32 (FINAL) Cumberland Valley 24, Altoona 21 (FINAL) Huntingdon 60, Philipsburg-Osceola 7 (FINAL) Penn Cambria 25, Somerset 0 ...

Hollidaysburg knocks off Central Mountain

MILL HALL — Rita Kendziora scored twice and assisted on three other Hollidaysburg goals as the Lady Tigers sandwiched Central Mountain’s two goals with three in both halves for the 6-2 win Thursday in high school girls soccer. Paige Miller had a goal and an assist for the Lady Tigers ...

Non-playoff teams still working toward goals

Many of the area’s high school football teams will spend the final three weeks of the regular season making a push toward the playoffs or try to improve their seed. But for some, that ship has sailed and the focus has shifted to trying to make special memories for out-going seniors or ...

Blair County squads look for momentum

Hollidaysburg and Tyrone both started the season with victories over bitter rivals but have had their fair share of struggles lately. The Golden Tigers and Golden Eagles certainly have an excuse. Before Hollidaysburg knocked off winless Central Mountain this past Friday, the Golden Tigers had ...

Kessel’s hat trick leads Pens to victory

PITTSBURGH — Evgeni Malkin corralled the puck near his own goal-line and saw Phil Kessel sprinting out of the zone. He flipped a perfect pass to center ice, sending Kessel on a breakaway that resulted in a goal. Carl Hagelin repeated a similar sequence with Kessel later in the second period ...

Lady Tigers’ Ruggery, Jodon reach 3A final

Hollidaysburg’s Paige Jodon and Payton Ruggery advanced to the championship match of the District 6 Class 3A Girls Doubles Tennis Tournament. Jodon and Ruggery, the top seed, will face State College’s Kelly Vanden and Catelyn Janac, the No. 2 seed, in today’s 12:30 p.m. final at Penn ...

Thomas powers unbeaten Bedford

CRESSON — Amber Thomas netted five goals, and goalkeeper Lindsay Mowry earned the shutout as Bedford blanked Penn Cambria, 8-0, in high school girls soccer action on Wednesday at Mount Aloysius College. Robyn Casalena tallied two goals, and Jenna Brown notched a goal and had three assists ...

McElhenny sparks Heights to victory

PATTON — Led by Quinn McElhenny’s first-place finish in 20:34, the Cambria Heights High School girls cross country team improved to 12-5 by defeating Bishop Guilfoyle and Bishop McCort by identical 15-50 scores on Wednesday. Maggie McMullen finished second for the Heights girls in 23:42, ...

Own goal helps push ’Cats over Dragons

ROARING SPRING — Huntingdon benefited from an own goal with 8:07 left in the game that was credited to Brady Hawkins, lifting the Bearcats to a 2-1 Mountain League victory over Central in high school boys soccer action on Wednesday. River Terry scored the match’s other goal for ...

Penn Cambria gets sweep; Central wins

CRESSON — Led by Macy Sral’s 23 service points and Laken Guzic’s 15 service points and 11 assists, the Penn Cambria High School girls volleyball team swept Bedford, 25-17, 25-14, 25-16 in a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference matchup on Wednesday. Penn Cambria (8-6 overall) got nine ...

PSU men’s basketball looks to keep building

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Questions at the Big Ten Conference’s media day for men’s basketball ranged from favorite pizza type and favorite Chicago music artist, to favorite Big Ten basketball memory and best dunk. And of course, coaches and players alike were asked to choose between LeBron and ...

Area bowling roundup

FRANK GERHART LANES MEN HIGH SERIES: Rod Yohn 795, John Slowik Jr. 783, Cory Seymore 762, Mike Harpster 751, Nate Bartley 738, Don Stolz jr. 737, Bill Alexy 725, T.J. Merritts 721, Mike Rodriguez III 720, Tim Noye Jr. 716, Jason Bittner 713, Mike Montgomery 708, Lucas Conley 702, Craig ...

Kelly Shaw: Male Bowler of Week

Series: 836 League: Monday Night Church at Splinters Residence: Tyrone BOW history: First time Previous series high: 776 Previous single-game high: 300 Reaction to being BOW: I was surprised. I didn’t think it would hold up. The key to my bowling success is: Making ...

Ratchfords find themselves in D6 doubles finals

Central Cambria’s Olivia and Emma Ratchford will play for the District 6 2A Doubles Championship on Thursday at 12:30 p.m., thanks to their performance on Tuesday in the tournament’s opening round of play held at Penn State Altoona. The Ratchfords beat Central’s Kierra Mountain and ...

Lady Spikers need five for victory

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Altoona girls volleyball team improved to 6-5 Tuesday night, thanks to an 11-25, 25-21, 20-25, 25-14, 15-8 win over Hollidaysburg in high school action. The Lady Spikers (6-5) got 18 service points and 24 kills from Bridgid Fox to go with 34 digs from Julia Savino, 43 ...

Hollidaysburg celebrates senior night with ‘W’

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Eight seniors saw the pitch on Senior Night as Hollidaysburg shut out Derry Area, 5-0, Wednesday in boys high school soccer action. Austin Merritts had four saves in net for the Tigers shutout. Ethan Pinter and Grant Glass each scored once and had an assist for ...

Tigers take home 2 victories on road

CLEARFIELD — The Hollidaysburg boys cross country team improved to 3-3 on Tuesday, thanks to wins over Clearfield (24-32) and Bradford (27-28) in high school action. Jeremy Jones was the Tigers’ top runner, finishing third in 18:14. Clearfield’s Jeremiah Vezza won the race ...

Altoona grad honored with conference POW

Penn State Altoona freshman Jessica Stevens was recently named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference player of the week for women’s tennis following a record-setting week. Stevens, an Altoona graduate, set a new program record last week when she won her 12th singles match of the ...