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Rangers jump on Red Devils early in victory

EBENSBURG — Coming out of the gate, Forest Hills needed little time to seemingly put the game away. After putting up 21 points in the first quarter and another 15 in the second, the second half of the game was played with a running clock and junior varsity players as the Rangers defeated ...

Panthers roll

LOYSBURG — Garry Black was smiling once again. The Northern Bedford football coach had good reason to be smiling. “It feels good to win once again,” said a smiling Black after Northern Bedford pounded Williamsburg, 40-8, on homecoming Friday night in an Inter-County Conference game ...

Central balances winning with improvement

By Rob Longo For the Mirror EBENSBURG—A mere two years ago, Central found itself a win away from the state championship game. But similarly to the year prior to that, the Dragons fell to a District 7 team from Beaver County, who went on to win the PIAA championship. Fast forward to Friday ...

Bald Eagle gets fast start, still unbeaten

By Kenny Varner For the Mirror HUNTINGDON — It didn’t take long for the Bald Eagle Area High School football team to make a statement against Mountain League rival Huntingdon as the Eagles’ Gage McClenahan scored on their first play from scrimmage. Though the Huntingdon defense ...

Eagles drop 3rd straight game

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com TYRONE – Tyrone has faced a brutal schedule in the last three weeks, facing unbeaten Bellefonte, Bald Eagle Area and Clearfield. The Golden Eagles started the season 4-0, but they have suffered three straight losses. “The Mountain League is ...

Highlanders light up scoreboard

PATTON — You know how a football coach sometimes can tell if his team has had a good night? He could probably look at how many times his team punted at the end of the game. When he did, Cambria Heights’ Jarrod Lewis saw nothing but zeros when the dust had cleared, but what he did see was ...

Turnovers doom Panthers in loss

JOHNSTOWN — There were two key stories in last night’s game between Penn Cambria and Bishop McCort. Will Miller, the Crusher’s quarterback, had more than 400 all purpose yards — running, passing, and return yardage. However, despite that, the Panthers were in the game. Three key ...

Lady Eagls win Mt. League title

TYRONE — Tyrone took four of five singles matches Friday afternoon to help the Lady Eagles pull off a 5-2 win over Central and clinch the Mountain League championship in high school girls tennis. Winnie Grot, who also won in doubles action with Ava McCracken, defeated Central’s Kierra ...

Delerme achieves goal

By Jim Lane For the Mirror After losing in the District 6 Class 3A tennis singles tournament last fall, Hollidaysburg Area High School’s Jenee Delerme had a heart-to-heart talk with coach Brian Denis. They settled on one goal for this season: Win the District 6 championship! Delerme ...

CC survives weather for title

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com CRESSON — Officials moved the start time of Thursday’s District 6 Class 3A and 2A girls golf championships up by an hour to try and avoid the bad weather on the horizon. It didn’t work. Though the girls finished anywhere from 13 to 16 ...

Friday Live Football Scoreboard

AREA Bald Eagle Area 30, Huntingdon 7 (FINAL) Bellwood-Antis 49, West Branch 0 (FINAL) Northern Cambria 39, Blairsville 8 (FINAL) Central 24, Bishop Carroll 14 (FINAL) Central Dauphin 49, Altoona 7 (FINAL) Chestnut Ridge 37, Bedford 14 (FINAL) Clearfield 35, Tyrone 7 (FINAL) Portage 20, ...

Chambers shaped by life of resiliency

By Matt Michelone For the Mirror If you were around Penn State men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers on this day 16-years ago, you would have seen him come close to death. He was working in sales for his family printing business while coaching high school basketball when he was ...

Condo leaves behind giant legacy in Philipsburg

Dick Condo was one of the most friendly, easy-going, humble and unassuming guys you could find near a wrestling mat or anywhere for that matter. I always expected to see him when I showed up at Philipsburg-Osceola High School for a wrestling match or a practice. He’d be there handing out ...

Heights gets winning effort from Kinney

HOUTZDALE — Abbey Kinney’s unassisted goal with one minute to go in regulation broke a 2-2 tie to lift Cambria Heights over Moshannon Valley, 3-2, Thursday in high school girls soccer action. Tristan Timblin and Grace Spencer each scored once in the loss for the Lady Damsels, and Sara ...

Everett wins ICC golf title

TYRONE — Everett’s Isaac Snyder shot an 88 on Thursday at Sinking Valley for a second-place individual finish while helping the Warriors to the Inter-County Conference title with a 375 in high school golf action. Mount Union’s Trey Heffelfinger won medalist honors after shooting a ...

Link, Little recognized

CRESSON — The Mount Aloysius women’s golf team finished its season at the James M. Bowen Invitational, hosted by Penn State-Behrend. Courtney Link (Bishop Carroll) finished first in the tournament, marking her second victory. Link finished with a 92. Kate Little (Penn Cambria) fired a ...

Battle for Bedford County: Lions, Bisons will renew rivalry

Many of the rivalries in high school football play out in the opening week of the season, but Friday marks the continuation of one of Bedford County’s finest. Chestnut Ridge, which has been playing a long list of schools from all over the state and even some from outside of it for years, is ...

Mountain Lions improving each week

Altoona is returning to Mansion Park Friday when it hosts Central Dauphin the same way it left it three weeks ago, a .500 team. But things have changed. The Mountain Lions were coming off a 20-point loss to Chambersburg when they hit the road after Week 4. They return in Week 7 with a ...

Bye week hardly a respite for Franklin, Nittany Lions

By Caleb Wilfinger For the Mirror Nearly a week has passed since No. 11 Penn State suffered a deflating defeat at the hands of Ohio State In his postgame press conference, head coach James Franklin spoke about his desire to not just be a great program, but an elite program. In his own ...