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State College makes most of situation for its seniors

STATE COLLEGE — Some fans sat on blankets, other in camp chairs and the bands from State College and Hollidaysburg were positioned in folding chairs in each end zone Friday night as the Little Lions routed the Golden Tigers, 42-7, at South Track Field. And for the most part, everyone was ...

Regional football roundup

Bedford 13 Bishop McCort 0 JOHNSTOWN — Bedford improved to 3-0 with a shutout of Bishop McCort in Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference action. Elijah Cook scored on a 5-yard run in the first quarter, and Miles Washington sealed the win with a 10-yard TD run in the fourth ...

Long kickoff return sparks Rocket rout

THREE SPRINGS — As quickly as Williamsburg gained confidence and got the momentum on its side, Southern Huntingdon stole it back even quicker. After cutting the lead to five points, the Blue Pirates surrendered a kickoff return that swung the game completely back in Southern Huntingdon’s ...

Ridge’s big backs too much for Eagles

FISHERTOWN — Chestnut Ridge used its size in the backfield to its advantage to dominate the running game and move to 3-0,while handing the Somerset Golden Eagles their third-straight loss, 26-7, Friday night. Play of the game: Chestnut Ridge fullback Trey Maxwell broke loose from 23 yards ...

Titans remain unbeaten by downing Trojans

SAXTON — Tussey Mountain ran its record to 3-0 with a convincing win over the visiting Mount Union, 34-7 Friday at Dick L. Hess Memorial Field. Kaden Lucko led the team in rushing and recovered a fumble and had an interception on a fake punt to highlight a busy night for the junior ...

New coach gets first victory

First wins are always special and Vince Nedimyer Jr.’s first win as Altoona Area High School head football coach obviously was special to him and to his family, too. Prior to the Mountain Lions’ season-opening game at Hollidaysburg, the new coach was visited by his parents. Besides ...

Second-half comeback falls short for Dragons

ROARING SPRING — Few left Roaring Spring Athletic Field feeling shortchanged Friday night. Central and Clearfield entered unbeaten and the Bison nearly delivered an early knockout punch, leading 17-0, before the Dragons gamely regrouped to take the lead in the fourth quarter, 21-17, and ...

Tyrone’s defense holds on for victory

EBENSBURG — A thrilling game that went down to the wire saw Tyrone take advantage of its offensive opportunities and score on three straight possessions. The Golden Eagles came away with their first win of the season, 28-20 on the road. After a safety pulled BC to within a single ...

Bellefonte’s line gets the job done

PHILIPSBURG — Philipsburg-Osceola coach Brian McGonigal said his Mounties weren’t able to get any push against Bellefonte’s defensive front. At the same time the Raiders were pushing the Mounties around as they rolled up 595 yards in total offense, 469 on the ground en route to a 55-7 ...

Blair County Christian boys move to 5-0

STATE COLLEGE — Davis Dull delivered three goals and two assists, and Blair County Christian improved to 5-0 with a 9-2 win over Grace Prep in high school boys soccer action on Friday. Jonathan Hight added two goals and an assist for BCC. SCORE BY HALVES Blair County Christian 8 1 — ...

Offense will search for balance this season

NFL week 1 Who: Pittsburgh at New England When: Sunday, 8 p.m. TV: NBC The line: Steelers are 6-point underdogs. By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — No team threw it more times than the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2018. Only the Green Bay Packers ran it less often. This ...

Freiwald’s night: Lions’ goalie keys win over rival Tigers

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Beautiful night. Nice crowd. Great game. Altoona Area High School boys soccer team scored a 3-0 victory over Blair County rival Hollidaysburg on Thursday night at Tiger Stadium, but the score is deceiving. Keepers Brady Freiwald of Altoona and Evan Shale of Hollidaysburg ...

‘W’ would look nice on Tigers’ resume

The matchup Game: Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers (2-0) at State College Little Lions (2-0). TV: MeTV (Channel 110 on Atlantic Broadband). Where: State College Area High School’s South Track Field. The coaches: Hollidaysburg — Homer DeLattre (38-31 in seventh season at Hollidaysburg ...

Brother gets one over on sibling

By Wes Crosby The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Brian Moran became the first player in major league history to make his debut while facing his brother on the mound, striking out younger sibling Colin in the Marlins’ 10-7 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night. Brian ...

Guilfoyle rolls past Carroll

EBENSBURG — Marey Stayer and Maddie Smith combined for 13 saves in net to help Bishop Guilfoyle shut out Bishop Carroll in its season opener Thursday in high school girls soccer action. Lainey Farabaugh led the Lady Marauders with four goals and two assists, while Aurielle Brunner scored ...

Greater Altoona set for this weekend

As the end of summer draws near, local golfers are gearing up for one of the last and most important stroke-play events of the year — the Greater Altoona golf championship. The tournament, which began in 1978, features the top four golfers, both men and women, from the five oldest, 18-hole ...

Woods’ victory at Masters highlights 2019

The 2019 PGA Tour season ended a couple of weeks ago, and one of the year’s biggest highlights was definitely Rory McIlroy’s Tour Championship win and $15 million paycheck. However, the most memorable event of the year had to be Tiger Woods’ Masters victory in April. Most golfing ...

Mounties keep adding victories

CLEARFIELD — Philipsburg-Osceola remained undefeated in the Mountain League with a team score of 315 to top its league rivals at Clearfield Thursday afternoon in high school golf action. Tyrone’s Jacob Taylor medaled with a 73, as the Golden Eagles finished with the second overall team ...

Muir holds off two to take home Elks championship

Hole-in-one Sadee LaRose, a Central Cambria graduate and current member of the Saint Francis women’s golf team, sank a hole-in-one earlier this week while competing for the Red Flash. LaRose used a 7-iron on the 140-yard, par-3 No. 8 hole while competing in the Roseann Schwartz ...

H.S. football scoreboard

MID-PENN COMMONWEALTH Altoona 33, Allderdice 29 (final) State College 42, Hollidaysburg 7 (final) LAUREL HIGHLANDS CONFERENCE Bedford 13, Bishop McCort 0 (final) Bishop Guilfoyle 36, Cambria Heights 12 (final) Penn Cambria 52, Johnstown 19 (final) Richland 54, Forest Hills 12 ...