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Outdoors

Well, the pheasant season opened yesterday. Did you go pheasant hunting? If so, did you see or shoot any pheasants? Of course, whether you shot any pheasants or not this year, you had to fork up $26.90 to buy the Game Commission’s new pheasant hunting permit for the dubious privilege of ...

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Outdoors

Well, the pheasant season opened yesterday. Did you go pheasant hunting? If so, did you see or shoot any pheasants? Of course, whether you shot any pheasants or not this year, you had to fork up $26.90 to buy the Game Commission’s new pheasant hunting permit for the dubious privilege of ...

Sports at a glance

National Sports

Langer’s 63 is Champs leader RICHMOND, Va. — Bernhard Langer matched the course record with a 9-under 63 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead in the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, the first event in the PGA Tour Champions’ Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs. Seeking an unprecedented ...

BG passes another test

Local Sports

JOHNSTOWN — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School football coach Justin Wheeler insists that he and his Marauders don’t look ahead during the season, or circle certain dates on the calendar, or do anything other than focus on one game at a time. Nonetheless, if the truth be told, the ...

An effective McSorley could decide outcome

PSU

Five things to look for as Penn State hosts Michigan in what should be a tremendous whiteout atmosphere at Beaver Stadium. No. 1: Trace’s test Saquon Barkley gets most of the hype, but winning this type of game against a great defense could come down to whether quarterback Trace McSorley ...

Tigers don’t let late start hinder them

Local Sports

HOLLIDAYSBURG — A fiery crash on Route 80 Friday afternoon delayed the arrival of the Central Mountain High School football team by more than an hour, but the waiting game didn’t tax the Golden Tigers’ patience. “Sometimes things don’t go as planned in life,” Hollidaysburg coach ...

Bethel Park overpowers Mtn. Lions

Local Sports

It was another long night for the Altoona Mountain Lions. Bethel Park’s balanced offense rolled up 429 yards and scored in every quarter en route to a 42-3 victory over Altoona in a WPIAL Southeastern Conference game Friday night at Mansion Park. Tanner Volpatti ran for 121 yards and two ...

Bulldogs make enough big plays to beat Titans

Scholastic Sports

By Dan Isenberg sports@altoonamirror.com SAXTON — In a fourth-quarter shootout that saw 58 total points scored, it was Claysburg-Kimmel that came out on top Friday night over Tussey Mountain at Dick L. Hess Stadium, 49-40, in a game the Bulldogs were able to make more plays in the ...

NB defense comes up big

Scholastic Sports

By Brian Cox For the Mirror MOUNT UNION — The final play of the game Friday in Mount Union summed up the entire night pretty accurately. Trailing by eight points with just a single second remaining, a fourth-down pass was deflected over the middle and landed just a hair’s width away from ...

Dragons down Bearcats

Local Sports

ROARING SPRING — The trick play turned into a real treat for the Central High School football team. With almost nothing going right, Scarlet Dragon offensive coordinator reached into his bag of goodies and pulled out a double pass midway through the second quarter. The play resulted in a ...

Schmittle sparks B-A

Scholastic Sports

By Scott Franco sfranco@altoonamirror.com BELLWOOD — The Marvel Comics movie “Thor: Ragnarok” hits movie theaters on Nov. 2. Bellwood-Antis running back Thor Schmittle did it a lot earlier than that, as he hit the ground running Friday night while never looking back. The senior ...

Everett picks up win No. 2

Scholastic Sports

By Nate Ritchey nritchey@altoonamirror.com EVERETT — Williamsburg and Everett entered Friday night’s match-up against each other with identical 1-7 records as both had experienced very little success this season. It meant that their Inter-County Conference battle presented another ...

Juniata Valley plays big on ‘D’ in 2nd half

Scholastic Sports

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror ALEXANDRIA — When there were a combined 28 points scored in the second quarter by Glendale and Juniata Valley, the second half figured to be a shootout on the Green Hornets’ senior night. It was far from it. In fact, the defenses took over. Neither team ...

Ridge beats Bellefonte in battle of 7-1 teams

Local Sports

NEW PARIS — With matching 7-1 records, dual-threats at quarterback and a host of other players capable of striking from any part of the field, the Chestnut Ridge-Bellefonte matchup had the makings of a competitive contest. It was close, but only for a half. Leading 12-7 at the break, Ridge ...

Cambria Heights dominates against Bedford

Local Sports

BEDFORD — Cambria Heights traveled to Bedford having never scored a victory in 22 contests against the Bisons, but the Highlanders dominated on both sides of the ball to score a 42-7 decision Friday night. “The kids played great tonight. Offense, defense, special teams, it was just a ...

Somerset holds off Panthers

Local Sports

SOMERSET — Penn Cambria came up just short in its bid for its first win of the season in a close 15-6 loss against Somerset on Friday night. On Somerset’s first drive, Ryan Funa took the handoff for a gain of 30 yards into Penn Cambria territory. However, the drive was abruptly shut down ...

Tyrone topples PV

Local Sports

TYRONE — Tyrone surrendered 477 yards of total offense, including 334 passing yards to sophomore quarterback Aaron Tobias, but made five stops inside the red zone to seal a 28-6 victory over Penns Valley and snap a two-game losing streak. Tobias completed 30 of 50 passes but was ...

McCort shuts out Red Devils

Local Sports

EBENSBURG — After a scoreless first quarter, Bishop McCort started to pull away from a gritty Central Cambria squad. The Crimson Crushers capped off a 16-play drive and scored on a punt return in the second quarter to lead 14-0 at halftime. A costly turnover on its first second-half ...

Matchup triggers high-stakes game, stretch

PSU

It doesn’t get much better than this. Penn State, 6-0 and having climbed to No. 2 for the first time in almost 20 years, taking on Michigan on the grandest of whiteout stages at Beaver Stadium before a national TV audience, boldly underscores how far the Nittany Lion program has come back ...

Astros force Game 7

National Sports

HOUSTON — Justin Verlander stayed perfect with the Houston Astros when they couldn’t afford anything else. The ace right-hander pitched seven shutout innings and Jose Altuve homered and drove in three runs during a 7-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night that extended the AL ...