Scholastic Sports

Big first half propels Tigers over rival Lions

HOLLIDAYSBURG — On a picturesque night for football, before a standing-room crowd that circled Tiger Stadium, Hollidaysburg opened its season in the best way possible — with a first-half domination and four-touchdown lead over rival Altoona that created too much separation for a game ...

Senior Paddock makes ‘big’ impact

HOLLIDAYSBURG — At 6-foot-6 and 225 pounds, Trenton Paddock looks like he’d make a fine high school basketball center or power forward. He doesn’t play hoops, though. Rugby is his game. And, Friday night, in Hollidaysburg’s 35-21 season-opening win over Altoona, Paddock looked ...

Devils outlast Eagles in thriller

BELLWOOD — Zach Mallon scored four touchdowns, including a game-winning 7-yard score in the second overtime, to help Bellwood-Antis defeat Tyrone, 35-32, in the Backyard Brawl at Memorial Stadium Friday night. Damon Gripp caught six passes for 100 yards and a touchdown, and Tommy Hicks tied ...

Myrick, Kiesewetter lead Marauders to easy victory

Keegan Myrick ran for 201 yards, Konner Kiesewetter scored two touchdowns, and Bishop Guilfoyle’s defense held Somerset to 38 yards of offense in a 26-0 victory at Mansion Park on Friday night. Play of the game: Konner Kiesewetter picked off a Bradley Brandt pass at the Somerset 17 and ...

Brower takes the long way home for Valley

ALEXANDRIA — Juniata Valley’s defense did its job and two long touchdowns from Gabe Brower sent the Hornets to a 20-6 win over Everett at A.R. Simkins Field on Senior Night Friday. Juniata Valley overcame penalties in the first quarter and forced Everett into a one-dimensional offense by ...

Central QB duo too much for Northern Bedford ‘D’

ROARING SPRING — Central unveiled a two-quarterback offense Friday night that could produce great things for the Scarlet Dragons this season. With freshman Jeff Hoenstine passing for 112 yards and two touchdowns, and also rushing for two more, and senior Braden Kitt rushing for 121 yards ...

Rockets outlast MV in opener

THREE SPRINGS — Moshannon Valley and Southern Huntingdon began the 2019 campaign in an offensive shootout as they took turns alternating touchdowns throughout much of the game. The Rockets forced a much-needed punt late in the third quarter, and then cashed in with a touchdown to break the ...

Huntingdon wins in coach’s debut

HUNTINGDON — Huntingdon earned an 8-0 win over Mount Union in a defensive slugfest before a large crowd at War Vets Field. The win came in the high school coaching debut of Huntingdon’s 29-year-old first-year coach Shane Thomas. The outcome: Huntingdon quarterback Nick Troha threw a ...

Mustangs’ offense, defense dominate in win

NANTY GLO — Portage continued its dominant winning streak over Blacklick Valley, which spans over 10 years, as the Mustangs claimed a convincing win at McMullen Memorial Field Friday night, 48-0. The Mustang defense was on display as Portage forced five turnovers in the win. Holding the ...

Central Cambria routs Johnstown

EBENSBURG — Central Cambria scored in almost every fashion of the game, including a punt return for a touchdown, as its defense smothered Johnstown, 54-7, to start off the 100th year of football for the Red Devils on Friday night in high school action. Central Cambria was able to score ...

Pfister leads Ridge past Forest Hills

FISHERTOWN — Chestnut Ridge scored on its first three possessions of the first half and led 28-0 at the half on its way to an opening night 35-7 win over visiting Forest Hills. Ridge dominated both sides of the ball and only a late score by the Forest Hills junior varsity unit kept Ridge ...

B-A makes right move with Mallon

BELLWOOD — A year ago as a sophomore, Zach Mallon led Bellwood-Antis with 26 receptions while playing mostly wideout. The Blue Devils returned plenty of talent in the backfield, but coach Nick Lovrich saw something in Mallon that made him switch things up. It paid off Friday night at ...

Titans enjoy a trip on the Rhodes to victory

CLAYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel pounced on the opening kickoff at the Tussey Mountain 29-yard line with an opportunity to take an early lead. But the Bulldogs were sluggish out of the gate once they had the ball, leading to a turnover on downs and two quick Tussey Mountain touchdowns on the ...

Glendale RBs tough on Pirates

WILLIAMSBURG — Glendale dominated Williamsburg on the stat sheet Friday night, but thanks to several big plays from Jahmarea Wansley, the Blue Pirates trailed by just six midway through the fourth quarter. An interception and long run on back-to-back plays ended Williamsburg’s comeback ...

Little Lions rush to big win

LEWISTOWN —State College gashed Mifflin County for 239 yards rushing to come away with the 42-6 victory on opening night of the high school football season at Mitchell Field on Friday evening. The Little Lions, ranked eighth in the state in Class 6A, finished with 468 yards of total ...

Stamm, Weitoish help P-O cruise in opener

MORRISDALE — The Philipsburg-Osceola Mounties went into L.T. Drivas Memorial Field Friday night and took down the rival West Branch Warriors for a 41-16 victory. P-O’s Kaleb Stamm had 108 yards rushing and two scores while Hunter Weitoish added a 79-yard TD reception and 74-yard punt return ...

Colts get revenge

NORTHERN CAMBRIA — Northern Cambria rolled up 361 total yards of offense on United in a rematch of a District 6 Class 1A semifinal playoff game, which the Lions won last year, en route to a 43-0 win Friday night at Duffy Daugherty Memorial Stadium in high school football action. United ...

Regional football roundup

Bedford 22 Westmont Hilltop 8 BEDFORD — Gregory Edwards caught a 34-yard pass from Steven Ressler to break an 8-8 tie in the fourth quarter, and Elijah Cook added a 36-yard touchdown run as Bedford opened the season with a victory over Westmont Hilltop for the second year in a ...

Lots of new faces for Lions, Tigers

The matchup Game: Altoona Mountain Lions (3-7) vs. Hollidaysburg (9-5) TV: MeTV (Channel 110 on Atlantic Broadband) Where: Tiger Stadium When: Tonight, 7 The coaches: Altoona—Vince Nedimyer Jr. (0-0, first season); Hollidaysburg—Homer DeLattre (36-31, 6 seasons). Last meeting: ...

Mirror H.S. Football Scoreboard

MID-PENN COMMONWEALTH Hollidaysburg 35, Altoona 21 (final) State College 42, Mifflin County 6 (final) LAUREL HIGHLANDS CONFERENCE Chestnut Ridge 35, Forest Hills 7 (final) Central Cambria 54, Johnstown 7 (final) Richland 28, Bishop McCort 14 (final) Bishop Guilfoyle 26, Somerset 0 ...