Football

Bulldogs improve to 4-1

CLAYSBURG — Since Landan Bauman began playing at the varsity level, the Claysburg-Kimmel senior has been asked to switch positions multiple times for different reasons on both sides of the ball. Rather than complain, Bauman has become a team leader both vocally and with his play on the ...

Hilltoppers put clamps on Panthers’ offense

JOHNSTOWN — Strong defensive play and halftime adjustments resulted in success for Westmont Hilltop as it defeated Penn Cambria on Saturday, 24-7. After Brandon Kaesler converted on a 30-yard field goal to put the game’s first points on the board, Derek Brown broke loose on a 33-yard run ...

Mtn. Lions fall short in overtime

HARRISBURG — Shawn Brown came very close to blocking a 25-yard field goal by Altoona kicker Andrew Eisel as time expired in regulation Friday night at Landis Field. The CD East junior, who did a little bit of everything for the Panthers in this Mid-Penn Commonwealth Division battle, ...

Guilfoyle throttles Johnstown

The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Marauders appear to be hitting their stride, and that could be bad news for the rest of the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference. Guilfoyle dominated all phases of the game Friday night and mercy-ruled Greater Johnstown, 42-6, in a LHAC contest at Mansion ...

Sentinels cash in on Tiger TO’s

CUMBERLAND, Md. — Playing against a team that has put up 40- and 50-plus points on them a majority of the time in the past, the Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers caught the Fort Hill (Md.) Sentinels in probably their most vulnerable stage ever in the history of the series between the two ...

JV ‘D’ tightens in upset victory

THREE SPRINGS — Backed up in its own territory late in the first half, Juniata Valley gambled and went for it on fourth down trailing by just one touchdown. Taking over at the 43 with just 46 ticks to go before halftime, Southern Huntingdon made the Green Hornets pay and turned it into a ...

Mills, Akers lift Warriors

EVERETT — Standing 6-foot-4 and possessing basketball jumping skills, Everett sophomore wide receiver Brandon Mills makes an inviting passing target for talented senior quarterback Macen Akers. “I tell Akers, if you see Brandon downfield, put air under it,’’ Everett coach Winston ...

Lieb shines in Rams’ victory

SPRING MILLS — Penns Valley coach Martin Tobias spoke to sophomore Mason Lieb and told him to be humble before speaking to the media. That is a lot to ask from a young athlete, especially after playing a key role in the Rams’ 35-18 win over Huntingdon on Friday night. It was only the ...

Central can’t keep up with BEA

ROARING SPRING — The Bald Eagle Area Eagles are flying high. The Eagles soared to their fifth victory in as many games by beating Central, 54-28, Friday night in a Mountain League game at the Roaring Spring Athletic Field. Central led by one point (21-20) at halftime, but Bald Eagle ...

Tyrone knocked from unbeaten ranks

WINGATE — Like two fighters in a championship bout, the Tyrone football team, bringing in an undefeated 4-0 record, went toe-to-toe with Bellefonte, which had the same record. The matchup did not disappoint as the two teams battled through three-and-a-half quarters of strong defensive ...

Ridge rallies past Highlanders

PATTON — Jared McGill rushed for a pair of touchdowns, and Logan Pfister ran for the other as unbeaten Chestnut Ridge outlasted Cambria Heights, 23-8, in a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference football game on Friday night. McGill rushed for a game-high 59 yards. Both of his touchdowns came ...

Leonard passes 5-0 Titans past Pirates

SAXTON — Tussey Mountain picked a specific weakness and went to work on it Friday against visiting Williamsburg. Matthew Leonard threw for 220 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half, and the Titans moved to 5-0 with a 44-0 throttling of the Blue Pirates. The Titans came out with ...

Arnold helps turn the tide in Bedford win

BEDFORD — Central Cambria coach Shane McGregor referred to Bedford’s Dylan Arnold as a battering ram following Friday night’s game between the two schools. It’s an appropriate description. The senior running back plowed through the middle of the Red Devils defense for 164 yards and ...

Kick return sparks Huskies

EBENSBURG — Coming into the second half up only three points over Philipsburg-Osceola and looking for more, Bishop Carroll’s Maverick Farabaugh provided the spark the Huskies needed to gain some leverage. Lined up to return the second half kickoff, Farabaugh collected the kick and ran 90 ...

Turnovers haunt Portage in loss to Shade

CAIRNBROOK — Friday’s game between Portage and Shade had 95 points scored. The Mustangs had 470 yards rushing, including a player over 200 yards rushing and another over 150 yards rushing. Shade’s quarterback had 241 yards rushing and 252 yards passing. However, it was a couple ...

Wolfe swings game for Devils

HOUTZDALE — Moshannon Valley was within nine points of once-beaten Bellwood-Antis in the third quarter on Friday night, and the winless Black Knights seemed to have the momentum. Then senior Blue Devil quarterback Shawn Wolfe took off running on the first play of B-A’s second series of ...

Regional football roundup

West Branch 21, Mount Union 20 MOUNT UNION — Quinton Posey scored on a 57-yard touchdown run at the start of the fourth quarter that would have tied the game at 21, but Mount Union missed the ensuing extra point and West Branch would hung on to beat the Trojans. Warriors running back ...

Tyrone facing stiff test

If the District 6 playoffs started this week, Bellefonte and Tyrone would be the No. 1 seeds in Class 4A and 3A, respectively. The teams, which both stand at 4-0, will meet at Bald Eagle Area at 7 p.m. tonight in a Mountain League matchup. “We know Tyrone is a veteran team,” Bellefonte ...

Friday Live Football Scoreboard

FRIDAY AREA Marion Center 28, Northern Cambria 12 (FINAL) Tussey Mountain 44, Williamsburg 0 (FINAL) West Branch 21, Mount Union 20 (FINAL) Conemaugh Twp. 35, Blacklick Valley 7 (FINAL) Central Dauphin East 17, Altoona 16 (FINAL-Overtime) Clearfield 49, Central Mountain 7 (FINAL) Bald ...

Altoona’s Streightiff deals with close call after hit injures spine

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com As Matthew Streightiff sprinted down Mansion Park’s artificial turf covering a kickoff for the Altoona Area High School football team last Friday night, he had visions of laying a big hit on the Chambersburg return man. At the last second, he ...