Football

Defense sparks North

Even in midsummer all-star football games, turnovers and penalties can be crucial and the defense often sets the pace of the game. That was the case in the 33rd annual Lezzer Lumber Classic Friday night at Mansion Park, as the North squad made two interceptions that paved the way for both its ...

Championship pedigree

In all-star sporting events, the term “championship caliber” is thrown around quite liberally. In tonight’s 33rd annual Lezzer Lumber Football Classic at Mansion Park, the term will take a quite literal meaning. Both Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic and Central have players in the game who ...

A lot of Good in a small package

Standing 5-foot-7 and weighing in at a modest 150 pounds, Kyle Good gives away a lot in height and weight to opponents on the football field. But the Altoona Area High School graduate — who led the Mirror coverage region in receptions with 56 for 576 yards (a 10.8 yards-per-catch average) ...

Lezzer Lumber rosters

NORTH No. Player Team 1 Justin Neff Central Mountain 2 Eli Jacobs Curwensville 2 Jake Stormer (inj.) Saint Joseph’s 3 Jared Hurd Penns Valley 4 Eli Lipscomb Bellefonte 5 Jaiden Boone Bellefonte 6 Jarrett Esposito Brockway 9 Braden Paulenelli DuBois 10 Hunter ...

Trybus gives BG’s Wheeler one more win

JOHNSTOWN — Friday night’s 47th annual Ken Lantzy Finest 40 All-Star Classic proved to be one last opportunity to show that Bishop Guilfoyle quarterback Josh Trybus and head coach Justin Wheeler will always find a way to win a football game. After the South all-stars took a 28-14 lead ...

McGregor takes over as Red Devils’ coach

Shane McGregor began preparing for a coaching career when he was only 6 years old. He just didn’t realize it. “Being around my dad (former college basketball coach Bernie McGregor) as a youngster, I learned from him even before I knew I was learning from him,” McGregor said. “I ...

McGregor will be recommended as next head coach

From Mirror reports Central Cambria High School will apparently be turning over the reins of its football program to one of its own. Shane McGregor is in line to be the new head football coach at Central Cambria. According to the school’s athletic director, Randy Wilson, that is only a ...

Josh Trybus: Penn sprint football

Name: Josh Trybus High school: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Hometown: Hollidaysburg Sport: Sprint football Position: Quarterback College choice: University of Pennsylvania Other colleges considered: Bucknell, Fordham, Yale Why I picked Penn: “I was accepted into the business ...

Franco officially hired at PC

From Mirror staff reports Penn Cambria School Board members voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the hiring of John Franco as head varsity football coach. Franco of Altoona will receive $6,948 for his coaching position, which was approved retroactively, beginning May 3. Board ...

CC opens up football coaching position

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Central Cambria has opened the head coaching position of its football program after the Red Devils went 1-9 last season under Bill Corrente. “The current coach has not been let go. We just opened the position,” Central Cambria Athletic ...

Locals taste victory

The West beat the East, 17-14, in the annual Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association East West All-Star Game Sunday afternoon at Mansion Park, and the area played a big role in the victory. Kevin Steele of Bedford was the head coach for the victorious West squad that included Bishop ...

Irwin, Trybus together again

Andrew Irwin and Josh Trybus began playing organized football together in flag-football competition as third-graders. They went on to high school stardom at Bishop Guilfoyle High School, where they played on three PIAA Class 1A championship teams and earned all-state selections as ...

Locals pleased game is back

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com For the first time in seven years, the Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Football Game will be played at Altoona’s Mansion Park. And Homer DeLattre, who has served as the game’s director for the past five ...

Franco to coach at Penn Cambria

John Franco will be officially hired as the new Penn Cambria High School football coach on Tuesday, May 16. However, he is already hard at work, according to school superintendent Bill Marshall. “He met with every male at the high school (Wednesday). He got to introduce himself, and he is ...

PSFCA East West All-Star Game rosters

2 p.m. Sunday at Mansion Park WEST No. Pos. Name Ht. Wt. High school College 1 ATH Elliott Walker Jr. 5-11 175 Williamsport Area Lock Haven 2 WR Noah Woods 6-0 170 State College Slippery Rock 3 DB Jaquan Brisker 6-2 195 Gateway Lackawanna College 4 DL Dremar ...

Irwin gets BG Blanket

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School senior football player Andrew Irwin was this year’s recipient of the Joseph F. Cohen Blanket Award. The award was presented by Brian Cohen at the Marauders’ annual sports assembly on April 25. Joseph F. Cohen Blanket Award is awarded to the most ...

Grassi resigns at PC

The head coaching spot has come open at one of the more intriguing high school programs in the Altoona Mirror coverage area, and a big, familiar name already is being linked with the job. Penn Cambria posted in Tuesday’s Mirror that it was accepting applications for its varsity football ...

College signing

Name: Cameron Norris High school: Central Sport: Football Position: Defensive end/linebacker College choice: Saint Vincent Other colleges considered: Frostburg State, Lycoming, preferred walk-on at Tulane, Richmond, VMI, Saint Francis Why I picked Saint Vincent: “It felt like ...

NFF honors Baker’s lifetime of service

UNIVERSITY PARK — In 1967, Dave Baker arrived at Williamsburg Community High School right out of college and immediately became the junior high football coach. “At that time, to coach, you had to be a teacher. They had to get people for coaching who were teaching,” Baker said. He’s ...

Football banquet set for Sunday

The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will hold its 20th annual awards dinner on Sunday afternoon at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. The organization will honor 54 high school and college scholar-athletes, as well as its ...