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Football

Portage set for huge game with playoff implications

The Portage Area High School football team has an opportunity to forge a three-way tie atop the WestPAC Conference standings by beating undefeated Meyersdale tonight. But veteran Portage coach Gary Gouse is looking at a much bigger picture. Kickoff for the conference showdown between ...

Tigers getting healthy

A couple of teams that have been hit as hard as anybody in the area by injuries this season will meet Friday in Hollidaysburg when the Golden Tigers host Tyrone. Fortunately for Hollidaysburg, it finally got most of its injured players back last week in a lopsided victory over Central ...

Bellwood to honor Hayes

For a man that is retired, former Bellwood-Antis football coach and athletic director John Hayes is having a pretty eventful year. Hayes was inducted into the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in May, and it was announced he’ll also be inducted into the Blair ...

Lindsey’s INT lifts Hollidaysburg

MILL HALL — Tanner Lindsey intercepted a pass as Central Mountain was driving to seal an 18-13 win for Hollidaysburg. Lindsey also had an 85-yard touchdown run and caught a 55-yard pass from Justin Wolfe for another touchdown. Xander Bainey scored on a 2-yard run with 2:25 to play to put ...

Ridge defender stops conversion with diving play

FISHERTOWN — With just more than a minute remaining, Bedford scored to pull within one point of Chestnut Ridge in a battle of unbeaten rivals. The Bisons decided to go for two. Steven Ressler took the snap from under center and pitched back to Mercury Swaim, who was surrounded by Ridge ...

Tigers snap losing streak

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Winless Central Mountain knew it was facing a daunting challenge Friday night so it quickly reached into its bag of tricks. The Wildcats won the toss, purposely elected to defer and then opened the game with a Trey Gentzell onside kick that Ronnie Petrichko alertly covered at ...

Mtn. Lions crushed on road

HARRISBURG — Central Dauphin dominated Altoona from the opening kickoff to the end whistle, winning, 62-0, at Landis Field on Friday night. The Mountain Lions were stymied on offense, gaining only 25 total yards while the Rams ran roughshod over the defense to the tune of four rushing, four ...

Trybus has career day in Highlanders victory

JOHNSTOWN — Cambria Heights wasn’t fooling anyone on Friday night — during one stretch Johnstown fans correctly predicted “They’re running left!” before three consecutive snaps - but the Highlanders were quite effective in piling up 368 rushing yards as they beat the Trojans 34-14 ...

Rangers upend Devils for season’s first win

SIDMAN — After six winless weeks of football, Forest Hills finally got its first taste of victory. Hosting Central Cambria Friday Night at G.H. Miller Memorial Field, the Rangers used a strong defensive effort backed by three touchdowns from Damon Crawley to walk away with a 27-14 ...

Rams blank Marauders

JOHNSTOWN — Undefeated Richland has become a measuring stick by which Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference opponents can gauge exactly how much progress they need to make. With sophomore quarterback Kellan Stahl completing nine of 19 passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns, and senior Caleb ...

Miller’s three scores lift McCort over PC

CRESSON — Penn Cambria turned an early fumble recovery into a touchdown, but it was all downhill from there as Bishop McCort scored on its next four possessions and rolled to a 49-22 Laurel Highlands Conference victory Friday night at Panther Stadium. McCort scored four times in the second ...

Clearfield strong on lines in beating Tyrone

CLEARFIELD — Clearfield ran for 274 yards on 45 carries and dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball for two-and-half quarters on the way to a 28-14 win over Tyrone on Friday night at the Bison Sports Complex. The Bison led, 21-0, at the half and scored on their first ...

All-around effort leads Central to win

ROARING SPRING — Central got what coach Dave Baker called its strongest overall game of the season in a 34-0 victory over Bishop Carroll to help solidify its playoff position in the District 6 Class 3A field. Play of the game: Braden Kitt’s pass to Josh Biesinger was tipped by a Bishop ...

Blue Devils run past, over and through Warriors

BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis ran the ball, and then ran it some more ... all night long. The Blue Devils outgained West Branch by a staggering 440-84 margin as they drubbed the Warriors, 50-14, at Memorial Field Friday. That damage was led in large part by junior Nick Plank who racked up ...

Bald Eagle Area downs Huntingdon

WINGATE — Huntingdon coach Shane Thomas rolled the dice and they came up snake eyes against Bald Eagle Area Friday night at Alumni Stadium BEA had backed the Bearcats up to their one 1 with a 37-yard punt, then held Huntingdon on downs, forcing a fourth-and-7 from the 4. Thomas called for a ...

Valley passes the test in victory over Bulldogs

ALEXANDRIA — Juniata Valley was able to exploit the Claysburg-Kimmel secondary most of Friday night as quarterback Caden Rupert completed 16 passes for a career-high in yardage. Four Green Hornet receivers caught four passes each from Rupert, and the defense did its job by only allowing one ...

Glendale defenders win battle over Knights

HOUTZDALE — The Glendale Vikings came out of the gates firing on all cylinders Friday night at CNB Bank Stadium, scoring two early touchdowns en route to a 24-6 victory against the Moshannon Valley Black Knights. The Vikings were up 24-0 before Moshannon Valley even got on the scoreboard, ...

Panthers bounce back

WILLIAMSBURG — Coming off a tough loss to Bellwood-Antis a week ago that dropped its record to 3-3, Northern Bedford moved back above the .500 mark with a 47-12 win over Williamsburg Friday night on homecoming at Veterans Memorial Field. Williamsburg cut into the Black Panther’s 21-0 ...

Tussey defense, offense too much for Rockets

THREE SPRINGS — Tussey Mountain took its stone wall defense and its versatile offense to Southern Huntingdon Friday and continued to take charge on the field. The Titans held the Rockets to negative rushing yards while Jarred Sipes ran for three touchdowns in a 40-14 win. The Titans’ ...