Football

Juniata Valley enjoying deep playoff run

The Juniata Valley High School football team is breathing some rarefied air, and savoring every bit of it. The Green Hornets carry a 10-2 record and nine-game winning streak into what is their first District 6 Class 1A championship-game appearance since 2007 on Friday night, when they face ...

Tigers will play in Hershey

The Hollidaysburg football team will take on Philadelphia Catholic League champion Archbishop Wood on Friday at 2 p.m. at Milton Hershey High School in the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class 5A playoffs. It is to be noted that the field is not the one used at Hershey Park. Juniata Valley, ...

Jones helps BEA eliminate Bisons

Bald Eagle Area junior quarterback Jaden Jones is a young man who possesses numerous skills on the football field. Jones, who stands 5-feet-10 and weighs just 145 pounds, is adept at scrambling, extending plays from the pocket, spotting the downfield receiver, and throwing accurate ...

Colts end up inch short of title tilt

Baseball is not the only game of inches. Ask Northern Cambria football coach Sam Shutty. United stopped quarterback Mark Marino just inches short of the goal line and held on for a 36-28 overtime victory against the top-seeded Colts in a District 6 Class 1A semifinal playoff game at Mansion ...

State College hammers Delaware Valley

From Mirror reports DANVILLE — State College returned three kickoffs for touchdowns, including two from Dresyn Green, in a 56-19 rout of Delaware Valley. Keaton Ellis also returned a kickoff 75 yards for a score for the Little Lions. Isaiah Edwards added a 46-yard touchdown run, Tommy ...

Juniata Valley knocks off Bishop Guilfoyle

“Small school. Big dreams.” Those words were written on the sign Juniata Valley cheerleaders held to greet the Green Hornet football team as it raced onto Mansion Park for the District 6 Class 1A semifinal game with Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Saturday afternoon. And, the Hornets ...

Team effort leads Tigers to win

DANVILLE — Brady Walters began his day by carving up the Wallenpaupack defense on five straight completions capped off by a pair of runs that eventually resulted in a touchdown. It was almost as if he’d practiced against the Buckhorns all week. According to the Hollidaysburg senior, he ...

Lions run out of time in loss to Wilmington

SLIPPERY ROCK — Chestnut Ridge spent most of Saturday afternoon in pursuit of Wilmington. In the end, the Greyhounds proved to be too elusive, though, as they held on for a wild 40-33 triumph over the Lions in a PIAA Class 2A battle at Slippery Rock University’s Mihalik-Thompson Stadium. ...

Clearfield eliminated; Richland wins

SLIPPERY ROCK — The 2018 football season came to an end on Saturday for the Clearfield Bison, which lost to Erie Cathedral Prep, 55-21, in a PIAA Class 4A first-round matchup. Clearfield fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter and was down, 35-14, at halftime. The Bison got a 1-yard touchdown ...

Busy Saturday awaits high school football

Mother Nature made it a clean sweep Friday night when she knocked out two more high school football playoff games from the Mirror coverage area, thanks to a winter storm that hit the area Thursday. The Bedford/Bald Eagle Area 3A first-round playoff game, which was originally slated for ...

Tigers facing big test

Hollidaysburg will line up against a senior-heavy, talented football team with a huge offensive and defensive line that averages around 270 pounds on Saturday at Danville High School. Reading over the description of District 2 champion Wallenpaupack, it might have been just copied and pasted ...

Green Hornets seek revenge

Juniata Valley’s seniors have seen their last two seasons end with routs by Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic. The Green Hornets have lost by 58 and 46 points the last two seasons during the District 6 Class 1A playoffs and get another shot at the Marauders on Saturday night at A.R. Simkins Field ...

Golden Tigers will travel again

The Hollidaysburg high school football team will continue its tour of Pennsylvania with another long road trip Friday night. The Golden Tigers, who defeated Oil City 33-22 in Franklin last week, will play District 2 champion Wallenpaupack in the PIAA Class 5A first round at Danville High ...

Guilfoyle dominates in eliminating foe

By Jim Lane For the Mirror Homer-Center stunned Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic in the District 6 Class 1A championship game last November, ending the Marauders’ 59-game unbeaten streak and their three-year reign as PIAA state champs. The Marauders got some measure of revenge Saturday night ...

JV wins in final moments

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Down by six with less than three minutes to play, Juniata Valley ran three fourth-down plays from inside Claysburg-Kimmel’s 10-yard line. Though the momentum swung back and forth, leaving each fan base cheering wildly one second and feeling devastated the next, there was ...

Blue Devils’ season ended by No. 2-seeded Rams

JOHNSTOWN — Needless to say, Ligonier Valley’s football team likes things in threes. The program has captured three straight Heritage Conference championships, three straight Appalachian Bowl titles and entered Saturday’s District 6 Class AA semifinal game against Bellwood-Antis with ...

Silk is smooth for United as Lions end Portage’s year

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com PORTAGE — A solid season for Portage ended in heartbreak Saturday night. After the Mustangs rallied to tie their District 6 Class 1A quarterfinal-round playoff game with visiting United at 22-22 on a 15-yard touchdown run by junior back Gabe ...

Walters-Sensenig connection leads Tigers to win

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com FRANKLIN — In Hollidaysburg’s losses this year, a costly turnover has turned what could have been a statement victory into a loss. On first-and-goal from the 9-yard line with time ticking down in the first half, it looked like history might ...

Chestnut Ridge defense propels Lions into next round

WINDBER — Chestnut Ridge seemingly did everything it could to allow Everett to stay in the District 5 Class 2A championship game between the two teams with two fumbles early in the contest. However, the Warriors failed to capitalize on their takeaways. That allowed the Lions to settle in ...

Bisons run their way to victory

SOMERSET — In its District 5-8 Class 3A subregional championship game Friday night, Bedford got a lot of help from a very generous Westinghouse team that committed six turnovers. The way the Bisons were moving the ball on the ground, however, not much help was needed. With bulldozing ...