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Football

Little Lions improve to 7-0

STATE COLLEGE — Fueled by two interceptions, including one pick-six early in the second half, State College was able to keep its undefeated record alive thanks to the strength of its defense Friday night. The Little Lions’ defense was flying all over the field Friday night as they ...

WestPAC on line for Mustangs next

DAVIDSVILLE — The Portage Mustangs used an explosive offense and stifling defense to defeat the Conemaugh Township Indians 63-0 Friday night. Portage found the end zone nine times in the victory, including six in the first half. On defense, the Mustangs held the Indians to under 100 yards ...

Mounties have difficult time with Panthers

PHILIPSBURG — North Penn-Mansfield traveled more than two hours from Tioga County in North-Central Pennsylvania to play injury-riddled Philipsburg-Osceola on a cold Friday night. Unfortunately for the Mounties, the Panthers got off of the bus ready to play. North Penn-Mansfield scored 24 ...

Mistakes hurt Colts

BLAIRSVILLE — Turnovers and mistakes took their again toll on the Northern Cambria Colts in their 22-12 loss to Blairsville on Friday night in a Heritage Conference football game at Ernie Widmar Field at Memorial Stadium. Mike Hoover returned at quarterback for the Colts after he missed two ...

Regional football roundup

Everett 21 Mount Union 16 MOUNT UNION — Everett picked up its first win, thanks to strong running game and an opportunistic defense in a victory over Mount Union. Quarterback Malex Akers rushed for 188 yards on 13 carries and scored two touchdowns on runs of 67 and 51 yards. The ...

Friday Live Football Scoreboard

MID-PENN COMMONWEALTH Central Dauphin 62, Altoona 0, FINAL Chambersburg 31, Central Dauphin East 16, FINAL Cumberland Valley 31, Carlisle 28, FINAL State College 21, Harrisburg 6, FINAL LAUREL HIGHLANDS CONFERENCE Chestnut Ridge 20, Bedford 19, FINAL Richland 36, Bishop Guilfoyle 0, ...

BG relying on strong ‘D’

A team’s success in football is often predicated on having a good defense. Keeping opponents out of the end zone will almost always guarantee a positive outcome. Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic has benefited from stout defensive play in its last four games, and the Marauders carry a 5-1 ...

Unbeatens ready for showdown

Chestnut Ridge and Bedford are both defending district champions. Each team comes into Friday’s game at Dr. Larry Giovacchini Stadium at 6-0. Oh, and the teams just happen to be each other’s biggest rival. Is it time for kickoff yet? “Th reality is, it’s always a good game when ...

State College set to host Harrisburg

State College has enjoyed banner seasons the past two years and experienced long state playoff runs, but Harrisburg has gotten the better of the Little Lions twice. The Mid-Penn rivals meet again Friday when the Cougars come to South Track Field. “Harrisburg has both speed and size this ...

Interception keys turnaround in C-K win

CLAYSBURG — Corey Chamberlain hasn’t seen much time on defense for Claysburg-Kimmel in the past two seasons. However, the quarterback/defensive back has had enough reps in practice that C-K coach Matt Bilchak knew he had that option if the situation presented itself. Bilchak made the ...

Kost carries Blue Devils by NBC

BELLWOOD — Nick Kost ran the ball 22 times for 139 yards and three touchdowns while also returning a kickoff 84 yards for another score in Bellwood-Antis’ 26-14 win over Northern Bedford on Monday in junior varsity football action. Kainen Baker scored on runs of 49 and 39 yards for ...

BG defense turns in top-notch effort

With Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic leading 8-0 early in the second quarter Saturday night, Penn Cambria had the ball at the BG 10 when lightning put a stop to the game. When the game resumed Sunday night, the BG defense threw the Panthers for a loss on back-to-back plays and took over on ...

Heights closes out Patton Stadium with win

PATTON — After 60 years of playing at the Patton Stadium, the Cambria Heights football team said farewell to its longtime home Saturday afternoon against Forest Hills. It was only fitting that the Highlanders put up 60 points — plus one for good measure — as the Highlanders routed the ...

Mustangs’ early lead too much for Yellow Jackets

JOHNSTOWN — Portage took command early with a 27-point first quarter Saturday afternoon against Ferndale, and the Mustangs eventually cruised to a 54-19 win over the Yellow Jackets. Play of the game: Gabe Forst’s 29-yard touchdown run with 4:14 left in the first quarter put Portage up ...

BG, Penn Cambria halted at Mansion

Saturday night’s game between Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic and Penn Cambria was postponed due to on-going lightning in the area. It will be continued from the point it was stopped 7:30 p.m. tonight at Mansion Park. There will be no admission fee. “Weather rolled in, and the lightning was ...

Lightning puts C-K comeback on hold

CLAYSBURG — There are a number of things that can ultimately steal momentum from a football team: a string of penalties, giving up a big play, a few incompletions or minimal gains, etc. One reason that doesn’t come up in the course of conversation is a lightning delay. However, ...

Golden Tigers drop fourth game in a row

ERIE — Big touchdown runs by Danny Blue and Elijah Lopez keyed a 35-point first quarter as McDowell disposed of Hollidaysburg, 49-14, Friday night. The loss was Hollidaysburg’s fourth in a row after a 2-0 start, just like last season. McDowell, at 6-0, is off to its best start in 18 ...

Same story for Mtn. Lions in another loss

Tristyn Sulich ran for 273 yards and four touchdowns and Carlisle rolled to a 39-10 Mid-Penn Conference Commonwealth Division victory over the Altoona Mountain Lions at Mansion Park on Friday. Sulich scored three times in the first quarter on runs of 73, 35 and 37 yards. The 6-foot-1, ...

B-A gets 33rd straight ICC win

LOYSBURG — Close but no cigar once again for Northern Bedford against Bellwood-Antis. After beating the Blue Devils in 2015, Northern has come up just a little short of knocking off the Inter-County Conference powerhouse three years in a row now. Bellwood visited Panther Community ...

Ridge responds to Red Devils’ early test

EBENSBURG — Hosting unbeaten Chestnut Ridge, the Central Cambria football team was feeling confident after being down by only one score entering halftime Friday night. But a second-half explosion from Chestnut Ridge — the reigning District 5 Class 2A champion — quickly stifled the ...