Scholastic Sports

Tigers tamed: Potent offense leads Little Lions to victory

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Because of the steamy, hot weather this high school football season, the State College Area High School football team has not had a practice in full pads in two weeks. At 3-0, imagine what will happen once the Little Lions do. Behind a balanced offensive attack and a ...

Marauders bounce back in big way

PATTON — Losing is something with which Bishop Guilfoyle isn’t familiar. Prior to last week, the former three-time PIAA champions lost only one game in four seasons dating back to 2014. But after suffering a rare loss last week at the hands of Westmont, Bishop Guilfoyle got back to its ...

Light helps keep Eagles rolling

TYRONE — Tyrone 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior Denver Light will be going to Fordham University next fall to play linebacker. But if he has more games like he had against Bishop Carroll on Friday night at Gray-Veterans Memorial Field, he might start to get some attention as a ...

Panthers’ turnaround continues, now 3-0

CRESSON — After enduring an 0-10 season in 2017, the Penn Cambria football team pinpointed a few significant items on its agenda for 2018. “We had some good kids, but we didn’t have any playmakers last year,’’ Penn Cambria coach John Franco said Friday night. Sophomore Nick ...

B-A defense steps up against JV

From Mirror reports ALEXANDRIA — One of the goals Bellwood-Antis coach Nick Lovrich has established for his first season is game-to-game improvement. Friday night, the Blue Devils improved through each quarter. After a scoreless opening period, Bellwood took a 14-0 halftime lead, then ...

Second-quarter Bison flurry dooms Dragons

CLEARFIELD — The Clearfield Area High School football team scored three times in the final 4:35 of the first half, including two touchdowns in the last five seconds to blow open Friday’s game against Central at the Bison Sports Complex. The 21-point onslaught, capped by a 37-yard Isaac ...

First win still eludes Pirates

By Ty R. States For the Mirror WILLIAMSBURG — Williamsburg had its work cut out for it at home Friday and struggled to move the football. Because of that, Southern Huntingdon scored 28 points in the second quarter and improved to 3-0 with a 35-6 win. The Blue Pirates (0-3) converted two ...

Mustangs get knocked off by Ramblers

WINDBER — Portage coach Gary Gouse didn’t mince words when assessing his team’s performance Friday night in an 18-7 loss at Windber, which was the Mustangs’ first defeat of the season. “We were outplayed and outcoached,” Gouse said. “They came to play, and we didn’t. We came ...

Northern Bedford wins despite 8 fumbles

LOYSBURG — The scoreboard wasn’t working, the first-down marker broke and Northern Bedford fumbled eight times and lost five of them. But the Black Panthers held on for a 22-20 victory over Moshannon Valley, and that’s all that mattered to coach Garry Black. “I told the guys before ...

Passing attack helps Ridge topple Eagles

SOMERSET — The Chestnut Ridge Lions, having early success in their first year in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference, traveled to Somerset for a battle with the Golden Eagles on Friday night. After going ahead 3-0 on a Kurt Pucci field goal with 3:00 remaining in the first quarter, and ...

Tussey picks up rout on road

MOUNT UNION — Tussey Mountain’s defense made a major impact on the game with Mount Union on Friday night at the Mount Union Athletic Field. The Titans jumped on the Trojans for 23 unanswered points in the first half and then backed it up in the second half with 22, holding the Trojans to ...

Rams win battle of Baileys

JOHNSTOWN — Richland coach Brandon Bailey beat his father’s team for just the third time in 16 games and for the first time since 2012 as the Rams topped Forest Hills, 56-27, on Friday. Caleb Burke caught four touchdown passes from Joe Hauser for the Rams. Hauser threw for five touchdowns ...

Saldivar seals Everett victory

EVERETT — Two years. It is the amount of time Everett’s Luis Saldivar has been playing football. Saldivar made several key plays to help lead the Warriors to a 28-26 win over Glendale on Friday night in an Inter-County Conference matchup. “The first game we won, Luis made the big ...

West Shamokin ‘D’ can’t slow Colts down

By Rick Weaver For The Mirror RURAL VALLEY — West Shamokin coach Jon McCullough knew it was coming. Knowing what is coming and stopping can be two different propositions, however. A 52-yard touchdown run by Ben Vasil tilted momentum in the favor of Northern Cambria in the Colts’ ...

Regional football roundup

Bellefonte 55 Philipsburg-Osceola 7 LOCK HAVEN — CJ Funk scored twice in the first half and again from 27 yards out in the third quarter as Bellefonte raced away with a win over Philipsburg-Osceola in Mountain League action at Lock Haven University. Funk finished the day with 128 yards ...

Blair Christian Prevails

VINTONDALE — Landon Barnes and Ethan Carn combined in goal for an 11-0 shutout of Cambria County Christain Friday evening. Jarrett Ebersole scored twice for Blair County Christian. Sarah McCoy netted three goals and two assists for the Lady Bobcats as they scored eight goals in the first ...

Friday Football Live Scoreboard

FRIDAY AREA Altoona 27, Allderdice 9 (FINAL) Bellwood-Antis 41, Juniata Valley 7 (FINAL) Tyrone 44, Bishop Carroll 7 (FINAL) Bishop Guilfoyle 24, Cambria Heights 6 (FINAL) Bedford 40, Bishop McCort 14 (FINAL) Clearfield 42, Central 14 (FINAL) Chestnut Ridge 41, Somerset 9 ...

Berardinelli’s goal lifts Mountain Lions

No matter the sport or time of year, an Altoona-Hollidaysburg matchup is usually entertaining. The boys soccer teams of the Blair County high schools hooked up on the Mansion Park turf Thursday night, and overtime was needed before a decision was reached. Altoona’s Alex Berardinelli ...

Lightning delays causing confusion

Lightning struck twice last Friday night, well actually quite a few more times than that, and caused havoc at many of the area’s high school football games. Among the games stopped for at least the mandatory 30 minutes were Tyrone at Central, Johnstown at Chestnut Ridge, Williamsburg at ...

Tigers happy to reunite with State College

After beginning the 2018 season with two impressive road victories, the Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers open the home portion of their schedule tonight against a formidable foe. Unbeaten State College (2-0) visits Tiger Stadium for a 7 p.m. kickoff. The Hollidaysburg-State College rivalry, ...