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Rams improve mark to 7-1 with rout of depleted BC

EBENSBURG — A depleted roster for Bishop Carroll proved to be a deciding factor as Penns Valley won its seventh game of the season with ease, 55-12, Friday night in high school football action. Injuries to numerous key positions and to senior leadership left the Huskies looking for anyone ...

Tussey holds off Glendale, remains unbeaten

FLINTON — Leading Glendale 18-0 with the ball to start to the second half, undefeated Tussey Mountain looked to be on its way to an easy win. The Titans lost their third fumble of the game early in the third quarter, which Glendale quickly turned into a touchdown to make it an 18-7 game. ...

Rockets’ defense shines

EVERETT — Southern Huntingdon picked up several big scoring plays and virtually stopped any kind of offense en route to a 40-14 win at Everett Friday. The Rockets ran for 236 yards and four scores, with Kendrel Marino gaining 151 yards on 18 carries with two touchdowns. Everett was ...

JV’s Rupert, Hensor air it out against MV

ALEXANDRIA — Juniata Valley’s offense had a precise aerial attack Friday night, and it was in large part due to seniors playing their last regular season home game. Jacob Hensor and Caden Rupert combined for 200 yards on six completions as the Green Hornets pulled away for a 44-21 win ...

Gutierrez delivers again for Warriors

MORRISDALE — It’s been a rough season for Williamsburg, which took an 0-7 record going into Friday night’s game against 1-6 West Branch. West Branch senior quarterback Ayden Gutierrez, who was recognized before the game for his second straight 1,000-yard season and breaking the ...

State College burned in less than three minutes

STATE COLLEGE — The State College football team suffered its first loss of the season Friday night at home, losing 34-13 to Central Dauphin at the South Track Field. Central Dauphin recorded two defensive touchdowns in a span of 2:30 to blow open an otherwise tightly contested matchup. That ...

NB’s Smith has big night

CLAYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel had plenty of chances to put drives together and come away with a few scores in its senior night game against Northern Bedford. However, the Black Panther defense stole those chances away as they came up with three interceptions, recovered four fumbles and gave ...

Mallon carries B-A to win

Special to the Mirror MOUNT UNION — After rushing for over 400 yards last week with two running backs out due to injury, Bellwood-Antis did it all over again on Friday evening with one of those backs coming back in a huge way. Blue Devil junior Zach Mallon, who sat out last week’s win ...

Regional football roundup

Chestnut Ridge 21 Bishop McCort 14, OT JOHNSTOWN — Chestnut Ridge remained unbeaten with an overtime victory over host Bishop McCort. Matt Whysong caught a 10-yard pass from Logan Pfister in overtime as Ridge moved to 8-0 on the season. McCort (4-4) led 14-0 entering the fourth ...

You can’t touch this: Cole crushes Rays’ hopes

HOUSTON — Gerrit Cole pitched another playoff masterpiece and the Houston Astros jumped to a quick lead, turning back the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Thursday night in Game 5 to set up a titanic showdown with the New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series. After fellow aces Zack Greinke and ...

Friday Live Football Scoreboard

MID-PENN COMMONWEALTH Central Dauphin East 36, Carlisle 7, FINAL Central Dauphin 34, State College 13, FINAL Cumberland Valley 59, Altoona 14, FINAL LAUREL HIGHLANDS CONFERENCE Cambria Heights 42, Central Cambria 14, FINAL Chestnut Ridge 21, Bishop McCort 14, FINAL-Overtime Somerset 40, ...

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 ...

Defense ready to pick up slack

Steelers week 6 Who: Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers When: Sunday, 8:20 p.m. Records: Steelers (1-4), Chargers (2-3) The latest line: Chargers by 61⁄2 points The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The bold-faced names on the Pittsburgh Steelers defense kept repeating ...

Johnston ties Tyrone career mark in victory

TYRONE — Corey Johnston scored the game’s lone goal in Tyrone’s 1-0 win over Bald Eagle Area Thursday in high school boys soccer. Johnston tied the Tyrone school record for career goals. Alex Robert recorded the shutout in goal for the Golden Eagles, which improved to 6-8-1. Records: ...

Musser, Beasom help Juniata Valley rally past Glendale

FLINTON — Emma Musser and Maddy Beasom had 18 and 17 kills, respectively, to help lead Juniata Valley back from two sets down to a 24-26, 19-25, 25-14, 25-20, 15-7 win over Glendale Thursday in high school girls volleyball. Musser and Brooke Boonie each had 20 assists, Hayden Taylor had 37 ...

Ads steering youth toward flag leagues

By Jimmy Golen The Associated Press BOSTON — Everybody seems to be having fun when the kids in a new public service announcement are just playing football, until one boy is thrown to the ground and the background music turns ominous. Then, the coach starts handing out ...

District title staying in the Ratchford family

It’s often been said that it is more difficult to defend a championship than it is to win a first one. Central Cambria Area High School’s dynamic cousin duo of senior Emma Ratchford and junior Olivia Ratchford pulled off the title defense of their District 6 Class 2A girls tennis doubles ...

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 ...

Hodges could be the guy in charge

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Out of work on the first Saturday in September after getting cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Devlin Hodges sat in his parent’s house in Kimberly, Alabama, texted his high school coach Dusty Goode and asked Goode if he wanted to come over ...