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Costly Rocket fumble sets up Viking victory

THREE SPRINGS — Glendale got just the right play at the right time to ignite its team. The Vikings’ Austen Clarkson scooped up a fumble and returned it 75 yards for the go-ahead score in the second quarter, while the defense put together a late-game stand with Southern Huntingdon driving ...

Warriors clamp down to keep Everett winless

EVERETT — West Branch’s defense said enough is enough Friday night. The Warriors — who entered Friday night’s contest winless — put the clamps down early and often as they knocked off Everett, 14-6, at Everett Athletic Field. Ayden Gutierrez was strong enough for West Branch going ...

Trickery doesn’t help Colts overcome Wildcats

HOMER CITY— Four weeks left in the regular season is a little early to suggest anyone is playing in desperation mode. Northern Cambria, making do without its starting quarterback for the second consecutive week, attempted some razzle-dazzle in its 34-6 loss to Homer-Center on Friday night ...

Penn State avoids trap, routs Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Penn State embarrassed Maryland. Again. Maryland embarrassed itself, as well, in what folks in these parts were calling the program’s biggest game in years. It wasn’t a game. At all. It was a laugher. For the third straight year. Sean Clifford had a huge game ...

For Lions, it’s full-steam ahead

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Penn State arrived here unblemished at 3-0, but aside from their season-opening scrimmage against Idaho, the Nittany Lions had yet to put together a complete game. They emphatically checked that box Friday night. The Lions forced a turnover on the game’s fifth play ...

Parsons ejected after targeting call

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons was flagged for targeting and ejected from Friday’s game for a late hit on Maryland quarterback Josh Jackson midway through the first quarter. Jackson completed a 15-yard pass on the play, and the targeting penalty tacked on 15 more ...

Vikings earn victory on homecoming

NANTY GLO — Blacklick Valley broke open a tight game with two late second-quarter touchdowns and picked up its second win of the year Friday night with a 33-14 homecoming victory over visiting Conemaugh Valley. Play of the game: After Isaac Thomas’ 5-yard touchdown run regained a 21-14 ...

Central cruises past struggling Mounties squad

PHILIPSBURG — It’s too bad there is not an immunization for injury, because Philipsburg-Osceola is in desperate need of one. The Mounties were without starters Ryan Whitehead (ankle) and David Weaver (abdomen) and lost two more starters against Central Friday night. The Mounties were also ...

Wounded Eagles fight, fall short

TYRONE — Tyrone is going through a rugged stretch of its schedule while battling injuries to some key players. The Golden Eagles played Bellefonte last week, Bald Eagle Area Friday night and take on Clearfield next week. The Golden Eagles hung tough with BEA early, but the visitors pulled ...

Troha’s hot streak continuing

HUNTINGDON — One week after setting the all-time Huntingdon record for yards passing in a game, Nick Troha continued his hot streak with three touchdown passes to Andrew Miller in a 20-6 victory over Bishop Carroll at War Vets Field on Friday. Troha, Derrick Fultz and Zack Peck intercepted ...

Carroll AD praises Woo’s work

HUNTINGDON — Bishop Carroll slipped to 3-3 with a 20-6 loss at Huntingdon Friday night, but the Huskies remain in a position to make the District 6 Class 2A playoffs despite playing without their head coach since a victory in the first week of the season. Phil Woo, the head track and field ...

Regional football roundup

Bellefonte 28 Clearfield 19 BELLEFONTE — C.J. Funk rumbled 85 yards in the third quarter for the go-ahead touchdown to put Bellefonte out ahead for good in a win over Mountain League foe Clearfield. Funk finished with 128 yards on 15 carries for the Red Raiders, while quarterback Ethan ...

Tussey more focused for JV this time around

Last year, Tussey Mountain started its first high school football season under head coach Anthony Sottasonte with a 5-0 record and some inflated aspirations. “Last year, we got a little full of ourselves after we started the season 5-0, and we forgot that what got us there was hard ...

Friday Live Football Scoreboard

Penn State 59, Maryland 0, FINAL MID-PENN COMMONWEALTH Carlisle 39, Altoona 10, FINAL Chambersburg 30, Cumberland Valley 0, FINAL State College 48, Central Dauphin East 7, FINAL LAUREL HIGHLANDS CONFERENCE Chestnut Ridge 43, Central Cambria 7, FINAL Bishop McCort 42, Johnstown 3, ...

Boytim: Whoa, we’re halfway there

Though there are probably still some students who haven’t memorized their class schedules yet, we’re already halfway done with the high school football regular season. So let’s take a quick look at where our area’s teams stand in the District 6 and District 5 playoff hunts. Class ...

Steelers breaking in new TE

PITTSBURGH — Nick Vannett slipped ever so briefly. And who could blame him really? It’s been a whirlwind couple of days for the newest Pittsburgh Steelers tight end. Vannett woke up on Tuesday in Seattle. By Thursday afternoon he was running with the Pittsburgh starters after a surprise ...

Bucs hand Cubs another loss

By John Perrotto The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Joe Musgrove finished his season on a good note and then made a young boy happy. Musgrove pitched three-hit ball through six innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Chicago 9-5 on Thursday night and extended the Cubs’ losing streak to ...

Davis medals for Golden Tigers at sectionals

TYRONE — Eric Davis earned medalist honors and led the Hollidaysburg Area High School boys golf team in the District 6 Class 3A Boys Sectionals on Thursday at Sinking Valley Country Club. Davis shot a 74 to help the Hollidaysburg team finish second to State College with a team score of 331 ...

Thomas key for Lady Lions in shutout win on the road

JOHNSTOWN — Altoona erupted for five goals in the opening half on its way to an 8-0 shutout win over Bishop McCort Thursday afternoon in girls high school soccer action. Brooke Thomas led the Lady Lions with two goals, while Lauren Kiser, Cassie Kyle, Katie Aveni, Maura Kiser, Becca Dull ...

DeLong goes off for Bedford in LHAC victory over Devils

BEDFORD — Chase DeLong netted four goals in leading Bedford to an 8-0 Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference shutout win over Central Cambria Thursday in boys high school soccer action. Braden Ford tallied two goals, while Bowen LaMarche and Michael Huffman scored one each for the ...