Sports

Time to enjoy some Labor Day fishing

Outdoors

It seems hard to believe, but we are entering the last week of August already. Again this year, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is offering some special incentives on Labor Day. The first of those is a special one-day adult resident or non-resident Labor Day fishing license for ...

Wildlife roam where US once forged its deadliest weapons

National Sports

By Dan Elliott The Associated Press DENVER — From a tiny Pacific island to a leafy Indiana forest, a handful of sites where the United States manufactured and tested some of the most lethal weapons known to humankind are now peaceful havens for wildlife. An astonishing array of animals ...

Big first half propels Tigers over rival Lions

Local Sports

HOLLIDAYSBURG — On a picturesque night for football, before a standing-room crowd that circled Tiger Stadium, Hollidaysburg opened its season in the best way possible — with a first-half domination and four-touchdown lead over rival Altoona that created too much separation for a game ...

Giger: Year two big for Rahne, who needs to show more this season

PSU

Now that Penn State finally has named Sean Clifford the starting quarterback — a no-brainer for months, really, since Tommy Stevens transferred — the big question entering the season is if coordinator Ricky Rahne can get the most out of the new QB and overall offense. Make no mistake, ...

Senior Paddock makes ‘big’ impact

Local Sports

HOLLIDAYSBURG — At 6-foot-6 and 225 pounds, Trenton Paddock looks like he’d make a fine high school basketball center or power forward. He doesn’t play hoops, though. Rugby is his game. And, Friday night, in Hollidaysburg’s 35-21 season-opening win over Altoona, Paddock looked ...

Clifford gets nod

PSU

Sean Clifford is QB1 for Penn State, according to a video released by the program on social media Friday afternoon. Clifford and Will Levis had been competing for the starting job in fall camp, but Clifford was widely considered to be the frontrunner for the position after serving as Trace ...

Devils outlast Eagles in thriller

Local Sports

BELLWOOD — Zach Mallon scored four touchdowns, including a game-winning 7-yard score in the second overtime, to help Bellwood-Antis defeat Tyrone, 35-32, in the Backyard Brawl at Memorial Stadium Friday night. Damon Gripp caught six passes for 100 yards and a touchdown, and Tommy Hicks tied ...

Myrick, Kiesewetter lead Marauders to easy victory

Local Sports

Keegan Myrick ran for 201 yards, Konner Kiesewetter scored two touchdowns, and Bishop Guilfoyle’s defense held Somerset to 38 yards of offense in a 26-0 victory at Mansion Park on Friday night. Play of the game: Konner Kiesewetter picked off a Bradley Brandt pass at the Somerset 17 and ...

Brower takes the long way home for Valley

Scholastic Sports

ALEXANDRIA — Juniata Valley’s defense did its job and two long touchdowns from Gabe Brower sent the Hornets to a 20-6 win over Everett at A.R. Simkins Field on Senior Night Friday. Juniata Valley overcame penalties in the first quarter and forced Everett into a one-dimensional offense by ...

Central QB duo too much for Northern Bedford ‘D’

Scholastic Sports

ROARING SPRING — Central unveiled a two-quarterback offense Friday night that could produce great things for the Scarlet Dragons this season. With freshman Jeff Hoenstine passing for 112 yards and two touchdowns, and also rushing for two more, and senior Braden Kitt rushing for 121 yards ...

Rockets outlast MV in opener

Scholastic Sports

THREE SPRINGS — Moshannon Valley and Southern Huntingdon began the 2019 campaign in an offensive shootout as they took turns alternating touchdowns throughout much of the game. The Rockets forced a much-needed punt late in the third quarter, and then cashed in with a touchdown to break the ...

Mustangs’ offense, defense dominate in win

Local Sports

NANTY GLO — Portage continued its dominant winning streak over Blacklick Valley, which spans over 10 years, as the Mustangs claimed a convincing win at McMullen Memorial Field Friday night, 48-0. The Mustang defense was on display as Portage forced five turnovers in the win. Holding the ...

Central Cambria routs Johnstown

Local Sports

EBENSBURG — Central Cambria scored in almost every fashion of the game, including a punt return for a touchdown, as its defense smothered Johnstown, 54-7, to start off the 100th year of football for the Red Devils on Friday night in high school action. Central Cambria was able to score ...

Pfister leads Ridge past Forest Hills

Local Sports

FISHERTOWN — Chestnut Ridge scored on its first three possessions of the first half and led 28-0 at the half on its way to an opening night 35-7 win over visiting Forest Hills. Ridge dominated both sides of the ball and only a late score by the Forest Hills junior varsity unit kept Ridge ...

Brady tosses first-career shutout in Curve win

Altoona Curve

BOWIE, Md. — Sean Brady did something that hasn't been accomplished by a Curve pitcher since Mitch Keller threw the best game in franchise history two years ago. Brady tossed a nine-inning shutout in Altoona's 7-0 win over Bowie on Friday night at Prince George's Stadium. It was the first ...

Huntingdon wins in coach’s debut

Scholastic Sports

HUNTINGDON — Huntingdon earned an 8-0 win over Mount Union in a defensive slugfest before a large crowd at War Vets Field. The win came in the high school coaching debut of Huntingdon’s 29-year-old first-year coach Shane Thomas. The outcome: Huntingdon quarterback Nick Troha threw a ...

B-A makes right move with Mallon

Scholastic Sports

BELLWOOD — A year ago as a sophomore, Zach Mallon led Bellwood-Antis with 26 receptions while playing mostly wideout. The Blue Devils returned plenty of talent in the backfield, but coach Nick Lovrich saw something in Mallon that made him switch things up. It paid off Friday night at ...

Titans enjoy a trip on the Rhodes to victory

Scholastic Sports

CLAYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel pounced on the opening kickoff at the Tussey Mountain 29-yard line with an opportunity to take an early lead. But the Bulldogs were sluggish out of the gate once they had the ball, leading to a turnover on downs and two quick Tussey Mountain touchdowns on the ...

Pirates rally in ninth to beat Reds

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Pablo Reyes hit a game-ending RBI single, driving in pinch-runner Joe Musgrove, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on Friday night. Pittsburgh won for just the ninth time in 39 games since the All-Star break by chipping away at Reds closer Raisel ...

Glendale RBs tough on Pirates

Scholastic Sports

WILLIAMSBURG — Glendale dominated Williamsburg on the stat sheet Friday night, but thanks to several big plays from Jahmarea Wansley, the Blue Pirates trailed by just six midway through the fourth quarter. An interception and long run on back-to-back plays ended Williamsburg’s comeback ...