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Football

B-A gets eight ICC positions

League champion Bellwood-Antis accounted for eight of the 31 first-team positions on the Inter-County Conference All-Star Team that was announced Tuesday. Zach Mallon, who led the Mirror’s core coverage area in rushing, made the team as both a running back and defensive back, and Dominic ...

BG falls short in thriller

STEELTON — For a brief moment Saturday afternoon, it appeared as though the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic football team had booked a return trip to HersheyPark Stadium for this Friday’s PIAA Class 1A championship game. But as Marauder faithful reached into their pockets to pull out Hershey ...

Guilfoyle could ponder many ‘what ifs’

STEELTON — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic, which had to deal with a COVID-19 shutdown the week before playoffs started, some drama surrounding a forfeit victory over Bishop McCort in the first round of the District 6 playoffs and an early-season forfeit to Forest Hills due to the use of an illegal ...

Bisons buffaloed by Central Valley’s offense

Central Valley coach Mark Lyons spent most of the past week worrying about trying to stop Bedford quarterback Mercury Swaim. Imagine his distress when Swaim took the Bisons’ first play from scrimmage for what looked like it was going to be a 68-yard touchdown run. But suddenly, everyone ...

Steel-High stands in way of BG’s trip to finals

Week 11 Who: Bishop Guilfoyle at Steelton-Highspire When: Saturday, 1 p.m. Records: Marauders (7-2); Steamrollers (9-0) Winner gets: Jeanette-Reynolds winner on Friday, Nov. 27, at 11 a.m. in Hershey Radio: WRTA-AM 1240 and 98.5 FM The Steelton-Highspire football team uses a ...

CV presents speedy challenge for Bisons

High expectations bring with them the potential of a major letdown if things don’t work out the way people anticipate they will. When the Bedford football team lost in overtime to Bald Eagle Area in its PIAA opener a year ago, the focus was immediately put on making it back to that point in ...

Game sites determined for Guilfoyle, Bedford

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic will have to travel to Steelton-Highspire for its PIAA Class 1A high school football semifinal game Saturday at 1 p.m. Rather than have neutral sites host the state playoff games this postseason, the PIAA is allowing the “home” team, which means whichever team is ...

Guilfoyle claims another D6 crown

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic spent a lot of time preparing for record-setting Homer-Center quarterback Ben Schmidt this week in practice, so it wasn’t surprising so many players were circling him when he tried to throw a pass away with his team trailing by 14 early in the second quarter Friday ...

Bedford keeps it going

WINDBER — Bedford head football coach Kevin Steele missed his team’s PIAA Class 3A quarterfinal playoff game Friday night due to COVID-19 precautions. Steele had been experiencing some symptoms of the virus, had received a preliminary COVID-19 test, and the results came back negative. ...

Game gets away from Tigers

STATE COLLEGE — It was a cold Friday night at State College’s Memorial Field, but that didn’t stop the State College offense from producing big play after big play against Hollidaysburg. Nehemiah Howell scored three rushing touchdowns and caught a TD pass from quarterback Conrad Moore. ...

Marauders ride roller-coaster season to title

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic doesn’t get a lot of sympathy from outside its school walls, but the Marauder football team has been through a lot the last calendar year. BG lost last year’s PIAA Class 1A title game to Farrell in overtime in large part due to extremely windy conditions. As the ...

Greyhounds have Lions’ number again

NEW WILMINGTON — Wilmington ran past Chestnut Ridge for the third year in a row. The Greyhounds racked up 617 yards on the ground Friday as they topped the Lions, 56-29, in a PIAA Class 2A quarterfinal at Wilmington High School’s Greyhound Stadium. Wilmington defeated Chestnut Ridge in ...

Panthers come up short

SIDMAN — In a game where pride was the only thing on the line, both Penn Cambria and Forest Hills played with that exact mentality. With Friday night’s Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference matchup marking the end of the season, the Panthers and Rangers fought from start to finish to end ...

Friday H.S. Football Scoreboard Week 10

PIAA Playoffs CLASS 3A QUARTERFINALS at Windber H.S. Bedford 34, Hickory 17, FINAL CLASS 2A QUARTERFINALS at Greyhound Stadium, New Wilmington Wilmington 56, Chestnut Ridge 29, FINAL DISTRICT 6 PLAYOFFS CLASS 1A FINAL at Altoona's Mansion Park Bishop Guilfoyle 48, Homer-Center 13, ...

Bedford, Ridge look to move on in playoffs

Bedford and Chestnut Ridge opened the season playing each other and will spend this weekend trying to punch tickets to the PIAA semifinals, albeit in different classifications. The Bisons are fresh off postseason wins over a pair of tough Mountain League teams in Clearfield and District 6 ...

Familiar foe awaits BG in title tilt

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic will attempt to defend its District 6 Class 1A championship at 7 p.m. on Friday at Mansion Park against a familiar opponent. Marauders coach Justin Wheeler has faced off against Friday’s foe, the Homer-Center Wildcats, four times in the postseason and so far, those ...

D-line helps Marauders reach final

The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic football team is back in the District 6 Class 1A final again, and though folks will look at an offense that put up plenty of points in Saturday night’s 35-0 semifinal win over Purchase Line at Mansion Park, it was a menacing defense that has the Marauders just ...

Lions come back from 14 down for D5 title

WINDBER — After trailing by 14 points in the second quarter, Chestnut Ridge outscored Berlin 21-3 over the remainder of the game to earn a 21-17 victory in the District 5 Class 2A championship on Saturday night, giving the Lions their fifth straight district title and their eighth in the last ...

Turnovers costly in Panthers’ loss

By Nate Ritchey nritchey@altoonamirror.com WINDBER — During Northern Bedford’s PIAA Class 1A first round playoff game with Redbank Valley, the Black Panthers dug themselves a deep hole in the first half. Five turnovers plagued the District 5 champions, and the Bulldogs were able to ...

Penn Cambria can’t stop Hilltopper running backs

WESTMONT — Westmont Hilltop’s ground-and-pound offense was too much for Penn Cambria on Saturday afternoon. The Hilltoppers jumped out to a three-touchdown first-half lead and went on to earn a 35-22 regular-season victory over the visiting Panthers during which three Westmont running ...