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Football

Franco will coach PA in Big 33 Game

From Mirror reports Tyrone Area High School football coach John Franco will lead the Pennsylvania team in the Big 33 Game in May. Franco, who’s compiled a record of 261-128-2 during two stints at Tyrone and Altoona, as well as a stop at Penn Cambria, was recently announced as the head ...

Miller made big impact on Tyrone athletics

Sometimes, a caring adult can positively shape a young person’s entire life and future. Tom Delozier said that was the case in his dealings with Tom Miller, who was a longtime physical education teacher and football and track coach at Tyrone Area High School. Miller, a 1962 graduate and ...

Fyfe brings plenty of experience to CC football post

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Central Cambria hired its latest head football coach at its board meeting Monday night, and it’s a name familiar to many in the area. Former Shade head coach and Chestnut Ridge quarterback Don Fyfe was approved, 9-0, to replace Shane McGregor, ...

Bishop Guilfoyle moving up to 2A

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s run at the top of Class 1A football is over, at least for the next two years. The Marauders are set to move up to Class 2A thanks to the PIAA’s success formula after falling in the Class 1A semifinals to eventual ...

More state honors won by Marauders

From Mirror reports Several area players were selected to the Class 1A, 2A and 3A PAFootballNews.com 2021 Coaches Select All-State team on Wednesday. Leading the way was Bishop Guilfoyle junior quarterback Karson Kiesewetter, who was named the Class 1A Player of the Year. Kiesewetter’s ...

Hoenstine, Kiesewetter named top players in 3A,1A

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Two of Blair County’s best high school football players got a late Christmas present on Tuesday when the Class 1A, 2A and 3A Pa. Football Writers’ All-State teams were announced. Central junior quarterback Jeff Hoenstine was selected as the ...