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Debate continues over start of football

The PIAA met for nearly five hours Wednesday, but the most passionate discussion came in the final hour when the status of the upcoming high school football season was mentioned. With many counties moving into the yellow stage of reopening from the corona-virus pandemic and some hoping for a ...

College signing: Keegan Raabe: Waynesburg football

Name: Keegan Raabe High school: Tyrone Area Hometown: Warriors Mark Sport: Football Position: Kicker College choice: Waynesburg University Other colleges considered: Penn State Altoona Why I picked Waynesburg: “Because their sports communications program is one of the best in ...

College signing

Nate Bettwy: Saint Vincent football Name: Nate Bettwy High school: Hollidaysburg Hometown: Duncansville Sport: Football Position: Fullback College choice: Saint Vincent College Other colleges considered: Westminster College Why I picked Saint Vincent: “The opportunity to play ...

Everett head coach excited about co-op opportunity

The Everett football program announced Thursday it is entering into a co-op with Southern Fulton, starting with this season. “There were talks between Southern Fulton and our new AD Chris McCahan about this,” Everett high school football coach Dave Lightner said. “Chris approached me ...

All-star games all canceled

The Coronavirus continues to stockpile postponements and cancellations in the area with high school football all-star games the latest casualties. On Wednesday, the 2020 Ken Lantzy All-Star Classic and the 36th Lezzer Lumber Classic All-Star game were both canceled. Earlier this week, the PA ...

Area players among NFF nominees

STATE COLLEGE — The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, will honor 49 high school and seven college scholar-athletes at its 23rd annual Awards Dinner on Sunday at 1:30 at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. The 49 high school ...

H.S. football game is May 24

The Pennsylvania Scholstic Football Coaches Association East/West All Star game will be held on Sunday, May 24, at Central Dauphin High School. State College defensive tackle Sam Storll, defensive back Lokey Howell and defensive back Isaiah Edwards will play in the game. Tussey Mountain’s ...

NFL linebacker Stupar set to speak at NFF banquet

STATE COLLEGE — The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, has selected former Penn State linebacker and seven-year NFL veteran Nate Stupar as guest speaker for its 23rd annual scholar-athlete awards dinner. The dinner will be held on Sunday, ...

Altoona’s Port enjoys memorable day

Wednesday was a day Adam Port will remember for a long time. The Altoona Area High School senior signed a national letter of intent to play college football at Lafayette College and then received the Joe F. Cohen Blanket Award as the Mountain Lions’ most valuable football player during a ...

Fatula new BC coach

The Bishop Carroll football team has found its new leader. The school announced Tuesday that Robert “Bubba” Fatula will be the new head football coach after former coach Sean Billings stepped down from the position in late October 2019. Fatula was previously the offensive coordinator at ...

New coach has plenty of Mustang experience

Marty Slanoc, a former star football player at Portage Area High School, was named the program’s newest head football coach at a board meeting on Wednesday. Slanoc called the position, “an ideal coaching condition.” He will take over for Gary Gouse, who retired after 29 seasons as the ...

Five BG players honored by PaFootballNews.com

Five Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic players were named to the Class 1A PaFootballNews.com Coaches Select All-State first team on Thursday. Keegan Myrick (slot/h-back), Brady Bithell (OT), Cameron Maloney (DT), Andrew Yanoshak (DE) and Zach McCloskey (LB) were selected to the first team. Jack ...

Ridge pair named all-state by writers

Bellwood DL Pellegrine also earns state honor Three more players from the Mirror’s core coverage area earned all-state status Saturday after being named to the Class 2A 2019 Pa. Football Writers’ All-State Team. Chestnut Ridge had two selections in junior quarterback Logan Pfister and ...

Nine local players named to Writers’ all-state team

Nine players from the Mirror’s coverage area were named to the 2019 Pa. Football Writers’ Class 1A All-State Team Friday afternoon. Four of those players — Keegan Myrick (DB), Brady Bithell (OL), Andrew Yanoshak (DL) and Zach McCloskey (LB) — are from PIAA Class 1A runner-up Bishop ...

Mirror Football All-Stars: Do-it-all Myrick leads Guilfoyle

Keegan Myrick wasn’t always available for Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic this past high school football season, but when he was anywhere close to 100 percent, he was often the best player on the field. The standout junior running back and defensive back led the Marauders to the PIAA Class 1A ...

Coach of the Year: Wheeler keeps BG among elite

Three weeks after leading Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic to its fourth appearance in the PIAA Class 1A championship game, Justin Wheeler has been named the Altoona Mirror Coach of the Year. Wheeler’s team went 8-2 in the regular season and earned the top seed in the District 6 playoffs with the ...

Tigers finish strong

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Beating a solid PIAA Class 6A opponent this early in the seasonprovides a feather in the cap for the Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers basketball program. Hollidaysburg enjoyed such a victory Wednesday night at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School gymnasium, clamping down on ...

Hilton’s field goal wins it for Farrell

HERSHEY — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic came away a foot or two short of a PIAA Class 1A state championship a couple of times Thursday in a 10-7 loss to Farrell at Hersheypark Stadium. Brian Hilton Jr.’s 22-yard field goal, that was just long enough, lifted the Steelers to a victory, but it ...

Blocked punt shows BG’s fight

HERSHEY — In a PIAA Class 1A state football championship game in which its offense had been manacled for more than three quarters and time was winding down, it was a single play on Thursday afternoon at Hersheypark Stadium that exemplified the fight and spirit that the Bishop Guilfoyle ...

Wind causes issues for both teams in final

HERSHEY — Wind played a major factor in Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s 10-7 overtime loss to Farrell Thursday at Hersheypark Stadium. Brian Hilton Jr.’s game-winning 22-yard field goal was nearly short after the wind blew it backward toward the end zone, but it cleared the crossbar by ...