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Football

C-K football has high expectations

H.S. football The Mirror will preview a high school football team each day until Aug. 22. For a complete rundown of all of the teams in the region, pick up a copy of “Blitz’’ at area newstands. Today: Claysburg-Kimmel Tuesday: Williamsburg A decade ago, just qualifying for the ...

Mtn. Lions feeling better with year of new system under their belts

H.S. football The Mirror will preview a high school football team each day until Aug. 22. For a complete rundown of all of the teams in the region, pick up a copy of “Blitz’’ at area newstands. Today: Altoona Area Monday: Claysburg-Kimmel Many local high school football programs ...

A Gouse-less fall awaits Portage football team

H.S. football The Mirror will preview a high school football team each day until Aug. 22. For a complete rundown of all of the teams in the region, pick up a copy of “Blitz’’ at area newstands. Today: Portage Saturday-Sunday: Altoona There are certain to be plenty of things ...

Vroman back in charge of P-O football program

H.S. football The Mirror will preview a high school football team each day until Aug. 22. For a complete rundown of all of the teams in the region, pick up a copy of “Blitz’’ at area newstands. Today: Philipsburg-Osceola Friday: Portage Philipsburg-Osceola saw its high school ...

Eventful offseason not putting damper on Bearcats’ hopes

H.S. football The Mirror will preview a high school football team each day until Aug. 22. For a complete rundown of all of the teams in the region, pick up a copy of “Blitz’’ at area newstands. Today: Huntingdon Area Thursday: Philipsburg-Osceola Huntingdon was 9 yards away from ...

Central preparing for final Mountain League season

H.S. football The Mirror will preview a high school football team each day until Aug. 22. For a complete rundown of all of the teams in the region, pick up a copy of “Blitz’’ at area newstands. Today: Central Wednesday: Huntingdon Area As Central ...

Tyrone hoping injury bug doesn’t bite again

H.S. football The Mirror will preview a high school football team each day until Aug. 22. For a complete rundown of all of the teams in the region, pick up a copy of “Blitz’’ at area newstands. Today: Tyrone Area Tuesday: Central Tyrone lost its first two football games with head ...

WHVL releases scholastic TV football slate

STATE COLLEGE — WHVL-TV recently announced its 2020 high school football Game of the Week schedule and it features quite a few teams from Blair County. WHVL will televise 10 games this fall each Friday at 7 p.m. throughout the regular season. The season kicks off on Friday, Aug. 28 when ...

Area coaches optimistic for 2020 season

HUNTINGDON — Many of the area’s high school football coaches gathered at Huntingdon Country Club on Sunday for the annual Jack Bailey Golf Outing and to raise money for the Central PA Football Coaches Association’s scholarship funds. “It’s great to at least get golfers out here,” ...

Young Batzel gets Southern football job

Aaron Batzel may be just 24 years old, but his coaching resume reads as someone with much more experience. The 2015 Northern Bedford graduate, who played for his father Jeff with the Black Panthers, was named Southern Huntingdon’s new head football coach last week. “Growing up with my ...

Ninth-grade football becoming thing of past

The two biggest high schools in the area, Altoona and Hollidaysburg, have decided to move up all ninth-grade football players to the varsity and junior varsity level. The Blair County rivals are the latest to move away from ninth-grade football games, a trend that has been moving through the ...

Area football teams finally get summer workouts going

Several schools across the area have started up football activities ahead of the 2020 season this week after the door was opened for a return to play by Gov. Tom Wolf and the PIAA last Wednesday. “We tried to get in front of it and tell the schools that something was coming,” PIAA ...

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, ...