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Football

Pirates even record with playoffs looming

HOLLIDAYSBURG — If you were at Tiger Stadium in Hollidaysburg on Friday night and saw what the home sideline looked like, you may have thought the entire population of Williamsburg was in attendance. The Blue Pirate faithful didn’t mind having to deal with a change of scenery to see their ...

Panthers strike early and often

CLAYSBURG — Northern Bedford went into Claysburg-Kimmel and played spoiler as the Bulldogs were celebrating senior night on Friday. The Black Panthers wasted no time making sure C-K’s seniors, as well as the rest of the team, had a game that was less than memorable on the field. NBC ...

Portage drops first of season

PORTAGE — Friday night’s WestPAC conference game between unbeatens Berlin Brothersvalley and Portage shaped up as an intriguing matchup. And it was, for the first half. But with senior quarterback Will Spochart completing 17 of his 27 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns, and senior ...

Victory gets Hornets home playoff game

ALEXANDRIA — On a frigid night from the Juniata Valley football stadium, the Hornets capitalized on an opening kickoff fumble to take the lead early, and kept the Glendale offense at bay for most of the game, winning by a score of 37-20 and clinching a home playoff game. The Juniata Valley ...

Momentum swings in Bisons’ favor

CRESSON — Bedford doubled up Penn Cambria, 50-25, at Panther Community Stadium Friday night to remain unbeaten, but rather than let himself fully enjoy the victory, Bisons star Steven Ressler expressed guarded optimism after the game. “We’re really excited,” Ressler said. “We’re ...

Pirates, Dragons both getting to use Tiger Stadium

Hollidaysburg won’t be playing at Tiger Stadium the next two weeks due to being idle this Friday and playing Central Mountain in the District 6 Class 5A title game next weekend. But the lights will still be shining. Holidaysburg athletic director and football coach Homer DeLattre has ...

HS football preview: Portage, AAHS prep for their games

Despite replacing many of its key skill players from last year and losing an entire week of practice due to a COVID-19 case at its school, the Portage high school football team finds itself in a familiar situation, in position for a bye in the first round of the District 6 Class 1A playoffs ...

Carroll is latest game to be nixed

Tonight’s Bishop Carroll versus Saltsburg High School football game has been canceled. Carroll assistant athletic director Jim Yeager confirmed to the Mirror Thursday that the game was called off, but was not at liberty to say as to why the game was canceled. The Huskies, who are an ...

Friday H.S. Football Scoreboard

MID-PENN COMMONWEALTH Central Dauphin 49, Altoona 20, FINAL Chambersburg 17, Central Dauphin East 8, FINAL Bishop McDevitt 45, Cumberland Valley 10, FINAL State College at Carlisle, ppd. LAUREL HIGHLANDS Bedford 50, Penn Cambria 25, FINAL Bishop Guilfoyle at Central Cambria, ...

High school football players on the horizon

Believe it or not, this weekend marks the final regular season games before the postseason begins for many of the high school football teams in the area. Though it’s just the sixth game for most teams, and even less for others who have had games called off due to coronavirus concerns, it ...

BG’s football game off because of virus

The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic high school football team is facing another significant hurdle in what has been an offseason and season full of them in its quest to return to the PIAA Class 1A championship game. Joseph Adams, the school’s president, sent an email out to the Marauder community ...

BG ‘D’ delivers in second half

Chestnut Ridge and Bishop Guilfoyle combined for 45 points in the opening half of a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference battle. In the second half, while the two offenses continued to pile up yardage, the defenses took over when it mattered the most as only BG found the end zone. The ...

Mtn. Lions get back on track

The Altoona Mountain Lions suffered a stinging defeat at the hands of rival Hollidaysburg last week, but they bounced back in fine fashion Friday. Utilizing a punishing ground attack, the Lions ran for more than 400 yards and outscored Chambersburg, 42-28, in a Mid-Penn Conference game at ...

Dragons rally with wild plays

ROARING SPRING — Juniors Parker Gregg and Josh Biesinger pulled out a trick from their middle-school days, and Central stunned Clearfield, 25-21, with a hook-and-lateral play from quarterback Jeff Hoenstine that went a total of 40 yards for a touchdown with 1:04 left to play Friday night at ...

Tigers pull out victory

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Happy homecoming. The Golden Tigers were held scoreless for three quarters but their defense kept them in the game and their offense made the most of their late opportunities to defeat visiting Central Dauphin East, 13-7, in overtime Friday night. Play of the game: ...

Tyrone finds a way again

SPRING MILLS — For the second week in a row on the road, Tyrone scored with fewer than 2 minutes on the clock to pull out a win. This Friday, the Golden Eagles scored with 1:38 left in the game for a 27-21 win over Penns Valley at the Penns Valley Area High School football field. Play of ...

Quick burst of offense in second propels B-A

MORRISDALE — Bellwood’s rushing attack proved to be too much to handle for West Branch as the Blue Devils routed the Warriors, 44-7, on Friday night at L.T. Drivas Memorial Field. Although the final looked like complete domination, West Branch had it as a two-possession game in the last ...

Pirates pillage C-K on road

CLAYSBURG — One injury-plagued team started to get healthy while the other continued to suffer through missing several starters, as Williamsburg put on an offensive display against Claysburg-Kimmel on a brisk Friday night from Bulldog Stadium, claiming a 42-0 victory. The Bulldogs and Blue ...

Panthers use big 3rd in win

LOYSBURG — Friday night’s Inter-County Conference matchup between Northern Bedford and Juniata Valley looked like it was going to end up as a defensive slugfest with both teams heading to the locker room tied at seven. That was until the second half began. The Panther offense exploded ...

Misiura-Seilhamer connection too much for Valley

HOUTZDALE — Glendale’s Garret Misiura threw two touchdown passes to Baine Seilhamer within 10 seconds of each other in the first quarter against Moshannon Valley on Friday night at CNB Bank Stadium. The touchdown passes sparked the Vikings to a 42-0 mercy-rule romp to ruin the Black ...