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Football

Mustangs make up for lost time, rout Shade

CAIRNBROOK — Playing for the first time in two weeks — including one in which they couldn’t even practice due to COVID-19 restrictions — the Portage Mustangs made up for lost time on Friday night, scoring six first-half touchdowns on the way to a 39-0 victory over Shade at Panther ...

Crushers defense, run game defeat Red Devils

JOHNSTOWN — Central Cambria suffered its second consecutive loss Friday night as the previously winless Bishop McCort Crimson Crushers dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball with a power running game and stout run defense to come away with a 34-20 victory. Play of the ...

Penns Manor humbles Carroll

CLYMER — Seemingly every team Bishop Carroll has met the last few weeks has been one of the best in the Heritage Conference. “Everybody’s undefeated when we play them; how about that?” Huskies coach Bubba Fatula said after the Huskies’ 74-0 loss against Penns Manor on Friday at Pat ...

Swaim and Bisons topple Highlanders

BEDFORD — Through the first four weeks of the season, the Bedford Bisons have been on a roll in all facets of the game. Friday night’s Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference matchup against Cambria Heights proved to be no different as the Bisons kept right on rolling. The Bedford offense ...

Rams roll past Panthers with help from everyone

JOHNSTOWN — Richland got contributions from several different players Friday night in rolling to a 56-13 Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference mercy-rule victory over Penn Cambria at Herlinger Field. Junior wideout Griffin LaRue scored three touchdowns on an 18-yard run and two pass ...

Tigers look to continue win streak

Hollidaysburg coach Homer DeLattre said his Golden Tigers were the best football team in the area following their 26-12 victory over Altoona at Mansion Park last Friday. His squad will get the chance to continue to prove him right when they host Central Dauphin East at Tiger Stadium tonight ...

Friday HS Football scoreboard

Week 5 MID-PENN COMMONWEALTH Central Dauphin 35, Carlisle 0, FINAL Altoona 42, Chambersburg 28, FINAL State College 31, Cumberland Valley 0, FINAL Hollidaysburg 13, Central Dauphin East 7, FINAL-OT INDEPENDENT Hollidaysburg 13, Central Dauphin East 7, 4th quarter LAUREL ...

Hoenstine, Harrold enjoying family success in sports

Twenty-five years ago, A.J. Hoenstine and Dane Harrold were college roommates and teammates on the Mansfield baseball team. Instead of getting together and rehashing stories of their own sports glory, both are reveling in their sophomore sons leading their respective high school football ...

Refunds today for AAHS-Hollidaysburg football game

Fans who purchased tickets for last week’s Altoona-Hollidaysburg high school football game can exchange their tickets for a refund today at the Mansion Park ticket window between 3:30—6 p.m. Fans must have ticket to exchange for refund.

District playoffs scheduled to begin on Oct. 23

Many high school football teams across the area have played four games so far this season, but some have played even less. Altoona has just two games in due to a decision by the Mid-Penn Conference to start the season on Sept. 25. Tyrone and Philipsburg-Osceola missed games due to issues ...

Marauders dominate Westmont

Bishop Guilfoyle entered its Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference matchup with Westmont Hilltop knowing that it needed to stay disciplined on defense in order to deal with the ground and pound, clock-eating offensive system of the Hilltoppers. The Marauders’ defense was able to get off the ...

Hollidaysburg tops rival again

Hollidaysburg took control early and stunned Altoona, 26-12, in a non-conference battle of Blair County rivals Friday night at Mansion Park. Hollidaysburg improved to 2-2 after losing its first two games. Altoona, which dominated Cumberland Valley in its opener last week, fell to ...

Tigers make statement

When the Altoona Mountain Lions opened their season last week by thrashing traditionally-respected Cumberland Valley, most figured the crosstown rivals from Hollidaysburg arrived at Mansion Park as underdogs Friday night. Well, as Lee Corso might say, “Not so fast, my friends.’’ If ...

Dragons stay unbeaten

HUNTINGDON — Sophomore quarterback Jeff Hoenstine is the leader of undefeated Central’s high-powered offensive attack. But it was evident Friday night that Hoenstine also enjoys a splendid supporting cast. Hoenstine completed 18-of-23 passes for 332 yards and four touchdowns, while also ...

Eagles snatch victory

WINGATE — Trailing 12-9 deep into the fourth quarter, Tyrone drove 94 yards on just four plays to score the winning touchdown with just 1:34 left to pull out a 15-12 win Friday over Bald Eagle Area at Alumni Stadium. Play of the game: With Tyrone receiver Damon Gripp heavily covered, ...

Panthers pull off thrilling comeback over rival

EBENSBURG — Down by three scores in the first half against Central Cambria Friday night, the Penn Cambria football team didn’t panic. Gaining some life with a score just before the half and forcing a pair of turnovers late in the game, the Panthers scored on a two-point conversion with ...

Rams trounce Highlanders with high-powered attack

PATTON — Anything that could go wrong for Cambria Heights on Friday night did. Richland jumped out to an early 31-0 lead — powered by a blocked field goal return for a touchdown — and never looked back as the Rams dominated from the opening kickoff en route to a 44-7 drubbing of the ...

B-A survives first-quarter scare in big victory

WILLIAMSBURG — Williamsburg went 55 yards on its opening drive and took a six-point lead over Bellwood-Antis, but the Blue Devils responded with 35 unanswered points in a 35-6 triumph at Veterans Memorial Field on Friday. Bellwood-Antis, which got two touchdowns each from Zach Mallon and ...

First-half explosion fuels Panthers’ win

LOYSBURG — Northern Bedford was just as efficient on defense as it was on offense. Everett entered the Inter-County Conference battle already missing its players from its co-op with Southern Fulton, who were unable to play due to a school shutdown, as well as a few key starters. The Black ...

Valley offense still rolling

ALEXANDRIA — On a frigid night from A.R. Simkins Memorial Field, Juniata Valley continued its offensive display from a week before and beat Claysburg-Kimmel by a score of 42-0. Following a 62-point performance is no easy task, but the Green Hornets showed that the offensive struggles they ...