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Football

DV coach impressed with Mountain Lions

District 6 champion Altoona will meet District 2 champion Delaware Valley Friday at Ironmen Stadium in Danville with a shot at playing in the PIAA Class 6A quarterfinals on the line. As unrealistic as that sentence would seem to have been just a year ago, the opinion of Warriors’ coach ...

Central faces high-powered Bedford minus star QB

8-0 vs. 8-0 Who: District 6-3A champ Central vs. District 5/9-3A champ Bedford When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Hollidaysburg’s Tiger Stadium Central and Bedford are both very familiar teams to area high school football fans, both district champions and both enter Friday’s 7 p.m. PIAA ...

Altoona plays in Danville

Altoona will play Delaware Valley at Ironmen Stadium in Danville on Friday at 7 p.m. in the first round of the PIAA Class 6A playoffs. Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic, Hollidaysburg and Juniata Valley have all played at the new artificial turf stadium the past two seasons in PIAA postseason ...

Myrick, Marauder defense dominate Jays

JOHNSTOWN — The Bishop Guilfoyle defense slammed the door on Conemaugh Valley Saturday afternoon as three red-zone stops in the first half and two takeaways converted into touchdowns helped propel the Marauders into the District 6A semifinals after a 41-0 victory over the Blue Jays. Play of ...

Golden Tigers claim title on the field

Since the PIAA shifted to six classes in 2016, Central Mountain hasn’t won enough games to take on Hollidaysburg for the District 6 Class 5A title. That changed Saturday, and the Wildcats got off to a good start, scoring first before the pressure of playing for the championship and a ...

Dragons nip Eagles for title

The Central football team had watched its star quarterback, Jeff Hoenstine, taken off the field on a stretcher and saw its 14-point lead evaporate in the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s District 6 Class 3A championship game against Tyrone at Mansion Park. Unfazed, the Scarlet Dragons ...

Versatile Valley upends Portage

PORTAGE — Juniata Valley managed just 30 total yards of offense in the second half of it’s District 6 Class 1A quarterfinal matchup with third-seeded Portage. In most cases, that would mean that a team was in trouble and were more than likely on the losing side of the scoreboard. On ...

Heights moves into 2A final

MARION CENTER — Some football coaches are fond of saying, “Running football is winning football.” That especially holds true when it’s effective running football, which Cambria Heights showed in its 34-0 dismantling of Marion Center in a District 6 Class 2A semifinal playoff game on ...

Central, Hollidaysburg win titles

The Central and Hollidaysburg Area high school football teams captured District 6 championships at Mansion Park on Saturday. Central edged Tyrone, 17-14, for the Class 3A title, and Hollidaysburg downed Central Mountain, 35-12, for the 5A crown. In other playoff action, Bishop Guilfoyle ...

Panthers capture crown

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Same teams, same field, but different year, different result. After suffering a heart-breaking loss to Tussey Mountain in last year’s District 5 Class 1A championship game at Hollidaysburg’s Tiger Stadium, Northern Bedford used a powerful, balanced offensive attack and a ...

Rams dominate Devils

BELLWOOD — The icy weather did not prevent parents and fans from showing up to Memorial Stadium for a District 6 Class 2A semifinal playoff game between top-seeded Bellwood-Antis and fourth-seeded Richland, but the home stands left with disappointment after the Blue Devils were stifled ...

Big deficit proves to be too much for Pirates

HOMER CITY — It’s not as if Williamsburg didn’t have its chances. The Blue Pirates turned the ball over three times in their 35-24 loss against Homer-Center in a District 6 Class 1A football playoff game on Friday night at Memorial Field. Homer-Center, led by quarterback Ben Schmidt, ...

Bedford’s Swaim too much for Clearfield

CLEARFIELD — Shortly after Bedford’s team picture was taken on the artificial turf at Clearfield’s Bison Sports Complex following its 40-21 win over Clearfield in the District 5-9 Class 3A Subregional, Mercury Swaim was doused with water on a 38-degree night. His teammates were excited ...

Ridge wakes up in nick of time

WINDBER — It took Chestnut Ridge awhile to wake up on Friday night during its District 5 Class 2A semifinal matchup with Windber as the Ramblers were controlling the Lions on both sides of the ball. Once Ridge gained momentum in the second quarter, the third-seeded Lions were able to ...

Golden-Bohrer connection sparks Huskies

EBENSBURG — A buzzer-beating touchdown catch by Ryan Bohrer to end the first half gave the Bishop Carroll Catholic football team life Friday night against Blacklick Valley. Bohrer’s touchdown helped spark the Husky offense in the second half as Bishop Carroll earned a 21-18 comeback ...

River Hawks throw all over Panthers

KITTANING — A 28-point second quarter proved to be too much for the Penn Cambria football team to overcome Friday night in a 50-22 loss at Armstrong in high school action. Armstrong (4-4) is a Class 4A school out of the WPIAL. Penn Cambria (3-5) had to scramble for a game this week after ...

Central football player happy to be healthy

In a year that has been riddled with uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of the players on the Central High School football team no doubt feel especially grateful to be playing in the District 6 Class 3A championship game Saturday night. But when the undefeated Scarlet Dragons line ...

Unbeaten Tyrone, Central set to square off

Two undefeated teams, Mountain League rivals who have split their last 16 meetings and a District 6 Class 3A championship on the line make for a fairytale ending to the Tyrone-Central rivalry that has been brewing for the past decade and a half. And don’t even get Tyrone coach John Franco ...

Friday H.S. Football scoreboard Week 8

PIAA PLAYOFFS CLASS 6A SUBREGIONAL at Bald Eagle Area H.S., Wingate Altoona 29, Williamsport 14, FINAL CLASS 3A SUBREGIONAL Bedford 40, Clearfield 21, FINAL DISTRICT 6-8-9 PLAYOFFS CLASS 4A FINAL at Altoona’s Mansion Park Juniata 24, Bellefonte 21, FINAL DISTRICT 6 PLAYOFFS CLASS ...

PIAA clarifying fall postseason plans

The PIAA clarified several items regarding the upcoming scholastic fall sports state playoffs and began discussing some of the changes that could be made to help winter sports be played successfully during the COVID-19 pandemic when it met Wednesday. PIAA Executive Director Dr. Robert ...