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Football

Dragons give full effort

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Undefeated Central boasts a high-powered, multi-talented offensive unit. On Friday night, the Scarlet Dragons’ defense shared the spotlight as well. With sophomore quarterback Jeff Hoenstine completing 14 of 20 passes for 144 yards and running for three touchdowns on ...

Devils rise up in 2nd half

BELLWOOD — Top-seeded Bellwood-Antis found itself in a tied game against eighth-seeded Bald Eagle Area on Friday night in the first round of the District 6 Class 2A quarterfinals at John Hayes Field at Memorial Stadium. But then 6-2, 195-pound senior running back Zach Mallon reeled off two ...

Panthers come alive after halftime for win

LOYSBURG — Second-seeded Northern Bedford entered the locker room at halftime leading third-seeded Conemaugh Township by just seven points. The Black Panthers came storming out of that same locker room and pounded the Indians, who had no answer for the balanced running and passing attack of ...

Warriors rally back with a fury to topple Vikings

FLINTON — The West Branch Warriors led a furious second-half comeback against the home Glendale Vikings at Dr. Roy F. Baker Athletic Field Friday night, as West Branch took its first lead of the night with 29.6 seconds to go and held off Glendale for a 34-30 victory. The Warriors were down as ...

Mustangs handed second straight setback

WINDBER — John Shuster ran for 203 yards and four touchdowns — with most of that damage coming after Windber showcased its ability to pass — as the Ramblers beat Portage, 35-7, on Friday night at Windber Stadium. Play of the game: Shuster’s 51-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. ...

BG getting forfeit win over McCort

A whirlwind two weeks following a positive COVID-19 test from someone on the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic sideline during the Marauders’ win over Chestnut Ridge on Oct. 10 has ended with BG receiving a forfeit win in the first round of the District 6 Class 1A playoffs. District 6 football ...

Little Lions will be measuring stick for Altoona in title game

Altoona opened some eyes across the state when it trailed Mid-Penn Conference power Central Dauphin by just one score at halftime last Friday night. Despite the final score not being what the Mountain Lions were hoping for, they made plenty of progress just one season removed from a 62-0 to ...

H.S. Football Scoreboard Week 7

FRIDAY DISTRICT 6 PLAYOFFS CLASS 6A CHAMPIONSHIP Altoona 22, State College 21, FINAL CLASS 3A SEMIFINALS Central 25, Westmont Hilltop 7, FINAL CLASS 2A QUARTERFINALS Bellwood-Antis 35, Bald Eagle Area 21, FINAL Cambria Heights won by forfeit over Southern Huntingdon CLASS 1A FIRST ...

Central, Tyrone need to win before one final matchup

Central and Tyrone were supposed to play Sept. 4 for the final time as Mountain League opponents. That game was moved to this Friday when the first two weeks of the high school football season were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. A couple weeks ago, the game was called off again ...

Info on D6 football ticket sales

Tickets for the District 6 high school football playoffs will be available exclusively online. No tickets will be sold at the game and are controlled by the individual school districts. Once they are sold out, there will be no additional tickets available. Limited tickets are to meet the ...

BG in, Glendale out of playoffs

District 6 announced its high school football playoff brackets in Class 2A, 3A and 5A around noon on Sunday, and after a delay for what District 6 football chairman Ralph Cecere described as “working to gain assurances and clarification from a member school,” the Class 1A bracket came out ...

Haluska, Heights control McCort

PATTON — They say that death and taxes are the only real certainties in life, but after watching Cambria Heights junior running back Ryan Haluska Saturday night in a 28-14 win over Bishop McCort, you can add his performance to that age-old saying. Haluska rushed for 202 yards on 34 carries, ...

Game gets away from Mountain Lions

HARRISBURG — While some might scoff at the final score of 49-20 Friday night, even Altoona’s loss to state-ranked Central Dauphin (No. 3 in Class 6A) at Landis Field in suburban Harrisburg looks like a step in the right direction for the rapidly rebuilding Mountain Lions’ program. Coach ...

Undefeated Eagles head to postseason

TYRONE — The players for Philipsburg-Osceola and Tyrone who played in last year’s game at Tyrone must have felt a little bit of a deja vu on a chilly Friday night at Gray-Vets Memorial Field. Last year, Tyrone quarterback Brandon Lucas took over on the ground after two of his running backs ...

Surge sends Dragons to 6-0 mark

ROARING SPRING — As the high school football season moves along, you could argue there is a new math being put into action, especially in the Cove, where the Central football team is piling up wins and offensive numbers. Just ask those in attendance Friday night as the Dragons defeated Penns ...

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 ...