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Football

Survive and advance: Behind Myrick, Marauders pull out quarterfinal win

It wasn’t easy but Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic is moving on in the District 6 Class 1A football playoffs. Guilfoyle got another yeoman-like offensive performance from Keegan Myrick and a late fumble recovery by Adrian Johnson to hold off Bishop McCort, 14-7, Friday night at Mansion ...

Oilers get big run to oust Tigers

LORETTO — Hollidaysburg could only stop Noah Petro for so long. The Golden Tigers held the Oil City senior to 26 rushing yards in the first half. But he rushed for 109 yards in the pivotal third quarter as the Oilers handed Hollidaysburg a 9-7 loss on Friday night in a District 6-8-10 Class ...

Little Lions overcome McDowell, snow

ERIE – State College dominated on the ground with 363 rushing yards and five touchdowns as the Little Lions defeated McDowell, 42-21, in a PIAA Class 6A football subregional on Friday night at snowy Veterans Stadium. The State College defense also played a big role despite allowing 382 ...

Lions dominate in D5 championship

WINDBER — Cole Blubaugh capped off third-seeded Berlin Brothersvalley’s opening nine-play drive with a 3-yard touchdown. At that point, top-seeded Chestnut Ridge hadn’t even touched the ball on offense yet, and the defense was only just warming up. The Lions responded by scoring 41 ...

Bedford shuts out Westinghouse to advance

SOMERSET —- Bedford racked up 373 yards of total offense and pitched a shutout over Westinghouse of the Pittsburgh City League to capture the District 5-8-9 Class 3A subregional championship at Somerset Area High School. The Bisons used explosive plays along with some long scoring drives ...

Tussey Mountain completes turnaround

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Tussey Mountain completed a massive turnaround under coach Anthony Sottasante and won the District 5 Class 1A championship, 28-23 over Northern Bedford, at Tiger Stadium. The Titans had won just two games combined in the three seasons before Sottasante’s arrival in Saxton. ...

Mustangs’ season ended by Dragons’ upset

PORTAGE — Without the services of its most productive running back, the Purchase Line football team did not miss a step in the District 6 Class 1A quarterfinals Friday night. With junior Josh Syster, who has rushed for 1,370 yards and 15 touchdowns this season, sidelined with an ankle ...

Bellefonte knocks off Clearfield

WINGATE — Bellefonte rolled to an early 21-0 lead and held Clearfield off the scoreboard in the final quarter to pull out a 35-21 win in the District 6-9 Class 4A championship game Friday night at Bald Eagle Area High School. Running back C.J. Funk had 182 yards on 18 carries to lead the Red ...

Hard work pays off for Titan seniors

HOLLIDAYSBURG — It was fitting that Tussey Mountain trailed 10-0 for the majority of its District 5 Class 1A championship game Friday night, because for the seniors on the team, it was a metaphor for how their careers began. The Titans went just 2-18 in 2016 and 2017 before winning eight ...

4-casting the semifinals: Guilfoyle, Valley, Portage, C-K ready to do battle

All four of the District 6 Class 1A quarterfinal games scheduled this weekend feature a team from the Mirror’s coverage area playing a team from outside of it. Top-seeded Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic, second-seeded Portage and No. 3 seed and defending champion Juniata Valley will host games ...

Friday Live Playoff Football Scoreboard

PLAYOFFS FRIDAY DISTRICT 6-8-10 PLAYOFFS CLASS 6A CHAMPIONSHIP at Veterans Stadium, Erie State College 42, McDowell 21, FINAL CLASS 5A CHAMPIONSHIP at Saint Francis University, Loretto Oil City 9, Hollidaysburg 7, FINAL DISTRICT 6-9 PLAYOFFS CLASS 4A CHAMPIONSHIP at Bald Eagle Area ...

Ridge thinking about No. 4

Chestnut Ridge will be bidding for its fourth consecutive District 5 Class 2A football championship tonight, when the Lions meet Berlin Brothersvalley in the 7 p.m. title game at Windber Stadium. But Ridge coach Max Shoemaker knows that defending the title against the 10-1 Berlin team ...

Backyard Brawl Part II:Titans, Panthers meet again for district title

When Northern Bedford lost a fourth-quarter lead in Saxton the fourth week of the season, Black Panthers coach Garry Black vowed to work the rest of the season to get another shot at Tussey Mountain. “We talked on the bus (back to Loysburg), and as soon as we got back to school, we decided ...

Tigers ready for Oil City

A year ago, Hollidaysburg traveled within miles of Oil City and knocked off a team that entered the game 10-1 and had one of the top running backs in the state in a PIAA Class 5A subregional. Now it’s the Oilers’ turn to make a long trip to Saint Francis for Friday’s 7 p.m. kickoff, but ...

Volleyball, soccer, football playoff sites announced

The four remaining high school girls volleyball teams and six area soccer teams learned where they will be playing when the first round of the PIAA playoffs begin on Tuesday. District 6 Class 1A girls volleyball champion Northern Cambria will begin its quest to repeat as PIAA champion when it ...

Blue Devils knock off pesky Highlanders

BELLWOOD — An interception early in the fourth quarter appeared as though it would derail the Bellwood-Antis football team. But with a gritty effort on defense followed by a persistent rushing attack, the Blue Devils got the job done against No. 6 Cambria Heights Saturday in the District 6 ...

Panthers’ defense gets big turnovers

LOYSBURG — Second-seeded Northern Bedford spent most of Saturday night’s game fighting off a young, yet gritty and good third-seeded Windber squad. Despite giving the ball back over to the Ramblers with a chance to tie or take the lead late in the contest, the Black Panthers’ defense ...

Key QB injury hampers Vikes

JOHNSTOWN — Glendale quarterback Garret Misiura injured his leg on the second offensive series of the game, severely limiting the Vikings offense in a 28-0 loss to Bishop McCort in the first round of the District 6 Class 1A playoffs Saturday at Sargent’s Stadium. Glendale’s defense held ...

’Cats lose in heartbreaking fashion

JOHNSTOWN — A season which saw Huntingdon rebound from a 1-4 start to eventually earn aDistrict 6 Class 3A playoff berth came to an end Saturday, as the Bearcats saw a 10-point second-half lead slip away and a last-minute rally fall just short in a 14-10 semifinal loss to Westmont ...

Saturday Live Football Scoreboard

Week 11 SATURDAY DISTRICT 6 PLAYOFFS CLASS 3A SEMIFINALS Westmont Hilltop 14, Huntingdon 10, FINAL CLASS 2A QUARTERFINALS Bellwood-Antis 15, Cambria Heights 8, FINAL Penns Valley 48, Marion Center 12, FINAL CLASS 1A FIRST ROUND Bishop McCort 28, Glendale 0, FINAL Purchase Line 20, ...