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Bedford keeps it going

WINDBER — Bedford head football coach Kevin Steele missed his team’s PIAA Class 3A quarterfinal playoff game Friday night due to COVID-19 precautions. Steele had been experiencing some symptoms of the virus, had received a preliminary COVID-19 test, and the results came back negative. ...

Game gets away from Tigers

STATE COLLEGE — It was a cold Friday night at State College’s Memorial Field, but that didn’t stop the State College offense from producing big play after big play against Hollidaysburg. Nehemiah Howell scored three rushing touchdowns and caught a TD pass from quarterback Conrad Moore. ...

Marauders ride roller-coaster season to title

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic doesn’t get a lot of sympathy from outside its school walls, but the Marauder football team has been through a lot the last calendar year. BG lost last year’s PIAA Class 1A title game to Farrell in overtime in large part due to extremely windy conditions. As the ...

Greyhounds have Lions’ number again

NEW WILMINGTON — Wilmington ran past Chestnut Ridge for the third year in a row. The Greyhounds racked up 617 yards on the ground Friday as they topped the Lions, 56-29, in a PIAA Class 2A quarterfinal at Wilmington High School’s Greyhound Stadium. Wilmington defeated Chestnut Ridge in ...

Panthers come up short

SIDMAN — In a game where pride was the only thing on the line, both Penn Cambria and Forest Hills played with that exact mentality. With Friday night’s Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference matchup marking the end of the season, the Panthers and Rangers fought from start to finish to end ...

Tigers will join up with Mtn. League

Bellefonte edged Hollidaysburg for the District 6 Class 3A volleyball championship on Wednesday a week after the Golden Tigers boys soccer team topped Tyrone in the finals of the District Class 3A soccer championship. Matchups between those teams will be much more common starting in the ...

Friday H.S. Football Scoreboard Week 10

PIAA Playoffs CLASS 3A QUARTERFINALS at Windber H.S. Bedford 34, Hickory 17, FINAL CLASS 2A QUARTERFINALS at Greyhound Stadium, New Wilmington Wilmington 56, Chestnut Ridge 29, FINAL DISTRICT 6 PLAYOFFS CLASS 1A FINAL at Altoona's Mansion Park Bishop Guilfoyle 48, Homer-Center 13, ...

Lady Tigers unable to defend district title

TYRONE— The top-seeded Hoillidaysburg girls volleyball team looked like it was set up to repeat as District 6 Class 3A champions after Somerset had to bow out of the playoffs due to a COVID shutdown. However, the Lady Tigers learned just how difficult repeating can be Wednesday night. No. ...

Central star picks Kent State as part of baseball future

MARTINSBURG — Hunter Klotz wears many hats at Central High School representing the Scarlet Dragons in football, basketball, fishing and baseball, but Wednesday at the Bistro at the Village Green, Klotz decided which cap he’ll be wearing in the future. The multi-talented senior signed ...

Bedford, Ridge look to move on in playoffs

Bedford and Chestnut Ridge opened the season playing each other and will spend this weekend trying to punch tickets to the PIAA semifinals, albeit in different classifications. The Bisons are fresh off postseason wins over a pair of tough Mountain League teams in Clearfield and District 6 ...

Familiar foe awaits BG in title tilt

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic will attempt to defend its District 6 Class 1A championship at 7 p.m. on Friday at Mansion Park against a familiar opponent. Marauders coach Justin Wheeler has faced off against Friday’s foe, the Homer-Center Wildcats, four times in the postseason and so far, those ...

P-O girls win volleyball title

Philipsburg-Osceola defeated Bald Eagle Area, 25-23, 25-18, 30-32, 25-16, to win the District 6 Class 2A girls volleyball championship at the Altoona Area High School Fieldhouse Tuesday night. The Lady Mounties, which got a game-clinching kill from freshman Reese Hazelton in their opening ...

Bell stays focused for Tigers

Name: Alyssa Bell School: Hollidaysburg Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Bell scored twice and had an assist in Hollidaysburg’s 5-0 victory over Bellefonte in the District 6 Class 3A championship game. Season update: Bell has 17 goals and three ...

CC’s Cree provides leadership

Name: Toby Cree School: Central Cambria Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Cross country Athlete of the week achievement: Cree placed eighth individually with a time of 17:07 and helped Central Cambria finish as the PIAA Class 2A runner-up as a team, the Red Devils’ best finish in program ...

D-line helps Marauders reach final

The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic football team is back in the District 6 Class 1A final again, and though folks will look at an offense that put up plenty of points in Saturday night’s 35-0 semifinal win over Purchase Line at Mansion Park, it was a menacing defense that has the Marauders just ...

Both CC teams earn silver medals

Central Cambria had to settle for a pair of runner-up performances as a team in the PIAA Class 2A boys and girls cross country championships Saturday in Hershey, but four Red Devils managed to place, including Toby Cree’s eighth overall finish in 17:07. “That was our highest boys finish ...

Lions come back from 14 down for D5 title

WINDBER — After trailing by 14 points in the second quarter, Chestnut Ridge outscored Berlin 21-3 over the remainder of the game to earn a 21-17 victory in the District 5 Class 2A championship on Saturday night, giving the Lions their fifth straight district title and their eighth in the last ...

Turnovers costly in Panthers’ loss

By Nate Ritchey nritchey@altoonamirror.com WINDBER — During Northern Bedford’s PIAA Class 1A first round playoff game with Redbank Valley, the Black Panthers dug themselves a deep hole in the first half. Five turnovers plagued the District 5 champions, and the Bulldogs were able to ...

Penn Cambria can’t stop Hilltopper running backs

WESTMONT — Westmont Hilltop’s ground-and-pound offense was too much for Penn Cambria on Saturday afternoon. The Hilltoppers jumped out to a three-touchdown first-half lead and went on to earn a 35-22 regular-season victory over the visiting Panthers during which three Westmont running ...

Lady Lions fall to McDowell

ERIE — From dealing with staying healthy in the COVID-19 era to going long stretches of time without a match because of cancelations, the Altoona girls soccer team has met every challenge head on this fall. The Mountain Lions just couldn’t overcome one last challenge on Saturday. Before ...