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Local roundup: Penns Valley boys beat Central

In boys soccer, Penns Valley scored two goals in each half en route to a 4-0 win against Central. Connor Martz, Michael Johnson, Cole Felker and Zach Heckman all scored. “After dropping our first two matches of the season in September, we all agreed as a team that we were going to make the ...

Penn State’s Pat Chambers retires after investigation

Pat Chambers resigned as Penn State’s basketball coach Wednesday following an internal investigation by the school into allegations of inappropriate conduct. Chambers, 49, had been at Penn State for nine years and was coming off the team’s best season under his directions. Penn State ...

Bellefonte boys soccer wins Mountain League title

BELLEFONTE - Dan Persiko scored a hat-trick in Tuesday night's 6-1 victory over Philipsburg-Osceola to give Bellefonte's its 11th win of the season, and the Mountain League title. The Raiders rattled off three goals in the first seven minutes to begin the team's final regular season match. ...

Local roundup: Penns Valley girls fall to Central, 1-0

Penns Valley lost a tough contest in girls soccer against Central, 1-0. Alyssa Bartley scored the game’s only goal five minutes into the second half. “This was just one of those nights where we weren’t at our best and Central punished a big mistake of ours in the back. Overall it was a ...

Brown’s ‘journey’ may be over at Penn State

Following are the highlights of James Franklin’s Tuesday press conference. Main storyline: Franklin confirmed projected starting tailback Journey Brown could “potentially” miss the entire season due to a medical condition he’s being treated for that was discovered during the offseason. ...

CM Week in Review: Wildcats’ soccer teams wrap up seasons

Central Mountain’s boys and girls soccer teams played their final games of the season, cross country ran in a tri-meet, and football fell late at Selinsgrove by a field goal. Here is what happened last week in Central Mountain sports. The boys soccer team played its final matches of the ...

Central Mountain football secures a District 6 playoff spot

Central Mountain is making its first playoff appearance since 2012 as the Wildcats secured a playoff spot in the District 6 Class 5A playoffs. The Wildcats are set to play the Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers on Saturday, Oct. 31, at Mansion Park in Altoona. The District 6 Class 5A battle is ...

Sheppard earns 11th career STSS modified win

Matt Sheppard was determined to win Thursday night at the Speed Palace. The Savannah, N.Y., driver topped the Speed Showcase 40 for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS). Sheppard was clearly the dominant force in an event run on the tacky half-mile clay oval, earning ...

Bellefonte dominates BEA with defense to win rivalry trophy

BELLEFONTE—Bellefonte used a strong defensive effort to win its second consecutive Iron Curtin Bowl over Bald Eagle Area, 17-7, Friday. Defensively, the Red Raiders and Bald Eagles dug deep in the trenches as each came up with clutch plays when called upon. But the Red Raiders allowed ...

Wildcats drop rematch to Seals

The Central Mountain football program has achieved many milestones so far this fall, and there are still many snaps to be played. The Wildcats’ 9-7 loss at Selinsgrove this past Friday night prevented Central Mountain’s first three game win streak since 2007. So far this season the ...

Bellefonte wins Curtin Bowl over Bald Eagle Area, 17-7

BELLEFONTE — Bellefonte notches back-to-back Iron Curtin Bowl wins against rival Bald Eagle Area, 17-7, on its home turf with a strong defensive effort. Defensively, the Red Raiders and Bald Eagles dug deep in the trenches as each came up with clutch plays when called upon. But the Red ...

Central Mountain falls on the road to Selinsgrove, 9-7

SELINSGROVE - Central Mountain fell to Selinsgrove on Friday night, 9-7, in a game dictated by both team's defenses. Fans in attendance saw just a pair of touchdowns between the two schools. Selinsgrove scored on a 67-yard run from Coy Bastian, and Brett Gerlach snuck it in from 1-yard out ...

Jersey Shore’s defense blanks Shikellamy in football

JERSEY SHORE—Individually, Jersey Shore features some excellent defensive players. Collectively, those defenders form a stifling Orange and Black Curtain. And that curtain draped itself over anyone and everyone wearing a white Shikellamy jersey Friday night at Thompson Street Stadium. ...

Cowanesque rallies from 20-point deficit to beat Bucktail in football

At halftime Friday things seemed to be going about as well as they could in Farwell for the Bucks as they hosted Cowanesque Valley. Bucktail led by 20, seniors Paul Risley and Maille Considine were named the homecoming king and queen and all things pointed for the Bucks to win. Unfortunately ...

Centre County’s biggest rivalry is tonight in football: BEA vs. Bellefonte

entre County’s biggest rivalry is revived tonight when Bald Eagle Area travels to Bellefonte for the Curtin Bowl. Both teams are fresh off double-digit victories a week ago as BEA defeated Philipsburg-Osceola, 28-6, and Bellefonte routed Huntingdon, 62-20. Bellefonte has been a run-heavy ...

Local roundup: Johnson’s 2 goals lift Penns Valley

Michael Johnson and Zach Heckman both scored twice in Penns Valley’s 5-0 win over Philispburg-Osceola in boys soccer. Penns Valley played well defensively, limiting P-O to just two shots on goal. “Dennis (Michael Johnson) is simply one of the best players in the Mountain League,” ...

Central Mountain girls lose in season finale to Shamokin, 3-0

MILL HALL - Central Mountain fell 3-0 to Shamokin Thursday night at Malinak Stadium in the Wildcats final match of the season. Central Mountain finished the season with a final record of 1-14. The Wildcats lone win was against Jersey Shore in late September. Despite winning just one match, ...

Central, Bald Eagle end in a 1-1 tie in boys soccer

WINGATE -- Bald Eagle Area and Central played to a 1-1 tie Wednesday night at Alumni Stadium. Wednesday's match marked the second meeting between Central and Bald Eagle this season as the Eagles won the first matchup, 5-2. "We had opportunities to score and put the ball in the back of the net ...

Local roundup: PV boys soccer cruises past BEA

Penns Valley cruised to a 6-1 win against Bald Eagle Area in boys soccer on a cold and misty day. Michael Johnson recorded a hat trick. Caleb Narber had a goal and two assists as well. BEA’s lone goal avoided a shutout with seven minutes remaining in the game. “When the weather is like ...

CM Week in Review: Wildcats’ tennis wraps up; CM football now 4-1

The tennis team competed at districts Saturday. The Wildcats fell, 4-1, to an undefeated Altoona team (14-0). Kati Kwiatek was the lone winner, winning 6-7, 6-2, 10-4. The football team is now 4–1 after an impressive 41-27 win over Shamokin on Friday night. The Wildcats rattled off a ...