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Local football players to be honored

March 5, 2014 STATE COLLEGE — Forty-five high school football seniors from Central Pennsylvania will be honored for their athletics, academics and community service at the 17th annual Student-Athlete Scholarship... more »»

Franco staying at Altoona

February 19, 2014 If Altoona Area School District was putting together a list of prospects to be its next head football coach, it looks like it can file that away for at least a couple of years. more »»

Altoona's Givens going to Pitt

February 19, 2014 Kevin Givens began playing football in fifth grade, and he can’t really remember the reason. He thought it was just because his friends were playing. more »»


February 18, 2014 Kevin Givens began playing football in fifth grade, and he can’t really remember the reason. He thought it was just because his friends were playing. more »»

Nick Little to play for Slippery Rock

February 6, 2014 Name: Nick Little High school: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Hometown: Altoona Sport: Football Position: Defensive end College choice: Slippery Rock Other colleges considered: Shippensburg, Clarion and... more »»

P-O's Matsko going to Shippensburg

February 6, 2014 Name: Curtis Matsko High school: Philipsburg-Osceola Hometown: Philipsburg Sport: Football Position: Defensive line College choice: Shippensburg University Other colleges considered: Kutztown, Lock... more »»

Franco has support of many, not all in Tyrone

February 5, 2014 TYRONE — Tyrone defensive back John Chronister said as a child he idolized current Altoona football coach John Franco. more »»

Chestnut Ridge's Bosch heading to Lafayette

February 5, 2014 At 6-foot-5 and weighing in at 222 pounds, Beau Bosch certainly made his presence known as a physical, run-first quarterback who rushed for more than 2,000 yards in Chestnut Ridge’s offense the past... more »»

P-O place-kicker earns invited walk-on to PSU

February 3, 2014 Kicking runs in the Boumerhi family — Alex parlayed his time as the place-kicker at Philipsburg-Osceola High School into a gig with the Lock Haven University football team, and his younger brother,... more »»

Before his about-face, Franco ought to call audible

February 2, 2014 I’ve been privileged to have followed John Franco’s coaching career and would consider him a friend. more »»

Altoona, Hollidaysburg football schedules released

January 28, 2014 Both the Altoona Area and Hollidaysburg Area high school football teams will open the 2014 season with home game. more »»

Franco considering Tyrone job; Guthoff out

January 23, 2014 The Tyrone Area High School football coaching position is officially open, and John Franco is not ruling out the possibility of applying for the job. more »»

WPIAL realigns

January 22, 2014 Altoona’s loss is Hollidaysburg’s gain. Or maybe its the other way around. It depends on how you look at it. more »»

Franco’s stay at Altoona in question

January 20, 2014 Two years ago, John Franco came roaring back as football coach of the Altoona Area Mountain Lions. Now it’s starting to look like Franco might be flying back to the Tyrone Golden Eagle. more »»

Ex-Lion returning to coach at PSU

January 20, 2014 It looks like Terry Smith is coming back to Penn State. more »»

Sports stories of the year

January 1, 2014 Bill O’Brien has done a wonderful job of guiding the Penn State football program through uncharted treacherous waters. more »»

looking back at 2013 in Mirror area sports

January 1, 2014 JANUARY n Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett decides the state will sue the NCAA over its penalties against the Penn State football team because of the Jerry Sandusky scandal from 2012. more »»

Little, Over make All-State

December 20, 2013 Two local Class A football players from Blair County were named to the Associated Press’ all-state first team on Thursday, Bishop Guilfoyle’s Nick Little and Northern Bedford’s Blake Over. more »»

Ridge’s Osman named all-state

December 19, 2013 Ridge’s Osman named all-state Noah Osman, a 5-foot-10 junior defensive back for the Chestnut Ridge football team this past fall, was named to the Associated Press Class AA all-state first team on... more »»

Veteran assistant Ridgeley named BC coach

December 19, 2013 Bishop Carroll Catholic High School has announced the appointment of Joe Ridgeley as its new head football coach after recently receiving the resignation of Greg Snyder due to personal reasons. more »»

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