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Cmor: Shank made big impact on Glendale

September 23, 2016 Larry Shank wasn’t exactly a large man in a physical sense. more »»

High school football really starts tonight

August 26, 2016 Districts around the state still are sorting out the exact effects from the PIAA adding classifications. more »»

PIAA brackets now weighted in wrestling

July 7, 2016 Many years ago, this column advocated finding a way to use a district’s past record in the state tournament to give out some wild card spots in the bracket. more »»

Commentary: Regional teams coming down home stretch toward playoffs

February 1, 2016 Thursday night is the cutoff for District 6 Class AA and A teams to accumulate points for the playoffs — entries have to be submitted by 9 a.m. on Friday, and the meeting will be on Saturday mornin. more »»

Hayes nearing big milestone

October 9, 2015 John Hayes has never liked to get ahead of himself — it’s probably one of the things that’s made him such a success in high school football — and he’s maybe a tad superstitious. more »»

BC building its field of dreams

September 4, 2015 After decades of trying, Bishop Carroll appears to have found a home for its football team. At home. more »»

Fight of the century doesn't live up to hype

May 4, 2015 Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao became adept at staying away from each other for the last six years. more »»

Wheeler's loyalty pays off

December 12, 2014 Justin Wheeler will lead Bishop Guilfoyle onto the field at Hersheypark Stadium today in search of the the school’s first PIAA championship. more »»

A fun time when football starts up

August 29, 2014 All nine of Blair County’s football teams kick off their seasons tonight? Nine? Well, yes, technically. more »»

Cmor: A day to celebrate your ‘Mum’

May 11, 2014 Assistant sports editor Philip Cmor’s mother, Kathryn, passed away on March 5. The following originally appeared in the Mirror for Mother’s Day in 201. more »»

Huskies were ready for their moment

March 15, 2014 MONROEVILLE — When the Bishop Carroll Catholic boys basketball team was steamrolling opponents by 50 and 60 points this season, Husky coach Cosie Aliquo had his starters and key subs getting prepare... more »»

Region’s strength resides in Class AA this season

January 20, 2014 On Friday night, the Bellwood-Antis girls defeated for Bishop Guilfoyle for the first time in what seemed like ages. more »»

What happened to hiring the best available?

January 8, 2014 There are a lot of things Penn State needs to take into consideration when hiring its new football coach. more »»

Video: Giger, Cmor recap PSU's win over Purdue and discuss McGloin

November 18, 2013 UNIVERSITY PARK -- Cory Giger and Philip Cmor discuss Penn State's 45-21 win over Purdue and Matt McGloin getting ready to start his first NFL game. more »»

Cmor: Area can brag about its girls basketball

November 14, 2013 Darby Lee put on her University of Hartford hoodie, pulled out her hair and turned to thank her family and Lady Lion basketball coaches who helped fill Altoona Area School District’s Kimmel Board... more »»

Football playoffs the focus now

October 3, 2013 It’s hard to believe that last Friday marked the halfway point for the high school football season. That seems like a good time to give a look at how the District 6 and 5 playoffs are shaping up. more »»

Shugarts bridges gap at Mount Union

September 26, 2013 Dayton Shugarts says he’s learned a lot in 74 years, but there’s one thing he admits he hasn’t learned yet. “I never learned how to say no,” Shugarts says. more »»

PIAA jersey decision misses mark

September 12, 2013 Earlier this week, WJAC-TV reported that the PIAA is going to ban the wearing of different colored jerseys for certain occasions in sports like basketball, soccer and field hockey. more »»

Second week can clarify teams’ status

September 5, 2013 It’s been written here before, but the most telling week of the high school football season is the second, not the first. Sure, it’s great to open the season with a win. more »»

Cmor: Rockwood decision makes impact

August 29, 2013 Portage is going to have to make changes for homecoming. The Mustangs were scheduled to host Rockwood on Sept. more »»

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