Monday, September 25, 2006

Panthers Host Juniata Valley

NBC hosts 3-1 Juniata Valley Friday night. The Panthers look to build on last week's win over Everett.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Navy 7, Tulsa 7

Tulsa's Paul Smith hit Ryan Bugg for a 34 yard TD pass to tie the Midshipmen 7-7. The Golden Hurricane's drive went for 80 yards on 10 plays and eclipsed 4:50. Smith is 10-13-175-1 for the game. Navy's defense surrendered just their second TD in the last 9 quarters. With 6:15 left in the first half it's Navy 7, Tulsa 7.

Navy 7, Tulsa 0

Shun White capped off a 6 play, 61 yard drive with a career high 28 yard carry for a TD in front of 31,604 fans at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Navy leads 7-0 with under 11 minutes left in the second quarter.

Navy 0, Tulsa 0

At the end of the first quarter Navy and Tulsa are tied at 0. Navy has held the Golden Hurricane to no points with two trips into the red zone. Coming into today's game Tulsa has been 11-11 from the red zone.

Navy Looks to go 4-0

The Midshipmen look to improve to 4-0 for just the second time in the last 27 years as they host Tulsa this afternoon in Annapolis.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Panthers Fall to 1-1 on the Season

ORBISONIA — Coming off its convincing win last week over Williamsburg, the Northern Bedford Black Panthers made the trip to the lower end of Huntingdon County to take on longtime rival Southern Huntingdon.

The Rockets were also winners a week ago and were hoping their home opener would produce the same results. The Inter-County Conference South Division matchup looked good on paper, but the Rockets used a high-flying aerial attack in the first half and a hard-hitting ground game in the second to send NBC home with a 48-13 loss.

‘‘The better team won tonight,’’ Northern Bedford coach Dan Foor said. ‘‘I’m not disappointed in the way our kids played tonight.’’

Southern Huntingdon (2-0, 1-0 ICC) wasted little time in getting into the end zone. The Rockets set up shop at its own 32 and immediately started throwing the ball.

Senior quarterback Tyler Mansberger connected on four passes to get the Rockets inside the 5-yard line. Troy Hoover plowed his way through the Northern defense for a 3-yard touchdown run.

Northern eventually answered that score when Myles Crawford plunged in from the 1. At the initial contact, it looked as if Crawford was stopped short of the goal line, however, Crawford was able to wiggle his way into the end zone.

‘‘We had some momentum heading into the second quarter,’’ Foor said. ‘‘We had a couple off passes that were just inches out of our reach. From there, it just snowballed.‘‘

Southern took over with just 1:27 left in the quarter and chewed up the first 3 1/2 minutes of the second en route to its second touchdown. Mansberger hit Corey Knepper with a pass that went 8 yards for the score.

Northern tried to keep in stride with the Rockets as they proceeded downfield once again. However, the drive stalled, and the Black Panthers were forced to punt. Huston Klotz was back in punt formation and took the ball from center and sprinted to the far sideline, in hopes of making the first down. Unfortunately, for the Black Panthers, Klotz was stopped a yard short.

‘‘We had a wide receiver on our side of the field that was wide open and nobody was covering him, and before we could get Tyler to change the play, he was off and running.‘‘

Southern then controlled the rest of the game.


Northern Bedford      6  0   7  0 — 13
Southern Huntingdon 7 20 13 8 — 48

First Quarter

SH — Hoover 1 run (Gaston kick), 10:20
NB — Crawford 1 run (kick blocked), 1:33

Second Quarter

SH — Knepper 5 pass from Mansberger (Gaston kick), 8:08
SH — Hoover 1 run (Gaston kick), 3:40
SH — Crull 35 pass from Mansberger, (rush failed), 1:45

Third Quarter

SH — Hoover 5 run (Almeida kick), 8:11
NB — Klotz 66 pass from Love (Hagleberger kick), 5:13
SH — Crull 31 pass from Mansberger (kick failed), 2:36

Fourth Quarter

SH — Plummer 5 run (Knepper pass from Mansberger), 5:11.


RUSHING — Northern Bedford - Crawford 13-33; Riley 3-29; Cogan 2-1; Feathers 1-8. Southern Huntingdon — Hoover 25-154; Hall 5-45; Plummer 8-34; Mansberger 3-4; Gaston 1-4.

PASSING - Northern Bedford — Love 5-12-1-141; Cottle 1-1-0-5. Southern Huntingdon — Mansberger 14-20-3-225.

RECEIVING- Northern Bedford — Klotz 2-109; Riley 1-12; Boyd 1-22; Grace 1-5. Southern Huntingdon — Crull 5-105; Hall 2-34; Knepper 3-33; Yohn 2-26; Hoover 1-23; Shade 1-4.

From the Altoona Mirror

Friday, September 08, 2006

Aeros push Curve to brink of elimination with 12-0 win

AKRON, OH   The Akron Aeros delivered an early knockout punch to the Curve in Game Two of the E.L. Southern Division Playoff Series Thursday night in Akron, scoring eleven times in the first inning en route to a 12-0 shutout victory. Altoona has dropped the first two games of the best-of-five series, allowing 24 total runs in the losses.

Josh Shortslef entered his start against the Aeros on Thursday with a 1-0 record against the Southern Division champs and no earned runs allowed in six innings. He left the game after recording just two outs and allowing eight earned runs on seven hits.

The left-hander lost for just the third time in 2006, and the early meltdown marked just the second time all season he allowed an earned run in the first inning.

Akron scored all of their first-inning runs with two outs, and used nine hits and three walks to take a strangle hold on the game in just their first at-bat. Jared Sandberg ripped a three-run homer after a walk by Brandon Pinckney and a single by Ryan Goleski to make it 4-0.

Following base hits by the next four batters, Shortslef was taken out of the game in favor of reliever Chris Hernandez. The right-hander walked the first two Aeros he faced, then surrendered a grand slam to Brian Barton to make it 11-0.

The Curve never seriously threatened in the ball game, spreading out nine hits during the contest, but placing only six runners in scoring position.

Southpaw Aaron Laffey picked up the victory, throwing six shutout innings and racking up nine strikeouts.
Javier Guzman was the only Curve player with a multi-hit game, finishing 4-for-5 with a double, the only extra base hit for Altoona. Neil Walker was one of five other Curve players with a hit, joined by Brian Bixler, Pedro Powell, Brett Roneberg, Octavio Martinez.

The Curve used a total of six pitchers, and kept the Aeros off the scoreboard after allowing the big first inning, giving up just two Akron hits in their last seven at-bats.