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Past articles by Jack:

District 6 AA Wrestling Championships

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) – Highlights of the District 6 AA Wrestling Championships Saturday. → Read More

Will Levis enters transfer portal

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (WTAJ) - Penn State's Will Levis has played his last snap for Penn State. → Read More

Bishop Guilfoyle, Bedford punch their tickets to the state semifinals

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) – For the second consecutive year, the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders claimed the District 6 Class 1A title, taking down Homer Center. Also, the Bedford Bisons, even without coach Kevin Steele, punched their tickets to the Class 3A semifinals. Class 1A: Bishop Guilfoyle 48 Homer Center 13 Class 2A: Wilmington 56 Chestnut Ridge […] → Read More

Big Ol Fish: Oct. 8, 2020

We bring you our latest edition of Big Ol Fish from Thursday, Oct. 8. → Read More

Sportsbeat Week 4: Player of the Week

(WTAJ) — This week’s player of the week brought to you by Walker and Walker Equipment features Christian Coudriet of St. Mary’s. Coudriet went 16 for 24 with 200 passing yards and three touchdowns in a victory over Ridgway. → Read More

Sportsbeat Week 4: Standout of the Week

(WTAJ) — The stand out of the week, brought to you by Cisney and O’Donnell features the Northern Bedford Black Panther. Limited fans? No problem. This mascot shows a stand-out effort. → Read More

Sportsbeat Week 4: Hit of the Week

(WTAJ) — Our hit of the week sponsored by Patterson Automotive features Adam Boone of Juniata Valley. It’s best not to get in the way of him, as shown in this video. → Read More

Sportsbeat Week 3: Bellwood-Antis shuts out Glendale

BELLWOOD, Pa. (WTAJ) – Bellwood-Antis may not give up another point all season. The Blue Devils shutout a team for the second consecutive week, running past Glendale 47-0. Bellwood was led by running back Zach Mallon, who rushed for 153 yards on 11 carries and 4 touchdowns. → Read More

Former State College star Irwin keeps pro basketball dreams alive

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTAJ) – Kyla Irwin thought she had played her last game in March. The former State College Little Lady Lion suffered a broken elbow, playing for perennial power UConn in the AAC semifinals. “My heart, I just knew I wasn’t done with basketball,” Irwin said. Up until last week, Irwin was rehabbing […] → Read More

Local runner turning heads at a young age

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – Maci Drass has a gift. “She ran her first race and she was really, really good,” Katy Drass, her mom, said. Maci’s love for running is simple. “I don’t know, I just like running,” Maci said. “When she plays softball, everyone comments on how she can get to the bases […] → Read More

Fans not expected at PIAA games for now

Correction: This story’s headline read “PIAA prohibits fans at games for now.” The state government prohibited fans at K-12 events in its reopening guidelines in early June. Therefore, the PIAA is following the guidelines set by the governor’s office. PIAA Executive Director Robert Lombardi did say Wednesday most of the organization’s return to play plans […] → Read More

NCAA grants additional year of eligibility to spring sport athletes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. (WTAJ) – College spring sport athletes won’t have to miss out on their senior season, if they so choose. The NCAA announced Monday that it will grant a year of eligibility to seniors whose spring seasons were canceled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. However, winter sports were not included in the decision. […] → Read More

Saint Francis rolls past Wagner with strong 2nd half

LORETTO, Pa. (WTAJ) – It took about 20 minutes and head coach Rob Krimmel to hit the alarm clock, but finally Saint Francis woke up. Trailing 38-30 at the half, the Red Flash responded with a 32-8 run to start the final half to eventually pull away for an 80-64 against Wagner. Sophomore Myles Thompson […] → Read More

Jones throws for 6 TDs as Bald Eagle makes it back-to-back District Titles

ALTOONA, PA. (WTAJ) – Bald Eagle claimed its second consecutive District 6 Title Saturday night, routing Westmont Hilltop 41-13. Led by Jaden Jones 6 TDs, Jesse Nagle’s squad went up 21-0 in the first quarter and never looked back. Kaden Bittinger hauled in 3 TD, while Mathew Reese hauled in two others. → Read More

Juniata Valley rolls to District Semifinals

ALEXANDRIA, PA. (WTAJ) – The Juniata Valley Hornets kept their District 6 Title defense hopes alive Saturday when they routed Homer-Center 41-6. The Hornets will take on Purchase Line next week, who upset Portage on Friday. → Read More

Penn State Men’s Basketball routs Wagner, moves to 2-0

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. (WTAJ) – Penn State moved to 2-0 Saturday, beating up on the Wagner Seahawks from the NEC 91-64. Five total Nittany Lions reached double-figures, including Myreon Jones with a team-high 14 points. → Read More

Penn State’s Shelton reprimanded for spitting on opponent

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — The Big Ten has reprimanded Penn State defensive tackle Antonio Shelton for spitting on a Michigan State player during a game. The conference also said Tuesday it supports the one-game suspension Shelton was given by Penn State. Shelton will be out of the lineup for the fifth-ranked Nittany Lions during their […] → Read More

Sportsbeat Part 3 – Aug. 23, 2019

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Here are highlights from Part 3 of Sportsbeat from August 23, 2019. You can see the highlights of the following games: Richland28Bishop McCort14FINAL Forest Hills7Chestn… → Read More

Sportsbeat Part 2 – Aug. 23, 2019

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Here are highlights from Part 2 of Sportsbeat from August 23, 2019. You can see the highlights of the following games: Bellwood-Antis: 35, Tyrone: 32, 2 OT Central: 49, … → Read More

Sportsbeat Part 1- Aug. 23, 2019

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Here are highlights from Part 1 of SportsBeat from August 23, 2019. You can see the highlights of the following games: Hollidaysburg: 35, Altoona: 21 Tussey Mountain: 48, Claysburg-Kimmel: 6 Central Cambria: 54, Johnstown: 6 Clearfield: 31, DuBois: 20 Bishop Guilfoyle: 26, Somerset: 0 → Read More