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Altoona hits ground running under new coach Felus

For Altoona, moving from Class 4A to 6A isn't the only shakeup this year. The team is being led into 2016 by new coach ...

Teams out of WPIAL playoff picture aren't taking Week 9 lightly

The road to Heinz Field has been closed to the WPIAL's conference bottom-feeders, football teams already out of the playoffs hunt. But there's still games ...

Altoona hit hard by graduation losses

Altoona has had its share of struggles, but coach John Franco is doing everything he can to turn around the program and change the culture ...

Playoff hopes hang in balance as Hempfield plays host to Altoona

Altoona football coach John Franco has been coaching for the past 37 years, 29 as a head coach. He's seen the game evolve numerous times. But ...

Altoona rolls in 2nd half for win over Kiski Area

Coming into the game as heavy underdogs, Kiski Area had nothing to lose against Altoona. The Cavaliers used a patient, ball control offense and trailed by ...

Defensive stop propels Altoona to win at Plum

Altoona didn't do much in the first two quarters Friday night at Plum. But a big stop at the Mountain Lions 1 to end the first ...

McKeesport offense explodes in 4th quarter, Tigers rout Altoona

ALTOONA — McKeesport erupted for 26 fourth-quarter points and rallied to overtake Altoona, 33-17, in a WPIAL Quad East game Friday night at Mansion Park. Junior ...

Quarterback stability key for Altoona

Altoona football started and finished its 2013 season well. The Mountain Lions won their first game last year 21-0 over Norwin. They closed with a 28-14 ...

HSFB preview by position: Size isn't the only measure of LBs' talent 

North Allegheny's Layne Skundrich was the leading tackler on a Class AAAA state championship team, but Alabama won't be calling him. West Allegheny's Armand Dellovade, ...

Top 10 Western Pennsylvania recruits for the Class of 2015

The top 10 Western Pennsylvania recuits for the Class of 2015, as picked by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: 1. Jordan Whitehead, Central Valley (above) ...

Connellsville football team loses season finale to Altoona

Usually when a team comes up on the short end of a score, there is plenty of blame to go around. But Friday, after the Falcons ...

Connellsville football team hopes to grow from tough season

Sometimes things don't go exactly according to plan. This season, the Connellsville football team had high hopes of qualifying for the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs. ...

Hempfield tops Altoona for homecoming victory

Last year, Hempfield traveled to Altoona for a Quad East conference game. The Mountain Lions were not welcoming guests; they dealt the Spartans a 17-14 ...

McKeesport runs to easy win over Altoona

McKeesport quarterback David Queen shrugged off any suggestions that the team's offense needs to develop a better passing game. After all, it's been the strong ...

Kiski Area defense shuts out Altoona

Kiski Area's defense converted three Altoona turnovers into scores and held the Mountain Lions to 66 yards of offense en route to a 20-0 shutout ...

Altoona looks to build on last season's foundation

A new culture continues to take form in Altoona as John Franco returns for his second season in his second stint with the Mountain Lions. The ...

Connellsville falls short of postseason

ALTOONA — Host Altoona ended Connellsville's playoff hopes by dropping the Falcons, 27-12, on Friday night at Mansion Park Stadium. Altoona finished 4-4 in the Foothills ...

Connellsville's playoff hopes still alive heading into Week 9

When Connellsville football players trudged off their home field after a crushing 21-14 loss to Latrobe last week, the Falcons had assumed their playoff hopes ...

WPIAL teams to face off for final playoff berths

Belle Vernon fans will be rooting for Ringgold this weekend, and Freedom would surely welcome a New Brighton victory. It's Week 9 of the WPIAL football ...

Altoona snaps 4-game losing streak

ALTOONA — The Altoona Mountain Lions snapped a four-game losing streak with a 17-14 win over Hempfield in a WPIAL Class AAAA game Friday night ...

McKeesport rallies past Altoona on late TD

ALTOONA — Ed Stockett's 30-yard touchdown pass to Marqua Perdue with 2:29 left lifted McKeesport to an 18-14 win over Altoona in a WPIAL Quad ...

Kiski Area improves to 2-0 with win at Altoona

ALTOONA — Kiski Area student fans were chanting "We want Gateway, we want Gateway," after the Cavaliers knocked off Altoona, 7-0, in a WPIAL Quad ...

Franco's 2nd stint at Altoona begins with rebuilding plan

He's not exactly a newbie, but it's been awhile since John Franco walked the sideline for the Altoona Mountain Lions. Franco left Altoona in ...


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