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Familiar Places – New Faces News 

Familiar Places – New Faces

As another school year kicks off at Northern Bedford County School District, we are reminded of all the things that make us lucky to be able to attend this institution. Along with the beautiful campus, friendly students and staff, and quality high school experience annually offered here at Northern Bedford, new faces have arrived, and seem eager to better NB. One very important new staff member is none other than Superintendent Mr. Todd Beatty. Mr. Beatty replaces our long-serving former superintendent Mr. Scott King. Beatty, who hails from neighboring Fulton…

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Tim Tebow: Quarterback or Easy Publicity? News Polls Sports 

Tim Tebow: Quarterback or Easy Publicity?

It’s no secret that Tim Tebow is one of the most famous faces among the fair-weather football fans because of his strong Christian faith, home-grown backstory, and movie star personality. So with his recent signing with the Philadelphia Eagles raises the question; why? The Eagles have a young potential stud in Sam Bradford (although he does have injury problems) and a solid mid-level talent in Mark Sanchez. So why spend money on a quarterback who’s had major struggles to the point of leaving the NFL to become an ESPN anchor?…

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Panther Track and Field Shines During Invitational Week News Sports Spring Sports 

Panther Track and Field Shines During Invitational Week

  The boys and girls Northern Bedford track and field teams had solid individual and team performances in a week packed with action. On Wednesday, April 22nd the teams traveled to Hancock, Maryland for the Tri-State invitational. On a dreary, gloomy day, the boys earned 5th place out of 12 teams at the competition, while the girls picked up 3rd out of 12. Stellar individual performances were abundant below the Mason-Dixon Line as well. Sadie McConnell jumped a season best 31’2” in the triple jump, gathering 3rd place for the…

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Taliban Target Children Focus News 

Taliban Target Children

Pakistan has begun a national mourning period on Wednesday, over the deaths of 145 people (132 being children) after a Taliban attack on a school Tuesday. The Taliban soldiers ambushed a school in Pakistan, explosives wrapped around them, into an auditorium full of students. The extremists attempted to justify the attack by saying they attacked a school hat mostly admits the children of male soldiers. They argue it was a civil duty, preventing the children from following in their fathers’ footsteps. The soldiers allegedly yelled “God is great!” as they…

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Panther Boys Basketball off to Rough Start Sports Winter Sports 

Panther Boys Basketball off to Rough Start

The Northern Bedford Panthers boys’ basketball team is off to a rocky 0-3 start. The three losses in three games come at the hands of the Bedford Bison, the Indians of Southern Fulton, and the Chestnut Ridge Lions, by scores of 54-33, 49-40, and 63-33 respectively. The Panthers are hampered by poor guard play, and limited production from underneath the basket. When the Bedford Bison came into town, the Panthers put up a good fight and were down only 6 at halftime. However, only having 8 players on the active…

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Sportmanship… Universal? Editorials Opinion Sports 

Sportmanship… Universal?

In recent NFL games, the topic of Sportsmanship has been a big one. Sportsmanship? What is it? What defines good and bad sportsmanship? In a game on Sunday, October 28th the Kansas City Chief’s safety Husain Abdullah was flagged 15 yards for praying. Yes, praying. All this comes a few years after “Tebowing” (an act in which you get down on one knee and put your fist to your head, as if you were praying) became popularized by Tim Tebow. In my opinion, there is no true difference between the…

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Panthers Shoot Down Rockets Fall Sports Sports 

Panthers Shoot Down Rockets

The Northern Bedford Football team made the long drive to Southern Huntingdon on Friday, September 26th to take a 7-0 victory over a Rocket team that came into the game 2-2. The Rockets had a tough task facing the panthers on Southern Huntingdon’s homecoming night. The Panthers, also coming into the game with a 2-2 record, put up a great effort over an offensive machine in the Rockets, holding them under 200 yards of total offense. The Rocket’s defense couldn’t keep up with the Panther’s skill position players; with both…

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Panthers Prove Their Bite is Stronger Than Their Bark Fall Sports Sports 

Panthers Prove Their Bite is Stronger Than Their Bark

The Panthers of Northern Bedford rebounded in a big way on the night of Friday, September 19th getting a 26-0 win over the Bulldogs of Claysburg at Panther Community Stadium. The Panthers exhibited great discipline and moxie while running around, and over, the Bulldogs. With Panther’s star running back Austin Heck only getting 6 carries in the game due to an ankle injury, backup Ridge Hershberger and All-State receiver Jacob Dasher picked up with teams slack effectively – With Dasher catching 3 balls for 38 yards, running the ball 3…

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Panther Struggles Continue Fall Sports Sports 

Panther Struggles Continue

The Panthers lost their second game on Friday, September 12th to the Warriors of Everett by a score of 8-0. Neither team moved the ball past their opponents 20 yard line in the first 3 quarters of play. The game was at a defensive stalemate until the fourth quarter when Everett’s Jacob Jay punched in the first score of the game by either team, following a 43 yard run by quarterback Kyle Sheaffer. Shortly after the touchdown, Northern Bedford gave up an intentional safety, handing the Warriors two points, in…

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Gavin Gilbert: Athlete of the Week Fall Sports Focus Sports 

Gavin Gilbert: Athlete of the Week

Gavin Gilbert has been lighting up the gridiron as a sophomore in the opening weeks of football. Coming into the season nobody knew of the young wide receiver, but he found his niche in the team at tight end, after bulking up in the weight room. At 6 foot 4 and 195 pounds, Gilbert runs a 4.8 40 yard dash, and has a 34 inch vertical leap. Gilbert is currently leading the team in receiving yards, and has the most receiving touchdowns as a sophomore. After not even making the…

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