The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

HS Sports Conemaugh Township

November 7, 2012

Conemaugh Township eliminated

SOMERSET — Conemaugh Township matched Sewickley Academy almost shot for shot on Tuesday evening, but was unable to take advantage of two early Panthers goals that were nullified, and fell 1-0 in the first round of the PIAA playoffs.

After an initially long battle for possession at midfield, Sewickley gained the offensive advantage and looked as though it was going to quickly take the lead as forward Mackenzie Coles appeared to score off of a long kick by Sophia Werner that was mishandled by Township goal keeper Jenna Telenko.

However, the goal was disallowed because of an offsides penalty.

“I learned that we weren’t going to give up in spite of the  goals being called back,” Sewickley coach Jessica Peluso said. “We kept pushing toward the net and playing hard.”.

 Despite a very strong push by the Indians offense late in the first half, Township was unable to manufacture any solid scoring opportunities for its forwards. Sewickley’s Werner worked her way back to the net later in the half, and appeared to score on an open breakaway shot. But again, the goal was called back by an offsides call.

“I told them after the game that it was time to move on, that there’s no point in worrying about what happened this game, that now we have to focus on our next game, our next opponent,” Peluso said

 The Panthers finally got one that counted with 10:49 left in the second half, this time on an unassisted breakaway goal by forward Melina George. The goal garnered jeers from some fans in the crowd, as it appeared as though Sewickley was offsides again.

“I didn’t see it. It’s hard to call those ones because they’re so close,” Township coach Fred Galiote said.

George nearly scored again just 1:30 later as she dribbled past two defenders and blasted a shot that went just right of the net.

“I thought we came out a little slow, but near the end of the game I felt like we were able to maintain possession and continue to make opportunities, and that’s what we’re going to work on going forward,” Peluso said.

Sewickley’s win advances it to Round 2 of the playoffs, while Conemaugh Township’s season ends with an impressive 19-3 record.

“I am just unbelievably proud of the Lady Indians and everyone involved with the team this year,” Galiote said.


Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat print edition.

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat

Text Only | Photo Reprints
HS Sports Conemaugh Township
  • track_B1 WestPAC relays go to Windber boys, Berlin girls

    Rain showers and dropping temperatures put a damper on Monday’s WestPAC Relays at Berlin Brothersvalley High School.
    For the Berlin girls and the boys from Windber, however, discomfort was not much of a factor.
    The Mountaineers won their third straight relay title while the Ramblers reclaimed the title from defending champ Shade.

    April 14, 2014 2 Photos

  • High school sports in brief 4/9/2014

    April 8, 2014

  • boys showcase6 color North rally bolstered by Lee, hot shooting

    Bishop Carroll’s Marcus Lee has had a hectic schedule while juggling a deep PIAA playoff run, a series of three all-star basketball events and the early portion of the scholastic track and field season.
    Lee didn’t miss a step on Sunday afternoon.

    April 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Offense key in past boys games

    Defense wins championships. But in all-star events, offense is the name of the game.

    April 6, 2014

  • South boosted by Rambler presence

    A turnaround season at Windber High School will have one more stop for four Ramblers’ players and their coach.
    First-year head coach Jude Leonardis will send off seniors Bryce Spak, Matt Barkley and Dan and Devon Tomlinson during the seventh annual AmeriServ Senior Hoops Showcase on Sunday afternoon at Pitt-Johnstown.

    April 4, 2014

  • Baseball ready to leave on-deck circle

    March 29, 2014

  • Local Sports Briefs 3-29-14

    March 29, 2014

  • West boys victorious in District 5 showcase

    Monday’s District 5 Athletic Director’s Association boys’ all-star game at Chestnut Ridge High School was indirectly sponsored by the number 3 ... As in 34 combined 3-pointers.
    It was the fourth-quarter long-range marksmanship from the West all-star squad – comprised of student-athletes from Somerset County – that ruled the night as the West topped the East – made up of players from Bedford and Fulton counties – 97-86.

    March 24, 2014

  • East beats West girls in District 5 all-star game

    While the result wasn’t the one desired by Berlin Brothersvalley coach Rachel Prosser, having a chance to coach her gifted seniors one last time at the District 5 All-Star Game at Chestnut Ridge was one that she gladly hopped on.
    Her West all-star squad, comprised of student-athletes from Somerset County, featured four Mountaineers seniors on the roster and a number of players she’s coached against in WestPAC play.

    March 24, 2014

  • Senior Hoops Showcase rosters announced

    The rosters for the seventh annual AmeriServ Senior Hoops Showcase are set, with 1,000-point scorers, 500-rebound players and conference and district champions represented on the boys’ and girls’ all-star squads.
    The Showcase will be played on Sunday, April 6 at the Pitt-Johnstown Sports Center. The girls’ game begins at 1 p.m., with the boys contest to follow at 3 p.m.

    March 22, 2014


Who do you think will win Friday's game: the Indians or the Cougars?

Conemaugh Township Indians
North Star Cougars
     View Results

AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide