The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Cory Isenberg

October 28, 2012

Busy week awaits if big storm stays away

JOHNSTOWN — Hopefully the Frankenstorm veers from the area because there are district playoffs in volleyball and soccer, the final week of the regular season in football and PIAA championships in tennis and cross country on the schedule this week.

The high school volleyball playoffs open tonight in districts 5 and 6.

In District 5 Class A tonight, top-seeded Chestnut Ridge hosts three games and No. 2 North Star will play host to a pair of matches.

In a play-in game, Conemaugh Township and Shanksville-Stonycreek square off at Ridge starting at 5 p.m. Hope for Hyndman takes on Everett in the second game and the winner of the play-in game plays the Lions in the finale.

In Boswell, Berlin will play Shade followed by the defending champion Cougars against Northern Bedford.

The semifinals are Tuesday and the championship is on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Somerset High School.

In Class AA, Somerset hosts Bedford in the title tilt on Thursday following the Class A contest.

In District 6, quarterfinal action opens tonight in Class A with Bishop Carroll and Conemaugh Valley serving as hosts.

The Huskies play Claysburg-Kimmel in the late game preceeded at 6 p.m. by Northern Cambria against Ferndale.

United faces Juniata Valley in the 6 p.m. game at Conemaugh Valley followed by the Blue Jays against Purchase Line.

On Tuesday, the Class A quarterfinals have the Ferndale/Northern Cambria winner playing top-seeded Bellwood-Antis. The Bishop Carroll/Claysburg winner goes against West Branch, the Purchase Line/Conemaugh Valley winner faces Bishop Guilfoyle and the Juniata Valley/United winner will play second-seeded Penns Manor.

The semifinals are Friday with the championship at 2 p.m. Saturday at Altoona.

In District 6 Class AA, quarterfinals open on Tuesday at second-seeded Penn Cambria and top-seeded Philipsburg-Osceola at 6 p.m.

In the opener in Cresson, Ligonier Valley faces Huntington with the Panthers facing Penns Valley in the nightcap. At Philipsburg, Westmont Hilltop and Richland square off in the early game with the Mounties playing Central in the second game.

Semifinals are also on Thursday with the title match at 4 p.m. Saturday at Altoona.

The district soccer playoffs wrap up this week, starting with semifinals today and Tuesday and championships on Wednesday and Thursday.

The tennis and cross country state championships are set for Hershey this weekend.

Tennis gets underway at the Hershey Racquet Club on Friday with semifinals and championships on Saturday. The cross country will be run at the Parkview Course on Saturday morning.

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  • Isenberg, Cory CORY ISENBERG| Ramblers take back their tournament

    An 11-year drought came to an end on Saturday night when the Windber boys basketball team defeated Conemaugh Township 57-48 in the title game of the Windber Rotary Tournament to capture the tourney title.
    The Ramblers (5-2) had lost to the Indians (5-2) 68-64 on Dec. 17 and gained a measure of revenge with Saturday’s victory, which featured double-digit scoring from three players including Tournament MVP Bryce Spak.

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  • Isenberg, Cory CORY ISENBERG| Basketball season getting interesting

    While it’s still very early in the high school basketball season, there have already been some interesting matchups.
    In girls play, Westmont Hilltop knocked Forest Hills out of the ranks of the unbeaten while Bishop Guilfoyle, which lost all five starters from last season, handed Bishop McCort its first loss. The Crushers, who play at troublesome Penn Cambria this evening, entertain the Rangers on Thursday.

    December 16, 2013 1 Photo

  • Isenberg, Cory CORY ISENBERG | Three schools from area remain in football

    Just three area football teams remain alive in postseason play and all three will play in 7 p.m. contests on Friday night.
    Showing that it was no fluke the first time around, Chestnut Ridge (9-3) powered its way past Bedford for the second time this season in the District 5 Class AA championship. The Lions earned a berth in the PIAA playoffs opposite District 9 champ Karns City (11-1), which defeated Kane 49-21 in the title game.

    November 17, 2013 1 Photo

  • Isenberg, Cory CORY ISENBERG| Area fans treated to playoff dramas

    Some of the most exciting high school football playoff games over the weekend came courtesy of area squads.
    Shade’s hard-fought, dramatic victory over Northern Bedford in the District 5 Class A quarterfinal was a stunner, especially for the Black Panthers faithful, who were already planning for Saturday’s playoff game against Tussey Mountain.

    November 10, 2013 1 Photo

  • Isenberg, Cory. CORY ISENBERG | Fall sports coming to an end

    The autumn leaves are cascading to the ground and the fall high school sports are moving right along.
    Conference and district champions have already been crowned in golf, which heads to PIAA regional action this week.
    The West Region Class AA championships are set for Wednesday at Tom’s Run Golf Course at Chestnut Ridge Resort in Blairsville.

    October 13, 2013 1 Photo

  • Isenberg, Cory CORY ISENBERG| Ferndale going week by week

    Ferndale’s football game against Shade on Friday was halted at halftime when the Yellow Jacket ranks fell to just 11 available players.
    According to Athletic Director Steve Clawson, the decision of whether to play Saturday’s game against Meyersdale will be determined today.

    September 23, 2013 1 Photo

  • Isenberg, Cory CORY ISENBERG| Berlin's Fochtman rushes under the radar

    Berlin Brothersvalley sophomore Braden Fochtman is not an imposing figure when you see him standing on the sideline, but he certainly gets a team’s attention when he is on the field.
    Listed as 5-foot-8, 162 pounds on the Mountaineers preseason roster, the wiry No. 3 is following in the footsteps of some pretty impressive Berlin rushers, including Drew Glotfelty, Ian Sayler and Eric D’Carrion.

    September 8, 2013 1 Photo

  • CORY ISENBERG | How local Legion team lost spot in tournament

    The final spot in the American Legion Region 7 tournament will be on the line tonight in Bedford, even if it wasn’t supposed to be that way.

    July 14, 2013

  • Isenberg, Cory CORY ISENBERG | Rare double duty for Cernic’s Bizjak

    Hunter Bizjak has been doing double duty thus far this baseball season.

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  • Isenberg, Cory CORY ISENBERG | Wooden bats make big impact on Legion

    All one has to know about wooden bat usage in the Cambria American Legion this season is that statistics don’t lie.

    June 23, 2013 1 Photo

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