The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Cory Isenberg

November 17, 2013

CORY ISENBERG | Three schools from area remain in football

JOHNSTOWN — 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.

The Gremlins and Ridge will square off at Northern Bedford High School.

The other two area teams will be playing for district crowns – Berlin Brothersvalley in District 5 and Richland in District 6.

In District 5 Class A, the top-seeded Mountaineers survived a second-time meeting with neighboring rival Meyersdale in a 14-7 victory in the semifinals and will face a red-hot Tussey Mountain squad.

The Titans (10-2) ended Shade’s season with a 41-8 win over the Panthers. Tussey Mountain has not lost since October, a narrow 27-25 setback to Class AA Mount Union.

The Titans’ other loss came in the second game of the season to Northern Bedford.

Berlin (10-1) had a blip in its season in Week 8, the first time the Mountaineers faced the Red Raiders, with Meyersdale prevailing 46-38 in triple overtime.

The Mountaineers and Titans will play at Bedford High School.

Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference champ Richland (12-0) defeated Tyrone 43-18 in the semifinals last week and will play Central.

The Scarlet Dragons (10-2) handed Forest Hills its worst postseason loss in a 62-14 setback.

Central and Richland will battle at Mansion Park in Altoona.

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Soccer champs: The Sewickley Academy boys had their focus on avenging last season’s loss to Mountain View all season, and accomplished their goal with a 4-2 win in the Class A title soccer game.

Holy Ghost Prep beat West Allegheny 1-0 in overtime in the Class AA championship while Upper St. Clair shutout Conestoga Valley for the boys Class AAA crown.

The Somerset girls had to be wondering ‘what if?’ The Golden Eagles had Central Valley on the ropes in the first round of the PIAA Class AA playoffs and the Warriors went on to the win. The District 7 champs downed Trinity 2-1 in the title game.

The other girls champions were Greensburg Central Catholic in a 2-1 victory over Southern Columbia in Class A and Neshaminy, a 2-1 victor over Spring Ford in overtime in Class AAA.

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    The South’s 48-18 victory over the North in Friday night’s Ken Lantzy Finest 40 All-Star game was an entertaining evening of football for the reported crowd of close to 4,500 at Greater Johnstown’s Trojan Stadium.
    The point total for the Rebels equaled the output of the South squad in the 30th edition of the game but is behind the 51 scored by the Yankees in the 1992 contest and the 50 points tallied by the South in the 39th game.

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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.

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  • 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

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    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.

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

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