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September 10, 2012

Boys golf capsules


Coach: Matt Barkman, third season.

Conference: Laurel Highlands.

2011 record: 9-4.

Returning letterwinners: Four.  

Coach’s outlook: “I am really excited about this team,” Barkman said. “They have good chemistry and a team-first attitude. We hope to improve as the year goes on and have a repeat District 5 championship.”


Seniors: Zack Kendall, Corey McDaniel, Ryan Styer, Cole Wilson.

Juniors: Kevin McDaniel, Nick Straub.

Sophomores: David Cain, Bailey Martin, Kourtney Mortimier, Andrew Smith.

Freshmen: Levi Bowman, Jeff Kidd, Cody Tew.

Central Cambria

Coach: Tom Aurandt, second season.  

Conference: Laurel Highlands.

2011 record: 10-1.  

Returning letterwinners: Five. 

Coach’s outlook: “Our goals are to win the Laurel Highlands and repeat as the District 6 and Wheeling champions,” Aurandt said. “I’m very optimistic this season will bring many successes – individually for some but certainly corporally as well.” 


Seniors: Anthony Berzonsky, Dylan Bowers, Jared Bowers, Randy Hodgson, Max Kirsch, Eric Orner, Sam Stevens.

Juniors: Ben Weyandt.

Sophomores: Cameron Hoffman, Gabe Seymour, Dominic Stevens, Tyler Weigel.

Freshmen: Jeremy Eckenrode, Braden Hoffman, Coleman Long.


Ferndale Area

Coach: Dan Endler, third season.

Conference: WestPAC.

2011 record: 4-5.

Returning letterwinners: Four.

Coach’s outlook: “I look for (us) to be very competitive during the 2012 season,” Endler said.


Seniors: Garret Harrison, Jake Humphreys, Matt Johns, Devin Vickroy, Dylan Zelensky.  

Juniors: Joey Carnevali.

Sophomores: Cody Berkebile.


Forest Hills

Coach: Doug Williams, third season.

Conference: Laurel Highlands.

2011 record: 3-7.

Returning letterwinners: Seven.

Returning starters: Seven.

Coach’s outlook: “If we play to our potential, we could post a .500 season,” Williams said. “We are still a developing program.”


Seniors: Cory Fessler, Luke Keiper, Brian Miller, Ben Ressler, Jack Scott, Treigh Slifco, Jacob Smith, Ryan Wilson.

Juniors: Garret McCall, Mike McGrath, Hunter Miller, Nicole Richards.

Sophomores: Cody Green, Derek Makin, Abbey Richards, Kevin Wilson.

Freshmen: Megan Fessler, Tim Frazer, Zack Long, Christiauna Miller, Jacob Schrift, Brody Smay.


Ligonier Valley

Coach: John Boast, eighth season.

Conference: Heritage.  

2011 record: 7-2.  

Returning letterwinners: Five.  

Coach’s outlook: “Randy Bates and Jon Finger are returning District 6 finalists and will lead the team,” Boast said. “We have 10 freshmen and they will be thrown into the mix from the start.”


Seniors: Jon Finger, Jake Hall.

Juniors: Randy Bates, Quinn Daley, Jordan Heider, Thomas McKnight, Andrew Shultz.

Sophomores: Ben Hoch, Nathan Matis, Rick Ross, Luke Smetak, Ty Stewart.  

Freshmen: Phillip Cornell, Dylon Kuhl, Stephani McAtee, Dylan McKlveen, Jake Schott, Jordan Sonnabend, Daniel Tucci, Al Vigliotti, J.D. Wallace, Austin Williams.



Coach: Bernie Gorba, seventh season.  

Conference: WestPAC. 

2011 record: 4-4. 

Returning letterwinners: Three. 

Coach’s outlook: “With three returning starters, we’ll be counting on two scores from new players,” Gorba said. “So we will be depending on our veterans shooting low and some of the new guys contributing good scores.” 


Seniors: Alex Bobolsky, Brandon Walkovich.

Juniors: Joey Maloskey.

Sophomores: Brad Rosemas, Nicholas Thrower, Richard Wolford.

Freshmen: Bennett Falvo, Frank Fordick, Steven Panick.



Coach: J.J. Vasilko, second season.

Conference: Laurel Highlands.

2011 record: 9-2.

Returning letterwinners: 10.  

Coach’s outlook: “Looking forward to a great season as a team as well as advancing as individuals,” Vasilko said.


Seniors: Dave Barefoot, Tanner Dick, Brady Moran, Luke Obarsky, Ryan Orlovsky. Josh Sherman.

Juniors: Jason Edsall, Carlo Kazmierczyk, Dan Klein, Andrew Maceyko, Tyler Sewalk, Andrew Watt.

Sophomores: Tyler Bodenschatz, Connor Bomba, Tyler Hudak, Drew Layton.  

Freshmen: Jack Lumley, Connor Moran.

Note: The teams included in the capsules responded to a preseason request for information by The Tribune-Democrat.

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