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MIKE MASTOVICH | Jays' RB waits to finish what he started
One of the most impressive statistical performances of Week 1 doesn’t officially appear in the record books.
At least, not yet.
Ferndale-Conemaugh Valley game suspended
Both Conemaugh Valley and Ferndale were looking for a season-opening win when the Blue Jays hosted the Yellow Jackets on Saturday afternoon, but neither squad will be able to officially savor that victory for two more weeks as a weather-related delay forced the contest to be suspended with 7:35 left in the third quarter and the Jays ahead 40-18.
Following an 88-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Ferndale’s Chad Eisenhuth, visible lightning and audible thunder on the horizon prompted the officials to clear the field just as the Yellow Jackets lined up to kick off to the Jays. After a nearly two-hour delay during which the storm did not actually hit the area of Thomas Yewcic Stadium but the ominous skies refused to clear, the decision was made by game officials, coaches and administrative personnel to suspend the contest until Tuesday, September 18 at 5:30 PM. The teams will then return to Conemaugh Valley to complete the remainder of the game, weather permitting.
Conemaugh Valley, Ferndale hopeful for fast start
The season opener always is a big event regardless of conference, border rivalries or history.
Finishing games key to getting Ferndale back in win column
Veteran coach Tony Penna Sr. knows the difference between a winless season and a respectable record sometimes comes down to a few plays, a big stop – or a strong finish.
Last season, Ferndale lost all nine of its games.
But the record might have been much different had the Yellow Jackets fared better in the second half of their first five games.
WestPAC title games washed out; one playoff game still on tap
The WestPAC will have to wait another day to crown its baseball and softball champions.
Forest Hills girls crown undefeated season
The Forest Hills girls’ track and field team finished unbeaten during the regular season, winning the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference crown.
The Rangers added the LHAC Championship Meet to their list of achievements, topping the field on Wednesday at Somerset High School.
Area diamonds will be full of weekend tournaments
This might be the weekend to take yourself out to a ball game with a number of high school baseball tournaments and one softball tourney on the local schedule.
[VIDEO] Rizzo, Roberts claim titles
John Rizzo waited four years to get one. Nick Roberts picked up his third, but still is haunted by the one that got away. And Justin Patrick gave Ligonier Valley its first in more than three decades.
Those three – plus Conemaugh Township’s Cory Berchick and Forest Hills’ Cody Law – won Southwest Regional Class AA Wrestling Tournament titles on Saturday evening at Cambria County War Memorial.
Rizzo, who has won the past two PIAA championships at 285 pounds, captured his first regional title by beating Berlin Brothersvalley’s Jacob Craig 16-6 at 220 pounds.
Postseason play continues for area teams
John Hahn realizes the task his Bishop McCort girls basketball team faces tonight against top-seeded Forest Hills in a District 6 Class AA playoff game at Richland High School.
Rizzo notches win No. 150
John Rizzo has done just about everything at Richland High School.
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