The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

April 3, 2013

Local sports in brief 4/4/2013


Somerset boys’ all-stars honored

SOMERSET – The Somerset County high school boys’ all-stars were honored at a Wednesday night banquet.

District 5 Class A champion Shade swept the top honors with Ryan Fyock selected the outstanding senior and Wade Fyock named Coach of the Year.

Ryan Fyock was joined on the first team by teammate Wade Walker and Dillon Boyer of Conemaugh Township, Carter Slade of Shanksville-Stonycreek and Drew Glotfelty of Berlin Brothersvalley.

On the second team are junior Nash Walker of Shade, Jeff Fisher of Conemaugh Township, Luke Miller of Rockwood, Jordan Wilt of Shanksville and junior Jake Snyder of Berlin.

The event was sponsored by WQZS 93 Sports and the Boswell Area Jaycees.


McDonald leads UPJ to fifth

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Kevin McDonald shot a two-day total of 153 to tie for second and lead Pitt-Johnstown to a fifth-place finish at the WVIAC Southern Regional Tournament.

Ohio Valley’s Mark Pritt was the medalist, and Bluefield State claimed the team title on a tiebreaker over Davis & Elkins.

UPJ’s Zach McQueen tied for 14th, Josh Miller tied for 22nd and Mike Macionsky tied for 25th. Max Bondi finished 61st for the Mountain Cats.

McDonald also was named an honorable mention All-WVIAC selection to the team.

During the fall schedule, McDonald tied for 13th at the WVIAC Northern Regional Tournament before tying for 14th and leading the Mountain Cats to a seventh-place finish at the conference championships in October.


Foundation sets benefit challenge

Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy Foundation will hold its fourth annual Penny-a-Pin Bowling Challenge from noon-4 p.m. Friday at Richland Lanes.

Individuals with disabilities served by the agency, along with volunteers and staff members, will participate in the event, which will benefit the AUCP Consumer Activity Program.

Each bowler is asked to gather sponsors willing to donate one penny for every pin knocked down in the course of three games.

If a participant bowls a score of 125 for one game, each sponsor who pledged a penny would owe $1.25 for that game. Last year’s event raised $4,925.70.

Information: Julie Bratton 262-9600 or


North Star routs Blacklick

FERRELLTON – Winning pitcher Brantley Rice and Brady Walker each had two hits and two RBI as North Star defeated Blacklick Valley 13-3 in six innings.

Dalton Rice added two hits and drove in four runs for the Cougars.

Dalton Cesarz and Johnny Sheesley each had a hit for the Vikings.

Valley’s Horten no-hits United

Chris Horten struck out six and walked three in a 12-0, five-inning no-hitter against United.

Anthony Verno was 2 for 3 with three runs scored and three RBI while Horten had a 2 for 2 outing with two runs and two RBI.


Shade triumphs at Turkeyfoot

CONFLUENCE – Lexi Rapsky went 3 for 5 with a home run while Samantha Haynes was 4 for 5 with two doubles and Emma Spinelli doubled twice to lead Shade to a 10-9 win at Turkeyfoot Valley.

Danielle Kemp singled and doubled for the hosts, and Kellie Kensinger had a double.