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High School Sports

October 13, 2013

CORY ISENBERG | Fall sports coming to an end

JOHNSTOWN — 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.

A dozen area golfers – eight boys and four girls – are scheduled to tee off at 9 a.m.

District 5 team champion Conemaugh Township has the most golfers in the field of 42 boys with three qualifiers: District 5 individual champ senior Austin Speigle along with junior teammates Evan Steeves and Christian Yoder.

The other boys headed to the regional are: Central Cambria’s Jeremy Eckenrode, a sophomore who won the District 6-AA individual championship, along with Red Devils’ teammate Dom Stevens, a junior; Richland sophomore Connor Moran; Bishop McCort senior Nick Piskurich; and Bedford senior Kevin McDaniel.

The four girls among the 21 qualifiers include District 6 individual champ, senior Kayla Orr of Bishop McCort, along with Penn Cambria junior Madison Krug, Forest Hills junior Abby Richards and Bedford junior Kourtney Mortimore.

The top 20 boys and top 10 girls qualify for the PIAA championships set for Oct. 21-22 at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York.

In tennis, District 6 has its Class AA singles champion, freshman Kourtney Cavalier of Central Cambria and doubles winners senior Rachel Blanchetti and junior Emily Goldyn of Forest Hills are headed for the state tournament on the first weekend of November in Hershey.

The District 5 doubles championship is set for today at Bedford.

In cross country, the Somerset boys and the Central Cambria girls have already won their respective Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference titles. The entire league gathers on Wednesday at Forest Hills Middle School for the conference championships.

The race is a precursor of the District 6 championships, which have moved this season from the Mifflin County course at Indian Valley Elementary and Intermediate School in Reedsville to the Forest Hills location.

It will be a few more weeks before soccer, volleyball and football begin their respective championship battles.

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    Bishop McCort High School’s Brad Coleman earned the May Point Stadium Award nomination based on his performance in a District 6 Class A playoff victory on May 22.
    Coleman pitched a seven-inning, complete game in a 7-2 win over Homer-Center in the 6-A semifinal round. With the win, McCort clinched its fourth consecutive state tournament playoff berth.

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  • maddison 4 Richland pole vaulter decides on Red Flash

    Maddison Feather has sailed to great heights throughout her scholastic career at Richland High School.
    Feather – a pole vaulter – takes away a District 6 title and an appearance in the PIAA championship meet from her senior season with the Rams.

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  • mccort27 Area players get PHSBCA nods

    Brad Coleman and Alex Sobecky were part of an amazing four-year run by the Bishop McCort High School baseball team.
    Jack Shirk is an underclassman who stood out on a Richland squad that also has been one of the best in the LHAC in recent seasons.

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  • lantzy22 color Cory Isenberg | Big numbers posted all around in Lantzy game

    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.

    June 21, 2014 2 Photos

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    While the Ken Lantzy Finest 40 All-Star Game brings football standouts from across the region to Greater Johnstown’s Trojan Stadium, Friday night’s contest took on a distinct Richland flavor as the South toppled the North 48-18 in the 44th edition of the summer football contest.

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  • jerry Former coach honored for long service

    The venerable Jerry Page, former coach of Laurel Valley, always preached that football was so much more than just a game.
    Page, whose son Greg of Homer-Center was the North squad coach Friday at the 44th Ken Lantzy Finest 40 All-Star game, was honored prior to the start of the game.

    June 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • north20 North offense shows big gains during Lantzy practices

    As the North offense prepared for tonight’s Ken Lantzy Finest 40 All-Star game at Trojan Stadium on the campus of Greater Johnstown High School, tightening up issues with timing and terminology was at the top of the unit’s to-do list.
    If the North’s offense takes the field and operates with machine-like precision tonight, it can thank the intersquad scrimmage on Tuesday as the breakthrough point of the group’s progress during the week.

    June 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • soff Three quality quarterbacks bolster South’s chances in Lantzy Game

    The South squad has an impressive arsenal of offensive talent on hand for Friday’s Ken Lantzy Finest 40 All-Star Game, set for 7 p.m. at Trojan Stadium.
    The Rebels have three skilled quarterbacks on the roster who have combined for nearly 5,000 yards passing and another 2,000 yards on the ground.

    June 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • South D.JPG South changes defense after last year’s loss

    After being thrashed 41-7 last year by the North, the South is hoping to rise again as it prepares for Friday’s Ken Lantzy Finest 40 All-Star Game set for 7 p.m. at Greater Johnstown’s Trojan Stadium.
    On defense, those plans will evolve around the change in defensive schemes that has been instituted with teams now required to run a 4-3.

    June 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • lantzy north17.JPG North defense happy to get back to contact as Lantzy game approaches

    It’s been a while since organized live contact on the football field has been a concern for anyone suiting up to play in Friday’s Ken Lantzy Finest 40 All-Star game at Greater Johnstown’s Trojan Stadium.
    Talking to members of the North defensive unit, that long wait came with a satisfying end on Monday when teams went into contact drills in the week-long preparations for the 44th edition of the region’s football showcase.

    June 17, 2014 2 Photos

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