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High School Sports

April 17, 2014

Local Sports Briefs

JOHNSTOWN — Baseball

High School

Cambria Heights 3, Westmont Hilltop 1: In Patton, Josh Serafin had nine strikouts to help the Highlanders hold off the Hilltoppers in a LHAC tilt. 

Cambria Heights’ Joe Kinney had two hits and drove in a run 

Westmont Hilltop’s Dylan Kmecak hit a double and drove in his squad’s lone run.

Conemaugh Valley 10 North Star 7: In Boswell, the Blue Jays’ Blake Furman pitched a complete game with eight strikouts in a win over the Cougars. 

Conemaugh Valley’s Cory Kalinyak had two hits in the win. 

Von Yoder had two singles in the loss. 

Portage 10, Ferndale 0 (6):  The Mustangs’ Jake Swank went 3-for-3 with two doubles and four RBI to help drop the Yellow Jackets in six innings. 

Portage’s Brandon Vocco had three hits and knocked in three runs.  Mike Bryja and Zach Coukart both had two hits and scored a run in the WestPAC victory. Bryja collected the win with seven strikouts and gave up two hits. 

Ferndale’s Luke Kulback and Isaiah Sajatovich each had a single. 

Forest Hills 12, Penn Cambria 2 (6): In St. Michael, the Rangers’ Gavin Oswalt had three hits with three RBI in a lashing against the Panthers. 

Oswalt also pitched a complete game with five strikeouts in the home win. Forest Hills’ Luke McCormick and Logan Madison each had three hits with two RBI. Blaine Harties had two RBI with a hit. The Ranger’s Robbie Bambino and Zach Sherman each added two hits. 

Penn Cambria’s Gavin Martynuska had two hits.

Meyersdale 15, Windber 0: In Meyersdale, the Red Raiders’ Riley Christner had six strikeouts and gave up only one hit in a three inning mercy rule win against the Ramblers. 

Christner also added two hits at the plate. Meyersdale’s Conner Christner had a double and Jason Ritchey hit two singles. 

Windber’s Adam Feather hit a single. 

Greater Johnstown 8, Richland 1: The Trojans’ Grant Noon pitched a complete game with 10 strikeouts and two walks to blow past the Rams.

Noon’s batterymate, Jeremy Updyke, went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.  Greater Johnstown’s Nate Litvin and Shawn McClean each had two RBI. 

Richland’s Jonny Kutchman had a single and knocked in their only run. 

Shade 3, Salisbury-Elk Lick 1: In Cairnbrook, Chase Kiser and Corey Mains each had a run batted in during the sixth to put the Panthers ahead to stay against the Elks.

Kiser broke a 1-all tie by singling in Scottie Meck while Mains drew a bases-loaded walk to force Jeremy Pyles across the plate. Meck had two hits while teammate B.J. Spangler struck out 13.

Harvey Hershberger doubled twice for the Elks, who scored their lone run in the fourth.

College

Pitt-Greensburg 2-6, Mount Aloysius 1-9: In Greensburg, Connor Bowie drove in the Mounties’ lone run in Game 1 as Mount Aloysius dropped the first game of a doubleheader against the Bobcats.

Anthony Maroadi drove in two runs for Pitt-Greensburg.

Ben Legath’s two hits and three RBI led the way for the guests in Game 2 as they worked a split. Cory Dick drove in a pair of runs for Mount Aloysius.

The Bobcats’ Chad Jacob chased in three runs in Game 2.

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High School Sports
  • coleman2 McCort pitcher wins May Award

    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.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    June 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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

  • lantzy Local stars shine in Ken Lantzy Finest 40 game

    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.

    June 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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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