Cambria Heights 16-15, Harmony 2-1: In Westover, Cambria Heights had a combined 31 runs and 22 hits in a doubleheader sweep at Harmony on Monday.
In Game 1, Eric Ford went 2-for-2 with two RBI. Cody Baker had a hit and three RBI. Josh Serafin had a triple.
In Game 2, Christian Bills went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI. Curtis Kosicki went 2-for-4 with four RBI.
Forest Hills 12-5, Bishop Guilfoyle 1-4: In Sidman, the Rangers swept a doubleheader from the Marauders.
In the opener, Forest Hills pounded out 17 hits with Tanner Polinski providing four hits and driving in two runs while Blaine Harteis and winning pitcher Alex Murphy each contributed three hits, with Murphy added two RBI.
Sam Vought (three RBI), Logan Madison (two RBI) and Gavin Oswalt each had two hits for Forest Hills, which got 11 strikeouts from Murphy.
Frank Montecalvo had two hits for Bishop Guilfoyle, which got two RBI from Morgan Litzinger.
In the second game, the Marauders outhit the Rangers (6-2), who got three hits from Voight and two RBI from Murphy.
Matt Gormley had four hits for winless Bishop Guilfoyle, which got two hits and three RBI from Aaron Yasulitis.
Portage 17, Northern Cambria 6: In Northern Cambria, Luke Dividock had two hits, including a double and three RBI, Bailey Kerch had two doubles and three RBI, and Brandon Vocco had three hits, a double and four RBI as Portage beat host Northern Cambria.
Brad Rosemas had two hits, with a homer and three RBI. Bailey Kerch pitched a complete game and struck out seven.
Northern Cambria’s Joe Olish had two doubles, drove in a run and scored twice. Josh Prasko had two hits, and Joe Frontino had three hits with a double and three RBI.
North Star 14, Rockwood 3: In Rockwood, Joe Fisher had three hits, including a grand slam, and Elijah Knupp had three hits at the plate and got the win on the mound as visiting North Star beat Rockwood.
Josh Bloom had two hits and Brady Walker had two hits for the Cougars. Knupp pitched 4 1⁄3 innings.
Rockwood’s Zac Shaulis had two hits, and Ethan Keefer hit a two-run homer.
Richland 12, Windber 1: In Windber, the Rams’ Jack Shirk hit a triple with three RBI to help beat the Ramblers in five innings.
Richland’s Matthew Roland and Nathan Ziants both hit doubles with a run scored. Tyler Mikesic hit three singles in the win.
Windber’s Hunter Leonardis and Greg Walker had one hit each in the home loss.
Ligonier Valley 11, Greater Johnstown 1: The Rams’ Jake Nemeth had two hits with three RBI in an out of conference win against the Trojans.
Ligonier Valley’s Brent Stiles had two hits and drove in a run.
Greater Johnstown’s LesPaul Buchko was 2-for-3 and knocked in its only run.
Penn Cambria 4, Central Cambria 0: In Ebensburg, the Panthers’ Zane Itle fired a complete-game four-hit shutout with seven strikeouts in a win over the Red Devils. Itle also drove in a pair of runs while teammate Jake Hurley bolstered the offense with a run-scoring double.
Central Cambria’s Will Seymour had two hits.
Shanksville-Stonycreek 12, Shade 2: In Shanksville, the Vikings’ Joey Swank had three hits with three RBI and three runs scored to help defeat the Panthers in five innings.
Shanksville-Stonycreek’s Ryan Platt was 4-for-4 with four RBI and scored two runs. Nick Norris added two hits with three RBI in the home win.
Shade’s B.J. Spangler had two hits and knocked in a run.
Conemaugh Township 10, Ferndale 0: In Davidsville, the Indians’ Lucas Bailey had nine strikeouts and gave up only one hit to mercy rule the Yellow Jackets in five innings.
Conemaugh Township’s Mike Roman went 3-for-3 with three RBI and scored two runs. Mickey Sanders had two hits with two runs scored and Jeff Callihan had two RBI in the win.
Ferndale’s Trey McGough had his team’s only hit.
Bishop Carroll 10, Bedford 1: In Ebensburg, Sarah Gomish had three hits including a home run and a double, as the Huskies downed the Bisons.
Brooke Mento also had three hits for Bishop Carroll (4-1), which got two hits apiece from Courtney Link, Ellie Yahner and Gina Spinner. Winning pitcher Abby Simmons added a double.
Bishop McCort 17, Somerset 4 (6): In Somerset, Jenna Gaunt went 2-for-4 and scored three runs, and Ricki Conrad went 2-for-3 and had four runs and three RBI as Bishop McCort beat host Somerset.
Jen Shroyer went 2-for-3 and had four RBI.
Somerset’s Hope Brock had a double.
Conemaugh Township 5, Forest Hills 4: In Davidsville, the Indians’ Abbey Roberts went 3-for-3 to help edge the Rangers.
Conemaugh Township’s Abby Cover had a double with three RBI.
Forest Hills’ Kylee Debias went 3-for-3.
Penn Cambria 11, Central Cambria 1: In Lilly, the Panther’s Kate Little hit a single, double and triple with two RBI in a five-inning victory against the Red Devils.
Penn Cambria’s Kelly Yusko had two hits with an RBI. Yusko earned the win with six strikeouts and gave up only two hits.
The Panthers’ Makenzie Macintosh had two hits with four RBI and Riley Anderson hit three singles with two RBI.
Penn Cambria is now 8-0 on the season.
Conemaugh Valley 4, Shade 3: The Blue Jays went ahead to stay in the sixth when Mikayla Lint doubled and eventually scored on Brandi Dobrota’s single, knocking Shade from unbeaten status in the process.
Lint also swatted a solo home run in the second to help Conemaugh Valley build a 2-0 lead.
Mikayla Ott drove in a run for the Panthers.
Ligonier Valley 10, Penns Manor 0: In Clymer, the Rams’ Courtney Frappier had four RBI in a Heritage Conference win against the Comets.
Ligonier Valley’s Abby Salancy, Caitlin Michaels and Kari Kuhn each had two hits.
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Blairsville pegged as team to beat
As Heritage Conference football coaches assembled at United High School during Wednesday’s media day event at Thomas J. Madill Field, the near-consensus opinion is that Blairsville – under second-year coach Rick Artley – is going to be the team to beat once the season begins on Aug. 29.
After the Bobcats, the forecasted picture gets a little foggier.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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