Shade 8, Conemaugh Township 7: In Cairnbrook, McKenna Daugherty struck out five, giving her 102 for her career, to lead the Panthers.
Daugherty went 2-for-4 while Mikayla Ott doubled for the hosts. Neither team had an earned run.
Kayla Luprek went 3-for-4 for the Indians while Kayla Folta was 2-for-4 with a double.
Conemaugh Valley 10, Ferndale 6: Mary Angus had three hits, including a double, while Kate Stiffler and Brooke McCleester had two hits each to lead the visiting Blue Jays.
Taylor Yuhas had two hits, including a double, for the hosts, while Leah Cenko had two hits and Cassandra Vivis doubled.
The result set the opponents for Tuesday’s WestPAC championship, which will be played at 4:30 p.m. at the V.E. Erickson complex in Richland. Shade will represent the South and Conemaugh Valley will represent the North.
Westmont Hilltop 16, Central Cambria 9: In Ebensburg, the Hilltoppers’ Jillian Foster had four RBI to help defeat the Red Devils in eight innings.
Westmont Hilltop’s Alyssa Miller added three hits and two RBI to the win.
Central Cambria’s Kirsten Lajudice had four singles.
Cambria Heights 16, Somerset 1: In Patton, the Highlanders’ Cat Cox had three hits with five RBI in a LHAC victory over the Golden Eagles.
Cambria Heights’ Julia Pritchard had three hits with two RBI and Kara Cordell hit a triple with two RBI.
Somerset’s Bailey Steinbiser hit two singles in the loss.
Richland 4, Bedford 3: The Rams’ Ally Black hit a single, a double, and knocked in two runs to help edge the Bisons.
Richland’s Courtney Syfert, Ashely Swansboro and Ally Leventry each had one hit and scored a run.
Bedford’s Paige Hillegas had three hits with a triple and a run scored.
Bishop Carroll 5, Greater Johnstown 0: In Ebensburg, the Huskies’ Sarah Gomish had three hits and two RBI in a win against the Trojans.
Abby Simmons earned the win by striking out three in the shutout.
Greater Johnstown’s Tara Bicko had two singles.
Ligonier Valley 13, Northern Cambria 5: In Ligonier, Jamie Wynn and Caitlin Michaels each had two hits with three RBI to help the Rams beat the Colts.
Ligonier Valley’s Hannah Yeskey had two hits and scored three runs in the Heritage Conference win.
Northern Cambria’s Emily Pavelko and Kelly Lieb each had two hits in the loss.
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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.
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.
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