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High School Sports

May 8, 2014

Local Sport Briefs 5-9


JOHNSTOWN — Baseball

North Star 2, Windber 1: In Boswell, winning pitcher Shane Supanick struck out 15, gave up a walk and had three hits to help his cause. Nolan Pritts had two hits for the Cougars.

Cameron Banjak had two hits for Windber.

Bishop McCort 12, Cambria Heights 4: In Patton, a three-hit, three-RBI day from Nemo Trexler led the way as the Crimson Crushers topped Cambria Heights. Alex Sobecky had two hits for Bishop McCort, which capitalized on seven Highlanders errors.

Richard Legros was 3-for-4 and Joe Kinney had two hits in the loss.

Bedford 9, Richland 7 (8): In Bedford, a two-run home run by Zach Shaffer allowed the Bisons to walk off with an eight-inning win over Richland.

Isaac Kline and Austin Montgomery also hit two-run home runs for Bedford.

Tyler Mikesic swatted a home run and drove in two runs for the Rams, who received three hits from Matt Roland and Jack Shirk.

Northern Cambria 12, Ligonier Valley 8: In Ligonier, the Colts’ Joe Frontino had two hits with three RBI in an eight-inning win to help beat the Rams and clinch the Heritage Conference title. 

Northern Cambria’s Josh Prasko had three hits with two RBI and John Hornick had two hits with two RBI.

The Colts finished the season with a 12-5 record.

Conemaugh Valley 3, Ferndale 1: The Blue Jays’ Blake Furman had nine strikouts in a complete-game win against the Yellow Jackets. 

Conemaugh Valley’s Anthony Verno, Corey Kalinyak and Christian Aurandt each had an RBI in the WestPAC win.

Ferndale’s Trey McGough had a single and knocked in it’s only run. 

Portage 13, Blacklick Valley 3: In Portage, the Mustangs’ Bailey Kerch struck out eight and gave up only three runs in a lashing against the Vikings. 

Portage clinched the WestPAC North title.

Portage’s Brad Rosemas had three hits with five RBI and two home runs. Zach Coukart added three RBI in the win.

Blacklick Valley’s Derek Cesarz hit a single and had an RBI.

Somerset 14, Central Cambria 1: In Ebensburg, the Golden Eagles’ Raven Beeman hit a two run home run, scored twice, and had four RBI to help mercy rule the Red Devils in five innings. 

Somerset’s Tanner Stull had two hits and scored one run. Bryce Mostoller had two hits with two RBI and Alex Dirienzo had two hits with three RBI and two runs scored in the LHAC win.

Tom Howell delivered an RBI single for the Red Devils.

Bishop Carroll 18-18, Penn Cambria 1-14: In Lilly, the Huskies’ Brandon Martinazzi had a total of five hits with five RBI in a doubleheader sweep against the Panthers.

Bishop Carroll’s Marty Lessard had two hits and three RBI.

Penn Cambria’s Garret Martynuska had four hits and Gavin Martynuska had three hits with three RBI in the second game. 


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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.

    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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