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Richland 76, Bedford 58: The Rams’ Kyle Flick scored a game-high 23 points to help defeat Bedford and improve their record to 10-1.
Richland had multiple players that scored double figures.
Ryan Ball scored 12 points, Matt Shaffer and Jacob Lushko both had 11 points and Aaron Miller tallied 10 points in the win.
Bedford’s Conner Lazorka led the team with 21 points and Alex Kendall scored 17 points.
Bishop Carroll 66, Central Cambria 44: In Ebensburg, Bishop Carroll used a 24-11 third-quarter advantage to break open a game against crosstown rival Central Cambria.
Brandon Martinazzi had 21 points, Marcus Lee had 14, and Scott Lucas netted 10 for the undefeated Huskies.
Tanner Ambrisco led Central Cambria with a game-high 23 points.
Bishop McCort 40, Westmont Hilltop 33: Nemo Trexler and Steve Ingram scored 13 and 10 points, respectively, to lead the visiting Crimson Crushers.
Conor Mendelson’s game-high 17 points fronted Hilltop.
Windber 68, Blacklick Valley 32: In Windber, Dan Tomlinson scored 15 points, and Devon Tomlinson had 12 as the host Ramblers beat Blacklick Valley.
Nathan Smith led Blacklick Valley with 13 points.
Forest Hills 45, Cambria Heights 44: In Sidman, Forest Hills’ Richard McClellan scored the game-winner with 15 seconds left as the Rangers beat Cambria Heights.
McClellan led the Rangers with 11 points.
Josh Serafin had a game-high 15 points, including five 3-pointers, and Shawn Lacue had 14 points.
Portage 50, Conemaugh Valley 45: Jake Swank had 16 points as visiting Portage edged Conemaugh Valley.
The Mustangs improved to 11-1, while Conemaugh Valley is 4-8.
Blake Furman 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Blue Jays.
Ferndale 71, North Star 45: Ferndale’s Ray Hinton scored a game-high 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a WestPAC victory against North Star.
The Yellow Jackets’ Isaiah Sajatovich tallied 21 points in the win.
North Star’s Von Yoder led his team with 14 points.
Bishop Guilfoyle 54, Penn Cambria 37: In Cresson, Bishop Guilfoyle’s Damon Rickens scored 10 points to help beat Penn Cambria.
The Marauders’ Josh McCloskey had nine points in the win.
Penn Cambria’s Drew Slatko led the team with 12 points and Zach Chirdon scored 10 points.
Shanksville-Stonycreek 56, Rockwood 41: In Shanksville, Tanner Ferko and Joe Hudak scored 16 points each to lead the Vikings.
Ben Bittner added 10 points for the hosts, while Jake Wilt grabbed 13 rebound and had four assists.
Shade-Central City 61, Salisbury-Elk Lick 27: In Salisbury, Nash Walker scored 17 points and Jeremy Pyles had 13 to lead the visiting Panthers.
None of the Elks reached double figures.
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Bedford 37, Chestnut Ridge 27: In Bedford, Allison Shuke scored 18 points as the host Bisons defeated Chestnut Ridge.
Samantha Knisely led the Lions with 10 points.
Greater Johnstown 57, Conemaugh Township 48: The Trojans’ Lexi Lindrose scored 19 points with seven assists and six rebounds to help overcome Conemaugh Township.
Greater Johnstown’s Tashayla Smith earned a double double with 14 points and 16 rebounds.
The Trojans’ Robyn Madison had 14 points in the win.
The Indians’ Kayla Luprek scored a game-high 20 points in the loss.
Shade-Central City 64, Salisbury-Elk Lick 40: In Salisbury, the Panthers’ Emma Spinelli earned a double-double (21 points, 11 assists) in a WestPAC victory against Salisbury-Elk Lick.
Shade-Central City’s Kailey Karl had 11 points and Alexis Meck tallied 10 points along with seven rebounds in the win.
Salisbury-Elk Lick’s Kylee Short had a game-high 22 points.
Brynne Kemp scored seven points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the loss.
United 50, Penns Manor 34: In Armagh, United’s Eden Bloom earned a double double (11 points, 10 rebounds) in a Heritage Conference matchup.
The Lion’s Kylee Surike scored a game-high 14 points and Hope Hixson had 11 points in the win.
The Comets’ Sarah Dabella earned a double double (11 points, 12 rebounds) and Mary Roach led the team in scoring with 12 points.
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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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