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High School Sports

April 24, 2014

Local Sports Briefs

JOHNSTOWN — High School

Baseball

Richland 13, Westmont Hilltop 0 (5): Visiting Richland used a three-run home run in the fourth – and four total RBI – from Matt Roland (4-for-4 on the afternoon) as it rolled past Westmont Hilltop in five innings.

Roland and Jack Shirk each scored three runs while teammates Jon Kutchmand and Tyler Mikesic each had two hits. 

The Hilltoppers’ T.J. Smith, Liam Moran, Kohl Henry and Adam McQuillan each had a hit.

Northern Cambria 18, Purchase Line 3 (4): In Commodore, an eight-run fourth inning helped the Colts bury the Red Dragons in a mercy-rule shortened contest.

On top of his two hits, Josh Prasko drove in four runs while Joey Frontino was 3-for-3 with three RBI. D.J. Olenchick was 3-for-4 with two RBI and Joe Olish was 2-for-4 with two RBI.

Conemaugh Valley 8, Berlin Brothersvalley 1: The Blue Jays’ Jake McMonagle went 3-for-4 and scored three runs in a win against the Mountaineers. 

Conemaugh Valley’s Hunter Bizjak had two hits and scored a run. 

Berlin Brothersvalley’s Chandler McClucas had its only hit. 

Penn Cambria 4, Central Cambria 0: In Lilly, Gavin Martynuska had seven strikeouts and gave up only two hits on 72 pitches as the Panthers blanked the Red Devils. Andrew George had one hit and knocked in a run in the win.  

Central Cambria’s  Tom Howell and Ryan Drahnak each had a hit in the loss. 

Rockwood 4, Shanksville-Stonycreek 1: In Shanksville, the Rockets’ Avery Deskovich had two hits and scored two runs to help beat the Vikings in a WestPAC clash. 

Rockwood’s Ethan Keefer had two hits with two RBI.  Keefer also earned the win, pitching a complete game and recording five strikeouts.  

Shanksville-Stonycreek’s Joe Hudak was 3-for-3 with a double and a solo home run in the fourth inning. 

Bishop Carroll 7, Cambria Heights 0: In Ebensburg, the Huskies’ Raymond Watt had 12 strikeouts and gave up only three hits in a shutout win. 

Bishop Carroll’s Brandon Martinazzi went 2-for-3 and knocked in a run. 

Cambria Heights’ Joe Kinney hit a single.

Portage 16, Ferndale 0: In Portage, C.W. Miller went 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored to help the Mustangs swat the Yellow Jackets in four innings.

Miller also earned the win with four strikeouts and gave up only two hits. Portage’s Luke Dividok had two singles and scored two runs. Bailey Kerch tallied five RBI on two sacrifice flies, a fielder’s choice, and a single.

The Mustangs’ Brad Rosememas put the mercy rule in effect after a three-run walk-off home run in the fourth inning.

North Star 4, Conemaugh Township 1: In Davidsville, the Cougars’ Dereck Mullen had three hits with two RBI in a WestPAC win over the Indians.

North Star’s Brady Walker pitched a complete game with 14 strikeouts and three walks, and gave up only one hit. 

Conemaugh Township’s Jake Grosik had its only hit. 

Blacklick Valley 8, Windber 3: In Nanty Glo, the Vikings’ Cory Villa pitched a complete game with six strikeouts and gave up only three hits to help beat the Ramblers. 

Blacklick Valley’s Luke Galko had a double with two RBI and scored a run.  Kevin Marsh had three hits and scored a run and Nick O’Toole went 2-for-2 with a run scored in the WestPAC victory. 

Windber’s Cameron Bambak had two hits and knocked in a run in the loss. 

Somerset 12, Bishop McCort 7: In Somerset, a three-run sixth and the efforts of reliever Ross Dirienzo held hard-charging Bishop McCort at bay as Somerset tallied its second win this season over the Crimson Crushers. Alex Dirienzo, who started the game and pitched 51/3 innings, had two hits as did teammates Michael VanLenten and Bryce Mostoller.

Bishop McCort starting hurler Brad Coleman aided his cause with three hits. Ethan Neiderhiser also had a trio of hits for the Crimson Crushers.

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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.

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  • 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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