Penn Cambria 15, Bishop Guilfoyle 0: In Altoona, Kelly Yusko reached the 400-strikeout milestone in a three-inning, mercy-rule win at Bishop Guilfoyle.
Yusko struck out five and finished the day with exactly 400 strikeouts.
Yusko had two hits, including a double. Caitlin Sheehan doubled and homered for the Panthers. Riley Anderson doubled for 14-0 Penn Cambria.
Bishop Carroll 5, Central Cambria 3: In Ebensburg, Bishop Carroll’s Brooke Mento went 4-for-4 as the Huskies beat host Central Cambria.
Central Cambria’s Chelsie Long hit a home run.
Ferndale 16, Rockwood 3: Taylor Yuhas struck out 10 and produced three hits, including a two-run home run, to lead the Yellow Jackets to a five-inning win.
Cara Sweeney and Leah Cenko had three hits each for the hosts while Bree Shultz paced Rockwood with two hits, including a three-run home run.
Shade 6, Meyersdale 2: In Cairnbrook, Shade’s Destiny Pruss and Kaily Karl each doubled, Emma Spinelli had two hits, including a triple, and Jordan Fyock had two hits with a double as the Panthers beat visiting Meyersdale.
Meyersdale’s Isabella Miller had three hits, including a double. Erika Ritchey had two hits.
Greater Johnstown 14, Somerset 0: In Somerset, Lexi Lindrose nearly had a perfect game in a mercy-rule shortened victory at Somerset.
Zoee Purbaugh’s infield single with one out in the bottom of the fifth broke up the bid for a perfect game. Lindrose struck out nine in five innings.
Johnstown’s Hanna Eisenhuth went 4-for-5 with a double, three runs scored and two RBI. Tara Bicko went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBI. Lindrose went 3-for-3 with three runs and five RBi. Mariah Eisenhuth had three hits, with two doubles and three RBI.
Marion Center 10-9, Ligonier Valley 0-3: In Ligonier, Marion Center scored a combined 19 runs and swept a doubleheader over the Rams.
In Game 1, Marion Center’s Megan Risinger went 3-for-3 with three runs and two RBI. Katie Dotts had two hits and four RBI. Ligonier’s Abby Salancy had the only hit against pitcher Risinger, who had seven strikeouts and no walks.
In Game 2, Marion Center’s Laken Ryen had two hits, with a double and a homer. Risinger had three hits, with a double, two homers and three RBI. Ligonier’s Kailee Lear had two hits including a homer, and Hannah Yeskey had two hits and drove in a run.
Bishop McCort 7, Westmont Hilltop 5: Jenna Gaunt had three hits, Autumn Gossard and Ricki Conrad each had two hits in a win at Westmont.
Gossard scored three runs, and Conrad scored twice. Conrad tossed a complete game with seven strikeouts and five walks.
Westmont’s Alyssa Miller had two hits and drove in a pair of runs.
Berlin Brothersvalley 14, Turkeyfoot Valley 4: Kaitlyn Vance went 3-for-4 with four RBI and teammate Trista Stutzman was 2-for-3 with four RBI to lead the Mountaineers over their guests.
Alex Davis had three hits and three RBI for Berlin and catcher Aleesa Fieg was 2-for-3.
Turkeyfoot Valley catcher Katie Ryan was also 2-for-3.
North Star 9, Windber 5: In Windber, Dalton Rice had three hits, Brady Walker and Paul Tretter each had two hits and two RBI as North Star defeated the Ramblers.
Brady Walker had eight strikeouts in five innings on the mound.
Braxton Roxby had two hits for Windber.
Bishop McCort 12, Bedford 2: In Bedford, Nemo Trexler had two hits, two runs and two RBI, Ethan Neiderhiser had two hits, Jeremy Adams scored three runs and Logan Wade had two runs in the Crushers road win at Bedford.
Bishop Carroll 15, Central Cambria 0: In Ebensburg, the Huskies pumped out 13 first-inning runs toward a three-inning victory at Central Cambria.
Marty Lessard was 3-for-3 with two doubles and a single, Kenny Weiland doubled and tripled in a 2-for-3 effort that drove in four runs and Luke Mento finished 2-for-3 with three RBI.
Forest Hills 10, Cambria Heights 2: In Patton, Forest Hills’ Zach Shearman hit a grand slam, and Tanner Polinski went 2-for-4, drove in a run and scored twice.
Pitcher Alex Murphy tossed a complete game five-hitter. Cambria Heights’ Josh Serafin went 2-for-3 with a run batted in.
Portage 7, Conemaugh Valley 3: Portage’s Bailey Kerch went 3-for-4 and Luke Dividock struck out seven batters as the Mustangs beat host Conemaugh Valley.
Dividock and Michael Bryja each scored twice for Portage.
Christian Aurandt had a run-scoring double in the first inning for the Blue Jays.
Shanksville 13, Conemaugh Valley 4: Nick Norris, Joe Hudak, Levi Brant and Will Brant each had two hits as Shanksville beat host Conemaugh Valley.
Hunter Bizjak went 3-for-3, and Blake Furman and Jake McMonagle each had two hits for the Jays.
Somerset 9, Greater Johnstown 0: In Somerset, Michael VanLenten and Connor Darr combined for a four-strikeout, four-hit shutout of the Trojans.
Raven Demon had a single and two doubles for two RBI for the hosts while Tanner Stull and Seth Rose had two hits each.
Johnstown’s Jeremy Updyke also had two hits.
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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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