High School Boys
Conemaugh Valley 66, Ferndale 58: The Blue Jays’ Blake Furman scored a game-high 31 points in a LHAC victory against Ferndale.
Conemaugh Valley’s Cody Gill tallied up 15 points in the win.
Ferndale’s Ray Hinton earned himself a double double (28 points, 11 rebounds) in the loss.
Berlin Brothersvalley 86, Meyersdale 56: In Meyersdale, Berlin Brothersvalley’s Jacob Snyder drained seven 3-pointers and scored 22 points to help beat Meyersdale in a WestPAC matchup.
The game was tied 41-all before halftime and the Mountaineers outscored the Red Raiders 42-15 in the second half. Meyersdale’s Conner Christner scored 14 points in the loss.
Portage 62, North Star 49: In Boswell, Michael Bryja tallied 16 points and Luke Randall chipped in 13 points as the Mustangs dropped the Cougars.
Steve Mort’s 14 points led host North Star, which received 13 points from Elijah Knupp.
Shanksville 50, Shade 43: In Shanksville, Ryan Platt scored 18 points and nabbed nine rebounds while Jake Wilt added 10 points and had five rebounds to lead the hosts.
Jeremy Pyles had 16 points to top Shade.
Purchase Line 53, United 52: In Armagh, Dan Learn’s late free throw pushed the Red Dragons ahead to stay in a closely fought Heritage Conference fray.
Purchase Line led by 10 points heading into the fourth before the Lions stormed back to knot the score.
Taylor Antisdel’s 17 points paced the Red Dragons while Eric Faught scored 13 points. Learn netted 11 in the win.
Mike Gill’s 17 points and 11 rebounds paced United, which received 11 points from Jake Beacker and a 10-point, nine-rebound effort from Caleb McAdoo.
High School Girls
Forest Hills 50, Bishop McCort 43: Jill Scott scored 20 points to lead Forest Hills to a win at Bishop McCort. Nicole Richards had 11 and Alyssa Peretin 10 for the Rangers.
Morgan Instone’s 14 points topped the hosts.
Penn Cambria 44, Greater Johnstown 31: Megan Wheeler’s 10 points led the way for the Panthers in a road win over the Trojans.
Greater Johnstown’s Tashayla Smith had 13 points and 19 rebounds in defeat.
The Trojans, who were limited to three points in the first and six in the third, shot 11 of 54 from the floor.
Bishop Carroll 43, Richland 26: Visiting Bishop Carroll spread out its scoring among nine players with seven from Alli Farabaugh topping the sheet in a win over Richland. Brooke Mento had seven blocks for the Huskies.
Samantha Ballow’s nine points led the Rams.
Westmont Hilltop 71, Cambria Heights 35: The Hilltoppers’ Alyssa Miller scored a game-high 14 points to help thwart the Highlanders and remain undefeated at 6-0.
Westmont Hilltop’s Bridget Sheehan put up 12 points and Katie Flick had eight points, five assists and five steals.
High School Boys
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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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