The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Breaking News

High School Sports

October 3, 2013

MIKE MASTOVICH | Berlin's Fochtman rushing into lead

(Continued)

JOHNSTOWN — q q q

Aerial attack: Richland senior quarterback Matt Shaffer has completed 64 of 100 passes for 1,096 yards, 15 touchdowns and four interceptions for the undefeated and state third-ranked Rams.

Richland receiver Kyle Flick has 22 catches for 489 yards and seven touchdowns. He ranks second in receiving yardage behind Windber’s Matt Barkley, who has 501 yards on 27 receptions.

The area has a strong group of talented receivers this season.

In addition to Flick, a Tribune-Democrat first-team pick with just shy of 1,000 receiving yards a year ago, and Barkley, a T-D second-team selection at wide receiver, Westmont’s Colin Barron and Ligonier Valley’s Alec Bloom each have more than 20 catches.

Barron is a legit playmaker with 25 catches for 367 yards. Bloom is a 6-7 Division I UConn recruit with 21 receptions for 343 yards. Bloom has size, strength and speed not often seen in the area.

q q q

It’s official: It might fall under the “no big surprise” category, but the WestPAC voted Wednesday at its regularly-scheduled meeting to exclude Rockwood from the football schedule the next two seasons. The Rockets abruptly dropped their program five days before the season opener, forcing conference teams to scramble for opponents.

“We as a league decided to not include Rockwood in the 2014 and 2015 cycle in scheduling football at this point,” said WestPAC Secretary Craig Gindlesperger of Meyersdale. “They’re still part of our conference and still involved in all the other sports. With their low enrollment in football and not having the numbers we felt it was in the best interest in the other teams.”

Gindlesperger said Ferndale’s situation might be more optimistic. With only 11 healthy players, the winless Yellow Jackets halted play at halftime at Shade two weeks ago and forfeited last week to Meyersdale. Ferndale originally was scheduled to play Rockwood this week.

“Ferndale voiced to us that at this point they’re getting several of their injured kids back and hope to continue to play,” Gindlesperger said.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
High School Sports
  • Blairsville pegged as team to beat

    As Heritage Conference football coaches assembled at United High School during Wednesday’s media day event at Thomas J. Madill Field, the near-consensus opinion is that Blairsville – under second-year coach Rick Artley – is going to be the team to beat once the season begins on Aug. 29.
    After the Bobcats, the forecasted picture gets a little foggier.

    July 30, 2014

  • coleman2 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.

    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

Poll

Do you think pet obituaries should be included with death notices?

Yes, my pet is considered a member of the family.
No, pet obituaries are inappropriate.
Pet obituaries should be placed on a different page in the newspaper.
     View Results
Order Photos


Photo Slideshow

House Ads