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South girls put rivalries aside
Multiple Somerset County rivalries were at least temporarily pushed aside last week as the South girls squad gathered at Shade High School.
Some of the top players from Berlin Brothersvalley, Conemaugh Township, Shade and Windber joined forces along with standouts from United and Ligonier Valley as part of the seventh annual AmeriServ Senior Hoops Showcase.
Offense key in past boys games
Defense wins championships. But in all-star events, offense is the name of the game.
Showdown draws top talent to mat
The Flood City Showdown heads into its second decade of existence with what is arguably the strongest lineup it has ever had.
The all-star wrestling match, which will be held at 3:05 this afternoon at Westmont Hilltop High School, features eight wrestlers with at least 100 career victories and five state placewinners – including Bedford’s Ryan Easter, who is believed to be the first four-time PIAA placewinner to compete in the event.
5 from area earn all-state honors
Five area basketball players have received all-state recognition from the panel of Pennsylvania Sports Writers.
Named to the all-state teams were Bishop Carroll’s Brandon Martinazzi on the Class A second team and teammate Marcus Lee on the third team.
North girls quick to play as team
North girls coach Jodi Hillegass watched her all-star squad run drills in preparation for the seventh annual AmeriServ Senior Hoops Showcase. The veteran Westmont Hilltop coach marveled at how quickly the group had jelled in just a couple practices.
VIDEO | Ex-pros, local hoops stars tip off at War Memorial Arena
Fans from all corners of the county were thrilled Friday night when hometown hoops stars stood tall next to former pro ballers at the War Memorial Arena’s inaugural Cambria County All-Stars Basketball Game – even though the height differential between the two teams was quite unfavorable.
SportsPower International bands former NBA and international basketball players together, touring them around the world and spreading positive Christian ideals through the love of the game.
South boosted by Rambler presence
A turnaround season at Windber High School will have one more stop for four Ramblers’ players and their coach.
First-year head coach Jude Leonardis will send off seniors Bryce Spak, Matt Barkley and Dan and Devon Tomlinson during the seventh annual AmeriServ Senior Hoops Showcase on Sunday afternoon at Pitt-Johnstown.
GJHS hires Price
Greater Johnstown High School simultaneously landed a new boys basketball coach and lost a girls basketball coach on Tuesday night.
The Trojans’ athletic program also solidified its head football coaching position for another three years.
Team unity buoys North boys squad in Showcase
The North boys’ practice at Bishop McCort High School had an air of familiarity on Wednesday night.
At one end of the gymnasium, a quartet of Richland High players shot around with Conemaugh Valley sharpshooter Blake Furman.
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