Bedford player wins tournament
Sebastian Jean-Aluja of Bedford won Monday’s District 5 Class AA boys singles tournament.
Jean-Aluja defeated Brandon Statler of Windber 6-1, 6-1 in the finals.
In the quarterfinals, Jean-Aluja downed Tussey Mountain’s John Clark 10-3 while Statler dispatched Somerset’s Jim Devries 10-1.
Jean-Aluja held off Somerset’s Tammaso Demozzi 10-6 in the semifinals while Statler defeated the Titans Iacapo Ricci 10-3.
The District 5 champion will advance to the PIAA Championships to face the District 3-3 player on May 23-24 at the Hershey Racquet Club in Hershey.
Tussey, Guilfoyle are top seeds
The District 5 Class AA team tournament opens on Wednesday while District 6 begins next Monday.
Top-seeded Tussey Mountain plays host to No. 4 Windber while third-seeded Somerset is at No. 2 Bedford at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The winners of the opening matches will meet for the championship at 3 p.m. Thursday at Tussey Mountain.
In District 6, top-seeded Bishop Guilfoyle has a first-round bye. On May 5 at 4 p.m., No. 6 Bishop McCort is at third-seeded Central Cambria and No. 5 Westmont Hilltop is at No. 4 Richland. The other pairing has No. 7 Huntingdon at second-seeded Juniata at 3:30.
The semifinals will be on May 6 with the championship on May 7 at the site of the highest remaining seed.
Point game will benefit charity
Bishop McCort and Greater Johnstown will use their Point Stadium doubleheader on May 7 to raise money for the American Center Society in honor of cancer survivor Jeremy Adams, a senior on the Crushers baseball team.
The Strike Out Cancer City Game event will begin with Game 1 at 4:30 p.m.. Game 2 is to follow at 7 p.m. at the Point.
Strike Out Cancer T-shirts will be sold for $10 with all proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society in Adams’ honor. Information: Stephanie Paratore at 536-8991 during normal school hours today.