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October 22, 2013

In Brief: Central Cambria's Stevens eighth at PIAA golf

— YORK – Central Cambria’s Dom Stevens tied for eighth in the PIAA Class AA golf championships at Heritage Hills Golf Resort.

Stevens matched his opening-round score with a 78 on Tuesday for a two-day total of 14-over-par 156. By placing in the top eight, the Red Devils junior golfer earned a medal.

Fairfield’s Isaiah Logue shot a 3-under 139 to become the sixth player to win the PIAA golf championships in back-to-back years.

Central Cambria sophomore Jeremy Eckenrode, the District 6 champion, shot an 83 on Tuesday and finished in a tie for 22nd with a 163.

Richland sophomore Connor Moran had an 81-88 for a two-day 169, tying him for 30th. Bishop McCort senior Nick Piskurich placed 36th with a 180.

Tennis

High School Girls

Westmont loses close match in PIAA playoff

ALTOONA – District 3 runner-up Berks Catholic won all three singles contests and edged District 6 winner Westmont Hilltop 3-2 in the PIAA Class AA first round on Tuesday at Summit Tennis Club.

In singles action, Berks Catholic’s Lin Robertson, one of the top players in the state, won 6-0, 6-0 over Beth Carney. Berks Catholic’s Andi Eways defeated Ellie Kane 6-3, 7-5. In the third singles, Lauren Firely defeated Lauren Fregly of Westmont in a back-and-forth 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) battle.

The Hilltoppers won both doubles contests as Nicole Barnhart and Corrine Claycomb posted a 6-3, 6-1 tally over Megan Antosy and Mary Kate Gregar. Westmont’s Ashley Kush and Lauren Criswell defeated Meg Lilley and Carolyn Hassinger 6-2, 6-3.

Windber closes 18-win season

ALTOONA – Sewickley Academy ended Windber’s season , 5-0, in the PIAA Tournament Class AA first round match up at Summit Tennis Club in Altoona.

The Ramblers closed an 18-3 season.

“I am a very lucky coach to have the opportunity to work with this group of girls this year,” Windber coach Joe Podrebarac said. “It is nice to have players that continue to learn and want to learn more as the season progresses.  I will miss the four seniors (Cate McClain, Logan Tantorno, Emily Fitzgerald, and Amber Garbinski) that are leaving the team.  It has been a fun time working with these girls over their time with me.  

“Cate McClain is a four-year starter and played a second season as the team’s No. 1 singles player,” he added. “Logan Tantorno has been a stable person throughout our doubles teams over the past three seasons producing amazing numbers in the wins column. Emily and Amber were able to fill a hole on the team left by two seniors from last year. They were constantly put into situations where they had to win so that the team got a win, and they were always able to rise to the challenge.”

Sewickley won the singles matches as Samantha Gohh defeated McClain 6-1, 6-0; Sydney Miggantz defeated Cassie Wentz 6-0, 6-1; and Lauren Ritz defeated Abby Hanley 6-0, 6-1.

In doubles, Jappman Manga and Amy Cheng of Sewickley defeated Tantorno and Hollie Chappie 6-0, 6-1; and Sydney Joseph and Riley Roberts beat Fitzgerald and Garbinski 6-1, 6-1.

“The younger players on the team are already looking forward to playing in the off seasons and toward next season,” Podrebarac said. “Cassie Wentz produced an impressive 23 wins at No. 2 singles this year with only two losses. Abby Hanley and Holly Chappie are both 10th graders and were a part of the District winning team both years of their young careers. They are continuing to improve daily and both could easily hold the title of most improved player.  There are other young players looking forward to their opportunities to live up to the high standards set forth by their elders on the team and the great tradition of being a Windber Rambler Girls Tennis player.”

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