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MIKE MASTOVICH | Players benefit from solid foundation
Dalvin Williams and Gap Barbin are two of the area’s most dominating players this football season, but the foundation of their respective success might be traced to last season.
That’s when Williams, Johnstown’s big-play senior linebacker, learned valuable lessons while playing on a unit led by Tribune-Democrat Defensive Player of the Year Alkwan Williams.
“I just watched them in practice and learned from them and how they reacted to plays and how fast they could read them,” said Dalvin Williams, the area’s leading tackler with 91 stops through six weeks. “I picked it up from there.”
MIKE MASTOVICH| Shade senior piling up the yardage
Shade’s Brock Medva darted his way to the top of the area rushing statistics and landed in the No. 4 spot in the state, according to MaxPreps.com.
The 5-foot-9, 160-pound senior back gained 338 yards on 22 carries last Saturday at Ferndale. Medva scored three touchdowns in a 35-12 win.
MIKE MASTOVICH | Movie teams renewing old rivalry
Once the initial pregame hoopla subsides, Johnstown (Ampipe) and Westmont Hilltop (Walnut Heights) must play a LHAC football game on Friday night at Trojan Stadium.
Until then, there’s plenty to talk about as showtime nears.
MIKE MASTOVICH | Jays' RB waits to finish what he started
One of the most impressive statistical performances of Week 1 doesn’t officially appear in the record books.
At least, not yet.
MIKE MASTOVICH| Bills is Laurel's all-around performer
Ryan Bills has emerged as a leader at the plate, in the field and on the mound for upstart Laurel Auto Group in the AAABA League.
Laurel moved above the .500 mark with an interleague doubleheader sweep over Altoona Sheetz on Saturday, with Bills picking up one of the victories.
MIKE MASTOVICH | Delweld extends AAABA win streak
Delweld notched its seventh and eighth consecutive wins on Thursday night, even though the winning streak continued in a somewhat unorthodox fashion.
MIKE MASTOVICH| Despite holes, Renegades top AAABA
Larry McCabe appreciated the Berkley Hills Renegades’ ascent to first place in the AAABA League more than most people.
A first-year AAABA League manager but veteran of the region’s baseball scene, McCabe still is waiting to see how the Renegades perform when their lineup consistently is at full strength.
MIKE MASTOVICH | An eventful season for Callihans
The three Callihan brothers have gone through more cellphone minutes than usual during the current District 6 basketball playoff run.
MIKE MASTOVICH| Johnstown hockey outlook optimistic
Not so long ago, Johnstown’s hockey future seemed precarious at best.
The odds of an anchor tenant landing in Cambria County War Memorial Arena next season seemed slim about a month ago.
Mike Mastovich | Where does hockey fit in War Memorial future?
The Federal Hockey League wants in. The Wheeling Nailers might be out. The North American Hockey League just might be interested though nothing is official.
The United States Hockey League, not so much.
Exactly what is the future of hockey at Cambria County War Memorial Arena for next season and beyond?
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