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October 13, 2013

CORY ISENBERG | Fall sports coming to an end

JOHNSTOWN — The autumn leaves are cascading to the ground and the fall high school sports are moving right along.

Conference and district champions have already been crowned in golf, which heads to PIAA regional action this week.

The West Region Class AA championships are set for Wednesday at Tom’s Run Golf Course at Chestnut Ridge Resort in Blairsville.

A dozen area golfers – eight boys and four girls – are scheduled to tee off at 9 a.m.

District 5 team champion Conemaugh Township has the most golfers in the field of 42 boys with three qualifiers: District 5 individual champ senior Austin Speigle along with junior teammates Evan Steeves and Christian Yoder.

The other boys headed to the regional are: Central Cambria’s Jeremy Eckenrode, a sophomore who won the District 6-AA individual championship, along with Red Devils’ teammate Dom Stevens, a junior; Richland sophomore Connor Moran; Bishop McCort senior Nick Piskurich; and Bedford senior Kevin McDaniel.

The four girls among the 21 qualifiers include District 6 individual champ, senior Kayla Orr of Bishop McCort, along with Penn Cambria junior Madison Krug, Forest Hills junior Abby Richards and Bedford junior Kourtney Mortimore.

The top 20 boys and top 10 girls qualify for the PIAA championships set for Oct. 21-22 at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York.

In tennis, District 6 has its Class AA singles champion, freshman Kourtney Cavalier of Central Cambria and doubles winners senior Rachel Blanchetti and junior Emily Goldyn of Forest Hills are headed for the state tournament on the first weekend of November in Hershey.

The District 5 doubles championship is set for today at Bedford.

In cross country, the Somerset boys and the Central Cambria girls have already won their respective Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference titles. The entire league gathers on Wednesday at Forest Hills Middle School for the conference championships.

The race is a precursor of the District 6 championships, which have moved this season from the Mifflin County course at Indian Valley Elementary and Intermediate School in Reedsville to the Forest Hills location.

It will be a few more weeks before soccer, volleyball and football begin their respective championship battles.

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