The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


March 3, 2013

Fourteen area teams headed to states


JOHNSTOWN — Doubling up: There was one area school that claimed district titles for both its girls and boys - Conemaugh Township, and one other team in District 6 that won both crowns - Bishop Guilfoyle.

The Indians had a sister and brother that played on their respective teams - Dillon and Megan Boyer.

Just asking: Why is there a national anthem played or sung before every game of a doubleheader or tripleheader?

I went to several different sites over the last two weeks and found that one rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner was sufficient.

Flying high: North Star graduate Emily Lohr helped lead Fairmont State University to a women’s WVIAC basketball title on Saturday as the Falcons defeated Seton Hill, 64-54, at the Charleston Civic Center Coliseum in West Virginia.

Lohr, a 6-foot–1 sophomore starter, finished with nine points, two rebounds, two steals and an assist in 26 minutes.

The former Cougars’ standout, who was a 1,000-point scorer in high school and helped lead North Star to a pair of District 5 Class AA titles and two appearances in the PIAA Sweet 16, spent most of her senior year in high school on the sidelines after an injury.

Fairmont State coach Steve McDonald gave Lohr a shot to play in college and she responded by being named to the WVIAC All-Freshman team and continues to build on that success for the 23-9 Falcons, who will have an opportunity to play in the NCAA Division II Tournament.


Cory Isenberg is a sports writer for The Tribune-Democrat.

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