The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


March 17, 2014

CORY ISENBERG | Huskies adding to historic run

The Bishop Carroll boys’ basketball team, which continues to rewrite school history, remains unbeaten at 28-0.

The Huskies’ quest for a PIAA Class A title continues on Tuesday in the semifinals against highly-touted Lincoln Park Performing Arts (29-1). The Western final is set to be the second half of a doubleheader to be played at Hempfield High School in Greensburg. The victor will play the winner of the other semifinal between St. John Neumann and Math, Civics & Sciences at 2 p.m. Friday.

Prior to the boys game, a Class A girls semifinal between District 6 champ Bishop Guilfoyle and District 7 winner Vincentian Academy is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Old Forge faces Phil-Mont Christian in the other semifinal.

The Class AA finals include Seton LaSalle and Greensburg Central Catholic in the east and Constitution and E.L. Meyers in the west.

Neumann-Goretti, Philadelphia Electric, Susquehanna Township and Central Valley are the remaining Class AAA teams.

In Class AAAA, Chester and LaSalle College are the east finalists and Abington and New Castle are in the west.

The Class AA girls’ semifinal matchups include Neumann-Goretti against Dunmore and Seton LaSalle and Burrell while in Class AAA Archbishop Wood, Holy Redeemer, Palmyra and Blackhawk are the finalists.

In Class AAAA girls, WC Rustin, Cumberland Valley, Spring-Ford and North Allegheny are the final four.

There are not very many public schools left in the action so my prediction is that attendance will be down again at the PIAA Championships on Friday and Saturday.

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Making a splash: Over the weekend, a number of area swimmers and a diver, competed at the PIAA Championships at the Kinney Natatorium at Bucknell University.

Richland junior Nathan Mihalko was the area’s highest individual finisher, 11th in the 100-yard butterfly.

In her fourth appearance in the PIAA championships, Westmont Hilltop senior Nollaig Noll was the second highest individual finisher, 15th in the 100-yard freestyle. Noll did not qualify for the 50 freestyle finals.

Central Cambria sophomore Gabby Gironda was 30th in the 100-yard butterfly and Ligonier Valley junior Sam Maust was 32nd in the 200 freestyle.

Ligonier Valley junior diver Bethanie Meharey was 21st, just missing a spot in the semifinals.

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