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Area players picked by PFN
Four area players were selected to the Pennsylvania Football News 2013 All-State First Team on Thursday.
A total of 16 area players were recognized by the PFN, which picks first, second and third teams on offense and defense in four classifications.
In Class A, Bishop McCort’s Braden Junker was first-team punter.
CORY ISENBERG| Ramblers take back their tournament
An 11-year drought came to an end on Saturday night when the Windber boys basketball team defeated Conemaugh Township 57-48 in the title game of the Windber Rotary Tournament to capture the tourney title.
The Ramblers (5-2) had lost to the Indians (5-2) 68-64 on Dec. 17 and gained a measure of revenge with Saturday’s victory, which featured double-digit scoring from three players including Tournament MVP Bryce Spak.
- High school basketball in brief | Dec. 28, 2013
Annual Santa Fund Soccer Classic will return
The third annual Santa Fund Soccer Classic, featuring all-star seniors from Cambria and Somerset Counties, will be held as a boys and girls doubleheader on Nov. 23 at Greater Johnstown’s Trojan Stadium.
Indians claim 5-AA golf title
Last year, Conemaugh Township won the District 5 Class AA golf title in dramatic fashion, surprising Bedford with a one-stroke victory.
The Indians took all of the guesswork away on Tuesday at Down River Golf Course in Everett finishing with a 318, 26 strokes ahead of the runner-up Bisons, to claim their second straight crown. Chestnut Ridge was third with 347.
Conemaugh Township shuts out Windber in boys soccer
The Conemaugh Township boys’ soccer team got two goals from Ben Wilson and rolled to a 3-0 shutout over Windber on Monday afternoon.
The contest was a rematch of last year’s District 5-A title game won by the Ramblers.
Portage voted most likely to succeed in WestPAC
In the WestPAC this season there are two new coaches – at Rockwood and Ferndale – and two others returning to the top spot at Conemaugh Valley and Shade.
But it was the schools that have been the perennial powers in the league that received the most votes from fellow coaches as teams to watch during Monday’s WestPAC media day held at Portage Stadium.
Shanksville player gets 2,000th point in loss to Windber
Kayla Stockenus netted her 2,000th point in double-grand fashion on Tuesday night. The Shanksville senior guard grabbed a defensive rebound and drove the length of the court with multiple Windber defenders chasing her.
Shade rolls past Windber
Shade’s Wade Walker was unhappy with the way he played on Monday so the senior forward elevated his game on Tuesday.
Walker finished with a game-high 38 points - as many as the entire Windber squad scored – and 20 rebounds, as the Panthers raised their record to 16-1, defeating the host Ramblers
64-38 in a WestPAC non-section game.
Teamwork carries Conemaugh Twp. past Windber girls
Instead of having to depend on one player, the Conemaugh Township girls are blessed with an offensive arsenal from which to choose.
On Wednesday night at Windber, the Indians had seven players score at least three points led by 25 from Megan Boyer, as Township defeated the Ramblers 65-38 in the WestPAC North contest.
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