Pat Hollern’s impact at Bishop McCort High School is evident in the fact that the Crushers athletic program must fill three significant duties when he leaves for Florida next month.
Few things went well for Portage on Tuesday night against visiting Blacklick Valley in their WestPAC North basketball matchup.
The Mustangs committed double-digit turnovers and were a dismal 11 of 27 from the free-throw line while playing without one of their 1,000-point scorers, senior Emily Chobany, who was out with a wrist injury.
But the fierce and speedy Portage defense got contributions from all 12 other girls on the roster, forcing 33 Vikings turnovers, holding the visitors to single-digit scoring in all four quarters and outrebounding undersized Blacklick Valley 63-29 in a 61-25 win.
Portage Area Mustangs basketball standout Olivia McCabe is taking her game to the next level, but she’s doing it close to home.
On Friday, McCabe signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her basketball career at Pitt-Johnstown under new coach Mike Drahos.
JOHNSTOWN — Dalton Cesarz had his mind made up. The record-setting basketball player from Blacklick Valley High School was headed to Slippery Rock University to further his education.
JOHNSTOWN — Conemaugh Valley High School turned to its career all-time leading scorer to fill the recently vacated boys basketball head coach position.
JOHNSTOWN — Alexis Dona, Katie Gehlmann and Sarah Pfeil formed the nucleus of a Richland girls’ basketball team that made numerous trips to the postseason and even appeared in a District 6 championship game.