It wasn’t hard to find Westmont Hilltop’s Shyleigh Hughes on the field during the girls’ game of the Santa Fund Soccer Classic at Greater Johnstown High School.
The gifted goal-scorer, who netted 107 goals as a Hilltopper, wore her hair in a mohawk style with coloring to celebrate the holiday theme of the matches at Trojan Stadium.
It wasn’t hard to find Hughes on the scoresheet either. Her two goals helped the North All-Stars to a 3-0 win over the South on Saturday.
Using a trio of second-half goals as snow blanketed the pitch at Trojan Stadium, the South All-Stars defeated the North 4-0 in the boys’ half of the Santa Fund Soccer Classic doubleheader at Trojan Stadium.
Game MVP Austin Swihura of North Star netted the first goal in the 20th minute, gaining control in the penalty area before skipping a shot to the lower left.
For the Cougars senior, the game was solid way to end his high-school career, which saw two trips to the PIAA semifinals while playing under coach Chad Duryea.
Rosters have been finalized for the third Santa Fund Soccer Classic, which will be played at Greater Johnstown’s Trojan Stadium on Saturday.
The Classic benefits The Tribune-Democrat’s Santa Fund, a program which helps distribute Christmas gifts to needy children in the region.
HOMER CITY —
For the second straight week Bishop Carroll spotted its opponent a big lead. Same start, different result.
The Huskies committed seven turnovers and Homer-Center subdued sixth-seeded Bishop Carroll, 28-7, in a District 6 Class A semifinal football playoff game before more than 2,500 fans at Memorial Field on Saturday.
The Shade Panthers entered the District 5 Class A playoffs with upsets on their mind. After dispatching second-seeded Northern Bedford, 42-36, the Panthers (6-5) travel to another higher seed tonight when they visit third-seeded Tussey Mountain in a 5-A semifinal.
The clash is one of three playoff games featuring area squads tonight.
The Bishop Carroll Huskies volleyball team continued what it hopes is a march to a state championship with a three-set win, 25-18, 25-19, 25-17, over Elk County Catholic Saturday afternoon at Punxsutawney High School in the Class A state quarterfinals.
“This is our first time in the state semis,” Huskies coach Joe Skura said. “Last year, when we got to this point, I think our nerves got the best of us. But tonight, we won and we did it in what I think is very convincing fashion.
“We are certainly proud of the girls for getting to this point. I think the level of play we faced in the Laurel Highlands Conference has prepared us for the competition we have seen so far.”
Bishop Carroll overcame a 13-point halftime deficit with 27 unanswered points in the second half on its way to an upset win over Bellwood-Antis in Saturday’s District 6 Class A quarterfinal.
The Huskies advance to face second-seeded Homer-Center in a semifinal clash. Homer-Center drubbed Juniata Valley on Friday in its quarterfinal.