Dillon Boyer entered Thursday’s scholastic baseball action ranked fourth in the state with a .688 batting average.
Boyer will take those impressive numbers a few miles North on Route 219 when he continues his career at the next level. The Conemaugh Township senior will attend Pitt-Johnstown and play NCAA Division II baseball for coach Todd Williams.
North Star made the most in its first Conemaugh Township Holiday Wrestling Tournament. Westmont Hilltop’s Logan Blackburn did the same in his final appearance in it.
The Cougars had three champions and 13 wrestlers place in the top four to easily outpace second-place Westmont Hilltop 112-77.
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.
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For the most part on Tuesday in their PIAA Class A first-round contest, Shadyside Academy kept the Conemaugh Township girls offense in check.
The Somerset County squad had six shots on goal and got a goal from sophomore Molly Massimo, but the District 7 champions countered with 16 shots and went on to an 8-1 victory.
JOHNSTOWN — Six area soccer teams – three boys’ and three girls’ squads – begin their respective battles for state championships tonight as the PIAA Championships get underway.
You can throw out the records when North Star and Conemaugh Township meet for rivalry week.
The North Star Cougars hosted rival Conemaugh Township in a backyard brawl.
Conemaugh Township entered the game at 2-7, but played like a 7-2 team as it defeated North Star 10-0.