JOHNSTOWN — Cross country runners know that the success they achieve in October and November is directly attributed to the hard work that they put forth in the summer and during the regular season.
Penn Cambria’s Arlee Simendinger and Westmont Hilltop’s Hannah Dorian were first-time champions at Saturday’s District 6 Cross Country Championships, but the winning tradition is something that the Central Cambria team is very familiar with.
“This is the ninth consecutive district championship and the 12th in my 14 years,” said Red Devils coach Randy Wilson after his team claimed the Class A crown. “This has to be one of the sweetest. We have no seniors on the team in the top seven.
Bedford’s Will Kachman won his first District 6 Class AA individual cross country title on Saturday at the Forest Hills Middle School.
But the talented sophomore, who won in 16:18.6 and will make his second trip to the state championships set for Saturday in Hershey, had a little left in the tank at the end of the run.
When the opportunity to host the District 6 cross country championships arose, Forest Hills literally ran with it.
On Saturday for the first time in many years, the finals were held at the course at the Forest Hills Middle School rather than at Indian Valley Elementary and Intermediate School in Reedsville.
For Forest Hills Athletic Director Joe Gironda, the transition has gone relatively smoothly.
SIDMAN — Eleven Forest Hills High School student-athletes announced their college intentions on Thursday.
JOHNSTOWN — Central Cambria senior Alyssa Brandis didn’t know much about Seton Hill University, which is located in Greensburg, before Red Devils cross country coach Randy Wilson informed one of the more decorated female athletes in the school’s history of its strong athletic programs.
— Most of the spring sports finally got started this week.
JOHNSTOWN — Like many students preparing to graduate from Bishop McCort High School, Melissa Winfield is planning a senior trip.
SIDMAN — Alyssa Brandis is a seasoned veteran on the cross country course, and it showed on a sunny but cool Wednesday afternoon at Forest Hills Middle School.