T-D HS Girls' Soccer

Hughes nets two in MVP day in Santa Fund Classic

By: Shawn Curtis

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.


Rosters finalized for Santa Fund Classic

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.


Shadyside clips Richland girls


GREENSBURG — Richland dropped a 5-1 decision to Shady Side Academy in their PIAA Class A quarterfinal game on Saturday at Hempfield Area High School.
The Rams ended their season at 12-9-2.
Richland coach Nathan Gironda credited his team with “having a good game plan that worked for most of the game.”


Conemaugh Township girls see season draw to a close

By: Cory Isenberg

ALLISON PARK — 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.

Bishop McCort captain Conner Hagins celebrates after the Crimson Crushers won their third consecutive District 6 title.

6 local soccer squads kicking off quest for state title

By: Cory Isenberg

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.


Somerset takes home 6-AA girls title


Two goals from Madison McKinley sparked the Somerset Golden Eagles to a 3-1 win in Thursday night’s District 6 Class AA championship at Richland High School.
Somerset (19-2) also received a goal from Chandler Marteeny on its way to a third win over Westmont Hilltop (16-4-1) this season.


Indians claim 4th straight title

SOMERSET — Conemaugh Township won its fourth consecutive District 5 Class A girls soccer championship on Wednesday night by defeating rival North Star 3-2 after double overtime and a seven-round shootout.

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Westmont Hilltop’s Ashlyn Bulas (right) and Juniata’s Rylee Duck battle for the ball during Monday’s District 6 Class AA girls soccer semifinal in Hollidaysburg.

Hilltoppers strike early, advance to 6-AA soccer final


HOLLIDAYSBURG — Shyleigh Hughes’ goal in the 5th minute started things for Westmont Hilltop as it defeated Juniata 3-1 in the semifinals of the District 6 Class AA girls soccer tournament.
Juniata held a major advantage in shots, corners and time of possession, so the key for Westmont Hilltop was to take advantage of the chance they had.