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.
Greater Johnstown High School senior softball standout Tara Bicko signed a letter of intent to Shippensburg University on Wednesday.
Bicko will be a four-year starter when the Trojans’ season begins this spring.
She carries a .604 career batting average and only had struck out once through her first three seasons at Johnstown.
A shout out to Coach Pfeil during the upcoming Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference baseball season might attract the attention of more than one coach.
Greater Johnstown High School hired long-time assistant baseball coach Kerry Pfeil as head coach during Tuesday night’s school board of directors meeting. Pfeil will replace Dee Dee Osborne, who retired with a 239-204 record after 25 seasons.