T-D HS 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.


South Boys blanks North in Santa Fund Classic

By: Shawn Curtis

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.


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.


Crushers boot Hilltoppers for title

By: Shawn Curtis

JOHNSTOWN — After falling twice to rival Westmont Hilltop during the regular season, the Bishop McCort Crimson Crushers have come a long way.


Rams work OT for crown

By: Cory Isenberg

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Richland freshman Emily Hill fired a ball past Bishop Guilfoyle goalkeeper Gabby Smith to give Richland a 2-1 victory in double overtime Tuesday night in the District 6 Class A girls soccer championship.

Forest Hills' Alyssa Peretin and Bellefonte's Kristen Bell battle for possession during their District 6 playoff game on Wednesday in Hollidaysburg.

Bellefonte edges out Forest Hills in double overtime

By: By Eric Knopsnyder

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Wednesday night’s District 6 playoff game was a microcosm of the Forest Hills girls soccer season. The Rangers battled back through adversity, played well and came up just short of their goal.
Bellefonte scored in the opening minutes of each half and then again with 8 minutes remaining in the second overtime to beat Forest Hills 3-2 in their Class AA quarterfinal.

Richland's Karissa Wellington heads a ball during the Rams' District 6 Class A quarterfinal playoff game with Moshannon Valley on Tuesday.

Soccer roundup: Richland, McCort girls advance

JOHNSTOWN — Allison Tatula scored with 10 minutes left in regulation off an assist from Nicole Miller, as the Richland Rams moved onto the District 6 Class A girls soccer semifinals with a 1-0 victory over Moshannon Valley on Tuesday night in Richland.


Four McCort grads commit to college

By: Mike Kovak

JOHNSTOWN — One made the Pennsylvania High School Baseball Coaches Association preseason all-state team. One could make an argument he was overlooked when it came to selections for the state’s all-state football team. Another could say the same about his soccer season. A fourth will attempt the difficult task of participating in two sports at the collegiate level.
Together Luke Williams, Jordan Spangler, Sean Ingram and Taryn Kramer are four members of the 2013 Bishop McCort High School graduating class continuing their athletic careers at the next level.