High School Boys
District 5 Semifinal
North Star 1
Conemaugh Township 0
SOMERSET – North Star’s Preston Miller scored in the second half, and goal keeper Kyle Louthan had a shutout as the Cougars advanced to the District 5 Class A championship game against Chestnut Ridge on Thursday.
“It was a classic North Star-Conemaugh Township soccer match,” said Cougars coach Chad Duryea. “We played fantastic in the first 30 minutes. In the second half, we were able to find our high player. Jake Scrimager made a perfect pass, and Preston Miller made a fantastic strike.”
North Star, which won the WestPAC title earlier this season, now is 17-2. Conemaugh Township finished 14-4.
Louthan had six saves.
“Our goal keeper made several tremendous saves to keep Township off the scoreboard,” Duryea said.
High School Girls – District 6
Bishop Carroll 3, Portage 0
EBENSBURG – The Bishop Carroll Huskies volleyball team defeated Portage 3-0 on Tuesday evening, 25-11, 25-14, 25-12, in straight sets.
The defeat ended Portage’s historical run, as the Mustangs won their first playoff game in school history since 1984 a night earlier against Ferndale.
“Our team was focused and came to play tonight,” Bishop Carroll coach Joe Skura said. “They are a true team of athletes who come together for one common goal. A special credit to Portage Area for their history-making season and a great overall job this year. They played well and should be proud.”
Bishop Carroll’s senior middle hitter Sarah Gomish led the team with 17 kills while senior Hayley Holsberger added 10 kills and sophomore outside hitter Ellie Yahner added 11. Yahner led the team with 12 service points while setter Janelle Gueguen added 35 assists.
“Our team is strong when we play together,” Yahner said. “I think we are focused and prepared to make a good run at the District 6 title. We’ve talked about it all year, and after getting a taste of the game last year – we really want it this year.”
Skura said his team has done its job all year and is hoping to make a strong showing on Thursday night as the Huskies face third-seeded West Branch at a site to be announced. West Branch defeated sixth seeded Bellwood-Antis in a close four set victory.
“Another special thanks to all of our fans for continuing to support us,” Skura added. “We hope to see everyone on Thursday night.”