The District 6 singles championships are this week, at the Leopold Recreation Center at Altoona Area High School, and local names dot the rosters of the top seeds in the tournament.
In Class AAA action, Altoona's Ashli Livermore is the No. 1 seed, followed by Hollidaysburg's Marissa Lanzel and Susie Ellis. In the Class AA field, Ceantral Cambria's Hannah Swope is the No. 1 seed, followed by Tyrone's Anastasia Hollen, Westmont Hilltop's Hannah Gleason and Bishop Guilfoyle's Shannon Murphy.
The Class AA event begins Thursday at 9 a.m. The AAA field starts up on Friday at 10 a.m.
Keturah Weaver, Tyrone, vs. Ally Kratzer, Huntingdon.
ROUND OF 16
Hannah Swope, Central Cambria vs. Weaver-Kratzer winner; Lisa Wiesmuller (Bishop McCort) vs. Kathryn Nazaruk, Bishop Guilfoyle; Hannah Gleason, Westmont Hilltop) vs. Kristen Rogers, Johnstown; Kayla Makin, Forest Hills, vs. Brayley Lewis, Central; Rebecca Zajdel, Johnstown, vs. Taryn Kramer, Bishop McCort; Emily Goldyn, Forest Hills, vs. Shannon Murphy, Bishop Guilfoyle; Meghan Schon, Central, vs. Summer Hunter-Kysor, Huntingdon; Bethany Carney, Westmont Hilltop, vs. Anastasia Hollen, Tyrone.
ROUND OF 16
Lauren Bennett, Central Mountain, vs. Gitanji Bhushan, State College; Lauren Lucas, Altoona, vs. Allison Probst, Central Mountain
Ashli Livermore, Altoona, vs. Bennett-Bhushan winner; Susie Ellis, Hollidaysburg, vs. Michaela Debenedetto, Mifflin County; Juliette Greer, State College, vs. Samantha Hendricks, Mifflin County; Marissa Lanzel, Hollidaysburg, vs. Lucas-Probst winner
Grier gets by Lady Dragons
MARTINSBURG - The Grier High School girls team started its season with a win against Central, 5-2.
For the Lady Dragons, Mikaela McGraw won her singles match, who later teamed up with Brayler Lewis to pick up up a doubles victory.
Stephanie Roslanksy, Grace Portersfield, Cathy Wang and Clara Liu picked up singles wins for Grier. Laila Afif and Tiffany Allen won a doubles match for the Lady Foxes.
SINGLES: 1, Roslansky, G, def. Lewis, 6-4, 6-2; 2, Porterfield, G, def. Schon, 6-1, 6-2; 3, McGraw, C, def. Masayama, 6-4, 6-1; 4, Wang, G, def. Myers, 4-6, 7-6, (7-4), 10-6; 5, Liu, G, def. Sutton, 4-6, 6-2, 10-3.
DOUBLES: 1, Lewis-McGraw, C, def. Hakim-Frettloh, 8-2; 2, Afif-Allen, G, Pierce-Clark, 8-1.
Records: Grier (1-0). Central (8-6).
Hollidaysburg girls win
HOLLIDAYSBURG - Lauren Pheasant helped the Hollidaysburg girls cross country team even its record at 3-3 thanks to a first-place finish against Somerset.
Pheasant won the girls race in 22:05 to help the Lady Tigers win, 27-30.
The Hollidaysburg boys fell to 3-3 with a 22-33 loss to Somerset. Freshman David Snyder was the top Tiger runner, finishing third in 18:46.
1, Troll, S, 18:40; 2, Desai, S, 18:46; 3, Snyder, H, 18:46; 4, Ickes, S, 19:03; 5, Meyer, S, 19:08; 6, Jennings, H, 19:10; 7, Pierce, H, 19:11; 8, M. Long, H, 19:26; 9, Baronner, H, 19:27; 10, Emmert, S, 19:38
1, Pheasant, H, 22:05; 2, Halee Rohber, S, 22:22; 3, Ansley, H, 22:56; 4, Chan, S, 23:09; 5, McClain, H, 23:18; 6, Overcash, S, 23:35; 7, Heckman, S, 23:49; 8, Batista, S, 23:50; 9, Way, S, 23:51; 10, Keefer, H, 23:53.
Records: Hollidaysburg girls (3-3), Hollidaysburg boys (3-3).
Lady Devils roll to victories
EBENSBURG - It was a good day for the Central Cambria girls team.
The Lady Red Devils took the top four spots in beating Bishop McCort (17-40) and Windber (20-43). Jackie Bracken finished first in 22:12.
On the boys side, the Red Devils lost to Bishop McCort, 28-29. Central Cambria's Justin Jeffers won the race in 18:13.
1, Jeffers, CC, 18:13; 2, Eckenrod, BM, 18:23; 3, Neuman, CC, 19:00; 4, Howard, BM, 19:09; 5, Mihalko, BM, 19:15; 6, Descavish, CC, 19:24; 7, Hodsgon, CC, 19:34; 8, Delozier, BM, 19:45; 9, Biker, BM, 19:50; 10, Huffman, BM, 20:03.
1, Bracken, CC, 22:12; 2, Swope, CC, 22:13; 3, Brandis, CC, 22:13; 4, Hayward, CC, 22:13; 5, Tokarsky, W, 22:21; 6, Karcher, BM, 22:48; 7, Phillips, BM, 22:50; 8, Lipnic, CC, 23:15; 9, Weaver, BM, 23:17; 10, Winfield, CC, 23:34.
Greg Dinges scored a touchdown for Hollidaysburg this past Friday night in a win over Derry. Due to a reporter's error, his name appeared incorrectly in the Mirror's sports section.