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Altoona volleyball sweeps Penn Cambria

October 15, 2013
The Altoona Mirror

Led by Amanda Parrish's 21 kills and 12 service points, Andrea Parrish's 20 digs and Jenna Abram's 36 assists, the Altoona Area High School volleyball team defeated visiting Penn Cambria, 26-24, 25-23, 25-23, Monday at the Fieldhouse.

Altoona improved to 7-4. Penn Cambria was led by Tori Shingler's 20 kills and Lilly Krull's 31 assists.

SERVICE POINTS

PENN CAMBRIA: Krull 10, Audley 5, Strittmatter 5, Montgomery 3, Shingler 2, Yusko 1.

ALTOONA: Andrea Parrish 12, Abram 6, Amanda Parrish 6, Dibert 5, Kreuz 3.

JV: Altoona won, 25-23, 20-25, 15-10. Marena Simington had 11 service points, four aces and 10 digs for Altoona (8-3).

Hollidaysburg wins

HOLLIDAYSBURG - Led by Alex Scheel's 15 service points, Sierra Kirsch's 14 assists, and eight service points from Rachel Sibold, Hollidaysburg's girls volleyball team improved to 8-5 by defeating Mount Union (11-25, 25-8, 25-19, 25-21).

SERVICE POINTS

MOUNT UNION: Miles 12, Brumbaugh 5.

HOLLIDAYSBURG: Sibold 8, Yacobucci 7.

JV: Hollidaysburg won, 25-20, 25-15 as Alie Wyland scored 11 service points and Rachel Gualdoni and Alyssa Rosamilla scored four kills apiece.

Records: Holiidaysburg (8-5)

Lady Pirates triumph

WILLIAMSBURG - Williamsburg swept Tyrone, 25-21, 25-19, 25-14, in high school girls volleyball behind 12 service points and 15 digs by Caitlin England.

SERVICE POINTS

WILLIAMSBURG: White 5, Kennedy 5, Lower 5, Bowmaster 4, Kipe 8, England 12.

JV: Williamsburg, 25-12, 25-21.

Records: Williamsburg (6-8).

Damsels defeated

CURWENSVILLE - Curwensville swept Moshannon Valley, 25-19, 25-18, 25-8, despite eight kills, four aces and two blocks from Tierra Shope.

SERVICE POINTS

MOSHANNON VALLEY: Kronenwetter 5.

CURWENSVILLE: Stiles 17, Shope 13, Witherow 9.

JV: Curwensville, 25-20, 25-15.

Records: Moshannon Valley (4-10); Curwensville (5-7).

Glass helps Portage

CLAYSBURG - Taylor Glass scored 12 points to lead Portage past Claysburg-Kimmel, 33-30, in an overtime junior high girls basketball game.

Glass hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.

The Lady Bulldogs got 17 points from Emily Claar.

PORTAGE (33): Chobany 8, Ference 6, Wozniak 5, Crum 2, Glass 12 .

CLAYSBURG-KIMMEL (30): Musselman 2, Fickes 3, Claar 17, Kennedy 8.

Records: Portage (6-8), Claysburg-Kimmel (3-11).

Glendale rolls

FLINTON - Ciera O'Shell scored 12 points to lift Glendale past Curwensville, 35-5, in a junior high girls basketball game and improve the Lady Vikings' record to 14-2.

CURWENSVILLE (5): Olson 3, Weber 2.

GLENDALE (35): Clarkson 4, O'Shell 12, Ness 4, Lukehart 2, Hewitt 5, Gabrielson 4, Mulhollen 2, Miller 2.

Records: Glendale (14-2).

AMCC makes change

With four member member institutions sponsoring women's bowling in 2013-14, the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference proudly announces the inaugural season of their 16th league championship.

The AMCC is the first Division III conference in the nation to sponsor women's bowling as a championship sport.

"We are excited to be at the forefront of supporting this very popular high school sport at the varsity intercollegiate level," league commissioner Donna Ledwin said. "We are hopeful that it will gain momentum at the Division III level in a very short time. We would love to see a stand-alone Division III championship in the not-too-distant future."

Medaille College (2007-08) and Penn St. Altoona (2009-10) were the first AMCC members to sponsor women's bowling. They are joined this year by Mount Aloysius College and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Several other AMCC institutions have plans to move from club to varsity in the next few years. The conference also will consider adding affiliate members as the sport continues to grow in Division III.

Currently there are 10 Division III programs that sponsor women's bowling at the varsity level. These schools compete against a combination of Division I, II and III teams for an association-wide national championship.

"Bowling is not just a high school or college activity, it's a lifetime sport," said Penn St. Altoona coach Lori Tremmel. "It would be great if this move encouraged more Division III schools to sponsor bowling, because it is highly consistent with the Division III philosophy."

 
 
 

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