WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. - The Central PA Dynamite are repeat champions.
The Dynamite, currently ranked fourth in the nation in Division I sixth grade girls AAU basketball, recently won the Middle Atlantic District for the second consecutive season. The Dynamite defeated the Comets of Philadelphia in the championship game, 42-27.
The Dynamite will now compete for the national championship during a week-long tournament, June 23-28, in Franklin, Tenn. In two seasons, the Dynamite have compiled a record of 130-5.
Central PA Dynamite team members include (from left): First row—Lexie Reed. Second row—Elizah Wilson, Alli Campbell, Hayden Taylor, Olivia Smith, Emilie
Leidig. Third row—Jamison Consiglio, Caranda Perea, Halee Smith. Absent for photo were coaches Mike Reed, Kevin Leidy and Mike Smith.
Diehl to play in East West Game
MURRAYSVILLE - Northern Bedford County High School's Kyler Diehl will play in Sunday's Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association East West All-Star Game.
The game is set for 2 p.m. Sunday at Franklin Regional High School.
Diehl, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound wide receiver, will play for the West team, which will be coached by Pat Monroe of South Allegheny. Northern Bedford's Jeff Batzel will be an assistant on Monroe's staff.
Dan Algeo of Cardinal O'Hara will coach the East team.
Other area players of interest for the West include State College quarterback Patrick Irwin and Mifflin County tight end Curtis Jerzerick.
Tickets for the game are $8.
Area 4 VFW 13-14
BELLWOOD - Tyler Petucci struck out 11 batters and smacked three hits in leading Gority Builders to a 24-0 rout of Bellwood in Area 4 VFW 13-14 year old action late Monday.
Jake Stolarski crushed a grand slam, and Chad Westover cracked a three-run blast for Gority.
Cameron Fasic tallied three hits, while Avery McGinnis, Max Sankey and John Keating had two hits apiece for Gority Builders.
GORITY BUILDERS 24, BELLWOOD 0: HR-Jake Stolarski gs, Chad Westover 3-run. Multiple hits - McGinnis 2, Sankey 2, Petucci 3, Westover 2, Keating 2, Fasic 3. WP-Petucci. LP-Walker. SO-Petucci 11, Walker 3.
Records: Gority Builders (1-0); Bellwood (0-1).
Bream to make appearance
Cresson - Former Pittsburgh Pirate Sid Bream will be guest celebrity on Friday, June 13 at the Summit Country Club.
Bream will highlight the 17th annual Celebrity Scholarship Golf Tournament benefitting student scholarships at Mount Aloysius College. Honorary chairperson for the event is Senator John N. Wozniak. Committee Chairperson is Mr. Michael McLanahan, CEO of McLanahan Corporation, Hollidaysburg and member of the Mount Aloysius College Board of Trustees.
Sid Bream, from Liberty University, was drafted in the second round in 1981 by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is remembered for scoring the winning run with a slide into home in 1992, beating the Pirates and sending the Braves to the World Series. Bream's career includes play for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1983-1985); Pittsburgh Pirates (1985-1990); Atlanta Braves (1991-1993); and the Houston Astros (1994).
He played in four consecutive National League playoffs; one with the Pittsburgh Pirates and three with the Braves. He played in two World Series with the Braves.
The annual Mount Aloysius College Golf outing begins with breakfast and registration at 9 a.m. A shotgun start is scheduled for 10 a.m. The format is a four person scramble, flighted by handicap. An outdoor steak barbeque and awards presentations caps the event.
Tomahawks' coach out
JOHNSTOWN - The Johnstown Tomahawks announced Tuesday that the contract for head coach Jason Spence will not be renewed for the 2014-15 season.
Spence coached the team to a combined record of 55-48-17 in the Tomahawks' first two seasons, with a 1-5 record in the NAHL playoffs.
"Jason has brought tremendous passion and dedication to the Tomahawks organization over the last two years," General Manager Rick Boyd said.