EBENSBURG - Lou Ann Reckner has been named coach of the Bishop Carroll girls soccer program.
When a coach was needed, Bishop Carroll athletic director Joe Skura called upon an old friend, whom he worked with while keeping clock for the soccer teams at Penn Cambria.
"I kept the clock for the soccer programs at Penn Cambria and remember how much the girls respected Lou Ann," said Skura. "She also was extremely successful and I liked her approach. I knew I had to see if she was available when we were looking for someone."
The veteran coach has over 200 wins in her career as head coach of girls' soccer at both Conemaugh Township and Penn Cambria High Schools. He led PC to the district playoffs for the first time in school history. He believes a positive attitude and strong work ethic are very important in the coaching world.
"My coaching philosophy is to think positive, work hard, work together, treat each other with respect, and encourage each other and great things will happen," said Reckner. "Soccer has proved to be such a great experience not only for my childrent, but for me as well. It is a sport that allows individuals to work together for a common purpose."
Lamb chosen for game
Philipsburg-Osceola senior-to-be Tanner Lamb has been chosen to participate in today's Big 26 Keystone Klash Baseball Classic, which will be held at Penn State's Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.
The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Lamb participated in three days of tryouts to play in the doubleheader. Lamb, the only area athlete among the 40 players, is a pitcher for the White, which will play the Blue team.
Players eligible to compete are rising sophomores (class of 2016) and juniors (class of 2015).