Lady Eagles make history with win
District 6 Class 2A Volleyball Playoffs
TYRONE — The Tyrone Area High School girls volleyball team won its first-ever playoff game on Monday night.
The Lady Eagles swept Ligonier Valley, 25-17, 25-16, 25-14, to advance to the District 6 Class 2A quarterfinals.
Tyrone, the No. 5 seed, will play at No. 4 seed West Shamokin at 7 p.m. tonight.
“Until the third set, it wasn’t the cleanest volleyball that we’ve played,” Tyrone coach Mike Kraft said. “The team played nervous tonight, but at this point it is survive and advance and extend it to one more day.”
Brianna Foy delivered eight kills and four digs, Kylee Gooding had six kills, five digs and five aces, Mattie Cherry contributed 20 assists, seven digs and 13 service points, including four aces, Ebonee Rice had eight digs, and Courtney Williams added six kills and two blocks.
TYRONE: Cherry 13, Gooding 12, Foy 7, Bauer 6, Rice 5, Johnston 1.
Records: Ligonier Valley (7-9), Tyrone (13-4).
Heights upends P-O
PHILIPSBURG — Olivia Conrad scored 11 service points, 23 kills and 15 digs to lead ninth-seeded Cambria Heights to a 25-18, 20-25, 22-25, 25-21, 15-10 win over eighth-seeded host Philipsburg-Osceola in a first-round District 6 Class 2A volleyball playoff game.
Heights, which advances to a quarterfinal-round matchup tonight on the road against top-seeded Bald Eagle Area, also got 11 service points and 12 digs from Shaylee Packard, 11 service points and five digs from Abby Becker, and 43 assists, seven service points, six digs and four kills from Nicole McCombie.
Isabella Stanko had 18 digs, Emily Henry scored 11 kills, nine service points, seven digs and two assists, and Jocelyn Rezk had 17 digs, six kills and four service points for Heights, which improved to 12-9.
CAMBRIA HEIGHTS: Conrad 11, Becker 11, Packard 11, Henry 9, McCombie 7, Rezk 4.
Records: Cambria Heights (12-9); Philipsburg-Osceola (8-9).
CRESSON — Penn Cambria defeated Huntingdon, 25-15, 19-25, 25-17, 25-20, in the District 6 Class 2A first round playoffs.
The Lady Panthers will play at No. 2 seed Penns Valley tonight in the quarterfinals.
Makalyn Clapper led the Lady Panthers with 20 kills and 13 blocks, and she added 14 digs and 10 service points. Others aiding Penn Cambria were Laken Guzic with 31 assists, Mia McCarthy with 17 kills and 32 digs, Macy Sral with 15 service points and Maddi Laret with 17 digs.
Haley Goldstone delivered 13 kills for Huntingdon, Mallory Sellers had 12 kills and seven digs, Aly Kyper had eight digs and 15 assists, Chrislyn Patrick collected three kills and two blocks, Gabrielle Brown had 16 digs, and Kaitlyn McElroy chipped in with nine digs and seven assists.
Records: Huntingdon (9-9); Penn Cambria (12-7).
BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis’ season came to an end as the sixth-seeded Lady Devils were beaten in three straight games by 11th-seeded Forest Hills, 25-20, 25-17, 25-23 in a District 6 Class 2A first-round playoff game.
Maddie Cecere had 18 digs and 13 service points, and Kenzie Colosimo had 14 assists and 11 service points for Forest Hills (9-10), which also got 10 kills and two blocks from Kylie Wadsworth and three aces from Courtney Pisarski.
Sicily Yingling had seven service points and 16 assists, Sakeria Haralson had eight kills, six blocks and nine digs, and Karlie Feathers had seven service points for Bellwood, which was playing without starting setter Sydney Lechner (broken finger) and starting outside hitter Bella Kies (ankle sprain).
“We were down two starters, so the dynamic was a little off, but we played well considering everything,” Bellwood-Antis coach Annette Wilkins said.
Bellwood finished at 15-4.
Forest Hills plays at third-seeded Central Cambria in a quarterfinal-round matchup tonight.
FOREST HILLS: Cecere 13, Colosimo 11.
BELLWOOD-ANTIS: Feathers 7, Yingling 7, Shook 6, Behrens 3, Heaton 3, Haralson 3.
Records: Forest Hills (9-10), Bellwood-Antis (15-4).