District 6 tennis seeds set

Hollidaysburg’s Amir Alkhafaji and Altoona’s Chad Allender are seeded for this weekend’s District 6 Class AAA Boys Singles Tennis Championships at the Leopold Courts.

Alkhafaji is seeded second, and Allender is third. State College’s Cooper Josephs is the top seed.

Juniata’s Issac Eck is the top seed in Class AA, followed by Jeremy Burnheimer of Westmont Hilltop, Adam Trexler of Central Cambria, Nick Centar of Bishop Guilfoyle and Austin Perow of Huntingdon.

Class AA begins play at 9 a.m. Thursday, and AAA starts at 10 a.m. on Friday. The finals in both events will be at 10 a.m. Saturday.



Gap Barbin, Bishop McCort, vs. Jake Lushko, Richland. Leon Klei, Forest Hills, vs. Andrew Rizkalla, Westmont. Issac Gates, Tyrone, vs. Jimmy Burke, Bishop Guilfoyle. Logan Aurand, Juniata, vs. Nick Goldyn, Forest Hills. Daniel Santos, Huntingdon, vs. JT Wisyanski, Tyrone. Tyler Varner, Johnstown, vs. Andrew Murtha, Richland.


Issac Eck, Juniata, vs. winner of Babin-Lushko. Eddie Burkett, Johnstown, vs. Jeffrey Layng, Grace Prep. Adam Trexler, Central Cambria, vs. winner of Klei-Rizkalla. Austin Perow, Huntingdon, vs. winner of Gates-Burke. Nick Centar, Bishop Guilfoyle, vs. winner of Aurand-Goldyn. Kevin Tomkowski, Bishop McCort, vs. winner of Santos-Wisyanski. Brandon Berzas, Grace Prep, vs. Josh Remillard, Central Cambria. Jeremy Burnheimer, Westmont, vs. winner of Varner-Murtha.



John Johnson, Hollidaysburg, vs. Tom Rodabaugh, Central Mountain. Daniel Hendricks, Central Mountain, vs. Matt DeBenedetto, Mifflin County.


Cooper Josephs, State College, vs. winner of Johnson-Rodabaugh. Ryan Good, Altoona, vs. Conner Saltzer, Mifflin County. Chad Allender, Altoona, vs. Enrique Del Castillo, State College. Amir Alkhafaji, Hollidaysburg, vs. winner of Hendricks-DeBenedetto.

Bedford drops pair

BEDFORD – Bishop McCort swept a pair of matches against Bedford, 4-1 and 5-0, to drop the Bisons to 5-8 in high school tennis Tuesday.

Jack Bittner picked up Bedford’s lone victory.


SINGLES: 1, Bittner, B, def. Barbin, 10-6; 2, Tomkowski, BM, def. Jeffries, 10-1; 3, Lovette, BM, def. Windows, 10-4.

DOUBLES: 1, Wood-Slifko, BM, def. Gaumer-McDaniel, 10-6; 2, Boyd-Spangler, BM, def. Karns-Black, 10-6.


SINGLES: 1, Barbin, BM, def. Bittner, 10-3; 2, Tomkowski, BM, def. Jeffries, 10-2; 3, Lovette, BM, def. Black, 10-2.

DOUBLES: 1, Wood-Slifko, BM, def. Windows-McDaniel, 10-6; 2, Bixel-Boyd, BM, def. Cain-Amin, 10-6.

Records: Bedford (5-8). Bishop McCort (11-2).

BG wins two

The Bishop Guilfoyle boys’ tennis team won both matches of high school tennis doubleheader over Johnstown, 5-0, 4-1, at Mansion Park.

Bishop Guilfoyle 5, JOHNSTOWN 0

SINGLES: 1, Centar, BG, def. Varner, 10-4; 2, Burke, BG, def. Burkett, 10-2; 3, D’Andrea, BG, def. Robuck, 10-1.

DOUBLES: 1, Fiore-Sullivan, BG, def. Shouk-Carthew, 10-1; 2, Keefer-Nale, BG, def. Buligard-Wood, 10-0.

Bishop Guilfoyle 4, JOHNSTOWN 1

SINGLES: 1, Varner, J, def. D’Andrea, 10-7; 2, Fiore, BG, def. Burkett, 10-3; 3, Keefer, BG, def. Robuck, 10-6.

DOUBLES: 1, Sullivan-Clarke, BG, def. Shouk-Carthew, 10-2; 2, Nale-Wharton, BG, def. Buligard-Wook, 10-0.

Records: Johnstown (0-12); Bishop Guilfoyle (8-3).

Altoona triumphs

Chad Allender and Chris Reighard won singles matches, and the teams of Mustafa Ahmad and Sam Houk and Matt Eiman and Joey Settimio won doubles matches in Altoona’s 4-1 victory over Mifflin County at the Leopold Rec Center in high school tennis.

The Mountain Lions improved to 10-1.

SINGLES: 1, Allender, A, def. Saltzer, 6-1, 6-3; 2, Deenedetto, MC, def. Good, 6-3, 6-4; 3, Reighard, A, def. Morgan, 6-1, 6-2

DOUBLES: 1, Ahmad-Houk, A, def. Donaldson-Reniger, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5; 2, Eiman-Settimio, A, def. Hugendubber-Fox, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Records: Altoona (10-1). Mifflin County (8-10).

Tiger netters sweep

HOLLIDAYSBURG – Eric Miller won in both singles and doubles in the first meet, and Jordan Kirsch picked up victories in singles and as part of a doubles team as Hollidaysburg’s high school tennis team improved to 12-1 by sweeping Huntingdon in a doubleheader.

The Tigers took the first meet by a 7-0 count and prevailed in the second, 5-2.


SINGLES: 1, Johnson, Hb, def. Perow, 3-6, 6-0, 10-2; 2, E. Miller, Hb, def. Santos, 6-0, 6-0; 3, Cardakli, Hb, def. Port, 6-1, 6-0; 4, Sky, Hb, def. Mitchell, 6-3, 6-3.

DOUBLES: 1, E. Miller-Kirsch, Hb, def. Perow-Santos, 8-1; 2, Hayes-Kormanski, Hb, def. Port-Hark, 8-2; 3, Vonada-Martinelli, Hb, def. Acker-Griswald, 8-1.


SINGLES: 1, Sheetz, Hb, def. Perow, 8-2; 2, Kirsch, Hb, def. Santos, 8-0; 3, Cobler, Hb, def. Port, 8-4; 4, Nackley, Hb, def. Mitchell, 8-2.

DOUBLES: 1, Perow-Mitchell, Ht, def. Cobler-Cardakli, 8-7; 2, Santos-Port, Ht., def. Dodson-Emigh, 8-6; 3, J. Miller-Obid, Hb, def. Acker-Griswald, 8-5.

Records: Huntingdon (2-5); Hollidaysburg (12-1)

NC tops Lions

Tanner Baumgartner had 16 assists, eight digs and seven kills for Altoona as it fell to Northern Cambria, 21-25, 18-25, 18-25, in high school volleyball at the AAHS Fieldhouse.

Kody Clawson added seven service points and seven digs for Altoona, while Northern Cambria improved to 6-0.


ALTOONA: Clawson 7, Baker 5, Koelle 4, Smith 3, Baumgartner 3, Knepp 2.

Team records: Northern Cambria (6-0); Altoona (3-3).

JV: Altoona, 25-19, 24-26, 15-13.

Dragons fall

MARTINSBURG – Josh Brumbaugh had 19 assists and 15 service points, but Central gave up a two-set lead to DuBois en route to a 16-25, 23-25, 25-23, 25-21, 15-13 loss in high school volleyball.

Dylan Appleman had 12 service points, Robbie Dibert added 10, and Josh Link and Matt Price each had nine kills for the Scarlet Dragons.


CENTRAL: Brumbaugh 15, Appleman 12, Dibert 10, Link 8, Berti 7, Price 2.

Records: DuBois (2-5), Central (3-6).

JV: DuBois, 25-16, 25-13.

Tigers defeated

STATE COLLEGE – Mikayla Focht had five service points, three aces and four kills to lead Hollidaysburg, but the Lady Tigers fell to Park Forest, 25-16, 25-23, in junior high volleyball.

Records: Hollidaysburg (3-5).

JV: Park Forest, 25-16, 26-28, 15-9.

PC tops CC

EBENSBURG- The Central Cambria junior high girls volleyball team fell to Penn Cambria, 25-19, 25-23, as the Lady Red Devils fell to 1-5.

Central Cambria won the junior varsity match, 27-25, 17-25, 16-14.

Carroll tops Heights

EBENSBURG – Bishop Carroll defeated Cambria Heights, 25-10, 25-13, in junior high volleyball to improve its record to 10-1. Jordyn Platt had 11 service points, five kills and 14 assists, and Hannah Cotchen chipped in with seven kills.

JV: Bishop Carroll, 25-20, 25-18. Record: 9-2