Snyder named ICC MVP
LOYSBURG – Northern Bedford senior Maria Snyder earned the Inter-County Conference MVP award as the top point producer in girls track and field for the second year in a row.
Snyder, the top 1600- and 3200-meter runner, finished with 215 points to edge Bellwood-Antis’ Bailey Swogger, the top 200 dash runner, with 214 points and Northern Bedford teammate Leah Hershberger with 187 points.
Bellwood-Antis’ Seth Worthing, the top 100 and 200 runner, finished second in the boys scorers with 225 points, which was seven points less than what MVP Jacob Ashkettle of Southern Huntingdon earned. Worthing was the MVP in 2011 and shared the honor with Ashkettle last year.
Area girls all-stars included Swogger, Katy Leamer, Megan Martin, Michele Miller and Lauren Nevling of Bellwood-Antis, Baylee Beegle of Everett, Faith Leri of Juniata Valley, Jilian Bottenfield, Kit Fink, Breanna Leidy and Snyder of Northern Bedford, and Carlee Bussard, Samantha Coffman, Devin Folk, Morgan Lynn, Courtney Rupert and Amanda Stoudnour of Tussey Mountain.
Other area girls event leaders were Coffman (800), Lynn (300 hurdles), Beegle (long jump), Leamer (triple jump), Leri (high jump), Martin (pole vault), Bussard (shot put), the B-A 400 relay, Tussey 1600 relay and Northern Bedford 3200 relay.
Area boys all-stars included Worthing, Alex Bartlett, Kyle Bartlett, Andrew Burget, Samuel Mills, Ian O’Shea, Cameron Worthing and Owen Worthing of Bellwood-Antis and Zach Pressel of Northern Bedford.
Other area boys event leaders were Kyle Bartlett (1600 and 3200), Cameron Worthing (triple jump), Pressel (high jump) and the B-A 400, 1600 and 3200 relays.
OTHER BOYS ALL-STARS
McConnellsburg-Nick Daniels, Corey Hill. Southern Fulton-Jacob Ashkettle, Dylan Cross, Josh Voight. Southern Huntingdon-Aaron Thomas. West Branch-Lucas Kristofits, Luke Slippey.
OTHER GIRLS ALL-STARS
Fannett-Metal-Abby Turner. McConnellsburg–Samantha Roberts, Veronica Stone. Mount Union-Alana Saulen. Southern Fulton-Celina Merchant.
Heritage track and field
MARION CENTER – Northern Cambria placed five athletes on the Heritage Conference Boys Track and Field All-Conference Team.
Making the list were Tyler Olish, Evan Ludwig, Gus Yahner, Derek Bearer and Seth Bearer. NC’s Allison Kopera made the girls’ all-conference team.
Marion Center-Kyle Anderson, Jonathan Baker. Northern Cambria-Tyler Olish, Evan Ludwig, Gus Yahner, Derek Bearer, Seth Bearer. Ligonier Valley-Justin Piper, Nathan Crusan, Levi Gaynor, Dylan Jackman, Michael Keller, Tony Thomas, Jonathan Finer, Brandon Dickert, Carlos Chavez. Penns Manor-Dan Ferens, Cody Bytner. Homer-Center-Levi McCracken, John Capitosti, Cody Miller, Mike Newhouse, Jared Nealey, Devin Zayac, Logan Pollack. Purchase Line-Cameron Troupe, Taylor Antisdel, Dustin Karadus, Joe Price, Dan Learn, Luke Stolitza. United-Shawn Lichvar, Cabot Bisbee. Saltsburg-Ryan Horchar, Deion Robenson, Mitchel Yard.
Homer-Center-Heather Paynter. Marion Center-Camber Heinle, Danniele Fulmer, Hannah Fulton, Taylor Woodrow, Alex Oterson. United-Laken Pudliner, Maggie Slawson, Kennedy Fletcher, Wendi Walsh. Saltsburg-Kiana Reed, Bayli Zimmerman, Nicole Boyer, Corrine Moore, Michaela Simpson. Northern Cambria-Allison Kopera. Purchase Line-Melanie Hilliard. Penns Manor-Jennifer Knezovich, Caitlyn Bence, Devon Bratton, Sarah DaBella. Ligonier Valley-Jasmine Conner, Madi McLaughlin, Miranda Campbell, Stephanie Heming, Michaels Long.
WestPAC spring sports
MEYERSDALE – Portage placed four players on the WestPAC Softball All-Conference Team.
Jordan Forst, Haley Heidler, Savannah Layc and Emily McCabe were the Lady Mustangs’ representatives on the WestPac softball team. Other Portage spring sports honorees were Michael Bryja and Evan Price in baseball, Paul Husar in boys track and field and Olivia McCabe in girls track and field.
BOYS TRACK AND FIELD
Berlin-Alex Clark. Blacklick Valley-Tyloer McEvoy, Justin Paul. Conemaugh Township-Tanner Cahill. Meyersdale-Collin Day. Portage-Paul Husar. Rockwood-John Knox. Shade-Baily Blackburn, Connor Fleegle, Logan Glessner, David Marghella, Brock Medva, Matt Orner, Jonathan Reynolds, Jordan Wilt. Windber-Dustin Blough, Kevin Charney, Austin Leonardis, Tyler Neff, Trevor Neri, Dan Tomlinson, Devon Tomlinson, Cody Stenger.
GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD
Berlin-Brieona Broadwater, Shelby Coughenour, Erica Craig, Catelyn Hittie, Rachel Luprek, Gina Trulick, Lara Will. Blacklick Valley-Josie Roberts. Conemaugh Township-Katelyn Oleskey. Meyersdale-Marsha Baker. Portage-Olivia McCabe. Rockwood-Sarah Foy. Shade-Sara Berkebile. Windber-Jenna Bracken, Hattie Charney, Miranda Heinrich, Steph Ponczek, Alex Shank, Annalee Tokarsky, Autumn Toki, Lauren Vasas, Kaitlin Weaver.
Berlin-Jocelyn Mort, Kristin Paul. Blacklick Valley-Bailee Rhoades. Conemaugh Township-Kayla Luprek, Tara Rosa, Britany Siehl. Conemaugh Valley-Jamie Cekada, Bobbie Sue Kist. Ferndale-Taylor Yuhas, Lauren Olshewsky. Meyersdale-Savannah Leonard, Abigail Stahl. North Star-Morgan Cannin, Courtney Schrock. Portage-Jordan Forst, Haley Heidler, Savannah Layo, Emily McCabe. Rockwood-Samantha Emert, Laurel LaLone. Salisbury-Emily Lowery, Kaylyn McKenzie. Shade-Kaily Karl, Destiny Pruss, Lexie Rapsky. Shanksville-Kelsey Foor. Turkeyfoot Valley-Nicole Snyder, Kailee Tressler. Windber-Sarah Hartman, Hanna Tomlinson.
Berlin-Alex Coleman, Dustin Coughenour. Blacklick Valley-Thomas O’Connel, John Sheesley. Conemaugh Township-Dillon Boyer, Bruno Rosa. Conemaugh Valley-Adam Barnouski, Anthony Verno. Ferndale-Isaiah Sajatovich, Chad Eisenhuth. Meyersdale-Connor Christner, Steven Haer, Lance Leydig. North Star-Derek Mullen, Brantley Rice, Tony Strasiser, Shane Supanik. Portage-Michael Bryja, Evan Price. Rockwood-Ethan Keefer, Zachary Shaulis. Salisbury-Brandon Bodes, Doug Foy. Shade-Brian Spangler, Nash Walker. Shanksville-Austin Thompson. Turkeyfoot Valley-Tyler Murray, Austin Orndorff. Windber-Steve Moxim, Tyler Zabrucky.