Fink fires 68 in tournament

CRESSON – Sinking Valley’s Artie Fink, Jr. took advantage of the fine scoring conditions in the Greater Altoona Tournament by firing a 4-under par score of 68. Scotch Valley’s Brian Hall was second with a 2-under par 70, while Iron Masters’ Ken Love finished the first day of play alone in third place with an even par 72.

On the ladies’ side, Scotch Valley’ Michelle Day leads the field with a score of 78. Iron Masters’ Gwen Paden and Summit’s Jessica Burlingame will go into tomorrow’s final round four shots back after shooting 82.

In team competition (where the three best scores are counted each day), the Sinking Valley men finished Saturday six shots clear of Iron Masters – with score of 216. The Summit ladies will carry an eight-stroke lead over Scotch Valley and Iron Masters after shooting a total of 252.

The final round will be held today at Scotch Valley Country Club near Hollidaysburg.

Men’s Results: Artie Fink, Jr (SiV)-68, Brian Hall (ScV)-70, Ken Love (IM)-72, Wes Elder (IM)-73, Terry DelBaggio (SiV)-73, David DeGol Jr (Sum)-74, Doug Fogel (Sum)-74, Leonard DelBaggio (SiV)-75, Wally Clapper (IM)-77, Rick Dillon (IM)-78, Mac Rosenbaum (ScV)-78, Quintin Dziabo (Sum)-78, Steve Genter (ScV)-79, Ben DelBaggio (SiV)-79, Todd Homan (PH)-80, Bill Allen (PH)-80, Jordan Kirsch (PH)-81, John Baker (PH)-81, Rick Holtz (Sum)-82, Dan Magee (ScV)-84.

Ladies’ Results: Michelle Day (ScV)-78, Gwen Paden (IM)-82, Jessica Burlingame (Sum)-82, LuAnn Dividock (Sum)-83, Deb Long (IM)-84, Suz Price (SiV)-84, Chris Sisto (ScV)-87, Anita Jo Petrusky (Sum)-87, Darlene Grove (PH)-88, Kate Conway (Sum)-89, Kathy Bottenfield (IM)-90, Cindy Trimarco (PH)-90, Denise Kelly (IM)-94, Jill Hileman (PH)-95, Elaine Magee (ScV)-95, Anna Myers (SiV)-97, Sandy Nypaver (ScV)-105, Jean Kelly (SiV)-106, Loaine Maier (SiV)-108,Nancy Moore (PH)-109.

Men’s Team Results: Sinking Valley- 216, Iron Masters- 222, Summit- 226, Scotch Valley- 227, Park Hills- 241.

Ladies’ Team Results: Summit- 252, Scotch Valley- 260, Iron Masters- 260, Park Hills- 273, Sinking Valley- 287.

DeGol advances

Hollidaysburg’s Anthony DeGol advanced through preliminary qualifying by shooting scores of 74, 70 and 66 at the Tour Pre-Qualifying event which concluded on Friday at Brunswick Country Club in Brunswick, Georgia. DeGol’s score placed him in a tie for 20th place in a field of 77 professionals the top 37 spots advanced to the next stage.

DeGol’s opening round of 74 left him in a tie for 57thplace. The second round started out slowly after he hit his opening tee shot out-of-bounds, but DeGol rebounded nicely – finishing with an even-par 70.

Hollingshead wins

Altoona’s Emilee Hollingsworth captured the No. 3 singles flight championship on Saturday in the 14th annual Mountain Lion Tennis Invitational at the Leopold Courts.

Hollingsworth defeated Mount Lebanon’s Morgan Happe in the finals, 7-5, 1-6, 11-9. She was the only player to beat a Mount Lebanon singles player or doubles team in the tournament. Mount Lebanon won the tourney with 39 points, and Altoona was second with 30. Hollidaysburg was fourth in the eight-team field.

Team Scores: Mount Lebanon 39; Altoona 30; Manheim Township 29; Hollidaysburg 24; Abington Heights 23; Conestoga Valley 15; Villa Maria 12; Indiana 10.

Flight Winners: 1 Singles: Kristi Riley (Mount Lebanon); 2 Singles: Skylar Morgan (Mount Lebanon); 3. Singles: Emilee Hollingsworth (Altoona); 1. Doubles: Mari Kate Reese-Christine Laderer (Mount Lebanon); 2. Doubles: Alexa Ward-Margot Austin (Mount Lebanon).

No. 1 Singles Tournament: Quarterfinals: Lauren Lucas (A) def. Laura Gribble (CV) 6-1, 6-2. Lucy Bujdos (I) def. Natalie Bird (VM) 7-6, 6-1. Tyra Abdalla (AH) def. Marissa Lanzel (H) 6-0, 6-1. Kristi Riley (ML) def. Emily Mann (MT) 6-1, 6-3. Semifinals: Lucas def. Bujdos 6-2, 6-1. Riley def. Abdalla 7-5, 2-6, 10-4. Backdraw Semis: Gribble def. Bird 7-5, 6-4. Lanzel def. Mann 7-6, 6-1. 7thand 8thplace match: Mann def. Bird 6-3, 6-1. 5thand 6thplace match: Lanzel def. Gribble 6-0, 6-1. 3rd-4thplace match: Abdalla def. Bujdos (default). Championship Match: Riley def. Lucas 6-1, 6-0.

No. 2 Singles Tournament: Quarterfinals: Emily Murphy (MT) def. Marina Dixon (A) 6-4, 6-1. Rachel Linton (CV) def. Kate Palko (I) 6-0, 6-0. Sierra Cobler (H) def. Jayne Reichel (VM) 6-2, 6-1. Skylar Morgan (ML) def. Cierra Beck (AH) 6-0, 6-1. Semifinals: Murphy def. Linton 6-1, 6-1. Morgan def. Cobler 6-1, 6-2. Backdraw semifinals: Dixon def. Palko 6-2, 6-0. Beck def. Reichel 4-6, 6-4, 10-4. 7th-8thplace match: Reichel def. Palko 6-1, 6-1. 5th-6thplace match: Dixon def. Beck 4-6, 6-3, 10-4. 3rd-4thplace match: Cobler def. Linton 6-2, 6-4. Championship Match: Morgan def. Murphy 6-1, 6-1.

No. 3 Singles Tournament: Quarterfinals: Emilee Hollingsworth (A) def. Caroline Matisse (AH) 6-0, 6-3. Doris Simic (MT) def. Carly Morrow (I) 6-2, 6-0. Morgan Happe (ML) def. Maisie Supp (H) 6-3, 6-4. Abigail Hallman (VM) def. Malia Dickson (CV) 3-6, 6-0, 10-6. Semifinals: Hollingsworth def. Simic 6-0, 6-4. Happe def. Hallman 6-4, 6-0. Backdraw Semifinals: Matisse def. Morrow 6-1, 6-2. Supp def. Dickson 6-0, 6-2. 7th-8thplace match: Morrow def. Dickson 6-0, 6-0. 5th-6thplace match: Supp def. Matisse 4-6, 6-1, 12-10. 3rd-4thplace Match: Simic def. Hallman 6-3, 6-0. Championship Match: Hollingsworth def. Happe 7-5, 1-6, 11-9.

No. 1 Doubles Tournament: Quarterfinals: Kayla Letscher-Julia Nagle (A) def. Elle Varner-Kylie Horvath (I) 6-0, 6-1. Addy Deery-Taylor Johnson (MT) def. Katie Decker-Rachel Sertz (AH) 2-6, 6-4, 10-6. Mari Kate Reese-Christine Laderer (ML) def. Toria Mayer-Claire Messina (VM) 6-0, 6-0. Alyssa Pheasant-Elyse Smilnak (H) def. Morgan Adams-Emily Patrick (CV) 6-2, 6-2. Semifinals: Deery-Johnson def. Nagle-Letscher 6-3, 6-0. Reese-Laderer def. Pheasant-Smilnak 6-2, 6-0. Backdraw Semifinals: Decker-Smertz def. Varner-Horvath 6-2, 6-1. Adams-Patrick def. Mayer-Messina 1-6, 6-0 10-7. 7th-8thplace match: Mayer-Messina def. Varner-Horvath 6-3, 6-3. 5th-6thplace match: Decker-Smertz def. Adams-Patrick 6-2, 6-1. 3rd-4thplace match: Alyssa Pheasant-Elyse Smilnak def. Nagle-Letscher 7-6, 6-1. Championship match: Reese-Laderer def. Deery-Johnson 6-1, 6-3.

No. 2 Doubles Tournament: Quarterfinals: Maddie Seidel-Kirstin Wills (A) def. Samantha Taylor-Danielle Winkler (VM) 6-2, 6-2. Alexa Ward-Margot Austin (ML) def. Margaret Borza-Ada Wang (CV) 6-1, 6-1. Elizabeth Brown-Carolyn Mann (MT) def. Annie Ruggles-Aly Baum (H) 6-1, 6-3. Catherine Pusateri-Jessica Rickwood (AH) def. Jennifer Han-Eugina Chun (I) 6-3, 6-2. Semifinals: Ward-Austin def. Wills-Seidel 6-2, 4-6, 10-8. Brown-Mann def. Pusateri-Rickwood 6-2, 6-3. Backdraw Semifinals: Borza-Wang def. Taylor-Winkler 6-3, 6-0. Ruggles-Baum def. Han-Chun 7-5, 6-2. 7th-8thplace match: Taylor-Winkler def. Han-chun 6-3, 6-0. 5th-6thplace match: Baum-Ruggles def. Borza-Wang 7-6, 6-1. 3rd-4thplace match: Seidel-Wills def. Pusateri-Rickwood 6-0, 6-0. Championship: Ward-Austin def. Brown-Mann 6-3, 6-1.

Altoona triumphs

Mason Betar connected with John Carper on a 21-yard touchdown pass and the Altoona defense forced a fumble at its own 1-yard line to hold off a rally in the fourth quarter in a 9-0 victory over Kiski Area in junior varsity football at Mansion Park.


Kiski Area0 0 0 0 – 0

Altoona0 7 0 2 – 9

Second quarter

A-Carper 21 pass from Betar (Lingafelt kick), 9:22.

Fourth quarter

A-Safety, 1:12.

Records: Altoona (1-1); Kiski Area (1-1).

Tigers’ jayvees prevail

HOLLIDAYSBURG – Jon Bilek scored on a 15-yard run and a 62-yard pass from Mitch Augustine to help Hollidaysburg edge Greensburg Salem, 21-16 in junior varsity football at Tiger Stadium.

Tevin Crawford also scored on a 20-yard run.


Greensburg Salem0 8 2 6 – 16

Hollidaysburg0 14 7 0 – 21

H-Bilek 15 run (Hiott kick).

GS-Jones 6 run (run).

H-Bilek 62 pass from Augustine (Hiott kick).

GS-Safety, Hiott tackled in end zone.

H-Crawford 20 run (Hiott kick).

GS-Jones 1 run (run failed).

Records: Hollidaysburg (2-0).

Altoona takes sixth

KUTZTOWN – The Altoona Area High School boys cross country team placed sixth out of 24 teams in the Gold Division of the PennTrack Invitational at Kutztown University.

Dominic Stroh was Altoona’s top finisher in 16th place with a time of 16 minutes, 39 seconds. Brad Foust finished with a 17:07, and Williamsburg’s Bryce England ran unattached to finish in 17:10.

“We were pleased to have five boys in the top 53 in this early-season race loaded with great talent,” Altoona coach Lee Baranik said. “Dominic Stroh really had a great race by getting in the top 20 early in the contest and gradually moving up.

The Altoona girls placed 22nd out of 26 teams in the Gold Division. Morgan Pensyl was 60th in 20:51.


Teams: 1. Lower Dauphin 77; 2. Severna Park, Md., 92; 3. Red Land, 123; 4. Cedar Crest, 137; 5. Bethlehem Freedom, 167; 6. Altoona, 190.

Individuals: 1, Dominic Deluca, Dallas, 15:43. Altoona finishers: 16. Dominic Stroh, 16:39; 29. Brad Foust, 17:07; 47. Kyle Heasley, 17:26; 48. Mitch Endress, 17:28; 53. Jerrod Sunderland, 17:34; 75. Joe Uliano 17:48; 131. Mason McGinnis, 19:00.


Teams: 1, Pennsbury, 84.

Individuals: 1, Kennedy Weisner, Elk County Catholic, 17:49 (course record); 2, Elizabeth Chikotas, Saucon Valley, 18:03; 3, Mady Clahane, Cumberland Valley, 18:09. Altoona finishers: 60. Morgan Pensyl, 20:51; 104. Ali Conrad, 21:57; 128. Diand Debernardis; 141. Ali Fama 23:00; 145. Brianna Geist 23:05; 147. Ellie Sohmer 23:06; 160. Zoe Delozier 24:16.


Teams: 11, Altoona.

Individuals: 1, Olivia Lafferty, Central Bucks East, 21:09. 53. Shae Imler, Altoona, 24:13.


2500 meters: 14, Julia Sunderland, Altoona, 11:15.61.

Carroll wins tourney

PHILIPSBURG – The Bishop Carroll Catholic Lady Huskies volleyball team defeated West Branch, 25-17, 25-14, to win the championship of the 10th annual Jen Marcinko JV volleyball tournament at Philipsburg-Osceola High School.


n Altoona finished third out of 10 teams in the Warren Junior Varsity Volleyball Invitational after the Spikes lost to Bradford, 25-21, 25-9, in the semifinals. Micaleigh Noll had 15 blocks, Marena Simington had 25 digs, Alyssa Fasolo had 12 aces and Lydia Greaser had 32 assists. Rachel Borst added eight kills.

n The Hollidaysburg junior varsity volleyball team advanced to the second round of the Derry Area JV tournament before losing to the host team. Hollidaysburg went 3-3 in pool play against Penn Hills, Penn Trafford and West Shamokin.

The Tigers won the first round of the playoffs against Ford City but then fell to Derry, 26-24.

Rachel Gualdoni led Hollidaysburg in kills with 13, while Miranda Rhodes had 12 assists. Hannah Civils earned 14 service points and seven aces.