Mt. Lebanon wins tennis invite

Scholastic digest

Mount Lebanon won the team title in the eight-team 18th annual Mountain Lion Girls Tennis Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

Mount Lebanon, which won four of the five titles, finished with 38 points, followed by Altoona (30) in second and Hollidaysburg and Villa Maria Academy tying for third with 27.

Altoona’s Jess Stevens had the best singles finish among area players with a second-place showing at No. 1. She fell to Mount Lebanon’s Golda Gershanok in the final.

In doubles, Altoona’s Kayley Burke and Alese Rinker finished second at No. 1, and Hollidaysburg’s Jenna Sheetz and Abigail Goodman were second at No. 2.

Team: 1. ML–Mount Lebanon 38; 2. A–Altoona 30; 3. VM–Villa Maria Academy and H–Hollidaysburg 27; 5. LC–Lancaster Catholic 26; 6. AH–Abington Heights 13; 7. I–Indiana 10; 8. CV–Conestoga Valley 9.

No. 1 singles: Stevens, A, def. Smith, LC, 8-1; Scala, CV, def. Carroll, AH, 8-3; Stevens def. Carroll, 8-0; Smith def. Scala, 8-2; Stevens def. Scala, 8-0; Smith def. Carroll, 8-0. Helsel, H, def. Heckert, I, 8-6; Gershanok, ML, def. DiMarco, VM, 8-2; DiMarco def. Helsel, 8-5; Gershanock def. Heckert, 8-2; Gershanok def. Helsel, 8-0; DiMarco def. Heckert, 8-6. Seventh: Heckert def. Carroll, 6-2, 6-1. Fifth: Helsel def. Scala, 6-0, 6-0. Third: DiMarco def. Smith, 6-1, 6-1. First: Gershanok def. Stevens, 6-2, 6-4.

No. 2 singles: Skelley, A, def. DellaValle, AH, 8-6; Midcap, LC, def. Bertig, I, 8-3; Skelley def. Bertig, 8-3; Midcap def. DellaValle, 8-4; Midcap def. Skelley, 8-6; DellaValle def. Bertig, 9-7. Delerme, H, def. Izzo, ML, 8-6; Thomas, VM, def. Eby, CV, 8-1; Thomas def. Delerme, 8-3; Izzo def. Eby, 8-4; Delerme def. Eby, 8-4; Thomas def. Izzo, 8-5. Seventh: Bertig def. Eby, 6-3, 6-3. Fifth: Delerme def. DellaValle, 6-0, 6-2. Third: Izzo def. Skelley, 6-2, 6-2. First: Thomas def. Midcap, 6-2, 6-1.

No. 3 singles: Hallinan, A, def. Nava, CV, 8-0; Masteller, ML, def. Koczwara, AH, 8-5; Hallinan def. Koczwara, 8-0; Masteller def. Nava, 8-1; Masteller def. Hallinan, 8-4. Ruggery, H, def. Kane, I, 8-0; Grasberger, LC, def. Prichard, VM, 8-6; Grasberger def. Ruggery, 8-5; Prichard def. Kane, 8-0; Ruggery def. Prichard, 8-6; Grasberger def. Kane, 8-3. Seventh: Kane def. Nava, 6-0, 6-1. Fifth: Prichard def. Koczware, 6-0, 6-0. Third: Ruggery def. Hallinan, 6-2, 6-3. First: Masteller def. Grasberger, 6-2, 6-1.

No. 1 doubles: Rinker-Burke, A, def. Dills-Gibbons, I, 8-2; Hardener-Clark, VM, def. Carter-Haldeman, CV, 8-1; Rinker-Burke def. Carter-Haldeman, 8-0; Hardener-Clark def. Dills-Gibbons, 8-6; Rinker-Burke def. Hardener-Clark, 8-4; Dills-Gibbons def. Carter-Haldeman, 8-4. Gannon-Carey, ML, def. Love-Jodon, H, 8-1; DeBord-San Jose, LC, def. Denison-Ross, AH, 8-4; Love-Jodon def. Denison-Ross, 8-0; Gannon-Carey def. DeBord-San Jose, 8-2; Love-Jodon def. DeBord-San Jose, 8-4; Gannon-Carey def. Denison-Ross, 8-0. Seventh: Carter-Haldeman def. Denison-Ros, 6-4, 3-6, 10-5. Fifth: DeBord-San Jose def. Dills-Gibbons, 7-6, 6-4. Third: Love-Jodon, H, def. Hardener-Clark, 6-2, 6-2. First: Gannon-Carey def. Rinker-Burke, 6-3, 6-1.

No. 2 doubles: Ward-Georgiades, ML, def. VonColln-Wilson, A, 8-3; Falcone-Turk, VM, def. Oakley-Spadafora, I, 8-1; VonColln-Hudson def. Oakley-Spadafora, 8-3; Ward-Georgiades def. Falcone-Turk, 8-2; VonColln-Wilson def. Falcone-Turk, 8-3; Ward-Georgiades def. Oakley-Spadafora, 8-0. Sheetz-Goodman, H, def. Hollister-McTamney-Prexta, LC, 8-1; Blaum-Poulson-Houser, AH, def. Steed-Kochanowski, CV, 8-3; Sheetz-Goodman def. Blaum-Poulson-Houser, 8-2; Steed-Kochanowski def. Hollister-McTamney-Prexta, 8-3; Sheetz-Goodman def. Steed-Kochanowski, 8-1; Hollister-McTamney-Prexta def. Blaum-Poulson-Houser, 8-5. Seventh: Steed-Kochanowski def. Oakley-Spadafora, 6-1, 6-1. Fifth: Falcone-Turk def. Hollister-McTamney-Prexta, 6-3, 6-2. Third: VonColln-Wilson def. Blaum-Poulson-Houser, 6-0, 6-0. First: Ward-Georgiades def. Goodman-Sheetz, 6-4, 6-1.

BEA takes SFU tourney

LORETTO — Bald Eagle Area defeated Westmont Hilltop, 25-22, 25-14, to win the championship of the Saint Francis University High School Girls Volleyball Tournament at the DeGol Arena.

Penn Cambria won the Silver championship with a 25-18, 25-21 victory over Huntingdon, while Punxsutawney captured the Bronze championship with a 25-21, 20-25, 15-10 win against Central.

Chestnut Ridge went 7-3 in the Gold bracket and finished ninth overall out of 26 teams. The Lady Lions lost to Hollidaysburg in a playoff first-round game. Megan Diehl had 50 assists, and Lydia Mock added 41 digs and 31 kills.

Altoona JVs fourth

MCMURRAY — The Altoona girls junior varsity volleyball team finished fourth in its pool at the 13-team Peters Township JV Tournament.

Altoona split with Baldwin, Thomas Jefferson and Elizabeth Forward, while getting swept by Serra Catholic. The Lady Spikers finished 3-5.

Anna Batrus had 19 digs to go with 16 kills from Lyzee Wilson, who was named to the all-tournament team. Maggie Fox added 32 assists.

SERVICE POINTS

Batrus 15, Fox 10, Horton 8, Troutman 7, Clawson 6, Savino 6, Albright 5, Zavalanski 4, Alwine 1.

Chamberlain leads AAHS

KUTZTOWN — The Altoona Area High School girls cross country team had seven girls compete at the Penn Track Invitational at Kutztown University.

The top Altoona finisher was Amanda Chamberlain, who finished 41st in 22:47.67. The race was won by Rebecca Snyder of Oley Valley in 18:57.30.

The junior varsity race winner was Grace Kolbe of Central Bucks West in 21:17.62. Altoona’s top JV runner was Gianna Marasco, who took 43rd in 24:02.91.

VARSITY RESULTS

Amanda Chamberlain, 41, 22:47.67; Riley Boutiller, 46, 22:51.14; Kayla Rosas, 74, 23:31.24; Morgan Baker, 80, 23:42.38; Aly Schobel, 81, 23:44.01; Regan Baker, 86, 23:50.88; Karlee Noel, 100, 24:16.03

JV RESULTS

Gianna Marasco, 43, 24:02.91; Julianna Kratzer, 46, 24:08.08; Ashley Futrell, 82, 24:55.56; Alauna Feathers, 95, 25:18.32; Jenahvi Nedimyer, 155, 27:10.91; Raina Plutko, 178, 27:50.41; Grace Osmolinski, 206, 28:29.53; Emily Rentz, 213, 28:38.45; Karenna Kauffman, 219, 28:54.89; Emily Henry, 232, 29:46.88; Jayla Riley, 238, 30:17.35; Maddison George, 239, 30:18.41; Kylee Wisor, 251, 31:41.7.

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