Mtn. Lions make semifinals

DERRY — North Allegheny had the Altoona Mountain Lions’ number Saturday at the Derry Invitational, defeating the Lions for their only two-game loss of the afternoon pool play before taking Altoona down again, 25-20, in the tournament semifinals in high school boys volleyball.

The Mountain Lions finished third out of 15 schools with a record of 8-5, including wins over Beaver County Christian (25-22) and Deer Lakes (25-23) in the play-in and quarterfinal rounds, respectively. Altoona finished morning pool play undefeated and split afternoon matches with Penn Trafford and tournament host Derry in addition to a win over Shaler.

Phillip Swartz ended the day with 56 kills, 45 digs, 12 blocks, 11 aces, and 30 service points for Altoona. Dalton Keller, the Mountain Lions’ service points leader with 33, led the team with 61 digs and added 16 kills, while Chris Ball had 61 assists to go with his 16 digs, and Masen Nartatez had 44 assists and seven digs.

Central went 0-10 in the tourney. In the morning pool, Central lost to Derry 25-8 and Norwin 25-10. In the afternoon pool, Central lost to Montour 25-16, 25-16, Huntingdon 25-14, 25-21, Latrobe 25-14, 25-17 and Fox Chapel 25-15, 25-19.

SERVICE POINTS

ALTOONA: Keller 33, Swartz 30, Barry 24, Nartatez 17, Ball 10, Gibbons 7, Synder 3, McCloskey 1.

BG finishes ninth

MANCHESTER — The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic boys volleyball team finished ninth out of 40 teams at the Northeastern High School Tournament.

The Marauders lost in the first round of the playoffs to Manheim Central, 15-12, 16-14. Manheim is ranked first in the state in the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association rankings.

In morning pool play, BG went 3-1, beating Freedom (30-26), York Suburban (30-16) and Seneca Valley (30-26) while losing to Lower Dauphin (30-26). The Marauders then downed Nazareth, 15-11, 15-6, in the play-in game to get to Manheim.

Tyler Rumbaugh led BG with 19 service points, 17 kills and 16 digs to go with Vincent Good’s 62 assists, 28 digs and 18 service points. Michael Burke added 16 kills, 14 digs and 14 service points, while teammate Brittan Wesner added 15 service points, 10 kills and five digs. The Marauders also got 28 kills, 11 service points and five blocks from Charles Paterson. Josh Welteroth added 19 digs.

SERVICE POINTS

BISHOP GUILFOYLE: Rumbaugh 19, Good 18, Wesner 15, Burke 14, Patterson 11, Spencer 9, Welteroth 3

Huntingdon romps

HUNTINGDON — Alex Mykut pitched a two-hitter, striking out eight with four walks as Huntingdon beat Somerset, 10-0, in high school baseball action.

Thanks to a six-run first inning, the game was called after five innings because of the mercy rule.

The Bearcats (3-0) also got two hits and three RBIs from Mykut. Ben Briggs added two hits and two RBIs, while Nick Gearhart added two RBIs to go with two hits and an RBI from Rece Ritchey.

SOMERSET (0): Yutzy ss-2b 200, Yachere dh 201, Gross cf 201, Norris p-ss 300, Maranowski 3b 100, Marteeny 1b 300, Frazier 2b-rf 101, Mulhollen rf-p 200, Leasock c 200, Fochtman lf 200. Totals — 18-0-2.

HUNTINGDON (10): Zanic 2b 300, Holesa ss 221, Showalter rf 220, Mykut p 312, Briggs 1b 312, Conner dh 200, Troha c 200, Fisher ph 100, Weglarz lf 100, Wagner pr 010, Gearhart 3b 211, R. Ritchey cf 212. Totals — 21-10-8.

SCORE BY INNINGS

Somerset 000 00X X — 0 2 1

Huntingdon 600 31X X — 10 8 1

E–Maranowski, Holesa. 2B–Mykut, Briggs. 3B–Holesa. RBI–Zanic, Mykut 3, Briggs 2, Gearhart 2, R. Ritchey. WP–Mykut. LP–Norris. SO–Mykut 8, Norris 1, Mulhollen 1. BB–Mykut 4, Norris 2, Mulhollen 2.

Records: Huntingdon (3-0), Somerset (0-1).

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