Central, Glendale, Claysburg-Kimmel will be well represented

UNIVERSITY PARK — Central, Glendale and Claysburg-Kimmel will each have two players in this year’s annual Pennsylvania Softball Coaches’ Association All-Star game.

The game, pitting all-stars from District 6 versus all-stars from District 4, will be held on June 20 at Beard Field at Nittany Lion Softball Park. Game time is slated for 6 p.m.

Infielder Raelynne Grabill and outfielder Mikalynn Bauman will represent Claysburg for District 6, outfielder Makenzie Lukehart and catcher Kristen Hewitt will represent Glendale, and infielders Olivia Smith and Jenna Ritchey of Central will also be part of the team.

Other District 6 team members from the Mirror coverage area include Philipsburg-Osceola infielder Hannah Thompson and Moshannon Valley pitcher/outfielder Sidney Lewis.

Other District 6 players are Mifflin County infielder Eleana Eckley and pitcher Hanna Kanagy, Southern Huntingdon first baseman/catcher Baylee Jenkins, Mount Union first baseman/catcher Diana Roher, outfielder Taylor Fortney and pitcher/infielder Sarah Gearhart, Bellefonte infielders Rianna Trexler and Alexis Wetzler, Bald Eagle Area first baseman Mackenzie McCloskey and West Branch outfielder Skylar Ceprish and pitcher Lizzy Scott.

In the middle of the 10-inning game, the new class of Hall of Fame inductees will be introduced.

The 2018 class includes, Bellwood-Antis’ Taylor Payne, Philipsburg-Osceola’s Kate Burge and Carly Gonder, Southern Huntingdon’s McKenna Garlock, Bellefonte’s Erica Devinney, Moshannon Valley’s Sarah Rebar, Mount Union’s Ashlyn Drake and Central’s Taylor McKnight.

LHAC teams released

The Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference released their spring sports all-conference and coach of the year selections, and it was a four-way tie for the top coaching job in softball.

The award this year will be shared by Penn Cambria’s Jake Casale, Cambria Heights’ Drew Thoms, Somerset’s Craig Stinebeiser and Bishop McCort’s Rick Conrad.

Named to the team locally were Morgan Thompson (Bedford), Emma Simmons (Bishop Carroll), Theresa Dodson (Bishop Guilfoyle), Charlotte Farabaugh (Cambria Heights), Mackenzie Keiper (Central Cambria) and Casey Reese (Penn Cambria).

Named to the team in baseball were Josh Yasulitis (Bishop Guilfoyle), Mason Ronan (Penn Cambria), Davis Kline (Bedford), Devin Renzi (Central Cambria), Carson Ertter (Bishop Carroll) and Brandon Bearer (Cambria Heights). Forest Hills’ Joe Carpenter was voted top coach.

Making the team in boys track and field were Tyler Dawson and Mitch Zembower (Bedford), Trevor Hogue and Alex Karlheim (Bishop Carroll), Max Sankey and Paul Liebal (Bishop Guilfoyle), Evan Bobby and Zach Farabaugh (Cambria Heights) Kayden Kutchman and Matt Holsinger (Central Cambria) and John Slovikosky and Tyler Weigand (Penn Cambria). The coach of the year was Somerset’s Dan Starry.

Named to the girls track and field team were Lindsey Seifert and Jaden Fuller (Bedford), Maddie Murphy and Alyssa Martinazzi (Bishop Carroll), Tess Crider and Aurielle Brunner (Bishop Guilfoyle), Olivia Conrad and Quinn McElhenny (Cambria Heights), Paige Wess and McKenna Hayward (Central Cambria) and Lyric Janosik and Lauren Michina (Penn Cambria). Central Cambria’s Randy Wilson was voted top coach.

Making the team in tennis were Caleb Beidel (Bedford), Ryne Talko (Bishop Guilfoyle) and Isaac Elkin (Central Cambria). The coach of the year was Bedford’s Butch Beidle.

SOFTBALL

Morgan Thompson (Bedford), Emma Simmons (Bishop Carroll), Theresa Dodson (Bishop Guilfoyle), Lauren Dellett (Bishop McCort); Charlotte Farbaugh (Cambria Heights), Makenzie Keiper (Central Cambria), Erica Lybarger (Forest Hills), Shaelynn Myers (Johnstown), Case Rese (Penn Cambria), Morgan Bailey (Richland), Allie Lane (Somerset), Haylee Hockenberry (Westmont Hilltop).

BASEBALL

Brian Bernard (Forest Hills), Josh Yasulitis (Bishop Guilfoyle); Mason Ronan (Penn Cambria), Will Miller (Bishop McCort), Luke Wagner (Somerset), Davis Kline (Bedford), Cory Owens (Richland); Devin Renzi (Central Cambria), Camden Moors (Westmont Hilltop), Ryan Mastovich (Johnstown), Brandon Bearer (Cambria Heights)

BOYS TRACK AND FIELD

Tyler Dawson and Mitch Zembower (Bedford), Trevor Hogue and Alex Karlheim (Bishop Carroll), Max Sankey and Paul Liebal (Bishop Guilfoyle), Evan Bobby and Zach Farabaugh (Cambria Heights), Kayden Kutchman and Matt Holsinger (Central Cambria), Mitch Chunta and Jon Long (Forest Hills), Gerrell Simon and Darrien Berkins (Johnstown), John Slovikosky and Tyler Weigand (Penn Cambria), Kegan Smith and Austin Rodman (Richland), Chris Troll and Nick Hyde (Somerset), Mike Barbato and Grayson Moyer (Westmont Hilltop).

GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD

Lindsey Seifert and Jaden Fuller (Bedford), Maddie Murphy and Alyssa Martinazzi (Bishop Carroll), Tess Crider and Aurielle Brunner (Bishop Guilfoyle), Bridget Barbato and Courtney Smith (Bishop McCort), Olivia Conrad and Quinn McElhenny (Cambria Heights), Paige Wess and McKenna Hayward (Central Cambria), Kelsey Valko and Zoe Roush (Forest Hills), Kaleya Smothers and Gelecia Manor (Johnstown), Lyric Janosik and Lauren Michina (Penn Cambria), Morgan Gossard and Tierney Beebout (Richland), Elizabeth Close and Rosie Chan (Somerset), Olivia Brill and Elle Dorian (Westmont Hilltop)

TENNIS

Caleb Beidel (Bedford), Ryne Talko (Bishop Guilfoyle), Matt Petrosky (Bishop McCort), Isaac Elkin (Central Cambria), Cole Kazmierczyk (Richland), Adam Lorence (Somerset), Adam Kush (Westmont Hilltop).

Locals make team

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Three players from Blair United/Hollidaysburg Rugby were invited to attend the Rugby PA All State Tryouts this past weekend at Kutztown University. Freshman Ian DiPangrazio and juniors Gus Dellinger and Sam Haines were invited by state selectors to play against over 70 high school junior varsity and varsity rugby players from across Pennsylvania. The teams scrimmaged for 70 minutes in very hot temperatures.

After the tryouts, all three were selected to represent Rugby PA; Dellinger and Haines were both selected to the Pennsylvania All State Varsity Rugby team, and DiPangrazio was selected to the Junior Varsity team. Both teams will competein USA Rugby’s North East Regional Cup Tournament on June 16-17 in Rahway New Jersey, competing against state teams from Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Virginia. Players are then open to selection to becoming a USA High School All American. The All American squad represents the United States in international tournaments, as well as The Rugby World Cup for their ages.

All three players are football players at Hollidaysburg Area High School. Dellinger and Haines also wrestle there.

Lewis honored

LORETTO — Saint Francis senior receiver Kamron Lewis has been named a Preseason Third Team All-American by HERO Sports, announced on Tuesday. The senior collected Preseason All-America honors for the first time this year and the second straight season. Lewis is SFU’s 20th Preseason All-America selection since 2015.

Lewis is poised for a big 2018 season after a solid 2017 campaign. He caught 65 passes for 909 yards and six touchdowns. He ranked 14th in the FCS in receptions per game (6.5), 19th in yards per game (90.9) and 28th in total yards. Lewis had three performances over 100 yards, including a season-opening eight catch, 153-yard game vs. Lock Haven. Lewis set career highs with 15 catches for 202 yards, and a touchdown, at Bryant before catching five passes for 143 yards vs. Robert Morris. Lewis caught a touchdown pass in five of the first six games of the season.

The Fresno, Calif. native enters the season ranking second all-time at SFU with 2,494 yards. He needs 970 yards this season to pass Michael Caputo (3,464) for the SFU career record. Lewis also ranks fourth all-time in receptions (151), 94 away from Caputo’s record, and touchdown receptions (17), 14 behind Caputo.

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