Claysburg, Glendale highlight ICC softball team
LOYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel and Glendale, which will play for the District 6 Class 1A championship on Thursday, placed a combined nine team members on the 2019 Inter-County Conference North All-Star Team.
Claysburg was represented by infielders Emily Claar and Haileigh Reed, outfielder Jazmin Kennedy, catcher Harleigh Cavender and pitcher Olivia Bushore, while Glendale first-teamers were infielders Olivia Reese and Alaney Vereshack, outfielder Madison Lukehart and pitcher Alexis Mulhollen.
Juniata Valley all-stars were outfielder Megan Belinda and designated player Brooke Boonie. Williamsburg pitcher Elizabeth Frederick was also a first-teamer along with Mount Union infielder Karrigan Woodward and outfielder Kadyn Crisswell, and West Branch outfielder Mallarie Maines.
Honorable mention picks were Ruthie Betts and Elishea Reed, West Branch; McKenzie Boozel, Morgan Brumbaugh, Payton Low and McKenna Shields, Mount Union; Jaidyn McCracken and Haley Schmidt, Bellwood-Antis; and Lilly Vereshack, Glendale.
Everett had three on the South first team — outfielder Brooke Colledge, catcher Alex Iseminger and designated player Kristen Ewing.
Northern Bedford pitcher Sarah Heck also made the first team along with Southern Huntingdon’s Emily Greenland, outfield; Haylie Boden and Carlee Leidy, infield; and pitcher Hattie Flood; McConnellsburg’s Julia Lafferty, outfield; Kylee Garland, infield; and Destiny Hall, pitcher; and Fannett-Metal outfielder Jamie Adams and infielder Morgan Ritchey.
South honorable mention picks were Sami Hensley, McConnellsburg; Jessie Covalt and Kyle Golden, Southern Fulton; Brittany Ebersole, Northern Bedford; and Klarissa Miley, Fannett-Metal.
LOYSBURG — Bellwood-Antis placed four players on the Inter-County Conference North Baseball All-Stars — infielder Alex Schmoke, outfielder John Kost, catcher Nick Plank and pitcher Travis Luensmann.
Claysburg-Kimmel first-teamers were outfielder RJ Helsel and pitcher Corey Chamberlain. Juniata Valley infielder Quinn Zinobile, Moshannon Valley infielder Alex Kitko and Glendale infielder Austin Hammerle were also first-teamers.
Rounding out the North squad were Mount Union infielder Ethan Carbaugh, outfielder Seth Smith, designated hitter Quinton Posey and pitcher Dylan Gearhart, and West Branch outfielder Josh Cantolina.
Honorable mention picks were Ryann Betres, Gabe Brower, Cam Collins and Jacob Hensor, Juniata Valley; Cannan Burket, Kyle Glass and Kobe Harr, Claysburg-Kimmel; Eddie Dale and Ayden Gutierrez, West Branch; Matt Harshberger, Mount Union; Mike Kitko, Moshannon Valley; and Lance Westover, Glendale.
Everett had three players on the South squad — infielder Macen Akers, catcher Karson Reffner and designated player Jared Colledge, and Tussey Mountain was represented by infielder Matthew Leonard.
Other South first-teamers were Southern Huntingdon outfielders JT Knepper and Zach Hundsinger, infielder Mason Smith and pitcher Josh Fleck; Forbes Road outfielder Logan DeShong and pitcher Grayson Hall, Fannett-Metal outfielder Frank Ryder, McConnellsburg infielder Donovan Garlock and Southern Fulton pitcher Gabe Stotler.
Honorable mention South picks were Kaden Lucko and Jordan Berkstresser, Tussey Mountain; Kyler Goshorn, Fannett-Metal; and Kole Kendall, Forbes Road.
ICC boys track
LOYSBURG — Bellwood-Antis’ Dylan Wilson was represented in four events for the Inter-County Conference Boys Track All-Star Team.
Wilson was the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles all-star, and he also was part of the 400 and 1600 relay teams. B-A’s Shawn Wolfe and Owen Shaulis, who were on both relays with Wilson, were also the 200 dash and long jump all-stars, respectively.
Bellwood was also represented by Zach Mallon (400 relay and triple jump), Joe Wertz (shot put) and Evan Frye (1600 relay).
Northern Bedford’s Ian Zimmerman was the 800 and 1600 run all-star and joined Josh Strayer, Caleb Diehl and Ian Sherlock as the 3200 relay all-star team. Zimmerman accumulated 284 points to become the ICC boys MVP, followed by Wilson (229) and Wolfe (215).
Sherlock was also the 3200 run all-star. Tussey Mountain was represented by Jarred Sipes (100 dash), David Smith (pole vault) and Cole Weist (javelin), and Everett had Bryson Clingerman (high jump).
Other first-teamers were Southern Fulton’s Casey Spade (400 dash), West Branch’s Dylan James (long jump) and Southern Huntingdon’s Brantley Collins (discus).
ICC girls track
LOYSBURG — Everett’s Kaitlyn Maxwell earned first-team status in the Inter-County Conference Girls All-Star Team in the 400 dash and 800 run by virtue of her PIAA Class 2A bronze and fifth-place medals, respectively.
Maxwell’s teammate, Ashley Yokum, earned 224 points to collect MVP honors. She was the top high jumper and joined Regan Seville, Alexis Twigg and Aliyah Kinder as the top 3200 relay team. Yokum edged out Southern Fulton’s Lydia Hiller (222 points) and Tussey Mountain’s Meghan Molosky (219 points) for MVP.
Hiller was the top 400 dash runner and joined Jillian Hiller, Sierra McDonald and Cheyenne Risbon as the top 1600 relay team, and Molosky was the top 100 dash and 200 dash sprinter.
Bellwood-Antis’ Jamyson Focht was the top 100 and 300 hurdler, Juniata Valley’s Morgan Hess was the all-star in the 1600 and 3200 runs, and Northern Bedford’s McKenzie Troutman was the top pole vaulter.
McConnellsburg’s Shelby Harnish was the top long jumper and joined Lainnie Glenn, Essence Robinson and Skylar Spiegle as the top 400 relay team. McConnellsburg was also represented by Hailey Dodson (shot put) and Katelyn Truax (discus).
Others on the first team were Southern Fulton’s Lindsey Hollenshead (triple jump) and Drew Gordon (javelin), West Branch’s Hailey Prestash (800 run) and Mount Union’s Emily Boozel (discus).
MVL baseball, softball
FLINTON — Glendale boasted three players on the first-ever Moshannon Valley League All-Star Baseball Team.
Glendale was represented by Austin Hammerle, Josh Potutschnig and Lance Westover. Moshannon Valley’s first-teamers were Alex Kitko and Mike Kitko.
Other all-stars were West Branch’s Josh Cantolina, Eddie Dale and Ayden Guitierrez, and Curwensville’s Avery Francisco.
Glendale also had three players on the MVL All-Star Softball Team — Alexis Mulhollen, Olivia Reese and Alaney Vereshack.
Also on the team were Mo Valley’s Chloe Blake and McKenzie McCoy, West Branch’s Ruthie Betts and Mallarie Maines, and Curwensville’s Joslynne Freyer and Abby Pentz.