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Top two seeds will meet in final

The top two seeded teams in the girls District 6 Class 2A doubles tennis championships have reached Wednesday’s title match with semifinal victories on Monday at the Gorilla House gymnasium.

The top-seeded team of Central Cambria’s Olivia Ratchford and Emma Ratchford will meet the second-seeded team of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s Erin Talko and Sarah Manna on Wednesday at noon at Mansion Park in the championship match.

ROUND OF 16

(1) O. Ratchford, E. Ratchford, Central Cambria, def. Mad. Hooper-Mar. Hooper, Bishop Guilfoyle, 6-1, 6-0; Cavrak-Podrebarac, Westmont Hilltop, def. Malkin-Learn, Richland, 6-1, 6-2; Mountain-Kensinger, Central, def. Leckey-Schilling, Bishop McCort, 6-1, 6-0; Poborski-Seese, Forest Hills, de.f Irvin-Reese, Tyrone, 6-1, 6-0. Markovich-Holtz, Central Cambria, def. Rager-Plank, Bishop McCort 6-0, 6-0; Grot-Walk, Tyrone, def. Gerko-Bell, Richland, 6-1, 6-0; May-Brooks, Central, def. Ray-Rivera, Forest Hills, 6-0, 4-6, 10-7; (2) Talko-Manna, Bishop Guilfoyle, def. Hong-Cortes, Westmont Hilltop, 6-1, 7-6.

QUARTERFINALS

Ratchford-Ratchford def. Cavrak-Podrebarac, 6-0-, 6-1; Mountain-Kensinger def. Poborski-Seese, 6-1, 6-1; Markovich-Holtz def. Grot-Walk, 6-2, 6-0; Talko-Manna def. May-Brooks, 6-0, 6-0.

SEMIFINALS

Ratchford-Ratchford def. Mountain-Kensinger, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1; Talko-Manna def. Markovich-Holtz, 6-2, 6-3.

Kelley sparks Altoona

Sophomore Mackenzie Kelly paced the field in 20:51 to lead the Altoona Area High School girls cross country team to a 26-29 victory over Penns Valley. Altoona also lost to State College (37-24), while State College defeated Penns Valley, 25-36.

In the boys meet, Penns Valley junior Brendan Colwell set a Logan course record in 15:56 in taking first place and leading Penns Valley to a victory over Altoona (29-30). State College defeated Altoona (21-35) and Penns Valley (26-33).

Sophomore Gabe Ebersole led Altoona with an eighth-place finish in 17:54.

BOYS

1, Colwell, PV, 15:56; 2, Sands, PV, 16:33; 3, Norton, SC, 17:12; 4, Bigger, SC, 17:14; 5, Endress, SC, 17:51; 6, Bullard, SC, 17:52; 7, Kelly, PV, 17:53; 8, Ebersole, A, 17:54; 9, Hatch, A, 17:57; 10, Henninger, A, 18:00.

GIRLS

1, Kelley, A, 20:51; 2, Hull, PV, 21:08; 3. Durn, PV, 21:11; 4, Porter, SC, 21:12; 5, Wilber, A, 21:23; 6, Dayrat, SC, 21:48; 7, Biddle, SC, 21:53; 8, Morningstar, SC, 22:00; 9, Scott, SC, 22:06; 10, Devan, SC, 22:18.

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