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Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference names All-Stars

The Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference recently announced its All-Star teams for the 2019 scholastic fall sports season. The following is a breakdown by sport:

Football

There were 24 athletes were named to the all-conference team from the Mirror coverage area. Bedford’s Jesse Arnold and Miles Washington were selected on offense, while on defense the Bisons’ Steven Ressler and Elijah Cook were selected.

Bishop Guilfoyle’s Keegan Myrick and Brady Bithell were offensive selections for the Marauders, while Hayden Fox and Ryan Negola were picked on defense.

Cambria Heights’ Jared Fox and Logan Strittmatter were the offensive picks for the Highlanders, while Zach Weakland and Riley Sclesky were named on defense.

For Central Cambria, Dylan Young and Eric Mertens were the Devils’ offensive selections, and on defense, Hobbs Dill and Luca Tsikalas got the nod.

Logan Pfister and Seth Holderman were the offensive picks for Chestnut Ridge, while the Lions’ Duane Knisley and Trey Maxwell represent the defense.

Rounding out the area’s LHAC football all-stars was Penn Cambria, who had Garrett Harrold and Nick Marinak on offense and on defense, Tanner Vinglish and Brandon Storm.

Boys soccer

There were 14 boys soccer athletes from the Mirror coverage area were named to the all-LHAC team.

Chase DeLong and Logan LaMarche were selected for Bedford, while Bishop Carroll’s Joey Bernard and Jackson Hudkins got the nod for the Huskies.

Bishop Guilfoyle’s Brennan Myrick and Alex Pownall were on the team, as well as Matt Davis and Luke Lamb of Cambria Heights, and Ben Young and Ryan Hunt of Central Cambria.

Closing out the local group ae Masen Osman and Evan Roose from Chestnut Ridge, and Penn Cambria’s Gabe Canineu and Red Niebauer.

Girls soccer

Bedford’s Taylor Downs and Lindsey Mowry were part of a 14-player group of local athletes to make All-LHAC for girls soccer.

Bishop Carroll’s nominees were Ellie Long and Molly Krumenaker, while Bishop Guilfoyle’s Gretta Levine and Fiona McConnell were picked.

Maddie Getsy and Abbey Kinney got the nod for Cambria Heights, Rebecca Cree and JoAnna Woods were picked for Central Cambria, and Audrianna Barnes and Elyse Barnes were selected for Chestnut Ridge.

Penn Cambria’s Madison Grove and Sydnie Reese round out the girls soccer group.

Bedford’s Jeff Thomas was named LHAC coach of the year.

Golf

Eight area golfers made the LHAC all-conference team, with two schools receiving two nominations.

Bedford’s Jared Turner, Bishop Carroll’s Taylor Ostinowsky, Bishop Guilfoyle’s A.J. Marasco, and Chestnut Ridge’s Kamden Clapper all made the All-LHAC team. Central Cambria’s Brian Walwro and Jaylee Sikora both got nominated, along with Gregory Caldwell and Kayla Ringler from Penn Cambria.

Cross Country

Seven boys and six girls from the Mirror coverage area made the all-LHAC team for cross country.

Bedford’s Van May and Savannah Nesbitt were selected for the Bisons, along with Bishop Carroll’s Ely Blaisdell.

Bishop Guilfoyle was represented by Coltin Cover and Jaiden Quinn, while Cambria Heights’ Brock Eckenrode and Maggie McMullen received nominations.

Central Cambria’s Toby Cree and Stella Kuntz made the team, along with Calan Bollman and Ava Whysong from Chestnut Ridge. Lastly, Penn Cambria’s Noah Lee and Kasey Farabaugh round out the group.

Central Cambria’s Randy Wilson was named coach of the year in both boys and girls cross country.

Girls volleyball

Seven area athletes were picked as LHAC all-conference selections in girls volleyball.

Bedford’s Riley Stahlman, Bishop Carroll’s Mara Yahner, Bishop Guilfoyle’s Emily Kasun, Cambria Heights’ Emily Henry, Central Cambria’s Elizabeth Bopp, Chestnut Ridge’s Belle Bosch and Penn Cambria’s Maddi Laret were all selected from the Mirror coverage area’s teams.

Jason Layman of Central Cambria was named LHAC coach of the year.

Girls tennis

Four tennis players from the Mirror coverage area were selected to the All-LHAC team.

Bedford’s Emily Ruhlman, Bishop Guilfoyle’s Erin Talko, Central Cambria’s Olivia Ratchford and Chestnut Ridge’s Hannah Smith were all-conference selections, and Central Cambria coach Kim Cavalier was named LHAC coach of the year.

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