CC’s Markovich to get Kush in district final

Three-time District 6 Class 2A singles champion Alyssa Kush of Westmont Hilltop cruised into her fourth career championship match on Monday.

Kush won two matches by 6-0, 6-0 scores over Central’s Tomi May and Tyrone’s Victoria Reese at Mansion Park to earn her spot in the final. She will face Central Cambria’s Corinne Markovich in Wednesday’s noon final at Richland High School.

Markovich beat Central’s Julia Ritchey, 6-2, 6-0, and Bishop Guilfoyle’s Erin Talko, 6-3, 6-4.

The Class 3A tournament will be held today at Mansion Park and run through the semifinals.

FIRST ROUND: Kush, Westmont Hilltop, bye. May, Central, def. Ray, Forest Hills, 6-4, 6-2. Reese, Tyrone, def. Gerte, Richland, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4; McCullough, Central Cambria, def. Mad. Hooper, Bishop Guilfoyle, 6-3, 6-3. Allen, Westmont Hilltop, def. Sivi, Richland, 6-1, 6-3. Talko, Bishop Guilfoyle, def. Daubert, Forest Hills, 6-2, 6-3. Ritchey, Central, def. Stricek, Tyrone, 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 6-3. Markovich, Central Cambria, bye.

QUARTERFINALS: Kush def. May, 6-0, 6-0. Reese def. McCullough, 6-3, 6-4. Talko def. Allen, 6-1, 6-3. Markovich def. Ritchey, 6-2, 6-0.

SEMIFINALS: Kush def. Reese, 6-0, 6-0. Markovich def. Talko, 6-3, 6-4.

Altoona triumphs

DuBOIS — The Altoona girls tennis team downed DuBois, 6-1, behind singles wins from Kendall Gates, Isabella Graham and Katie Hovan.

Doubles winners were Olivia McMinn and Brenna Rupert, Hovan and Graham, and Courtney Irwin and Kaylee Swain.

SINGLES: 1, Askey, D, def. Koehle, 6-7, 6-3, 10-8; 2, Gates, A, def. Lanzoni, 7-6, 6-1; 3, Graham, A, def. Lashinsky, 6-1, 6-0; 4, Hovan, A, def. Hnat, 6-3, 6-0.

DOUBLES: 1, McMinn-Rupert, A, def. Quairiere-Suhan, 8-1; 2, Hovan-Graham, A, def. Coleman-Kennedy, 8-0; 3, Irwin-Swain, A, def. Brantley-Miller, 8-3.

Records: Altoona (10-3); DuBois (5-9).

Cross country

Central boys prevail

MARTINSBURG — Tyler Beisinger won the boys race in 19 minutes, 59 seconds to help Central defeat Northern Bedford and Foundations Christian Academy by 15-50 scores in high school cross country.

The girls teams were unscored. Northern Bedford’s Savannah Harshberger won the race in 23:12.


1, Beisinger, C, 19:59; 2, Moyer, FC, 20:24; 3, Strayer, NB, 21:19; 4, Miller, NB, 21:25; 5, Knisely, C, 21:26; 6, Eckenrode, C, 22:25; 7, Wright, C, 22:53; 8, Kuster, C, 22:59; 9, Crilly, C, 23:34; 10, Olivieri, C, 23:37.


1, Harshberger, NB, 23:12; 2, Jeffries, C, 25:59; 3, Mowery, FC, 32:17.

Junior high: 1, Allison, C, 13:08; 2, Ritchey, NB, 14:43; 3, Moyer, FC, 16:30.


Portage boys prevail

CENTRAL CITY — The Portage boys golf team knocked off Shanksville-Stonycreek and Rockwood at Northwinds Golf Course by compiling a team score of 231.

George Kissell of Portage was the medalist with a 40. Rockwood finished with 247, and Shanksville had 270.

PORTAGE (231): Kissell 40, Dyche 45, Ellis 47, Jubina 49, Brickley 50.

ROCKWOOD (247): Felesky 43, Barclay 48, Sanner 50, Reilly 52, Show 54.

SHANKSVILLE-STONYCREEK (270): Leonard 49, Thiele 53, Maukulich 53, Hemminger 56, Saylor 59.

Records: Portage (7-4); Rockwood (8-2); Shanksville-Stonycreek (1-9).

Miksich wins tourney

JOHNSTOWN — Tyrone’s Cassidy Miksich shot an 87 to edge Westmont Hilltop’s Alyssa Kush by two strokes to win the girls championship at the Wheeling Invitational Sunday at Sunnehanna Country Club.

Kush helped Westmont Hilltop defeat Penn Cambria for the girls team title. Hollidaysburg’s Ashden Stitt finished third individually with a 98.

Penn Cambria’s best showing was Bella Spahr, who took fourth (103), while Central Cambria’s top golfer was Olivia Griffith (107).

State College’s John Olsen, the two-time defending District 6 Class 3A champion, won the boys title with a 70.

The State College team won the tourney. Tyrone finished sixth while Altoona was eighth and Penn Cambria 10th. Central Cambria and Hollidaysburg rounded out the local scoring at 11th and 12th, respectively.

Tyrone’s top golfer was Cyrus Ahlert (82) who finished tied for 10th, while Altoona was led by Trent Meyers, who tied for 13th at 83. Kyle Reese (86) finished tied for 19th while Central Cambria was led by Ian Mulligan (87), who placed 21st.


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