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Central Cambria boys, girls claim Carlisle Invitational titles

H.S. digest

CARLISLE — The Central Cambria boys and girls high school cross country teams each captured championships in the Champion Boys and Champion Girls field at the 28th annual Carlisle Invitational on Saturday.

In the girls race, the Lady Red Devils got a third-place finish from Annaliese Niebauer in 19:44.6, a fifth-place finish from Morgan Brandis and a sixth-place finish from Stella Kuntz.

Abigail Walwro, Alaina Sheehan, Keira Link and Faith Wilson finished 23rd, 24th, 26th and 29th, respectively, in the 176-runner field. The Lady Devils finished with 54 team points, well ahead of runner-up Lewisburg (127).

The CC boys also came out on top, 67-128, over runner-up Reservoir High School, highlighted by a fifth-place finish from Aiden Lechleitner in 16:58.8. Cody Roberts (seventh) and Devon Morgan (10th) also cracked the top-10 in the 199-runner field.

Evan George finished 19th, Elijah Wandel was 29th and Dom Kuntz was 35th for the Red Devils.

Altoona and Grier School competed in the Girls Challenge race, and Edith Manfred placed 25th for the Foxes with a time of 19:37.5, a personal best time.

Altoona’s best finish came from Reese Wilber, 60th.

The Mountain Lions also competed in the Boys Challenge race and got a 52nd-place finish from Aidan Kelley (16:52.3).

BOYS CHALLENGE TEAM SCORES

1, Severna Park High, MD, 101; University High, 102; LaSalle College High School, 107; 23, Altoona 594

ALTOONA BOYS FINISHERS

52, Kelley, 16:52; 66, Boutiller, 17:00; 121, Ebersole, Gabe, 17:32; 200, Woomer,C, 18:22.50; 201, Ebersole, Eli, 18:22.50; 228, Fox, 18:51

GIRLS CHALLENGE TEAM SCORES

1, Dallastown, 106; 2, Downingtown West, 146; 3, Loudon Valley, 159; 28, Altoona 691

ALTOONA GIRLS FINISHERS

60, Wilber, A. 20:26; 115, Kelley, 21:38; 175, Ciccarella, 22:40; 172, Stoltz, 22:36; 217, Fox, 23:31; 233, Rinehart, 24:11; 242, Reid, 25:08

Shaffer second

HERSHEY — Portage senior Lauren Shaffer finished second overall in the Class 1A PIAA Foundation Cross Country Invitational race with a time of 20:12.

Krista Jones of Elk Lake won the race in 20:02. Alex Chobany finished 17th in 22:00 for Portage, which finished fifth out of 22 teams.

On the boys side, Portage’s Josh Canavan finished 14th overall in 1A in 18:35.

In Class 3A, Hollidaysburg finished 26th as a team, but Ben Love finished 29th overall with a time of 17:21.

GIRLS 1A PORTAGE FINISHERS

2, Shaffer, 20:12; 17, Chobany, 22:00; 51, Hudak, 24:04; 64, C. Burkett, 24:45; 82, J. Burkett, 26:15; 125, Slanoc, 30:37; 130, Hodge, 31:24

GIRLS 3A HOLLIDAYSBURG FINISHERS

165, Burk, 24:18; 184, Clapper, 24:55; 187, Shanafelt, 25:25; 196, Clayton, 25:56; 215, Williams, 28:07; 227, Hunter, 34:34

BOYS 1A PORTAGE FINISHERS

14, Canavan, 18:35; 74, Corte, 20:31; 123, Sanner, 22:03; 156, Schad, 24:15

BOYS 2A HOLLIDAYSBURG FINISHERS

29, B. Love, 17:21; 41, C. Love, 17:34; 191, Watt, 20:41; 192, Pohar, 20:41; 204, Sibold, 21:39; 205, Manfred, 21:45; 218, Tyndall, 23:10

Altoona now 7-2

WILLIAMSPORT — Ashtyn Hileman had two goals, and Lauren Kiser had a goal and an assist to lead the Altoona girls soccer team to a 3-1 victory over Williamsport.

The Lady Lions are 7-2.

SCORE BY HALVES

Altoona 2 1 — 3

Williamsport 1 0 — 1

First Half: A–L. Kiser (Kravetz), 2:35; A–Hileman (L. Kiser), 20:37; W–Heimrich (unassisted), 25:38.

Second Half: A–Hileman (unassisted), 51:15.

Records: Altoona (7-2); Williamsport (4-2)

Central cruises

MARTINSBURG — Ben Theys had four goals and an assist, Zach Gahagan had two goals and three assists, and Jon Imler had two goals and two assists to lead Central to an 11-1 triumph over Johnstown in boys soccer.

Lane Kephart added two goals and an assist for Central.

SCORE BY HALVES

Johnstown 0 1 — 1

Central 9 2 — 11

First Half: C–Theys (Imler), 3:57; C–Theys (Gahagan), 5:18; C–Theys (Kephart), 6:44; C–Imler (Theys), 7:31; C–Kephart (Myers), 10:03; C–Theys (Imler), 10:52; C–Kephart (Gahagan), 13:43; C–Gahagan (unassisted), 31:29; C–Gahagan (Snider), 39:30.

Second Half: C–Imler (Gahagan), 49:50; C–Ritchey (unassisted), 62:00; J–Dietz (unassisted), 73:38.

Records: Johnstown (0-7); Central (5-4).

Lions shut out

WILLIAMSPORT — Jimmy Pombor had a hat trick and two assists to lead Williamsport past Altoona, 6-0, in boys soccer.

SCORE BY HALVES

Altoona 0 0 — 0

Williamsport 2 4 — 6

First Half: W–Pombor (unassisted), 2:21; W–Pombor (Brittain), 18:00.

Second Half: W–Casas (Pombor), 47:28; W–Casas (Pombor), 50:28; W–Kaar (Johnson), 69:42; W–Pombor (Lake), 74:15.

Records: Altoona (6-3); Williamsport (5-2).

Altoona makes semis

MECHANICSBURG — Altoona defeated Hershey, 25-21, in the Silver quarterfinals at the Cumberland Valley Invitational in girls volleyball before falling, 25-18, 25-12, in the semifinals to Central Dauphin.

The Lady Spikers defeated Covenant Christian, 25-15, 25-21, and Schyulkill Valley, 25-16, 25-21, in pool play and lost to Hempfield, 25-18, 25-16, and North Allegheny, 25-13, 25-14.

Evy Stroup finished with 33 assists, Sydney Stroup added 21 kills and 19 digs, and Aunye Counsman had 36 digs and 10 aces.

SERVICE POINTS

ALTOONA: Krull 15, S. Stroup 15, Papi 13, Counsman 12, Veneziano 12, E. Stroup 10, Page 5, Yost 5.

Tyrone defeated

MILL HALL — Tyrone slipped to 6-3 following a 5-0 loss to Central Mountain in girls tennis.

SINGLES: 1, Kwiatek, CM, def. Reese, 6-4, 4-6, (10-7); 2, Long, CM, def. Walk, 6-2, 6-1; 3, Blesh, CM, def. Irvin, 6-0, 6-4.

DOUBLES: 1, Gundy-Weaver, CM, def. Rhoades-VanProoyen, 6-4, 6-2; 2, Temple-Persun, CM, def. Butina-Seltzer, 6-1, 6-3.

Records: Tyrone (6-3); Central Mountain (7-4).

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