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Tyrone grad captures AMCC honor

LOCAL DIGEST

Penn State Altoona freshman Madison Coleman was selected the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s Women’s Swimmer of the Week on Monday.

Coleman (Tyrone) helped lead the Penn State Altoona women’s swimming team to its first-ever win over AMCC opponent Penn State Behrend during the Lions’ home meet last weekend. The freshman had three individual first-place finishes and was also part of the relay team that provided the go-ahead points for the Lady Lions in the final event of the meet.

She won the 200 free, 50 free and 500 free, and teamed up to help win the 400 freestyle relay. This is Coleman’s first career AMCC Swimmer of the Week award.

Red Flash award

LORETTO — Ramiir Dixon-Conover, a member of the Saint Francis University men’s basketball team, was named a Northeast Conference Prime Performer for the week.

It is the second time this season he has earned the honor and the eighth time in his career.

Dixon-Conover averaged 16.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game in a week in a loss to Ohio and a win over Bucknell. The redshirt senior started the week with a career-high 23 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals against Bucknell. Against Ohio, Dixon-Conover had 10 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals.

He has registered double figures in five of the six games he has played including three games with at least 16 points.

Dixon-Conover leads the Red Flash with 13.8 points per game. leading the league in assists

D5 recognition

Bedford seniors Emma Harclerode and Natalie Lippencott, along with junior Bailey Stahlman, led the District 5 Class 2A girls volleyball all-district selections.

Chestnut Ridge had senior Riley Frankenberry and juniors Belle Bosch and Leah Winegardner. Honorable mention picks in 2A were Everett sophomore Marissa Hillegas and North Star junior Anna Grandas.

Class 1A first teamers were Tussey Mountain junior Brooke Horton, Conemaugh Township’s Chloe Bidelman and Ryley Maldet, Berlin Brothersvalley’s Lyndee Ickes and Kassidy Smith, Shade’s Jenna Muha and Shanksville-Stonycreek’s Josie Snyder.

Class 1A second teamers were Berlin’s Jennifer Countryman, Kylee Hartman and Maddy Nemeth, Fannett-Metal’s Hailey Hill, Rockwood’s Kendra Kalp, Shade’s Cassie Mauger and Shanksville’s Rylee Snyder.

A Lion in PNC Park

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State baseball team’s game against Pittsburgh on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 will be played in PNC Park.

Penn State will play in PNC Park for the third time since 2017. The Nittany Lions met West Virginia at PNC Park in 2017 and 2019.

The Nittany Lions and Panthers have met 135 times in program history. Penn State leads the all-time series, 88-46-1. The teams last played in 2019, splitting two games.

Tickets to the game will go on sale soon for the matchup at pirates.com/collegebaseball.

Tickets are $10 each. However, students and alumni can use discount codes. The discount code for students is PSUSTUDENT and for alumni it’s Nittanylion.

Scramble held

HOLLIDAYSBURG — There were two winning teams crowned this past weekend at the Cross Country Scramble golf event held at the Scotch Valley Country Club.

Winning the Mountain Division — in a tie — were the teams of Scott Kline and Nick Lytle, along with Jody Dawson and Rafe Hite. Both finished at 37. Third-place honors — also a tie — at 38 were the teams of Justin Ohler-Jeff Wolfe and Reese and Scott McDermitt. Brian and Greg Dinges were next at 43.

In the Valley Division, James Russell and Ronnie Garbinsky, along with Cory Storm and JJ Collins, tied for first at 39. Finishing tied for third was the teams of Cory Despot-Mark Hammond and Brad Codd-Chris Nelson. Sandy Nypaver-Jess Genter followed at 50.

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