Tiger tennis still undefeated

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg defeated Juniata, 4-1, in a boys tennis matchup of last year’s District 6 Class 3A and 2A team champions on Monday.

Nathan Barton and Ben Johnson won singles matches for the Golden Tigers, and Haddy Obeid and Colin Edgell and Trent Gallagher and Nolen Tyndall won doubles matches for Hollidaysburg, which improved to 3-0.

SINGLES: 1. Nathan Barton, H, def Gavin Kint, 6-2, 6-0; 2. Max Lauver, J, def Jadd Younes, 6-3, 2-6, (10-8); 3. Ben Johnson, H, def Adam French, 6-4, 6-3.

DOUBLES: 1. Haddy Obeid-Colin Edgell, H, def Emmett Hibbs-Xane Whitesel, 6-4, 7-6; 2. Trent Gallagher-Nolen Tyndall, H, def Ethan Becker-Chris Martin, 6-1, 6-0.

Records: Hollidaysburg (3-0); Juniata (0-1).

Players honored

STATE COLLEGE — Several area high school football players were honored Sunday at the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Football Foundation awards dinner at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center.

A total of 54 athletes were honored by the NFF for their success on the field, in the classroom and a commitment to community service.

The following local players were recognized as high school scholar-athlete award winners: Connor Reimer (Altoona), Mercury Swaim (Bedford), Sean Mallon (Bellwood-Antis), Anthony Edwards (Bishop Guilfoyle), Tanner Hite (Cambria Heights), Josh Waite (Central), Jonah Hillegass (Chestnut Ridge), Wyatt Buell (Claysburg-Kimmel), Calvin Iseminger (Everett), Suds Dubler (Glendale), Mark McCoy (Hollidaysburg), Mason Somers (Huntingdon), Michael Miller (Juniata Valley), Ethan Webb (Moshannon Valley), Brooks Snider (Northern Bedford), Cole Eberhart (Penn Cambria), Andrew Faust (Philipsburg-Osceola), Chad Weist (Tussey Mountain) and Trent Smith (Tyrone).

In addition, Penn State’s Vlad Hilling — a Hollidaysburg graduate — was selected as the NFF/College Hall of Fame college scholar-athlete award winner.

Special Olympics set

More than 70 Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes will be competing in the Central Bowling Competition this Sunday at Bellefonte Lanes in Centre County.

The event will run from 10:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

This is the part of a series of five bowling competitions that are being held around the state. For more information, call 610-630-9450 or email hfuzak@specialolympicspa.org. On the day of the event, call 917-509-5290 or email echristiansen@specialolympics.org

Special Olympics Pennsylvania provides year-round training and competition in 21 Olympic-type sports to more than 16,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities or closely related developmental disabilities.

Big game tonight

The IUP men’s basketball team plays Hillsdale College tonight in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II championship.

The game will be played in Evansville, Indiana. IUP is 32-2 while Hillsdale is 23-7. IUP, coached by Joe Lombardi, is making its 11th NCAA tourney appearance under the one-time Saint Francis assistant.


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