LHAC releases spring all-conference squads

The Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference released their all-conference selections for the 2022 spring sports season on Friday.

In baseball, Central’s A.J. Hoenstine was named coach of the year and two of his players made the team, Paxton Kling and Jonah Snowberger. Other locals included Bishop Carroll’s Luke Repko, Bishop Guilfoyle’s Devyn DeGennaro, Central Cambria’s Zachary Taylor and Penn Cambria Vinny Chirdon.

In softball, three coaches shared the top coach of the year honor — Central’s Jonathan Burkett, Central Cambria’s Stephen Ruddek and Westmont Hilltop’s Monica Cox.

Central and Central Cambria each put two players on the team. The Lady Dragons’ Lacey Lynn and Taylor Stock made it, as did Lady Red Devils Kami Kamzik and Aubrey Ruddek.

Other locals included Bishop Guilfoyle’s Angelina Melgar and Penn Cambria’s Lily Sheehan.

In track and field, for boys, Central Cambria’s Matt Miller was named the top coach. Making the team from his squad included Josh Contorchick and Jameson O’Brien. Other locals included Bishop Carroll’s Blaine Farabaugh and Jake Harker, Bishop Guilfoyle’s Aaron Sleeth and P.J. Pollock, Central’s Shalen Yingling and Kade Rhule, as well as Penn Cambria’s Carter McDermott and Josh Stolarski.

On the girls side, Forest Hills’ Tom Hunter was named coach of the year. Making the team locally included Bishop Carroll’s Tatum Laughard, Bishop Guilfoyle’s Jaden Quinn and Mara Fitzpatrick, Central’s Leah Decker and Elana Decker, Central Cambria’s Faith Wilson and Abigail George, along with Penn Cambria’s Jerzy Vinglish and Emma Sawinski.



Bedford: Nick Beard, Tristen Ruffley; Bishop McCort: Ryan Jaber; Richland: Munir Murad; Somerset: Liam Egal; Westmont Hilltop: Charlie Snee


Bedford: Mercury Swaim; Bishop McCort: Mason Pfeil; Chestnut Ridge: Matt Whysong; Forest Hills: Kirk Bearjar; Johnstown: Brock Mroczka; Richland: Ethan Janidlo; Somerset: Brad Bruner; Westmont Hilltop: Gavin Hockenberry


Bedford: Ethan Weber and Kevin Ressler; Bishop McCort: Austin Duncan and Chase Gleason; Chestnut Ridge: Calan Bollman and Jonah Hillegas; Forest Hills: Mikel Gray and Colten Danel; Johnstown: Alijah Gibson and Eli Gunby; Richland: Evan McCracken and Logan Gossard; Somerset: Alex Carr and Aiden DiBuono; Westmont Hilltop: Derek George and Ryan Kovach


Bedford: Natalie Lippincott and April Becker; Bishop McCort: Gianna Gallucci and Kiersten Way; Chestnut Ridge: Ava Whysong and Belle Bosch; Forest Hills: Bethan Conant and Remingtyn Smith; Johnstown: Sade Brown and Irelan Urban; Richland: Delaney Yost and Sasha Garnett; Somerset: Sydney Rush and Hailey Rios; Westmont Hilltop: Julian Kane and Morgan Faight


Bedford: Lindsay Bulger; Bishop McCort: Kayleigh Horner; Chestnut Ridge: Alyssa Henderson; Forest Hills: Mylee Gdula; Johnstown: Kara Szczur; Richland: Aubrianna Henry; Somerset: Willa Sharbaugh; Westmont Hilltop: Zailees Seda Fas, Kelly Sheehan


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