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PIAA girls championships: Day 2

In Central Cambria, District 5, District 6, LHAC, PIAA, Track and Field, WestPAC on May 24, 2009 at 6:32 am

The local girls continued to prove tough at the PIAA track and field championships, as evidenced by yet another Seymour pulling down a gold.

Kelsey Seymour took home the title in the 1,600-meter run.

Take a look at the other coverage of Day 2 here!

Seymour claims title in 1,600-meter run (The Tribune-Democrat)
Seymour’s plan pays off (Altoona Mirror)
NC’s Rocco takes second in javelin
(The Tribune-Democrat)
Lady Colts’ Rocco garners second in javelin
(Altoona Mirror)
PIAA track and field championships: Day 2
(WJAC-TV)
PIAA track and field results (The Tribune-Review)

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PIAA boys championship: Day 2

In Berlin, Bishop McCort, District 5, District 6, LHAC, PIAA, Track and Field, WestPAC on May 24, 2009 at 6:25 am

You read about Berlin sophomore Alex Will a few days ago, so it’s good to know he tied for eighth at the PIAA championships as a first-year high jumper!

Congrats, Alex!

Of course, there were a ton of other local athletes that fared well on Saturday, including Bishop McCort’s Jim Spisak, the runner-up in the 1,600-meter run.

Check out the local coverage here!

Spisak runner-up in 1600 (The Tribune-Democrat)
Ingle, Endress capture fourth (Altoona Mirror)
Altoona teams return home with two golds (Altoona Mirror)
PIAA track and field championships: Day 2 (WJAC-TV)
PIAA track and field results (The Tribune-Review)

United senior earns third in boys javelin

In Berlin, Bishop McCort, District 5, District 6, LHAC, PIAA, Track and Field, United on May 23, 2009 at 8:16 am

Tyler Capitosti fell short of his qualifying standard and finished third in the javelin at this year’s PIAA championships after a toss of 185 feet on Friday. He had qualified at 204 feet.

Berlin finished on the outside looking in in the 4×800-meter relay preliminaries, so there will be no trip to the finals for the Mountaineers. Meanwhile, Bishop McCort senior Jim Spisak won his heat of the 1,600 and will race in the finals today.

Here’s other coverage from our area papers and television stations!

Capitosti takes third in javelin (The Tribune-Democrat)
AAHS’ Nadolsky injured; Tyrone’s Shaffer medals (Altoona Mirror)
State track and field championships: Day 1 (WJAC-TV)
PIAA track and field results (The Tribune-Review)

The girls scene from Hershey led by NC’s Dunchack, CT’s Vann

In Bedford, Conemaugh Township, District 5, District 6, LHAC, Northern Cambria, PIAA, Track and Field, WestPAC on May 23, 2009 at 8:09 am

Conemaugh Township’s Kelly Vann finished third in the pole vault at the PIAA championships on Friday while Northern Cambria’s Janae Dunchack won her third state high jump championship. By the way, Dunchack’s still got another year to go!

Check out girls coverage from around the area papers and television stations!

Northern Cambria junior wins her third high jump title (The Tribune-Democrat)
Lady Colt junior wins third high jump gold medal (Altoona Mirror)
CT’s Vann takes bronze at PIAA track meet (The Daily American)
Bedford’s Harris earns silver (Altoona Mirror)
Bedford’s Harris second in long jump
(The Tribune-Democrat)
State track and field championships: Day 1 (WJAC-TV)
PIAA track and field results (The Tribune-Review)

New Shade football coach excited for opportunity

In District 5, Football, Shade, Shanksville, WestPAC on May 22, 2009 at 10:56 am

New Shade football coach Gene Boley is a well-traveled man, so it’s no real surprise that he’s willing to do it again to help rebuild the Panthers’ downtrodden program.

Boley will make his first visit as coach to get things going next week as he ventures north from Adairsville, Ga. More…

Berlin sophomore ready to break through

In Baseball, Basketball, Berlin, District 5, Football, PIAA, Track and Field, WestPAC on May 22, 2009 at 1:39 am

At 6-foot-6, Berlin sophomore Alex Will stands out. But this isn’t about standing out because he’s tall, it’s about standing out because, in this day and age, Alex Will is something special.

As if it wasn’t enough to be a star football and basketball player, Will is also a star baseball player and will compete this weekend in the high jump at the PIAA championships.

As if being a four-sport star isn’t hard enough, Will’s got another thing going for him.

You see, he’s also a sensational student, carrying a GPA near 4.6 and ranking him among the top 2 in his class.

Alex Will is indeed something special. More…

Somerset baseball can’t repeat in title tilt

In Baseball, Bishop McCort, District 6, LHAC, Portage, Somerset, WestPAC on May 22, 2009 at 1:36 am

The Golden Eagles booted the ball around and couldn’t make up for it at the plate as Bellefonte scored a 7-4 victory on Thursday.

According to a story in The Tribune-Democrat, Somerset had seven errors and the loss ended the season.

Read more about this and find links to all of the region’s baseball action after the jump. More…

Trojans come up short in softball championship game

In District 6, Greater Johnstown, Softball on May 22, 2009 at 1:22 am

The Johnstown Trojans couldn’t match the Bellefonte Lady Raiders, falling 6-2 in the District 6 Class AAA championship game in Hollidaysburg on Thursday.

Find more on the Trojans, as well as links to stories from Conemaugh Township and North Star after the jump. More…

DAILY DOSE: Local sports

In Roundups on May 22, 2009 at 1:10 am

Here’s the local roundups from our area papers for May 22:

The Tribune-Democrat: Local sports briefs

The Daily American: Local sports

Also,

Somerset County boys basketball round-up: Part II (The Daily American)

Junior hockey team holds presser to announce franchise

In Hockey on May 22, 2009 at 12:59 am

We told you about the United Junior Hockey League’s plan to put a franchise in Johnstown back on April 6. It was finally announced officially on Thursday.

The league held a press conference in town to introduce the league, which is aimed at kids age 15-20. More…