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Co-head coaches laid a solid foundation

In District 5, Football, Rockwood, Turkeyfoot Valley, WestPAC on June 29, 2009 at 11:25 pm

For five years, co-head coaches Jon Hale and Adam Rullo built a Rockwood football program.

In that time, the roster expanded from its original size of 16, the team made three playoff appearances and the groundwork has been laid for successful seasons to come. Now, the young coaches are moving on, leaving the reins to longtime assistant Jerry Kaizen.

But Rullo and Hale aren’t going far, and they certainly won’t be without a close eye on the program they developed. More…


Rockwood coach leading what he helped start

In District 5, Football, Rockwood, Turkeyfoot Valley, WestPAC on June 29, 2009 at 6:56 pm

The journey has come full circle for 43-year-old Jerry Kaizen.

One of the early supporters of bringing football back to Rockwood Area High School, Kaizen was named the team’s varsity head coach earlier this summer.

Kaizen takes over after the departure of co-head coaches Adam Rullo and Jon Hale, who led the team for the past five years. More…

All-county baseball team headed by Meyersdale duo

In Baseball, District 5, Meyersdale, WestPAC on June 26, 2009 at 8:44 am

Red Raiders shortstop and pitcher Matt Donaldson as well as coach Wayne Miller were the focus of the All-Somerset County baseball team.

Donaldson won player of the year honors while Miller was named the county’s coach of the year, according to a story in today’s Daily American. More…

Shanksville hoopster doing some good

In Basketball, Shanksville on June 24, 2009 at 9:48 am

A warm thank you this morning to Shanksville’s Steve Keller, who’s organizing a charity basketball tournament to benefit the Susan B. Komen for the Cure Foundation.

The Daily American has the article on Keller, who is getting the tournament together for his senior project.

Here’s to wishing the best to Keller and his efforts! It’s a pleasure to have such students in our midst.

Keller organizes benefit basketball tourney (The Daily American)

North Star wrestler keeps winning

In North Star, WestPAC, Wrestling on June 23, 2009 at 10:17 am

The Daily American catches up with North Star’s Nick Roberts to find out about a successful run at the National Duals.

Roberts won the PIAA championship this spring in his freshman year with the Cougars.

Roberts undefeated at National Duals (The Daily American)

South prevails again in Lantzy victory

In District 5, Football, WestPAC on June 21, 2009 at 9:54 am

North Star’s Cory Kaltenbaugh wasted little time doing what he did best in his three years as quarterback of the Cougars. He threw a touchdown pass just 18 seconds into the Ken Lantzy Finest 40 All-Star football game, and his South squad cruised to another victory, 50-38.

District 5 stars proved their worth with a sterling performance from Berlin’s Brett Hankinson, a touchdown catch from North Star’s Luke Zellem and power up front by way of North Star’s Matt Caola, Windber’s Jarod Spinelli and a host of others. More…

Softball awards dealt out

In District 5, North Star, Shade, Softball, WestPAC on June 20, 2009 at 9:21 am

It was a good day for Shade’s Erin Spinelli and North Star coach Christian Boyd as each claimed top honors on the All-Somerset County softball team.

The Daily American has the story.

Spinelli, Boyd claim top softball honors (The Daily American)

Two WestPAC talents leading South offense

In Conemaugh Township, Football, North Star, WestPAC on June 19, 2009 at 9:35 am

North Star’s Cory Kaltenbaugh and Conemaugh Township’s Matt Duray will be at the helm for the South in Saturday’s Ken Lantzy Finest 40 All-Star football game, and coach Ken Salem of Bishop McCort couldn’t be happier.

Read all about it from today’s Tribune-Democrat.

South’s “O” to air it out (The Tribune-Democrat)

Another WestPAC team searching for football coach

In Ferndale, Football, WestPAC on June 18, 2009 at 10:28 am

Ferndale becomes the third WestPAC football team to have to find a new coach this offseason.

After Conemaugh Valley hired Jim Fisher and Shade brought in Gene Boley, the Yellow Jackets’ Joe Arcurio has stepped down after two years at the helm. The Tribune-Democrat has the story. More…

North offense takes exception to South’s winning

In Football on June 18, 2009 at 10:21 am

The Tribune-Democrat’s Lantzy game coverage continues with a look at the offense on the North team.

North confident it can end South’s win streak (The Tribune-Democrat)