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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)

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…

Shealer defies odds to carve out successful career

In Berlin, District 5, Track and Field, WestPAC on May 20, 2009 at 7:00 am

Hayley Shealer’s accomplishments throughout her volleyball and track and field career are lengthy.

All-WestPAC first team volleyball this year. Third-place in District 5 as part of a 4×100-meter relay team. Second on the East Coast during a Junior Olympics javelin competition. Part of multiple WestPAC champion track teams and starter on a two-time WestPAC runner-up volleyball team.

But what most people don’t know about the Berlin Brothersvalley senior is that she also has a lengthy list of a more troublesome variety.

Atrial septal defect. Pulmonary valve stenosis. A malformed tricuspid valve. Widened aorta. More…

DAILY DOSE: Local sports

In District 6, Roundups, Track and Field on May 16, 2009 at 7:53 am

Here’s the local sports roundups from our area papers for May 16:

The Tribune-Democrat: Local sports briefs

Altoona Mirror: Local sports digest

Also,
Altoona dominates way to D6-AAA track title (Altoona Mirror)
Altoona sophomore wins four events; State College takes girls title (Altoona Mirror)

District 5 track titles dominated by Bedford

In Bedford, Berlin, Conemaugh Township, District 5, Northern Bedford, Shade, Shanksville, Track and Field, WestPAC, Windber on May 14, 2009 at 12:48 am

The Bedford boys and girls teams each earned district championships on Wednesday at Northern Bedford, according to The Tribune-Democrat.

There were plenty of highlights on both the boys and girls side, but especially the girls, as one Conemaugh Township pole vaulter soared to new heights. More…

Somerset duo lead at District 6 championships

In LHAC, Northern Cambria, Somerset, Track and Field on May 13, 2009 at 2:29 pm

A pair of Somerset athletes had notable performances at the District 6 track and field championships Tuesday at Mansion Park in Altoona.

Kyle Younkin won the 400 meter dash and Colby Wheeler was fifth in the triple jump for the boys and girls teams, respectively. More…

Berlin sweeps WestPAC championships

In Berlin, Track and Field, WestPAC, Windber on May 6, 2009 at 7:08 am

The Berlin boys were certainly favorites to fare well at the WestPAC track championships on Tuesday, but it was the girls that proved a bit of a surprise.

For the girls, it was a return to the top after falling to Windber at the meet a season ago. On the boys side, it is the first championship, according to today’s Tribune-Democrat. More…