8:11 PM PDT, April 18, 2013
WINDBER — Windber's boys varsity tennis team took its record to 5-2 with a 4-1 victory over Hope for Hyndman on Thursday.
The Ramblers swept the singles matches as Jake Hanley defeated Tyler Clites 6-4/6-2, Stephen Thomas defeated Jordan Bingman 6-0/6-1 and Nick Napora defeated Chris Gibbner 10-6.
In doubles, Hyndman's Clites and Seth Cook defeated Adam Sube and Nate Crognale 6-2/6-1. Windber's Adam Feather and Brandon Statler defeated Jeremy Miller and Bryce Emerick 6-2/6-0.
"Hats off to the team for another win," Windber coach Joe Podrebarac said. "Being able to sweep singles against Hyndman is a big deal. Jake Hanley was able to defeat Tyler Clites (District 5 Singles Champion last season) in straight sets. The team remains focused and is taking one match at a time."
Richland sweeps Somerset
SOMERSET — Richland swept Somerset by scores of 5-0 and 4-1 Thursday in boys varsity tennis.
Results of the first match:
In singles, Gianmaria Buffatti lost 10-2, John Critchfield lost 10-1, Karam Salameh 10-5.
In doubles, Andy Bassler and Eli Svonavec lost 10-6; Zechariah Sines and Zach Bence lost 10-7.
Results of the second match:
In singles, Lennert Temur won 10-5; Madison Onstead lost 10-0, Carter Geary lost 10-7.
In doubles, Salameh and Critchfield lost 11-9; Svonavec and Sines lost 11-10.
"I think the guys played some of their best matches all year, especially the younger guys," said Somerset coach John Harris, whose squad dropped to 3-7 on the season.
Piney Run scramble
GARRETT — A card-off was needed to decide first place in the Piney Run senior golf scramble where two teams shot 1-under par Thursday.
First place team members are Dave Williams, Robert Harper and Dennis Young while runners-up honors went to Denny Smith, Jake Knotts and Dave Smith.
Williams won the 50/50 and Butch Sechler sank the longest putt on hole No. 5.
Another card-off decided first place in the afternoon scramble where two teams combined to shoot 2-under par.
Denny Smith, Harper and George Housel nailed down first place while Knotts, Dave Platt and Ed Younkin were runners-up.
Kicker winners were John Ralston, CTP on No. 9 and Harper, LP on No. 5.
The next Piney Run senior scramble tees off at 10 a.m. Monday.
INDIAN LAKE — The team of Jerry Chabol, Larry Stahl, Bob Elliot and Ed Maxwell combined to shoot 5-under par to claim first place in the Northwinds senior scramble Thursday.
Two teams tied for second at 4-under. The team of Bernie George, Clyde Custer, Marlin Miller and Rich Bosworth nailed down second place on a card-off.
Kickers for longest putts went to Chabol on No. 12 (29-4) and Paul Martinscek on No. 18 (24-5).
The team of David Williams, Mike Harber, Rich Engleka and Barry Craig scored a 6-under par to win the afternoon scramble. Two teams shot 5-under par. Second place on a card-off went to the team of Tom Elliot, Jim Mullen and Bob Bowden.
North Fork golf
JOHNSTOWN — Results of the North Fork Country Club Back Niners event:
First place, Jim Harris, Rich Horvath, Ron Budash, Casey Schneck.
Second place, Dennis Erickson, Ron Goff, Lance Shomo, Larry Endler
Third place (tie), Larry Blackburn, Ron Geyer, Rick Hilbrecht, Paul Shoemaker and Kent Roach, Henry Seecs, Geoff Chambers, Rick Kime.
Pin points, Ron Goff, No. 2; Joe Lee, No. 17.
Fitzgerald golf league
MIDDLECREEK TOWNSHIP — The 2013 Fitzgerald Chimney Cleaning Golf League is set to get under way at Middlecreek Golf Course.
A team scramble is scheduled for Tuesday and the first evening of match play is set for April 30. Team rosters and sponsors are:
Pritts Construction: Roy Wise, Russ Pritts, Jack Smith, Hen Greig.
Pioneer Park: Bill Sujanksky, Shane Lenhart, Joel Pontorero, Don Zuccolotto.
Wide-Lo Beverage: John Heist, Anthony Zuccolotto, Brad Brant, Tom Pipon.
Angermeier Tool and Die: Chuck Peckham, Bob Leskey, Alan Angermeier, Randy Welker.
Chuck Wagon Restaurant and Catering: Kyle Murray, Jeff Latuch, Ron Waggoner, Bob Watson.
D&B Auto: Rick Murray, Kevin Steede, Joe Tirko, Mike Henry.
J&J Trophies: Adam Zuccolotto, Landon Faidley, Mike Presuhn, Jerry Johnson.
Resh Painting: Jim Montgomery, Larry Faidley, Dave Resh, Doug Tinsmith.
Fitzgerald Chimney Cleaning: Barry Fitzgerald, Randy Ferry, Pete Hauger, Kevin Kelly.
Walter's Equipment: Lance Faidley, Bruce Augustine, Steve Walters, Duane Lohr.
Somerset Legion tryouts
SOMERSET — The Somerset American Legion Baseball Club Post 181 will be holding two tryouts for the 2013 season.
The tryouts will be held on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Somerset Area High School Baseball field. Tryouts are open to boys between the ages of 16-18 years old.
If there are any questions with regards to eligibility for tryouts, contact Bart Close at 814-483-0286.
Shanksville 31, CT 14
SHANKSVILLE — Shanksville's Aly Platt poured in 13 points and Trista Stutzman added eight in a 31-14 victory over Conemaugh Township Thursday in girls junior high basketball.
The Vikings finished their season with a record of 11-7.
Haley Curry and Kayla Paterini combined to score seven points.
Meyersdale 26, Berlin 24
BERLIN — Layne Deakins scored 13 points to lead undefeated Meyersdale to a 26-24 victory over Berlin in a junior high girls basketball season finale Thursday.
Deakins drained a 3-point to tie the game and nailed the game-winning triple to seal the undefeated season. Jackie McKenzie pulled down 10 rebound and had five steals. Isabelle Miller had six rebounds and eight steals.
"I want to congratulate all 15 girls," head coach Eric McCool said. "They all worked very hard this season. They gave me 100 percent every day and I couldn't ask for anything more than that."
Berlin's Claire Spochart netted a game-high 14 points.
Berlin finished the season with a solid 13-2 record.
The Lady Red Raiders finished the season 17-0.
Turkeyfoot 44, JCS 18
HARNEDSVILLE — Andrew Kemp scored a game-high 16 points and grabbed a team-high 14 rebounds to power Turkeyfoot's 44-18 victory over Johnstown Christian School in a junior high boys basketball season finale Thursday.
Michael Hartman netted 10 points to lead JCS.
Turkeyfoot closes out the season with a 6-8 record.
Salisbury 19, Rockwood 15
SALISBURY — Hannah Bodes scored five points and Madison McKenzie, Angela Short and Mackenzie Phillips contributed four points each to highlight Salisbury's 19-15 victory over Rockwood in junior high girls basketball Thursday.
Mya Hagans scored six points for the Lady Rockets.
NS spikes Shade
CAIRNBROOK — North Star swept Shade in junior high volleyball Thursday.
The varsity won 25-12, 25-13 while the junior varsity won 25-19, 25-12.
The Lady Cougars travel to Ferndale on Tuesday.
Turkeyfoot 20, JCS 18
HARNEDSVILLE — Turkeyfoot concluded its junior high girls basketball season Thursday with a 20-18 win over Johnstown Christian.
Ariana Cain, Julie Conn and Katelyn Hoover had six points each. Vada Parks scored the other two. Hoover pulled down 12 rebounds and Conn grabbed 11 rebounds. Cain swiped 14 steals.
Jordan Wolf scored five points for the Lady Blue Jays. Kelsey Shook scored four points.
The Lady Rams finished the season with a 5-9 record.
Mountain Ridge 5, Somerset 4
SOMERSET — Mountain Ridge, Md, defeated Somerset 5-4 in a JV baseball game Thursday.
Somerset's Austin Clawson had a pair of hits, Raven Beeman collected an RBI triple and Bryce Mostoller added an RBI single. Ronald Davis was the losing pitcher.
Somerset (2-4) will host Richland in a doubleheader Saturday. The first game starts at 10 a.m.
Loyalhanna 3, Somerset 2
SOMERSET — Loyalhanna edged the SASC U-14 boys soccer team, sponsored by Somerset Community Parks, 3-2 on Sunday.
Somerset goalkeeper Moxom Fleegle had 13 saves. Brock Crawford and Drew Meyers had standout performances as defenders. Matthew Reilly scored a goal off a penalty kick from Brock Crawford in the first half. Crawford scored goal number two in the second half.
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