HERITAGE CONFERENCE UPDATE (Oct. 28)
Football (Oct. 29): Ligonier Valley at Conemaugh Township (Appalachian Bowl on Cat Country 106.3 FM); West Shamokin at Ferndale; Penns Manor at Conemaugh Valley
Football (Oct. 28): Blairsville at Portage; Homer-Center at Berlin; Northern Cambria at Meyersdale; United at Shade; Purchase Line at Windber; Saltsburg at Blacklick Valley; Marion Center at North Star
Volleyball (Oct. 25): Congratulations to West Shamokin on winning its first Heritage Conference championship by defeating Northern Cambria in a regular season match.
Cross Country Championship (Oct. 24): Sam Cunkleman of Homer-Center and Taya Whitfield of Marion Center won the boys' and girls' Heritage Conference cross country championships, respectively, for a third straight year Monday at Marion Center. Cunkelman came in with a time of 17:12.8, while Whitfield finished at 20:21.4. Whitfield led Marion Center to another girls' team championship, as the Stingers placed the top three runners and five of the top seven. Purchase Line won the boys' championship by placing four runners in the top 10, led by Micah Kurka in second place.
Football (Oct. 21): Homer-Center 43. Blairsville 14; Northern Cambria 12, West Shamokin 6 (2OT); Ligonier Valley 41, Purcase Line 12; Penns Manor 40, Saltsburg 12; United 21, Marion Center 6
Football (Oct. 14): HERITAGE CONFERENCE CHAMPION Ligonier Valley 2, Blairsville 0 (forfeit); Homer-Center 26, West Shamokin 20; Purchase Line 33, United 22; Northern Cambria 48, Saltsburg 14; Penns Manor 34, Marion Center 12
Football (Oct. 7): Ligonier Valley 50, Homer-Center 0; United 26, Blairsville 24; Northern Cambria 26, Marion Center 20; Purchase Line 19, Penns Manor 13; West Shamokin 20, Saltsburg 0
Football (Sept. 30): Blairsville 15 Penns Manor 9; Northern Cambria 26, Purchase Line 12; Homer-Center 61, United 0; Ligonier Valley 60, West Shamokin 6; Saltsburg 28, Marion Center 12
Boys Soccer (Sept. 27): West Shamokin 3, Ligonier Valley 0
Heritage Conference/WestPAC Pre-Season Coaches Poll (Aug. 5)
Conducted at the Heritage Conference/WestPAC Combined Football Media Day
1. Ligonier Valley (unanimous)
3. Penns Manor
4 .West Shamokin
6. Northern Cambria
7. Purchase Line
9. Marion Center
Heritage Conference Spring Sports All-Conference Teams Named (June 10)
Softball: Laken Ryen, Marion Center; Lexie Petrof, Ligonier Valley; Ashlee Parrish, Northern Cambria; Catou Cmar, Ligonier Valley; Nicole Bendis, Blairsville; Kylee Surike, United; Alaina Laverick, Penns Manor; Elizabeth Ginter, Homer Center; Mikhala Stover Purchase Line
Baseball: Dakota Sunday, Blairsville; Ronnie Button, Purchase Line; Zack Olechovski, Blairsville; Clayton Stupic, Penns Manor; Beau Sheriff, United; Erik Hicks, Marion Center; Steve Novak, Homer Center; D. J. Olenchick, Northern Cambria; Jake Schott, Ligonier Valley; Tanner Yard, Saltsburg
Track and Field (boys): Nathan Dumm, Penns Manor; Alex Boring, Purchase Line; Cody Pytash, Penns Manor; Ryan Butz, Purchase Line; Gerald Moore, Saltsburg; Nathan Moore, Purchase Line; Jerrik Rydbom, Saltsburg; Micah Kurka, Purchase Line; Zachery Edwards, Marion Center; Logan White, Purchase Line; David Wiles, Marion Center; Sam Stanford, Purchase Line; Sam Cunkleman, Homer-Center; Zack Beitel, Ligonier Valley; John Capitosti, Homer-Center; Alex Marsh, Ligonier Valley; Ben Wolford, Homer-Center; Josh Fitz, Ligonier Valley; Jesse Beacker, Homer-Center; Jackson Daugherty, Ligonier Valley; John Ireland, Homer-Center; Joey Tomosky, Ligonier Valley; Zach Zelensky, Homer-Center; Billy Rupert, Ligonier Valley; Chris Rippin, Northern Cambria; Avery Amone, Ligonier Valley; John Paronish, Northern Cambria; Skylar Bennett, United; Mike Sclesky, Northern Cambria; Desmend Phillips, Northern Cambria.
Track and Field (girls): Kate Polenik, Penns Manor; Mariah Sinan, Marion Center; Gwyn Keith, Penns Manor; Hannah Brown, United; Jillian Barger, Saltsburg; Michaela Bracken, United; Aleisha Clayton, Saltsburg; Ryleigh Ludwig, United; Iailyah Hudson, Saltsburg; Emma Arblaster, United; Michaela Simpson, Saltsburg; Daeva Simmons, United; Jenna Beitel, Saltsburg; Aubee Newhouse, Homer Center; Sara Piersigilli, Marion Center; Alexis Newhouse, Homer Center; Mackenzie Lucas, Marion Center; Olivia Miller, Ligonier Valley; Madison Betts, Marion Center; Rachel Horrell, Ligonier Valley; Ariah Alabran, Marion Center; Shelbi Shearer, Ligonier Valley; Bailey Cribbs, Marion Center; Brittany Finger, Ligonier Valley; Emily Risinger, Marion Center; Kate Yahner, Northern Cambria; Taya Whitfield, Marion Center; Samantha Rocco, Northern Cambria; Hanna Beer, Marion Center; Payton Balogh, Purchase Line; Madison Vincent, Marion Center.
The Heritage Conference recognizes these individuals who have been selected by their school. Each school sets it own criteria for selection. In the case of track and field, the individuals qualified for the P.I.A.A. State Meet or were selected by their school. Again, each school sets it own criteria for selection.
District 6 Track and Field Meet (May 17) - Sophomore Michaela Bracken of United won both the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles. Sophomore Sam Cunkelman of Homer-Center won the 800-meter run, as well as qualifying for the state meet with a third-place finish in the mile. Junior Ryleigh Ludwig of United won the 3200 meter run and junior Taya Whitfield won the girls’ mile. Junior Ryan Butz of Purchase Line won the 400-meter run. Read more here.
BLAIRSVILLE WINS HERITAGE CONFERENCE BASEBALL TITLE (May 13) - Read story here
LIGONIER VALLEY WINS HERITAGE CONFERENCE SOFTBALL TITLE (May 10) - Ligonier Valley outhit Penns Manor 13-3 and clinched its first conference title since 2013 by rolling to a 13-0 win. The game was shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule. Ligonier Valley ace Lexie Petrof struck out 12 and walked none in a three-hitter.
HOMER-CENTER BOYS, UNITED GIRLS WIN HERITAGE CONFERENCE TRACK AND FIELD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS (May 10) - Read story here
HOMER-CENTER COLOR GUARD, INDOOR DRUM LINE WINS REGIONAL TITLE- Read story here
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