HERITAGE CONFERENCE UPDATE (Nov. 26)
Heritage Conference Teams (Nov. 25) - The Heritage Conference released its all-conference teams for fall sports:
PIAA Cross Country Championship (Nov. 7) - Marion Center’s Taya Whitfield medaled, placing 17th in Class A, at 20:07.
Volleyball (Nov. 7) - The Purchase Line girls won the District 6 championship with a straight-sets victory over Bishop Carroll. The Dragons have won 18 straight matches and will play District 9 runnerup A-C Valley on Tuesday.
Football (Nov. 6) - Curwensville 45, Blairsville 14; Central 35, Ligonier Valley 14; Homer-Center 39, Williamsburg 7; West Shamokin 38, Purchase Line 14; Penns Manor 35, Keystone 6; Northern Bedford 28, Northern Cambria 7; Marion Center 20, Glendale 14; Farrell 44, United 20 (Saturday)
Cheerleading (Conference Championships, Oct. 24) - Congratulations to the United Lions, champions of the Heritage Conference meet at Purchase Line. Second place went to Saltsburg and third place went to Blairsville
Cross Country (Conference Championships, Oct. 22) - At Marion Center, congratulations to Taya Whitfield of Marion Center and Sam Cunkelman of Homer-Center, the girls and boys individual champions, and the Purchase Line boys and Marion Center girls, the team champions
Heritage Conference Preseason Football Coaches Poll (August 5)
The following are the results of the annual preseason poll taken of the Heritage Conference head football coaches at the Heritage Conference Football Media Day held at United. Each coach was asked to rank how they felt the conference's nine teams would finish.
1. Penns Manor
2. Ligonier Valley
3. Northern Cambria
6. Purchase Line
7. Marion Center
Heritage Conference Teams Released (June 5)
The following student-athletes were named to the Heritage Conference All-Conference spring sports teams (each school sets its own criteria for selection)
Baseball: Blairsville- Scott Thompson, Cameron Livingston; Homer Center-Ean Lee; Ligonier Valley-Jordan Jones; Marion Center-Hunter Stiteler; Penns Manor-Gavin Grimaldi; Northern Cambria-Joe Olish; United-Beau Sheriff; Saltsburg-Jimmy Beitel; Purchase Line- Grant Syster
Softball: Marion Center- Megan Risinger, Laken Ryen; Blairsville- Abigail Peace; Homer Center-Abby Yancy; Ligonier Valley-Lexi Petrof; Purchase Line- Kira Smith; Penns Manor-Emilie Stupic; Northern Cambria-Emily Pavelko; United-Kaylee Keilman
Track and Field: United-Devin Mack, Michaela Bracken, Emma Arblaster; Northern Cambria-Seth Bearer, Chris Rippin, Taylor Strong, Desmend Phillips, Michael Sclesky, Damian Farabaugh, James Scott; Marion Center-Emily Risinger, Bailey Cribbs, Madison Betts, Taya Whitfield, David Wiles, Amber McClure, Mariah Sinan, Hanna Beer, Mackenzie Lucas; Purchase Line-Ryan Butz, Nathan Moore, Dan Learn, Shamar Campbell, Ashley Goodlin, Logan White, Sam Stanford; Ligonier Valley-Zach Homyak, Nathan Burns, Jackson Daugherty, Mike Keller, Kristen Smith, Shelbi Shearer, Chandler Hall, Bethanie Meharey, Sam Maust, Hannah Patrick, Chris Huber, Jasmine Conner, Avery Arnone, Olivia Miller, Josh Fitz; Homer-Center-Mandy McElheny, Aubree Newhouse, Sam Cunkelman, Ben Wolford; Penns Manor-Lena Schroeder, Roman Tate, Morgan Johnston; Saltsburg-Kia Clayton, Zach Plunkett, Nicole Boyer, Noah Zimmerman, Ethan Brown, Holly Long, Austin McLean, Aleisha Clayton, Michaela Simpson, Corrine Moore
Heritage Conference Winter Sports Teams (March 27):
Members of the boys’ basketball team are: Blairsville’s Troy Williams and Cameron Livingston, Homer-Center’s Brad Black and Ben Wolford, Ligonier Valley’s Jordan Jones, Marion Center’s Hunter Stiteler, Northern Cambria’s Seth Bearer, Penns Manor’s Gavin Grimaldi, Purchase Line’s Dan Learn, Saltsburg’s Nick Porter and United’s Jesse Beacker.
Members of the girls’ team are: Blairsville’s Chelsey Koren, Laurel O’Barto and Nicole Boyer, Homer-Center’s Julia Buggey, Ligonier Valley’s Olivia Miller, Marion Center’s Hanna Beer, Northern Cambria’s Ally Sedlock, Penns Manor’s Skyler Altemus, Purchase Line’s Jaycelyn Fleming, Saltsburg’s Abbie Okopal and United’s Kylee Surike.
Members of the wrestling team are: Blairsville’s Drew Doak, Scott Thompson and Nick Pecze; Ligonier Valley’s Logan Pirl, Dalton Clark, Robby Patrick and Alex Caldwell; Marion Center’s Isaac Stewart and David Wiles; and United’s Tyler Oliver, Andrew Deitman and Devon Walker.
Impromptu Speech Competition Winners (March 26)
Saltsburg won the Heritage Conference Impromptu Speech at Homer-Center High School. All nine conference schools participated. Each school featured a freshman, a sophomore, a junior and a senior, plus two alternates. Each speaker had three topics that they could pick from and five minutes to prepare their speeches. They were then brought into the auditorium, one at a time, to deliver a speech up to three minutes with no notes, microphone, or podium. Saltsburg won the overall competition with 596 points. The team's team MVP’s included Sr. Brooke Shindledecker and Freshman Steven Heckmen. Team members also included Allyson Bonnoni, River Shindledecker, Trent Perfetta, and Theresa Shields. The following is a list of every team MVP in the order the school's finished: Saltsburg--Brooke Schindeldecker, Steven Heckmen; Ligonier Valley--Nicoloas D'Annunzio; Northern Cambria--Kaitlyn Ferensic; Homer-Center--Mya Zemlock; Penns Manor--Alex Berkavich; Blairsville--Rachel Haynes; United--Ally Rape; Purchase Line--Bailey Lute; Marion Center--Michael Baker
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