HERITAGE CONFERENCE UPDATE (March 30)
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.
Monday, March 30 Baseball: Marion Center at Blairsville; Penns Manor at Homer-Center; United at Northern Cambria
Monday, March 30 Softball: Marion Center at Blairsville; Penns Manor at Homer-Center; United at Northern Cambria; Purchase Line at Ligonier Valley
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
Penns Manor on Indiana in the Morning (March 11, 2015)
Saltsburg on Indiana in the Morning (March 10, 2015)
Hutton-Blews Three for Threes for the Teddy Bear Fund Drive
Cheer on Heritage Conference basketball players to shoot more 3-pointers! Dec. 16 on Indiana in the Morning on AM 1450 WDAD, Hutton-Blews Insurance officially announced its Three for Threes Promotion that will take place during high school basketball games this season. Hutton-Blews Insurance will donate $3 for every three-pointer made by both boys and girls teams from the eight Indiana County schools (including Heritage Conference schools Homer Center, Blairsville, Marion Center, Penns Manor, Purchase Line, United and Saltsburg) this basketball season, up to $3000 to the Teddy Bear Fund Drive. As of the morning of Tuesday, December 16th, area teams have made 195 three pointers, for a total contribution of $585 to the Teddy Bear Fund Drive.
Fall Heritage Conference Teams Released (Nov. 26)
Boys: Blairsville’s Austin McLean; Homer-Center’s Sam Cunkelman and Ben Wolford; Ligonier Valley’s Robby Patrick; Marion Center’s David Wiles and Nathan Alabran; Northern Cambria’s C.J. Wiewiora; Penns Manor’s Roman Tate and Kyle Templeton; Purchase Line’s Nathan Moore and Danny Learn; and United’s Levi Walls.
Girls: Blairsville’s Allyson Smathers and Taylor Koches; Homer-Center’s Heather Paynter and Mandy McElheny; Ligonier Valley’s Olivia Miller; Marion Center’s Taya Whitfield, Emily Risinger, Bailey Cribbs, Kate Olson, Mariah Sinan, Megan Risinger, Hannah Beer, Mackenzie Lucas and Madison Betts; Northern Cambria’s Taylor Strong; Penns Manor’s Morgan Johnston; Purchase Line’s Nicole Gaston; United’s Michaela Bracken.
Blairsville’s Deion Robinson, Rahdezz Henderson and Jacob Smith; Homer-Center’s Tommy Rura and Matt McAdoo; Ligonier Valley’s Jordan Jones and Elijah Parrish; Marion Center’s Kyle McCullough and Colton Fairman; Northern Cambria’s Jon McGary and Noah Tomallo; Penns Manor’s Brandon Alter and Bailey Mumau; Purchase Line’s Andy Bouch and Grant Syster; Saltsburg’s Tyler Frassenei and Tanner Yard; United’s Anthony Michaels and Grant Ingalls.
Blairsville’s Corey Ramsden; Homer-Center’s Colin Moore and Logan Dellafiora; Ligonier Valley’s Phil Cornell; Northern Cambria’s Hunter Duriez; Penns Manor’s Seth Peterman; Saltsburg’s Jim Beitel; United’s Kylee Surike and Ben Smith.
Blairsville’s Allison Startari; Homer- Center’s Elisabeth Schmidt; Ligonier Valley’s Madison McLaughlin and Shelbi Shearer; Marion Center’s Mia Oterson; Northern Cambria’s Jordan Tenerowicz; Penns Manor’s Emilie Stupic; Purchase Line’s Rachel Phillips; United’s Ashley Hill.
UNITED'S OLIVER COMMITS TO UPJ
United's Tyler Oliver signed a National Letter of Intent to wrestle at UPJ on Monday, November 17, 2014. First Row L to R: Terri Oliver (Mother), Tyler Oliver, Jeff Oliver (Father) Second Row L to R: Dr. Barbara Parkins (Superintendent), Michael Worthington (Principal), Tim Riskus (Head Wrestling Coach), and Cullen Stokes (Athletic Director).
Heritage Games of the Week
Redbank Valley at Blairsville (Oct. 31): View the game here!
Penns Manor at Purchase Line (Oct. 24): View the game here!
Marion Center at Purchase Line (Oct. 10): View the game here!
Homer-Center vs Blairsville (Oct. 3): View the game here!
Blairsville vs Northern Cambria (Sept. 26): View the game here!
Saltsburg vs Penns Manor (Sept. 19): View the game here!
United vs Ligonier Valley (Sept. 12): View the game here!
Blairsville vs Marion Center (Sept. 5): View the game here!
Homer-Center vs Penns Manor (Aug. 29): View the game here!
Conference Cheerleading Champions, Saltsburg, 10-18-14
Saltsburg repeated as champions at the competition held at Pensn Manor
Conference Football Champions, Blairsville, 10-17-14
Conference Cross Country Championships, Marion Center, 10-16-14
Marion Center won the boys and girls championships. The individual champions were Sam Cunkelman of Homer-Center (17:28) and Taya Whitfield of Marion Center (20:23)
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