High School Sports

Today in high school sports: Oct. 4, 2017

Everything you missed in high school sports — and isn’t listed elsewhere in the CDT — from Oct. 4, 2017:

Girls’ tennis

State College’s Kelly Vanden advances to district title match

ALTOONA State College’s Kelly Vanden, the No. 3 seed in the District 6 Class 3A girls’ tennis tournament, dominated both her matches Wednesday to advance to Thursday’s district title match.

She will take on the No. 1 seed, Altoona’s Jess Stevens, at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Altoona Leopold Center for the district crown.

In the quarterfinals, Vanden first dispatched Central Mountain’s Kendally McCluskey without dropping a game, 6-0, 6-0. Then she cruised past No. 2 seed Veronica Helsel of Hollidaysburg by scores of 6-3, 6-2.

“Kelly was brilliant today,” coach Jane Borden said. “She played with poise and passion and executed her shots and strategy at an exceptionally high level today.”

The Lady Little Lions’ Catelyn Janac also competed in the tournament but fell in the Round of 16 in a 6-1, 6-1 match to Hollidaysburg’s Jenee Delerme.

Boys’ golf

Locals advance to Day 2

HOLLIDAYSBURG St. Joseph’s leads the field after the first day of the District 6 Class 2A championships, and three of its golfers are moving on to the second day of the tournament.

SJCA (330) is currently eight strokes ahead of Bishop McCort (338). The Wolves’ Jack Mangene finished with the second-best score of the day, carding a 73 — which was just one stroke off the leader. RJ Marsh (79) and Matt Steyers (89) were the other Wolves players to qualify for the second day.

Philipsburg-Osceola’s Brandon Singer also made it to Day 2 with a 90.

In Class 3A, State College had two players qualify for the second day in Ryan Battista (85) and Matt Tomczuk (92). The next round will take place at Scotch Valley Country Club.

Girls’ volleyball

State College holds on

ALTOONA The Lady Little Lions came away with a hard-fought five-set win against Altoona 25-12, 25-16, 20-25, 18-25, 15-13.

State College won after an error on Altoona in the back-and-forth fifth set.

Jess Irwin and Kate Lachendro both reached double-digit kills for State College, while both Leah Henderson (34) and Katie Finlan (30) led the team in digs. Henderson also had 31 assists.

BEA sweeps Bellefonte

BELLEFONTE Grace Hugar led the Lady Eagles in kills (11) and aces (5) as her team swept Bellefonte 25-15, 25-11, 25-21.

Alyson Onder added 15 digs, while Madison Rockey had 28 assists in the winning effort.

SJCA falls in 3

BOALSBURG St. Joseph’s couldn’t keep the momentum going as it fell to Moshannon Valley 25-13, 25-22, 25-15.

Ana Legaspi had 15 attacks and 11 kills, while Ruthanna McMurtrie added 21 attacks in the loss.

Boys’ soccer

Red Raiders cruise

BELLEFONTE Dan Catchmark finished with a hat trick by scoring three goals in a span of 53 minutes during Bellefonte’s 5-1 win over Clearfield.

Catchmark had goals near the 9-, 16- and 62-minute marks. Goalkeeper Josh Gaus made five saves in the win.

Girls’ soccer

Central shuts out BEA

MARTINSBURG Lady Eagles goalie Charlee Harris made 13 saves, but it wasn’t enough as BEA fell to Central 2-0.

Bald Eagle Area finished with just one shot on goal in the loss.

Field hockey

Lady Little Lions lose

STATE COLLEGE Maddie Tambroni and Sally Stahl both had goals for the Lady Little Lions, but the team still fell short 5-2 to Mifflin County.

Grace Biddle made 11 saves for State College, and Kelsey Love added an assist.