High School Sports

Scholastic digest: Fedkina leads way in State College cross country victory

Freshman Natasha Fedkina set a personal record on the Circleville Park course as she led the Lady Little Lions to victory in the State College Invitation cross country meet on Saturday.

State College totaled 23 points, finishing comfortably ahead of Altoona (44), Hollidaysburg (85) and Shikellamy (86).

Fedkina covered the 3.1-mile course in 19 minutes, 42 seconds to finish eight seconds ahead of Shikellamy’s Treicy Cedeno. Kaelyn Yoder (20:28), Hannah Catalano(20:31) and Dara Almarzooqui (20:33) also placed in the Top 5 for the Lady Little Lions.

“It was a strong race by Fedkina once again,” State College coach Rebecca Donaghue said. “We had a lot of PR’s across the board. That’s what you want to see at this time of year.”

Boys' cross country

State College cruises

Will Cather raced to victory as he led the Little Lions to tight victory over Altoona during the State College Invitational on Saturday.

The Little Lions totaled 25 points to edge Altoona by five. Shikellamy (93) and Hollidaysburg (102) finished well back.

Cather covered the 3.1-mile Circleville Park layout in 16 minutes, 34 seconds, finishing 18 seconds ahead of Altoona’s Brad Foust. “Cather ran an extremely strong race,” State College coach Dave Felice said. “He took command from start to finish.”

Kyle Adams (17:00), Chris Golembeski (17:08) and Kevion Drago (17:18) finished fourth through sixth, respectively, as State College’s balance edged out the Mountain Lions.

“Our guys fell behind early, but they didn’t panic,” Felice said. “They showed a lot of perseverance and moved up at the end.”

St. Joseph’s competes in big meet

Christian Hopple placed 16th overall as St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy was 19th in the 27-team Pittsburgh Central Catholic Invitational on Saturday.

Hopple covered the 3.1-mile course in 16 minutes, 48 seconds. Fox Chapel’s Ethan Morton won in 16:07. St. Joseph’s Stephen Forstmeier was 108th in 18:40.

St. Joseph’s did not field a full team in the girls’ event, but was led by Liz McNitt’s finish of 142nd (24:23).

Girls' soccer

Lady Rams fall in OT

Huntingdon scored the game-winner on a penalty kick 6 minutes into overtime Saturday as the Lady Bearcats dropped Penns Valley 2-1.

Bethany Wasson scored the goal for the Lady Rams (4-9), with an assist from Brandi Heckman. Kylie Orndorf made eigth saves in the Penns Valley goal.