High School headlines from around the State
Cedar Crest is using a blend of smarts and suffocating defense to propel themselves to first place in Tier II L-L behind a 9-1-1 mark after beating Annville-Cleona 3-0 last Wednesday.
Geoff Alexander and Mackenzie McGuire entered the Allegheny County wrestling tournament with the possibility of leaving as three-time champ. The only problem, they were in the same weight class. In the championship match of the 125-pound weight class Geoff Alexander used a takedown to lead the way in his 3-0 defeat of McGuire to earn his third county championship.
In a battle of top teams in Section 2-AAA wrestling, Hempfield proved to be top dog Tuesday by defeating Connellsville 37-28. With the win, Hempfield clinched first place and improved to 13-2 overall.
2011 senior linebacker Ejuan Price made a verbal commitment Monday to Ohio State. Price, a highly recruited linebacker, chose the Buckeyes over Rutgers, Iowa and many others. Price is the third Woodland Hills player this year to commit to a D-1 school. Lafayette Pitts committed to Pittsburgh and Quinton Jefferson committed to Maryland.
Carlisle's boys and girls swim teams swept Cedar Cliff on Tuesday. The boys won 110-58 and the girls won 108-62. It was a total team effort for both the boys and girls teams. The Carlisle boys improved to 3-6 and the girls to 2-5-1.
It always hurts when your team has to forfeit matches in a weight class, but to do it three times in a match severely puts a team behind the eight-ball and thats exactly what happened to East Penn and they were never able to recover. Boiling Springs dominated the match from the beginning and cruised to a 57-17 victor to improve to 4-2 overall and 3-0 in the Capital.