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  • Lady Bulldog Basketball Staying Healthy

    Dec 14, 2023

    Coach's Name: Dale Troutman Record: 0-0 Conference: ICC Returning Starters: Bella Francona, Bailey Tipton and Erika Feathers Concerns: Only having 7 girls overall. Outlook: Keep practicing and stay healthy. Assistant coaches: Amy Claar-Gill and Tyler Brown Name, Grade, Height: Bella Francona, 11, 5'3 Zakera Bush, 11, 5'5 Erika Feathers, 11, 5'2 Eleah Diehl, 10, 5'6 Bailey Tipton, 10, 5'6 Zailee Bush, 9, 5'4 Alexa Francona, 9, 5'5...

  • C-K Basketball Carrying Successful Summer Into Season

    Dec 14, 2023

    Coach's name: Mike Harris Number of years as head coach: 9th League: ICC Last year's record: 7-16 (6-10 league) Returning starters: Elias Ritchey, Brayden Haney and Aiden Simpson Returning letterwinners: Elias Ritchey, Brayden Haney, Landon Douglas, Aiden Simpson, Braden Bass, Christian Treon and Eric Potter Newcomers: Cole Walter, Paul Strayer, Paydden Knisely and Jacob Conrad Strengths: This team is very coachable, and they work very hard. I think our guard play is very strong, and could...

  • Boys Wrestling Benefiting from Experience

    Dec 14, 2023

    Coach's name: Brian Dutchcot Number of years as head coach: 13 at NBC and overall Coach's career record (at this school and overall): 110-95 overall League: ICC Last year's record: 15-4 Returning starters: Aiden Replogle, Wyatt Clouse, Paeden Logue, Bryson Free, Haidyn Dively, Aidan Pittman, Tyler Paris, Collin Pepple, Eion Snider, Rece Dibert, Brock Beach Newcomers: Kamrin Amick, Kace Clapper, Aiden Korzec, Cooper Leighty, Nolin Snider Strengths: The number one strength of our team this year...

  • NB Girls: 'Basketball IQ' Looking Good

    Dec 14, 2023

    Coach's name: Jon Ewart Number of years as head coach: 6th Year League: ICC East Last year's record: 17-9 Returning starters/letterwinners: Mariah Hall, Lacy McIlnay, Leah Swanseen Returning letterwinners: Lauren Heck, Alyssa Yeatts Newcomers: Lydia Barton, Amberly Detterline, Keyona Hall, Mylee Mitchell, Mayleigh Ritchey Strengths: We have a solid group of returning talent. We have a lot of girls that will be competing for varsity minutes throughout the season creating stronger players and a be...

  • NB Girls Wrestling Starts First Year

    Dec 14, 2023

    Coach's name: Zachary Clark Years as head coach: One (First Year) League: ICC Last Year's Record: 0-0 (New Program) Newcomers: Harlee Eltman Strengths: Many of the girls have competed in wrestling for multiple years with great success. Concerns: Newly approved PIAA sanctioned sport & Lack of dual meet opportunities Overall outlook: I am excited for the season; I believe that each of these young ladies have the ability to have very successful seasons. Team goals: Make improvements throughout...

  • Basketball Relying on Leadership

    Dec 14, 2023

    Coach’s name: A.J. Weyant Number of years as head coach: Entering 6th Season League: ICC East - District 5AA Last year’s record: 10-13 Returning starters/letterwinners: Ben Gable, Aiden Wadel, and Wesley Horsh (Letterwinners) Strengths: Heading into the 2023-24 season we are optimistic we can continue to grow as a program. We have a group that is passionate and willing to go to work every night. We feel our overall size, quickness, and desire give us an opportunity to compete in every ball game. Concerns: Replacing four starters and...

  • Blue Pirates Head into Winter Season With New Coach

    Dec 14, 2023

    Coach's name: Jeff Detwiler Number of years as head coach: 1st Year League: Inter-County Conference (ICC) Last year's record: 13-10 Returning starters: Rowan Gorsuch, Jesse Brumbaugh, and Logan Brantner Other returning letterwinners: Sam Parks and Preston Isenberg Newcomers: Ty Uplinger, Dayne Mock, Ryland Corl, Ethan Reffner Strengths: We have three returning starters who have significant game experience. Concerns: With a new coaching staff, our team will need to adjust quickly to the new...

  • Lady Pirates Expanding, Learning to Function 'As One' on the Court

    Dec 14, 2023

    Coach’s name: Amy Hileman Number of years as head coach: 5 years League: Inter-County Conference (North division) Last year’s record: Overall: 28-2 League: 14-0, ICC Champs, District 6 Champs, PIAA Elite 8 Returning starters: Ayla Hileman, LeeAnna Royer Other returning letterwinners: Laney Prough Newcomers: Raina Alexander, Katelyn Bilger, Anna Colbert, Grace Colbert, Levada Gorsuch Strengths: We have players that understand the game and the importance of teamwork. We are really focusing on our transition game and expanding our defensive pr...

  • Lady Dragon Basketball Team

    Dec 14, 2023

    The Herald did not receive a questionnaire response for the Lady Dragon Basketball Team. If the Herald receives a response after publication, the girls basketball team will be featured on the Sports page. The left photo shows returning letterwinners. The above and right photos were taken last season by Herald photographer Gary M. Baranec. Something missing from our Winter Sports Preview? Contact Editor Anna Baughman Miller at (814) 793-2144 or email [email protected] to...

  • Central Wrestling Looking at Better Numbers for the 2023-4 Season

    Dec 14, 2023

    Coach's name: David Marko Number of years as head coach: 10th season at Central, 28th season overall League: 1-8 Last year's record: 1-18 Returning starters/letterwinners: Waldims Benitez, Avery Campbell, Kasey Heidler, Kaden Horn, Thaide Mickel, John Pulcine, Isaac Smith, Mason Wagner, Camdyn Wenerick, Bailey Wilt Newcomers: Connor Boyles, Felix Diaz (172), Eli Conrad (138), Cort Conley (152), John Green (285), Cody Clapper (152), Brooks Matthews (107), Blair Miller (172), Joel Morris (126),...

  • Dragon Basketball Working on Identity

    Dec 14, 2023

    Coach's name: Paul Frederick Number of years as head coach: 5th Year League: LHAC Last year's record: 22-3 Returning starters/letterwinners: Brady Albright, Mark Bettwy, Troy Butler, Nick Garver, Robert Long-Yarrison, Hunter Smith, Mason Byler, Kyle Klotz, Eli Muthler Newcomers: All Sophomores Strengths: Our players put a lot of time into basketball this summer. Rebounding needs to be a strength for us throughout the season. Concerns: Lack of varsity experience and ball handling will be our...

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