BEDFORD — During the past seven years, the District 5 Athletic Director's Association has awarded 28 total scholarships, totaling $21,000 to deserving District 5 student athletes.
Proceeds from the annual District 5 All-Star Basketball games and money generated from 50/50 sales at numerous District 5 championship events support the scholarship fund.
Wednesday, the Association announced its 2012-13 winners, who received $1,000 each. The winners are:
Blaire Lauthers – Fannett-Metal High School. Blaire is the daughter of Ricky and Jenny Lauthers of Doylesburg. She has earned 12 varsity letters in three sports: volleyball, basketball and softball. She plans to attend Saint Francis University to major in physical therapy. Her career goal is to work hard to earn a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree, and to find a sustainable occupation as a physical therapist.
Samantha Emert – Rockwood Area High School. Samantha is the daughter of John and Kathy Emert of Rockwood. She has earned 11 varsity letters in three sports: volleyball, basketball and softball. She is undecided on her choice of university and would like to study physical therapy. Her career goal is graduate from college with a master's degree in physical therapy and to open her own successful physical therapy practice.
Brock Medva – Shade – Central City High School. Brock is the son of John and Shari Medva of Cairnbrook. He has earned 12 varsity letters in three sports: football, basketball track and field. He is undecided on his choice of university and would like to major in physical therapy or athletic training. His career goal is to pursue a career in physical therapy.
Jacob Ashkettle – Southern Fulton High School. Jacob is the son of Joseph and Bonnie Ashkettle of Warfordsburg. He has earned 11 varsity letters in three sports; cross country, basketball and track and field. He plans to attend Bucknell University to study engineering. His career goal is to graduate with a BS degree and start his own business designing automotive parts.
Shanksville 35, Berlin 28
BERLIN — Jesse Bittner scored 13 points and Aaron Smith contributed 10 to pace Shanksville's 35-28 victory over Berlin in a junior high boys basketball game Thursday.
Nick Gooden scored 13 points and Cole Booth added 10 for the 7-2 Mountaineers who play at Conemaugh Township on Tuesday.
NS sweeps Ferndale
KANTNER — North Star swept Ferndale in a junior high volleyball match on Thursday.
The Lady Cougars won the varsity contest 25-3, 25-14, and the JV showdown 25-19, 25-13.
North Star (8-1) will compete in the Hollidaysburg Tournament on Saturday and then travel to Windber on Tuesday.
Somerset stops FH
SIDMAN — Unbeaten Somerset toppled Forest Hills 25-13, 25-19 in a junior high volleyball match Thursday.
The Lady Eagles also won the JV showdown 25-22, 25-21.
Somerset (4-0) will host Richland on Monday.
Shade spikes CV
CAIRNBROOK — Shade turned back Conemaugh Valley 25-17, 25-6 in junior high volleyball action Thursday.
Conemaugh Valley pulled out a JV thriller 18-25, 25-20, 25-9.
Shade (6-2) travels to Ferndale on Tuesday.
Sports reporting deadline
The Daily American has a new deadline for reporting sports events. All events must be reported no later than 9:45 p.m. each day in order to be published in the next day's newspaper. There will be no exceptions to the deadline.
SOMERSET — The Salvation Army-Somerset Service Center will be holding its annual fishing derby on May 18.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Laurel Ridge Sportsman's Association located along Coxes Creek Road.
Children between the ages of 3 and 16 are invited to participate in the event. Trophies and prizes will be awarded for biggest bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish and trout. A registration fee includes lunch sponsored by the sportsman's association.
For registration forms contact The Salvation Army-Somerset Service Center at 814-445-9232 no later than May 9.
The Alley scramble
REELS CORNER — This week's Thursday senior indoor golf scramble at The Alley was won by the team of Dick Duppstadt, Bill Zubek, Doug Pritts and Paul Martinsek with a score of 16-under par.
Second place also at 16-under was Bob Zubek, Clyde Deremer, Jim Webb and Dave O'Brien.
Third place at 13-under was Pat Zubek, Rich Murray, Ron Halkovich and Bill Schrift.
Fourth place at 11-under was Dave McQuade, Steve Benedict and Don Hammer.
This week's indoor scramble was played at Scottish Brae, Scottland.
Bedford 4, Somerset 1
SOMERSET — Defending district champion Somerset dropped its homer opener 4-1 to Bedford on Thursday in boys varsity tennis.
The Eagles had losses in singles matches by Gianmaria Buffatti 6-2, 6-1; Lennert Temur 6-4, 6-4; and Madison Onstead 4-6, 6-0, 6-0.
Somerset's only victory came via the doubles team of Andy Bassler and John Critchfield 6-4, 6-4. Carter Geary and Zach Bence lost 7-5, 7-5.
"We have seven brand new starters this year," Somerset coach John Harris said. "We've only had one outdoor practice in a month. All those things considered, the guys played really well."
Rockwood 50, JCS 20
ROCKWOOD — Porter O'Neal and Max Sechler each poured in 16 points to help power Rockwood past Johnstown Christian School 50-20 Thursday in boys junior high basketball.
Luke Foy added eight points for the Rockets. David Felix led JCS with 10 points.
"It was a really good defensive effort by both teams," Rockwood coach Dale Foy said.
JCS 24, Rockwood 16
ROCKWOOD — Kelsey Hunsberger had 11 points to highlight Johnstown Christian School's 24-16 girls junior high basketball win over Rockwood on Thursday.
The Rockets were led by Anna Enos, who scored eight points.
Berlin 24, Shanksville 16
BERLIN — Claire Spochart tallied 10 points and Geordan Hay scored seven as Berlin improved its record to 10-1 with a 24-16 win over Shanksville Thursday in girls junior high basketball.
Trista Stutzman had a game-high 11 points to lead Shanksville.