Controversial decision sends Hollen home early

B-A junior forfeits in tennis semifinals


Kerry Naylor

Junior Tina Hollen fell yesterday in the District 6-AA semifinals.

Troy Walker and Corey Johnston

Bellwood-Antis junior Tina Hollen advanced to the semifinals of the District 6-AA tennis single championships yesterday in Altoona before a trainer told her she could not continue due to concerns for her physical health.

Hollen was tied at 1 set apiece in her semifinal match with Central Cambria’s Julie Shaffer when, in between the second and third sets, the on-site trainer declared her unfit to play.

“I was forced to forfeit on injury,” Hollen explained. “They said I was dehydrated and suffering from exhaustion and overheating.”

Hollen said she didn’t agree with the decision, and she could only cry when it came down.

Before that Hollen was cruising. She won her first-round match 6-0, 6-1 before defeating Central’s Lauren Kensinger 7-5, 6-0.

She had entered the competition as the second seed.

Boys soccer loses a close one

The Tyrone/Bellwood Co-op soccer team lost 3-2 in its showdown against Bishop Carroll in Ebensburg on Thursday night.

Belwood-Antis’ Aaron Andrews and Alex Schmoke both scored one goal for Tyrone.  Keegan Robbi and Blake Johnston assisted the two goals for the team.

“Even though we lost, overall we played a great game.  As a team we had control of the game, but we didn’t come out with the win,” said sophomore Alex Schmoke.

“It was a tough fight but we couldn’t pull out the win in the end. We were up 2-1 at the half, and we had confidence we could win, but Bishop Carroll played a good second half,” said freshman Corey Johnston.

For Bishop Carroll Selvin Maykovich score two of the three goals, and Jared Delauter added one.

Girls soccer loses on penalty kick

The Tyrone-Bellwood-Antis girls soccer team lost to Huntingdon 5-4 yesterday in Tyrone, falling on a penalty kick to spoil Senior Day.

“That was by far the best game we have played,” said B-A sophomore Riley D’Angelo. “It’s unfortunate the score ended up 5-4. They got a lucky P-K to win.”

D’Angelo scored two goals for the Lady Eagles.

Volleyball continues to cruise

The Blue-Devils girls Volleyball team blew past the lady Vikings in the first three sets scoring 25-14, 25-15, 25-10. The lady devils are now on a seven game winning streak and will hope to keep it alive against West Branch on the eleventh.

Lindsey Southworth led the team with 16 points, followed by Sophie Damiano with 12, and Abby Luensmann racked up 8 points with 14 assists, while Mercer laid down five kills.

“We’re a very confident team,” said Abby. “Our offense is pretty strong, and we have five returning starters, so they know the varsity experience.”

The Lady Blue Devils now stand at 10-1 on a promising season.