Johnston brothers, D’Angelo earn ML all-star recognition


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Blake and Corey Johnston were named to the Mountain League all-stars first team; Riley D’Angelo made the second team.

Colin McCaulley, Sports Writer

Three Bellwood-Antis soccer players were named Mountain-League All-Stars at the Mountain League fall sports banquet in Tyrone, while Tina Hollen bagged her third straight tennis MVP award (see related story).

Brothers Blake and Corey Johnston were named first team All-Stars at midfield and forward for the Tyrone/Bellwood-Antis co-op team, respectively.

For Corey it was a breakout season, with a school record 22 goals and four assists.

“It feels good being named first team as a sophomore,” Corey said. “A lot of the first-team all-stars are juniors and seniors.”

Blake scored two goals and had two assists for the 6-11-2 Eagles, which lost in the first round of the District 6 3A playoffs to Huntingdon.

“It feels good that other teams feel I am a big part of my team,” said Blake.

Junior Riley D’Angelo was named a second team all-star despite her team’s 3-14 record.

Riley was able to accumulate 15 of the team’s 31 goals for the season and compiled 7 assists.

Riley was proud of the achievement saying, “I was grateful because I didn’t get anything last year (after being a first-team all-star as a freshman). At least I was able to earn some recognition despite a tough season.”

Riley also recognized the importance of the team.

“I have to give credit to my teammates. I couldn’t have done it without them,” she said.

Both Riley and Corey will be back next season, but the ride comes to an end for Blake, who was happy with his selection, but disappointed by the way the season ended.

“I wish we could have gone a little bit further in the playoffs because we had such a solid team this year,” he said. “It’s a shame we went out so early.”