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Hoops seniors to play in Heritage Conference Showcase

ARMAGH -- The Heritage Conference Basketball Showcase, featuring the top senior boys' and girls' players in the league, will be held tomorrow at United High School.

The boys' and girls' games will feature two or three seniors from each Heritage Conference school played in a North vs. South format. Players from Blairsville, Ligonier Valley, Saltsburg and United will compete for the South while players from Homer-Center, Marion Center, Northern Cambria, Penns Manor and Purchase Line will play for the North.

The event gets started at 4 p.m. with the skills competition, followed by the girls' game at 6 p.m. and the boys' game at 8 p.m.

The boys' South squad will be coached by Bill Clevenger of United. The players are: Andrew Gilmore and Darryl Jones, Blairsville; Bryan Saxton and John Jones, Ligonier Valley; Evan Adams and Justin Gould, Saltsburg, and Tim Ofman, Brent Bloom and Robert Bailey, United.

The boys' North team will be coached by Rusty Hayes of Penns Manor and Steve Woodrow of Marion Center. The players are: Zack Davis, Brandon Schork and Patrick Yurky, Homer-Center; Alex Woodrow, Chad Smyers and Jacob Eisenhart, Marion Center; Tony Rocco, Andy Hancharik and Joel Polites, Northern Cambria; Aric Gresko and R.J. Hayes, Penns Manor, and Cody Stolitza and Garrett Burba, Purchase Line.

The girls' South squad will be coached by Tim LaMantia, the assistant at Ligonier Valley and the former head coach at Laurel Valley. The players are: Nicole Smith, Cassie Weinell and Tori Smith, Blairsville; Chelsey Hropovich, Emily LaMantia and Morgan McLaughlin, Ligonier Valley; Sara Prenni, Trisha Gabrielson and Becky Hill, Saltsburg, and Kelsey Isenberg, Kelsey Yaworski and Trinity Woodle, United.

The girls' North team will be coached by Greg Lezanic of Marion Center. The players are: Stephanie Ireland, Danielle Rura and Lauren Valyo, Homer-Center; Mandy Fairman, Olivia Rupp and Whitney Glasser, Marion Center; Emily Stiles and Kelly Sedlock, Northern Cambria, and Kayla Gillo, Jessica Laney and Carly Jenkins, Penns Manor.

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