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PORTAGE AREA

Portage Area Lettermen

Returning lettermen for the 2013 Portage Area Mustangs football team include: (front, from left) Max Gossard, Joe Krisko, Brandon Vocco, Elliot Vassas, Cameron Neel, (second row) Caleb Kephart, Joe Randazzo, CW Miller, Luke Dividock, Joe Beyer, Chris Onder and Scott Giles. Photo by Sarah Wolford.

Portage Area Coaches

Members of the 2013 Portage Area Mustangs football team coaching staff include: (from left) Chuck Kassick, Jim Fisher, Jude Decort, Jeremy Burkett, Gary Gouse, Larry McCabe, Marty Slanoc, Brad Rousell and Matt Bilchak. Photo by Sarah Wolford.

   

 

 

 

      

 

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PORTAGE AREA Portage Area Mustangs 2013 Roster Seniors

Zach Coukart WR/CB 5-9 155 Chris Onder RB/CB 5-9 150 C.W. Miller WR/FS 5-8 145 Scott Giles RB/DE 5-8 175 Joe Maloskey WR/CB 5-10 155 Austin Crum OT/DE 5-8 220 Cameron Neel C/DL 5-10 220 Joe Krisko OG/DE 6-0 190 Tristan Miller OT/DT 5-8 240 Joe Randazzo TE/ILB 5-10 195 Brandon Madigan WR/FS 5-9 135 Johnathan Riggle OT/DT 6-1 210 Joe Beyer C/DT 6-0 295 Blake Swires OT/DT 5-9 240 John Sklarsky TE/DT 5-10 155

Juniors

Michael Bryja QB/FS 6-3 145 Cody Gouse OG/DE 5-9 190 Kyle Davis OG/DE 5-5 175 Brandon Vocco OT/DT 6-0 255 Nick Lutz K 5-6 145 Alex Summerville OG/DT 6-0 180 Curtis Bell TE/DE 6-0 185 Bryan Michaels RB/CB 5-2 125 Nick Nagle OT/DE 6-0 200 Jamey Smithtro WR/CB 5-5 130 Ryan Richards WR/CB 5-8 150 Caleb Kephart RB/LB 5-9 165

Sophomores

Evan Gruss WR/CB 5-5 135 Quenton Evans OT/DT 6-0 190 Andrew Bender TE/DE 5-10 175 Elliot Vassas OG/DT 6-1 210 Max Gossard OT/DT 6-2 295 Brady Ratosky RB/LB 5-5 130 Luke Dividock QB/LB 6-1 165 Tanner Slifko WR/CB 5-8 155 Kyle Gillette RB/LB 5-5 135 Cody Zdunczyk TE/LB 5-8 135 Cory Bobolsky RB/LB 5-7 140 Todd Niper RB/CB 5-8 130 Ben Herman RB/CB 6-2 165 Jake Warner OT/DE 5-8 200

Portage Area Juniors

Junior members of the 2013 Portage Area Mustangs football team include: (front, from left) Nick Lutz, Jamey Smithro, Kyle Davis, Alex Summerville, Caleb Kephart, Cody Gouse, (second row) Ryan Richards, Brandon Vocco, Michael Bryja, Nick Nagle and Curtis Bell. Photo by Sarah Wolford.

Freshmen

Jacob Swank QB/ILB 5-8 145 Andrew Kolenovic WR/CB 5-3 100 Courtland Corrente RB/DB 5-6 125 Ryan Myher WR/FS 6-0 140 Jordan Beyer C/DT 5-9 175 David Noble G/DT 5-8 180 Caleb Lutz TE/LB 5-8 140 Brady Huschak OT/DT 5-10 220 Braedon St. Clair FB/LB 5-10 150 Nathan Teno RB/CB 5-4 125 Dylan Plummer RB/LB 5-9 145 Chad Scoran WR/CB 5-3 90

Portage Area 2013 Football Schedule

Aug. 30 ...............North Star Sept. 6 ......@Berlin Brothers. Sept. 13 .......................Shade Sept. 20 ...........@Meyersdale Sept. 27 ................Rockwood Oct. 4 ......@Blacklick Valley Oct. 11 ....................Windber Oct. 18 ...@Conemaugh Twp. Oct. 25 ...............@Blairsville Nov. 1 ...........Homer-Center

Portage Area Sophomores

Sophomore members of the 2013 Portage Area Mustangs football team include: (front, from left) Todd Niper, Brady Ratosky, Kyle Gillette (second row) Evan Gruss, Jake Warner, Tanner Slifko, Quentin Evans, (third row) Cory Bobolsky, Andrew Bender, Ben Herman, Max Gossard, Elliot Vassas, Luke Dividock and Cody Zdunczyk. Photo by Sarah Wolford.

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PORTAGE AREA Portage Area Freshmen

Freshmen members of the 2013 Portage Area Mustangs football team include: (front, from left) Chad Scoran, David Noble, Nathan Teno, Andrew Kolenovic, Courtland Corrente, (second row) Caleb Lutz, Dylan Plummer, Brady Huschak, Ryan Myher, Braedon St. Clair, Jordan Beyer, and Jacob Swank. Photo by Sarah Wolford.

Portage Area Golf

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Portage Area Seniors

Senior members of the 2013 Portage Area Mustangs football team include: (front, from left) Zach Coukart, Joe Randazzo, Scott Giles, Austin Crum; (second row) CW Miller, Tristan Miller, Brandon Madigan, Blake Swires, Joe Krisko; (third row) Chris Onder, Joe Maloskey, Cameron Neel, Johnathan Riggle, Joe Beyer, and John Sklarsky. Photo by Sarah Wolford.

West-PAC favored Mustangs galloping through preseason

offense under center. “We’re going to do some different things and we’re looking forward to it,” It doesn’t take too long a look to see Gouse said of the two-quarterback syswhy the Portage Area Mustangs are con- tem, something Portage rarely had the sidered the WestPAC favorite by a major- opportunity to employ. “I never had the ity of the conference’s talent. You usually only coaches. have one [quarterback]. Consider the following But both these guys are returners: a 1,000-yard really talented. It’s going rusher, a 600-yard rusher, to be a really fun a receiver averaging 12 offense.” yards a catch and eight But perhaps the biggest defensive starters. Not to name on the returning mention the Mustangs’ marquee is junior running five 200-plus-pound back Caleb Kephart, who offensive linemen. averaged 11 yards a carry “I look at last year’s last season. With Chris camp and this year’s Onder coming back to the camp and we’re so much backfield and Scott Giles further ahead,” said returning after missing Portage coach Gary much of last year with Gouse. “We were so injury, the running threat green up front. But we has only gotten worse for basically have every kid Portage’s opponents. back on the offensive line Defensively, all eight and defensive line. That inside positions are back, Head coach Gary Gouse makes things a lot easier leaving the Mustangs’ in camp. We’re still looksecondary as the only part ing to see who’s going to be able to back to lose significant starters. people up, but we have a good foundation “Our first week or two, we’re going to back from what we had last year.” stay with a very basic defense,” Gouse Up front, the Mustangs will be relying said. “We want to learn and make sure we on 295-pound sophomore Max Gossard, all know where we’re going. Less think295-pound senior center Joe Beyer and ing, more flying to the ball. Don’t get beat 255-pound junior tackle Brandon Vocco. deep. That’s what we’ll be doing the first “We’ve got to use that,” Gouse said. “I couple weeks until we feel comfortable think it’s really helped us work on our moving again.” pass protection. Those wider bodies that As for being tabbed the favorite to win are tougher to get around will make it the WestPAC, both Mustang players and even better to throw the ball.” coaches are flattered, but aren’t ordering And anything that will help quarter- any championship T-shirts just yet, espebacks Luke Dividock and Mike Bryja will cially given Portage’s schedule that be much appreciated, as they take over opens with North Star and Berlin for last year’s senior starter, Evan Price. Brothersvalley, and closes with Heritage Dividock gained more than 600 yards last Conference favorites Blairsville and year as a freshman, and, along with Bryja, Homer-Center. bring a different look to the Mustangs’ “It’s an honor. We really appreciate By Mike Wilson

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that,” Gouse said. “But we haven’t won anything yet with this team. Every year is a new team. We have to go out and prove ourselves.” “Everyone’s thinking we’re going to

look really good – and we do have the potential to be really good,” said Kephart. “We just have to take it one step at a time. And, hopefully, it’s not too big a step.”


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Portage Area Volleyball

Members of the 2013 Portage Area Mustangs girls’ volleyball team include: (front, from left) Allison Cerwinsky, Brandi George, Siarra Crum, Sydney Caurvina, Jordan Caurvina, Alison Moschgat, (second row) Becca Gorba, Kacie Baker, Lauren McCabe, Olivia McCabe, Shylo Yon, Sarah Popish and Monica Lutz. Photo by Sarah Wolford.

Portage Area Cheerleaders

Members of the Portage Area Mustangs cheerleading squad include: (front, from left) Jenna Sigado, Vanessa Kusick, Kaitlyn Sendzik, Courtney Cadwallader, Kayla Grove,;(middle row) Karin Yingling, Ashley McGough, Katie Seder, Savannah Layo, Taylor Price, Brandi George, Breanna Duray; (back row) Sumer Slebodnick, Kaylee Plummer, Julia Taylor, Ally Lenz, Sam Boreck, Hannah Shaffer, Allison Cerwinsky, and Cammi Baumgartner. Absent from the photo are: Elizabeth Cronauer, Lexi Lutz, Abby Christner and Madilyn Serenko. Photo by Sarah Wolford.

   

      

           

         

  

          

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FOREST HILLS Forest Hills Boys’ Cross Country

Members of the 2013 Forest Hills Rangers boys’ cross country team include: (front, from left) Tristan Corrente, Jacob Lowstetter, Anthony Maticic, Gage McCall; (back row) Eben Blaisdell, Kyle Molnar, Devin Dumm and Luke Helsel. Photo by Mike Wilson.

Forest Hills Girls’ Volleyball

Members of the 2013 Forest Hills Rangers girls’ volleyball team include: (front, from left) Dani Mickus, Ali Smith, Katie Vitez, Morgan Cronauer, Cari Kestermont; (middle row) Sami Hook, Courtney Wilson, Lakin Stiffler, Sammie Smith, Elissa Eppley, Kristen Kundrod; (back row) head coach Nicole Pelesky, Bethany Leer, Keri Ondrejik, Morgan Scott, Ashley May and assistant coach Cassie Layman. Kayla Gabany was absent from the photo. Photo by Mike Wilson.

Forest Hills Cheerleaders

Members of the 2013 Forest Hills Rangers cheerleading squad include: (front, from left) Taylor Kulka, Brittany Hof, Bethany Corson, Samantha Wonders, Kayla Mock, Sierra Woomer; (middle row) Shai Block, Emily Schrader, Ashley Jamieson, Blakyn Toth, Katelynne Robertson, Casey Boyle, Skye Smay, Lindsey Houghton; (back row) Sierra Skrout, Cassia Gargon, Nikki McBratney, Aubrie Christ, Emily Good, Elyssa Nagy and Kylie Richardson. Submitted photo.

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FOREST HILLS Rangers return few from District 6 runner-up season By Mike Wilson

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The 2013 high school football season will be Don Bailey’s 40th at the helm of the Forest Hills Rangers, and the thrill of starting a new season has yet to diminish. “I’m still excited about it,� he said. “As long as I keep getting excited about it, I’ll keep doing it.� Perhaps the most excitement about Forest Hills football this season surrounds junior quarterback Joe Donoughe, who had a breakout sophomore season for the Rangers under center in 2012 and took the team to the District 6 Class AA championship game. “We’re going to build our offense around the skills that Joe and our receivers have,� Bailey said. “Our receivers both have played, but not much at that position.� Unfortunately, that’s a trend for Forest Hills this season, with just

four starters returning on the passing game this season offense, and only three on falls to receivers Tyler Shima, defense. One of the biggest loss- Shareef Blough and Dallas es is all-star running back Shawn McClintock and tight ends Dell. Logan Madison “Shawn was the and Hunter ultimate team Wright. “We’ve been player,� said Bailey. “He throwing the ball around quite a bit played whatever position we asked for many years,� Bailey added. him to play – full“We adjust back, tailback, according to our split back, if we personnel. If we would’ve asked him to play on the have a good offensive line, and line, he would’ve we can run the done that. And on ball, we prefer to defense, he did play line somerun it. But if we times. He was a don’t have a good offensive line, super young man, Head coach Don Bailey and we’re only an outstanding average and have student, and he’ll be sorely missed.� to throw it, then And with receivers Doltyn we throw it. We would like to be Snedden and Jared Shope also balanced if we could, but we’ll graduating, the responsibility of dance with whoever we take to

the dance, whether it be running the football or throwing the football.� Adding to the emphasis on the passing game is that just one offensive lineman returns from last year’s team, Tony Gibson. Bailey described the offensive line as “raw,� noting they may need to use a freshman in the starting lineup. “We’ve been working on a lot of passing patterns in practice,� said Shima. “We have a lot of speed between me, Shareef, Dallas and Dusty Ohler. And with a lot of speed on the outside, we’re going to look to get our quarterback on the edge. We did that successfully last year.� Shima is one of the three returning defensive starters, playing safety last year, and will be counted on to help shut down a lot of the experienced offenses around the Laurel Highlands this season. “I think the conference will be

even stronger than it was last year,� Bailey said. “When you look at the teams that I think have improved, teams that made the playoffs last year – Bishop McCort, Bishop Guilfoyle, Cambria Heights, Penn Cambria, Richland – they’ll be just as strong this year. I think the conference is in for a very strong and exciting year.� But even a tough-as-usual conference and young, small team won’t keep the Rangers from having high expectations, because they dealt with the same problems last year and still reached the district championship game. “I expect nothing less than last year,� Donoughe said. “Nobody even expected us to make playoffs last year. I have high expectations and I know what our team can accomplish.� The Rangers open the season Saturday afternoon at Westmont Hilltop.

Forest Hills Freshmen

Freshmen members of the 2013 Forest Hills Rangers football team include: (front row, from left) Jim Kleinman, Dervin Claycomb, Dylan Partsch, Connor Hudson; (second row) Tyler Kish, Nathan Sobo, Matt Norton; (third row) Zach Gaudette, James Mangus, Tanner Gavlak, Brandon Culbert, Jesse Rese and Ryan Stohon. Photo by Chris Hochrein.

Forest Hills Golf

Members of the 2013 Forest Hills Rangers golf team include: (front, from left) Brady Mock, Tim Frazer, Jacob Schrift, Garrett McCall, Abby Richards, Christiauna Miller, Megan Fessler; (back row) Kevin Wilson, Nathan Valko, Cody Green, Nicole Richards, Mike McGrath, Brody Smay and Zack Long. Submitted photo.

            

         

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Forest Hills Lettermen

Returning letterwinners for the 2013 Forest Hills Rangers football team include: (front, from left) Dustin Ohler, Ian Shugars, Shareef Blough, Paul Lauffer; (second row) Anthony Gibson, Tyler Shima, Jared Krug, Steve Kish, Ian Wieczorek; (third row) Brennan Smay, Logan Madison, Joe Donoughe and Garrett Varner. Photo by Chris Hochrein.

Forest Hills Juniors

Junior members of the 2013 Forest Hills Rangers football team include: (front, from left) Evan Sherle, Jarrett Bowen, Shareef Blough, and Tristan Louchart; (second row) Hunter Wright, Jacob Colbert, Ian Shugars, Paul Lauffer and Garrett Varner; (third row) Zack Shearman, Logan Madison, Derek Thomas, Brandon Sabo, Joe Donoughe and Steve Kish. Photo by Chris Hochrein.

              

   

  



   

    



       



     

      

   

      

        

   

   

    

       

                

 



    

  



    

  

        



             

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FOREST HILLS Forest Hills Rangers 2013 Roster Seniors

Brady Smith WR/DB 5-9 145 Tyler Shima WR/S/KR 5-9 155 Dustin Ohler RB/LB 5-8 175 Jared Krug TB/DE 5-9 170 Anthony Gibson OL/DL 5-11 190 Josiah Bailey OL/DL 6-0 190 Brennan Smay OL/DL 6-1 215 Zachary McVicker WR/DB 5-9 130

Juniors

Derek Thomas WR/DB 6-1 150 Zack Shearman QB/DE 6-2 200 Joe Donoughe QB/S 6-1 165 Ian Shugars RB/LB 5-10 180 Hunter Wright WR/DB/LB 6-1 177 Shareef Blough WR/DB/KR 5-10 180 Tristan Louchart WR/DB 5-8 147 Jarrett Bowen RB/LB 5-10 215 Logan Madison TE/DE 6-3 180 Steve Kish OL/DL 6-1 205 Brandon Sabo OL/DL 6-2 185 Jacob Colbert OL/LB 5-8 182 Paul Lauffer OL/DL 5-6 205 Garrett Varner OL/DL 6-2 290 Evan Sherle WR/DB/DE 5-11 145

Sophomores

Forest Hills Seniors

Senior members of the 2013 Forest Hills Rangers football team include: (front, from left) Dustin Ohler, Jared Krug, Tyler Shima; (second row) Anthony Gibson, Josiah Bailey, Brennan Smay, Brady Smith and Zachary McVicker. Photo by Chris Hochrein.

Blake Ivock WR/TE/DE 5-9 150 Cole Chinault WR/LB 5-8 146 Erik Kudlawiec QB/WR/DB 5-8 135 Andrew Pinkas RB/LB 5-9 169 Ian Wieczorek RB/LB/DL 6-0 227 Jon Hoyer OL/DL 6-3 290 Tony Hribar OL/DL 5-4 160 Chad Burkett OL/DL 5-9 240 Christian Rios OL/DL 6-1 205 Dallas McClintock WR/DB 5-11 150

Freshmen

Jesse Rese RB/LB 5-11 135 Dylan Partsch WR/DB 5-2 112 Nathan Sabo WR/DB 5-8 130 Connor Hudson WR/DB 5-5 105 James Mangus RB/DB 5-9 135 Dervin Claycomb RB/LB 5-3 143 Tyler Kish OL/DL 5-8 154 Tanner Gavlak OL/DL 6-0 225 Jim Kleinman OL/DL 5-6 145 Brandon Culbert WR/DB 6-0 155 Zach Gaudette WR/DB 5-8 125 Ryan Stohon WR/DB 5-10 130 Matt Norton TE/DE 5-8 150

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Forest Hills Sophomores

Sophomore members of the 2013 Forest Hills Rangers football team include: (front row, from left) Blake Ivock, Erik Kudlawiec, Cole Chinault, Tony Hribar; (second row) Andrew Pinkas, Christian Rios, Jon Hoyer, Ian Wieczorek, Dallas McClintock and Chad Burkett. Photo by Chris Hochrein.

Forest Hills Coaches

Members of the 2013 Forest Hills Rangers football coaching staff include: (front row, from left) Rick Ruddek, Kevin Marabito, Anthony Brezovec, Rob Sakmar; (second row) Ken Ashbrook, Joe Carpenter, Head Coach Don Bailey, Ross Carpenter and Bob Petrunak. Photo by Chris Hochrein.

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FOREST HILLS Forest Hills Girls’ Soccer

Members of the 2013 Forest Hills Rangers girls’ soccer team include: (front, from left) Jessica Penatzer, Samantha Dively, Amanda Meier, Caitlyn Gallaher, Kayla Walls, Brooke Novotny; (back row) Grace Bromley, Kimberly Boyd, Samantha Bromley, Alyssa Peretin, Gabrielle Vogel, Ashley Rok, Jordan McIntosh and Madison McDannell. Larissa Roman is absent from the photo. Submitted photo.

Forest Hills Girls’ Tennis

Members of the 2013 Forest Hills Rangers girls’ tennis team include: (front, from left) Alexis Loya, Shannon Kudlawiec, Julianna Wright, Isabella Yakicic, Cassie Miller, Kate Markum, Katey Ladika; (middle row) Maggie Long, Brianna Facciani, Chandrika Milavec, Linsie Dibert, Renee Wirfel, Cheyenne Helsel, Amanda Kulback; (back row) assistant coach Clair Long, Emily Shirt, Jodie Sabol, Rachel Blanchetti, Brianna Neff, Kayla Makin, Emily Goldyn and head coach John Waksmunski. Photo by Mike Wilson.

Forest Hills Boys’ Soccer

Members of the 2013 Forest Hills Rangers boys’ soccer team include: (front, from left) Simon Bermecky, Tristan Corrente, Ryan Bedont, Jared Wehner, Wyatt Bromley, Trevor Smith, Luke Helsel, Carl Smith; (second row) Jared Makoczy, Ian Slifko, Matthew Brown, Dominic Panick, Jonas Wissinger, Alex Hook, Dalton Faith; (third row) assistant coach Paul Sietz, Jesse Erb, Nathan Penrod, Jake Keiper, Tanner McCall, Dominic Eppley, Ryan Units, Todd Harteis, head coach Keith Pesto; (back row) Jesse Wehner, Garrett Horner, Tyler Mangus, Josh Hersh, Ben Buchkovich and Thomas Smith. Absent from the photo are: Pat Gaydos, Rylan Nadonley, Jeff Leach and Caleb Pavlosky. Photo by Mike Wilson.

        





            

 

    



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Penn Cambria Lettermen

Returning lettermen for the 2013 Penn Cambria Panthers football team include: (front, from left) Daniel Roberts, Jake Hurley, Brendon Myers, Mike Eckenrode; (middle row) Payton Behe, Dante Delerme, Mark Mardula, Michael Kost, Tyler Strasser, Dakota Schneider; (back row) Jordan Fabbri, Denver Jones, Derek Dietrich, Chad Tsikalas, Robert Bastian and Dan Terek. Photo by Ian Wissinger.

Panthers take ‘new year’ to a new level

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Whether it’s the new scoreboard that will light up Penn Cambria’s football field in the coming fall Friday evenings, or the brand new black and bright blue uniforms yet to see the dirt scuffs and grass stains of a game, it’s plain to see there is a new approach to football in Cresson in 2013. “This year is going to be different,� said junior running back Jake Hurley. “New players, new uniforms, new team, basically.� Also new is the head coach, Jason Grassi, a Penn Cambria Middle School teacher and former assistant high school football coach at Portage Area. Grassi was hired in the offseason to take over the program after Ernie Fetzer resigned near the end of last season. And the turnout for the new coach has been staggering. “Since I took over, the weight

program, the running, the condi- played the game, it’s just getting tioning have just been great,� he them into the system we’re runsaid. “Our attendance has been ning. Hopefully, they’ll be the awesome. We pretbackbone of our team this year. ty much had 30-40 kids there every “We’ve always day.� had tough, physical kids here,� While the style of Grassi continued. the Panthers’ jer“We’re going to seys will change this year, there stick with that and won’t be much diflet the kids work hard and play four ference in their quarters of footstyle of play. Like ball.� most local high school football However, the running game lost programs, the run two of the more game will be a priphysical kids to ority for Penn Cambria. come through “We have to run Head coach Jason Grassi Penn Cambria after all-state the ball first,� said selections Mack Grassi. “It’s high school football; you’ve got to be Behe and Devin Lawhead graduable to run the ball. We believe ated, and that could lead to using with the group we have up front, the passing game more effectivewe should be able to do that suc- ly this season compared to years cessfully this year. They’ve past in Cresson. With two quar-

  

     

  

      

       

             

  

terback options in camp – senior Chad Tsikalas and junior Mark Mardula – the Panthers will get good balance under center. But with the graduation of two key receivers last year – Nate Keagy and James Mardula – the passing game, too, will have a new look this season. “Our receivers are working very hard,� Tsikalas said. “They might have a different skill set [from Keagy and James Mardula], but they’re definitely valuable to the team.� The Panthers open the season Friday night against Greater Johnstown at Trojan Stadium. Though it will be Grassi’s first game as varsity head coach in the Laurel Highlands, he’s no stranger to the deep conference. “I’ve always been a Laurel Highlands guy from my time playing at Penn Cambria,� he said. “It’s always a battle. It doesn’t matter who you’re playing, you’re going to be in for a tough,

  

      

    

        

      

physical game. There’s never an easy game. There’s never a game that you say you can win easily. “All we’re focused on now is Johnstown,� Grassi continued. “I don’t even know who we play the second week of the season. It’s Johnstown right now. We’ll move on week to week.� Grassi’s approach is one of many that have been a hit with his players so far. “We’re really impressed with the coaching staff so far,� Tsikalas said. “I think they’re going to put in a lot of hard work and prepare us for the games well. The guys are all really excited so I think we should have a pretty good season.� “We play hard, we play four quarters of football, we never give up and we’re going to scrap and fight until the end,� Grassi added. “That’s the mindset we’re putting into these guys and hopefully we see that when the season rolls around.�

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PENN CAMBRIA Penn Cambria Panthers 2013 Roster Seniors

Colin Shable K 5-10 130 Payton Behe RB/LB 5-10 170 Andrew George WR/DB 5-11 160 Dante Delerme WR/LB/SS 5-10 165 Michael Kost TE/LB/QB 5-11 180 Chad Tsikalas QB/DB/WR 6-3 170 Jason Seymore RB/LB 5-11 170 Dylan Hoover OL/DL 5-11 195 Robert Bastian OL/DL 6-1 220 Derek Dietrich OL/DL 6-3 260 Jordan Fabbri OL/DL 6-1 245 Dakota Schneider OL/DL 5-10 220 Denver Jones OL/DE 6-2 195 Justin Sweeney WR/DB 5-10 145 Nathan Rambeau WR/DB 6-0 150 Sean Fulton WR/DB 6-1 175 Colin Casale WR/DB 6-1 160 Bill Conley WR/DB 5-8 150

Penn Cambria Coaches

Members of the 2013 Penn Cambria football coaching staff include: (from left) Ben Watt, Tony Tomaselli, head coach Jason Grassi, Jared Grassi and Sean Davison. John Sikora was absent from the photo. Photo by Ian Wissinger.

Juniors

Mark Mardula QB/WR/FS 6-0 180 Brendon Myers FB/LB 5-10 180 Tyler Strasser RB/LB 5-10 165 Mike Eckenrode RB/DB 5-7 140 Jake Hurley RB/WR/DB 5-8 155 Dan Gamba OL/DL 5-6 175 Aaron Miller OL/DL 6-0 300 Nathan George OL/DL 6-1 200 Hunter Golden OL/DL 6-3 260 Isaac Will TE/DE 6-1 168

Sophomores

Jacob Landi WR/DB 5-8 130 Daniel Roberts FB/LB 5-11 170 Jacob Driskel OL/DL 5-11 165 Dan Terek OL/DL 6-1 270 Jacob Will OL/DL 6-0 235 Joe Litzinger OL/DL 5-8 205 Noah Smith TE/DE 5-11 195 Jacob Guzic OL/DL 5-10 175 Ian Brumbaugh OL/DL 5-9 170

Freshmen

Patrick Farrell QB/LB 5-11 175 Nick Hite RB/DB 5-9 145 Bryan Ehrenfeld TE/LB 5-9 170 Liam Cannonie WR/DB 5-10 140 Bryan Long WR/LB 5-7 130 Zach Krug OL/DL 6-1 185 Josh Landi WR/DB 5-10 130 Jared McCready OL/DL 5-8 235 Darion Conrad OL/DL 6-0 195 Drake Diehl OL/DL 5-9 200 Austin Zupon FB/LB 5-9 165 Jeremy Kost QB/WR/DB 6-0 150 Quincy Wilmington FB/LB 5-8 180 Dustin Hartline RB/DB 5-6 135 Spencer McElheny TE/LB 5-7 145 Bailey Prebish WR/LB 6-0 165 Braden St. Clair OL/DL 5-8 140

Penn Cambria Sophomores

Sophomore members of the 2013 Penn Cambria football team include: (front row, from left) Noah Smith, Jacob Guzic, Jacob Landi, Joe Litzinger; (back row) Jacob Driskel, Dan Terek, Jacob Will, Ian Brumbaugh and Daniel Roberts. Photo by Ian Wissinger.

Penn Cambria 2013 Football Schedule

Aug. 30 .......@Gtr Johnstown Sept. 6 ......................Bedford Sept. 13 ....Central Cambria Sept. 21 ......@Bishop Carroll Sept. 27 .....Bishop Guilfoyle Oct. 4 ......@Cambria Heights Oct. 11 ...............Forest Hills Oct. 18 .................@Richland Oct. 25 .....Westmont Hilltop Nov. 1 .................@Somerset

Penn Cambria Juniors

Junior members of the 2013 Penn Cambria football team include: (front row, from left) Mike Eckenrode, Tyler Strasser, Dan Gamba, Jake Hurley, Brendon Myers; (back row) Mark Mardula, Aaron Miller, Isaac Will, Hunter Golden and Nathan George. Photo by Ian Wissinger.

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Penn Cambria Seniors

Senior members of the 2013 Penn Cambria football team include: (front row, from left) Nathan Rambeau, Justin Sweeney, Colin Shable, Dante Delerme, Bill Conley; (middle row) Dylan Hoover, Payton Behe, Jason Seymore, Andrew George, Michael Kost, Dakota Schneider; (back row) Jordon Fabbri, Denver Jones, Derek Dietrich, Chad Tsikalas, Robert Bastian, Sean Fulton. Photo by Ian Wissinger.

Penn Cambria Cheerleaders

Members of the 2013 Penn Cambria varsity cheerleading squad include: (front row, from left) Taylor Kunsman, Briana Smith, Samantha Billy, Devin Myers, Gayle Weaver, Jennifer Hodgson, Ciara Shoff; (middle row) Alyssa Seaman, Kaitlin Hollen, Brittanie Vargo, Casey Black, Briana Lidwell, Allison Barlick; (back row) Morgan Storm, Miranda Reed and Jaden Laino. Photo by Mike Wilson.

 

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PENN CAMBRIA Penn Cambria Girls’ Soccer

Members of the 2013 Penn Cambria Panthers girls’ soccer team include: (front, from left) Kaci Paul, Shadyn Swope, Abby Harvey, Casey Black, Kasey Creehan; (middle row) Miya Trice, Mindy Novak, Sarah Westin, Taylor Brown, Sophia Funari, Kiana Fogle; (back row) assistant coach Pam Kenawell, Debbie Slovikosky, Kaitlyn Krug, Kate Little, Stephanie Seymore, Anna Razo and head coach Jess Burlingame. Absent from the photo are Nicole Kemerer, Emily Diehl and Jordyn Novak. Photo by Mike Wilson.

Penn Cambria Girls’ Cross Country

Members of the 2013 Penn Cambria Panthers girls’ cross country team include: (front, from left) Arlee Simendinger, Carly Osmolinski, Shelly Pompa, Sarah Hurley, Danielle Pompa; (back row) Sara Clauto, Monica Lee, Brandy Gibbons, Alli Reese and Devin Myers. Photo by Mike Wilson.

Penn Cambria Boys’ Cross Country

Members of the 2013 Penn Cambria Panthers boys cross country team include: (front, from left) Eric Jaap, Jacob Wilkinson, Dane Myers, Bryce Smithmyer, Dominic Farabaugh; (back row) Nathan Brown, Drew Slatko-Witt, Garrett Sutton, Brett Fabbri and Austin Farabaugh. Rob Pramuk is absent from the photo. Photo by Mike Wilson.

 

   

  

 

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PENN CAMBRIA Penn Cambria Freshmen

Freshmen members of the 2013 Penn Cambria football team include: (front row, from left) Braden St. Clair, Austin Zupon, Dustin Hartline, Bryan Long, Spencer McElheny; (middle row) Quincy Wilmington, Drake Diehl, Jared McCready, Bryan Ehrenfeld, Darion Conrad, Josh Landi; (back row) Patrick Farrell, Bailey Prebish, Zach Krug, Jeremy Kost, Liam Cannonie and Nick Hite. Photo by Ian Wissinger.

Penn Cambria Girls’ Volleyball

Members of the 2013 Penn Cambria Panthers volleyball team include: (front, from left) Victoria Law, Tori Shingler, Kelly Yusko; (middle row) Erin Freeman, Michelle Smithbauer, Jadyn Tiracave, Caitlyn Sheehan, Melanie Wilkinson, Mikayla Farabaugh, Kristen Wray, Tori Acker, Taylor Shoff, Lauren O’Neill; (back row) Reilly Anderson, Lauren Chappell, Stefanie Madonna, Erin Link, Shaina Aurandt, Lily Krull, Alyssa Montgomery, Anna Audley, Kaley Strittmatter and Casey Lee. Photo by Mike Wilson.

Penn Cambria Golf

Members of the Penn Cambria High School 2013 Gof team include: (front, from left) Nolan Link, Madison Krug, Dillon Perino, Anthony Podrasky, Jordan Stombaugh, Derek Olsick, Donte Perino, Matt Maruska, Jared Buck; (second row) Will Wilkinson, Josh Zimmer, Robert Pramuk, Jake Stevens, Devin Selip, Tyler Smolko, Sebastian Pettenati, Ian Dunmyer, Colton Farrell, and Matt Wray. Photo by Justin Eger.

        

   

     

   

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