2012 Season

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Re: 2012 Season

Postby LionDad77 » May 5th, 2012, 6:10 am

Matt Dull
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Re: 2012 Season

Postby southpaw » May 7th, 2012, 8:18 am

Mike also had a LJ of 21-8 to win the event
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Re: 2012 Season

Postby Manfred » May 10th, 2012, 9:26 pm

The Altoona Mirror had a nice HALF-page writeup today regarding a select few athletes and their performances at yesterday's LHAC championships. An entire half page, yet until the very last sentence in the article they all but omitted the fact that the Ranger girls totally dominated this event, nearly DOUBLING the final total of the 2nd place team. I know they don't cover beyond Ebensburg or Portage, but c'mon, man! If you can report anything at all about a particular meet, the LEAST you can do is a better job with the winning team. I don't particularly care the Mirror continually chooses to ignore certain squads, but if they are going to cover an event at all, shouldn't they give the winners a little candy?
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Re: 2012 Season

Postby usatf oldguy » May 10th, 2012, 10:16 pm

Sorry Manfred, the mirror is the paper for track coverage! Sorry forest hills isn't in their coverage area,but that is the breaks. This paper makes the others look like rags. They have a nice track honor roll,the state meet coverage is great as is districts for both 5 and 6. They also have a great allstar team and really go out of their way to cover the teams in the area. With out question the tribune and the gazette could learn alot from this paper. The only real lack of coverage I see from the mirror is in dealing with all the div 1 track athletes from the area. There is quite a crop of them and a nice write up would really help promote the sport. I applaud the mirror, it is in my opinion the top dog!

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Re: 2012 Season

Postby Manfred » May 11th, 2012, 7:15 pm

I emphatically agree with all you said. I only want them to know when you cover a group of athletes at a big event, does it not, make common sense, to at least throw a bone or 2 to the winning squads, even if they aren't "in their coverage area"? Especially when the winning squad almost doubled the points of the second place team. There was at least 1 or 2 athletes that deserved a mention. This also applies if the winning squad was Johnstown, BMCHS, Richland, Westmont, or Somerset. If they had won this event, then they too would deserve the coverage. In for a penny, in for a pound.
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Re: 2012 Season

Postby zonebreaker » May 15th, 2012, 9:32 pm

manfred, another element at work here is the fact that, for whatever reason, the Mirror greatly focuses on individuals at the big track meets (at least in the last handful of years). I remember when the northern cambria girls were dominating and the Mirror articles would always be about Dunchack's performances, or one of their other players, not really about the team winning. It was striking to contrast that with the Tribune's coverage of the same meets; they focus more on the team aspect of it.

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Re: 2012 Season

Postby usatf oldguy » May 15th, 2012, 10:45 pm

zonebreaker wrote:manfred, another element at work here is the fact that, for whatever reason, the Mirror greatly focuses on individuals at the big track meets (at least in the last handful of years). I remember when the northern cambria girls were dominating and the Mirror articles would always be about Dunchack's performances, or one of their other players, not really about the team winning. It was striking to contrast that with the Tribune's coverage of the same meets; they focus more on the team aspect of it.
In all actuality it is rare any paper talks about the team concept in track. There are so so many kids who score key points in meets that don't get first who never really get any paper time. The mirror does a fine job with the team aspect in my opinion. As far as dunchack getting alot of press,she deserved it! She was one of the rarest track athletes around, a four time gold medalist in the high jump and multiple other medals too! Zonebreaker I see no way that the trib does a better job than the mirror in track. It isn't even close!

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Re: 2012 Season

Postby usatf oldguy » May 15th, 2012, 10:50 pm

Anyone have any district 6 results? Curious as to how that meet went!

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Re: 2012 Season

Postby southpaw » May 16th, 2012, 9:15 am

KEY, TEAM SCORING: 1, BA-Bellwood-Antis, 115; 2, R-Richland, 66; 3 (tie), LV-Ligonier Valley and PV-Penns Valley, 42; 5 (tie) CC-Central Cambria and U-United, 40; 7 (tie) NC-Northern Cambria, PO-Philipsburg-Osceola and PL-Purchase Line, 36; 10, CH-Cambria Heights, 28; 11, BM-Bishop McCort, 26; 12, JN-Juniata, 25; 13, T-Tyrone, 24; 14, SH-Southern Huntingdon, 18; 15 (tie) FH-Forest Hills and SB-Saltsburg, 14; 17 (tie) PC-Penn Cambria and PT-Portage, 13; 19, WH-Westmont Hilltop, 12; 20, MU-Mount Union, 11; 21, PM-Penns Manor, 10; 22, WL-Williamsburg, 8; 23, HD-Huntingdon, 7; 24, JV-Juniata Valley, 5; 26, HC-Homer-Center, 4; BEA-Bald Eagle Area, ; 27 (tie) BC-Bishop Carroll, CN-Central and WB-West Branch, 3; 30, BG-Bishop Guilfoyle, 2; 31 (tie) BV-Blacklick Valley, MC-Marion Center and SJ-St. Joseph's, 0.

100 dash: 1, S. Worthing, BA, 11.21; 2, Goshorn, JN, 11.27; 3, I. O'Shea, BA, 11.44; 4, Grissinger, JV, 11.54; 5, Reed, BM, 11.67; 6, King, PV, 11.68; 7, Burkey, FH, 11.70; 8, Flick, R, 11.79.

200 dash: 1, S. Worthing, BA, 22.45; 2, Bodley, JN, 23.21; 3, Knupp, LV, 23.26; 4, King, PV, 23.29; 5, Hoak, SB, 23.66; 6, Koval, BM, 23.68; 7, Flick, R, 23.70; 8, S. Bearer, NC, 23.92.

400 dash: 1, D. Bearer, NC, 51.59; 2, Bimle, PT, 51.94; 3, Popovnak, R, 52.14; 4, Koval, BM, 52.71; 5, Hoak, SB, 52.82; 6, Kristofits, WB, 52.93; 7, S. Bearer, NC, 53.03; 8, Wolfe, BA, 53.07.

800 run: 1, Blose, PL, 1:57.39; 2, Decker, PV, 1:57.94; 3, Colvin, R, 2:00.96; 4, Lichvar, U, 2:02.66; 5, Croyle, LV, 2:03.98; 6, Long, CC, 2:05.17; 7, Wheland, WL, 2:05.72; 8, Husar, PT, 2:06.20.

1600 run: 1, R. Brown, PV, 4:30.66; 2, McKeehan, MU, 4:35.51; 3, Dailey, WH, 4:37.52; 4, Zook, T, 4:38.17; 5, K. Bartlett, BA, 4:39.72; 6, Barber, CC, 4:43.38; 7, England, WL, 4:45.43; 8, Miller, BEA, 4:47.56.

3200 run: 1, R. Brown, PV, 10:09.00; 2, K. Bartlett, BA, 10:10.76; 3, Fuller, PV, 10:12.39; 4, Dailey, WH, 10:14.56; 5, England, WL, 10:25.35; 6, Dean, SH, 10:35.02; 7, Marx, R, 10:35.53; 8, Patrick, LV, 10:37.53.

110 hurdles: 1, Pride, CC, 15.48; 2, Curtis, PO, 15.73; 3, Sinisi, BA, 15.78; 4, Holsinger, CC, 15.95; 5, Brown, CH, 16.27; 6, McGraw, CN, 16.28; 7, Madey, BG, 16.45.

300 hurdles: 1, Hanley, R, 40.54; 2, Sinisi, BA, 40.56; 3, I. O'Shea, BA, 41.21; 4, Curtis, PO, 41.45; 5, Pourban, PT, 42.45; 6, Cornell, LV, 42.62; 7, McCracken, HC, 42.62; 8, Gilbert, JN, 43.02.

400 relay: 1, Bellwood-Antis (C. Worthing, S. Worthing, DeGol, O'Shea), 43.41; 2, Richland (Hanley, Rozich, J. Rizzo, Flick), 43.96; 3, Ligonier Valley, 45.15; 4, Forest Hills, 45.46; 5, Juniata, 45.58; 6, Philipsburg-Osceola, 45.75; 7, Northern Cambria, 45.91; 8, Central Cambria, 46.26.

1600 relay: 1, Bellwood-Antis (Sinisi, DeGol, I. O'Shea, S. Worthing), 3:24.80; 2, Ligonier Valley, 3:26.32; 3, Richland, 3:32.25; 4, Philipsburg-Osceola, 3:34.69; 5, Bald Eagle Area, 3:39.43; 6, Central Cambria, 3:39.91; 7, Bishop McCort, 3:40.92; 8, Juniata, 3:41.14.

3200 relay: 1, Purchase Line (Blose, Goodlin, Karadus, Hudak), 8:14.55; 2, Central Cambria (Barber, Fedora, Hite, Long), 8:15.90; 3, Richland, 8:34.42; 4, Southern Huntingdon, 8:38.42; 5, United, 8:40.26; 6, Bellwood-Antis, 8:46.20; 7, Cambria Heights, 8:54.98; 8, Ligonier Valley, 9:03.05.

High jump: 1, Wilson-Adams, T, 6-4; 2, Mardula, PC, 6-2; 3, Lacue, CH, 6-0; 4, T. Olish, NC, 6-0; 5, Civis, R, 6-0; 6, Stolitza, PL, 5-10; 7, DeGol, BA, 5-8; 8, Claypoole, BA, 5-8.

Long jump: 1, Crumrine, LV, 21-6; 2, Prohonic, CH, 21-5; 3, Claypoole, BA, 21-2; 4, DeGol, BA, 20-3; 5, Reed, BM, 19-10.5; 6, Donoughe, FH, 19-9.5; 7, C. Worthing, BA, 19-9; 8, Georgeovich, WH, 19-9.

Triple jump: 1, Claypoole, BA, 45-8.25; 2, Prohonic, CH, 44-0; 3, Bytner, PM, 43-10; 4, Mardula, PC, 43-8.5; 5, McKnight, PO, 43-4.5; 6, Snedden, FH, 41-8; 7, Steffan, BA, 41-7.5; 8, Donoughe, FH, 41-6.75.

Shot put: 1, Moreau, U, 51-7; 2, Rugg, BM, 47-5; 3, Seymour, CC, 47-3.5; 4, Jenkins, BA, 45-8.75; 5, Price, PL, 44-7.75; 6, House, MU, 42-7; 7, Newhouse, HC, 42-7; 8, Pierce, PL, 42-5.25.

Discus: 1, Moreau, U, 151-11; 2, Price, PL, 132-0; 3, Lanich, PO, 129-7; 4, Kojaninovich, PO, 129-4; 5, Brown, PM, 129-4; 6, Powell, JN, 126-4; 7, Thomas, SH, 124-7; 8, Sokira, CC, 123-4.

Javelin: 1, Moreau, U, 184-9; 2, Snyder, T, 174-2; 3, Ludwig, NC, 170-3; 4, Speicher, R, 169-4; 5, Yard, SB, 163-5; 6, Hegemann, BC, 161-10; 7, Zimmerman, SB, 153-9; 8, Dickson, T, 152-5.

Pole vault: 1, Mikulsky, R, 13-6; 2, Cornelious, SH, 13-0; 3, Yahner, NC, 13-0; 4, Hall, HD, 13-0; 5, Nealan, NC, 12-6; 6, Davis, LV, 12-6; 7, Peters, HD, 12-6; 8, Baird, U, 12-6.

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Re: 2012 Season

Postby zonebreaker » May 16th, 2012, 11:14 am

usatf oldguy wrote:
zonebreaker wrote:manfred, another element at work here is the fact that, for whatever reason, the Mirror greatly focuses on individuals at the big track meets (at least in the last handful of years). I remember when the northern cambria girls were dominating and the Mirror articles would always be about Dunchack's performances, or one of their other players, not really about the team winning. It was striking to contrast that with the Tribune's coverage of the same meets; they focus more on the team aspect of it.
In all actuality it is rare any paper talks about the team concept in track. There are so so many kids who score key points in meets that don't get first who never really get any paper time. The mirror does a fine job with the team aspect in my opinion. As far as dunchack getting alot of press,she deserved it! She was one of the rarest track athletes around, a four time gold medalist in the high jump and multiple other medals too! Zonebreaker I see no way that the trib does a better job than the mirror in track. It isn't even close!


USATF, I agree with everything you said. Simply pointing out a difference I noticed before (not saying one is better than the other).

I remember some articles from the T-D where the first 3 or 4 (if not more) paragraphs were all about team bonding and team depth being a big thing, and each place adding up, etc and the Mirror's articles had none of that b/c they were focusing on what the individuals did. Not saying that the way the Mirror does it is wrong. I agree that focusing on individual accomplishments is definitely more the norm and it seemed like that's what the T-D also did this year (focusing on Lumley's and Moreau's huge days).


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