Ligonier Valley’s Marinchak, Silk headline Heritage Conference postseason awards
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | 11:18 AM
It was quite a year for the Ligonier Valley boys basketball team in the school’s final season in District 6.
The school’s athletic teams will move to the WPIAL for the 2020-21 season.
The boys basketball team won the Heritage Conference title and played in the Class 3A title for the third consecutive season.
Michael Marinchak has been a big part of the Rams’ success the past four years, and he and teammate Kyle Silk were named to the Heritage Conference all-conference team.
Ligonier Valley was the only team to have two players on the squad. Silk played at United the previous three seasons but transferred to Ligonier Valley for his senior year.
Haley Boyd was the only Ram selected to the girls basketball all-conference team. Ligonier Valley sophomore Ryan Harbert was named to the all-conference wrestling team. Hannah Turcheck was selected to the cheerleading squad.
Here is the list of the all-conference teams:
Jacob Barnett, Purchase Line
John Calandrella, Saltsburg
Jaden Evanick, Homer-Center
Conner Fairman, Marion Center
Garrett Grimaldi, Penns Manor
Austin Kovalcik, United
Michael Marinchak, Ligonier Valley
Kyle Silk, Ligonier Valley
Trevor Smulik, West Shamokin
Braden Staats, Blairsville
Jordan Wise, Northern Cambria
Lauren Bagley, Penns Manor
Haley Boyd, Ligonier Valley
Abbigail Dickie, Saltsburg
Lauren Dumm, Penns Manor
Maizee Fry, United
Sophie Fusaro, West Shamokin
Laney Monroe, Marion Center
Johniemarie Olenchick, Northern Cambria
Kennidy Page, Homer-Center
Lexi Risinger, Blairsville
Emileigh Syster, Purchase Line
Alycia Zayachak, Penns Manor
Hunter Armstrong, Marion Center
Marvin Beatty, Marion Center
Max Clevenger, United
Ryan Harbert, Blairsville
Gabriel Kennedy-Citeroni, Blairsville
Alyssa Adams, Saltsburg
Pyper Charney, United
Autumn Claypool, West Shamokin
Harlee Leasure, Penns Manor
Lily Ringler, Blairsville
Savannah Rivera, Northern Cambria
Elizabeth Shirley, Homer-Center
Angel Stephenson, Purchase Line
MacKenzie Thompson, United
Hannah Turcheck, Ligonier Valley
Emily Willard, Marion Center
Paul Schofield is a TribLive reporter covering high school and college sports and local golf. He joined the Trib in 1995 after spending 15 years at the Daily Courier in Connellsville, where he served as sports editor for 14 years. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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