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by on April 06, 2013 10:39 AM

The PA Blue Thunder AAU ninth-grade girls’ basketball team tipped off its season on March 16 and 17 by going 4-0 and winning the championship at the fifth annual Hempfield Classic.

Team members are, first row, from left, Tahlyn Miller, Bishop McCort; Kylee Surike, United; Taylor Mack, United; Emma Spinelli, Shade; and Lexi Leysock, Homer-Center; and second row, Abbey Roberts, Conemaugh Township; Mikayla Tomkowski, Bishop McCort; Katie Weaver, Windber; Haley Thomas, Saint Andrew’s; Carly Hajjar, Bishop McCort; and Taylor Boring, Central Cambria.

The coaches are Pat Gruss and Mark Surike.


Heather Carlson is the wire editor and an assistant web editor for The Indiana Gazette. She covers courts, Saltsburg and Homer City borough councils and Penns Manor and United school districts, in addition to writing feature articles. She can be reached at
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