The PA Blue Thunder AAU ninth-grade girls' basketball team played in the 10th-grade division and went undefeated in seven games to win the championship in the PA Blue Thunder HoopStart Tournament at Richland High School on May 18 and 19. 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.
The PA Blue Thunder AAU sixth-grade girls' basketball team went undefeated in six games to win the PA Blue Thunder HoopStart Tournament at Richland High School on May 18 and 19. Team members are, first row, from left, Beth Felix, Johnstown; Sidney McCully, Blairsville; Alayna Elliott, Windber; and Jillian Barger, Blairsville; second row, Isabella Hunt, Johnstown; Arieanna Painter, Blairsville; Brooke Elliott, Windber; Hannah Hays, Blairsville; and Hanna Alamo, Blairsville; and third row, coaches Rick Elliott and Pat Hays.