Friday, December 14, 2012

Previewing the Sheetz Holiday Classic (Penn Cambria tournament)

The Sheetz Holiday Classic begins this afternoon at Penn Cambria. A quick glance at the 21-team tournament:

Familiar faces: Altoona, Berlin Brothersvalley, Cambria Heights, Central Cambria, Conemaugh Township, Corry, Forest Hills, Greater Johnstown, Hollidaysburg, Huntingdon, Ligonier Valley, Mount Pleasant, Northern Cambria, Penn Cambria, Portage and St. Mary's

Who's in:  Canandaigua Academy (N.Y.),  Claysburg-Kimmel,  HOPE for Hyndman, Mercer and Richland.

Who's out: Hempfield, Penns Valley, Trinity (District 3).

Returning champions: Justin Patrick, Ligonier Valley (106); T.J. Brandt, Altoona, (126), Cody Law, Forest Hills (160), Mante Barnes, Altoona, (195) and Matt Barton, Hollidaysburg (295).

Tentative schedule: 
Friday
5 p.m. Pigtails
5:45 p.m. Preliminaries/1st round consolations
8:15 p.m. Quarterfinals/2nd round consolations.
Saturday
9 a.m. 3rd round consolations
11 a.m. Semifinals/4th round consolations
2 p.m. Consolation semifinals
4 p.m. 3rd, 5th, 7th place matches
6 p.m. Parade of champions
6:30 p.m. Finals

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