Athletics

ANGEL PICCIRILLO CAPTURES 1600 & 800 PIAA TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS SETS NEW RECORDS
Angel Piccirillo won the Class AA 1600 meter championship with a time of 4:39.42. Her time set a new all time state record for AA and AAA.
Angel also captured the 800 meter championship with a time of 2:09.16. Her time established a new PIAA Class AA record. 
Congratulations Angel!
 
Picture: Courtesy of Bob Piccirillo and Renda Broadcasting. Angel finishing the 1600 and setting a new all time state record.
 
 
 
 
 
HERITAGE CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES ALL CONFERENCE SPRING SPORTS SELECTIONS
Jess Galasso, Jill Overman, Heather Paynter, Breanna Rossi and Angel Piccirillo were seleted to the Heritage Conference Girls Track team
Mike Newhouse & Levi McCracken were selected to the Heritage Conference Boys Track team   
Garrett Omasta was selected to the Heritage Conference Baseball team
Alexa Dawson was selected to the Heritage Conference Softball team
 
HOMER-CENTER QUALIFIES FIVE FOR PIAA TRACK & FIELD MEET
Angel Piccirillo qualified in the 800 with a new District VI record time of 2:12.28 & 1600 with a new District VI record time of 4:48.28.
Jess Galasso qualified in the shot put with a new school record throw of 35-8 1/2. 
The 1600 relay team of  Angel Piccirillo, Heather Paynter, Jill Overman & Brianna Rossi qualified with a 2nd place finish and time of 4:04.61 for an article that appeared in the Indiana Gazette go to: Note incorrect names for the relay team appear in the article
  
ANGEL PICCIRILLO SHATTERS MCKINNEY MILE RECORD
The prestigious McKinney Mile is part of the Baldwin Invitation. 
Angel's record time of 4:44.08 is the 2nd fastest in the nation this year and shattered the previous record by 10 seconds. 
Click the link to read an article about Angel's accomplishments.
  
ALL GAZETTE BASKETBALL TEAM SELECTIONS ANNOUNCED 
Congratulations to Katelyn Skinner, Gazetteland Player of the Year
Congratulations Maggie McLoughlin, All Gazette 1st Team Selection
Congratulations Breanna Rossi, All Gazette 3rd Team Selection
Congratulations to Garrett Omasta All Gazette 3rd Team Selection
 
KATELYN SKINNER NAMED TO AP 1ST TEAM ALL STATE BASKETBALL TEAM 
Katelyn earned her second consecutive all state team selection.  Katelyn averaged 22 points, had 66 3-point field goals, shot .431 from the field, averaged 7.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.6 steals per game.  Katelyn will continue her career at the University of Hartford next season.  
 
SELECTION  HOMER-CENTER GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM RECEIVES TRI-COUNTY OFFICIALS SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
The girls basketball team was awarded the Tri-County Officials Sportsmanship Award March 31.
The award was presented to Coach Tom Lasher and Athletic Director Greg Page and was given to our team for displaying positive effort and sportsmanship on and off the court.  
 
ANGEL PICCIRILLO RECEIVES KDKA EXTRA EFFORT AWARD
Angel was recognized for her athletic accomplishments and also her service and leadership in our school and our community.
Angel's presentation was aired on KDKA April 5, 2012. Go to http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/video/6914149-extra-effort-angel-piccirillo/#.T4bY6WHbLSI.email to view  
 
 
HERITAGE CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES ALL CONFERENCE BASKETBALL SELECTIONS
Congratulations to Maggie McLoughlin,Garrett Omasta and Katelyn Skinner for being selected all conference 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ANGEL PICCIRILLO EARNS IN-DOOR ALL AMERICAN STATUS
Angel earned the All-American status with her performance at the in-door championship meet 
Angel ran a USA #2 time of 4:45.05 in the mile run  
 








ANGEL PICCIRILLO WINS PA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP MILE RUN AND 3000 METER RUN 
Angel's mile championship time of 4:44.2 is a new state indoor record and currently the fastest time this season in the United States
Angel's championship in the 3000 run is her 8th state championship in her decorated career
 
  
HOMER-CENTER GIRLS BASKETBALL CLAIMS HERITAGE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP
The Homer-Center Girls Basketball team captured the championship with a win over Penns Manor on February 16
For an article that appeared in the Indiana Gazette go to  http://www.indianagazette.com/a_sports/article_ec21ca9d-74cb-5cee-85d3-301934ccacdc.html
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KATELYN SKINNER BECOMES H-C ALL TIME LEADING SCORER
Katelyn Skinner surpassed on H-C all time scoring mark on February 16, 2012 against Penns Manor
 
Picture:
Katelyn cutting down the net after the team claimed the conference championship in the same game Katelyn set the scoring record
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RICK FOUST TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE INDIANA COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Former coach Rick Foust will be inducted May 20, 2012
Coach Foust led the Wildcat football program to District Championships in 1985 & 1994
He also coached four Wildcat athletes to State Championships in Track & Field and guided others to state medals & District Championships
 
 
ANGEL PICCIRILLO SIGNS NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT TO CONTINUE TRACK CAREER AT VILLANOVA
Row 1: Angel flanked by her parents Jane & Bob Piccirillo
Row 2: Dr. Vincent Delconte Superintendent, Greg Page Athletic Director, Matt Rodkey, Michael Gentile, Mattt Wilson Track Coaches, Jody Rainey Principal 
 
For an audio interview about Angel's signing  click here for audio
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DEANNE MAGOLIS NAMED HEAD VOLLEYBALL COACH
Deanne Magolis was named Head Volleyball Coach at the December meeting of the H-C Board of Directors

Coach Magolis is a communications teacher at the high school and Title Reading teacher in the elementary 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ANGEL PICCIRILLO REPEATS AS PENNSYLVANIA GATORADE XC RUNNER OF THE YEAR
Angel Piccirillo has been named the Pennsylvania Cross Country runner of the year
This is Angel's second consecutive year earning this distinguished honor
 
To read the article that appeared in the Indiana Gazette go to:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INDIANA GAZETTE NAMES ALL GAZETTE FOOTBALL SELECTIONS
Wildcat Football players named to All-Gazette team include (L-R)
John Cook-Honorable Mention
Mike Newhouse-1st Team Punter 
John Grozanick-Honorable Mention 






ANGEL PICCIRILLO EARNS XC ALL-AMERICAN STATUS
Angel Piccirillo finished 13th with a time of 17:46 at the Foot Locker National Championship Race in San Diego on December 10
Angel's effort earned her All-American status
To view a replay of the race go to http://footlockercc.com/2011/webcast.shtml 
For an article that appeared in the Indiana Gazette go to http://www.indianagazette.com/a_sports/article_7442c383-c707-5811-b242-d0a6ebcd3be4.html
  
 
 
 
 
 
 HOMER-CENTER GIRLS WIN TIP OFF TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP
The Homer-Center Girls Basketball team defeated Cambria Heights 52-38 to capture the title

Katelyn Skinner, Maggie McLoughlin, and Sydney Horel were named to the all tournament team
 





INDIANA GAZETTE NAMES ALL GAZETTELAND XC SELECTIONS
Heather Paynter & Angel Piccirillo have been selected to the 2011 Gazetteland XC team
 
 







ANGEL PICCIRILLO WINS NORTHEAST REGIONAL XC CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIES FOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP MEET
Angel won the Northeast Regional XC Championship November 26 in Long Island, New York with a time of 18:01.
Angel will run for the XC National Championship December 10 in San Diego, California.
For an article that appeared in the Indiana Gazette on the Northeast Championship go to
 
Picture: Courtesy of Indiana Gazette On-Line
            Angel (runner on right) at the Northeast Regional Championship 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KATELYN SKINNER SIGNS NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT TO CONTINUE BASKETBALL CAREER AT UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD 
Read full article that appeared in the Indiana Gazette announcing Katelyn's decision to attend Hartford
 
 
Row 1 Katelyn (middle) flanked by her parents Rita and Stanley Skinner
Row 2 Jody Rainey, H-C Principal, Kelli Zerfoss & Jerry Rossi H-C Assistant Coaches,
         Tom Lasher H-C Head Coach, Sam Pearce AAU PA Pride Coach, & Jim McLoughlin AAU Blue Thunder Coach
 
 
 
HERITAGE CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS FOR FALL SPORTS 
Homer-Center students earning all conference recognition include (L-R): 
Football John Grozanick (Row 2-1) and John Cook (Row 2-3)
Cross Country Heather Paynter (Row 1-4), Jim Orr (Row 2-4), & Angel Piccirillo (Row 1-3)
Volleyball Katelyn Skinner (Row 1-2)
Golf Ian Illig (Row 2-2)
Cheerleading Natile Roser (Row 1-1)

 
 
 
ANGEL PICCIRILLO WINS PIAA XC STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SETTING NEW GIRLS PIAA AA RECORD 
Angel won her second PIAA XC Championship setting a new PIAA Girls AA record with a time of 18:31
For an article regarding this feat that appeared in the Indiana Gazette go to:
 
 



 
 
 
 
FRESHMAN HEATHER PAYNTER EARNS FIRST TRIP TO PIAA XC STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Heather Paynter finished 7th in her first District VI XC Championship meet.
Heather finished 84th in the PIAA  XC Championship with a time of 21:15
 







ANGEL PICCIRILLO VERBALLY COMMITS TO RUN D-1 XC & TRACK & FIELD FOR VILLANOVA
Read full article that appeared in the Indiana Gazette announcing Angel's decision
 











ANGEL PICCIRILLO JOURNALS HER SENIOR SEASON FOR PENN TRACK XC
Penn Track XC has asked Angel Piccirillo to journal her senior season of Cross Country. 
Follow Angel's experiences and thoughts at milesplit-xc-journal-angel-piccirillo-homer-center
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
GREG PAGE NAMED ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
Mr. Greg Page was appointed Athletic Director at the August meeting of the H-C School Board
Mr. Page replaces Gene Raymond who retired from the H-C School District