Spring-Ford girls prep for state title game

The Rams are already the two-time Pioneer Athletic Conference champions as well as the two-time District 1 champs and are seeking to add a state title to their long list of achievements.

Jeff Rinehimer is the 19-year veteran head coach of the Rams. He is assisted by Mickey McDaniel, Jeff Mast, Geoff Kahler and Stacey Huntington.

The Rams starting lineup consists of senior forward Sarah Payonk, junior guard Sammy Stipa, junior forward Shelby Mueller, senior guard Brittany Moore and senior guard Sammi Haas.

First off the bench are senior forward Courtney Hinnant, sophomore forward Maggie Locke and sophomore guard Julia Roshelli.


The remainder of the roster includes senior guard Kirsten Landis, sophomore guard Abby Beyer, junior guard Kaity Dougherty, junior forward Cindy Nicholson, freshman guard Molly Hynes and freshman guard Amy Roth.

Spring-Ford (31-2) defeated Philadelphia Catholic League powerhouse and District 12 champion Cardinal OHara, 53-49, in the semifinal game Tuesday night at William Tennent High School in Warminster.

In the other semifinal game at Altoona, Cumberland Valley (26-6) stopped Chartiers Valley, 54-39. Cumberland Valleys Eagles were the fifth-place finishers from District 3 while Chartiers Valley was the second seed from District 7.