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Shade girls nip Bishop Carroll
Alexis Meck isn’t the first name that comes to mind when the Shade girls’ basketball team is the topic.
On Saturday, her name was the last in the scorebook as the Panthers edged Bishop Carroll 56-54 in a PIAA Class A first-round game at Pitt-Johnstown’s Sports Center.
Bishop Carroll boys continue in playoffs
Bishop Carroll trailed just once on Friday in its PIAA Class A first-round contest against Clarion-Limestone at Richland High School.
After that early 3-0 deficit, the Huskies never looked back rolling to a dominating 81-42 victory over the Lions.
Richland rolling forward
Richland High’s boys’ basketball team made history last weekend. Now, the Rams want to add a few more details to this memorable story.
Coach Greg Burke’s team won the program’s first District 6 boys’ basketball title since 1975 in convincing fashion over Central on March 1.
Berlin boys wary of Trojans’ size, athleticism
On the same night last week that Berlin Brothersvalley was winning its first District 5-A title since 2007, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic was losing to eventual champion Lincoln Park in the WPIAL quarterfinals.
The Mountaineers (23-2), one of three area boys district champions set to begin opening-round action in the PIAA playoffs tonight, and Trojans (15-10) will square off this evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Pitt-Johnstown Sports Center, site of Berlin’s 65-51 district championship win over Forbes Road.
Bishop Carroll grad earns honor
After earning All-Patriot League recognition at the Indoor Track and Field Championships over the weekend, Bucknell senior Emily Waksmunski was honored for her success on the track and in the classroom as a winner of the 2014 Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.
Waksmunski finished second in both the 1,000-meter run (2:55.98) and as part of Bucknell’s 4 X 800m relay (9:05.48).
Bishop Carroll captures boys championship in District 6-A
Bishop Carroll made its fourth consecutive trip to the District 6 Class A championship game on Friday night at St. Francis University.
Still, the undefeated and state third-ranked Huskies were looking for some redemption after falling just short of the district crown in each of the past two seasons.
Bishop Carroll easily handles Juniata Valley
For the first eight minutes in Tuesday night District 6 Class A boys semifinal at Hollidaysburg Senior High, Juniata Valley’s slow-down strategy against unbeaten Bishop Carroll worked to perfection.
Unfortunately for the Hornets the next 24 minutes belonged to the Huskies, who exploded for 47 points in the two middle quarters on their way to a convincing 64-31 victory and a return to the District 6 championship game on Friday at St. Francis University.
Wozniak sparks Portage girls over Bishop Carroll
A slow start had Portage looking for a spark in Tuesday’s night’s District 6 Class A semifinal against the Bishop Carroll girls at Hollidaysburg Senior High.
The Mustangs got the impetus they needed as sophomore Lexi Wozniak erupted for five 3-pointers in the second quarter and Portage rolled to a 61-33 victory over the Huskies.
Huskies advance in 6-A boys
A weather-induced two-day layoff slowed down the Bishop Carroll Huskies for about the first five minutes of their 70-28 win over Saltsburg in Thursday’s District 6 Class A boys quarterfinal at Richland.
After a Frank Plowman jumper cut the Bishop Carroll lead to 8-5 late in the first, the Huskies turned the remaining time into a lengthy run, barely letting the Trojans up for air with a press that helped the unbeaten LHAC champions and top dog in 6-A move on with ease on the scoreboard.
Bishop Carroll gets best of United girls
The key to Bishop Carroll’s success during its 55-35 win over United in Thursday’s District 6 Class A girls quarterfinal game - according to coach Crystal Horton - was defensive adjustments.
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