High School Boys
Bishop Guilfoyle Tournament
Fairview 52, Bishop McCort 47: In Altoona, Fairview’s Andy Niland scored a game-high 14 points in the victory against Bishop McCort.
The Crimson Crushers’ Nate Neiderhiser led the team with 11 points.
Bishop Guilfoyle 72, United 52: In Altoona, Bishop Guilfoyle’s Jamey Brumbaugh scored a game-high 22 points to help beat United and go to the championship game.
The Lions’ Mike Gill Led the team with 17 points in the loss.
County Seat Tournament
Bishop Carroll 77, Penns Manor 23: In Ebensburg, Brandon Martinazzi scored a game-high 16 points and David Maruca earned 13 points to help the undefeated Huskies’ thwart the Comets at Bishop Carroll High School.
Ligonier Valley Tournament
Greater Johnstown 54, Ligonier Valley 46: In Ligonier, Ryan Price’s 18 points paved the way for the Trojans as they pinned a loss on the host Rams.
Greater Johnstown also received 14 points from Jeremy Updyke and 12 more from Shaquan Reid.
Ligonier Valley’s Jordan Jones netted 12 points.
Somerset 70, Marion Center 51: In Punxsutawney, Somerset’s Dylan Barnes scored 15 points to help beat Marion Center in the Carl Truance Memorial Tournament.
The Golden Eagles’ Connor Zarefoss returned from an injury and had 13 points.
Michael VanLenten and Jake Heiple both tallied 12 points in the win.
The Stingers’ Todd Fetsko scored a game-high 17 points.
High School Girls
Berlin Brothersvalley Tournament
St. Maria Goretti 50, Chestnut Ridge 26: In Berlin, St. Maria Goretti’s Sydney Clayton scored a game-high 13 points to beat Chestnut Ridge in the Berlin Holiday Shootout.
Berlin Brothersvalley 76, Northern Garrett 26: In Berlin, Aleesa Fieg scored a game-high 22 points to help Berlin Brothersvalley win.
The Mountaineers’ Shelby Coughenour added 15 points in the win.
Bishop Guilfoyle Tournament
Bishop Guilfoyle 58, United 26: In Altoona, Bishop Guilfoyle’s Jenna Irvin tallied 13 points to help beat United and remain unbeaten. United’s Eden Bloom earned a double double (20 points, 10 rebounds) and reached a milestone by scoring her 1,000th career point.
Bishop Carroll 45, Tyrone 43: In Martinsburg, Bishop Carroll’s Brittany Krug scored 15 points to help the Huskies edge past Tyrone in the Central Tournament. Tyrone’s Jordan Swogger scored 15 points in the loss.
Central Cambria 53, Central 46: In Martinsburg, Bri Wasser tallied 19 points and Jordan Hayward added 10 more for the Red Devils.
Central’s Ashley Smith scored 16 while teammate Mikaela McGraw pitched in 13.
University 54, Westmont Hilltop 43: In Romney W.Va., Westmont Hilltop lost its first game of the season as University’s Mariah Callen scored 13 points in the Hampshire Tournament. The Hilltoppers’ Bridget Moyer scored a game-high 15 points.
Ligonier Valley Tournament
Ligonier Valley 52, Greater Johnstown 40: In Ligonier, Madison McLauglin scored 13 points while Amanda Ross and Taylor Rudnik tossed in 10 each to lead Ligonier Valley to a berth in the championship game of the Ligonier Valley tournament. The Rams will meet Portage tonight.
Tashayla Smith had 15 points and Lexi Lindrose 11 to pace Greater Johnstown, which will play Greater Latrobe for the consolation title.
Portage 50, Greater Latrobe 15: In Ligonier, Paisley Zatek notched 14 points while Olivia McCabe registered 12 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks in the Mustangs’ blowout win over the Wildcats.
Emily Chobany had five steals for Portage, which limited Greater Latrobe to four points in the second half.
Penns Manor Tournament
Windber 66, Propel-Andrew Street 11: In Clymer, Windber’s Sam Pcola scored 13 points and Lauren Vasas put up 12 points in a victory against Propel-Andrew Street.
High School Boys
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Bedford’s Garrett Thomas said he wasn’t nervous at all.
United’s Tyler Oliver admitted that he was, even if he told his coaches that he wasn’t.
And Richland’s Nico Pecora said the pressure is on his family members, not him.
Nervous or not, those three, who were making their state tournament debuts, and six other local wrestlers won their first match at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships on Thursday morning to qualify for today’s quarterfinal round.
Day 1 gives ups and downs for region
There was plenty of talk about roller coasters on Thursday afternoon at the Giant Center, but it had nothing to do with the thrill rides across the parking lot at Hersheypark.
It was all about the ups and downs of the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships.
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.
Area wrestlers search for gold
Conner Buttry and Aaron Burkett will make their debuts in the PIAA Wrestling Championships this morning, but they are quite familiar with a state tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Each has been a fixture on the Chestnut Ridge squad that has made back-to-back appearances in the state dual-meet tournament. That familiarity could help them, along with returning state medalist Austin Buttry, when the three Lions hit the mats in Hershey this morning.
Johnstown's Andrews defends junior crown
Greater Johnstown eighth grader Carnell Andrews entered an elite club by successfully defending his Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling championship this past weekend in Greensburg.
Andrews placed first in the state at 124 pounds this year after winning the 115-pound state championship in 2013.
Cobaugh resigns as basketball coach at Greater Johnstown
Greater Johnstown High School boys basketball coach Neil Cobaugh turned in his resignation and the school district’s board of directors accepted the letter during a regularly-scheduled meeting on Tuesday night.
“We received a letter of resignation from our head boys basketball coach Neil Cobaugh,” Greater Johnstown Superintendent Dr. Gerald Zahorchak confirmed on Tuesday night. “The board accepted the letter and declared the position to be announced (as open).”
Freeport knocks Westmont out of Penguin Cup
A three-goal second period and a constant path to the penalty box proved to be too much for Westmont Hilltop to overcome as the Hilltoppers fell 6-2 to host Freeport Monday night at Belmont Ice Complex.
The loss eliminates the Hilltoppers from the PIHL’s Class A Penguin Cup tournament and ends their season at 13-7-3 in PIHL play.
Richland wrestler rebounds
Dried blood clung to Nick Naglic’s lip.
A cut to his right eyebrow had finally stopped bleeding but was in need of some stiches.
Richland boys defeat Central for District 6-AA crown
Matt Shaffer certainly did his part to update the décor at the Richland High School Sports Center.
The 6-foot-2 Rams senior had a monster effort in Richland’s 59-43 victory over Central in the District 6 Class AA championship game at DeGol Arena on Saturday night.
Westmont wins swimming title
Racking up 230 points during the weekend, Westmont Hilltop’s girls swimming team captured the District 6 Class AA team title while claiming four event titles at the district’s swimming and diving championship at Penn State University’s Natatorium.
Somerset was second with 175 points while Richland (163), Bellefonte (126) and Ligonier Valley (124) followed to round out the top five.
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