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Blacklick Valley 71 Conemaugh Valley 64
NANTY GLO – Dalton Cesarz poured in 31 points while Justin Paul added 18 and Johnny Sheesley scored 15 in leading Blacklick Valley.
Blake Furman’s 27 points topped the Blue Jays. Nick Roberts added 19 and Vince Vibostok scored 12.
North Star 34
BOSWELL – Matt Barkley scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds as Windber dispatched North Star. Tyler Zabrucky also had 16 points while Cody Stenger and Dan Tomlinson added 12 and 10 points, respectively. Steve Pipon grabbed 10 rebounds for the Ramblers.
North Star was spurred by Von Yoder’s 18 points while teammate Jake Little pitched in 11.
Northern Cambria 69 Penns Manor 40
NORTHERN CAMBRIA – Adam Polites connected on a career-high eight 3-pointers on his way to 28 points in the Colts’ win over Penns Manor.
Jeff Hogan collected eight rebounds for the hosts.
Adam Tomayko’s 17 points led the Comets while J.T. Horwat added 10 more.
Portage 63 Claysburg-Kimmel 41
PORTAGE – Devin Brown netted 21 points, Michael Bryja tossed in 18 and Cody Randall tallied 11 points as the Mustangs dropped the Bulldogs.
Claysburg-Kimmel’s scoring punch was provided by Carter Cerully (14 points) and Austin Lamont (12 points).
Forest Hills 46
Kyle Flick scored 17 points, and Aaron Miller had 10 as Richland defeated visiting Forest Hills.
Joe Donoughe led Forest Hills with 16 points.
Richland jumped out to a 38-16 halftime advantage and led 53-23 through three quarters.
Turkeyfoot Valley 40
CAIRNBROOK – Wade Walker had 22 points and 14 rebounds, and Nash Walker had 15 points as host Shade beat Turkeyfoot Valley.
Jeremy Pyles netted 13 points, Ryan Fyock had 12, and Brock Medva had four assists as Shade improved to 11-0. Brandon McClintock led Turkeyfoot Valley with 14 points.
Conemaugh Twp. 73 Ferndale 37
Jeff Fisher netted 15 points, and Dillon Boyer and Josh Burns each scored 11 as visiting Conemaugh Township defeated Ferndale.
Chad Eisenhuth had a game-high 21 points for the Yellow Jackets.
High School Girls
Forest Hills 47
Penn Cambria 33
SIDMAN – Casey Gallaher had 14 points and five assists while Caitlyn Gallaher scored 11 points and issued five assists in the Rangers’ win over Penn Cambria. Marlee Zubek tallied 10 points and totaled nine rebounds for the hosts.
Megan Wheeler’s 12 points led the Panthers.
Greater Johnstown 37
The Rams received matching 14-point nights from Morgan Instone and Sarah Pfeil on their way to victory over the host Trojans. Richland held Greater Johnstown to just three points in the second quarter to help build their eventual cushion.
Madison McKee’s 11 points led the Trojans and teammate Tashayla Smith pulled down 11 rebounds.
Bishop Guilfoyle 66 Bishop Carroll 24
EBENSBURG – Elyssa Ehredt and Halee Adams each had 16 points, and Devin Stessney had 12 as Bishop Guilfoyle beat host Bishop Carroll.
Haley Krug had a team-best nine points for Carroll.
Westmont Hilltop 66 Somerset 28
SOMERSET – Erin Rodgers’ 16 points headed a quartet of Hilltoppers scoring 10 or more points in a decisive win over Somerset. Paige Lamberson posted 15 points while Rachel Roper scored 11 and Alyssa Miller tallied 10.
Rodgers also had seven assists and six steals while Miller had eight rebounds.
Sydney Geary led the Golden Eagles with 11 points.
Central Cambria 50 Cambria Heights 38
PATTON – Taylor King-Brothers and Bri Wasser each scored 14 points, and Taylor Boring added 11 as Central Cambria beat host Cambria Heights.
Jamie Snedden had a game-high 21 points and nine rebounds for the Highlanders.
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Berlin taking Tussey Mountain seriously
The District 5 Class A championship – played tonight at Bedford Area High School – pits a perennial power and an upstart.
That upstart – Tussey Mountain – may be short on championship pedigree, but the Titans (10-2) have done more than enough to impress Berlin Brothersvalley coach Doug Paul.
Richland, Central to vie for district title
The score of Central’s PIAA District 6 Class AA semifinal victory over Forest Hills certainly caught Brandon Bailey’s attention.
The Scarlet Dragons put up 62 points against Forest Hills while allowing the Rangers only 14.
CORY ISENBERG | Three schools from area remain in football
Just three area football teams remain alive in postseason play and all three will play in 7 p.m. contests on Friday night.
Showing that it was no fluke the first time around, Chestnut Ridge (9-3) powered its way past Bedford for the second time this season in the District 5 Class AA championship. The Lions earned a berth in the PIAA playoffs opposite District 9 champ Karns City (11-1), which defeated Kane 49-21 in the title game.
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Sewickley Academy shuts out North Star in PIAA soccer
A run to the PIAA’s final four came to an end for North Star, which fell to Sewickley Academy 5-0 Tuesday night at Hempfield Area High School in a Class A boys soccer semifinal.
The Cougars end their season with a 20-3 mark and a second trip to the state semifinals in four seasons.
West Allegheny eliminates Bedford
The Bedford Bisons had their chances to break through against West Allegheny during Tuesday night’s PIAA Class AA semifinal at Hempfield Area High School.
The District 7 champion Indians haven’t been all that generous in letting opponents take advantage of those chances.
Bishop Carroll shut out by Cochranton
Whether it was the two-hour bus ride which was lengthened by a car accident in front of them on the trip north or getting behind a train, the Bishop Carroll bus had the Huskies arriving late Tuesday night at DuBois High School for their PIAA Class A semifinal volleyball clash with Cochranton and the District 6 champions did not look like the same powerhouse squad that had dispatched teams with relative ease throughout the year.
Three area teams remain in playoff hunt
Three area teams – the Bishop Carroll girls volleyball squad and the boys’ soccer teams from North Star and Bedford – continue their respective quests for PIAA gold tonight.
The Huskies will face Cochranton in a Class A state semifinal at 7 p.m. at DuBois High School. The Cougars will play Sewickley Academy at 6 p.m. at Hempfield High School while in the late game at the Greensburg school scheduled for 8 p.m., the Bisons will battle West Allegheny.
CORY ISENBERG| Area fans treated to playoff dramas
Some of the most exciting high school football playoff games over the weekend came courtesy of area squads.
Shade’s hard-fought, dramatic victory over Northern Bedford in the District 5 Class A quarterfinal was a stunner, especially for the Black Panthers faithful, who were already planning for Saturday’s playoff game against Tussey Mountain.
Forest Hills upsets second-seeded Mount Union
Forest Hills followed a familiar path in knocking No. 2 seed Mount Union out of the 6-AA field on Friday night.
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