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Blacklick Valley 72 Harmony 42
NANTY GLO – The Vikings hit seven 3-pointers in the first half on their way to building a 44-15 lead over the visiting Owls. Dalton Cesarz ended with 30 points and 14 rebounds while teammate Johnny Sheesley supplied 17 points.
Logan Sral’s 16 points topped Harmony while Nathan Young netted 10 points.
PORTAGE – Chad Eisenhuth scored 17 points and Isaiah Sajatovich 11 as Ferndale overcame a 14-6 first-quarter deficit.
Devin Brown led Portage with 15 points.
Conemaugh Twp. 72 Windber 38
WINDBER – Jeff Fisher scored 16 points, and Dillon Boyer and Jeff Callihan each netted 12 as Conemaugh Township beat host Windber.
Dan Tomlinson had 10 points for the Ramblers. Bryce Spak had nine rebounds, and Steve Pipon grabbed eight boards.
Cambria County 57 Belleville Mennonite 40
BELLEVILLE – Dom Williams’ 34 points led Cambria County Christian to a road win over the Trojans. Zach Wingard tallied 10 for the Panthers.
Austin Byler’s 12 points led a trio of Belleville Mennonite scorers in double figures. Noah Anders scored 11 points and Steven Yoder notched 10.
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Belleville Mennonite 36 Cambria County 24
BELLEVILLE – The Trojans’ Rachel Anders tallied 17 points in her squad’s win over visiting Cambria County Christian.
Alexis Wolfe scored 10 points for the Panthers.
Penn Cambria 50 Bishop Carroll 20
EBENSBURG – The Panthers’ Kaitlyn Krug led all scorers with 18 points and Emily Roberts tallied 12 of her own in a win over Bishop Carroll.
Brooke Mento’s eight points and six rebounds led the Huskies.
Bishop Guilfoyle 69 Cambria Heights 38
PATTON – Halee Adams scored 30 points and Bishop Guilfoyle used a shutdown defensive effort in the second half to beat host Cambria Heights.
Devin Stessney added 15 points, and Kayla Bates, 13, for Guilfoyle.
The Marauders held Heights to four points in the second half, including only one in the third quarter.
Lindsey Kosick led the Highlanders with 17 points.
Blacklick Valley 66 Harmony 36
WESTOVER – Heather Marsh scored 16 points and had 11 rebounds, and Allison Thomas netted 18 points as visiting Blacklick Valley beat Harmony.
Josie Roberts had 10 points for the Vikings. Lindsay Weltheroth led Harmony with 14 points.
Bishop McCort 66
Greater Johnstown 50
Mackenzie Barbin scored a game-high 22 points as Bishop McCort beat host Johnstown in the LHAC.
Steph Hrbal had 12 points and Leigh Burkhart added 11 for the Crushers, who built a 23-9 first-quarter advantage.
Johnstown’s Tashayla Smith had 17 points, 23 rebounds and five steals. Lexi Lindrose had 15 points.
SOMERSET – Four Richland scorers reached double figures as the Rams slammed Somerset. Katie Gehlmann’s 15 points led the quartet while Alexis Dona and Sarah Pfeil each scored a dozen points.
Morgan Instone pitched in 10 points for the Rams, who also received nine assists from Gehlmann.
Sydney Geary’s 10 points led the Golden Eagles.
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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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