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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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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.
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