Shanksville trips Fannett-Metal
SHANKSVILLE – Ryan Platt scored a game-high 27 points to lead second seed Shanksville-Stonycreek to a 71-43 win against seventh-seeded Fannett-Metal in a District 5, Class A quarterfinal.
Shanksville-Stonycreek was 16 of 20 from the free throw line.
“We were on with our foul shots tonight,” said Vikings head coach Robert Snyder. “I think that played a big factor in the outcome. I also thought defensively we were sound for all four quarters.”
The Vikings’ Jake Wilt had 16 points and Joe Hudak tallied 10.
Walker Bannister led the Tigers with 18 points.
California rolls past UPJ women
CALIFORNIA – Kate Seebohm scored a game-high 23 points to help California defeat Pitt-Johnstown 94-65 in a PSAC clash.
California’s Miki Glenn tallied 21 points, Elena Atonenko and Irina Kukolj each had 14 points.
The Vulcans took advantage of the Mountain Cats’ mishaps and scored 46 points off of turnovers.
Pitt-Johnstown’s Nicole Carman led the team with 16 points and Leah Hansen scored 15 points in the road loss.
Vulcans defeat Mountain Cats
CALIFORNIA – Alonzo Murphy scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help rally the Vulcans past Pitt-Johnstown in the second half and take a 74-67 win.
California outscored UPJ 17-9 in the last seven minutes to clear a one-point lead the Mountain Cats had.
The Vulcans’ Tynell Fortune tallied 14 points and Chris WIlliams had 13 points in the PSAC victory.
Pitt-Johnstown’s Bill Luther scored a game-high 26 points and Ian Vescovi earned 12 points in the road loss.
Luther made five 3-point field goals in the game. That puts him third all-time at Pitt-Johnstown.
The Mountain Cats are now 12-12 on the season.
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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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