High School Boys
Conemaugh Valley 66, Ferndale 58: The Blue Jays’ Blake Furman scored a game-high 31 points in a LHAC victory against Ferndale.
Conemaugh Valley’s Cody Gill tallied up 15 points in the win.
Ferndale’s Ray Hinton earned himself a double double (28 points, 11 rebounds) in the loss.
Berlin Brothersvalley 86, Meyersdale 56: In Meyersdale, Berlin Brothersvalley’s Jacob Snyder drained seven 3-pointers and scored 22 points to help beat Meyersdale in a WestPAC matchup.
The game was tied 41-all before halftime and the Mountaineers outscored the Red Raiders 42-15 in the second half. Meyersdale’s Conner Christner scored 14 points in the loss.
Portage 62, North Star 49: In Boswell, Michael Bryja tallied 16 points and Luke Randall chipped in 13 points as the Mustangs dropped the Cougars.
Steve Mort’s 14 points led host North Star, which received 13 points from Elijah Knupp.
Shanksville 50, Shade 43: In Shanksville, Ryan Platt scored 18 points and nabbed nine rebounds while Jake Wilt added 10 points and had five rebounds to lead the hosts.
Jeremy Pyles had 16 points to top Shade.
Purchase Line 53, United 52: In Armagh, Dan Learn’s late free throw pushed the Red Dragons ahead to stay in a closely fought Heritage Conference fray.
Purchase Line led by 10 points heading into the fourth before the Lions stormed back to knot the score.
Taylor Antisdel’s 17 points paced the Red Dragons while Eric Faught scored 13 points. Learn netted 11 in the win.
Mike Gill’s 17 points and 11 rebounds paced United, which received 11 points from Jake Beacker and a 10-point, nine-rebound effort from Caleb McAdoo.
High School Girls
Forest Hills 50, Bishop McCort 43: Jill Scott scored 20 points to lead Forest Hills to a win at Bishop McCort. Nicole Richards had 11 and Alyssa Peretin 10 for the Rangers.
Morgan Instone’s 14 points topped the hosts.
Penn Cambria 44, Greater Johnstown 31: Megan Wheeler’s 10 points led the way for the Panthers in a road win over the Trojans.
Greater Johnstown’s Tashayla Smith had 13 points and 19 rebounds in defeat.
The Trojans, who were limited to three points in the first and six in the third, shot 11 of 54 from the floor.
Bishop Carroll 43, Richland 26: Visiting Bishop Carroll spread out its scoring among nine players with seven from Alli Farabaugh topping the sheet in a win over Richland. Brooke Mento had seven blocks for the Huskies.
Samantha Ballow’s nine points led the Rams.
Westmont Hilltop 71, Cambria Heights 35: The Hilltoppers’ Alyssa Miller scored a game-high 14 points to help thwart the Highlanders and remain undefeated at 6-0.
Westmont Hilltop’s Bridget Sheehan put up 12 points and Katie Flick had eight points, five assists and five steals.
High School Boys
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Bishop Carroll boys continue in playoffs
Bishop Carroll trailed just once on Friday in its PIAA Class A first-round contest against Clarion-Limestone at Richland High School.
After that early 3-0 deficit, the Huskies never looked back rolling to a dominating 81-42 victory over the Lions.
North Catholic rolls over Berlin in Class A
Berlin Brothersvalley had a hot start and an uptempo finish in the PIAA Class A boys’ basketball playoffs on Friday night at Pitt-Johnstown.
But Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic rode 6-foot-9 senior center Dominic Robb inside, and used an 11-0 spurt to open the third quarter to pull away in a 56-44 victory at the Sports Center.
Somerset eliminated from Class AAA tourney
Lancaster Mennonite unleashed its offensive arsenal against Somerset on Friday night in first-round PIAA Class AAA basketball tournament action at Richland High School.
The second and fourth quarters were the downfall for the Golden Eagles who fell behind in the second and could never quite get back on track, falling 70-44.
Richland's Pecora is one of two local wrestlers in state finals
It has never been easy for Nico Pecora to just be himself on the wrestling mat.
He’s always been the son of legendary Pitt-Johnstown coach Pat Pecora. And the younger brother of standout Marco Pecora.
Richland rolling forward
Richland High’s boys’ basketball team made history last weekend. Now, the Rams want to add a few more details to this memorable story.
Coach Greg Burke’s team won the program’s first District 6 boys’ basketball title since 1975 in convincing fashion over Central on March 1.
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Moving on up | Nine grapplers advance to AA quarterfinals
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.
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