HIGH SCHOOL BOYS
Conemaugh Township advances
WARFORDSBURG – Ben Wilson scored 17 points to help Conemaugh Township edge Southern Fulton 47-43 and advance to the next round of the District 5 Class A boys playoffs.
“We got some confidence early,” said Conemaugh Township coach Chuck Lesko. “Wilson hit some 3s early in the game that put us ahead.”
Conemaugh Township’s Jeff Callihan tallied 12 points in the playoff win.
Southern Fulton started to make a comeback in the second half, outscoring Conemaugh Townhip 28-17.
“We knew they would come back,” Lesko said. “We just had enough of a lead to hold them off.”
Southern Fulton’s Connor Litton scored a game-high 20 points in the loss.
Forbes Road bounces Shanksville
EVERETT – Forbes Road’s Chase Shaw scored a game-high 25 points to help defeat Shanksville-Stonycreek 58-53 in an overtime thriller.
The Cardinals’ Macklin Hawkins had 17 points in the playoff win.
The Vikings’ Jake Wilt led the team with 12 points. Tanner Ferko and Ryan Platt each tallied 11 points in the loss.
Shanksville-Stonycreek ended its season at 19-6.
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS
Cambria County bumped in semi
MUNDYS CORNER – Torri Erdman’s 24 points led Sunbury Christian to a 53-35 semifinal victory over tournament host Cambria County Christian on Friday.
Sunbury Christian advances to today’s ACAA Tournament championship to face Juniata Mennonite. The Panthers play western rival Great Commission in the third-place game, also slated for today.
Faith Gingrich also netted 12 points in the win.
The Panthers’ Alexis Wolfe scored 15 points while teammate Taylor Campbell tallied 14.
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS
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Bishop Carroll wins in overtime
Trailing by two points with time winding down, Bishop Carroll’s Brandon Martinazzi fired up a shot that went in at the buzzer forcing overtime against Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic in PIAA Class A boys’ quarterfinal basketball action Friday night at Gateway High School.
In the extra frame, the Huskies survived a 10 of 18 performance from the free-throw line and moved on to the semifinals with a 63-59 victory.
Sophomore a girls wrestling success
Greater Johnstown sophomore Mariah Harris is a trail blazer in the sport of girls wrestling.
Last weekend, Harris won her third consecutive Pennsylvania Girls State Wrestling Championships title at Susquehanna Township High School in Harrisburg.
Berlin girls stopped by Vincentian
Defensively, Vincentian Academy was a royal pain to Berlin Brothersvalley during their PIAA Class A girls tournament second-round game at Hempfield Area High School.
The Royals created 19 turnovers and forced the Mountaineers into rushed or pressured shots throughout the evening in a 61-48 win for the District 7 squad.
Huskies’ path leads through Cardinal Wuerl
The Bishop Carroll Huskies make their return to Gateway High School tonight when the District 6 and Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference champions take on District 7 Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic at 7:30 p.m. in a Class A quarterfinal of the PIAA tournament.
Bishop Carroll carries an unbeaten record into the contest against the Trojans after pulling out a 69-65 win over WPIAL runner-up Monessen on Tuesday at the Monroeville school. A 22-0 second-half run spurred the Huskies (27-0), who trailed 51-43 before the run commenced.
Area swimmers taking their hopes to state tournament
The state’s best Class AA swimmers will gather at Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium today and Saturday for the PIAA Championships.
A number of area swimmers will be among those athletes who are competing for state gold.
McCort to play at PNC Park
The Bishop McCort baseball team’s seniors have played in some of the region’s top parks and stadiums during the past three seasons.
Add one more marquee venue to the list.
Hollidaysburg upsets No. 1 Johnstown
Hollidaysburg scored two goals 37 seconds apart early in the third period and then held off top-seeded Greater Johnstown 4-3 in a Laurel Mountain Hockey League semifinal at Planet Ice on Wednesday.
“We went into the locker room and talked about pushing the pace,” Hollidaysburg coach Craig Fitzgerald said of his message during intermission of a tie game.
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Bishop Carroll slips past Monessen
Just when things looked the bleakest for the Bishop Carroll boys’ basketball team on Tuesday night, the Huskies went on a 22-0 run keyed by Nik Suckinos from 3-point range and held on for a 69-65 victory over Monessen in second round PIAA Tournament action at Gateway High School.
“I was trying to be a spark off the bench,” said the junior forward, who finished with 14 points. “It was a big game and when I went in, I really focused on hitting my shots. Shots were falling. It was a good night.”
Berlin girls playing in PIAA rematch
It’s deja vu for the Berlin Brothersvalley girls basketball team.
The Mountaineers (22-4) will play District 7 champion Vincentian Academy in PIAA Class A second-round action at 8 p.m. tonight at Hempfield High School.
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