Gannon defeats Lady Cats
Gannon took a five-set win over Pitt-Johnstown on Friday at the Sports Center in the first round of PSAC crossover play.
UPJ fell to 13-5 overall, 7-3 in the confrence. Gannon improved to 12-7, 7-3.
Kelsey Shanabrook had 14 kills and 16 digs and Marissa Erminio added 10 kills and 13 digs for the Lady Cats.
UPJ won the opening and third sets, 25-19 and 25-21, respectively. Gannon’s wins were 25-20, 25-19 and 15-12.
Beth Kendera had nine kills and two blocks, Katie Svetahor added 17 digs, Allison Mondorff finished with 34 assists and Brittany Saetre had 10 digs.
District 6 unveils brackets
Westmont Hilltop holds the top spot in the District 6 Class A soccer tournament and Somerset tops the area’s girls squads with a No. 1 seed in the girls’ AA bracket as announced by District on Friday.
In the 6-A boys bracket, the Hilltoppers take on Penns Valley at
6 p.m. on Thursday at Richland. Bishop McCort - the bracket’s third seed - takes on Belleville Mennonite on Wednesday at Hollidaysburg.
In 6-AA boys, Forest Hills enters as the tournament’s third seed while Bishop Carroll is planted in the fourth spot. The Rangers face Philipsburg-Osceola at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Richland while the Huskies tackle Juniata Wednesday at Altoona with a 5:30 p.m. kickoff.
Richland (third) and Bishop McCort (fifth) enter the 6-A fray with the Rams hosting Moshannon Valley at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The Crimson Crushers face Penns Valley in Altoona on Tuesday.
Four area teams join the Golden Eagles in the 6-AA bracket with ninth-seeded Bishop Carroll battling Tyrone on Tuesday in Altoona for the right to face Somerset on Thursday. Second-seeded Westmont Hilltop takes on Bedford on Thursday at Richland (8 p.m.) while No. 5 seed Forest Hills draws Bellefonte at Hollidaysburg on Wednesday at 5:30.
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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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