High School Boys
Cambria County 61 Huntingdon Christian 51
MUNDYS CORNER – Dom Williams pounded out 39 points and Jon Perry had 14 to lead Cambria County Christian on Friday night.
Jordan Shope’s 22 points topped Huntingdon Christian.
Central Cambria 61 Forest Hills 48
EBENSBURG – Tanner Ambrisco scored 19 points, Scott Holsinger had 14 and Trevor Zearing added 10 to lead Central Cambria.
Joe Donoughe and Gavin Oswalt topped the Rangers with 16 and 10 points, respectively.
Conemaugh Twp. 70
Conemaugh Valley 42
DAVIDSVILLE – A 47-17 scoring edge in the middle quarters allowed Conemaugh Township to balloon its lead on its way to a WestPAC North triumph. Dillon Boyer’s 19 points led a quartet of Indians scorers in double figures.
Josh Burns scored 14 points while Jeremy Sotosky tallied 11 points and Jeff Fisher, 10. Sotosky also grabbed eight boards.
Nick Roberts’ 11 points paced the Blue Jays while Blake Furman had 10 rebounds.
SOMERSET – Brent Barron scored a game-high 26 points and Somerset poured in
12 3-pointers in a win over visiting Richland.
Zane Helsley added 16 points for the Eagles, while Jake Close and Marcus Hart had 13 and 11, respectively.
Matt Shaffer led Richland with 19 points, while Kyle Flick and Aaron Miller each had 13.
Luke Shertzer added 11.
Salisbury-Elk Lick 55
Paw Paw, W.Va. 42
SALISBURY – Roberto Pattison recorded a game-high 25 points and the Elks grabbed their first win this season in an interstate clash with Paw Paw.
The Elks blanked the West Virginia squad in the third quarter to expand their 34-29 halftime lead.
The Warriors were boosted by Josh Newton’s 20 points.
Westmont Hilltop 51
Visiting Bedford charged ahead with a 17-12 fourth-quarter rally on its way to victory over the Hilltoppers.
Zach Kendall’s 18 points spurred the Bisons while Luke Campbell poured in 13 points and Zach Shaffer, 10.
Westmont Hilltop got 24 points and 10 rebounds from Mike Vliet.
Conor Mendelson tallied 15 points for the hosts.
Conemaugh Valley 60
North Star 37
BOSWELL – Nick Roberts had 19 points while Chris Horten scored 15 and had seven steals to lead Conemaugh Valley on Thursday.
Von Yoder topped North Star with 13 points.
High School Girls
Cambria Christian 42 Greer School 12
MUNDYS CORNER – Eighteen points each by Natalie Sokira and Alexis Wolfe led Cambria County Christian.
Forest Hills 64 Central Cambria 39
SIDMAN – Amanda Meier scored 16 points to go with nine rebounds while Casey Gallaher finished with 16 points and six assists as Forest Hills rolled to a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference win.
Alexis Swanson chipped in with nine points and eight rebounds for the Rangers
(12-3). Caitlyn Gallaher had nine assists.
Katie Bracken paced the Red Devils (5-7) with 11 points.
ROCKWOOD – Olivia McCabe posted 16 points and 13 rebounds in the Mustangs’ emphatic win over Rockwood.
Emily McCabe scored 14 points and Emily Chobany scored 13 points and dished out eight assists while Paisley Zatek scored 10 points and collected five steals.
Chobany and Olivia McCabe each had five steals for Portage.
Johnstown Christian 51
Salisbury-Elk Lick 49
SALISBURY – Sam Haynes’ bucket with 1.8 seconds remaining gave the Blue Jays a thrilling victory over host Salisbury-Elk Lick.
Maddie Sprankle led Johnstown Christian with 24 points while Haynes supplied 10 points.
Lindsey Najjar had nine rebounds and eight assists in the win.
The Elks’ Kylee Short had 21 points while Brynne Kemp pulled down 18 boards.
Emily Lowery grabbed 12 rebounds for the hosts.
Blacklick Valley 47
CAIRNBROOK – Emma Spinelli had 21 points and Brittany Berkey scored 15 to lead Shade.
Lexie Meck had 11 rebounds and Lexie Rapsky made three steals for the Panthers.
Heather Marsh scored 16 points to top Blacklick Valley.
Conemaugh Valley 82 Turkeyfoot Valley 50
CONFLUENCE – Jamie Cekada had 20 points, Lexi Hody added 14 and Emily McCray scored a dozen to lead Conemaugh Valley.
Katie Ryan and Sadie Riskis led the Rams with 20 and 16 points, respectively.
McCray and Liz Stiffler ahd six steals each for the visitors, while Cekada had seven assists.
High School Boys
- High School Sports
Second place little consolation to contenders
Perspective can be a tricky thing in athletics.
Just ask Richland’s Nico Pecora and Bedford’s Jon Gabriel.
PIAA wrestling notebook: Murin not pleased with fifth place
Max Murin won the first 36 matches of his varsity career.
But the Central Cambria freshman was disappointed after he dropped two consecutive bouts on Friday night at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships.
Berlin girls avenge earlier loss to Portage
Berlin Brothersvalley was highly motivated to play Portage on Saturday in their PIAA Class A girls’ first-round basketball matchup at Central Cambria High School.
The Mountaineers, who lost at Portage earlier in the season, held the Mustangs to a single basket in the first half on 1 of 21 shooting Saturday and went on to a 59-42 victory.
Shade girls nip Bishop Carroll
Alexis Meck isn’t the first name that comes to mind when the Shade girls’ basketball team is the topic.
On Saturday, her name was the last in the scorebook as the Panthers edged Bishop Carroll 56-54 in a PIAA Class A first-round game at Pitt-Johnstown’s Sports Center.
Conemaugh Township eliminated
After weathering Summit Academy’s first-half dominance and using the third quarter as a springboard to their first lead of Saturday’s PIAA Class AA boys first-round game, it appeared that District 5 champion Conemaugh Township had solved the Knights.
At the very least, the Indians had frustrated them.
Quaker Valley trips Richland in OT
There were just two shots taken in the overtime on Saturday in the first-round PIAA Class AA boys’ basketball game between Quaker Valley and Richland.
The Quakers had both shots including the game-winner by Winter Fondi with time winding down in a 42-40 victory over the Rams in a nailbiter.
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.
- More High School Sports Headlines
- Second place little consolation to contenders