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Forest Hills beats Westmont
A four-run rally after two outs in the third inning provided the Forest Hills softball team the margin it would need to come away with a 9-6 win at Westmont on Wednesday afternoon.
The Rangers (3-1) trailed by a run after the Hilltoppers (3-2) scored twice in the bottom of the second.
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Former Bedford coach Waltman dies
Royce Waltman captivated Indiana’s basketball fans with his folksy attitude and a penchant for winning.
Being Bob Knight’s right-hand man helped, too.
On Monday night, the man who became a familiar face on college basketball sidelines throughout the state died at age 72 after a long battle with health problems. Waltman’s wife, Carole, notified Indiana State officials Tuesday morning of the death, sports information director Ace Hunt said.
Davitch named new football coach at Bishop McCort
Veteran football coach Jerry Davitch is returning to the sidelines not too far from where his life in football began.The Greater Johnstown graduate and former coach at Greater Johnstown and Conemaugh Township at the high school level in Pennsylvania was named the 21st head coach in the history of the Bishop McCort Catholic football program on Tuesday.Davitch replaces Kevin Sheridan, who stepped away from the position because of concerns over the health of his infant son, Owen.
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North rally bolstered by Lee, hot shooting
Bishop Carroll’s Marcus Lee has had a hectic schedule while juggling a deep PIAA playoff run, a series of three all-star basketball events and the early portion of the scholastic track and field season.
Lee didn’t miss a step on Sunday afternoon.
McCabe’s MVP effort aids squad in victory
Portage’s Olivia McCabe was a little misty-eyed after the Seventh Annual AmeriServ Senior Hoops Showcase girls basketball game on Sunday afternoon at the Pitt-Johnstown Sports Center.
McCabe was certainly not emotional about her performance, finishing with a team-high 15 points and grabbing seven rebounds in her North squad’s 83-68 win over the South.
LHAC takes win over WestPAC/Heritage in Showdown
The 11th Annual Flood City Showdown ended with the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference defeating the WestPAC/Heritage squad 12-7, extending its win streak to eight.
But for the wrestlers there was more to it than that.
South girls put rivalries aside
Multiple Somerset County rivalries were at least temporarily pushed aside last week as the South girls squad gathered at Shade High School.
Some of the top players from Berlin Brothersvalley, Conemaugh Township, Shade and Windber joined forces along with standouts from United and Ligonier Valley as part of the seventh annual AmeriServ Senior Hoops Showcase.
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