High School Boys
Blacklick Valley 71 Conemaugh Valley 64
NANTY GLO – Dalton Cesarz poured in 31 points while Justin Paul added 18 and Johnny Sheesley scored 15 in leading Blacklick Valley.
Blake Furman’s 27 points topped the Blue Jays. Nick Roberts added 19 and Vince Vibostok scored 12.
North Star 34
BOSWELL – Matt Barkley scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds as Windber dispatched North Star. Tyler Zabrucky also had 16 points while Cody Stenger and Dan Tomlinson added 12 and 10 points, respectively. Steve Pipon grabbed 10 rebounds for the Ramblers.
North Star was spurred by Von Yoder’s 18 points while teammate Jake Little pitched in 11.
Northern Cambria 69 Penns Manor 40
NORTHERN CAMBRIA – Adam Polites connected on a career-high eight 3-pointers on his way to 28 points in the Colts’ win over Penns Manor.
Jeff Hogan collected eight rebounds for the hosts.
Adam Tomayko’s 17 points led the Comets while J.T. Horwat added 10 more.
Portage 63 Claysburg-Kimmel 41
PORTAGE – Devin Brown netted 21 points, Michael Bryja tossed in 18 and Cody Randall tallied 11 points as the Mustangs dropped the Bulldogs.
Claysburg-Kimmel’s scoring punch was provided by Carter Cerully (14 points) and Austin Lamont (12 points).
Forest Hills 46
Kyle Flick scored 17 points, and Aaron Miller had 10 as Richland defeated visiting Forest Hills.
Joe Donoughe led Forest Hills with 16 points.
Richland jumped out to a 38-16 halftime advantage and led 53-23 through three quarters.
Turkeyfoot Valley 40
CAIRNBROOK – Wade Walker had 22 points and 14 rebounds, and Nash Walker had 15 points as host Shade beat Turkeyfoot Valley.
Jeremy Pyles netted 13 points, Ryan Fyock had 12, and Brock Medva had four assists as Shade improved to 11-0. Brandon McClintock led Turkeyfoot Valley with 14 points.
Conemaugh Twp. 73 Ferndale 37
Jeff Fisher netted 15 points, and Dillon Boyer and Josh Burns each scored 11 as visiting Conemaugh Township defeated Ferndale.
Chad Eisenhuth had a game-high 21 points for the Yellow Jackets.
High School Girls
Forest Hills 47
Penn Cambria 33
SIDMAN – Casey Gallaher had 14 points and five assists while Caitlyn Gallaher scored 11 points and issued five assists in the Rangers’ win over Penn Cambria. Marlee Zubek tallied 10 points and totaled nine rebounds for the hosts.
Megan Wheeler’s 12 points led the Panthers.
Greater Johnstown 37
The Rams received matching 14-point nights from Morgan Instone and Sarah Pfeil on their way to victory over the host Trojans. Richland held Greater Johnstown to just three points in the second quarter to help build their eventual cushion.
Madison McKee’s 11 points led the Trojans and teammate Tashayla Smith pulled down 11 rebounds.
Bishop Guilfoyle 66 Bishop Carroll 24
EBENSBURG – Elyssa Ehredt and Halee Adams each had 16 points, and Devin Stessney had 12 as Bishop Guilfoyle beat host Bishop Carroll.
Haley Krug had a team-best nine points for Carroll.
Westmont Hilltop 66 Somerset 28
SOMERSET – Erin Rodgers’ 16 points headed a quartet of Hilltoppers scoring 10 or more points in a decisive win over Somerset. Paige Lamberson posted 15 points while Rachel Roper scored 11 and Alyssa Miller tallied 10.
Rodgers also had seven assists and six steals while Miller had eight rebounds.
Sydney Geary led the Golden Eagles with 11 points.
Central Cambria 50 Cambria Heights 38
PATTON – Taylor King-Brothers and Bri Wasser each scored 14 points, and Taylor Boring added 11 as Central Cambria beat host Cambria Heights.
Jamie Snedden had a game-high 21 points and nine rebounds for the Highlanders.
High School Boys
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UPJ takes one, drops second
John Fees’ spring baseball season accurately mirrors that of his Pitt-Johnstown team.
Fees started slow, losing his first four decisions, but has rebounded nicely in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division.
Brewers ward off late Pirates rally bid
Kyle Lohse pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Carlos Gomez homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Friday night.
Lohse (3-1) improved to 11-2 in his career against the Pirates, allowing one earned run in a win against them for the second time in six days.
Drama lacking sans Tiger
If professional golf saw its future at Augusta National last weekend, the sight had to be worse than choking on a 5-foot putt.
The course was there in all its splendor.
Penguins are wary of spunky Blue Jackets
Sidney Crosby is used to the attention. It comes with the territory when you’re the best hockey player in the world.
Still, the Pittsburgh Penguins star knows the spotlight becomes more acute in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Pirates power past Brewers
Andrew McCutchen hit his first homer of the season and drove in three runs, Pedro Alvarez had a three-run shot and pinch-hitter Josh Harrison broke a tie with a long ball in the seventh inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Milwaukee Brewers their first road loss, 11-2 on Thursday night.
Harrison’s two-run drive down the left field line off Rob Wooten (0-1) was the second of his career as a pinch hitter.
Jackets preparing for Game 2
The Columbus Blue Jackets don’t feel they’re doomed after blowing a two-goal lead in a Game 1 loss of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
“It’s not about missed chances, or feeling sorry about it,” goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky said at Thursday’s optional workout, 13 hours after falling 4-3 in Pittsburgh.
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Jennerstown Speedway gearing for May open
Jennerstown Speedway released a very ambitious schedule on its website and continues to prepare for its 2014 reopening.
The track is set to hold a practice day for drivers as well as an open house and media day on April 26.
‘Hawks already building toward next season
Jason Spence used up his cell phone’s battery on a trip from Johnstown to his parents’ home in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Once the Johnstown Tomahawks coach got to his destination, Spence had to get creative to secure cell service across the border.
Dominant Cueto drops Pirates in matinee
That playoff loss in Pittsburgh last year? Johnny Cueto never thought about it much. So getting a chance to shut out the Pirates in a rematch wasn’t any more special.
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