High School Boys
Richland 69, Chestnut Ridge 39: In New Paris, Richland had four players score in double digits and the Rams connected for 10 3-point field goals in a win at Chestnut Ridge.
Matt Shaffer had 17 points. Jacob Lushko and Aaron Miller each had 12 points, and Kyle Flick netted 10 for the Rams. Lushko and Miller each had four 3-pointers.
Tyler Wiley had 11 points for Chestnut Ridge.
Bedford 50, Westmont Hilltop 47: Alex Kendall scored 19 points, and Conner Lazorka had 15 as visiting Bedford beat Westmont Hilltop.
Conor Mendelson had 16 points for Hilltop. Jordan Brant netted 11.
Somerset 60, Bishop McCort 51: In Somerset, Jacob Heiple scored 21 points, Mike VanLenten had 15, and Dylan Barnes scored 12 as host Somerset defeated Bishop McCort.
“We executed our game plan fabulously,” Somerset coach Scott Close said. “Mike VanLenten did a phenomenal job on the floor, especially guarding their best player. Great atmosphere to get everybody ready for the playoffs.”
Nemo Trexler led McCort with 23 points. The teams combined for 19 3-point field goals, with McCort hitting 10 from long range, and Somerset, nine.
High School Girls
Cambria County Christian 52, Clearfield Alliance Christian 16: In Mundys Corner, Taylor Campbell scored 22 points and Alexis Wolfe added 16 to lead Cambria County Christian. Campbell also grabbed 11 rebounds.
Westmont Hilltop 51, Greater Johnstown 30: The Hilltoppers’ Nina Foster scored 11 points in a LHAC victory against the Trojans.
Westmont Hilltop’s Alyssa Miller tallied nine points in the win. The Hilltoppers now have a 16-3 record and clinched section 2 in the LHAC.
Greater Johnstown’s Keke Burns led the team with nine points.
Bishop McCort 76, Richland 35: Mackenzie Barbin and Katie Wilson each scored 15 points, and Morgan Instone had 11 points as visiting Bishop McCort beat Richland.
Richland’s Emily Dabbs had 10 points.
Forest Hills 61, Central Cambria 46: In Sidman, Caitlyn Gallaher scored 19 points and had four assists, and Nicole Richards had 11 points as Forest Hills defeated visiting Central Cambria.
Olivia Gregorich had nine rebounds, and Jill Scott had three steals for the Rangers. Taylor Boring led Central Cambria with 12 points.
Penn Cambria 54, Bishop Carroll 42: In Ebensburg, Megan Wheeler’s 12 point game helped the Panthers defeat the Huskies.
Penn Cambria’s Alison Vincent tallied 10 points in the win.
Bishop Carroll’s Courtney Link led the team with 12 points and Brit Krug had eight points along with 13 rebounds in the loss.
Blacklick Valley 56, Rockwood 42: In Nanty Glo, the Vikings’ Allison Thomas scored a game-high 22 points in a win against the Rockets.
Blacklick Valley’s Josie Roberts had 19 points with nine steals.
Morgan Fenchak tallied seven points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the win.
Rockwood’s Becky Zur led the team with 21 points in the loss.
Conemaugh Township 58, Salisbury-Elk Lick 34: In Davidsville, the Indians’ Kayla Luprek shot a game-high 20 points to help rout the Elks.
Conemaugh Township’s Megan Boyer scored 15 points in the win. The Indians are now 15-5 on the season.
Salisbury-Elk Lick’s Kylee Short led the team with 10 points and Emily Lowrey had nine points in the loss.
Shade 44, Conemaugh Valley 29: The Panthers’ Emma Spinelli scored 10 points and had seven steals in a win against the Blue Jays.
Shade’s Lexi Rapsky had 10 points and Natasha Meck grabbed 16 rebounds in the WestPAC victory.
Conemaugh Valley’s Emily McCray scored a game-high 12 points with 10 rebounds and Brooke McCleester had 10 points.
Windber 50, Meyersdale 29: In Windber, Kortney Lampel had 15 points, Kaitlyn Weaver added 11, and Lauren Vasas scored 10 as the Ramblers beat visiting Meyersdale.
Windber honored veteran players Steph Ponczek, who netted nine points, and Annalee Tokarsky, on senior night.
North Star 72, Turkeyfoot Valley 33: In Boswell, North Star’s Kayla Rice scored a game-high 20 points to help thwart Turkeyfoot Valley.
The Cougars’ Courtney Schrock tallied 18 points and Jackie Stanko had 17 points in the win.
The Rams’ Katie Ryan led the team with 15 points and Sadie Riskus earned 10 points in the loss.
Marion Center 49, United 28: In Armagh, the Stingers’ Chantel Glasser scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help beat the Lions in a Heritage Conference fray.
Marion Center’s Jenny Irvin tallied 13 points in the win. The Stingers’ now have an 18-3 record.
United’s Eden Bloom scored a game-high 20 points in the loss.
Ferndale 57, Shanks-ville-Stonycreek 55: The Yellow Jackets’ Cass Vivis scored 20 points to help edge the Vikings at home.
Ferndale’s Kayla Ohler had 14 points along with 14 rebounds. Ohler now has 500 career rebounds. The Yellow Jackets’ Lindsay Olshewsky tallied 11 points in the WestPAC win.
Shanksville-Stonycreek’s Trista Stutzman scored a game-high 22 points and Gretchen Shultz had 11 points.
Johnstown Christian 46, Belleville Mennonite 40: In Belleville, the Blue Jays’ Maddie Sprankle scored 16 points in a win against the Thunder.
Johnstown Christian’s Sam Haynes had nine points in the road victory.
Belleville Mennonite’s Mollie Morgan scored a game-high 23 points and Grace Teachey tallied 11 points in the loss.
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Blue Jackets outlast Pens in double-OT
Matt Calvert banged home a rebound 1:10 into the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets earned the first playoff victory in franchise history with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.
Pittsburgh’s Marc-Andre Fleury stuffed the initial shot by Cam Atkinson but Calvert stood all alone at the left post and wristed a shot into the open net to even the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at one game each.
Brewers rally to clip Pirates
Ryan Braun hit two homers, including a two-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 Saturday night.
Braun has five home runs this season after being suspended for the last 65 games of 2013 following Major League Baseball’s investigation into the Biogenesis drug scandal.
Area runners gearing for Boston Marathon
The time was 12:15 p.m. It was Monday April 19, 1897. Tom Burke had drawn a line across the dirt road with his foot. Eighteen men gathered near Metcalf’s Mill in Ashland, Massachusetts.
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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