High School Boys
Richland 76, Bedford 58: The Rams’ Kyle Flick scored a game-high 23 points to help defeat Bedford and improve their record to 10-1.
Richland had multiple players that scored double figures.
Ryan Ball scored 12 points, Matt Shaffer and Jacob Lushko both had 11 points and Aaron Miller tallied 10 points in the win.
Bedford’s Conner Lazorka led the team with 21 points and Alex Kendall scored 17 points.
Bishop Carroll 66, Central Cambria 44: In Ebensburg, Bishop Carroll used a 24-11 third-quarter advantage to break open a game against crosstown rival Central Cambria.
Brandon Martinazzi had 21 points, Marcus Lee had 14, and Scott Lucas netted 10 for the undefeated Huskies.
Tanner Ambrisco led Central Cambria with a game-high 23 points.
Bishop McCort 40, Westmont Hilltop 33: Nemo Trexler and Steve Ingram scored 13 and 10 points, respectively, to lead the visiting Crimson Crushers.
Conor Mendelson’s game-high 17 points fronted Hilltop.
Windber 68, Blacklick Valley 32: In Windber, Dan Tomlinson scored 15 points, and Devon Tomlinson had 12 as the host Ramblers beat Blacklick Valley.
Nathan Smith led Blacklick Valley with 13 points.
Forest Hills 45, Cambria Heights 44: In Sidman, Forest Hills’ Richard McClellan scored the game-winner with 15 seconds left as the Rangers beat Cambria Heights.
McClellan led the Rangers with 11 points.
Josh Serafin had a game-high 15 points, including five 3-pointers, and Shawn Lacue had 14 points.
Portage 50, Conemaugh Valley 45: Jake Swank had 16 points as visiting Portage edged Conemaugh Valley.
The Mustangs improved to 11-1, while Conemaugh Valley is 4-8.
Blake Furman 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Blue Jays.
Ferndale 71, North Star 45: Ferndale’s Ray Hinton scored a game-high 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a WestPAC victory against North Star.
The Yellow Jackets’ Isaiah Sajatovich tallied 21 points in the win.
North Star’s Von Yoder led his team with 14 points.
Bishop Guilfoyle 54, Penn Cambria 37: In Cresson, Bishop Guilfoyle’s Damon Rickens scored 10 points to help beat Penn Cambria.
The Marauders’ Josh McCloskey had nine points in the win.
Penn Cambria’s Drew Slatko led the team with 12 points and Zach Chirdon scored 10 points.
Shanksville-Stonycreek 56, Rockwood 41: In Shanksville, Tanner Ferko and Joe Hudak scored 16 points each to lead the Vikings.
Ben Bittner added 10 points for the hosts, while Jake Wilt grabbed 13 rebound and had four assists.
Shade-Central City 61, Salisbury-Elk Lick 27: In Salisbury, Nash Walker scored 17 points and Jeremy Pyles had 13 to lead the visiting Panthers.
None of the Elks reached double figures.
High School Girls
Bedford 37, Chestnut Ridge 27: In Bedford, Allison Shuke scored 18 points as the host Bisons defeated Chestnut Ridge.
Samantha Knisely led the Lions with 10 points.
Greater Johnstown 57, Conemaugh Township 48: The Trojans’ Lexi Lindrose scored 19 points with seven assists and six rebounds to help overcome Conemaugh Township.
Greater Johnstown’s Tashayla Smith earned a double double with 14 points and 16 rebounds.
The Trojans’ Robyn Madison had 14 points in the win.
The Indians’ Kayla Luprek scored a game-high 20 points in the loss.
Shade-Central City 64, Salisbury-Elk Lick 40: In Salisbury, the Panthers’ Emma Spinelli earned a double-double (21 points, 11 assists) in a WestPAC victory against Salisbury-Elk Lick.
Shade-Central City’s Kailey Karl had 11 points and Alexis Meck tallied 10 points along with seven rebounds in the win.
Salisbury-Elk Lick’s Kylee Short had a game-high 22 points.
Brynne Kemp scored seven points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the loss.
United 50, Penns Manor 34: In Armagh, United’s Eden Bloom earned a double double (11 points, 10 rebounds) in a Heritage Conference matchup.
The Lion’s Kylee Surike scored a game-high 14 points and Hope Hixson had 11 points in the win.
The Comets’ Sarah Dabella earned a double double (11 points, 12 rebounds) and Mary Roach led the team in scoring with 12 points.
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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.
Penguins rally to wear out Jackets
Brandon Sutter scored on a wrist shot from the left circle 8:18 into the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rally for a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday night.
Beau Bennett and Matt Niskanen scored power-play goals 45 seconds apart in the second period, erasing Pittsburgh’s two-goal deficit.
Series serves as reunion for former Chiefs personnel
Not so long ago, Bob McElligott, like most Western Pennsylvania hockey fans, would savor a long Pittsburgh Penguins playoff run.
The Somerset native followed the Pens’ Stanley Cup-winning teams in 1991 and 1992.
Malkin nearing return
The Columbus Blue Jackets are the closest NHL team to the Pittsburgh Penguins, at least geographically. The two franchises are separated by 185 miles of highway.
Reds swing way past Pirates
Mike Leake doubled and hit a two-run homer Tuesday night, ending Gerrit Cole's winning streak and leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that completed two days full of homers and delays.
First, the NL Central rivals completed a game that was suspended in the sixth inning because of rain the previous night.
Pitt ends its spring practices
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Pirates edge out Reds in suspended game
After all those home runs and an overnight delay, it was settled by a single.
Andrew McCutchen doubled and came around on Russell Martin’s single in the seventh inning on Tuesday, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates an 8-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the completion of a game that spanned two days and 10 home runs.
WestPAC relays go to Windber boys, Berlin girls
Rain showers and dropping temperatures put a damper on Monday’s WestPAC Relays at Berlin Brothersvalley High School.
For the Berlin girls and the boys from Windber, however, discomfort was not much of a factor.
The Mountaineers won their third straight relay title while the Ramblers reclaimed the title from defending champ Shade.
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