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Richland 66, Hollidaysburg 48: Kyle Flick led Richland with 28 points while Jacob Lushko and Aaron Miller scored 10 each in a win over visiting Hollidaysburg.
Nick Consiglio’s 13 points topped the Tigers. Max Sheets had 11 and Jake Hollsopple scored 10.
United 91, Northern Cambria 50: In Northern Cambria, United’s Mike Gill scored a game-high 22 points and controlled the boards with 15 rebounds to help romp the Colts.
The Lions’ James Currie tallied 16 points, and Caleb McAdoo had 11 points.
United’s Jake Beacker scored nine points with six assists and five steals.
Northern Cambria’s Joe Olish led the team with 15 points and Seth Bearer scored 12 points.
Somerset 77, Penn Cambria 64: In Cresson, Somerset used a 23-11 second-quarter scoring advantage in a victory over Penn Cambria played at Mount Aloysius.
Dylan Barnes had 23 points, and Elliott Dick had 14 for the Golden Eagles. Connor Zearfoss had 13 points and Jake Heiple had 10.
Penn Cambria’s Zach Chridon had a team-high 15 points. Andrew George had 12 pionts, with Mark Mardula scoring 11, and Chad Tsikalas netting 10.
Windber 73, Everett 51: In Windber, Devon Tomlinson and Matt Barkley scored 16 and 15 points, respectively, to lead the Ramblers.
Keith Grubb had 11 points for the Warriors, who got 10 each off Kevin Shaffer and Tyler Bowman.
Shade 74, North Star 26: In Carinbrook, a forty point start in the first quarter helped Shade rout North Star.
The Panthers’ Jeremy Pyles scored a game-high 22 points and Nash Walker had 18 points in the WestPAC victory. Shade’s Aaron Fyock tallied 13 points.
North Star’s Von Yoder led the Cougars with 14 points.
Shanksville-Stonycreek 52, Portage 40: In Shanksville, Jake Wilt scored 15 points and had 15 rebounds to lead the Vikings. Ryan Platt added 12 points and snatched seven rebounds.
Cody Randall’s 12 points topped the visitors, who got 10 from Jake Swank.
Berlin Brothersvalley 70, Blacklick Valley 19: In Berlin, the Mountaineers’ Zac Cooney scored 13 points in a WestPAC victory against the Vikings. Berlin Brothersvalley’s Jake Snyder had 12 points and Trevon Ward put up 11 points in the win.
Blacklick Valley’s Nathan Smith led the team with nine points.
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Cambria Heights 54, Bedford 40: In Patton, the Highlanders’ Kara Cordell scored 20 points in a LHAC victory over Bedford.
Bedford’s Allsion Shook scored a game-high 27 points.
Berlin Brothersvalley 63, Blacklick Valley 28: In Berlin: Erica Craig scored a game-high 15 points to help the undefeated Mountaineers beat the Vikings.
Berlin Brothersvalley’s Aleesa Fieg tallied 13 points.
Allsion Thomas led Blacklick Valley in points with eight.
Bishop Carroll 63, Somerset 62: In Ebensburg, Alli Farabaugh’s 3-pointer fell through the hoop with 4.3 seconds on the clock to give the Huskies their win.
Ellie Yahner’s 15 points led the hosts while Britt Krug added 13 and Lea Sammarco scored 11.
Ashley Welsh and Paige Alcorn had 16 points each to front Somerset. Meghan VanLenten added 13 points.
Bishop McCort 53, Central Cambria 40: In Ebensburg, Bishop McCort’s Katie Wilson scored 16 points in a LHAC win against Central Cambria.
The Crimson Crushers’ Haley Thomas scored 12 points and Carly Hajjar had eight points.
Central Cambria’s Taylor Boring shot a game-high 22 points.
Conemaugh Valley 55, Rockwood 25: In Rockwood, The Blue Jays’ Brooke McCleester scored 11 points and had 10 assists in a win agianst Rockwood.
Conemaugh Valley’s Kacie Smith and Liz Stiffler both tallied 11 points. Emily McCray had nine points and controlled the boards with 10 rebounds.
Rockwood’s Bree Shultz scored a game-high 12 points.
Forest Hills 64, Greater Johnstown 47: In Sidman, Caitlyn Gallaher scored 26 points and Jill Scott added 16 to lead the Rangers.
Tashayla Smith’s 22 points topped the Trojans, who got 14 from Lexi Lindrose.
Portage 69, Shanksville-Stonycreek 30: In Portage, the Mustangs’ Lexi Wozniak scored a game-high 19 points in a win over the Vikings.
Portage’s Olivia McCabe scored 17 points with 13 rebounds, seven steals and six blocks. Emily Chobany tallied 17 points in the win. The Mustangs are now 15-1.
Shanksville-Stonycreek’s Aly Platt and Gretchen Shultz both scored nine points in the loss.
Penn Cambria 54, Richland 30: In Cresson, Kaitlyn Krug scored 16 points and Kaley Strittmatter added 10 to lead the Panthers to victory.
None of the Rams reached double figures.
Bishop Guilfoyle 55, Westmont Hilltop 52: In Altoona, Bishop Guilfoyle’s Lili Benzel scored a game-high 24 points to help edge Westmont Hilltop.
The Marauders’ Macy Adams tallied 15 points in the win.
The Hilltoppers’ Alyssa Miller earned a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Megan Zolnosky scored 10 points in the loss.
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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.
Richland rolling forward
Richland High’s boys’ basketball team made history last weekend. Now, the Rams want to add a few more details to this memorable story.
Coach Greg Burke’s team won the program’s first District 6 boys’ basketball title since 1975 in convincing fashion over Central on March 1.
Tomahawks lose shutout
The adage – as Johnstown Tomahawks coach Jason Spence affirmed after his squad’s 2-0 loss to the Janesville Jets on Friday at Cambria County War Memorial Arena – is that you can’t win if you don’t score.
While the Tomahawks came up short on the scoreboard, they weren’t short on chances.
McCutchen leads Pirates offense in loss to Twins
Andrew McCutchen homered, doubled and singled Friday for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
McCutchen went 3 for 3, scored twice and drove in two runs. The reigning NL MVP is 8 for 11 in four games this spring.
Richland wrestler reaches PIAA title match
Nico Pecora gave the area its second state finalist at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships tonight.
Bedford wrestler reaches state championship match
Bedford will have a state finalist for the second consecutive season, but it will not be the same one.
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