High School Girls
Berlin 51, North Star 42: In Berlin, Aleesa Fieg hit three 3-pointers and scored a game-high 15 points to lead four Berlin Brothersvalley double-digit scorers in a win over visiting North Star.
Shelby Coughenour and Erica Craig each had 12 points, and Schyler McClucus scored 10 for Berlin, which improved to 8-0.
Kayla Rice had 10 points for the Cougars.
Portage 58, Meyersdale 27: In Portage, Emily Chobany had 18 points and four assists, and Olivia McCabe netted 16 points and added eight rebounds and three blocks as the Mustangs pushed their record to 9-1 with a home win over Meyersdale.
Katie Nolan had eight points and four steals for Portage. Courtney Dedik led Meyersdale with seven points.
Conemaugh Township 53, Shade 45: In Cairnbrook, Kayla Luprek and Gabby Williams scored 13 points each to help the Indians impose the season’s first loss on Shade.
Both teams are now 6-1.
Abby Robeerts added 10 points for the visitors.
Brittany Berkey scored 17 points to lead the Panthers while Emma Spinelli contributed 11.
Berkey had 10 rebounds, Spinelli eight assists and Destiny Pruss four steals.
Blacklick Valley 65, Johnstown Christian 58: In Tire Hill, Allison Thomas scored 32 points, and Morgan Fenchak had 12 as visiting Blacklick Valley defeated Johnstown Christian.
Sam Haynes 25 points and 18 rebounds for Johnstown Christian, and Maddie Sprankle added 12 points.
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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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