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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Pirates rally to keep sweep
Taking the extra base was the key for the Pittsburgh Pirates in completing a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies.
Andrew McCutchen hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning, Neil Walker followed with a home run and the Pirates overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Rockies 5-3 Sunday.
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Second-seeded Laurel Auto Group fell behind early against No. 3 Berkley Hills Renegades on Sunday afternoon at Roxbury Park. But Laurel’s players didn’t lose their composure.
Urtz, Pope lead AAABA League award votes
Logan Urtz hadn’t fielded a ground ball as an infielder or swung a bat in a game for a couple seasons.
But you can’t take the former infielder out of a starting pitcher.
Blairsville pegged as team to beat
As Heritage Conference football coaches assembled at United High School during Wednesday’s media day event at Thomas J. Madill Field, the near-consensus opinion is that Blairsville – under second-year coach Rick Artley – is going to be the team to beat once the season begins on Aug. 29.
After the Bobcats, the forecasted picture gets a little foggier.
Baserunning blunder helps Giants end six-game losing streak
Clint Hurdle says he and a pal often marvel over how there’s always something new to see at a baseball game.
Too bad for Hurdle. What he watched Wednesday wrecked the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 7-5 loss.
Rookie linebacker making impression at Steelers camp
Ryan Shazier grew up the football equivalent of a Rorschach test.
Some coaches looked at Shazier’s 6-foot-1 frame with plenty of room to grow and saw a defensive end.
Greene’s No. 75 will be retired at Ravens game
Joe Greene’s No. 75 now belongs to the ages.
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Wednesday the team will retire the Hall of Fame defensive end’s number during a game against the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 2.
Bell planning to do better
Le’Veon Bell kept watching the tape over and over, equal parts pleased and puzzled by what he saw.
There were times during his rookie season when the Pittsburgh Steelers running back would place his hand on an offensive lineman’s back and wait patiently for the hole to open.
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