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Conemaugh Valley 71, Blacklick Valley 36: The Blue Jays’ Blake Furman scored a game-high 29 points to help rout the Vikings. Conemaugh Valley’s Brandon Galasso tallied 11 points in the win.
Blacklick Valley’s Seth Ellis led the team with 15 points in the loss.
Central Cambria 72, Penn Cambria 56: In Ebensburg, Trevor Zearing had 26 points and Tanner Ambrisco had 22 points as Central Cambria beat visiting Penn Cambria.
Conner Homan had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Red Devils.
Chad Tsikalas and Adam George each had 11 points, and Mark Mardula had 10 points for the Panthers.
Conemaugh Township 59, Ferndale 34: In Davidsville, Jeff Callihan had 18 points, and Austin Speigle and Jake Formica each netted 10 as the Indians beat visiting Ferndale.
Ray Hinton led the Yellow Jackets with a game-high 21 points.
Windber 83, North Star 25: In Windber, Bryce Spak picked up a double double with 24 points and 10 rebounds to help Windber defeat North Star in a WestPAC matchup.
Dan Tomlinson scored 17 points and Devan Tomlinson tallied six points in the win.
Portage 60, Harmony 28: In Portage, the Mustangs’ Michael Bryja earned a double double scoring 21 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to help Portage blow past the Owls.
Portage’s Cody Randall scored 11 points in the win. Harmony’s Logan Sral scored 11 points in the loss.
Richland 64, Westmont Hilltop 35: Four Richland players scored in double digits as the Rams beat visiting Westmont Hilltop.
Jacob Lushko had 13 points, Aaron Miller had 12, and Kyle Flick and Ryan Ball each netted 10 for the Rams, who won for the seventh time in eight games.
No Westmont players reached double-digit scoring.
Meyersdale 76, Salisbury-Elk Lick 50: In Meyersdale, Cole Clark had 21 points, and Connor Christner had 20 points and 11 rebounds as the host Red Raiders defeated Salisbury-Elk Lick.
Riley Christner had 17 points for the Raiders.
Nathan Bodes had 14 points for Salisbury-Elk Lick. Diori Pattison had 12 points.
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Greater Johntown 53, Bedford 34: In Bedford, the Trojans’ Tashayla Smith scored 14 points and Robyn Madison had 12 points to help beat the Bisons.
Greater Johnstown’s Janay Myers scored 11 points in the win.
Bedford’s Allison Shuke scored a game high 20 points in the loss at home.
Bishop Carroll 69, Cambria Heights 66: In Ebensburg, Lea Sammarco scored 21 points and helped the Huskies edge the Highlanders in a LHAC matchup.
Bishop Carroll’s Brooke Mento and Britt Krug both scored 15 points in the victory.
The Highlanders’ Kara Cordell scored a game-high 22 points and Emily Crowell tallied 19 points in the loss.
Bishop Guilfoyle 55, Forest Hills 41: In Sidman, Bishop Guilfoyle’s Lilly Benzel scored a game-high 24 points and helped beat Forest Hills.
Macy Adams scored 17 points of her own in the win.
The Rangers’ Jill Scott scored 13 points and Caitlyn Gallaher tallied 12 points in the loss.
Johnstown Christian 56, Ferndale 48: Johnstown Christian’s Maddie Sprankle scored a game-high 22 points and helped beat Ferndale.
The Blue Jays’ Sam Haynes tallied 12 points in the win.
Ferndale’s Lauran Olshewsky led the team with 16 points and Lindsay Olshewsky scored 15 points in the defeat.
Westmont Hilltop 56, Richland 24: The Hilltoppers’ Alyssa Miller scored a game-high 11 points and Bridget Moyer had 10 points to help beat the Rams.
Westmont Hilltop improved its record to 8-1 on the season.
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Brewers top Pirates in game highlighted by dustup
Ryan Braun homered in the ninth inning to tie it, then Khris Davis hit a home run in the 14th that put Milwaukee ahead for good.
Yet those were hardly the big blows that attracted all the attention Sunday in the Brewers’ 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Football team ends boycott of embattled coach
Minnesota State University-Mankato’s football team has ended its boycott of reinstated head coach Todd Hoffner, who successfully fought child pornography charges and other misconduct accusations that removed him from the job for 20 months.
Hoffner said he assured the players, who refused to take the practice field Wednesday, that interim coach Aaron Keen, who led the team in Hoffner’s absence, will continue in a major role with the team.
Game 3 pivotal for both teams
Not so long ago, the Columbus Blue Jackets were the worst team in the NHL.
Now they’re heading home for tonight’s Game 3 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series with the star-studded Pittsburgh Penguins, hoping to make even more history.
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.
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