The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Local Sports

November 17, 2013

CORY ISENBERG | Three schools from area remain in football

JOHNSTOWN — Just three area football teams remain alive in postseason play and all three will play in 7 p.m. contests on Friday night.

Showing that it was no fluke the first time around, Chestnut Ridge (9-3) powered its way past Bedford for the second time this season in the

District 5 Class AA championship. The Lions earned a berth in the PIAA playoffs opposite District 9 champ Karns City (11-1), which defeated Kane 49-21 in the title game.

The Gremlins and Ridge will square off at Northern Bedford High School.

The other two area teams will be playing for district crowns – Berlin Brothersvalley in District 5 and Richland in District 6.

In District 5 Class A, the top-seeded Mountaineers survived a second-time meeting with neighboring rival Meyersdale in a 14-7 victory in the semifinals and will face a red-hot Tussey Mountain squad.

The Titans (10-2) ended Shade’s season with a 41-8 win over the Panthers. Tussey Mountain has not lost since October, a narrow 27-25 setback to Class AA Mount Union.

The Titans’ other loss came in the second game of the season to Northern Bedford.

Berlin (10-1) had a blip in its season in Week 8, the first time the Mountaineers faced the Red Raiders, with Meyersdale prevailing 46-38 in triple overtime.

The Mountaineers and Titans will play at Bedford High School.

Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference champ Richland (12-0) defeated Tyrone 43-18 in the semifinals last week and will play Central.

The Scarlet Dragons (10-2) handed Forest Hills its worst postseason loss in a 62-14 setback.

Central and Richland will battle at Mansion Park in Altoona.

q q q

Soccer champs: The Sewickley Academy boys had their focus on avenging last season’s loss to Mountain View all season, and accomplished their goal with a 4-2 win in the Class A title soccer game.

Holy Ghost Prep beat West Allegheny 1-0 in overtime in the Class AA championship while Upper St. Clair shutout Conestoga Valley for the boys Class AAA crown.

The Somerset girls had to be wondering ‘what if?’ The Golden Eagles had Central Valley on the ropes in the first round of the PIAA Class AA playoffs and the Warriors went on to the win. The District 7 champs downed Trinity 2-1 in the title game.

The other girls champions were Greensburg Central Catholic in a 2-1 victory over Southern Columbia in Class A and Neshaminy, a 2-1 victor over Spring Ford in overtime in Class AAA.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Sports
  • Pirates 0720 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.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • LAG 0720 AAABA League playoffs: Laurel Auto Group moves closer to advancing

    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.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 20, 2014

  • aaaba_martellas 0723 Martella’s, Laurel Auto set to clash for AAABA League title

    Martella’s Pharmacy will be in familiar baseball territory entering Game 1 of the AAABA League championship series on Thursday night at Point Stadium.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Harris takes second in Fargo

    July 23, 2014

  • Murin advances in national tournament

    July 23, 2014

  • Boilers win 12th straight title

    July 23, 2014

  • Dodgers Pirates Polanco, Walker lift Pirates over Dodgers

    Gregory Polanco broke out of a slump with a solo home run and a tiebreaking two-run single, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 12-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.
    Polanco, hitting just .133 in his previous 11 games, smacked a bases-loaded single with two outs in the sixth to put Pittsburgh in front for good.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • ACC Kickoff Football ACC schools get optimism from stability

    Welcome to the new Atlantic Coast Conference.
    It’s where a founding member is out, a fast-rising program is in, Notre Dame is there, too – sort of – and nobody else is leaving.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • aaaba 0721 Martella’s sweeps past Delweld

    A six-run rally in the first helped guide Martella’s Pharmacy to an 8-1 win over Delweld in Game 3 of their best-of-5 AAABA League semifinal series at Point Stadium, sweeping the series in the process.
    That rally also continued season-long trends for the clubs, according to their respective managers.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video
Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 U.N. School in Gaza Hit by Israeli Strike Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Officials Warn of Avoidable Death in Hot Cars Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' House Committee at Odds Over Obama Lawsuit Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: UN School Used As Shelter Hit by Tank Shell Raw: Gunmen Attack Iraqi Prison Convoy Plane Leaves Ukraine With More Crash Victims The Rock Brings Star Power to Premiere Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record
Poll

What is the biggest key to reducing gun violence in Johnstown?

Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
More police on the streets.

     View Results
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide