High School Boys
Conemaugh Valley 66, Ferndale 58: The Blue Jays’ Blake Furman scored a game-high 31 points in a LHAC victory against Ferndale.
Conemaugh Valley’s Cody Gill tallied up 15 points in the win.
Ferndale’s Ray Hinton earned himself a double double (28 points, 11 rebounds) in the loss.
Berlin Brothersvalley 86, Meyersdale 56: In Meyersdale, Berlin Brothersvalley’s Jacob Snyder drained seven 3-pointers and scored 22 points to help beat Meyersdale in a WestPAC matchup.
The game was tied 41-all before halftime and the Mountaineers outscored the Red Raiders 42-15 in the second half. Meyersdale’s Conner Christner scored 14 points in the loss.
Portage 62, North Star 49: In Boswell, Michael Bryja tallied 16 points and Luke Randall chipped in 13 points as the Mustangs dropped the Cougars.
Steve Mort’s 14 points led host North Star, which received 13 points from Elijah Knupp.
Shanksville 50, Shade 43: In Shanksville, Ryan Platt scored 18 points and nabbed nine rebounds while Jake Wilt added 10 points and had five rebounds to lead the hosts.
Jeremy Pyles had 16 points to top Shade.
Purchase Line 53, United 52: In Armagh, Dan Learn’s late free throw pushed the Red Dragons ahead to stay in a closely fought Heritage Conference fray.
Purchase Line led by 10 points heading into the fourth before the Lions stormed back to knot the score.
Taylor Antisdel’s 17 points paced the Red Dragons while Eric Faught scored 13 points. Learn netted 11 in the win.
Mike Gill’s 17 points and 11 rebounds paced United, which received 11 points from Jake Beacker and a 10-point, nine-rebound effort from Caleb McAdoo.
High School Girls
Forest Hills 50, Bishop McCort 43: Jill Scott scored 20 points to lead Forest Hills to a win at Bishop McCort. Nicole Richards had 11 and Alyssa Peretin 10 for the Rangers.
Morgan Instone’s 14 points topped the hosts.
Penn Cambria 44, Greater Johnstown 31: Megan Wheeler’s 10 points led the way for the Panthers in a road win over the Trojans.
Greater Johnstown’s Tashayla Smith had 13 points and 19 rebounds in defeat.
The Trojans, who were limited to three points in the first and six in the third, shot 11 of 54 from the floor.
Bishop Carroll 43, Richland 26: Visiting Bishop Carroll spread out its scoring among nine players with seven from Alli Farabaugh topping the sheet in a win over Richland. Brooke Mento had seven blocks for the Huskies.
Samantha Ballow’s nine points led the Rams.
Westmont Hilltop 71, Cambria Heights 35: The Hilltoppers’ Alyssa Miller scored a game-high 14 points to help thwart the Highlanders and remain undefeated at 6-0.
Westmont Hilltop’s Bridget Sheehan put up 12 points and Katie Flick had eight points, five assists and five steals.
High School Boys
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Warshel selecting UPJ
For Kelci Warshel, the call to attend Pitt-Johnstown was based on the availability of her desired major – nursing.
Taking an opportunity to join the university’s women’s track and field program was a very nice add-on and one that the Richland High graduate is ready to jump into ...
... Or hurdle over.
Rallying Dodgers snap Pirates’ win streak at 3 games
Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven strong innings, Adrian Gonzalez reached base five times and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Monday night.
Ryu (11-5) joined Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw in making the Dodgers the first team in the majors with three 11-game winners.
Pitt picked sixth in cluttered Coastal
Florida State was an obvious choice as a favorite in one of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s divisions.
In the other one, the pecking order was nowhere near that clear.
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American Legion Region 7: Bedford gets past Clearfield
Bedford’s Jake Stover had two hits with double and three RBIs in a 9-6 win against host Clearfield in the Pa. American Legion Region 7 Tournament.
American Legion Region 7: Claysburg edges Beech Creek
Claysburg’s Mike Mock went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run in the fourth inning to help his squad get by Beech Creek 7-6 during Sunday’s winners-bracket game in the Pa. American Legion Region 7 Tournament.
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