Penn State coach resigns
STATE COLLEGE – Penn State baseball coach Robbie Wine resigned on Tuesday.
“I have decided to step down as the Penn State head baseball coach to pursue other opportunities in the sport of baseball,” Wine said. “I am excited to start a new chapter in my life and look forward to what lies ahead. My experience at Penn State has made me a better coach and person.”
Wine coached the Lions since 2005 and ended his career with a 228-261 overall record. In Big Ten conference play, Wine tallied a 111-135 record.
He helped the Lions reach the Big Ten tournament four times, two of those four were in 2011 and 2012.
Penn State Athletic Director Dave Joyner said the search for Wine’s successor will begin immediately.
Ebensburg slips past Patton
EBENSBURG – Ebensburg pitcher Troy Templeton scratched out a
1-0 win Tuesday night in the Cambria County Legion.
Patton pitcher Andrew Brawley took the loss.
Brawley gave up the lone run after walking the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh. Luke Galko scored the run. Caleb Palko had two hits.
Ebensburg improved to 6-4 and Patton fell to 8-2.
Johnston downs Ophthalmic
Justin Taylor hit a two-run home run as Johnston Realty trumped Ophthalmic Associates
7-2 Tuesday night in an interleague game at Roxbury Park.
Jake Weibley and Brandon Myers both doubled for Johnston Realty.
Dylan Corl had two hits and Justin Donaldson doubled for Ophthalmic Associates.
Martella’s blanks Ophthalmic
Rylan Schnably struck out seven in a complete-game, three-hit shutout as Martella’s Pharmacy beat Ophthalmic Associates 4-0 in Monday’s late game at Roxbury Park.
Pat Gully went 2-for-3 with one run batted in. Dillon Boyer doubled and scored twice. Sam Barbera doubled, scored once and drove in a run.
Kochasic tosses three-hit upset
In Tuesday’s late game at Point Stadium, Laurel Auto Group pitcher Matt Kochasic tossed a three-hitter in a 6-3 upset of league-leader Delweld.
Joe Fearer and Ben Webb each went 2-for-3, and Zac Heide went 2-for-4 for Laurel. Delweld’s Ian Helsel, Josh Staniscia and Drew Hemminger had their team’s only hits.
Zach Zimmerman pitched the seventh inning for Laurel Auto Group and recorded the save.
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Bengals make low offer to Hawkins
Johnstown’s Andrew Hawkins grew up with the Cincinnati Bengals while following his older brother Artrell Hawkins Jr.’s NFL career.
The younger Hawkins could see himself wearing a Bengals uniform and playing wide receiver in Cincinnati for years to come. But the Bishop McCort High School graduate knows the business side of the NFL sometimes gets in the way of the storybook ending.
Second place little consolation to contenders
Perspective can be a tricky thing in athletics.
Just ask Richland’s Nico Pecora and Bedford’s Jon Gabriel.
PIAA wrestling notebook: Murin not pleased with fifth place
Max Murin won the first 36 matches of his varsity career.
But the Central Cambria freshman was disappointed after he dropped two consecutive bouts on Friday night at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships.
Berlin girls avenge earlier loss to Portage
Berlin Brothersvalley was highly motivated to play Portage on Saturday in their PIAA Class A girls’ first-round basketball matchup at Central Cambria High School.
The Mountaineers, who lost at Portage earlier in the season, held the Mustangs to a single basket in the first half on 1 of 21 shooting Saturday and went on to a 59-42 victory.
Shade girls nip Bishop Carroll
Alexis Meck isn’t the first name that comes to mind when the Shade girls’ basketball team is the topic.
On Saturday, her name was the last in the scorebook as the Panthers edged Bishop Carroll 56-54 in a PIAA Class A first-round game at Pitt-Johnstown’s Sports Center.
Conemaugh Township eliminated
After weathering Summit Academy’s first-half dominance and using the third quarter as a springboard to their first lead of Saturday’s PIAA Class AA boys first-round game, it appeared that District 5 champion Conemaugh Township had solved the Knights.
At the very least, the Indians had frustrated them.
Quaker Valley trips Richland in OT
There were just two shots taken in the overtime on Saturday in the first-round PIAA Class AA boys’ basketball game between Quaker Valley and Richland.
The Quakers had both shots including the game-winner by Winter Fondi with time winding down in a 42-40 victory over the Rams in a nailbiter.
Tomahawks drop key decision
Just two weeks ago, the Johnstown Tomahawks had earned points in five straight games, with four victories during that span.
Not so long ago, Johnstown had moved into a tie for second place in the NAHL North Division.
Pitt slips past Clemson in OT
Lamar Patterson had a career-high 30 points, including a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left, as Pittsburgh overcome a five-point deficit in the final seconds of regulation and beat Clemson 83-78 in overtime Saturday.
Patterson’s 3 with 3 seconds left cut the Tigers’ lead to 67-65.
Robert Morris holds off St. Francis in NEC
Karvel Anderson and Lucky Jones came up big again for top-seeded Robert Morris, with 21 and 18 points, respectively, but clutch free throws by David Appolon preserved a 60-57 victory over sixth-seeded St. Francis in a Northeast Conference semifinal on Saturday.
The Colonials (21-12) advance to Tuesday’s championship for the fifth time in six years, facing fourth-seeded Mount St. Mary’s (15-16).
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