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Conemaugh Twp. 73 Berlin 59
BERLIN – Josh Burns scored 23 points, Dillon Boyer had 21 and Jeff Fisher netted 18 as Conemaugh Township defeated host Berlin.
The Mountaineers’ Jake Snyder had 33 points, including eight of Berlin’s 14 3-pointers.
Drew Glotfelty had 12 points and Zac Cooney scored 11.
Bishop McCort 70 Somerset 50
Nemo Trexler scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Bishop McCort against visiting Laurel Highlands conference foe Somerset.
Billy Hipp had 17 points, Adam Pastorek 12 and Gap Barbin 10 for the Crimson Crushers.
Michael Flyte and Brent Barron led Somerset with 14 and 11 points, respectively.
Penn Cambria 62 Central Cambria 32
EBENSBURG – A.J. Leahey’s 22 points topped Penn Cambria while Devin Lawhead contributed 13 for the Panthers.
Tanner Ambrisco and Scott Holsinger led Central Cambria with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Gino Tsikalas had eight steals for the Red Devils.
Johnstown 69 Bedford 40
Phillip Madison scored a game-high 27 points, including five 3-pointers as Greater Johnstown defeated visiting Bedford in a non-section Laurel Highlands game.
Roshon Fields added 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Trojans, who led 45-19 at the half.
Shaquan Reid also had 10 points for Johnstown (14-6).
Zack Kendall topped the Bisons with 11 points.
Westmont Hilltop 41
Three Richland players scored in double figures as the Rams defeated crosstown rival Westmont Hilltop in an LHAC Section 2 battle.
Luke Shertzer scored 18 points while Matt Shaffer had 13 and Kyle Flick supplied 10 for the Rams (9-9).
The Hilltoppers got a game-high 20 points from Mike Vliet along with 12 points from Conor Mendelson.
Ferndale 65 Rockwood 58
ROCKWOOD – Chad Eisenhuth scored 29 points as visiting Ferndale beat Rockwood.
Luke Miller had 15 points, Brady Yachere had 14 and Ethan Keifer had 11 for Rockwood.
North Star 64 Salisbury-Elk Lick 60
SALISBURY – Devon Richard scored a game-high 33 points to help lead North Star to its first win of the season, against host Salisbury-Elk Lick.
Steve Mort supplied 15 points for the Cougars.
Diori Pattison topped the Elks with 24 points and teammate Nathan Bodes added 23.
Shade 68, Portage 36
CAIRNBROOK – Wade Walker had 24 points, 15 rebounds and three steals while Ryan Fyock added 22 points as he returned from an injury in Shade’s victory over visiting Portage.
Fyock had six rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots.
Nash Walker had five assists and Brock Medva added four assists.
Brandon Madigan led Portage with 11 points.
Shanksville 50 Windber 42, OT
SHANKSVILLE – Host Shanksville outscored Windber 13-5 in overtime to beat the Ramblers.
Ryan Platt had 15 points, Carter Slade scored 12 and Jordan Wilt added 11 for the Vikings.
Devon Tomlinson led Windber with 11 points while Colt Ursino and Tyler Zabrucky each had 10 points.
High School Girls
Ligonier Valley 60 Saltsburg 18
LIGONIER – Taylor Rudnik scored 22 points and Kyra Ludwig had 12 points as Ligonier routed visiting Saltsburg.
Rudnik had 11 points in the opening quarter and tallied 20 points by intermission. Maddy Grimm had 10 steals, nine points, nine rebounds and nine assists.
ARMAGH – Eden Bloom had 29 points and 11 rebounds as host United held off Johnstown.
Johnstown’s Tashayla Smith scored 26 points and grabbed 22 rebounds in the setback.
Lexi Lindrose had 10 points.
Robert Morris 60
St. Francis 48
PITTSBURGH – Lucky Jones scored a game-high 20 points and Karvel Anderson chipped in 17 to guide Robert Morris over visiting Saint Francis.
The Red Flash stayed within striking distance for most of the game before the Colonials
(16-8, 8-3) pulled away with under seven minutes to play.
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Penguins finish hot to grab 2-1 series lead
Brandon Sutter, Lee Stempniak and Jussi Jokinen scored in a span of 2:13 of the third period to revive the Penguins from yet another two-goal deficit in a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night.
Pirates walk off against Reds to halt home skid
Ike Davis became the first player to hit grand slams for different teams in the same April, and Neil Walker had a winning run single with two outs in the ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates twice overcame deficits to beat the Reds 6-5 Monday night.
Pittsburgh trailed 2-0 before Davis’ fourth-inning homer off Mike Leake.
Sitting Bulls bring home national sled hockey title
The Johnstown Sitting Bulls disabled sled hockey team recently won a national championship.
The team, comprised of disabled athletes from Cambria, Somerset, Indiana, Bedford and Blair counties, finished first in the Youth B Division at the USA Hockey National Disabled Hockey Festival held April 11-13 in Marlborough, Mass.
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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.
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