Tomahawks in volleyball event
The Johnstown Tomahawks will put away their hockey skates for one night and take their athletic abilities to an entirely different playing surface when they play the Forest Hills School girls volleyball team at 7 p.m. on Monday.
The “Spike Autism” a charity volleyball game organized by three Forest Hills seniors will be played at Forest Hills High.
Tickets are $2 and may be purchased through the Tomahawks office at 536-4625. The event will benefit ACRP’s Autism Spectrum Disorders Unit.
Keri Ondrejik, Brianna Neff, and Lakin Stiffler organized the charity game as their senior project in order to raise awareness and money for autism spectrum disorders.
Mount Aloysius notches victory
HARRISBURG – Derrick Capiak threw a complete-game shutout Friday to lead Mount Aloysius to a 1-0 victory at Penn State-Harrisburg.
Capiak struck out 10 and gave up two hits. The Mounties’ lone run came in the ninth when Jesse Bordner’s single scored Connor Powie, who reached on a single and stole second.
Ian Helsel and Alex Martin had two hits each as Mount Aloysius improved to 7-5 and PSU-Harrisburg fell to 2-7.
Mounties win pair at tourney
ROANOKE, Va. – Mount Aloysius defeated Cassleton State 9-1 and host Roanoke 4-3 in a doubleheader at the Roanoke College Bash on Friday.
Shelby Kline took the win in the opener with Taylor Mansfield picking up a save. Emily Gearhart and Kaleigh Root had two hits each for the Mounties. One of Gearhart’s was a two-run home run.
The win over sixth-ranked Roanoke was the first victory over a nationally ranked team in the history of the Mount Aloysius softball program.
Kelsey Ickes claimed the win, tossing a seven-inning five-hitter.
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Bishop Carroll boys continue in playoffs
Bishop Carroll trailed just once on Friday in its PIAA Class A first-round contest against Clarion-Limestone at Richland High School.
After that early 3-0 deficit, the Huskies never looked back rolling to a dominating 81-42 victory over the Lions.
North Catholic rolls over Berlin in Class A
Berlin Brothersvalley had a hot start and an uptempo finish in the PIAA Class A boys’ basketball playoffs on Friday night at Pitt-Johnstown.
But Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic rode 6-foot-9 senior center Dominic Robb inside, and used an 11-0 spurt to open the third quarter to pull away in a 56-44 victory at the Sports Center.
Somerset eliminated from Class AAA tourney
Lancaster Mennonite unleashed its offensive arsenal against Somerset on Friday night in first-round PIAA Class AAA basketball tournament action at Richland High School.
The second and fourth quarters were the downfall for the Golden Eagles who fell behind in the second and could never quite get back on track, falling 70-44.
Richland's Pecora is one of two local wrestlers in state finals
It has never been easy for Nico Pecora to just be himself on the wrestling mat.
He’s always been the son of legendary Pitt-Johnstown coach Pat Pecora. And the younger brother of standout Marco Pecora.
Richland rolling forward
Richland High’s boys’ basketball team made history last weekend. Now, the Rams want to add a few more details to this memorable story.
Coach Greg Burke’s team won the program’s first District 6 boys’ basketball title since 1975 in convincing fashion over Central on March 1.
Tomahawks lose shutout
The adage – as Johnstown Tomahawks coach Jason Spence affirmed after his squad’s 2-0 loss to the Janesville Jets on Friday at Cambria County War Memorial Arena – is that you can’t win if you don’t score.
While the Tomahawks came up short on the scoreboard, they weren’t short on chances.
McCutchen leads Pirates offense in loss to Twins
Andrew McCutchen homered, doubled and singled Friday for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
McCutchen went 3 for 3, scored twice and drove in two runs. The reigning NL MVP is 8 for 11 in four games this spring.
Richland wrestler reaches PIAA title match
Nico Pecora gave the area its second state finalist at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships tonight.
Bedford wrestler reaches state championship match
Bedford will have a state finalist for the second consecutive season, but it will not be the same one.
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