Gannon defeats Lady Cats
Gannon took a five-set win over Pitt-Johnstown on Friday at the Sports Center in the first round of PSAC crossover play.
UPJ fell to 13-5 overall, 7-3 in the confrence. Gannon improved to 12-7, 7-3.
Kelsey Shanabrook had 14 kills and 16 digs and Marissa Erminio added 10 kills and 13 digs for the Lady Cats.
UPJ won the opening and third sets, 25-19 and 25-21, respectively. Gannon’s wins were 25-20, 25-19 and 15-12.
Beth Kendera had nine kills and two blocks, Katie Svetahor added 17 digs, Allison Mondorff finished with 34 assists and Brittany Saetre had 10 digs.
District 6 unveils brackets
Westmont Hilltop holds the top spot in the District 6 Class A soccer tournament and Somerset tops the area’s girls squads with a No. 1 seed in the girls’ AA bracket as announced by District on Friday.
In the 6-A boys bracket, the Hilltoppers take on Penns Valley at
6 p.m. on Thursday at Richland. Bishop McCort - the bracket’s third seed - takes on Belleville Mennonite on Wednesday at Hollidaysburg.
In 6-AA boys, Forest Hills enters as the tournament’s third seed while Bishop Carroll is planted in the fourth spot. The Rangers face Philipsburg-Osceola at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Richland while the Huskies tackle Juniata Wednesday at Altoona with a 5:30 p.m. kickoff.
Richland (third) and Bishop McCort (fifth) enter the 6-A fray with the Rams hosting Moshannon Valley at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The Crimson Crushers face Penns Valley in Altoona on Tuesday.
Four area teams join the Golden Eagles in the 6-AA bracket with ninth-seeded Bishop Carroll battling Tyrone on Tuesday in Altoona for the right to face Somerset on Thursday. Second-seeded Westmont Hilltop takes on Bedford on Thursday at Richland (8 p.m.) while No. 5 seed Forest Hills draws Bellefonte at Hollidaysburg on Wednesday at 5:30.
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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.
- Quartet of area wrestlers move on to PIAA semifinals
Four local wrestlers have chance for PIAA gold
Four local wrestlers will compete tonight for a spot in the state finals at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships.
Moving on up | Nine grapplers advance to AA quarterfinals
Bedford’s Garrett Thomas said he wasn’t nervous at all.
United’s Tyler Oliver admitted that he was, even if he told his coaches that he wasn’t.
And Richland’s Nico Pecora said the pressure is on his family members, not him.
Nervous or not, those three, who were making their state tournament debuts, and six other local wrestlers won their first match at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships on Thursday morning to qualify for today’s quarterfinal round.
Day 1 gives ups and downs for region
There was plenty of talk about roller coasters on Thursday afternoon at the Giant Center, but it had nothing to do with the thrill rides across the parking lot at Hersheypark.
It was all about the ups and downs of the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships.
Berlin boys wary of Trojans’ size, athleticism
On the same night last week that Berlin Brothersvalley was winning its first District 5-A title since 2007, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic was losing to eventual champion Lincoln Park in the WPIAL quarterfinals.
The Mountaineers (23-2), one of three area boys district champions set to begin opening-round action in the PIAA playoffs tonight, and Trojans (15-10) will square off this evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Pitt-Johnstown Sports Center, site of Berlin’s 65-51 district championship win over Forbes Road.
Tomahawks return home to face Jets
Johnstown Tomahawks coach Jason Spence knows numbers can be deceiving.
For instance, the Tomahawks’ Matt Meier had two goals and three points on Saturday night. Goaltender Brett Young made 41 saves.
Those statistics are impressive for 60 minutes of work. Both players had solid efforts, especially during a road game. On paper, the numbers looked good enough for a victory.
Danel helping Falcons to Division III tournament
When Chelsea Danel was a senior at North Star, the Cougars were able to win a District 5-AA basketball title.
Now Danel, a senior at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, is a key contributor on a Falcons’ hoops squad which upset top-seeded Lebanon Valley 53-47 in the Commonwealth Conference championship on Saturday. It was the ninth title for the Falcons in 13 appearances.
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