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Eagles eyeing district championship
A District 6 boys basketball title still eludes the Somerset Golden Eagles.
Not that the Golden Eagles have been without their chances.
Somerset boys advance in 6-AAA
Somerset came from behind in the second half of Wednesday’s District 6-AAA semifinal to defeat the Pittsburgh City League’s Carrick 64-51 at Richland Area High School.
In the first period, Somerset’s shooting was as cold as the temperature outside. The Eagles had a lone Michael Van Lenten hoop and free throws by George Coyle (1) and Jacob Heiple (2) in the first quarter. The Raiders were very deliberate on offense and carried the period by a 10-5 edge.
Berlin, Ridge 1-2 in 5-AA tourney
The theme for Chestnut Ridge during the first day of the District 5 Class AA wrestling tournament: Throw it back.
The theme for Berlin Brothersvalley on Friday at Windber Area High School: Redemption.
Even if both squads didn’t have working narratives going, their performances were good enough to keep them 1-2 in the team standings after a day.
Chestnut Ridge, Berlin expected to dominate District 5-AA tourney
During the dual-meet season, the path to District 5 supremacy led through either Berlin Brothersvalley or Chestnut Ridge.
When the District 5 Class AA individual tournament opens today at Windber High School, most weight classes will have a distinct Chestnut Ridge or Berlin flavor in the top seeds.
- High school basketball in brief | Feb. 12, 2014
North Star secures berth in District 5-AA duals
North Star got hot on a very cold night, and it helped the Cougars move up a spot in the District 5-AA Dual-Meet Wrestling Tournament.
The Cougars beat Meyersdale 48-24 on Tuesday to clinch the fourth spot in the duals. They will travel to No. 4 Somerset on Thursday.
Berlin puts five in final round to win Thomas tournament
Berlin Brothersvalley sent five wrestlers to championship matches Saturday at the Thomas Subaru Tournament at Bedford Area High School.
Even though the Mountaineers only had one champion – Joe Swank at 120 pounds – the round served as a victory lap of sorts with Berlin Brothersvalley easily outdistancing the field to take the team title with 205 points. Chestnut Ridge followed with 156 points.
- High school basketball in brief | Jan. 23, 2014
Central wins wrestling team title
Progress was measured in assorted capacities at the Thomas Buick/GMC Wrestling Tournament at Richland High School.
In the case of Cambria Heights coach Mike Eckenrode, the tournament yielded two champions – Levi Niebauer at 160 pounds and Aaron Gill at 285 – and a second-place finish out of the 16 teams at the tournament.
Somerset slips past Johnstown
A youthful Somerset boys’ basketball team has been doing a lot of growing up the last couple games.
The Golden Eagles survived a double overtime thriller on Monday at Central Cambria and Wednesday night found themselves in another tight ball game with reigning District 6 Class AAA champion Greater Johnstown.
Somerset overcame an early nine-point deficit buoyed by a 26-point night by Dylan Barnes and held on for a 63-60 victory over the Trojans in a Laurel Highlands Division 2 clash.
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