Delweld 3, Martella’s Pharmacy 2: Marcus Shippey held Martella’s Pharmacy to one hit and struck out seven while Zach Solarczyk singled in the game-winning run in the seventh to help Delweld remain unbeaten on Wednesday.
Ian Helsel, Josh Staniscia, Josh Robinette and Devon Fritz each had two hits in the win at Roxbury Park.
Matt McMillen led off the Martella’s third with his club’s lone hit.
Delweld 3, First Commonwealth 1: Matt Martin’s two RBI led the way for Delweld as it topped First Commonwealth Bank in Tuesday’s late game at Point Stadium. Austin Sleek went 2-for-2 for Delweld, which received a combined two-hitter from Ben Legath and Brad Ditzler.
Cody Mickus and Jay Pudliner each had a hit for First Commonwealth.
Bedford 13, Cernic’s 2 (5): In Johnstown, a seven-run rally in the fifth helped the guest Hurricanes bring an early end to their contest at Franklin Field.
Isaac Stern (three runs), Koby Blevins and Isaac Kline each had two hits for Bedford.
Johnny Sheesley doubled and drove in a run for Cernic’s.
Ebensburg 10, Portage 6: In Revloc, Scott Lucas, Josh Surkovich, Tom Howell, Troy Templeton and Caleb Palko each had two hits and host Ebensburg scored three runs in the first, fourth and fifth innings to down Portage.
Charles Miller had two hits to lead Portage.
Blairsville pegged as team to beat
As Heritage Conference football coaches assembled at United High School during Wednesday’s media day event at Thomas J. Madill Field, the near-consensus opinion is that Blairsville – under second-year coach Rick Artley – is going to be the team to beat once the season begins on Aug. 29.
After the Bobcats, the forecasted picture gets a little foggier.
Baserunning blunder helps Giants end six-game losing streak
Clint Hurdle says he and a pal often marvel over how there’s always something new to see at a baseball game.
Too bad for Hurdle. What he watched Wednesday wrecked the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 7-5 loss.
Rookie linebacker making impression at Steelers camp
Ryan Shazier grew up the football equivalent of a Rorschach test.
Some coaches looked at Shazier’s 6-foot-1 frame with plenty of room to grow and saw a defensive end.
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Greene’s No. 75 will be retired at Ravens game
Joe Greene’s No. 75 now belongs to the ages.
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Wednesday the team will retire the Hall of Fame defensive end’s number during a game against the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 2.
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Bell planning to do better
Le’Veon Bell kept watching the tape over and over, equal parts pleased and puzzled by what he saw.
There were times during his rookie season when the Pittsburgh Steelers running back would place his hand on an offensive lineman’s back and wait patiently for the hole to open.
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NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules
The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.
Big Ten commissioner voices support for Penn State's handling of Sandusky situation, non-committal on reducing sanctions
Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany took a non-committal stance on an effort by five Pennsylvania Congressmen to rescind sanctions against Penn State for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.
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