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.
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.
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Second place little consolation to contenders
Perspective can be a tricky thing in athletics.
Just ask Richland’s Nico Pecora and Bedford’s Jon Gabriel.
PIAA wrestling notebook: Murin not pleased with fifth place
Max Murin won the first 36 matches of his varsity career.
But the Central Cambria freshman was disappointed after he dropped two consecutive bouts on Friday night at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships.
Berlin girls avenge earlier loss to Portage
Berlin Brothersvalley was highly motivated to play Portage on Saturday in their PIAA Class A girls’ first-round basketball matchup at Central Cambria High School.
The Mountaineers, who lost at Portage earlier in the season, held the Mustangs to a single basket in the first half on 1 of 21 shooting Saturday and went on to a 59-42 victory.
Shade girls nip Bishop Carroll
Alexis Meck isn’t the first name that comes to mind when the Shade girls’ basketball team is the topic.
On Saturday, her name was the last in the scorebook as the Panthers edged Bishop Carroll 56-54 in a PIAA Class A first-round game at Pitt-Johnstown’s Sports Center.
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