B. Guilfoyle blanks B. Carroll
LORETTO - Bishop Guilfoyle’s D.J. Kitt rushed for 143 yards on 13 carries and teammate Cody Rossman added 92 on 20 carries as the Marauders shut out Bishop Carroll 28-0 on Saturday night at DeGol Field, their fourth straight win.
The Altoona squad (5-1) limited the Huskies (0-6) to 123 yards of total offense. Dan Lesney led the way for Carroll with 75 yards on 16 carries while Marty Lessard added six rushes for 31 yards.
Bishop Guilfoyle hosts Central Cambria on Saturday while Bishop Carroll is at Cambria Heights.
Swope grabs District 6 title
ALTOONA - Central Cambria’s Hannah Swope defeated Tyrone’s Anna Hollen on Saturday to win the District 6 Class AA singles title.
Swope, a freshman, bested Hollen 6-2, 6-1 in the championship.
Swope is also a member of the Red Devils cross country squad.
UPJ duo finishes invitational 1-2
GREENSBURG – Stella Sergeyev and Victoria Rizzuto of Pitt-Johnstown finished first and second, respectively, while competing as independents at the Pitt-Greensburg Invitational.
Sergeyev ran a 22:07.09 while Rizzuto had a 23:29.80. UPJ’s Amber Emery of Friedens finished 15th in 26:31.54.
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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Bengals make low offer to Hawkins
Johnstown’s Andrew Hawkins grew up with the Cincinnati Bengals while following his older brother Artrell Hawkins Jr.’s NFL career.
The younger Hawkins could see himself wearing a Bengals uniform and playing wide receiver in Cincinnati for years to come. But the Bishop McCort High School graduate knows the business side of the NFL sometimes gets in the way of the storybook ending.
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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