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Blacklick Valley 72 Harmony 42
NANTY GLO – The Vikings hit seven 3-pointers in the first half on their way to building a 44-15 lead over the visiting Owls. Dalton Cesarz ended with 30 points and 14 rebounds while teammate Johnny Sheesley supplied 17 points.
Logan Sral’s 16 points topped Harmony while Nathan Young netted 10 points.
PORTAGE – Chad Eisenhuth scored 17 points and Isaiah Sajatovich 11 as Ferndale overcame a 14-6 first-quarter deficit.
Devin Brown led Portage with 15 points.
Conemaugh Twp. 72 Windber 38
WINDBER – Jeff Fisher scored 16 points, and Dillon Boyer and Jeff Callihan each netted 12 as Conemaugh Township beat host Windber.
Dan Tomlinson had 10 points for the Ramblers. Bryce Spak had nine rebounds, and Steve Pipon grabbed eight boards.
Cambria County 57 Belleville Mennonite 40
BELLEVILLE – Dom Williams’ 34 points led Cambria County Christian to a road win over the Trojans. Zach Wingard tallied 10 for the Panthers.
Austin Byler’s 12 points led a trio of Belleville Mennonite scorers in double figures. Noah Anders scored 11 points and Steven Yoder notched 10.
High School Girls
Belleville Mennonite 36 Cambria County 24
BELLEVILLE – The Trojans’ Rachel Anders tallied 17 points in her squad’s win over visiting Cambria County Christian.
Alexis Wolfe scored 10 points for the Panthers.
Penn Cambria 50 Bishop Carroll 20
EBENSBURG – The Panthers’ Kaitlyn Krug led all scorers with 18 points and Emily Roberts tallied 12 of her own in a win over Bishop Carroll.
Brooke Mento’s eight points and six rebounds led the Huskies.
Bishop Guilfoyle 69 Cambria Heights 38
PATTON – Halee Adams scored 30 points and Bishop Guilfoyle used a shutdown defensive effort in the second half to beat host Cambria Heights.
Devin Stessney added 15 points, and Kayla Bates, 13, for Guilfoyle.
The Marauders held Heights to four points in the second half, including only one in the third quarter.
Lindsey Kosick led the Highlanders with 17 points.
Blacklick Valley 66 Harmony 36
WESTOVER – Heather Marsh scored 16 points and had 11 rebounds, and Allison Thomas netted 18 points as visiting Blacklick Valley beat Harmony.
Josie Roberts had 10 points for the Vikings. Lindsay Weltheroth led Harmony with 14 points.
Bishop McCort 66
Greater Johnstown 50
Mackenzie Barbin scored a game-high 22 points as Bishop McCort beat host Johnstown in the LHAC.
Steph Hrbal had 12 points and Leigh Burkhart added 11 for the Crushers, who built a 23-9 first-quarter advantage.
Johnstown’s Tashayla Smith had 17 points, 23 rebounds and five steals. Lexi Lindrose had 15 points.
SOMERSET – Four Richland scorers reached double figures as the Rams slammed Somerset. Katie Gehlmann’s 15 points led the quartet while Alexis Dona and Sarah Pfeil each scored a dozen points.
Morgan Instone pitched in 10 points for the Rams, who also received nine assists from Gehlmann.
Sydney Geary’s 10 points led the Golden Eagles.
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Blue Jackets outlast Pens in double-OT
Matt Calvert banged home a rebound 1:10 into the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets earned the first playoff victory in franchise history with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.
Pittsburgh’s Marc-Andre Fleury stuffed the initial shot by Cam Atkinson but Calvert stood all alone at the left post and wristed a shot into the open net to even the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at one game each.
Brewers rally to clip Pirates
Ryan Braun hit two homers, including a two-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 Saturday night.
Braun has five home runs this season after being suspended for the last 65 games of 2013 following Major League Baseball’s investigation into the Biogenesis drug scandal.
Area runners gearing for Boston Marathon
The time was 12:15 p.m. It was Monday April 19, 1897. Tom Burke had drawn a line across the dirt road with his foot. Eighteen men gathered near Metcalf’s Mill in Ashland, Massachusetts.
UPJ takes one, drops second
John Fees’ spring baseball season accurately mirrors that of his Pitt-Johnstown team.
Fees started slow, losing his first four decisions, but has rebounded nicely in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division.
Brewers ward off late Pirates rally bid
Kyle Lohse pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Carlos Gomez homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Friday night.
Lohse (3-1) improved to 11-2 in his career against the Pirates, allowing one earned run in a win against them for the second time in six days.
Drama lacking sans Tiger
If professional golf saw its future at Augusta National last weekend, the sight had to be worse than choking on a 5-foot putt.
The course was there in all its splendor.
Penguins are wary of spunky Blue Jackets
Sidney Crosby is used to the attention. It comes with the territory when you’re the best hockey player in the world.
Still, the Pittsburgh Penguins star knows the spotlight becomes more acute in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Pirates power past Brewers
Andrew McCutchen hit his first homer of the season and drove in three runs, Pedro Alvarez had a three-run shot and pinch-hitter Josh Harrison broke a tie with a long ball in the seventh inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Milwaukee Brewers their first road loss, 11-2 on Thursday night.
Harrison’s two-run drive down the left field line off Rob Wooten (0-1) was the second of his career as a pinch hitter.
Jackets preparing for Game 2
The Columbus Blue Jackets don’t feel they’re doomed after blowing a two-goal lead in a Game 1 loss of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
“It’s not about missed chances, or feeling sorry about it,” goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky said at Thursday’s optional workout, 13 hours after falling 4-3 in Pittsburgh.
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