Sportsmen plan habitat project
The Jerome Sportsmen’s Association’s annual wildlife habitat improvement project will be held Saturday on a plot along Route 30 east, near the former Moudy’s Welding building between Haines and Horner Church roads.
Conservation groups, Scout troops, sportsmen’s clubs and individuals interested in aiding wildlife should meet at the project site by 8:30 a.m. Work is scheduled from
9 until noon.
Information: Harold Coughenour at 479-4905 or Terry Altemus at 479-4479.
Penn Highlands notches victory
YOUNGWOOD – Penn Highlands defeated Westmoreland County Community College 82-68. Delonte Fennell had 18 points to lead the Black Bears while Joe Dziabo and Jermaine Graves both added 15 points.
Nick Idele and Zachary Smith scored 16 points each to lead WCCC.
The two teams will square off in the semifinals of the WPCC Division III Tournament at 6 p.m. Friday in the East Hills campus gym.
Terriers drop Red Flash
LORETTO – The St. Francis women’s basketball team had its seasonlong six-game win streak snapped by St. Francis (N.Y.) 90-76 on Monday.
The Red Flash (10-13, 8-4) surrendered 51 first-half points, and although they played an even second frame, they could not make up the difference due to hot shooting from the Terriers (16-7, 7-5).
Alli Williams paced the Red Flash offense with 31 points – giving the Bishop Guilfoyle product her fifth 30-point performance of the season. Alexa Hayward knocked down five 3-pointers and finished with 22 points.
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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