Shanksville trips Fannett-Metal
SHANKSVILLE – Ryan Platt scored a game-high 27 points to lead second seed Shanksville-Stonycreek to a 71-43 win against seventh-seeded Fannett-Metal in a District 5, Class A quarterfinal.
Shanksville-Stonycreek was 16 of 20 from the free throw line.
“We were on with our foul shots tonight,” said Vikings head coach Robert Snyder. “I think that played a big factor in the outcome. I also thought defensively we were sound for all four quarters.”
The Vikings’ Jake Wilt had 16 points and Joe Hudak tallied 10.
Walker Bannister led the Tigers with 18 points.
California rolls past UPJ women
CALIFORNIA – Kate Seebohm scored a game-high 23 points to help California defeat Pitt-Johnstown 94-65 in a PSAC clash.
California’s Miki Glenn tallied 21 points, Elena Atonenko and Irina Kukolj each had 14 points.
The Vulcans took advantage of the Mountain Cats’ mishaps and scored 46 points off of turnovers.
Pitt-Johnstown’s Nicole Carman led the team with 16 points and Leah Hansen scored 15 points in the road loss.
Vulcans defeat Mountain Cats
CALIFORNIA – Alonzo Murphy scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help rally the Vulcans past Pitt-Johnstown in the second half and take a 74-67 win.
California outscored UPJ 17-9 in the last seven minutes to clear a one-point lead the Mountain Cats had.
The Vulcans’ Tynell Fortune tallied 14 points and Chris WIlliams had 13 points in the PSAC victory.
Pitt-Johnstown’s Bill Luther scored a game-high 26 points and Ian Vescovi earned 12 points in the road loss.
Luther made five 3-point field goals in the game. That puts him third all-time at Pitt-Johnstown.
The Mountain Cats are now 12-12 on the season.
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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