Ophthalmic Associates 3, First Commonwealth 1: At Roxbury Park, winning pitcher Brent Barron, Tyler Black and Logan Fluke combined on a three-hitter as Opthalmic Associates inched closer to a .500 record.
Cameron Kaminsky had two hits, a double and a sacrifice fly for Ophthalmic Associates (6-7).
Alex Beiler had two hits and Kirk Davis smacked a run-scoring double.
Cody Mickus doubled for First Commonwealth.
Delweld 7, Berkley Hills 2: At Point Stadium, Andy Smithmyer struck out 12, scattered two hits and allowed a pair of unearned runs as Delweld improved to 12-1 with another impressive pitching performance in Wednesday’s late game.
Eric Weyant went 2-for-4 and Ben Legath doubled, scored and had a RBI. Brett Marabito hit a run-scoring double for the Renegades (5-8) in the fifth.
Claysburg 10, Richland 1: In Claysburg, Mike Mock went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBI to lead the hosts while winning pitcher Daniel Taylor was 2 for 3 with one RBI.
Nicholas D’Ambrosia was 3 for 3 for Richland.
Ebensburg 4, Stoystown 1: In Ebensburg, Troy Templeton strick out 11, allowed five hits and hit a two-run single in the third inning for Ebensburg.
Scott Lucas also hit a two-run single in the fourth for Ebensburg (3-4).
B.J. Spangler pitched a four-hitter with 11 strikeouts for Stoystown (1-3).
Penn State to ban bags
from athletic events
STATE COLLEGE – Penn State is banning bags from home athletic events this fall.
Penn State announced Friday it is prohibiting backpacks, bags and purses from athletic facilities including Beaver Stadium, the Bryce Jordan Center and Rec Hall. Each fan will be permitted a single clear gallon-size plastic bag for medical and child-care items, officials said.
Items abandoned at entry gates will be tossed.
Third suspect in stabbing of Steeler caught in Florida
PITTSBURGH – Police say a third suspect in the stabbing of Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Mike Adams has been captured in Florida.
Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Diane Richard says 26-year-old Jerrell Whitlock of Pittsburgh was arrested in Gainesville in central Florida and is being held there.
Whitlock had been wanted on charges of attempted homicide, attempted robbery, aggravated assault and conspiracy for his alleged role in the June 1 attack on Adams.
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.
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.
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.
Conemaugh Township eliminated
After weathering Summit Academy’s first-half dominance and using the third quarter as a springboard to their first lead of Saturday’s PIAA Class AA boys first-round game, it appeared that District 5 champion Conemaugh Township had solved the Knights.
At the very least, the Indians had frustrated them.
Quaker Valley trips Richland in OT
There were just two shots taken in the overtime on Saturday in the first-round PIAA Class AA boys’ basketball game between Quaker Valley and Richland.
The Quakers had both shots including the game-winner by Winter Fondi with time winding down in a 42-40 victory over the Rams in a nailbiter.
Tomahawks drop key decision
Just two weeks ago, the Johnstown Tomahawks had earned points in five straight games, with four victories during that span.
Not so long ago, Johnstown had moved into a tie for second place in the NAHL North Division.
Pitt slips past Clemson in OT
Lamar Patterson had a career-high 30 points, including a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left, as Pittsburgh overcome a five-point deficit in the final seconds of regulation and beat Clemson 83-78 in overtime Saturday.
Patterson’s 3 with 3 seconds left cut the Tigers’ lead to 67-65.
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