High School Boys
Conemaugh Valley 66, Ferndale 58: The Blue Jays’ Blake Furman scored a game-high 31 points in a LHAC victory against Ferndale.
Conemaugh Valley’s Cody Gill tallied up 15 points in the win.
Ferndale’s Ray Hinton earned himself a double double (28 points, 11 rebounds) in the loss.
Berlin Brothersvalley 86, Meyersdale 56: In Meyersdale, Berlin Brothersvalley’s Jacob Snyder drained seven 3-pointers and scored 22 points to help beat Meyersdale in a WestPAC matchup.
The game was tied 41-all before halftime and the Mountaineers outscored the Red Raiders 42-15 in the second half. Meyersdale’s Conner Christner scored 14 points in the loss.
Portage 62, North Star 49: In Boswell, Michael Bryja tallied 16 points and Luke Randall chipped in 13 points as the Mustangs dropped the Cougars.
Steve Mort’s 14 points led host North Star, which received 13 points from Elijah Knupp.
Shanksville 50, Shade 43: In Shanksville, Ryan Platt scored 18 points and nabbed nine rebounds while Jake Wilt added 10 points and had five rebounds to lead the hosts.
Jeremy Pyles had 16 points to top Shade.
Purchase Line 53, United 52: In Armagh, Dan Learn’s late free throw pushed the Red Dragons ahead to stay in a closely fought Heritage Conference fray.
Purchase Line led by 10 points heading into the fourth before the Lions stormed back to knot the score.
Taylor Antisdel’s 17 points paced the Red Dragons while Eric Faught scored 13 points. Learn netted 11 in the win.
Mike Gill’s 17 points and 11 rebounds paced United, which received 11 points from Jake Beacker and a 10-point, nine-rebound effort from Caleb McAdoo.
High School Girls
Forest Hills 50, Bishop McCort 43: Jill Scott scored 20 points to lead Forest Hills to a win at Bishop McCort. Nicole Richards had 11 and Alyssa Peretin 10 for the Rangers.
Morgan Instone’s 14 points topped the hosts.
Penn Cambria 44, Greater Johnstown 31: Megan Wheeler’s 10 points led the way for the Panthers in a road win over the Trojans.
Greater Johnstown’s Tashayla Smith had 13 points and 19 rebounds in defeat.
The Trojans, who were limited to three points in the first and six in the third, shot 11 of 54 from the floor.
Bishop Carroll 43, Richland 26: Visiting Bishop Carroll spread out its scoring among nine players with seven from Alli Farabaugh topping the sheet in a win over Richland. Brooke Mento had seven blocks for the Huskies.
Samantha Ballow’s nine points led the Rams.
Westmont Hilltop 71, Cambria Heights 35: The Hilltoppers’ Alyssa Miller scored a game-high 14 points to help thwart the Highlanders and remain undefeated at 6-0.
Westmont Hilltop’s Bridget Sheehan put up 12 points and Katie Flick had eight points, five assists and five steals.
High School Boys
Tomahawks lose shutout
The adage – as Johnstown Tomahawks coach Jason Spence affirmed after his squad’s 2-0 loss to the Janesville Jets on Friday at Cambria County War Memorial Arena – is that you can’t win if you don’t score.
While the Tomahawks came up short on the scoreboard, they weren’t short on chances.
McCutchen leads Pirates offense in loss to Twins
Andrew McCutchen homered, doubled and singled Friday for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
McCutchen went 3 for 3, scored twice and drove in two runs. The reigning NL MVP is 8 for 11 in four games this spring.
Richland wrestler reaches PIAA title match
Nico Pecora gave the area its second state finalist at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships tonight.
Bedford wrestler reaches state championship match
Bedford will have a state finalist for the second consecutive season, but it will not be the same one.
- Quartet of area wrestlers move on to PIAA semifinals
Four local wrestlers have chance for PIAA gold
Four local wrestlers will compete tonight for a spot in the state finals at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships.
Moving on up | Nine grapplers advance to AA quarterfinals
Bedford’s Garrett Thomas said he wasn’t nervous at all.
United’s Tyler Oliver admitted that he was, even if he told his coaches that he wasn’t.
And Richland’s Nico Pecora said the pressure is on his family members, not him.
Nervous or not, those three, who were making their state tournament debuts, and six other local wrestlers won their first match at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships on Thursday morning to qualify for today’s quarterfinal round.
Day 1 gives ups and downs for region
There was plenty of talk about roller coasters on Thursday afternoon at the Giant Center, but it had nothing to do with the thrill rides across the parking lot at Hersheypark.
It was all about the ups and downs of the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships.
Berlin boys wary of Trojans’ size, athleticism
On the same night last week that Berlin Brothersvalley was winning its first District 5-A title since 2007, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic was losing to eventual champion Lincoln Park in the WPIAL quarterfinals.
The Mountaineers (23-2), one of three area boys district champions set to begin opening-round action in the PIAA playoffs tonight, and Trojans (15-10) will square off this evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Pitt-Johnstown Sports Center, site of Berlin’s 65-51 district championship win over Forbes Road.
Tomahawks return home to face Jets
Johnstown Tomahawks coach Jason Spence knows numbers can be deceiving.
For instance, the Tomahawks’ Matt Meier had two goals and three points on Saturday night. Goaltender Brett Young made 41 saves.
Those statistics are impressive for 60 minutes of work. Both players had solid efforts, especially during a road game. On paper, the numbers looked good enough for a victory.
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