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
Series serves as reunion for former Chiefs personnel
Not so long ago, Bob McElligott, like most Western Pennsylvania hockey fans, would savor a long Pittsburgh Penguins playoff run.
The Somerset native followed the Pens’ Stanley Cup-winning teams in 1991 and 1992.
Malkin nearing return
The Columbus Blue Jackets are the closest NHL team to the Pittsburgh Penguins, at least geographically. The two franchises are separated by 185 miles of highway.
Reds swing way past Pirates
Mike Leake doubled and hit a two-run homer Tuesday night, ending Gerrit Cole's winning streak and leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that completed two days full of homers and delays.
First, the NL Central rivals completed a game that was suspended in the sixth inning because of rain the previous night.
Pitt ends its spring practices
No trip to a local high school.
Pirates edge out Reds in suspended game
After all those home runs and an overnight delay, it was settled by a single.
Andrew McCutchen doubled and came around on Russell Martin’s single in the seventh inning on Tuesday, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates an 8-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the completion of a game that spanned two days and 10 home runs.
WestPAC relays go to Windber boys, Berlin girls
Rain showers and dropping temperatures put a damper on Monday’s WestPAC Relays at Berlin Brothersvalley High School.
For the Berlin girls and the boys from Windber, however, discomfort was not much of a factor.
The Mountaineers won their third straight relay title while the Ramblers reclaimed the title from defending champ Shade.
Pressure on Penguins to capture Cup
The statistics are gaudy.
And if the Pittsburgh Penguins can’t find a way to extend their season into the final days of spring, ultimately forgettable.
The same team that led the NHL in man games lost due to injury (more than 500) also earned 109 points, led the Metropolitan Division from mid-October on and received another peerless effort from star Sidney Crosby, who topped the league with 104 points and is a near lock for the second MVP award of his career.
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