Claysburg 10: Cernic’s 0 (5): In Johnstown, T.J. Swope pitched a one-hitter and struck out six as Claysburg cruised to a five-inning victory at Franklin Field.
Mike Mock and Zach Cox each finished with two hits and two RBI for Claysburg (9-1). Cox also scored two runs.
Blake Furman’s first-inning single was the lone hit for Cernic’s (1-11).
Patton 13, Richland 3: In Johnstown, a six-run outburst in the seventh helped Patton pull away from host Richland at Highland Park. Dom Milanesi, Adam Polites and Nate Bearer each had two hits and two RBI for the Redmen.
Bob Varner’s two hits led the way for the 56ers.
St. Michael 4, Ebensburg 3: In St. Michael, Derek Dumm pitched a complete game four-hitter as St. Michael snapped a six-game losing streak by beating Ebensburg.
Jared Baker had two hits and scored a run for St. Michael (5-6).
Shareef Blough had two RBI for the Saints.
Jared Bowser had an RBI and score a run for Ebensburg (7-5).
Stoystown 13, Lilly 3: In Stoystown, matching three-RBI efforts from Brian Spangler and Ryan Fyock led the way for Stoystown in a six-inning win over Lilly.
Jeremy Pyles and Nash Walker each scored three runs while Spangler and Fyock supplied two runs each. Zach Shaulis delivered three hits while Pyles, Walker and Fyock collected two hits apiece.
Simon Itle and Mark Mardula each had two hits for Lilly.
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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Bishop Carroll boys continue in playoffs
Bishop Carroll trailed just once on Friday in its PIAA Class A first-round contest against Clarion-Limestone at Richland High School.
After that early 3-0 deficit, the Huskies never looked back rolling to a dominating 81-42 victory over the Lions.
North Catholic rolls over Berlin in Class A
Berlin Brothersvalley had a hot start and an uptempo finish in the PIAA Class A boys’ basketball playoffs on Friday night at Pitt-Johnstown.
But Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic rode 6-foot-9 senior center Dominic Robb inside, and used an 11-0 spurt to open the third quarter to pull away in a 56-44 victory at the Sports Center.
Somerset eliminated from Class AAA tourney
Lancaster Mennonite unleashed its offensive arsenal against Somerset on Friday night in first-round PIAA Class AAA basketball tournament action at Richland High School.
The second and fourth quarters were the downfall for the Golden Eagles who fell behind in the second and could never quite get back on track, falling 70-44.
Richland rolling forward
Richland High’s boys’ basketball team made history last weekend. Now, the Rams want to add a few more details to this memorable story.
Coach Greg Burke’s team won the program’s first District 6 boys’ basketball title since 1975 in convincing fashion over Central on March 1.
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.
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