HIGH SCHOOL BOYS
Conemaugh Township advances
WARFORDSBURG – Ben Wilson scored 17 points to help Conemaugh Township edge Southern Fulton 47-43 and advance to the next round of the District 5 Class A boys playoffs.
“We got some confidence early,” said Conemaugh Township coach Chuck Lesko. “Wilson hit some 3s early in the game that put us ahead.”
Conemaugh Township’s Jeff Callihan tallied 12 points in the playoff win.
Southern Fulton started to make a comeback in the second half, outscoring Conemaugh Townhip 28-17.
“We knew they would come back,” Lesko said. “We just had enough of a lead to hold them off.”
Southern Fulton’s Connor Litton scored a game-high 20 points in the loss.
Forbes Road bounces Shanksville
EVERETT – Forbes Road’s Chase Shaw scored a game-high 25 points to help defeat Shanksville-Stonycreek 58-53 in an overtime thriller.
The Cardinals’ Macklin Hawkins had 17 points in the playoff win.
The Vikings’ Jake Wilt led the team with 12 points. Tanner Ferko and Ryan Platt each tallied 11 points in the loss.
Shanksville-Stonycreek ended its season at 19-6.
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS
Cambria County bumped in semi
MUNDYS CORNER – Torri Erdman’s 24 points led Sunbury Christian to a 53-35 semifinal victory over tournament host Cambria County Christian on Friday.
Sunbury Christian advances to today’s ACAA Tournament championship to face Juniata Mennonite. The Panthers play western rival Great Commission in the third-place game, also slated for today.
Faith Gingrich also netted 12 points in the win.
The Panthers’ Alexis Wolfe scored 15 points while teammate Taylor Campbell tallied 14.
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS
McCutchen homers three times 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.
Danel helping Falcons to Division III tournament
When Chelsea Danel was a senior at North Star, the Cougars were able to win a District 5-AA basketball title.
Now Danel, a senior at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, is a key contributor on a Falcons’ hoops squad which upset top-seeded Lebanon Valley 53-47 in the Commonwealth Conference championship on Saturday. It was the ninth title for the Falcons in 13 appearances.
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