Penn State coach resigns
STATE COLLEGE – Penn State baseball coach Robbie Wine resigned on Tuesday.
“I have decided to step down as the Penn State head baseball coach to pursue other opportunities in the sport of baseball,” Wine said. “I am excited to start a new chapter in my life and look forward to what lies ahead. My experience at Penn State has made me a better coach and person.”
Wine coached the Lions since 2005 and ended his career with a 228-261 overall record. In Big Ten conference play, Wine tallied a 111-135 record.
He helped the Lions reach the Big Ten tournament four times, two of those four were in 2011 and 2012.
Penn State Athletic Director Dave Joyner said the search for Wine’s successor will begin immediately.
Ebensburg slips past Patton
EBENSBURG – Ebensburg pitcher Troy Templeton scratched out a
1-0 win Tuesday night in the Cambria County Legion.
Patton pitcher Andrew Brawley took the loss.
Brawley gave up the lone run after walking the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh. Luke Galko scored the run. Caleb Palko had two hits.
Ebensburg improved to 6-4 and Patton fell to 8-2.
Johnston downs Ophthalmic
Justin Taylor hit a two-run home run as Johnston Realty trumped Ophthalmic Associates
7-2 Tuesday night in an interleague game at Roxbury Park.
Jake Weibley and Brandon Myers both doubled for Johnston Realty.
Dylan Corl had two hits and Justin Donaldson doubled for Ophthalmic Associates.
Martella’s blanks Ophthalmic
Rylan Schnably struck out seven in a complete-game, three-hit shutout as Martella’s Pharmacy beat Ophthalmic Associates 4-0 in Monday’s late game at Roxbury Park.
Pat Gully went 2-for-3 with one run batted in. Dillon Boyer doubled and scored twice. Sam Barbera doubled, scored once and drove in a run.
Kochasic tosses three-hit upset
In Tuesday’s late game at Point Stadium, Laurel Auto Group pitcher Matt Kochasic tossed a three-hitter in a 6-3 upset of league-leader Delweld.
Joe Fearer and Ben Webb each went 2-for-3, and Zac Heide went 2-for-4 for Laurel. Delweld’s Ian Helsel, Josh Staniscia and Drew Hemminger had their team’s only hits.
Zach Zimmerman pitched the seventh inning for Laurel Auto Group and recorded the save.
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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