Guard transfers to Penn State
STATE COLLEGE – Penn State is bringing in a transfer from Miami (Ohio) to help out in the backcourt.
The Nittany Lions this week announced the addition of guard Allen Roberts. A graduate transfer with one year of eligibility left, the former Redhawk can play this fall.
The 6-foot-3 Roberts averaged 12.3 points per game in 2012-13. He’s expected to help pick up the scoring load following the unexpected offseason departure of Jermaine Marshall (15.3 points).
Roberts is the second transfer to join the Nittany Lions in two weeks.
Center Jordan Dickerson must sit out this season after transferring from SMU.
Penn State on Tuesday also announced the return of Andrew Jones as a graduate assistant.
Jones was a key contributor on the 2011 Penn State team that went to the NCAA tournament.
Boyd signs with Junior A team
Former Johnstown Tomahawks defenseman Cody Boyd signed with the Coquitlam Express of the British Columbia Hockey League.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Johnstown native will join the Junior A organization after spending his previous two season in the North American Hockey League.
“The Tomahawks have helped me to find my confidence and develop into a player I never thought I could be,” Boyd said.
Boyd, who is the son of Tomahawks General Manager and Director of Hockey Operations Rick Boyd, will live with family in Maple Ridge, B.C., while he continues his playing career.
Cody Boyd had five assists and nine points in 55 games. For the 2011-2012 season, he played with the Bismarck Bobcats.
Portage edges St. Michael
PORTAGE – Portage opened with five runs in its half of the first and held on to top St. Michael, 6-5, in an American Legion League Central Division clash which was called in the fifth inning.
Bailey Kerch was 3-for-3 while Ben Herman scored two runs and two hits in the win.
Portage (6-7) edged ahead of St. Michael (6-8) for the Central’s top spot.
The Saints’ Gavin Oswalt had two hits and drive in his club’s lone RBI in the fifth.
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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