High School Boys
Conemaugh Twp. 73 Berlin 59
BERLIN – Josh Burns scored 23 points, Dillon Boyer had 21 and Jeff Fisher netted 18 as Conemaugh Township defeated host Berlin.
The Mountaineers’ Jake Snyder had 33 points, including eight of Berlin’s 14 3-pointers.
Drew Glotfelty had 12 points and Zac Cooney scored 11.
Bishop McCort 70 Somerset 50
Nemo Trexler scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Bishop McCort against visiting Laurel Highlands conference foe Somerset.
Billy Hipp had 17 points, Adam Pastorek 12 and Gap Barbin 10 for the Crimson Crushers.
Michael Flyte and Brent Barron led Somerset with 14 and 11 points, respectively.
Penn Cambria 62 Central Cambria 32
EBENSBURG – A.J. Leahey’s 22 points topped Penn Cambria while Devin Lawhead contributed 13 for the Panthers.
Tanner Ambrisco and Scott Holsinger led Central Cambria with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Gino Tsikalas had eight steals for the Red Devils.
Johnstown 69 Bedford 40
Phillip Madison scored a game-high 27 points, including five 3-pointers as Greater Johnstown defeated visiting Bedford in a non-section Laurel Highlands game.
Roshon Fields added 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Trojans, who led 45-19 at the half.
Shaquan Reid also had 10 points for Johnstown (14-6).
Zack Kendall topped the Bisons with 11 points.
Westmont Hilltop 41
Three Richland players scored in double figures as the Rams defeated crosstown rival Westmont Hilltop in an LHAC Section 2 battle.
Luke Shertzer scored 18 points while Matt Shaffer had 13 and Kyle Flick supplied 10 for the Rams (9-9).
The Hilltoppers got a game-high 20 points from Mike Vliet along with 12 points from Conor Mendelson.
Ferndale 65 Rockwood 58
ROCKWOOD – Chad Eisenhuth scored 29 points as visiting Ferndale beat Rockwood.
Luke Miller had 15 points, Brady Yachere had 14 and Ethan Keifer had 11 for Rockwood.
North Star 64 Salisbury-Elk Lick 60
SALISBURY – Devon Richard scored a game-high 33 points to help lead North Star to its first win of the season, against host Salisbury-Elk Lick.
Steve Mort supplied 15 points for the Cougars.
Diori Pattison topped the Elks with 24 points and teammate Nathan Bodes added 23.
Shade 68, Portage 36
CAIRNBROOK – Wade Walker had 24 points, 15 rebounds and three steals while Ryan Fyock added 22 points as he returned from an injury in Shade’s victory over visiting Portage.
Fyock had six rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots.
Nash Walker had five assists and Brock Medva added four assists.
Brandon Madigan led Portage with 11 points.
Shanksville 50 Windber 42, OT
SHANKSVILLE – Host Shanksville outscored Windber 13-5 in overtime to beat the Ramblers.
Ryan Platt had 15 points, Carter Slade scored 12 and Jordan Wilt added 11 for the Vikings.
Devon Tomlinson led Windber with 11 points while Colt Ursino and Tyler Zabrucky each had 10 points.
High School Girls
Ligonier Valley 60 Saltsburg 18
LIGONIER – Taylor Rudnik scored 22 points and Kyra Ludwig had 12 points as Ligonier routed visiting Saltsburg.
Rudnik had 11 points in the opening quarter and tallied 20 points by intermission. Maddy Grimm had 10 steals, nine points, nine rebounds and nine assists.
ARMAGH – Eden Bloom had 29 points and 11 rebounds as host United held off Johnstown.
Johnstown’s Tashayla Smith scored 26 points and grabbed 22 rebounds in the setback.
Lexi Lindrose had 10 points.
Robert Morris 60
St. Francis 48
PITTSBURGH – Lucky Jones scored a game-high 20 points and Karvel Anderson chipped in 17 to guide Robert Morris over visiting Saint Francis.
The Red Flash stayed within striking distance for most of the game before the Colonials
(16-8, 8-3) pulled away with under seven minutes to play.
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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