Laurel Auto nips Martella’s
Ben Webb racked up four hits and Laurel Auto Group plated all five of its runs in the fourth to overtake Martella’s Pharmacy, 5-4, at Roxbury Park.
Martella’s Pharmacy, which rallied to pull within a run after scoring twice in the bottom of the fourth and once more in the fifth, was paced by Dillon Boyer’s
4-for-4 day at the plate.
Delweld defeats Berkley Hills
AAABA League front runner Delweld struck for five runs between the sixth and seventh innings to claim a 6-2 victory over the Berkley Hills Renegades in Friday’s early game at Point Stadium.
Eric Weyant was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored. Matt Martin roped a two-run double off the wall in left to highlight the Delweld seventh while Ben Legath’s two-run home run in the sixth broke a 1-all tie. Drew Hemminger was 2-for-4 in the win.
The Renegades’ Nate Campbell was 2-for-3.
Commonwealth wins short game
First Commonwealth Bank erupted for 10 runs in the first and parlayed that lead into a 12-2, five-inning win over Ophthalmic Associates in Friday’s Point Stadium nightcap.
Luke Trotz led the way for First Commonwealth with three hits, three RBI and two runs scored.
Richland's Pecora is one of two local wrestlers in state finals
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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Bengals make low offer to Hawkins
Johnstown’s Andrew Hawkins grew up with the Cincinnati Bengals while following his older brother Artrell Hawkins Jr.’s NFL career.
The younger Hawkins could see himself wearing a Bengals uniform and playing wide receiver in Cincinnati for years to come. But the Bishop McCort High School graduate knows the business side of the NFL sometimes gets in the way of the storybook ending.
Second place little consolation to contenders
Perspective can be a tricky thing in athletics.
Just ask Richland’s Nico Pecora and Bedford’s Jon Gabriel.
PIAA wrestling notebook: Murin not pleased with fifth place
Max Murin won the first 36 matches of his varsity career.
But the Central Cambria freshman was disappointed after he dropped two consecutive bouts on Friday night at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships.
Berlin girls avenge earlier loss to Portage
Berlin Brothersvalley was highly motivated to play Portage on Saturday in their PIAA Class A girls’ first-round basketball matchup at Central Cambria High School.
The Mountaineers, who lost at Portage earlier in the season, held the Mustangs to a single basket in the first half on 1 of 21 shooting Saturday and went on to a 59-42 victory.
Shade girls nip Bishop Carroll
Alexis Meck isn’t the first name that comes to mind when the Shade girls’ basketball team is the topic.
On Saturday, her name was the last in the scorebook as the Panthers edged Bishop Carroll 56-54 in a PIAA Class A first-round game at Pitt-Johnstown’s Sports Center.
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