Undefeated North Star wins WestPAC
CAIRNBROOK – North Star senior setter Krista Valentine recorded her 1,500th career assist as the Cougars defeated Berlin in the WestPAC championship game at Shade High School on Thursday.
“Berlin is a well-coached team and we knew it was going to be a tough match,” North Star coach Tony Crisafulli said after his team successfully defended its conference crown. “We were blessed enough to come through it and play hard enough to win.”
North Star won 25-22, 25-21, 25-17 to improve to 17-0.
Berlin junior Shelby Coughenour had her 1,000th kill.
Pitt-Johnstown beats Mount Aloysius
Kelsey Shanabrook collected nine kills and a pair of block assists to lead the Pitt-Johnstown women’s volleyball team to a 25-13, 25-10, 25-15 non-conference sweep over Mount Aloysius College, Thursday evening in the Sports Center. Pitt-Johnstown improved to 14-7.
Beth Kendera had seven kills and two block solos, and Karen Schmidt had seven kills and seven digs.
The Lady Cats also got four kills apiece from Danielle Fleeger, Ashley Dirado, and Larisssa Swank. DiRado also had three block solos and three block assists.
Bishop McCort state champs to be honored
Bishop McCort’s 2012 PIAA Class A championship baseball team will be honored during halftime of the Crushers’ home game tonight against Bishop Guilfoyle at Point Stadium.
Players, coaches, staff and parents will be recognized and players will be presented with championship rings.
Bishop McCort defeated Montgomery, 14-2, in the Class A final. The Crushers outscored their competition, 47-11, in the PIAA playoffs.
and finished with an overall record of 24-2.
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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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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