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.
Penguins shut out Capitals
Marc-Andre Fleury made 32 saves for his fifth shutout of the season, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-0 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.
Jussi Jokinen and Sidney Crosby scored for the Penguins, who swept the teams’ home-and-series one night after beating the Capitals 3-2 in Washington.
Bishop Carroll slips past Monessen
Just when things looked the bleakest for the Bishop Carroll boys’ basketball team on Tuesday night, the Huskies went on a 22-0 run keyed by Nik Suckinos from 3-point range and held on for a 69-65 victory over Monessen in second round PIAA Tournament action at Gateway High School.
“I was trying to be a spark off the bench,” said the junior forward, who finished with 14 points. “It was a big game and when I went in, I really focused on hitting my shots. Shots were falling. It was a good night.”
Berlin girls playing in PIAA rematch
It’s deja vu for the Berlin Brothersvalley girls basketball team.
The Mountaineers (22-4) will play District 7 champion Vincentian Academy in PIAA Class A second-round action at 8 p.m. tonight at Hempfield High School.
Shade taking hopes on the road
The Shade girls’ basketball team is looking at its two-plus hour road trip to Big Spring High School in Newville today as a twist of good fate.
The Panthers will take on Halifax in a 7 p.m. Class A contest in the second round of the PIAA Tournament.
Steelers’ Woodley victim of salary cap
The Pittsburgh Steelers released linebacker LaMarr Woodley on Tuesday, with a post-June 1 designation to save money under the salary cap and signed free agent safety Mike Mitchell from the Carolina Panthers.
Mitchell first announced on Twitter that he has signed with the Steelers and his agent Brian Hamilton confirmed the signing to The Associated Press.
Hawkins signed to offer sheet
On the first day of free agency, Cleveland signed Cincinnati wide receiver Andrew Hawkins, a restricted free agent, to an offer sheet. The Bengals have five days to match the contract or Hawkins will join the Browns, who need a replacement at slot receiver after releasing troubled veteran Davone Bess.
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