The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


November 7, 2012

Local sports in brief 11/07/2012


Crushers ousted in AA boys

A second-half goal by Kevin Tomkowski was Bishop McCort’s lone marker as it fell to Greensburg Central Catholic 2-1 in a

Class A state tournament game at Richland High School.

Bishop McCort, champion of District 6, ends its season at 13-5-2.

“This isn’t the outcome we wanted, but these guys played with heart and they wanted to win,” Bishop McCort coach Ron Spinelli said of his squad’s effort.

Goal scoring information for Greensburg Central Catholic

(16-5-1) was not reported.

Windber falls

to Biglerville

SOMERSET – A pair of goals from Mario Ortega led the way for Biglerville as it topped Windber 3-0 at Somerset Area High School in a PIAA Class A first-round clash. 

The Canners also received a goal from Carlos Esquivias in the victory. Biglerville advances to face Greensburg Central Catholic on Saturday.

Bedford gets past Mars

LOYSBURG – Lalo Munoz and Vaughn Robison each scored goals for Bedford as the Bisons blanked Mars 2-0 at Northern Bedford County High School.

The Bisons (20-1) will face Harbor Creek, which topped Belle Vernon 2-0 at Fairview.


Hopewell going to quarterfinal

EBENSBURG – District 7 runner-up Hopewell advanced to Saturday’s quarterfinal of the PIAA Class AA volleyball tournament by sweeping District 6 champion Penn Cambria 25-20, 25-18, 25-13 at Central Cambria High School.

The Vikings will face Fort LeBeouf on Saturday. 


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