Bedford, Carroll games scheduled
The Bedford boys soccer team and Bishop Carroll girls volleyball squad have been scheduled to play on Saturday after their respective victories on Tuesday.
Bedford, a 2-0 winner over Mars on Tuesday, will face District 10 champion Harbor Creek at 5 p.m. in a PIAA Class AA quarterfinal clash at North Allegheny High School in Wexford.
The Huskies topped Belle Vernon in their first-round contest.
Bishop Carroll, which swept District 5 champion North Star, travels to State College on Saturday with District 4 titleholder Williamson awaiting.
The Class A quarterfinal match will start at noon.
WVIAC honors UPJ’s Stoup
Pitt-Johnstown junior forward Janna Stoup won first-team all-WVIAC honors in women’s soccer.
Senior defender Gena Pentz and junior forward Jackie Becerra were honorable mention selections.
Stoup, led the WVIAC in goals, points per game, goals per game, total points, and game-winning goals.
Nationally, she ranks in the top 26 in five NCAA Division II statistical categories, including fifth in game-winning goals, 11th in goals per game, 15th in both total goals and points per game, and 26th in total points.
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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