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.
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.
Palmer to leave UPJ women’s position
Sasha Palmer will embark on a new chapter as a women’s basketball coach next month.
MIKE MASTOVICH | Roberts, Kent State up to old tricks
George Roberts and his Kent State University teammates reached a familiar destination on Saturday afternoon, but took a somewhat different route in winning their third consecutive Mid-American Conference (MAC) regular-season title.
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College players dominate Point nominations
Pitt-Johnstown junior Jake Warner was perfect and extremely productive at the plate while earning the first two monthly nominations for the 2013 Point Stadium Award in February and March.
Mount Aloysius sophomore Derrick Capiak nearly reached perfection to take the April nomination.
Penn State guard leaving for pro career
Penn State guard Jermaine Marshall, the team’s second-leading scorer, is foregoing his senior year of eligibility to pursue a professional career overseas.
The team announced the surprise move in a statement Wednesday. The 6-foot-4 Marshall, who is on schedule to graduate this summer, cited his family including a 1-year-old son, in making his decision.
Penn State coach blasts Sports Illustrated article
Penn State coach Bill O’Brien is fervently disputing suggestions raised in a report that player medical care has been compromised after the team doctor was replaced.
Speaking often in an angry tone that might be otherwise reserved for an argument with an official, O’Brien told reporters in a conference call that the health and safety of his players were his top priorities.
East Stroudsburg wins PSAC championship
Senior Brian Ernst threw eight innings without allowing an earned run on just two days rest and East Stroudsburg University used a five-run fifth inning to secure its first PSAC baseball championship since 1971 with a 7-1 win over defending champion West Chester on Saturday at Point Stadium.
The Warriors (33-16), who set a school record with their 33rd win, earned the PSAC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament thanks in large part to an outstanding effort by Ernst, who was named the PSAC Tournament MVP.
Millersville players help couple resuscitate ailing child
The Millersville University baseball team came up with a great save this week, but it had nothing to do with the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference tournament being played at Point Stadium.
A trip for an after-midnight snack on Wednesday morning ended with seven Marauders being hailed as heroes by a local family after they helped save a little boy who wasn’t breathing.
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