Bishop McCort 50
Ridgway used a 16-5 second-quarter surge to build a lead against host Bishop McCort and held off a second-half comeback attempt.
Eric Matheson had 22 points and Josh Mitchell had 10 for the 21-1 Elkers.
Jerqual Wilson had 16 points for McCort, which also got
15 points and 10 rebounds from Nemo Trexler.
Penn Cambria 78
Ligonier Valley 55
CRESSON – Penn Cambria outscored visiting Ligonier Valley 19-2 in the opening quarter and went on to a non conference victory.
A.J. Leahey had 23 points and nine rebounds for the Panthers.
Devin Lawhead scored 13 points and Mac Behe added 10. James Mardula hauled in eight rebounds.
Zach Yeskey led Ligonier Valley with 16 points.
Conemaugh Valley 46
Conemaugh Valley jumped out to a 16-2 first-quarter lead and held off Portage for a 12-point win.
The Blue Jays were led by Darla Pollino, who scored 11 points.
Jamie Cekada added 10 points in the victory.
Abby Menett grabbed eight rebounds for the winners.
Portage was led by Olivia McCabe, who scored 14 points. She also pulled down 16 rebounds.
The Blue Jays improved to 15-6. The Mustangs fell to 14-7.
Conemaugh Township 46
Central Cambria 40
EBENSBURG – Katie Reckner scored 13 points and added 16 rebounds as Conemaugh Township defeated host Central Cambria.
Carly Baer added 11 points for the Indians (20-1).
Bri Wasser led all scorers with 19 points for the Red Devils, who also got 13 points from Taylor King-Brothers.
North Star 45
Host Ferndale rolled out to a 33-15 halftime lead on its way to a victory over North Star in a WestPAC North game.
The Yellow Jackets got 18 points from Elizabeth Chobany,
14 from Cassandra Vivis and 10 from Gabby Kull.
Bradie Rhoades topped the Cougars with 19 points.
Johnstown Christian 55
HYNDMAN – Senior Kayla Conahan scored a game-high
30 points as Johnstown Christian downed host Hyndman. Rachel Rose added 10 points for the Blue Jays. Sara Leydig topped the Hornets with 13 points while Katie Emerick supplied 10 points.
ARMAGH – Katelyn Skinner scored 16 points, Breanna Rossi had 14 and Maggie McLoughlin added 11 as visiting Homer-Center beat United. Julie Snyder scored 13 points and had seven rebounds for United, which also got nine points and seven rebounds from Eden Bloom.
Blacklick Valley 46
WINDBER – Windber led 39-12 at the half and rolled to a victory over visiting Blacklick Valley in a WestPAC North game.
Nicole Vasas scored a game-high 20 points and added eight rebounds and seven steals for the Ramblers (14-7), who also got
15 points from Cheyenne Feathers. Allison Thomas topped the Vikings with 14 points while Josie Roberts supplied 11.
Ligonier Valley 62
SALTSBURG – Kristen Gabelt scored 19 points and had seven rebounds, five steals and three assists as Ligonier Valley beat host Saltsburg. Taylor Rudnik had 15 points, five rebounds, four steals and three assists for the Rams.
Maddy Grimm netted 11 points and added nine rebounds, four steals, five assists and four blocks.
Northern Cambria 47
NORTHERN CAMBRIA – Jenna Lecorchick and Gabby Pizur each scored 14 points as Northern Cambria defeated visiting Harmony.
Linsday Welteroth topped the Owls with nine points.
Cambria Heights 23
PATTON – Allison Edwards had a game-high 12 points as visiting Williamsburg beat Cambria Heights.
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Conemaugh Valley seals win
It somehow seemed apropos that the finale of the Ferndale at Conemaugh Valley football game was played in a steady downpour Tuesday afternoon.
The first half-plus of the game had been halted on Sept. 1 when a weather-related delay of thunder and lightning forced the contest to be suspended with 7:35 left in the third quarter and the host squad ahead 40-18.
Ground game shines for Berlin
Berlin Brothersvalley churned out 470 rushing yards as a team with Drew Glotfelty’s 210 yards setting the pace in the Mountaineers’ 55-8 win over Ferndale on Friday at Snyder of Berlin Athletic Complex.
Friday preview: Somerset basking in football success
A few more signs saying “You’ve entered Golden Eagles Territory” align the streets of Somerset these days. There are a couple more people wearing Somerset football T-shirts at the grocery store.
Funny what a couple of decisive victories can do for a program and a community seeking to move past a couple decades of mostly losing seasons.
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Cambria Heights, Westmont looking for better performances
Two teams looking to rebound after Week 1 losses will meet this afternoon at Price Field.
Westmont Hilltop dropped a one-sided contest to Forest Hills last week in Sidman, putting a blemish on the opening of Pat Barron’s tenure as the Hilltoppers’ coach.
Cambria Heights lost in a high-scoring affair to visiting Richland in what had been tabbed as a potential signature game for a much-improved program coming off a 5-5 season.
MIKE MASTOVICH | Jays' RB waits to finish what he started
One of the most impressive statistical performances of Week 1 doesn’t officially appear in the record books.
At least, not yet.
Ferndale-Conemaugh Valley game suspended
Both Conemaugh Valley and Ferndale were looking for a season-opening win when the Blue Jays hosted the Yellow Jackets on Saturday afternoon, but neither squad will be able to officially savor that victory for two more weeks as a weather-related delay forced the contest to be suspended with 7:35 left in the third quarter and the Jays ahead 40-18.
Following an 88-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Ferndale’s Chad Eisenhuth, visible lightning and audible thunder on the horizon prompted the officials to clear the field just as the Yellow Jackets lined up to kick off to the Jays. After a nearly two-hour delay during which the storm did not actually hit the area of Thomas Yewcic Stadium but the ominous skies refused to clear, the decision was made by game officials, coaches and administrative personnel to suspend the contest until Tuesday, September 18 at 5:30 PM. The teams will then return to Conemaugh Valley to complete the remainder of the game, weather permitting.
Conemaugh Valley, Ferndale hopeful for fast start
The season opener always is a big event regardless of conference, border rivalries or history.
Finishing games key to getting Ferndale back in win column
Veteran coach Tony Penna Sr. knows the difference between a winless season and a respectable record sometimes comes down to a few plays, a big stop – or a strong finish.
Last season, Ferndale lost all nine of its games.
But the record might have been much different had the Yellow Jackets fared better in the second half of their first five games.
WestPAC title games washed out; one playoff game still on tap
The WestPAC will have to wait another day to crown its baseball and softball champions.
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