High School Boys
Conemaugh Twp. 73 Berlin 59
BERLIN – Josh Burns scored 23 points, Dillon Boyer had 21 and Jeff Fisher netted 18 as Conemaugh Township defeated host Berlin.
The Mountaineers’ Jake Snyder had 33 points, including eight of Berlin’s 14 3-pointers.
Drew Glotfelty had 12 points and Zac Cooney scored 11.
Bishop McCort 70 Somerset 50
Nemo Trexler scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Bishop McCort against visiting Laurel Highlands conference foe Somerset.
Billy Hipp had 17 points, Adam Pastorek 12 and Gap Barbin 10 for the Crimson Crushers.
Michael Flyte and Brent Barron led Somerset with 14 and 11 points, respectively.
Penn Cambria 62 Central Cambria 32
EBENSBURG – A.J. Leahey’s 22 points topped Penn Cambria while Devin Lawhead contributed 13 for the Panthers.
Tanner Ambrisco and Scott Holsinger led Central Cambria with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Gino Tsikalas had eight steals for the Red Devils.
Johnstown 69 Bedford 40
Phillip Madison scored a game-high 27 points, including five 3-pointers as Greater Johnstown defeated visiting Bedford in a non-section Laurel Highlands game.
Roshon Fields added 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Trojans, who led 45-19 at the half.
Shaquan Reid also had 10 points for Johnstown (14-6).
Zack Kendall topped the Bisons with 11 points.
Westmont Hilltop 41
Three Richland players scored in double figures as the Rams defeated crosstown rival Westmont Hilltop in an LHAC Section 2 battle.
Luke Shertzer scored 18 points while Matt Shaffer had 13 and Kyle Flick supplied 10 for the Rams (9-9).
The Hilltoppers got a game-high 20 points from Mike Vliet along with 12 points from Conor Mendelson.
Ferndale 65 Rockwood 58
ROCKWOOD – Chad Eisenhuth scored 29 points as visiting Ferndale beat Rockwood.
Luke Miller had 15 points, Brady Yachere had 14 and Ethan Keifer had 11 for Rockwood.
North Star 64 Salisbury-Elk Lick 60
SALISBURY – Devon Richard scored a game-high 33 points to help lead North Star to its first win of the season, against host Salisbury-Elk Lick.
Steve Mort supplied 15 points for the Cougars.
Diori Pattison topped the Elks with 24 points and teammate Nathan Bodes added 23.
Shade 68, Portage 36
CAIRNBROOK – Wade Walker had 24 points, 15 rebounds and three steals while Ryan Fyock added 22 points as he returned from an injury in Shade’s victory over visiting Portage.
Fyock had six rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots.
Nash Walker had five assists and Brock Medva added four assists.
Brandon Madigan led Portage with 11 points.
Shanksville 50 Windber 42, OT
SHANKSVILLE – Host Shanksville outscored Windber 13-5 in overtime to beat the Ramblers.
Ryan Platt had 15 points, Carter Slade scored 12 and Jordan Wilt added 11 for the Vikings.
Devon Tomlinson led Windber with 11 points while Colt Ursino and Tyler Zabrucky each had 10 points.
High School Girls
Ligonier Valley 60 Saltsburg 18
LIGONIER – Taylor Rudnik scored 22 points and Kyra Ludwig had 12 points as Ligonier routed visiting Saltsburg.
Rudnik had 11 points in the opening quarter and tallied 20 points by intermission. Maddy Grimm had 10 steals, nine points, nine rebounds and nine assists.
ARMAGH – Eden Bloom had 29 points and 11 rebounds as host United held off Johnstown.
Johnstown’s Tashayla Smith scored 26 points and grabbed 22 rebounds in the setback.
Lexi Lindrose had 10 points.
Robert Morris 60
St. Francis 48
PITTSBURGH – Lucky Jones scored a game-high 20 points and Karvel Anderson chipped in 17 to guide Robert Morris over visiting Saint Francis.
The Red Flash stayed within striking distance for most of the game before the Colonials
(16-8, 8-3) pulled away with under seven minutes to play.
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South all-stars drawing bead on North quarterbacks
Forget about getting Shorty, the South defense is getting geared up to cover North quarterbacks Danny Ferens of Penns Manor and Nathan Bearer of Cambria Heights on Friday night in the 43rd annual Ken Lantzy Finest 40 All-Star Football Game.
Oh, and the Rebs, who won 44-6 last year, will also be working on containing the rest of the Yankees’ offense as well.
Bishop McCort’s title defense derailed by Johnsonburg
Bishop McCort coach Chris Pfeil credited Johnsonburg for its seemingly unlikely, if not miraculous comeback victory over the defending state champions on Friday afternoon.
But the veteran coach also conceded that the Crushers will probably spend a lot of time pondering what might have been in the aftermath of a 7-6 loss in 11 innings during a PIAA Class A quarterfinal playoff at Punxsutawney’s Rich Kuntz Memorial Field.
Squandered chances cost the Crushers
The Bishop McCort baseball team tasted the sweetness of winning last year in its pursuit of the PIAA Class A title.
The Crimson Crushers experienced the bitterness of defeat Friday afternoon, ending their 11-game postseason win streak with a 7-6 loss to Johnsonburg in an 11-inning PIAA quarterfinal-round contest at Rich Kuntz Field.
Somerset’s Ian Stiffler drafted by Atlanta Braves
Somerset boasts a proud baseball tradition. So much so, that a wall at the facility shared by the Somerset Golden Eagles and Somerset’s American Legion team lists those who have been drafted by a major-league club or have moved on to play collegiate baseball.
Time to find more paint.
Bishop McCort expects close game
During last year’s run to the PIAA Class A championship, Bishop McCort baseball ran into a District 9 team in Elk County Catholic in the semifinals.
The Crushers scored five runs in the fifth inning and eight in the sixth, and left with a 17-0 victory.
Ligonier Valley facing unbeaten opponent
The Ligonier Valley Rams continue their trek through the state playoffs reaching the state quarterfinal after a 6-5 victory over Chestnut Ridge on Monday.
They next play undefeated WPIAL champion Riverside at 4 p.m. today at Fairhaven Park in McKees Rocks.
Seven Northern Cambria athletes choose colleges
Alex Atkins was a standout defenseman for the Northern Cambria Colts and the Tribune-Democrat Defensive Player of the Year. Now, he will continue to play football and further his education at Division I Brown University. Atkins and six of his classmates have committed to continue their athletic careers in college.
Ian Stiffler is Athlete of the Week
Name: Ian Stiffler
Talented group of Shade athletes commits to college
The student-athletes from Shade’s graduating Class of 2013 rank among the more accomplished in recent Panthers’ history.
“It was quite a good year,” said Shade Athletic Director Mike Pribish, who also serves as co-coach of the Panthers’ football team. “We had a lot of success in a lot of different sports.”
Six Trojans plan to continue athletic careers
Greater Johnstown High School honored six student-athletes who will continue their careers in college, and the district recognized two senior athletes for their contributions.
The ceremony took place Tuesday afternoon at Cochran Auditorium.
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