High School Boys
Cambria County 61 Huntingdon Christian 51
MUNDYS CORNER – Dom Williams pounded out 39 points and Jon Perry had 14 to lead Cambria County Christian on Friday night.
Jordan Shope’s 22 points topped Huntingdon Christian.
Central Cambria 61 Forest Hills 48
EBENSBURG – Tanner Ambrisco scored 19 points, Scott Holsinger had 14 and Trevor Zearing added 10 to lead Central Cambria.
Joe Donoughe and Gavin Oswalt topped the Rangers with 16 and 10 points, respectively.
Conemaugh Twp. 70
Conemaugh Valley 42
DAVIDSVILLE – A 47-17 scoring edge in the middle quarters allowed Conemaugh Township to balloon its lead on its way to a WestPAC North triumph. Dillon Boyer’s 19 points led a quartet of Indians scorers in double figures.
Josh Burns scored 14 points while Jeremy Sotosky tallied 11 points and Jeff Fisher, 10. Sotosky also grabbed eight boards.
Nick Roberts’ 11 points paced the Blue Jays while Blake Furman had 10 rebounds.
SOMERSET – Brent Barron scored a game-high 26 points and Somerset poured in
12 3-pointers in a win over visiting Richland.
Zane Helsley added 16 points for the Eagles, while Jake Close and Marcus Hart had 13 and 11, respectively.
Matt Shaffer led Richland with 19 points, while Kyle Flick and Aaron Miller each had 13.
Luke Shertzer added 11.
Salisbury-Elk Lick 55
Paw Paw, W.Va. 42
SALISBURY – Roberto Pattison recorded a game-high 25 points and the Elks grabbed their first win this season in an interstate clash with Paw Paw.
The Elks blanked the West Virginia squad in the third quarter to expand their 34-29 halftime lead.
The Warriors were boosted by Josh Newton’s 20 points.
Westmont Hilltop 51
Visiting Bedford charged ahead with a 17-12 fourth-quarter rally on its way to victory over the Hilltoppers.
Zach Kendall’s 18 points spurred the Bisons while Luke Campbell poured in 13 points and Zach Shaffer, 10.
Westmont Hilltop got 24 points and 10 rebounds from Mike Vliet.
Conor Mendelson tallied 15 points for the hosts.
Conemaugh Valley 60
North Star 37
BOSWELL – Nick Roberts had 19 points while Chris Horten scored 15 and had seven steals to lead Conemaugh Valley on Thursday.
Von Yoder topped North Star with 13 points.
High School Girls
Cambria Christian 42 Greer School 12
MUNDYS CORNER – Eighteen points each by Natalie Sokira and Alexis Wolfe led Cambria County Christian.
Forest Hills 64 Central Cambria 39
SIDMAN – Amanda Meier scored 16 points to go with nine rebounds while Casey Gallaher finished with 16 points and six assists as Forest Hills rolled to a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference win.
Alexis Swanson chipped in with nine points and eight rebounds for the Rangers
(12-3). Caitlyn Gallaher had nine assists.
Katie Bracken paced the Red Devils (5-7) with 11 points.
ROCKWOOD – Olivia McCabe posted 16 points and 13 rebounds in the Mustangs’ emphatic win over Rockwood.
Emily McCabe scored 14 points and Emily Chobany scored 13 points and dished out eight assists while Paisley Zatek scored 10 points and collected five steals.
Chobany and Olivia McCabe each had five steals for Portage.
Johnstown Christian 51
Salisbury-Elk Lick 49
SALISBURY – Sam Haynes’ bucket with 1.8 seconds remaining gave the Blue Jays a thrilling victory over host Salisbury-Elk Lick.
Maddie Sprankle led Johnstown Christian with 24 points while Haynes supplied 10 points.
Lindsey Najjar had nine rebounds and eight assists in the win.
The Elks’ Kylee Short had 21 points while Brynne Kemp pulled down 18 boards.
Emily Lowery grabbed 12 rebounds for the hosts.
Blacklick Valley 47
CAIRNBROOK – Emma Spinelli had 21 points and Brittany Berkey scored 15 to lead Shade.
Lexie Meck had 11 rebounds and Lexie Rapsky made three steals for the Panthers.
Heather Marsh scored 16 points to top Blacklick Valley.
Conemaugh Valley 82 Turkeyfoot Valley 50
CONFLUENCE – Jamie Cekada had 20 points, Lexi Hody added 14 and Emily McCray scored a dozen to lead Conemaugh Valley.
Katie Ryan and Sadie Riskis led the Rams with 20 and 16 points, respectively.
McCray and Liz Stiffler ahd six steals each for the visitors, while Cekada had seven assists.
High School Boys
- High School Sports
Shade softball thriving on Karl’s watch
Frank Karl coached the majority of the girls who comprise Shade High School’s softball team from the time they played T-ball and coach pitch.
Karl was there when the group, as elementary-school students, once rallied from an 18-run deficit to win a game, and he hoped to be there when the group reached the varsity level.
MIKE KOVAK| Blending schedules a challenge for athletic directors
Bishop McCort basketball gets it. So does Greater Johnstown basketball.
Go ahead and count Somerset baseball among the mix. The same goes for Ligonier Valley softball and Northern Cambria volleyball.
What is it that these different programs from various locations within The Tribune-Democrat coverage area get exactly?
CORY ISENBERG| Stakes rise as schedules shrink
There are fewer events on the daily high school sports schedules, but the stakes are going up for area athletes as the spring season heads into its final weeks.
In track and field, the three area conferences will hold their championship meets this week.
In Portage today, the WestPAC athletes will gather for their championships while the Laurel Highlands and Heritage meets will be on Tuesday at Somerset and United, respectively.
Seven Conemaugh Township athletes make commitments
Dillon Boyer entered Thursday’s scholastic baseball action ranked fourth in the state with a .688 batting average.
Boyer will take those impressive numbers a few miles North on Route 219 when he continues his career at the next level. The Conemaugh Township senior will attend Pitt-Johnstown and play NCAA Division II baseball for coach Todd Williams.
Four from Richland committed to UPJ
For Sabrina Wingard, the opportunity to play collegiate soccer with her sister, Savanna, was too great an opportunity to skip.
For Bobby Colvin, Curt Colvin and Ismail Ahmad, the idea of playing highly competitive soccer next to their high school campus made for an easy choice.
- Local sports in brief 4/4/2013
Subich, Dell recognized for football
Greater Johnstown High School senior Nick Subich earned the Joe Sarra Community Service Award and took a Scholar Athlete Award at the recent Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet.
The Joseph D. Sarra Community Service Award is named for the long-time chapter board member and former Penn State assistant football coach.
Trexler gets his 1,000th point in McCort victory
While much of the Northeast was belted by massive accumulations of snow, the Blizzard Nemo mostly spared the Johnstown area.
Another Nemo created a buzz on Osborne Street on Friday night, though the flurry of points had nothing to do with the winter weather.
Chestnut Ridge advances in PIAA Class AA team championship
Chestnut Ridge coach Greg Lazor expected District 3 champ Boiling Springs to push his team to the limit in Friday’s PIAA Class AA team wrestling quarterfinals.
And up to the end, it was a close one: Three matches went to overtime and the Lions carried a lead when the weight classes turned to the low end, but the Bubblers won four straight to end the quarterfinal round a winner, 32-25.
- Local sports in brief 2/9/2013
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