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Blacklick Valley 72 Harmony 42
NANTY GLO – The Vikings hit seven 3-pointers in the first half on their way to building a 44-15 lead over the visiting Owls. Dalton Cesarz ended with 30 points and 14 rebounds while teammate Johnny Sheesley supplied 17 points.
Logan Sral’s 16 points topped Harmony while Nathan Young netted 10 points.
PORTAGE – Chad Eisenhuth scored 17 points and Isaiah Sajatovich 11 as Ferndale overcame a 14-6 first-quarter deficit.
Devin Brown led Portage with 15 points.
Conemaugh Twp. 72 Windber 38
WINDBER – Jeff Fisher scored 16 points, and Dillon Boyer and Jeff Callihan each netted 12 as Conemaugh Township beat host Windber.
Dan Tomlinson had 10 points for the Ramblers. Bryce Spak had nine rebounds, and Steve Pipon grabbed eight boards.
Cambria County 57 Belleville Mennonite 40
BELLEVILLE – Dom Williams’ 34 points led Cambria County Christian to a road win over the Trojans. Zach Wingard tallied 10 for the Panthers.
Austin Byler’s 12 points led a trio of Belleville Mennonite scorers in double figures. Noah Anders scored 11 points and Steven Yoder notched 10.
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Belleville Mennonite 36 Cambria County 24
BELLEVILLE – The Trojans’ Rachel Anders tallied 17 points in her squad’s win over visiting Cambria County Christian.
Alexis Wolfe scored 10 points for the Panthers.
Penn Cambria 50 Bishop Carroll 20
EBENSBURG – The Panthers’ Kaitlyn Krug led all scorers with 18 points and Emily Roberts tallied 12 of her own in a win over Bishop Carroll.
Brooke Mento’s eight points and six rebounds led the Huskies.
Bishop Guilfoyle 69 Cambria Heights 38
PATTON – Halee Adams scored 30 points and Bishop Guilfoyle used a shutdown defensive effort in the second half to beat host Cambria Heights.
Devin Stessney added 15 points, and Kayla Bates, 13, for Guilfoyle.
The Marauders held Heights to four points in the second half, including only one in the third quarter.
Lindsey Kosick led the Highlanders with 17 points.
Blacklick Valley 66 Harmony 36
WESTOVER – Heather Marsh scored 16 points and had 11 rebounds, and Allison Thomas netted 18 points as visiting Blacklick Valley beat Harmony.
Josie Roberts had 10 points for the Vikings. Lindsay Weltheroth led Harmony with 14 points.
Bishop McCort 66
Greater Johnstown 50
Mackenzie Barbin scored a game-high 22 points as Bishop McCort beat host Johnstown in the LHAC.
Steph Hrbal had 12 points and Leigh Burkhart added 11 for the Crushers, who built a 23-9 first-quarter advantage.
Johnstown’s Tashayla Smith had 17 points, 23 rebounds and five steals. Lexi Lindrose had 15 points.
SOMERSET – Four Richland scorers reached double figures as the Rams slammed Somerset. Katie Gehlmann’s 15 points led the quartet while Alexis Dona and Sarah Pfeil each scored a dozen points.
Morgan Instone pitched in 10 points for the Rams, who also received nine assists from Gehlmann.
Sydney Geary’s 10 points led the Golden Eagles.
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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.
Pirates roll past Brewers
Wandy Rodriguez allowed one run over seven strong innings and Neil Walker hit a two-run single as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 on Wednesday night.
Rodriguez (4-2) gave up six hits, walking one and striking out five.
Dupuis coming through for Penguins
Dan Bylsma has been hearing it seemingly from the moment he took over at Pittsburgh Penguins head coach four years ago.
Every time the Penguins hit a rough patch, the murmurs about finding a polished winger to play alongside superstar Sidney Crosby pop up. Bylsma understands the sentiment. It’s just that it’s a little misplaced.
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.
Penguins advance on overtime goal
Brooks Orpik’s goal would have been memorable even if wasn’t in overtime and didn’t put the Pittsburgh Penguins into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
When you are a defensive-minded defenseman with only 12 goals in nine NHL seasons, they all tend to stand out.
Liriano key to Pirates' victory
Francisco Liriano finally got to pitch for Pittsburgh and, just like that, the Pirates looked like a much better team.
He struck out nine and the Pirates teed off on New York’s pitching for an 11-2 win over the Mets on Saturday.
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 MASTOVICH: Junior put his stamp on tourney
This year, Junior won’t be on the Point Stadium field for the pregame hoopla associated with opening night of the 69th annual AAABA Tournament.
He won’t watch as dozens of Corvettes and hundreds of baseball players enter through the left-field gate with their respective teams from cities such as Baltimore, New Orleans, New Brunswick and Altoona.
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.
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