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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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Defense attorney: Woman’s death an accident
A defense attorney for a Blair County man charged with homicide in the 1999 death of his daughter-in-law said the woman’s death was accidental.
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.
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