Jake Heiple scored 22 points on Monday night as Somerset beat Greater Johnstown 53-42 to clinch Section 2 of the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference and earn a spot in Friday night’s conference championship game against Bishop Guilfoyle at Richland.
Central Cambria had seen enough of Bishop Carroll to know the Huskies would use pressure defense to force turnovers. After all, the Red Devils had beaten the Huskies in two previous meetings.
The Hilltoppers overcame a rough night at the free-throw line on Monday to win a road game against one of their biggest Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference rivals.
PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby felt Cam Fowler's stick desperately tugging at his jersey and kept right on skating. Breaking in all alone against Anaheim goaltender John Gibson, Crosby kept Fowler at bay long enough to rip a wrist shot over Gibson's glove and into the ne…
Two area squads earned top seeds in the District 6 basketball playoffs, which are set to get underway on Monday.
Pitt-Johnstown junior forward A.J. Leahey was named PSAC Western Division Co-Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 24.5 points in a pair of games last week.
St. Francis men's volleyball senior Mike Marshman was selected as the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Red Flash to a pair of wins over Lees-McRae and Pfeiffer this past weekend.
It’s the final week of the regular season for most high school basketball teams, and there are still conference championships to be determined.
For the second straight season, the West Virginia wrestling team picked up a victory in the Backyard Brawl, pulling off an 18-12 upset of No. 17 Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Jordan Conaway swears he doesn't enter matches intent on making a big comeback for a victory. It just seems to work out that way sometimes for the Penn State senior 133-pounder.
Peyton Manning wanted to make one thing perfectly clear when he arrived in the Golden Gate City for the golden anniversary of the Super Bowl: "Our defense is what got us here."
The region has produced some of the most recognizable names to participate in the big game either as a player, broadcaster or member of the team’s support staff.
The Pittsburgh Penguins' star players came through for a comeback win.Kris Letang had two goals and an assist, including the winning score on a power play in overtime, and Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists to lift the Penguins over the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Saturday night.
The Johnstown Tomahawks battled the New Jersey Titans in a physical game Saturday night. When the dust settled, the Titans took advantage of three second-period goals in a 5-2 victory.
Bishop McCort and Greater Johnstown crafted another classic in the storied city rivalry on Saturday night at the Crushers’ gymnasium.McCort won 61-57 in overtime in front of a loud, capacity crowd to complete a three-game season sweep over the Trojans.
Penn Cambria wrestling coach Todd Niebauer wasn’t happy with the performance of his team at the District 6 Class AA Dual Meet championships on Saturday.
Brandon Taylor scored 11 of his 24 points with less than 10 minutes left and Penn State shocked No. 22 Indiana with a 68-63 win on Saturday night.
Eleven-year-old Alyssa Kush is passionate about tennis.The Westmont Hilltop sixth-grade student, who is a huge fan of Maria Sharapova and Roger Federer, has a rare opportunity to rub elbows with other elite tennis players from the northeast in her age group at the U.S. Tennis Center in Flushing Meadow, New York, home of the U.S. Open.
Conner Buttry doesn’t know what it feels like to not win a District 5 Dual Meet championship.The Chestnut Ridge 195-pounder and his senior classmates captured a fourth consecutive team championship on Saturday by beating Berlin Brothersvalley 47-24 for the title.
Malcolm Brodgon's Virginia teammates still bring up the winning 3-pointer he drilled at Pittsburgh two years ago, the one that won the game in the middle of a 13-game winning streak and propelled the Cavaliers to the ACC title.That run returned the Cavaliers to the league's elite, one that shows no signs of abating.
Greater Johnstown High School baseball player Jeremy Updyke landed on a prestigious list during the preseason.Collegiate Baseball included Updyke among 27 Pennsylvania players on its state-by-state list of top high school players heading into the 2016 spring season.
The Pitt-Johnstown Athletics Hall of Fame will welcome a slugger, a long-distance runner, a 102-win wrestler and a pair of prolific basketball point scorers from the men’s and women’s programs.The ninth class will be inducted on April 9 at the Wellness Center on the Richland Township campus.
A scrambling quarterback who can usually wriggle his way out of a predicament, Johnny Manziel is under pressure unlike any he's felt before.
An intense Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Section 1 contest Friday night between visiting Central Cambria and Forest Hills featured a raucous standing-room-only-crowd along with a pair of memorable milestones, one by a member of each squad.Red Devils senior Taylor Boring topped the girls’ school scoring mark of 1,335 set 16 years ago by Missy McKavish. Boring, who needed 11 to top the mark, finished the evening with 15 points.
Maddie Sprankle and Ashley Euen made an auspicious debut on the Johnstown Christian girls basketball team four years ago.Sprankle and Euen each recalled on Friday night how they collided with each other on the first play of their first game during their freshman season with the Blue Jays.
Goaltender Andrew Lindgren stopped 48 shots from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights and Luke Lynch tallied two goals in the Johnstown Tomahawks’ 4-3 overtime victory over the Knights Friday night at Revolution Ice Centre.
The Penn State wrestling team has become such a hot ticket that even coach Cael Sanderson got stuck in traffic as he tried to make it to the top-ranked Nittany Lions’ showdown with No. 9 Ohio State at the Bryce Jordan Center on Friday night.
The surging Tampa Bay Lightning are piling up goals and victories.Ondrej Palat and Anton Stralman both scored twice, Tyler Johnson had a goal and two assists and the Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 on Friday night for their eighth consecutive home win.
Anthony Collins remembered what happened the last time Berlin Brothersvalley wrestled North Star in the District 5 Dual Meet Tournament. So did Jason Cornell.
Jake Heiple was an integral part of a Somerset High School football team that emerged as a regional power after decades of frustration.The Golden Eagles standout signed a letter of intent to join a St. Francis University program following a similar path to prominence in the NCAA Division I FCS.
Mariah Harris will take her pioneering spirit all the way to Campbellsville, Kentucky. But Thursday night, she gave the wrestling fans at Greater Johnstown one more thrill.
Two weeks after overcoming a 19-point deficit to win at Bryant, the St. Francis men’s basketball team conjured some of that same magic in a 63-57 win over the Bulldogs on Thursday night at DeGol Arena. St. Francis overcame a slow start and a 15-point second half deficit in the victory. Basil…
Shade’s Emma Spinelli had a tough night shooting the ball Wednesday in the Panthers’ WestPAC game against visiting Conemaugh Township.But the senior guard kept working the ball from the field and the free-throw line, scoring a game-high 16 points to top the 2,000-point scoring mark as Shade held off the scrappy Indians for a 49-40 victory.
Pat Narduzzi pledged to keep the best players in western Pennsylvania close to home when he took over as head coach at Pittsburgh less than 14 months ago.
Cody Law will not be eligible to help the Pitt-Johnstown wrestling team try to capture a Division II national title next month.
James Franklin hoped he took a big step toward turning Penn State into Big Ten title contenders Wednesday, landing one of the best running backs and defensive ends in the country.
Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, the late NFL MVP and Super Bowl winner who is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has been diagnosed with the brain disease CTE, Boston University researchers said Wednesday.
It’s rare to see a high school wrestling match come down to the last second.Seeing two in the same dual meet is even more unusual.To have that happen with a spot in the semifinals of the District 6 Class AA Dual Meet Tournament is almost unheard of.