VOLLEYBALL

Somerset spikes Johnstown in all-star match

DAVIDSVILLE – Somerset Area defeated Johnstown Area in the annual Somerset-Johnstown All-Star match 30-17, 30-24 and 31-29.

Sierra Steele (Windber) had eight kills, two aces and nine digs to lead the Somerset County team.

Nicole Pelesky (North Star) had 18 assists, Kara Yutzy (Meyersdale) had eight kills and Amanda Schmidt (North Star) had eight digs and two blocks for Somerset County.

Lauren Brant (Richland) and Kelsey Poborski (Conemaugh Valley) each recorded six kills to lead Johnstown’s all-stars.

Brittany Genday (Bishop McCort) had 10 assists and Kirsten Garman (Conemaugh Valley) had six digs for Johnstown.

COLLEGE WRESTLING

Forest Hills grad Stayer earns Big Ten honors

STATE COLLEGE – Penn State’s Jake Strayer of South Fork has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week for the week ending on Nov. 18. Strayer, a junior 141-pounder, shared the honor with Wisconsin’s Dallas Herbst.

Strayer, who is ranked No. 4 nationally at 141, nearly pinned previously No. 2 Charles Griffin before coasting to a convincing 6-1 win over the returning national semifinalist. The win helped spur No. 8 Penn State on to a 28-11 win over No. 12 Hofstra.

The three-time Academic All-Big Ten pick was an All-American for Penn State last year at 133 pounds but has moved up to 141 and has fared well so far this year, sporting a 2-0 record. Strayer is also a co-captain on this year’s Nittany Lions squad for coach Troy Sunderland. The weekly honor is Penn State’s first of the year and the first since Aaron Anspach garnered the award on Feb. 7 of last year.

BASKETBALL

Northern Cambria youth to compete at Pitt game

Jarrett Sherry from Northern Cambria will shoot in the First Team Hoopsters Basketball Shootout on Friday during the Pitt-Buffalo game at Petersen Events Center.

The event is sponsored by First Commonwealth.

Sherry will compete in the boys age 10-11 group. The top shooters from each age group will shoot in the finals at halftime of the men’s basketball game, which starts at 7:30 p.m.

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