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Portersville 53, JCS 44
ERIE – Josh Aikens led Portersville Christian Academy with 17 points in the championship game of the National Christian School Invitational.
Matt Lloyd and Joe Speigle each scored 13 points for Johnstown Christian.
High School GirlsIndy Storm 45, JCS 41
ERIE – Grace Mitchell led the Indy Storm to a championship in the National Christian School Invitational with 20 points in a win over Johnstown Christian. Sam Bauchle added 13 points for Indy.
Cindy Blough led Johnstown Christian with 15 points and Lindsay St. Clair added 11.
Statler’s career ends with loss
DALLAS – Marshall’s Mary Pat Statler concluded her collegiate career with a 60-58 loss to Southern Mississippi by scoring 10 points in the quarterfinal game of the Conference USA tournament.
Statler’s baseline jumper with 19 seconds left tied the game at 58, but Southern Miss responded with half a second on the clock to set the final.
The Southmont native ends a three-year career with 671 points for the Thundering Herd. Marshall won 52 games in the three years Statler played, the most in the school’s history during any three-year stretch since the early 1980s.
Sunnehanna earns national ranking
Sunnehanna Country Club has been ranked in the top 100 in America’s Best Golf Courses, according to Golfweek magazine.
The par-70 course is ranked No. 97.
“How stern is A.W. Tillinghast’s 1923 design?” Golfweek asked in a capsule accompanying the rankings. “The par-70 layout, 6,868 yards, has been home to the Sunnehanna Amateur since 1954, with winning scores for 72 holes rarely in double-digits under par. Architect Ron Forse’s bunker restoration has enhanced the layout’s bite.”
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Trojans set for trip west
The Greater Johnstown High School baseball team will depart for its third spring trip to San Diego on April 7 to compete in the 112-team Mike Morrow Tournament.
The pool-play event features seven-inning games in seven divisions of 16 teams each.
The Trojans’ first game will be on April 8 against La Jolla Country Day High School at the Crawford High School Field. The Trojans will play Crawford on April 11. They will meet Enterprise High School on April 12 at El Cajon High School field and will play their April 13 semifinal game at Hoover High School Field, where Ted Williams’ career began.
The Trojans will be the guests of Greater Johnstown graduate Ed “Zero” Zieralski, a San Diego sports writer and one-time draft choice of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Zieralski will treat the players and parents to a Padres-Rockies major-league game and a picnic at a local country club. He has also arranged to take the team to a San Diego State college game, where they will meet manager Tony Gwynn, a former major-league standout.
Trojans coach Dee Dee Osborne said the team had raised $23,000 to finance the trip and would be hosting a spaghetti dinner from noon to 5 p.m. on March 26 at St. Stephens Church on Broad Street to raise additional money.
Event set for Westmont Lanes
The 61st annual LHBA Citywide Tournament will be held April 1-2 and April 8 at Westmont Lanes.
The USBC certified event will accept entries through March 28.
The prize list will include one prize for every six team entries, one for every six single entries, one for every six doubles entries and one for every 10 all-event entries.
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