Rangers defeat Dragons

SIDMAN – Forest Hills swept Central, 25-16, 25-18, 25-17, in high school boys volleyball Friday night.

Matt Price led the Scarlet Dragons with five kills as Central slipped to 1-5 a night after picking up its first victory.


CENTRAL: Madden 4, Berkhimer 4, Gahagan 4, Little 3, Appleman 1, Price 1, Knauss 1

JV: Forest Hills, 25-21, 25-19.

Records: Central (1-5)

Huskies triumph

EBENSBURG – Bishop Carroll Catholic defeated Hollidaysburg, 25-6, 25-13, in girls junior high volleyball.

Paige Kirkpatrick had eight digs and five service points and Alexa Dunchack had seven service points and three kills for Bishop Carroll, which improved to 4-3.

JV- Bishop Carroll Catholic defeated Hollidaysburg 25-7, 25-22.

PC sweeps

CRESSON – Penn Cambria junior high volleyball swept Spring Cove, 25-20, 25-23, 25-6. Penn Cambria also won the JV match, 26-24, 10-25, 25-12.

Tomahawks ousted

JOHNSTOWN – The Johnstown Tomahawks faced the same situation Friday night at the Cambria County War Memorial as they did nearly a year ago when the Port Huron Fighting Falcons last came to Johnstown for an NAHL playoff series. They needed a win to extend the best-of-five North Division Semi-Finals series – and their season – for one more game.

Unfortunately for the Tomahawks, the attack of the Falcons proved too much for the Tomahawks as they fell 4-3, bringing their second season in franchise history to a sudden halt.

Felus invited

HUNTINGDON – Juniata senior Brandon Felus turned enough heads at the Baltimore regional combine to earn an invite to the National Football League Super Regional Combine at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich.

The event runs today and Sunday, and according the NFL, “allows participants the opportunity to work out and showcase their talents in front of NFL club scouts and player personnel staff.”

“It’s definitely going to be shocking at first,” said Felus of the size of the combine. “But I’m just going to go into it like I did at the regional and relax. I’m the same size if not bigger than some of these guys. Being from Division III is not something I’m looking at. As far as I’m concerned, I can compete just as good as the guys from Division I.”

Pitt hands out awards

PITTSBURGH-The University of Pittsburgh presented its highest athletic honors – the Blue-Gold Award, Panther Award and David Sandberg Champion Award – at the Annual Pitt Senior Awards Dinner held at the Petersen Events Center on Wednesday evening.

The Blue-Gold Award is given to those seniors who represent the student-athlete ideal based on academic scholarship, athletic achievement, leadership qualities and citizenship. This year’s Blue-Gold recipients are Lamar Patterson of the men’s basketball team and Ashley Corum of the women’s track and field team.

Patterson was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference performer this past season, averaging a team-high 17.1 points per game. He is just the third player in school history to surpass 1,000 points (1,410), 500 rebounds (588) and 400 assists (427) for his career.

Corum is a four-time conference championship qualifier as a multi-event performer.

The Panther Award is presented to those seniors who have best promoted Pitt through their outstanding athletic achievements. The 2014 recipients are Aaron Donald of the football team and Katie O’Rourke of the gymnastics team.