Sports at a glance
PVCA makes all-state picks
The Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association recently released their all-state slections for the 2017 Fall season and it is has 11 high school players on it from the Mirror coverage area.
The Class 1A field has the most players on it, seven, including three from Bishop Carroll, Anna Haigh, Kayla Repko and Maddie Murphy, along with three from Northern Cambria, Ashley Parrish, Brianna Lieb and Maggie Hogan. Bishop Guilfoyle’s Gabby Krug made the team.
In the Class 2A field, Bedford’s Jaden Fuller made the team along with Central Cambria’s Jenna Bauer and Chestnut Ridge’s Lydia Mock. There were no locals on the 3A team, and Altoona’s Kaila Clawson was the lone representative on the 4A team.
There were several additional players named to the list from Districts 6 and 5. Making the team in 1A included Berlin Brothersvalley’s Kiera Booth and Lexi Dorcon, while Bald Eagle Area’s Grace Hugar and Madison Rockey made the team. State College’s Alli Henderson and Taylor Kuruzovich were named to the squad in 4A while Somerset’s Allie Lane and Madison Reeping made the team.
PSU spikers on to Sweet 16
UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s volleyball qualified for the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday night at Rec Hall, thanks to a 3-1 win over the Pitt Panthers in collegiate action.
The Lady Lions topped the Panthers 25-20, 23-25, 25-22, 25-19 behind strong performances from Simone Lee and Haleigh Washington.
Washington and Lee, along with Ali Frantti, totaled five kills apiece in the first set, helping the Nittany Lions put away Pitt. All three finished with double-digit kills.
Libero Kendall White and setter Abby Detering led the defense with 15 and 14 digs, respectively, as the Lady Lions advanced to the next round. Lee finished with a match-high 19 kills, four digs, four blocks and two assists.
Top-seeded Penn State, now 31-1, will host the winner of Missouri-Wichita State in the third round of the tournament. The time of the match will be determined at a later date.
Smith earns Aussie win
GOLD COAST, Australia — Cameron Smith won the Australian PGA Championship on Sunday with a par on the second hole of a playoff with fellow Australian Jordan Zunic.
Both players were off the 18th green for their third shots, but Smith put his within 4 feet and made the putt after Zunic missed from about 12 feet.
Smith, who had his first PGA Tour win this year with Jonas Blixt in the Zurich Classic team event, bogeyed the 18th in regulation after birdieing the 17th to take the lead.
Smith, who finished fourth last week in the Australian Open, closed with a 3-under 68 and Zunic had a 71 to finish at 18-under 270 at Royal Pines.
Tomahawks edge Titans
JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Tomahawks bounced back from a tough loss on Friday with a 4-3 win over the New Jersey Titans at the Cambria County War Memorial Saturday night.
Johnstown took a 3-0 lead into the third period, thanks to goals from Regan Wortz, Christian Gorscak and Andy Nedeljkovic.
Up 3-2, Johnstown scored an insurance goal while on the power play late in the third period by Donovan Ott.
Goalie Kade Phipps picked up his first win with the Tomahawks turning away 26 of 29 shots he faced in the game.
From Mirror, wire reports