B-A to play at SFU; Carroll at Gateway

The Bellwood-Antis girls and Bishop Carroll boys have received their marching orders for their PIAA high school basketball semifinal games on Monday.

The Lady Blue Devils will face District 6 runner-up Blairsville in the Class 2A semis at Saint Francis University’s Degol Arena in Loretto at 7 p.m., the PIAA announced on Saturday morning. Bellwood is making its second straight foray into the state final four, where it was sidelined last year by Bishop McCort.

Bellwood will be endeavoring to avenge a loss the the Lady Bobcats from this year’s D6 semifinals. Blairsville was the top seed entering the district tournament but fell to McCort in the finals.

The District 6 champion Huskies, meanwhile, will take on defending state champion Kennedy Catholic out of Hermitage at Gateway High School in Monroeville at 7:30 p.m. Carroll is seeking its first-ever trip to the state title game.

In all, seven District 6 squads have advanced to the final four in their respective classifications, including three in 2A girls and two in 1A girls. In addition to Bellwood and Blairsville, Penns Manor, which lost to the Lady Devils in the district consolation game, will face West Catholic out of Philadelphia on Monday at Chambersburg Area High School; tipoff is set for 6 p.m.

The site for Tuesday’s Bishop Carroll/Juniata Valley Class 1A girls rematch will be announced this morning as will that for the Richland boys game against Lancaster Mennonite in Class 3A the same night.

Bearcat relay 21st

LEWISBURG — The Huntingdon boys 400 freestyle relay team turned in the best time for the Bearcats swim team on Saturday at the PIAA 2A Swimming and Diving championships at Bucknell University.

The foursome of Nick Buckley, Ben Atherton, Matias Berger and Andrew Edward finished 21st in 3:31.63. On their own, Buckley was 31st in the 100 freestyle in 51.50, while Atherton was 32nd in the 100 backstroke (1:00.14).

On the girls side, the foursome of Haley Goldstone, Jaelyn Mitchell, Mallory Woodward and Sydney Houck was 24th in 3:59.46. On her own, Goldstone was 29th in 55.34 in the 100 freestyle.

“They didn’t swim as well as they did at districts but this was their second best time of the season,” Huntingdon coach Mel Varner said. “I know it looks disappointing, but it isn’t. It was their second best time all season and that is pretty awesome.”

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