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Basketball

History repeats for Marauders

When Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic takes the floor tonight, it will be the first time in 45 years that the Marauders’ boys program has played in a PIAA semifinal game. BG has shot its way past much taller opponents to get to this point, something the 1973-1974 Marauders had in common with this ...

3 area girls teams try to earn spot in Hershey

Three area girls basketball teams will take the court tonight with the chance to play for the PIAA championship later this week on their minds. Two of those teams, Everett and Central Cambria, are in uncharted territory. The other, Bellwood-Antis, is in the PIAA semifinals for the third ...

Storm clouds gathering around Nevins

Reggie Nevins’ future as the Central High School boys basketball coach may gain some clarity tonight. The Spring Cove School Board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. and, though it doesn’t name him specifically, as of Sunday, the agenda included a motion to terminate an employee, believed to ...

PIAA basketball capsules

Tonight PIAA Class 3A girls semifinals Teams: Central Cambria Lady Devils (20-7); Delone Catholic Squirettes (24-4) Site, time: Mifflin County High School, Lewistown, tonight, 7 p.m. The coaches: Central Cambria — Brittany Sedlock (82-50, fifth year); Delone Catholic — Gerry ...

BG overcomes 13-point deficit to reach final four

VANDERGRIFT — When Kyi Wright’s half-court heave glanced off the backboard and the final buzzer sounded, it set off a raucous Bishop Guilfoyle celebration with deafening noise filling the Kiski Area High School gymnasium with fans and students all over the court. With the 55-52 victory ...

ICC stars selected

Many area athletes were recognized recently when the Inter-County Conference released its all-star teams for the 2018-19 winter sports season. In boys basketball, Juniata Valley’s Quinn Zinbobile and Cameron Collins, along with Bellwood-Antis’ Nathan Wolfe and Mason Yingling, as well as ...

Campbell helps carry B-A to win

LEWISTOWN — When Bellwood-Antis is playing at its best, Alli Campbell is distributing the ball to open teammates for easy baskets and scoring when she sees the opportunity. That didn’t happen in the first half of Friday’s PIAA Class 2A quarterfinal game against York Catholic at Mifflin ...

CC in first final four

GREENSBURG — Nobody expected this. It had been 21 years since Central Cambria had played in the PIAA quarterfinals in girls basketball, and the outcome didn’t favor the Lady Red Devils, who seemingly have been content some years just to make a trip to the state tournament. But now, ...

Everett on historic run

GREENSBURG — The Everett Area High School girls basketball team is in uncharted territory. The Lady Warriors became the first team in their program’s history to reach the semifinals of the PIAA state tournament, punching their ticket into the PIAA Class 2A semis with a 59-36 quarterfinal ...

PIAA quarterfinal preview capsules

Friday’s girls games PIAA Class 3A quarterfinals Teams: Central Cambria Lady Devils (19-7); Beaver Lady Bobcats (19-5) Site, time: Hempfield Area High School, Greensburg, Friday, 7:30 p.m. The coaches: Central Cambria — Brittany Sedlock (81-50, fifth year); Beaver — Greg Huston ...

On to the Elite Eight: Marauders take out Coudersport on playoff path

DuBOIS — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic didn’t score 100 points like it did in its last state playoff victory. But runs of 11-0 and 14-4 in mere minutes spread between the second and third quarter proved to be just as devastating in a 77-65 victory over Coudersport in the second round of the ...

Tussey falls short

EBENSBURG — Tussey Mountain coach Todd Gates knew his team needed to knock down the majority of its shots and stay out of foul trouble if it was going to beat Vincentian Academy in the second round of the PIAA Class 1A playoffs. Unfortunately, the Lady Titans weren’t able to do ...

Early deficit too much for BC girls

WINGATE — All season long, the Bishop Carroll Catholic High School girls basketball team has played its games with a trademark type of heart, fight and never-say-die spirit. The Lady Huskies followed that blueprint again Wednesday night in a PIAA Class 1A second-round playoff game against ...

Bearcats’ big year ends

DuBOIS — You can’t often say that a team lost its first game of the season in the second round of the state playoffs. You wouldn’t have expected it, either. Not with the roll the Huntingdon Bearcats had been on the past couple of months, but that was exactly the case Tuesday night at ...

B-A girls escape with win

LEWISTOWN — Bellwood-Antis isn’t often threatened late in the fourth quarter, but when it is, the Lady Blue Devils always have their trump card to play. Mount Carmel gave the defending PIAA Class 2A champions everything they could handle and took a one-point lead on Brooke Bernini’s ...

Hayward gets CC to next round

GREENSBURG — McKenna Hayward was hoping for a rematch with Penns Valley. She’ll have to settle for another opponent. And that’s OK with the Central Cambria senior point guard, who scored a career-high 34 points Tuesday night in a 63-57 PIAA Class 3A second-round girls basketball victory ...

Lady Panthers find silver lining in loss

LEWISTOWN — The noises coming from beyond the Penn Cambria locker room following the Lady Panthers’ 73-64 loss to Delone Catholic in the second round of the PIAA Class 3A playoffs Tuesday night was not one of a team in mourning. The Lady Panthers clapped and gave themselves a ...

BC knocked out in final seconds

GREENSBURG — It was a brutal way to end an otherwise splendid boys basketball season. So tough for Bishop Carroll’s players and coaches, in fact, that the Huskies took quite a long time afterward to realize the stunning outcome of their one-point PIAA Class 1A second-round loss to ...

Everett pair spark big victory

GREENSBURG — Everett jumped out to a commanding lead at the outset of its PIAA Class 2A second-round matchup with Bishop Canevin, the team that eliminated them in last year’s state playoffs. The Lady Warriors had to fight off a strong third-quarter surge by the Lady Crusaders that saw ...

Ms. Reds do just enough to leave Valley girls feeling blue

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Juniata Valley’s postseason run reached an end in a 50-46 loss to West Middlesex in a PIAA Class 2A second-round girls’ basketball playoff game on Tuesday night at Chuck Daly Memorial Gymnasium. The Lady Hornets, who started two sophomores — Emma Musser and Olivia ...