JOHNSTOWN — United knew what it was up against in Friday night’s matchup, and the Lions stepped up to the occasion.
CROMWELL TOWNSHIP — The Penns Manor Comets were the first Heritage Conference team to start the basketball season.
SIDMAN — Top-seeded Bishop Guilfoyle broke away from Marion Center in the second quarter and cruised past the Stingers, 71-40, in the quarterfinal round of the District 6 Class 3A boys’ basketball playoffs Thursday.
NuMINE — The West Shamokin Wolves are getting ready to do it again.
ARMAGH — The key point in United’s scouting report for its matchup with West Branch went something like this: The Warriors will shoot it from anywhere.
Bishop McCort pulled away from Blairsville in the fourth quarter en route to a 77-57 victory Tuesday night and advanced to face United in the District 6 Class 2A girls’ basketball semifinals at home on Friday.
NuMINE — Clutch was on full display at West Shamokin on Tuesday night.
The WPIAL’s open basketball playoffs continued Monday night, but Indiana didn’t make it out of the opening round in the Class 5A girls’ bracket.
Long before the arrival of precision-tuned suspending lures, anglers were catching awakening springtime bass on modified spoonbill-style hardbaits. On steep-sided highland-type impoundments like Raystown Lake, the shrewd use of these lures continues to con largemouths and smallies.
NuMINE — West Shamokin’s Justin Smulik knew the Wolves needed someone to step up in the final minute of the game, so when he got the ball and the shot was there, he took it.
CENTER TOWNSHIP — The mission was clear for the Homer-Center girls’ basketball team: Win one for Vada Walbeck.
There is a widely cited belief in sports that it is hard to beat the same team three times in the same season.
Matt Rodkey is “99.9 percent sure” the United Lions have not played for a conference championship since winning the Appalachian title in 1992-93.
Baseball has been a huge part of Michael Ryan’s life for so long that he admittedly began taking it for granted.
Sam Lenze was not fazed by any of it.
They could have just flipped a coin.
ALTOONA — Marvin Beatty did exactly as expected and won a District 6 championship.
Head coach Dan Braun and the IUP men’s golf team officially welcomed Isaiah Swan to the program after he signed his National Letter of Intent.
Ben Schmidt always had a feeling he’d end up at IUP, and now it’s happening.