Local Sports 12/21/17

PENN STATE PICKED UP FOUR TALENTED RECRUITS ON EARLY SIGNING DAY. THE LIONS LANDED 4 TIME ALL STATE RUNNING BACK MICAH PARSONS FROM HARRISBURG, ALONG WITH STAR WIDEOUT JAHAN DOTSON FROM NAZARETH. TWO OTHER 5 STAR RECRUITS SIGNED WITH PSU, INCLUDING RUNNING BACK  RICKY SLADE, AND WIDEOUT JUSTIN SHORTER. THIS RECRUITING CLASS IS CONSIDERED THE 3RD BEST IN THE NATION BY RIVALS.COM.

 

PITT DID NOT SIGN ANY FOUR OR FIVE STAR RECRUITS, BUT SOME SAY THE PANTHERS ADDRESSED A LOT OF NEEDS, ESPECIALLY AT QUARTERBACK.  THE LEADING CANDIDATE IS RICKY TOWN, A JUNIOR COLLEGE TRANSFER. HE ORGINALLY BEGAN HIS COLLEGIATE CAREER AT SOUTHERN CAL. PITT ALSO SIGNED 5 STARS FROM POWERFUL WPIAL SCHOOLS INCLUDING BUTLER, BELLE VERNON, PITTSBURGH CENTRAL CATHOLIC AND THOMAS JEFFERSON.

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL WINNERS

 

BOYS

 

BISHOP GUILFOYLE, BISHOP CARROLL, BEDFORD, RICHLAND, CLAYSBURG, ST. JOE’S ACADEMY

 

GIRLS

 

CENTRAL, PENN CAMBRIA, JUNIATA, ST. JOE’S ACADEMY

 

TONITE

 

BOYS

 

BELLWOOD at WEST BRANCH

MONTOUR at HOLLIDAYSBURG

TYRONE at MT. UNION

 

GIRLS

 

TYRONE at LIGONIER VALLEY