UPJ sweeps Charleston
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Kelsey Shanabrook and Beth Kendera combined for 26 kills as the Pitt-Johnstown women’s volleyball team won at Charleston 25-19,
25-21 and 25-18 Friday evening.
Shanabrook finished with 15 kills and five digs, while Kendera had 11 kills and seven blocks for the Lady Cats (10-6, 3-4).
Ashley DiRado chipped in with seven kills and Larissa Swank had four kills and two blocks.
Kayla Petrilla finished with 19 assists and seven digs, while Nikki Oakes had 13 assists, 10 digs and four service aces.
Charleston fell to 8-12 overall and 3-3 in the WVIAC.
Penn Highlands remains winless
Westmoreland County Community College defeated Penn Highlands in four sets, 25-17, 18-25,
25-5 and 25-23.
Kayla Maust led the Lady Black Bears with 13 kills, 11 digs, five blocking assists and two solo blocks.
Shelly Pavcik added 20 digs, seven kills and four aces, while Brittany Shawley contributed 22 assists, 19 digs and two service aces.
Penn Highlands is 0-8 and Westmoreland County Community College is 4-4.
MIKE MASTOVICH | Roberts, Kent State up to old tricks
George Roberts and his Kent State University teammates reached a familiar destination on Saturday afternoon, but took a somewhat different route in winning their third consecutive Mid-American Conference (MAC) regular-season title.
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College players dominate Point nominations
Pitt-Johnstown junior Jake Warner was perfect and extremely productive at the plate while earning the first two monthly nominations for the 2013 Point Stadium Award in February and March.
Mount Aloysius sophomore Derrick Capiak nearly reached perfection to take the April nomination.
Penn State guard leaving for pro career
Penn State guard Jermaine Marshall, the team’s second-leading scorer, is foregoing his senior year of eligibility to pursue a professional career overseas.
The team announced the surprise move in a statement Wednesday. The 6-foot-4 Marshall, who is on schedule to graduate this summer, cited his family including a 1-year-old son, in making his decision.
Penn State coach blasts Sports Illustrated article
Penn State coach Bill O’Brien is fervently disputing suggestions raised in a report that player medical care has been compromised after the team doctor was replaced.
Speaking often in an angry tone that might be otherwise reserved for an argument with an official, O’Brien told reporters in a conference call that the health and safety of his players were his top priorities.
East Stroudsburg wins PSAC championship
Senior Brian Ernst threw eight innings without allowing an earned run on just two days rest and East Stroudsburg University used a five-run fifth inning to secure its first PSAC baseball championship since 1971 with a 7-1 win over defending champion West Chester on Saturday at Point Stadium.
The Warriors (33-16), who set a school record with their 33rd win, earned the PSAC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament thanks in large part to an outstanding effort by Ernst, who was named the PSAC Tournament MVP.
Millersville players help couple resuscitate ailing child
The Millersville University baseball team came up with a great save this week, but it had nothing to do with the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference tournament being played at Point Stadium.
A trip for an after-midnight snack on Wednesday morning ended with seven Marauders being hailed as heroes by a local family after they helped save a little boy who wasn’t breathing.
PSAC baseball prefers Point Stadium
The 2014 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference baseball tournament is slated for Pullman Park in Butler.
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