UPJ will host Anderson today
Pitt-Johnstown will try to extend its winning streak to 13 straight dual meets today when the Mountain Cats host Anderson at the Sports Center.
UPJ, ranked first in Super Region I and fifth nationally, brings a 13-2 record.
Anderson, under 13th year coach Doc Kelly, comes in ranked 10th in Super Region I with a 4-15 dual meet record.
The Mountain Cats are led by All-Americans Dave Fogle (133 lbs.), Jack Bachman (149) and Travis McKillop (184) and national qualifier Gary Lantz (174).
The Mountain Cats wrap up their dual meet season on Wednesday with a home match against Shippensburg University in the Sports Center.
For the postseason, UPJ will travel to the Feb. 22-23 Super Region I Tournament at Kutztown University.
Later, the Mountain Cats will compete at the March 8-9 NCAA National Tournament in Birmingham, Ala.
C. Township 57 Ferndale 29
DAVIDSVILLE – Jeff Callihan scored 14 points and Dillon Boyer added 12 to lead Conemaugh Township past Ferndale Friday night in a WestPAC North game.
Chad Eisenhuth’s 18 points topped Ferndale. Jeff Fisher pulled down 12 rebounds for the hosts while Carlos Mason had seven for the Yellow Jackets.
Johnstown 69 Westmont 27
Three Greater Johnstown players scored in double figures led by Phillip Madison’s 17 points as the Trojans belted host Westmont Hilltop in a Laurel Highlands Section 2 game.
Shaquan Reid added 13 points and Daniel Barfield 10, for Johnstown, which charged out to a
39-16 halftime advantage.
No Hilltoppers scored in double figures.
Ligonier 52 United 38
ARMAGH – Kyra Ludwig, Helene Bloom and Maddy Grimm all scored in double figures for Ligonier Valley in a road win over United.
Ludwig finished with 14 points while Bloom had 13 and Grimm, 11 for the Rams (14-5).
For the Lions (10-10), Eden Bloom finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds and Laura Brilhart contributed six boards.
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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.
Transfers no longer expected at PSU
Penn State has 67 scholarship players on its football roster and coach Bill O’Brien sees no reason why that will change significantly by the time the season starts Aug. 31.
Seahawk’s Hill says his goodbyes to Penn State
Defensive tackle Jordan Hill had one last stand to make at Penn State before starting his NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks – posing for pictures in his graduation cap and gown.
But ever the smart player, the former Nittany Lion decided to skip the familiar snapshots at Saturday’s graduation ceremonies to hit the campus landmarks this week with the crowds thinned out.
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