MIKE MASTOVICH: Junior put his stamp on tourney
This year, Junior won’t be on the Point Stadium field for the pregame hoopla associated with opening night of the 69th annual AAABA Tournament.
He won’t watch as dozens of Corvettes and hundreds of baseball players enter through the left-field gate with their respective teams from cities such as Baltimore, New Orleans, New Brunswick and Altoona.
MIKE KOVAK| Blending schedules a challenge for athletic directors
Bishop McCort basketball gets it. So does Greater Johnstown basketball.
Go ahead and count Somerset baseball among the mix. The same goes for Ligonier Valley softball and Northern Cambria volleyball.
What is it that these different programs from various locations within The Tribune-Democrat coverage area get exactly?
CORY ISENBERG| Stakes rise as schedules shrink
There are fewer events on the daily high school sports schedules, but the stakes are going up for area athletes as the spring season heads into its final weeks.
In track and field, the three area conferences will hold their championship meets this week.
In Portage today, the WestPAC athletes will gather for their championships while the Laurel Highlands and Heritage meets will be on Tuesday at Somerset and United, respectively.
MIKE MASTOVICH | Understated Costea hits coaching milestone
Earlier this week, Steve Costea quietly reached the 300-win milestone as Somerset High School’s baseball coach.
MIKE KOVAK | Jarvis the right fit for Steelers
It’s tough deciding what went worse for the Pittsburgh Steelers: The late-season swoon that started soon after quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was injured or the lengthy list of offseason departures and sordid tales of locker room woes.
CORY ISENBERG| Leechburg may join Heritage Conference
According to the Heritage Conference website, Leechburg is getting closer to joining the league in July 2014.
The Blue Devils, who are currently part of District 7, received permission in a unanimous vote from the WPIAL Board of Control to allow them to move to District 6.
BILL EGGERT | Roger Ebert: His legacy deserves a ‘thumbs up’
It seems everyone has been rushing to pay tribute to the late Roger Ebert since his recent passing.
Mountain Cats no strangers to adversity
The Pitt-Johnstown baseball team has faced plenty of adversity this season. So, why should the fact that the Mountain Cats must finish on an extraordinary run to keep their postseason hopes intact create any additional pressure?
CORY ISENBERG | The Price was right in Meadville
After an outstanding 23-year coaching career at Meadville High School, former Ferndale basketball player Norm Price is stepping down as the Bulldogs boys’ basketball coach - again.
MIKE KOVAK | Another stinging playoff setback
Before the puck dropped Sunday afternoon, the Olympia ice resurfacer crashed into the boards and a linesman lost his balance on his way to the ice at Cambria County War Memorial Arena.
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