District 5 Tourney postponed
With the weather forecast showing a 70 percent chance of rain along with thunder and lightning for today, District 5 has postponed its boys individual golf tournament until Thursday.
The event is set to get underway at 10 a.m. at Great Cove Golf Club in McConnellsburg.
District 6 releases tournament seeds
Tournament director Eric Hovan released the seedings for the upcoming District 6 Class AA singles tournament set for 9 a.m. Thursday at the Leopold Recreation Center on the campus of Altoona High School.
Central Cambria’s Hannah Swope earned the top seed, while Anastasia Hollen of Tyrone is second. Westmont Hilltop’s Hannah Gleason is the third seed, while Shannon Murphy of Bishop Guilfoyle is seed fourth.
Swope will face the winner of the first-round match between Keturah Weaver of Tyrone and Ally Kratzer of Huntingdon in the Round of 16. Gleason will take on Greater Johnstown’s Kristen Rogers in the second round.
Other area participants include: Lisa Wiesmuller and Taryn Kramer of Bishop McCort; Kayla Makin and Emily Goldyn of Forest Hills; Rebecca Zajdel of Johnstown; and Bethany Carney of Westmont.
The championship round is set for Saturday.
Red Flash duo earn NEC weekly honors
SOMERSET, N.J. – For the third time this season and the second consecutive week, St. Francis University’s Tesa McKibben and Brianna Butcher have earned Northeast Conference women's soccer weekly awards. McKibben picked up her 11th career Player of the Week nod, while Butcher earned a Defensive Player of the Week honor for the fifth time.
McKibben continued her domination on offense, scoring the game-winner in each of the Red Flash’s wins last weekend. She notched the lone goal in the 114th minute of the Sacred Heart match to give the Red Flash the 1-0 victory in double overtime.
McKibben also had two assists and one goal in the team's 3-0 win at Bryant, and 13 total shots on the weekend. She has now earned at least one point in each of Saint Francis' last eight goals.
Butcher earns her second straight NEC Defensive Player of the Week after recording her fourth and fifth shutouts of the season. The senior has yet to surrender a goal in conference play. She made 14 saves in the Red Flash's 1-0 double-overtime win over Sacred Heart on Sunday and nearly doubled her previous career high.
She also posted four saves in a 3-0 win at Bryant.
Tiller and Machado pick up weekly awards
SOMERSET, N.J. – After the St. Francis men’s soccer team opened play in the NEC with a pair of wins, senior Wayne Tiller and freshman Pedro Machado swept this week’s conference soccer awards.
Tiller earned the first NEC Player of the Week selection of his career after he had a hand in both game-winning scores for the Red Flash over the weekend.
Identical to Tiller’s numbers, Machado also recorded a goal and an assist in the two NEC matches Friday and Sunday to be named NEC Rookie of the Week.
The Brazil native notched the first goal of his collegiate career at Bryant, a game winner, and assisted on Tiller’s score against Sacred Heart.
Stoup picks up WVIAC weekly award
PRINCETON, W. Va. – For the second consecutive week, Pitt-Johnstown’s Janna Stoup has been named the WVIAC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week, as announced by the league office.
Stoup, a 5-foot-6 sophomore midfielder/forward, guided the Lady Cats to a 3-0 week. In three matches, she registered five goals, three of which were game-winning scores. Stoup posted two goals in the win over Wheeling Jesuit, two in a victory over West Liberty and one in the defeat of Ohio Valley. She notched five scores on just 10 shots on goal.
For the season, Stoup has 13 goals and has helped guide UPJ to an 8-2 overall record, including a 4-1 effort against WVIAC teams.
Mountiers’ Oldham earns AMCC honors
Lauren Oldham, a Bishop Carroll graduate, was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference's Player of the Week.
Oldham, a 2009 Bishop Carroll graduate, set the standard in multiple statistical categories for the Mount Aloysius College volleyball team last week. She drove the attack with 6.4 assists per set while also averaging 2.1 kills.
Defensively, she contributed eight blocks.
Oldham leads the kills column for the Mounties with 76, while also leading the assists category at 276. She leads in digs, with 168.
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Defense attorney: Woman’s death an accident
A defense attorney for a Blair County man charged with homicide in the 1999 death of his daughter-in-law said the woman’s death was accidental.
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.
Pirates roll past Brewers
Wandy Rodriguez allowed one run over seven strong innings and Neil Walker hit a two-run single as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 on Wednesday night.
Rodriguez (4-2) gave up six hits, walking one and striking out five.
Dupuis coming through for Penguins
Dan Bylsma has been hearing it seemingly from the moment he took over at Pittsburgh Penguins head coach four years ago.
Every time the Penguins hit a rough patch, the murmurs about finding a polished winger to play alongside superstar Sidney Crosby pop up. Bylsma understands the sentiment. It’s just that it’s a little misplaced.
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.
Penguins advance on overtime goal
Brooks Orpik’s goal would have been memorable even if wasn’t in overtime and didn’t put the Pittsburgh Penguins into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
When you are a defensive-minded defenseman with only 12 goals in nine NHL seasons, they all tend to stand out.
Liriano key to Pirates' victory
Francisco Liriano finally got to pitch for Pittsburgh and, just like that, the Pirates looked like a much better team.
He struck out nine and the Pirates teed off on New York’s pitching for an 11-2 win over the Mets on Saturday.
Shade softball thriving on Karl’s watch
Frank Karl coached the majority of the girls who comprise Shade High School’s softball team from the time they played T-ball and coach pitch.
Karl was there when the group, as elementary-school students, once rallied from an 18-run deficit to win a game, and he hoped to be there when the group reached the varsity level.
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.
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