Tomahawks in volleyball event
The Johnstown Tomahawks will put away their hockey skates for one night and take their athletic abilities to an entirely different playing surface when they play the Forest Hills School girls volleyball team at 7 p.m. on Monday.
The “Spike Autism” a charity volleyball game organized by three Forest Hills seniors will be played at Forest Hills High.
Tickets are $2 and may be purchased through the Tomahawks office at 536-4625. The event will benefit ACRP’s Autism Spectrum Disorders Unit.
Keri Ondrejik, Brianna Neff, and Lakin Stiffler organized the charity game as their senior project in order to raise awareness and money for autism spectrum disorders.
Mount Aloysius notches victory
HARRISBURG – Derrick Capiak threw a complete-game shutout Friday to lead Mount Aloysius to a 1-0 victory at Penn State-Harrisburg.
Capiak struck out 10 and gave up two hits. The Mounties’ lone run came in the ninth when Jesse Bordner’s single scored Connor Powie, who reached on a single and stole second.
Ian Helsel and Alex Martin had two hits each as Mount Aloysius improved to 7-5 and PSU-Harrisburg fell to 2-7.
Mounties win pair at tourney
ROANOKE, Va. – Mount Aloysius defeated Cassleton State 9-1 and host Roanoke 4-3 in a doubleheader at the Roanoke College Bash on Friday.
Shelby Kline took the win in the opener with Taylor Mansfield picking up a save. Emily Gearhart and Kaleigh Root had two hits each for the Mounties. One of Gearhart’s was a two-run home run.
The win over sixth-ranked Roanoke was the first victory over a nationally ranked team in the history of the Mount Aloysius softball program.
Kelsey Ickes claimed the win, tossing a seven-inning five-hitter.
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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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