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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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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