District 5 singles
tournament concludes today
The District 5 singles competition will conclude today at 12:30 p.m. at Bedford High School.
The final will feature defending champion Maria Snyder of Northern Bedford taking on Catie McClain of Windber.
Snyder defeated Windber’s Cassie Wentz 10-4 in the quarterfinals and Taylor Frazier of Chestnut Ridge 10-6 in the semifinals to advance to the championship.
McClain downed Amber Lafferty of Bedford 10-6 in the quarters and Sydney Geary of Somerset 10-6 in the semis to earn her spot in the title match.
Kush sweeps events
Westmont resident Adam Kush, 12, won singles and doubles events during the Boys 12 Level 5 Sectional tournament, which was held in Philadelphia.
Kush won four singles matches to reach the final, then he beat Sam Kesto of Phoenixville 6-3, 6-4 in the championship match. In the doubles competition, Kush teamed with Philip Szkudlarski of New Jersey. They defeated Ishaan Ravichander and Nolan Shah, 8-3, in the final.
Robert Morris beats
Robert Morris jumped on Pitt-Johnstown early, and the Colonials defeated the UPJ men’s team, 7-1, on Sunday.
Seven different players scored for Robert Morris. Derek Grove scored the lone goal for the Icecats.
Robert Morris led 5-1 after one period and held a 43-27 advantage in shots on goal.
University of Richmond’s Lovette receives honor
RICHMOND, Va. - University of Richmond senior women’s golfer Caroline Lovette was named the Colonial Athletic Association Golfer of the Week.
The league honor, the first in her career, came after a seventh-place finish at the UNCG Starmount Fall Classic.
The former Westmont Hilltop standout carded a three-round total of 218, including a personal-best score of 71 in the final round. Her 54-hole total of five-over was also a career-best, tying her for seventh all-time on Richmond’s 54-hole scoring list.
Lovette’s finish helped the Spiders to a sixth-place showing as a team.
Pitt-Johnstown places sixth at WVIAC Northern Regional
Kevin McDonald carded a two-round score of 154 to finish in a tie for 13th place at the WVIAC Northern Regional Tournament, which concluded Monday at the Spiedel-Jones Course of Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, W.Va.
UPJ finished sixth in the team standings with a score of 633.
Charleston’s Jamin Smith won the individual championship with a score of 147, and Concord won the team title with a 602.
Young rolls first 300
Keith Young bowled his first 300 game in the Friday Night Men’s League at Richland Lanes.
In addition to the perfect game, Young had a 143 and a 207 to finish with a 650 series.
LIU-Brooklyn tabs Jones as bowling coach
Kayla Jones, a graduate of Kutztown University and Westmont Hilltop High School, was hired as the women’s bowling coach at Long Island University-Brooklyn.
“We are excited to have Kayla join our staff,” LIU-Brooklyn Director of Athletics John Suarez said.
“She has a tremendous amount of experience competing at a high level at Kutztown, and I am confident that she will lead our program to new heights in the years to come.”
Jones earned NCAA Division II Bowler of the Year honors as a senior at Kutztown, where she led the Golden Bears with a 206.5 traditional team average. Jones was also a two-time All-America selection.
“I’m very excited to join the LIU staff and help continue the school’s success with the bowling program,” Jones said.
LIU-Brooklyn won a school-record 48 matches last year. The Blackbirds begin their season Oct. 20 at the Kutztown Fall Baker Invitational.
Four solo home runs lead Reds past Pirates
Todd Frazier wasn’t going to let left-hander Francisco Liriano get another fastball by him. He guessed right and hit one a long way.
Laurel Auto belts way to victory
Zach Heide’s two-run home run cleared the Screen Monster in left field at Point Stadium and kick-started Laurel Auto Group’s scoring in its 8-2 victory over Ketrow Insurance Monday night in a AAABA league game.
Bruins blank Blackhawks, take 2-1 series lead
Tuukka Rask shut out the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals on Monday night and got enough help from the Bruins' offense to do it without another exhausting overtime.
Former Penn St. players support Paterno family lawsuit
About 325 former Penn State players and coaches have signed a statement supporting the lawsuit filed by the family of former coach Joe Paterno and other former players seeking to overturn NCAA sanctions against the football program for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
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Hawkeyes product Ihm pulls away from field for Sunnehanna victory
When NCAA runner-up Rick Lamb made four birdies over a six-hole stretch during the fourth round of the 60th Sunnehanna Amateur Tournament for Champions, he couldn’t help but notice every time he looked at the leaderboard, Lamb failed to pare down his deficit.
When Cory Whitsett, who recently helped Alabama win a national championship and was competing in his third Sunnehanna Amateur, birdied Nos. 3 and 4 Sunday morning, the fast start wasn’t one to savor.
Lamb’s inability to make a move and Whitsett’s lack of optimism can directly be attributed to one thing – the steady, patient play of Steven Ihm.
Sunnehanna notebook: Putting critical to success at Amateur
Cory Whitsett capped his third round at the 60th Sunnehanna Amateur Tournament for Champions with a lengthy par putt.
Whitsett topped himself to end Sunday’s fourth and final round with a birdie putt from approximately 35 feet in No. 18.
Pirates get past Dodgers
Rookie Gerrit Cole won again, getting home run help from Pedro Alvarez and pitching the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 Sunday.
Cole (2-0) allowed three runs on seven hits and no walks in 5 2/3 innings. The top pick from the 2011 draft won in his big league debut last week.
CORY ISENBERG | The long and the longer of Lantzy game
The 43rd Ken Lantzy Finest 40 All-Star football game on Friday at Greater Johnstown’s Trojan Stadium highlighted the outstanding gridiron talent of this crop of senior athletes throughout the region.
The move to Friday night doesn’t seem to have dampened the enthusiasm of the crowd, which was outstanding on Friday night, including a 50-50 drawing of over $600.
For the most part, the game itself seemed to go off with few hitches, but there are still some tweaks that I would like to suggest.
Ihm captures Sunnehanna title
Steven Ihm held or shared the lead in each of the first three rounds at the 60th Sunnehanna AmateurTournament for Champions.
For Sunday’s final round, Ihm continued his dominance.The University of Iowa product shot a blistering 4-under 31 on the front nine to seize a commanding lead that Ihm would not relinquish in winning the tournament with an 8-under 272.
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