McElligott gets NHL play-by-play radio job
Somerset native and former Johnstown Chiefs radio broadcaster Bob McElligott was named as the Columbus Blue Jackets’ NHL full-time play-by-play radio broadcaster on Wednesday.
McElligott had spent the past four seasons with the Blue Jackets as the color commentator working with long-time Columbus play-by-play man George Matthews, who stepped down from full-time play-by-play duties.
McElligott, 43, began his career in hockey playing the role as the Johnstown Chiefs popular mascot, the Iron Dog, for two seasons in 1993-94 and 1994-95. He later had a front-office job and then landed the role as the Chiefs’ ECHL play-by-play man on local radio.
His work in Johnstown enabled McElligott to secure a job with the American League’s Syracuse Crunch for 10 seasons. The Crunch and Blue Jackets were affiliated and McElligott eventually advanced to the NHL.
SFU men release nonconference schedule
LORETTO - Five teams from the Patriot League and three from the Atlantic 10 highlight the nonconference portion of the schedule for the St. Francis men's basketball team.
The Red Flash open their 109th season Nov. 8 at Fordham. It marks the first meeting between the two programs since the 1990-91 season.
St. Francis opens its home schedule with a Veterans Day (Nov. 11) contest against Navy. The Midshipmen, who haven't played at St. Francis since the 1978-79 season, are headed by former Penn State coach Ed DeChellis.
Following road games at Dayton (Nov. 13) and Bucknell (Nov. 16), the Red Flash play Division III neighbor Mount Aloysius. The Nov. 19 game is the first between the two schools, separated by five miles.
St. Francis takes a three-game stretch against the Patriot League beginning with a game at Colgate (Nov. 23) followed by home games against American (Nov. 30) and Lehigh (Dec. 4). On Dec., 7, Sr. Francis will play at Cornell.
In one of the key home games on the Red Flash schedule, Duquense makes its first trip to DeGol Arena since the 2008-09 season for the 72nd meeting in a series that dates back to the 1913-14 season.
Next up, St. Francis treks to Drexel (Dec. 22) before closing out its road slate with a New Year's Eve contest at Denver.
In their first game of the New Year, the Flash will play host to NJIT (Jan. 4).
Sportsmen’s Association to hold snake hunt
The Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Association in Cameron County will hold its annual Snake Hunt on June 8 and 9 at the club property in Sinnemahoning. The hunt is organized by the Keystone Reptile Club.
The event is not limited to people hunting snakes. People of all ages are invited to enter the pits and handle any non-venomous snake. A kids question and answer session will be held. The Kids Pit provides hands-on training. Sessions will be held at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. on both days.
A chicken barbecue will be served both days at 1 p.m. Other social events will be held both days. For more information call 814 546-2835, 546-2082 or 570 923-2188. Visit the website www.sinnemahoning-sportsmen.org.
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ACC-olades rolling in: Pitt’s Donald named league’s top defender
Pitt senior defensive tackle Aaron Donald, the national leader in tackles for loss, has been selected the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year by the Atlantic Coast Conference Sports Media Association (ACSMA).
Irish too much for Lady Lions
Natalie Achonwa had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 4 Notre Dame in a 77-67 victory over No. 10 Penn State on Wednesday night.
Mountain Hawks outlast Red Flash
Tim Kempton scored 18 points and pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds as Lehigh took down St. Francis 57-50 on Wednesday night.
UPJ volleyball heads to NCAA Division II Regional
The fifth-seeded Pitt-Johnstown women’s volleyball team will open its first ever berth in the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament against fourth-seeded Shippensburg University beginning today at Wheeling Jesuit University.
Big second half leads UPJ past host Clarion
Nate Snodgrass scored 18 points, and Pitt-Johnstown outscored Clarion by 20 points over the final 16 minutes to earn a 78-68 comeback victory in the PSAC on the road.
Lady Cats get first PSAC win
Pitt-Johnstown built an 18-point halftime advantage en route to a 98-81 win at Clarion that earned the Lady Cats the program’s first PSAC victory.
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