The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


February 18, 2014

Local sports in brief 2/19/2014


Weather pushes playoffs back

Wintry weather has claimed another collection of area basketball games, this time Tuesday’s District 5 and 6 playoff games.

Tuesday’s District 6 playoff games will be played today – the district’s built-in weather day – at the same sites and times. District 5’s Class A and AA boys games also will be played today, pushing the A and AA girls games scheduled for the day to Thursday.

A District 6 doubleheader at Richland High School with Central Cambria facing Tyrone in a AA girls game and Bishop McCort squaring off against Central Cambria in a AA boys first-round clash marked the district’s only action affecting area teams.

Tuesday’s District 5-A games involving area teams were Meyersdale at Berlin Brothersvalley, Rockwood at Shade and Fannett-Metal at Shanksville-Stonycreek. Chestnut Ridge’s trip to Windber and Tussey Mountain’s visit to Conemaugh Township were the Class AA games nixed by the weather.


Title on line tonight at UPJ

No. 15 Pitt-Johnstown will celebrate its senior night and put its 11-match winning streak on the line against No. 8 Mercyhurst at 7 p.m. tonight in the Sports Center. A win by Pitt-Johnstown gives the Mountain Cats a share of the PSAC Title, while a Mercyhurst victory gives the Lakers an outright championship.

Prior to the match, Pitt-Johnstown will recognize seniors Dave Fogle, Dave Cawley, Gary Lantz and Zak Newton.

The Mountain Cats, ranked fourth in Super Region I, come in with a 13-1 record and a 5-1 mark in the PSAC after Sunday’s 33-8 victory at Shippensburg.

Mercyhurst is ranked second in the region with a 17-1 overall record and a 6-0 record in the PSAC. The Lakers have won their last 12 dual meets, including a 26-20 home victory over Ashland on Thursday.

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