The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


  • Younker keeps UPJ alive in PSAC

    Pitt-Johnstown senior pitcher Derek Younker had tossed a gem through eight innings of a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference baseball championship tournament opening-round game on Thursday.
    But the right-hander was in a jam in the bottom of the ninth inning at Kelly Automotive Stadium.

    May 1, 2014

  • Penn State Franklin.jpg Tennessee DA: Franklin did nothing ’inappropriate’

    A Tennessee prosecutor says Penn State football coach James Franklin did nothing “inappropriate” when he contacted the woman who claims four of Franklin’s players at Vanderbilt University raped her last year.

    May 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Prosecutor denies accusation in Vanderbilt rape case

    A district attorney said Wednesday that defense attorneys representing a former Vanderbilt football player accused of rape have filed court documents with baseless allegations designed to intimidate the victim and malign prosecutors.
    The remarks by Davidson County District Attorney Torry Johnson cane a day after defense attorneys filed documents accusing prosecutors of destroying or not preserving evidence in the case.

    April 30, 2014

  • upj baseball UPJ confident as third seed in PSAC West

    The Pitt-Johnstown baseball team enters the PSAC Tournament today with confidence and momentum.
    The Mountain Cats won their final four games of the regular season to clinch the PSAC West Division’s No. 3 seed. UPJ will face PSAC East No. 2 seed Bloomsburg University at 3:30 p.m. today at Kelly Automotive Park in Butler.

    April 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Furman Furman to play for Penn Highlands

    Conemaugh Valley’s Blake Furman will be taking his game to a gym not too far away from home.
    On Monday, the 6-foot-2 senior guard finalized his decision to play basketball at Penn Highlands Community College.

    April 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mountain Cats sweep Gannon, clinch PSAC berth

    Pitt-Johnstown got strong pitching from Derek Younker and John Fees, and Nate Negri hit for the cycle to lead the Mountain Cats to a senior-day sweep over Gannon on Saturday at Point Stadium.
    Pitt-Johnstown took Game 1 by a 6-2 tally before romping past the Golden Knights 9-0 in the second game.

    April 27, 2014

  • Football team ends boycott of embattled coach

    Minnesota State University-Mankato’s football team has ended its boycott of reinstated head coach Todd Hoffner, who successfully fought child pornography charges and other misconduct accusations that removed him from the job for 20 months.
    Hoffner said he assured the players, who refused to take the practice field Wednesday, that interim coach Aaron Keen, who led the team in Hoffner’s absence, will continue in a major role with the team.

    April 20, 2014

  • SRU vs UPJ baseball0418 1 UPJ takes one, drops second

    John Fees’ spring baseball season accurately mirrors that of his Pitt-Johnstown team.
    Fees started slow, losing his first four decisions, but has rebounded nicely in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • Pitt ends its spring practices

    No tailgating.
    No trip to a local high school.

    April 15, 2014

  • Local Sports Briefs 4-15-14

    April 14, 2014


What is the biggest key to reducing gun violence in Johnstown?

Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
More police on the streets.

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