4 Mountain Cats receive honors
Pitt-Johnstown midfielders Marc Bucci and Steve Taslov and defenders Eric Grabiak, a second-team all-conference choice a year ago, and Mike Doller were all named Honorable Mention All-WVIAC Men’s Soccer when this year’s teams were released on Friday.
The University of Charleston’s Rob Vincent earned WVIAC Player of the year honors, while Golden Eagles’ Chris Grassie was tabbed the Coach of the Year for the second straight season. Davis & Elkins (W.Va.) College’s Oliver Bienias was named the conference’s freshman of the year.
Flash head to NEC title game
WEST HAVEN, Conn. – Friday afternoon’s first semifinal game of the NEC men’s soccer tournament saw fourth seeded St. Francis upset No. 1 seed Quinnipiac 4-3 in penalty kicks to advance to Sunday’s championship match.
St. Francis will now face the winner of the second semifinal game between Monmouth and Fairleigh Dickinson Sunday at 1 p.m. for the NEC title.
IUP’s Tuck up for award
FLORENCE, Ala. – IUP senior running back Harvie Tuck is on a list of 24 candidates who are up for the 2012 Harlon Hill Trophy as the NCAA Division II College Football Player of the Year.
The list of candidates was announced Friday morning by the National Harlon Hill Award Committee and includes six players from each of the four Division II Super Regions.
Tuck has proven over the course of the season to be one of the best backs in the nation, as he enters this weekend with 1,548 yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground, boasting an impressive 6.5 yards per carry average. His 154.8 yards per game is third in all of Division II, as he’s taken his turn with other players leading the nation in rushing throughout the year.
IUP, Pastorek rout Concord
FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Leslie Stapleton was one of three players who scored in double-figures with 15 points for the Crimson Hawks as the IUP women’s basketball team ran past Concord 72-44 in its 2012-13 season opener on Friday afternoon.
The contest was the opening game of the PSAC/WVIAC Challenge, hosted by Fairmont State.
Sarah Pastorek, a Bishop McCort graduate, scored 13 points for the Crimson Hawks while Marita Mathe added 10.
Black Bears drop opener
The Penn Highlands men’s team opened the season with a loss in the USCAA Tip-Off Classic at PSU-Allegheny against four-year, Apprentice College, 82-53.
The Black Bears could not recover from a dismal first half, but played the Builders even in the second half. Rashaud Kelley led the way with 10 points and 10 rebounds while Michael Robinson added 10 points and nine rebounds. Josh Corbett contributed 10 points, five rebounds, and two blocks.
Tevin Andrews led all scorers with 27 points. The Black Bears will play host PSU-Greater Allegheny tonight night at 7.
UPJ wins WVIAC match
Johnstown native Beth Kendera had 15 kills and Kelsey Shanabrook hit 13 kills as the Pitt-Johnstown women’s volleyball team defeated Alderson-Broaddus 28-26, 25-20, 16-25 and 27-25 in a WVIAC match at the Sports Center.
The Lady Cats (17-7, 9-4) have secured no less than the No. 5 seed in the upcoming conference tournament, which begins next week. Alderson-Broaddus (18-5, 11-2) is the likely second seed for the tournament.
Shanabrook added 12 digs to her statistics, while Karen Schmidt finished with six kills, 11 digs and two solo blocks. Kayla Petrilla and Nikki Oaks each had 23 assists, while Kelsey Kohler had a game-high 21 digs.
UPJ concludes the regular season today at 1 p.m. against Davis & Elkins at the Sports Center.
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High-tech help: Geistown tackles stormwater runoff problems
How can computer mapping technology help Geistown Borough to solve its trouble with stormwater runoff?
That’s the question being answered as borough officials chart catch basins with the help of Cambria County Geographical Information Systems and Pitt-Johnstown’s geography department.
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App aids pregnant women
It is no secret that good prenatal, postnatal and newborn medical care promotes healthy babies.
But studies show pregnant women who are eligible for Medicaid insurance often don’t know how to access the medical care they need during pregnancy.
Controversy arises over college plan
A community college planned in the northwestern corner of Pennsylvania would open the doors of higher education to students in an 11-county area, but it’s also stirring controversy about who pays the bills.
Visitors sweet on maple Taste & Tour
Sunday’s late winter scene at Baer Bros. Maple Camp was one that has been a tradition here for nearly a century.
Couple minister through cursillo, visiting inmates
Nicholas and Mercedes Smith are spreading the Catholic faith by listening. By hearing the word of the Lord, they can spread that message by ministering to others.
Event to showcase women’s interests
From the practical to the fanciful, this will be a girls’ day out.
The eighth annual Women’s Showcase and Basket Bash will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 29 at Pasquerilla Conference Center, 301 Napoleon St., downtown Johnstown.
Singing comics give voice to new style
The power of the human voice will be evident when Vox Audio appears at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center in Richland Township. Without prerecorded tracks or instruments, the group’s five vocalists use only their voices to create texture, rhythm, bass, and even trumpet and electric guitar.
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