District 5 Tourney postponed
With the weather forecast showing a 70 percent chance of rain along with thunder and lightning for today, District 5 has postponed its boys individual golf tournament until Thursday.
The event is set to get underway at 10 a.m. at Great Cove Golf Club in McConnellsburg.
District 6 releases tournament seeds
Tournament director Eric Hovan released the seedings for the upcoming District 6 Class AA singles tournament set for 9 a.m. Thursday at the Leopold Recreation Center on the campus of Altoona High School.
Central Cambria’s Hannah Swope earned the top seed, while Anastasia Hollen of Tyrone is second. Westmont Hilltop’s Hannah Gleason is the third seed, while Shannon Murphy of Bishop Guilfoyle is seed fourth.
Swope will face the winner of the first-round match between Keturah Weaver of Tyrone and Ally Kratzer of Huntingdon in the Round of 16. Gleason will take on Greater Johnstown’s Kristen Rogers in the second round.
Other area participants include: Lisa Wiesmuller and Taryn Kramer of Bishop McCort; Kayla Makin and Emily Goldyn of Forest Hills; Rebecca Zajdel of Johnstown; and Bethany Carney of Westmont.
The championship round is set for Saturday.
Red Flash duo earn NEC weekly honors
SOMERSET, N.J. – For the third time this season and the second consecutive week, St. Francis University’s Tesa McKibben and Brianna Butcher have earned Northeast Conference women's soccer weekly awards. McKibben picked up her 11th career Player of the Week nod, while Butcher earned a Defensive Player of the Week honor for the fifth time.
McKibben continued her domination on offense, scoring the game-winner in each of the Red Flash’s wins last weekend. She notched the lone goal in the 114th minute of the Sacred Heart match to give the Red Flash the 1-0 victory in double overtime.
McKibben also had two assists and one goal in the team's 3-0 win at Bryant, and 13 total shots on the weekend. She has now earned at least one point in each of Saint Francis' last eight goals.
Butcher earns her second straight NEC Defensive Player of the Week after recording her fourth and fifth shutouts of the season. The senior has yet to surrender a goal in conference play. She made 14 saves in the Red Flash's 1-0 double-overtime win over Sacred Heart on Sunday and nearly doubled her previous career high.
She also posted four saves in a 3-0 win at Bryant.
Tiller and Machado pick up weekly awards
SOMERSET, N.J. – After the St. Francis men’s soccer team opened play in the NEC with a pair of wins, senior Wayne Tiller and freshman Pedro Machado swept this week’s conference soccer awards.
Tiller earned the first NEC Player of the Week selection of his career after he had a hand in both game-winning scores for the Red Flash over the weekend.
Identical to Tiller’s numbers, Machado also recorded a goal and an assist in the two NEC matches Friday and Sunday to be named NEC Rookie of the Week.
The Brazil native notched the first goal of his collegiate career at Bryant, a game winner, and assisted on Tiller’s score against Sacred Heart.
Stoup picks up WVIAC weekly award
PRINCETON, W. Va. – For the second consecutive week, Pitt-Johnstown’s Janna Stoup has been named the WVIAC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week, as announced by the league office.
Stoup, a 5-foot-6 sophomore midfielder/forward, guided the Lady Cats to a 3-0 week. In three matches, she registered five goals, three of which were game-winning scores. Stoup posted two goals in the win over Wheeling Jesuit, two in a victory over West Liberty and one in the defeat of Ohio Valley. She notched five scores on just 10 shots on goal.
For the season, Stoup has 13 goals and has helped guide UPJ to an 8-2 overall record, including a 4-1 effort against WVIAC teams.
Mountiers’ Oldham earns AMCC honors
Lauren Oldham, a Bishop Carroll graduate, was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference's Player of the Week.
Oldham, a 2009 Bishop Carroll graduate, set the standard in multiple statistical categories for the Mount Aloysius College volleyball team last week. She drove the attack with 6.4 assists per set while also averaging 2.1 kills.
Defensively, she contributed eight blocks.
Oldham leads the kills column for the Mounties with 76, while also leading the assists category at 276. She leads in digs, with 168.
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Bengals make low offer to Hawkins
Johnstown’s Andrew Hawkins grew up with the Cincinnati Bengals while following his older brother Artrell Hawkins Jr.’s NFL career.
The younger Hawkins could see himself wearing a Bengals uniform and playing wide receiver in Cincinnati for years to come. But the Bishop McCort High School graduate knows the business side of the NFL sometimes gets in the way of the storybook ending.
Second place little consolation to contenders
Perspective can be a tricky thing in athletics.
Just ask Richland’s Nico Pecora and Bedford’s Jon Gabriel.
PIAA wrestling notebook: Murin not pleased with fifth place
Max Murin won the first 36 matches of his varsity career.
But the Central Cambria freshman was disappointed after he dropped two consecutive bouts on Friday night at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships.
Berlin girls avenge earlier loss to Portage
Berlin Brothersvalley was highly motivated to play Portage on Saturday in their PIAA Class A girls’ first-round basketball matchup at Central Cambria High School.
The Mountaineers, who lost at Portage earlier in the season, held the Mustangs to a single basket in the first half on 1 of 21 shooting Saturday and went on to a 59-42 victory.
Shade girls nip Bishop Carroll
Alexis Meck isn’t the first name that comes to mind when the Shade girls’ basketball team is the topic.
On Saturday, her name was the last in the scorebook as the Panthers edged Bishop Carroll 56-54 in a PIAA Class A first-round game at Pitt-Johnstown’s Sports Center.
Conemaugh Township eliminated
After weathering Summit Academy’s first-half dominance and using the third quarter as a springboard to their first lead of Saturday’s PIAA Class AA boys first-round game, it appeared that District 5 champion Conemaugh Township had solved the Knights.
At the very least, the Indians had frustrated them.
Quaker Valley trips Richland in OT
There were just two shots taken in the overtime on Saturday in the first-round PIAA Class AA boys’ basketball game between Quaker Valley and Richland.
The Quakers had both shots including the game-winner by Winter Fondi with time winding down in a 42-40 victory over the Rams in a nailbiter.
Tomahawks drop key decision
Just two weeks ago, the Johnstown Tomahawks had earned points in five straight games, with four victories during that span.
Not so long ago, Johnstown had moved into a tie for second place in the NAHL North Division.
Pitt slips past Clemson in OT
Lamar Patterson had a career-high 30 points, including a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left, as Pittsburgh overcome a five-point deficit in the final seconds of regulation and beat Clemson 83-78 in overtime Saturday.
Patterson’s 3 with 3 seconds left cut the Tigers’ lead to 67-65.
Robert Morris holds off St. Francis in NEC
Karvel Anderson and Lucky Jones came up big again for top-seeded Robert Morris, with 21 and 18 points, respectively, but clutch free throws by David Appolon preserved a 60-57 victory over sixth-seeded St. Francis in a Northeast Conference semifinal on Saturday.
The Colonials (21-12) advance to Tuesday’s championship for the fifth time in six years, facing fourth-seeded Mount St. Mary’s (15-16).
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