Tomahawks open Sept. 18
The Johnstown Tomahawks have released their schedule for the 11th annual NAHL Showcase Tournament, which will be held Sept.
18-22 at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minn.
The Tomahawks will open their season with four regular-season games in four days at the Showcase against teams from the South and Central Divisions. The team has not yet released the remainder of its schedule.
The Tomahawks will open the Showcase Sept. 18 with a 9:15 p.m. game against the Amarillo Bulls. On Sept. 19, they will face off at 5:30 p.m. against the Topeka Roadrunners. On Sept. 20, they will play at 11:30 a.m. against the Aberdeen Wings, and at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 21 they will meet the Bismarck Bobcats.
Johnstown was 1-2-1 in last year’s Showcase.
Walker on DL, Harrison up
PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed second baseman Neil Walker on the 15-day disabled list with soreness in his right side and recalled infielder Josh Harrison from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Walker is hitting .244 with six home runs and 26 RBIs in 72 games this season for the Pirates, but hasn’t played since experiencing pain in his right side while swinging in a loss to the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. Manager Clint Hurdle says the switch-hitting Walker cannot swing left-handed without difficulty.
Harrison is 2 for 13 in 12 games with the Pirates this season. He is thriving at Indianapolis, where he is hitting .317 with four home runs and 34 RBI in 64 games.
8 from area on All-State teams
Eight area players have been selected to the 2013 Pennsylvania High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State Team including five on the first teams in their respective classifications.
In Class A, North Star senior pitcher Brantley Rice and senior outfielder Tony Strasiser were first-team selections along with Bishop McCort first baseman Luke Williams. Senior middle infielder Adam Polites of Northern Cambria was a first teamer in Class AA and Somerset’s senior third baseman Drew Hemminger was on the first team in Class AAA.
The Crimson Crushers also had two players on the second team in Class A, junior pitcher Nathan Neiderhiser and junior middle infielder/pitcher Brad Coleman. Conemaugh Township senior middle infielder Dillon Boyer was also a second-team selection in Class A.
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Bishop Carroll boys continue in playoffs
Bishop Carroll trailed just once on Friday in its PIAA Class A first-round contest against Clarion-Limestone at Richland High School.
After that early 3-0 deficit, the Huskies never looked back rolling to a dominating 81-42 victory over the Lions.
North Catholic rolls over Berlin in Class A
Berlin Brothersvalley had a hot start and an uptempo finish in the PIAA Class A boys’ basketball playoffs on Friday night at Pitt-Johnstown.
But Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic rode 6-foot-9 senior center Dominic Robb inside, and used an 11-0 spurt to open the third quarter to pull away in a 56-44 victory at the Sports Center.
Somerset eliminated from Class AAA tourney
Lancaster Mennonite unleashed its offensive arsenal against Somerset on Friday night in first-round PIAA Class AAA basketball tournament action at Richland High School.
The second and fourth quarters were the downfall for the Golden Eagles who fell behind in the second and could never quite get back on track, falling 70-44.
Richland's Pecora is one of two local wrestlers in state finals
It has never been easy for Nico Pecora to just be himself on the wrestling mat.
He’s always been the son of legendary Pitt-Johnstown coach Pat Pecora. And the younger brother of standout Marco Pecora.
Richland rolling forward
Richland High’s boys’ basketball team made history last weekend. Now, the Rams want to add a few more details to this memorable story.
Coach Greg Burke’s team won the program’s first District 6 boys’ basketball title since 1975 in convincing fashion over Central on March 1.
Tomahawks lose shutout
The adage – as Johnstown Tomahawks coach Jason Spence affirmed after his squad’s 2-0 loss to the Janesville Jets on Friday at Cambria County War Memorial Arena – is that you can’t win if you don’t score.
While the Tomahawks came up short on the scoreboard, they weren’t short on chances.
McCutchen leads Pirates offense in loss to Twins
Andrew McCutchen homered, doubled and singled Friday for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
McCutchen went 3 for 3, scored twice and drove in two runs. The reigning NL MVP is 8 for 11 in four games this spring.
Richland wrestler reaches PIAA title match
Nico Pecora gave the area its second state finalist at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships tonight.
Bedford wrestler reaches state championship match
Bedford will have a state finalist for the second consecutive season, but it will not be the same one.
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