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February 11, 2014

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JOHNSTOWN — NFL

Porter to coach with Steelers

PITTSBURGH – Former All-Pro linebacker Joey Porter has rejoined the Pittsburgh Steelers as a defensive assistant coach.

Porter joined the Steelers staff after receiving his first coaching experience at his alma mater last season as a student assistant on Colorado State coach Jim McElwain’s staff while taking classes to complete his degree.

Porter worked with the Rams’ pass rushers, including linebacker Shaquil Barrett, who posted 12 sacks.

“We are excited about having Joey back with the Steelers’ family,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said.

“Joey spent a number of years with Pittsburgh as a player, and now he’s back to assist the coaching staff. We look forward to his efforts and contributions.”

Porter played 13 NFL seasons with Pittsburgh, Miami and Arizona and was a four-time All-Pro.

BASKETBALL

North Star

grad honored

GREENVILLE – North Star High School graduate Jacob Fleegle recently was honored as Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Student-Advisory Committee (SAAC) male scholar-athlete of the month for January in recognition of his work on the basketball court, in the classroom and as a member of the Waynesburg University community.

A junior, Fleegle is averaging 10.3 points per game for Waynesburg (11-11, 6-7 PAC) through Feb. 11.

He helped the Yellow Jackets into a tie for the No. 4 spot in the PAC standings.

Penn Highlands defeats Butler

Five players scored in double figures to lead Penn Highlands to an 81-70 victory Tuesday over Butler County Community College.

Delonte Fennell had another double-double with 19 points and 14 rebounds. 

Grant Speigle and Jermaine Graves each netted 13 points while Joe Dziabo and Jon Fleetwood contributed 12 points apiece.

Tyler Copeland led all scorers with 24 points while Cody West and Michael Rummel added 19 and 12 points, respectively, for Butler County.  

Penn Highlands finished the regular WPCC season with a 6-6 overall record and a 6-2 record versus Division III competitors.

The Black Bears will prepare to battle in both the upcoming WPCC and NJCAA Region XX playoffs.

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