The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Local Sports

February 19, 2014

Local sports in brief 2/20/2014

JOHNSTOWN — BASKETBALL

Shanksville trips Fannett-Metal

SHANKSVILLE – Ryan Platt scored a game-high 27 points to lead second seed Shanksville-Stonycreek to a 71-43 win against seventh-seeded Fannett-Metal in a District 5, Class A quarterfinal.

Shanksville-Stonycreek was 16 of 20 from the free throw line.

“We were on with our foul shots tonight,” said Vikings head coach Robert Snyder. “I think that played a big factor in the outcome. I also thought defensively we were sound for all four quarters.”

The Vikings’ Jake Wilt had 16 points and Joe Hudak tallied 10.

Walker Bannister led the Tigers with 18 points.

California rolls past UPJ women

CALIFORNIA – Kate Seebohm scored a game-high 23 points to help California defeat Pitt-Johnstown 94-65 in a PSAC clash.

California’s Miki Glenn tallied 21 points, Elena Atonenko and Irina Kukolj each had 14 points.

The Vulcans took advantage of the Mountain Cats’ mishaps and scored 46 points off of turnovers.

Pitt-Johnstown’s Nicole Carman led the team with 16 points and Leah Hansen scored 15 points in the road loss. 

Vulcans defeat Mountain Cats

CALIFORNIA – Alonzo Murphy scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help rally the Vulcans past Pitt-Johnstown in the second half and take a 74-67 win.

California outscored UPJ 17-9 in the last seven minutes to clear a one-point lead the Mountain Cats had.

The Vulcans’ Tynell Fortune tallied 14 points and Chris WIlliams had 13 points in the PSAC victory.

Pitt-Johnstown’s Bill Luther scored a game-high 26 points and Ian Vescovi earned 12 points in the road loss. 

Luther made five 3-point field goals in the game. That puts him third all-time at Pitt-Johnstown. 

The Mountain Cats are now 12-12 on the season. 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Sports
  • Pirates 0720 Pirates rally to keep sweep

    Taking the extra base was the key for the Pittsburgh Pirates in completing a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies.
    Andrew McCutchen hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning, Neil Walker followed with a home run and the Pirates overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Rockies 5-3 Sunday.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • LAG 0720 AAABA League playoffs: Laurel Auto Group moves closer to advancing

    Second-seeded Laurel Auto Group fell behind early against No. 3 Berkley Hills Renegades on Sunday afternoon at Roxbury Park. But Laurel’s players didn’t lose their composure.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Urtz, Pope lead AAABA League award votes

    Logan Urtz hadn’t fielded a ground ball as an infielder or swung a bat in a game for a couple seasons.
    But you can’t take the former infielder out of a starting pitcher.

    July 20, 2014

  • mart & lag Martella’s, LAG sending top arms to mound

    Nathan Pope will occupy a spot traditionally reserved for a Pete Vuckovich Award winner on opening night.
    The Martella’s Pharmacy right-hander will get the ball on opening night of the 70th annual All American Amateur Baseball Association Tournament on Monday at Point Stadium. First pitch is at 7:30 p.m.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bishop Guilfoyle, Somerset tapped as LHAC’s best

    A few football seasons ago, Bishop Guilfoyle and Somerset probably weren’t near the top of any preseason polls or banter in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference.
    Times have changed.

    August 1, 2014

  • Steelers kick contract to Suisham

    Shaun Suisham doesn’t seem to mind kicking at Heinz Field.
    The most accurate kicker in Pittsburgh Steelers’ history parlayed his consistency into a four-year contract extension that runs through the 2018 season.

    August 1, 2014

  • Gorden, Joe Tribune-Democrat sports staffer departs after 44 years in newsroom

    Joe Gorden’s temporary assignment to The Tribune-Democrat sports department concluded on Thursday night after more than four decades.
    Gorden retired after 44 years at the newspaper, all but three of them in the sports department.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Steelers 0731 Steelers’ Brown eyeing encore to breakout season

    Antonio Brown rolled up to the dorms at Saint Vincent College last week in a Mercedes conversion van.
    It’s fitting in a way. Five years into a blossoming career, the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver is playing the role of dad – OK, maybe slightly older brother – to a group long on talent but short on experience.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bucs stand pat at non-waiver deadline

    The Pittsburgh Pirates will receive some welcome additions to their roster in the coming days.
    The faces, however, will be familiar.

    July 31, 2014

  • Blairsville pegged as team to beat

    As Heritage Conference football coaches assembled at United High School during Wednesday’s media day event at Thomas J. Madill Field, the near-consensus opinion is that Blairsville – under second-year coach Rick Artley – is going to be the team to beat once the season begins on Aug. 29.
    After the Bobcats, the forecasted picture gets a little foggier.

    July 30, 2014