UPJ women get first win
Vienna, W.Va. – Jackie Becerra scored the lone goal of the match early in the second half to lead Pitt-Johnstown to a 1-0 nonconference victory over Ohio Valley Wednesday afternoon.
Coach Rachel Smith earned her first career victory and the Lady Cats improved to 1-15-0.
Becerra finished a header from Karley Staffen’s corner kick three minutes into the second half.
Timi Shiock made one save and earned the win in goal for Pitt-Johnstown.
The Lady Cats will celebrate Senior Day and close out the season with a PSAC match against Seton Hill on Saturday at
2:30 p.m. at the Pitt-Johnstown Soccer Field.
UPJ picked 8th, IUP 3rd
The Pitt-Johnstown women’s basketball team is picked to finish eighth in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Western Division this season.
With six key returnees, IUP is tabbed to finish third. IUP junior Lindsay Stamp took preseason All-PSAC West honors.
The 2013-14 PSAC preseason basketball poll was released on Wednesday. UPJ and Seton Hill are first-year members of the conference.
Millersville University (East) and Gannon (West) have been picked to win their respective divisions according to a PSAC women’s basketball preseason poll conducted among league coaches.
SFU’s Williams up for award
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – St. Francis senior forward Alli Williams is among 30 candidates for the 2013-14 women’s basketball Senior CLASS Award. Student-athletes eligible for the award must be an NCAA Division I senior while excelling in four areas – community, classroom, character and competition.
An Altoona native and Bishop Guilfoyle graduate, Williams led the Red Flash in scoring, rebounding, and steals in 2012-13, and was fourth in the nation in double-doubles with 24.
Off the court, Williams is pursuing a degree in occupational therapy and last year she was named a Capital One Academic All-America candidate.
The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2014 NCAA Men’s Final Four and NCAA Women’s Final Four.
UPJ men picked 5th, IUP 1st
The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division coaches picked Pitt-Johnstown to finish fifth, according to the preseason poll.
Coach Bob Rukavina’s Mountain Cats will begin their first season in the PSAC and compete in the Western Division.
Defending PSAC champion IUP was picked to win the Western Division, while West Chester was selected to win the Eastern Division.
Gleasons win enduro race
ALTON, Va. – Johnstown’s Chris Gleason and his two sons, Chris Gleason Jr. of Wayne and Kevin Gleason of Johnstown, drove a Mazda MX-5 to victory in the “Charge of the Headlight Brigade,” a 13-hour endurance race hosted by the North Carolina Region of the Sports Car Club of America.
The event was held at Virginia International Raceway, a 3.27-mile road course.
The race began at 9:15 a.m. and concluded at
10:15 p.m. Saturday.
“We had to change the transmission around halfway, and at that point I thought it was over for us,” Chris Gleason said.
“Our car was fielded by the Atlanta Motorsports Group, and they have a lot of experience in this kind of racing.
“They won at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill last year. Anyway, they changed the transmission in 12 minutes.
“Kevin did the last three hours of the race and he was able to close the deal.
“Winning a race with your sons is really special,” added Gleason, who was inducted into the Cambria County Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
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ACC-olades rolling in: Pitt’s Donald named league’s top defender
Pitt senior defensive tackle Aaron Donald, the national leader in tackles for loss, has been selected the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year by the Atlantic Coast Conference Sports Media Association (ACSMA).
Irish too much for Lady Lions
Natalie Achonwa had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 4 Notre Dame in a 77-67 victory over No. 10 Penn State on Wednesday night.
Mountain Hawks outlast Red Flash
Tim Kempton scored 18 points and pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds as Lehigh took down St. Francis 57-50 on Wednesday night.
UPJ volleyball heads to NCAA Division II Regional
The fifth-seeded Pitt-Johnstown women’s volleyball team will open its first ever berth in the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament against fourth-seeded Shippensburg University beginning today at Wheeling Jesuit University.
Big second half leads UPJ past host Clarion
Nate Snodgrass scored 18 points, and Pitt-Johnstown outscored Clarion by 20 points over the final 16 minutes to earn a 78-68 comeback victory in the PSAC on the road.
Lady Cats get first PSAC win
Pitt-Johnstown built an 18-point halftime advantage en route to a 98-81 win at Clarion that earned the Lady Cats the program’s first PSAC victory.
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On a high note: Penn State ends year with win, holds off Wisconsin rally in upset
A bright future for Penn State emerged on a cool, crisp day in the Midwest.
Bruins snap skid against Pens
The surging Boston Bruins said they weren’t fazed by Sidney Crosby’s last-second goal. They proved it in overtime.
Torey Krug scored 34 seconds into OT and the Bruins beat Pittsburgh 4-3 on Monday night, snapping a seven-game, regular-season losing streak to the Penguins in a matchup of the Eastern Conference’s top two teams.
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