NWTF hosting ‘Learn to Hunt’
The Whitehorse Mountain Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will play host to a “PA Learn to Hunt” event on Sept. 28 at Buffer Creek Sporting Clays near Sipesville.
The event is part of a pilot program sponsored by L.L. Bean to celebrate its 100th anniversary. It is designed to introduce youth to hunting through hands-on instruction in safety, ethics and shooting skills. The Whitehorse Mountain event will include a pheasant hunt.
Participants must be accompanied by one parent or guardian, but no prior hunting experience is necessary.
Information: John Hayes at 267-5866 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PFBC may allow five-hook rigs
HARRISBURG – State fish and boat commissioners gave tentative approval on Tuesday to a proposal that would change the longtime restriction of three or fewer hooks on a fishing line.
Within the last few years, anglers have asked the PFBC to use the “Alabama rig,” an umbrella-type rig with five lures on short wire lines that merge to one point to attach to a fishing line.
If adopted on a final rulemaking, the change would take effect after being published in the PA Bulletin.
Fitzgerald sets tourney record
Adam Fitzgerald set a tournament record of 67 gross in the 13th annual Somerset County Amateur Championship held at Oakbrook Golf Club. He was the first player to shoot in the 60’s during the event.
Fitzgerald, from the Somerset Country Club, was a PGA professional who petitioned the USGA to get his amateur standing reinstated. The organization granted his request and he is a certified amateur.
Vileska Gelpi of Middlecreek Golf Club, who shot a 114 in the girls 18 and under division, is the youngest division winner in tournament history at 10-years-old.
Bob Minnick of Piney Run Golf Club shot a 60 net, the third lowest net score in 13 years of the tournament.
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Tomlin hit with $100G fine
Here’s another adjective Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin can call his ill-timed two-step onto the field last Thursday night against Baltimore.
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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