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 email@example.com.
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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Bengals make low offer to Hawkins
Johnstown’s Andrew Hawkins grew up with the Cincinnati Bengals while following his older brother Artrell Hawkins Jr.’s NFL career.
The younger Hawkins could see himself wearing a Bengals uniform and playing wide receiver in Cincinnati for years to come. But the Bishop McCort High School graduate knows the business side of the NFL sometimes gets in the way of the storybook ending.
Second place little consolation to contenders
Perspective can be a tricky thing in athletics.
Just ask Richland’s Nico Pecora and Bedford’s Jon Gabriel.
PIAA wrestling notebook: Murin not pleased with fifth place
Max Murin won the first 36 matches of his varsity career.
But the Central Cambria freshman was disappointed after he dropped two consecutive bouts on Friday night at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships.
Berlin girls avenge earlier loss to Portage
Berlin Brothersvalley was highly motivated to play Portage on Saturday in their PIAA Class A girls’ first-round basketball matchup at Central Cambria High School.
The Mountaineers, who lost at Portage earlier in the season, held the Mustangs to a single basket in the first half on 1 of 21 shooting Saturday and went on to a 59-42 victory.
Shade girls nip Bishop Carroll
Alexis Meck isn’t the first name that comes to mind when the Shade girls’ basketball team is the topic.
On Saturday, her name was the last in the scorebook as the Panthers edged Bishop Carroll 56-54 in a PIAA Class A first-round game at Pitt-Johnstown’s Sports Center.
Conemaugh Township eliminated
After weathering Summit Academy’s first-half dominance and using the third quarter as a springboard to their first lead of Saturday’s PIAA Class AA boys first-round game, it appeared that District 5 champion Conemaugh Township had solved the Knights.
At the very least, the Indians had frustrated them.
Quaker Valley trips Richland in OT
There were just two shots taken in the overtime on Saturday in the first-round PIAA Class AA boys’ basketball game between Quaker Valley and Richland.
The Quakers had both shots including the game-winner by Winter Fondi with time winding down in a 42-40 victory over the Rams in a nailbiter.
Tomahawks drop key decision
Just two weeks ago, the Johnstown Tomahawks had earned points in five straight games, with four victories during that span.
Not so long ago, Johnstown had moved into a tie for second place in the NAHL North Division.
Pitt slips past Clemson in OT
Lamar Patterson had a career-high 30 points, including a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left, as Pittsburgh overcome a five-point deficit in the final seconds of regulation and beat Clemson 83-78 in overtime Saturday.
Patterson’s 3 with 3 seconds left cut the Tigers’ lead to 67-65.
Robert Morris holds off St. Francis in NEC
Karvel Anderson and Lucky Jones came up big again for top-seeded Robert Morris, with 21 and 18 points, respectively, but clutch free throws by David Appolon preserved a 60-57 victory over sixth-seeded St. Francis in a Northeast Conference semifinal on Saturday.
The Colonials (21-12) advance to Tuesday’s championship for the fifth time in six years, facing fourth-seeded Mount St. Mary’s (15-16).
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