Penn State coach resigns
STATE COLLEGE – Penn State baseball coach Robbie Wine resigned on Tuesday.
“I have decided to step down as the Penn State head baseball coach to pursue other opportunities in the sport of baseball,” Wine said. “I am excited to start a new chapter in my life and look forward to what lies ahead. My experience at Penn State has made me a better coach and person.”
Wine coached the Lions since 2005 and ended his career with a 228-261 overall record. In Big Ten conference play, Wine tallied a 111-135 record.
He helped the Lions reach the Big Ten tournament four times, two of those four were in 2011 and 2012.
Penn State Athletic Director Dave Joyner said the search for Wine’s successor will begin immediately.
Ebensburg slips past Patton
EBENSBURG – Ebensburg pitcher Troy Templeton scratched out a
1-0 win Tuesday night in the Cambria County Legion.
Patton pitcher Andrew Brawley took the loss.
Brawley gave up the lone run after walking the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh. Luke Galko scored the run. Caleb Palko had two hits.
Ebensburg improved to 6-4 and Patton fell to 8-2.
Johnston downs Ophthalmic
Justin Taylor hit a two-run home run as Johnston Realty trumped Ophthalmic Associates
7-2 Tuesday night in an interleague game at Roxbury Park.
Jake Weibley and Brandon Myers both doubled for Johnston Realty.
Dylan Corl had two hits and Justin Donaldson doubled for Ophthalmic Associates.
Martella’s blanks Ophthalmic
Rylan Schnably struck out seven in a complete-game, three-hit shutout as Martella’s Pharmacy beat Ophthalmic Associates 4-0 in Monday’s late game at Roxbury Park.
Pat Gully went 2-for-3 with one run batted in. Dillon Boyer doubled and scored twice. Sam Barbera doubled, scored once and drove in a run.
Kochasic tosses three-hit upset
In Tuesday’s late game at Point Stadium, Laurel Auto Group pitcher Matt Kochasic tossed a three-hitter in a 6-3 upset of league-leader Delweld.
Joe Fearer and Ben Webb each went 2-for-3, and Zac Heide went 2-for-4 for Laurel. Delweld’s Ian Helsel, Josh Staniscia and Drew Hemminger had their team’s only hits.
Zach Zimmerman pitched the seventh inning for Laurel Auto Group and recorded the save.
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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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