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June 25, 2013

Local sports in brief 6/26/2013


Guard transfers to Penn State

STATE COLLEGE – Penn State is bringing in a transfer from Miami (Ohio) to help out in the backcourt.

The Nittany Lions this week announced the addition of guard Allen Roberts. A graduate transfer with one year of eligibility left, the former Redhawk can play this fall.

The 6-foot-3 Roberts averaged 12.3 points per game in 2012-13. He’s expected to help pick up the scoring load following the unexpected offseason departure of Jermaine Marshall (15.3 points).

Roberts is the second transfer to join the Nittany Lions in two weeks.

Center Jordan Dickerson must sit out this season after transferring from SMU.

Penn State on Tuesday also announced the return of Andrew Jones as a graduate assistant.

Jones was a key contributor on the 2011 Penn State team that went to the NCAA tournament.



Boyd signs with Junior A team

Former Johnstown Tomahawks defenseman Cody Boyd signed with the Coquitlam Express of the British Columbia Hockey League.

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Johnstown native will join the Junior A organization after spending his previous two season in the North American Hockey League.

“The Tomahawks have helped me to find my confidence and develop into a player I never thought I could be,” Boyd said.

Boyd, who is the son of Tomahawks General Manager and Director of Hockey Operations Rick Boyd, will live with family in Maple Ridge, B.C., while he continues his playing career.

Cody Boyd had five assists and nine points in 55 games. For the 2011-2012 season, he played with the Bismarck Bobcats.


Portage edges St. Michael

PORTAGE – Portage opened with five runs in its half of the first and held on to top St. Michael, 6-5, in an American Legion League Central Division clash which was called in the fifth inning.

Bailey Kerch was 3-for-3 while Ben Herman scored two runs and two hits in the win.

Portage (6-7) edged ahead of St. Michael (6-8) for the Central’s top spot.

The Saints’ Gavin Oswalt had two hits and drive in his club’s lone RBI in the fifth.

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