Ambassadors will wash cars
The AAABA Ambassadors will hold a car wash from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Wolf Furniture parking lot in Richland Township.
The $5 donation includes a ticket to opening night of the 69th annual AAABA Tournament on Aug. 5 at Point Stadium.
NABC honors Mount Aloysius
CRESSON – The Mount Aloysius men’s basketball team is a recipient of the inaugural National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Excellence Award.
The award was created by the NABC Committee on Academics, and recognizes outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better for the 2012-13 season.
Nationally, only 96 NCAA Division I, II, III and NAIA Division I and II teams received the award.
A trio of Mount Aloysius players was additionally named to the NABC Honors Court, recognizing the talents and gifts of select basketball student-athletes. In order to be named to the Honors Court, a player must meet a high standard of academic criteria, be a junior or senior varsity player, have a minimum 3.2 grade point average, and have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
Senior Kyle Baughman and juniors Jake Wyatt and Aaron Patrick were each selected as Honors Court recipients.
Former Mount Aloysius standout Joey Stephenson of Johnstown, who graduated in 2010, is the only other Mount Aloysius student-athlete to have ever been named to the NABC Honors Court.
The Hit the Dusty Trail Duathlon: Send Cancer Packing event will be held on Aug. 17 on the Great Allegheny Passage in Meyersdale.
The event begins at 7:30 a.m. to support regional cancer-related endeavors through the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies.
The duathlon will be held in memory of Gary Fulton, who died from brain cancer in February 2012. A 1959 graduate of Conemaugh Township with degrees from IUP and Pittsburgh, Fulton was an elementary teacher for 41 years. He also was a Vietnam veteran.
The duathlon will include a
4-mile run, 21-mile bike ride,
2-mile run, 2-mile walk, 21-mile bike ride and a 1-mile walk.
Bishop McCort combine July 28
Bishop McCort High School will hold the third annual Crusher Combine for McCort football players in grades 7 to 12 and their supporters. The family-oriented event will be held at 2 p.m. on July 28 at Point Stadium.
Combine events include medicine ball throw, broad jump, 40-yard dash, pro agility run and more.
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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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