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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Moving on up | Nine grapplers advance to AA quarterfinals
Bedford’s Garrett Thomas said he wasn’t nervous at all.
United’s Tyler Oliver admitted that he was, even if he told his coaches that he wasn’t.
And Richland’s Nico Pecora said the pressure is on his family members, not him.
Nervous or not, those three, who were making their state tournament debuts, and six other local wrestlers won their first match at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships on Thursday morning to qualify for today’s quarterfinal round.
Day 1 gives ups and downs for region
There was plenty of talk about roller coasters on Thursday afternoon at the Giant Center, but it had nothing to do with the thrill rides across the parking lot at Hersheypark.
It was all about the ups and downs of the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships.
Berlin boys wary of Trojans’ size, athleticism
On the same night last week that Berlin Brothersvalley was winning its first District 5-A title since 2007, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic was losing to eventual champion Lincoln Park in the WPIAL quarterfinals.
The Mountaineers (23-2), one of three area boys district champions set to begin opening-round action in the PIAA playoffs tonight, and Trojans (15-10) will square off this evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Pitt-Johnstown Sports Center, site of Berlin’s 65-51 district championship win over Forbes Road.
Tomahawks return home to face Jets
Johnstown Tomahawks coach Jason Spence knows numbers can be deceiving.
For instance, the Tomahawks’ Matt Meier had two goals and three points on Saturday night. Goaltender Brett Young made 41 saves.
Those statistics are impressive for 60 minutes of work. Both players had solid efforts, especially during a road game. On paper, the numbers looked good enough for a victory.
Danel helping Falcons to Division III tournament
When Chelsea Danel was a senior at North Star, the Cougars were able to win a District 5-AA basketball title.
Now Danel, a senior at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, is a key contributor on a Falcons’ hoops squad which upset top-seeded Lebanon Valley 53-47 in the Commonwealth Conference championship on Saturday. It was the ninth title for the Falcons in 13 appearances.
Pirates, Jays rained out
The Toronto Blue Jays' spring training game at the Pittsburgh Pirates was rained out Thursday.
The game will not be made up.
Ferndale grad aiding Duquesne women’s hoops
Matt Schmidt was hired as an assistant coach for the Duquesne women’s basketball team in June.
Now the former Ferndale High School standout will have his first opportunity to experience March madness with the Dukes, who are the sixth-seed in the Atlantic 10 Tournament which opened Thursday in Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Va.
Icecats on way to national tournament
The Pitt-Johnstown hockey team needed to overcome some long odds to advance to the ACHA Men’s Division III national championship tournament in Coral Springs, Fla. next week.
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Local wrestlers advance in PIAA tournament
Nine local wrestlers – including three from Bedford – advanced to the quarterfinal round of the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships this morning.
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