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Lakin reaches assist milestone
Forest Hills High School senior Lakin Stiffler surpassed 1,000 assists for her varsity career during a match against visiting Hollidaysburg on Monday night.
Lakin needed only three assists entering the match and reached the milestone early in the first game of a five-game Rangers victory over the Golden Tigers.
She thanked her family, teammates, coaches and the Forest Hills fans for their support.
Forest Hills grad honored
Seton Hill women’s golfer Chelsea Sipes, a 2010 Forest Hills High School graduate, has been named PSAC Women’s Golfer of the Week for her performance in the Allegheny Invitational last weekend at the County Club of Meadville.
Sipes finished second among NCAA golfers, and third among a field of 44 competitors overall in the two-day event. The senior from Salix had a 162 with rounds of 79 and 83.
Seton Hill placed second as a team against NCAA competition. The University of Toronto placed first.
McCort product wins 10K race
PITTSBURGH - Former Bishop McCort and Duquesne University runner Jim Spisak won Saturday’s 10K open division race at the 36th running of the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race.
Spisak, 22, finished in a time of 28:54 among the 10,000 runners registered for the event.
A record field of 15,500 runners and walkers took to the streets for this year’s race.
Slippery Rock beats UPJ men
Slippery Rock scored four first half goals and went on to deal the Pitt-Johnstown a 4-0 PSAC loss, Wednesday afternoon at the Pitt-Johnstown Soccer Field.
Zach Hall gave Slippery Rock a 1-0 lead four minutes into the match, before The Rock added additional goals in the 16th, 26th, and 36th minute to build a 4-0 halftime lead.
Chris Zier earned the shutout in net for Slippery Rock after making one save on five shots.
Tim Ofman took the loss for Pitt-Johnstown, surrendering four goals and making six saves.
With the loss Pitt-Johnstown fell to 2-7; Slippery Rock improved to 6-1-1.
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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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