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November 10, 2012

Local sports in brief 11/11/2012



UPJ clinches fifth seed

Kelsey Shanabrook finished with 16 kills to help the Lady Cat volleyball team lock down the fifth seed for next week’s WVIAC volleyball tournament with a hard-fought 3-2 Senior Day victory over Davis & Elkins.

UPJ closed the regular season 18-7 overall and 10-4 in the WVIAC.

Beth Kendera had 10 kills, two block solos and two block assists while Ashley DiRado collected eight kills, a block solo and five block assists. Pitt-Johnstown also got seven kills and 14 digs from Karen Schmidt in the win.

  Kayla Petrilla paced the Lady Cats with 24 set assists and 10 digs. Nikki Oakes tallied 17 assists. Kelsey Kohler led the way with 24 digs.

Lady Cats to host game

Coach Linda Renzi and the fifth-seeded UPJ volleyball team will host 12th-seeded Davis & Elkins in Monday’s first round of the WVIAC tournament. 

The match will start at 7 p.m. in the Sports Center. The winner advances to the quarterfinals to take on No. 4 seed Fairmont State  on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the University of Charleston.


UPJ claims four titles in tourney

WASHINGTON, Pa. – Four Pitt-Johnstown wrestlers took home championships as the Mountain Cats opened their season Saturday at the Washington & Jefferson Invitational.

Jack Bachman (149 pounds), Brian Gibbons (174), Travis McKillop (184) and Josh Duplin (285) won their respective brackets with McKillop recording the most falls in the least amount of time, scoring first-round pins in each match he wrestled.

“Solid day,” reflected Pitt-Johnstown coach Pat Pecora. “We have some real strong weight classes. A couple weights we still have to get tougher in, but overall I think we had a fine showing.”


Penn Highlands notches victory

McKEESPORT – Matching 14-point efforts from Josh Corbett and and Larry Rascoe with 11 more pointrs coming from Mike Robinson helped Penn Highlands Community College to a 72-51 win over host Penn State-Greater Allegheny.

Rashaud Kelley led the Black Bears on the glass with 12 rebounds while Corbett pulled down 10 himself.

Rakim Reedy scored 13 points to pace the Lions.


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Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
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