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Mike Mastovich | Juniors bring fresh flavor to 61st Amateur
The Sunnehanna Amateur Tournament for Champions has attracted some of the best young golfers in the game during the past six decades.
Tiger Woods was a teenager when he played the Sunnehanna Country Club course.
MIKE MASTOVICH| Simon aiming for second life
Geroy Simon never allowed obstacles or naysayers’ opinions to deter him throughout a career as the most prolific receiver in the history of the Canadian Football League.
So, when Geroy says the primary goal in his post-playing career is to become a general manager, it probably isn’t wise to bet against the Greater Johnstown High School graduate.
MIKE MASTOVICH| Huskies hot again this season
Cosie Aliquo heard people talking about how talented his Bishop Carroll boys’ basketball team is this season.
He’s read the preseason news clippings and certainly noticed that the Huskies were ranked third in the state in one Class A preseason poll.
MIKE MASTOVICH| Shaffer revitalizes Richland's passing game
Two years ago, Brandon Bailey saw potential in a tall, strong-armed quarterback looking to establish himself in the Richland High program.
Matt Shaffer was a sophomore splitting the quarterback duties with classmate Nico Pecora back then.
MIKE MASTOVICH | Berlin's Fochtman rushing into lead
Braden Fochtman always seems to be in a rush on the football field.
How else do you explain his area-best 1,042 rushing yards through five weeks of the scholastic season?
But the Berlin Brothersvalley sophomore back actually has been a much more patient runner this season, and that’s made a significant difference to the undefeated Mountaineers’ success.
MIKE MASTOVICH| Experienced players valuable for Meyersdale
Gavin Berkley will make his 34th career start when undefeated Meyersdale hosts once-beaten Portage on Friday night.
The Red Raiders senior two-way standout has experienced plenty of highs and lows during the past three-plus seasons.
MIKE MASTOVICH| Rule waiver soothes concerns
Dean Albany felt a sense of baseball relief late Wednesday night.
For days, even weeks, the Youse’s Maryland Orioles of Baltimore GM had pondered the possibility of life without the the AAABA Tournament this summer and perhaps beyond.
MIKE MASTOVICH| Hot times for two AAABA League teams
Two AAABA League franchises have heated up as the temperatures soared this month.
The Berkley Hills Renegades beat First Commonwealth 11-1 on Wednesday, the defending champs’ seventh consecutive victory.
Manager Larry McCabe’s team has won 11 of its past 12 games and now has a 22-12 record, good for second place and 31⁄2 games behind league-leading Delweld.
MIKE MASTOVICH| Shirley lifting Renegades
Jason Shirley provides the Berkley Hills Renegades with offensive punch and speed on the base paths, a combination that will be important if the defending champions are to challenge for a spot atop the AAABA League standings.
Shirley is batting a league-high .458 (22-for-48) through 22 games. The Youngstown State University product also has eight stolen bases in nine attempts.
MIKE MASTOVICH | Mazey scholarship continues legacy
Forrest Mazey was a fixture at Point Stadium and baseball diamonds throughout the region.
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