Sportsmen plan habitat project
The Jerome Sportsmen’s Association’s annual wildlife habitat improvement project will be held Saturday on a plot along Route 30 east, near the former Moudy’s Welding building between Haines and Horner Church roads.
Conservation groups, Scout troops, sportsmen’s clubs and individuals interested in aiding wildlife should meet at the project site by 8:30 a.m. Work is scheduled from
9 until noon.
Information: Harold Coughenour at 479-4905 or Terry Altemus at 479-4479.
Penn Highlands notches victory
YOUNGWOOD – Penn Highlands defeated Westmoreland County Community College 82-68. Delonte Fennell had 18 points to lead the Black Bears while Joe Dziabo and Jermaine Graves both added 15 points.
Nick Idele and Zachary Smith scored 16 points each to lead WCCC.
The two teams will square off in the semifinals of the WPCC Division III Tournament at 6 p.m. Friday in the East Hills campus gym.
Terriers drop Red Flash
LORETTO – The St. Francis women’s basketball team had its seasonlong six-game win streak snapped by St. Francis (N.Y.) 90-76 on Monday.
The Red Flash (10-13, 8-4) surrendered 51 first-half points, and although they played an even second frame, they could not make up the difference due to hot shooting from the Terriers (16-7, 7-5).
Alli Williams paced the Red Flash offense with 31 points – giving the Bishop Guilfoyle product her fifth 30-point performance of the season. Alexa Hayward knocked down five 3-pointers and finished with 22 points.
- Local sports in brief 2/11/2014
Pa. game commission asked to expand deer hunting
Members of the Pennsylvania Game Commission are being urged to expand deer hunting opportunities in the commonwealth.
Hough chosen to lead Pa. Game Commission
The Pennsylvania Game Commission named former Johnstown resident Matt Hough as its new executive director on Wednesday.
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Hough, who had been the agency’s deputy executive director.
CWD found in deer killed on Bedford County highway
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has reported that a white-tailed deer that was killed by a vehicle in Bedford County last fall has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD).
The 1½–year-old buck was hit on Interstate 99 in November and sent for testing as part of Pennsylvania’s ongoing effort to monitor the disease, which is fatal to members of the deer family, but is not known to be transmitted to humans.
18-year-old girl attacked by bear while deer hunting
A black bear attacked a teenager in central Pennsylvania as she hunted deer on a family farm, state police said Tuesday.
Allegheny forest snowmobile trails to open Dec. 21
The first day of winter will also mark the first day for snowmobiles in northwestern Pennsylvania’s Allegheny National Forest.
750,000 hunters open 2-week rifle deer season
Warmer than average temperatures and mostly clear weather was expected as an estimated 750,000 hunters take to the woods as deer rifle hunting season opens in Pennsylvania.
2 deer rescued after falling down NE Pa. well
Game commission officials say two 8-point bucks were rescued after falling down an abandoned well in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Stunning images of eagle killing deer in Russia
Remote cameras intended to monitor Siberian tigers in Russia instead caught a golden eagle’s fatal attack on a deer, snapping three photos as the massive bird dug its talons into the distressed animal’s back.
Agency offering tour of Game Lands 108
As part of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s efforts to highlight its ongoing habitat improvement initiatives, the public has invited to take part in free tours of several state game lands.
Among them is Game Lands 108 in northern Cambria County, which will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 6.
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