Tomahawks open Sept. 18
The Johnstown Tomahawks have released their schedule for the 11th annual NAHL Showcase Tournament, which will be held Sept.
18-22 at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minn.
The Tomahawks will open their season with four regular-season games in four days at the Showcase against teams from the South and Central Divisions. The team has not yet released the remainder of its schedule.
The Tomahawks will open the Showcase Sept. 18 with a 9:15 p.m. game against the Amarillo Bulls. On Sept. 19, they will face off at 5:30 p.m. against the Topeka Roadrunners. On Sept. 20, they will play at 11:30 a.m. against the Aberdeen Wings, and at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 21 they will meet the Bismarck Bobcats.
Johnstown was 1-2-1 in last year’s Showcase.
Walker on DL, Harrison up
PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed second baseman Neil Walker on the 15-day disabled list with soreness in his right side and recalled infielder Josh Harrison from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Walker is hitting .244 with six home runs and 26 RBIs in 72 games this season for the Pirates, but hasn’t played since experiencing pain in his right side while swinging in a loss to the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. Manager Clint Hurdle says the switch-hitting Walker cannot swing left-handed without difficulty.
Harrison is 2 for 13 in 12 games with the Pirates this season. He is thriving at Indianapolis, where he is hitting .317 with four home runs and 34 RBI in 64 games.
8 from area on All-State teams
Eight area players have been selected to the 2013 Pennsylvania High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State Team including five on the first teams in their respective classifications.
In Class A, North Star senior pitcher Brantley Rice and senior outfielder Tony Strasiser were first-team selections along with Bishop McCort first baseman Luke Williams. Senior middle infielder Adam Polites of Northern Cambria was a first teamer in Class AA and Somerset’s senior third baseman Drew Hemminger was on the first team in Class AAA.
The Crimson Crushers also had two players on the second team in Class A, junior pitcher Nathan Neiderhiser and junior middle infielder/pitcher Brad Coleman. Conemaugh Township senior middle infielder Dillon Boyer was also a second-team selection in Class A.
Berlin dominates WestPAC championship tournament
Unofficially, Berlin Brothersvalley was the clear-cut winner at Saturday’s WestPAC championship tournament at Portage Area High School.
The Mountaineers took home seven championships in the round-robin event, which pitted grapplers from the conference’s six wrestling schools against each other on the mats.
Chestnut Ridge wrestlers beat Bedford
Greg Lazor knows that his Chestnut Ridge wrestling team could have performed a little better on Saturday evening. The Lions could have come up with an extra takedown here, a set of backpoints there and maybe won another match or two.
But, when Chestnut Ridge beats Bedford in anything, especially wrestling, it's a good day to be a Lion.
UPJ's Rukavina, Luther record career milestones
Pitt-Johnstown saw two members of its men’s basketball team reach new heights during Saturday’s 91-74 win over host Mansfield.
Senior Bill Luther notched 22 points to become the 25th player in program history to score 1,000 or more points. His efforts boosted the Mountain Cats (8-3) to coach Bob Rukavina’s 400th win at Pitt-Johnstown.
Patterson's 30 points leads Pitt
Lamar Patterson scored a career-high 30 points to lead Pittsburgh to a 73-56 victory against Cal Poly Saturday.
Patterson made a career-best 11 field goals on 15 attempts, and became the first 30-point scorer for Pitt since Sam Young scored 32 against Oklahoma State on Mar. 22, 2009.
Postseason on line for Steelers, Packers
Tradition-rich franchises. Big-name quarterbacks. Super Bowl rematch.
Doesn’t get much more interesting in the NFL than the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers in December at frigid Lambeau Field.
Penguins win seventh straight game
The injury-ravaged Pittsburgh Penguins keep winning.
Sidney Crosby scored his 20th goal of the season Saturday, helping the Penguins win their season-high seventh straight game, 4-3 over the Calgary Flames.
Keisel returning to action for Sunday’s game
Brett Keisel is in his 12th season with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the 35-year-old defensive end realizes it might also be his last.
If he’s on his way out, at least he’ll get a chance to do it on the field.
Penn State seeking sixth NCAA volleyball title
Whatever the result in the final, it has already been a special postseason run for 12th-seeded Wisconsin.
The Badgers are the lowest seed to make the NCAA volleyball championship match after upsetting No. 1 defending national champion Texas in the semifinals. Wisconsin (28-9) is proving that even a team without overwhelming size up front can still have success in the NCAAs.
Veteran Westmont hockey coach records his 500th career victory
Most coaches would shy away from discussing impending milestones. Not Westmont Hilltop hockey coach Art McQuillan.
While the Hilltoppers’ bench boss was not looking forward to his 500th win for personal reasons, when Friday’s 5-0 win over the South Park Eagles sealed the milestone at Ice Castle Arena, McQuillan was as pleased for the program as his assistants, players and well-wishers of the team were for him.
Two from Somerset earn all-state honors
Defensive lineman Bryce Mostoller and linebacker Logan Eller each played a large part in the resurgence of Somerset football over the last two seasons.
Their efforts during the 2013 season – the junior campaigns for both – landed the pair on the Pennsylvania Football Writers’ Class AAA All-State Team, which was released on Thursday.
No players from The Tribune-Democrat’s coverage area were selected to the Class A squad, also released on Thursday.
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