The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


February 10, 2014

Local sports in brief 2/11/2014


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.


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  • racin 0416 Jennerstown Speedway gearing for May open

    Jennerstown Speedway released a very ambitious schedule on its website and continues to prepare for its 2014 reopening.
    The track is set to hold a practice day for drivers as well as an open house and media day on April 26.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • ‘Hawks already building toward next season

    Jason Spence used up his cell phone’s battery on a trip from Johnstown to his parents’ home in Nova Scotia, Canada.
    Once the Johnstown Tomahawks coach got to his destination, Spence had to get creative to secure cell service across the border.

    April 16, 2014

  • Pirates 0416 Dominant Cueto drops Pirates in matinee

    That playoff loss in Pittsburgh last year? Johnny Cueto never thought about it much. So getting a chance to shut out the Pirates in a rematch wasn’t any more special.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Penguins 0416 Penguins rally to wear out Jackets

    Brandon Sutter scored on a wrist shot from the left circle 8:18 into the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rally for a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday night.
    Beau Bennett and Matt Niskanen scored power-play goals 45 seconds apart in the second period, erasing Pittsburgh’s two-goal deficit.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Shelley and McElligot Series serves as reunion for former Chiefs personnel

    Not so long ago, Bob McElligott, like most Western Pennsylvania hockey fans, would savor a long Pittsburgh Penguins playoff run.
    The Somerset native followed the Pens’ Stanley Cup-winning teams in 1991 and 1992.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Malkin nearing return

    The Columbus Blue Jackets are the closest NHL team to the Pittsburgh Penguins, at least geographically. The two franchises are separated by 185 miles of highway.

    April 15, 2014

  • Reds swing way past Pirates

    Mike Leake doubled and hit a two-run homer Tuesday night, ending Gerrit Cole's winning streak and leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that completed two days full of homers and delays.
    First, the NL Central rivals completed a game that was suspended in the sixth inning because of rain the previous night.

    April 15, 2014

  • Pitt ends its spring practices

    No tailgating.
    No trip to a local high school.

    April 15, 2014

  • Pirates Game 1 0415 Pirates edge out Reds in suspended game

    After all those home runs and an overnight delay, it was settled by a single.
    Andrew McCutchen doubled and came around on Russell Martin’s single in the seventh inning on Tuesday, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates an 8-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the completion of a game that spanned two days and 10 home runs.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • track_B1 WestPAC relays go to Windber boys, Berlin girls

    Rain showers and dropping temperatures put a damper on Monday’s WestPAC Relays at Berlin Brothersvalley High School.
    For the Berlin girls and the boys from Windber, however, discomfort was not much of a factor.
    The Mountaineers won their third straight relay title while the Ramblers reclaimed the title from defending champ Shade.

    April 14, 2014 2 Photos