Local senior captures gold
HARRISBURG — John Herbein of Johnstown captured weightlifting gold in the 198-pound class at the State Games of America competition on Saturday.
Herbein bench pressed 230 pounds an deadlifted 400 pounds for a total combined weight of 630 pounds. That was enough to win the 75-79-year-old age group in the masters division. The national competition is being held in conjuction with the Keystone State games this year.
Pritts earns 2nd ace this year
BOSWELL – Jason Pritts had been playing golf for about 20 years. It took him less than three months to get his second.
The 35-year-old Jennerstown man used a 3-hybrid for a hole-in-one on the 230-yard par 4 second hole at Sliding Rock Golf Course on Friday night.
“I watched it go and watched it land on the green,” Pritts said. “It happened so quick. It hit the pin and went in the hole.”
Oddly enough, both of Pritts’ aces came on par 4s at Sliding Rock. He used a driver for a hole-in-one on the 300-yard No. 1 on May 19.
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Bengals make low offer to Hawkins
Johnstown’s Andrew Hawkins grew up with the Cincinnati Bengals while following his older brother Artrell Hawkins Jr.’s NFL career.
The younger Hawkins could see himself wearing a Bengals uniform and playing wide receiver in Cincinnati for years to come. But the Bishop McCort High School graduate knows the business side of the NFL sometimes gets in the way of the storybook ending.
Second place little consolation to contenders
Perspective can be a tricky thing in athletics.
Just ask Richland’s Nico Pecora and Bedford’s Jon Gabriel.
PIAA wrestling notebook: Murin not pleased with fifth place
Max Murin won the first 36 matches of his varsity career.
But the Central Cambria freshman was disappointed after he dropped two consecutive bouts on Friday night at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships.
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