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August 3, 2013

Local sports in brief — Aug. 4, 2013

JOHNSTOWN — WEIGHTLIFTING

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.

GOLF

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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