The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

October 8, 2012

Local sports in brief 10/9/2012


District 5 singles

tournament concludes today

The District 5 singles competition will conclude today at 12:30 p.m. at Bedford High School.

The final will feature defending champion Maria Snyder of Northern Bedford taking on Catie McClain of Windber.

Snyder defeated Windber’s Cassie Wentz 10-4 in the quarterfinals and Taylor Frazier of Chestnut Ridge 10-6 in the semifinals to advance to the championship.

McClain downed Amber Lafferty of Bedford 10-6 in the quarters and Sydney Geary of Somerset 10-6 in the semis to earn her spot in the title match.

Kush sweeps events

Westmont resident Adam Kush, 12, won singles and doubles events during the Boys 12 Level 5 Sectional tournament, which was held in Philadelphia.

Kush won four singles matches to reach the final, then he beat Sam Kesto of Phoenixville 6-3, 6-4 in the championship match. In the doubles competition, Kush teamed with Philip Szkudlarski of New Jersey. They defeated Ishaan Ravichander and Nolan Shah, 8-3, in the final.


Robert Morris beats


Robert Morris jumped on Pitt-Johnstown early, and the Colonials defeated the UPJ men’s team, 7-1, on Sunday.

Seven different players scored for Robert Morris. Derek Grove scored the lone goal for the Icecats.

Robert Morris led 5-1 after one period and held a 43-27 advantage in shots on goal.


University of Richmond’s Lovette receives honor

RICHMOND, Va. - University of Richmond senior women’s golfer Caroline Lovette was named the Colonial Athletic Association Golfer of the Week.

The league honor, the first in her career, came after a seventh-place finish at the UNCG Starmount Fall Classic.

The former Westmont Hilltop standout carded a three-round total of 218, including a personal-best score of 71 in the final round. Her 54-hole total of five-over was also a career-best, tying her for seventh all-time on Richmond’s 54-hole scoring list.

Lovette’s finish helped the Spiders to a sixth-place showing as a team.

Pitt-Johnstown places sixth at WVIAC Northern Regional

Kevin McDonald carded a two-round score of 154 to finish in a tie for 13th place at the WVIAC Northern Regional Tournament, which concluded Monday at the Spiedel-Jones Course of Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, W.Va.

UPJ finished sixth in the team standings with a score of 633.

Charleston’s Jamin Smith won the individual championship with a score of 147, and Concord won the team title with a 602.


Young rolls first 300

Keith Young bowled his first 300 game in the Friday Night Men’s League at Richland Lanes.

In addition to the perfect game, Young had a 143 and a 207 to finish with a 650 series.

LIU-Brooklyn tabs Jones as bowling coach

Kayla Jones, a graduate of Kutztown University and Westmont Hilltop High School, was hired as the women’s bowling coach at Long Island University-Brooklyn.

“We are excited to have Kayla join our staff,” LIU-Brooklyn Director of Athletics John Suarez said.

“She has a tremendous amount of experience competing at a high level at Kutztown, and I am confident that she will lead our program to new heights in the years to come.”

Jones earned NCAA Division II Bowler of the Year honors as a senior at Kutztown, where she led the Golden Bears with a 206.5 traditional team average. Jones was also a two-time All-America selection.

“I’m very excited to join the LIU staff and help continue the school’s success with the bowling program,” Jones said.

LIU-Brooklyn won a school-record 48 matches last year. The Blackbirds begin their season Oct. 20 at the Kutztown Fall Baker Invitational.