Guard transfers to Penn State
STATE COLLEGE – Penn State is bringing in a transfer from Miami (Ohio) to help out in the backcourt.
The Nittany Lions this week announced the addition of guard Allen Roberts. A graduate transfer with one year of eligibility left, the former Redhawk can play this fall.
The 6-foot-3 Roberts averaged 12.3 points per game in 2012-13. He’s expected to help pick up the scoring load following the unexpected offseason departure of Jermaine Marshall (15.3 points).
Roberts is the second transfer to join the Nittany Lions in two weeks.
Center Jordan Dickerson must sit out this season after transferring from SMU.
Penn State on Tuesday also announced the return of Andrew Jones as a graduate assistant.
Jones was a key contributor on the 2011 Penn State team that went to the NCAA tournament.
Boyd signs with Junior A team
Former Johnstown Tomahawks defenseman Cody Boyd signed with the Coquitlam Express of the British Columbia Hockey League.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Johnstown native will join the Junior A organization after spending his previous two season in the North American Hockey League.
“The Tomahawks have helped me to find my confidence and develop into a player I never thought I could be,” Boyd said.
Boyd, who is the son of Tomahawks General Manager and Director of Hockey Operations Rick Boyd, will live with family in Maple Ridge, B.C., while he continues his playing career.
Cody Boyd had five assists and nine points in 55 games. For the 2011-2012 season, he played with the Bismarck Bobcats.
Portage edges St. Michael
PORTAGE – Portage opened with five runs in its half of the first and held on to top St. Michael, 6-5, in an American Legion League Central Division clash which was called in the fifth inning.
Bailey Kerch was 3-for-3 while Ben Herman scored two runs and two hits in the win.
Portage (6-7) edged ahead of St. Michael (6-8) for the Central’s top spot.
The Saints’ Gavin Oswalt had two hits and drive in his club’s lone RBI in the fifth.
Richland's Pecora is one of two local wrestlers in state finals
It has never been easy for Nico Pecora to just be himself on the wrestling mat.
He’s always been the son of legendary Pitt-Johnstown coach Pat Pecora. And the younger brother of standout Marco Pecora.
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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.
Berlin girls avenge earlier loss to Portage
Berlin Brothersvalley was highly motivated to play Portage on Saturday in their PIAA Class A girls’ first-round basketball matchup at Central Cambria High School.
The Mountaineers, who lost at Portage earlier in the season, held the Mustangs to a single basket in the first half on 1 of 21 shooting Saturday and went on to a 59-42 victory.
Shade girls nip Bishop Carroll
Alexis Meck isn’t the first name that comes to mind when the Shade girls’ basketball team is the topic.
On Saturday, her name was the last in the scorebook as the Panthers edged Bishop Carroll 56-54 in a PIAA Class A first-round game at Pitt-Johnstown’s Sports Center.
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