PSAC honors UPJ hurler
Pitt-Johnstown senior right-hander John Fees was named the PSAC West Co-Pitcher of the Week by the conference office on Monday after holding Gannon University to just three hits in a 9-0 shutout victory on Saturday.
Fees also walked two and fanned seven to help Pitt-Johnstown clinch a berth in this week's PSAC tournament in Butler.
A Cambria Heights High School graduate, Fees shares this week's award with Mercyhurst's Jon Klein, who tossed his first complete-game shutout of the season with a one-hitter against Slippery Rock.
Rain washes out Curve road game
ERIE – Monday’s Eastern League game between the Altoona Curve and host Erie SeaWolves was postponed due to inclement weather.
The two teams will make up the game on Wednesday with a doubleheader at the same scheduled start time of 11:05 a.m. in Erie.
This is the fifth postponed game of the season for the Curve, who have played a total of 21 games.
Altoona (10-11) and Erie (9-12) will now meet in the first game of the series at 6:35 p.m. tonight.
Area players do well on road trip
AKRON, Ohio – A team comprised of Johnstown-area scholastic basketball players fared well in the 16-year-old division of the King James Shooting Stars Classic AAU event in Akron, Ohio, last weekend.
The team is coached by former area standout players Paul Byer and Ryan Durham, who is president of the Johnstown-based Winner Circle Basketball Academy.
Durham listed the players on the team as: Forest Hills’ Jordan Schrock and Eric Kudlawiec; Somerset’s Dylan Barnes; Greater Johnstown’s Kevin Brandon, William Robinson, Mike Kearse and Vantroy Godboat; Conemaugh Valley’s Jaden Mickens; and Ferndale’s RaKwon Hinton and Corey McCombie.
The 16-year-old team went 1-2 in pool play and advanced to the Bronze Division 10th Grade Black bracket and won three games.
The team faced opponents from Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee as well as a final-round game win over a squad from Philadelphia.