Westmont wins rivalry game
Westmont Hilltop got goals from four different players on Monday night to defeat city rival Bishop McCort 4-1 in PIHL action at Cambria County War Memorial Arena.
Brandon Leech, Brian Yost, Zak Nedwreski and J.J. Cavrak scored for the Hilltoppers, who outshot Bishop McCort 39-12. Leech and Cavrak each added an assist for Westmont, which also got assists from T.J. Smith and Liam Moran.
A.J. Papcunik scored the Crushers’ goal and was assisted by Ryan Siwy.
The teams had a combined 11 penalties for 30 minutes in the third period.
UPJ splits doubleheader
to open season
INSTITUTE, W.Va. - Pitt-Johnstown opened the season Monday, splitting a doubleheader against West Virginia State.
The Mountain Cats came from behind to win the opener 12-8 and fell 7-4 in the second game.
Kyle Morrow homered and Jeff Campbell drove in three runs in Game 1. Kody Reighard got the win, allowing three unearned runs in relief of starter John Fees.
In the second game, Zach Vignero and Nate Pope had two RBIs apiece while Jake Warner and Morrow had two hits each.
Yellow Jackets’ coach Calvin Bailey picked up his 1,000 victory with his team’s win in the second game. Bailey is just the seventh coach in NCAA Division II history to reach the milestone.
UPJ has its home opener, a doubleheader at the Point, on Saturday at 1 p.m. against Clarion.
Mount Aloysius falls in opener
SHENANDOAH, Va. - Mount Aloysius dropped its season opener 14-7 to host Shenandoah University, which is ranked No. 23 in NCAA Division III.
For the Mounties, Aaron Kovach was 3 for 4 with four RBIs. Ian Helsel was 2 for 3, scored two and drove in two while Pat Gully and Cory Dick were both 2 for 4, with Gully scoring twice and Dick scoring once.
Johnstown skaters win five medals in Ohio meet
Kathy Frombach Miller of Johnstown and her daughter, Karissa Jean, won five medals at the recent Youngstown (Ohio) meet.
Miller won the gold medal in the Classic A women’s and Premier Gold categories.
Karissa Jean claimed the gold in the Juvenile girls category, the silver in the Juvenile B event and the bronze in the Juvenile solo dance division.
The pair are coached by Phyllis Frombach and Linda Miner of the Valley Skating Center in Donora.
Kathy Frombach Miller is a member of the Cambria County Sports Hall of Fame.