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July 19, 2013

Local sports in brief 7/20/2013

JOHNSTOWN — BASEBALL

Ambassadors will wash cars

The AAABA Ambassadors will hold a car wash from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Wolf Furniture parking lot in Richland Township.

The $5 donation includes a ticket to opening night of the 69th annual AAABA Tournament on Aug. 5 at Point Stadium.

BASKETBALL

NABC honors Mount Aloysius

CRESSON – The Mount Aloysius men’s basketball team is a recipient of the inaugural National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Excellence Award.

The award was created by the NABC Committee on Academics, and recognizes outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better for the 2012-13 season.

Nationally, only 96 NCAA Division I, II, III and NAIA Division I and II teams received the award.

A trio of Mount Aloysius players was additionally named to the NABC Honors Court, recognizing the talents and gifts of select basketball student-athletes. In order to be named to the Honors Court, a player must meet a high standard of academic criteria, be a junior or senior varsity player, have a minimum 3.2 grade point average, and have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.

Senior Kyle Baughman and juniors Jake Wyatt and Aaron Patrick were each selected as Honors Court recipients.

Former Mount Aloysius standout Joey Stephenson of Johnstown, who graduated in 2010, is the only other Mount Aloysius student-athlete to have ever been named to the NABC Honors Court.

ATHLETICS

Duathlon set

in Meyersdale

The Hit the Dusty Trail Duathlon: Send Cancer Packing event will be held on Aug. 17 on the Great Allegheny Passage in Meyersdale.

The event begins at 7:30 a.m. to support regional cancer-related endeavors through the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies.

The duathlon will be held in memory of Gary Fulton, who died from brain cancer in February 2012. A 1959 graduate of Conemaugh Township with degrees from IUP and Pittsburgh, Fulton was an elementary teacher for 41 years. He also was a Vietnam veteran.

The duathlon will include a

4-mile run, 21-mile bike ride,

2-mile run, 2-mile walk, 21-mile bike ride and a 1-mile walk.

FOOTBALL

Bishop McCort combine July 28

Bishop McCort High School will hold the third annual Crusher Combine for McCort football players in grades 7 to 12 and their supporters. The family-oriented event will be held at 2 p.m. on July 28 at Point Stadium.

Combine events include medicine ball throw, broad jump, 40-yard dash, pro agility run and more.

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