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.
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.
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.
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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Bishop Carroll boys continue in playoffs
Bishop Carroll trailed just once on Friday in its PIAA Class A first-round contest against Clarion-Limestone at Richland High School.
After that early 3-0 deficit, the Huskies never looked back rolling to a dominating 81-42 victory over the Lions.
North Catholic rolls over Berlin in Class A
Berlin Brothersvalley had a hot start and an uptempo finish in the PIAA Class A boys’ basketball playoffs on Friday night at Pitt-Johnstown.
But Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic rode 6-foot-9 senior center Dominic Robb inside, and used an 11-0 spurt to open the third quarter to pull away in a 56-44 victory at the Sports Center.
Somerset eliminated from Class AAA tourney
Lancaster Mennonite unleashed its offensive arsenal against Somerset on Friday night in first-round PIAA Class AAA basketball tournament action at Richland High School.
The second and fourth quarters were the downfall for the Golden Eagles who fell behind in the second and could never quite get back on track, falling 70-44.
Richland wrestler advances at 170
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.
Richland rolling forward
Richland High’s boys’ basketball team made history last weekend. Now, the Rams want to add a few more details to this memorable story.
Coach Greg Burke’s team won the program’s first District 6 boys’ basketball title since 1975 in convincing fashion over Central on March 1.
Tomahawks lose shutout
The adage – as Johnstown Tomahawks coach Jason Spence affirmed after his squad’s 2-0 loss to the Janesville Jets on Friday at Cambria County War Memorial Arena – is that you can’t win if you don’t score.
While the Tomahawks came up short on the scoreboard, they weren’t short on chances.
McCutchen leads Pirates offense in loss to Twins
Andrew McCutchen homered, doubled and singled Friday for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
McCutchen went 3 for 3, scored twice and drove in two runs. The reigning NL MVP is 8 for 11 in four games this spring.
Richland wrestler reaches PIAA title match
Nico Pecora gave the area its second state finalist at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships tonight.
Bedford wrestler reaches state championship match
Bedford will have a state finalist for the second consecutive season, but it will not be the same one.
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