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July 18, 2013

Local sports in brief 7/19/2013

JOHNSTOWN — BASKETBALL

Shubik lands Rutgers position

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – North Star High School graduate Monte Shubik has accepted a position as Rutgers University men’s basketball program’s director of player services.

The Stoystown native had spent the past 10 seasons working for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA. He was the Sixers’ assistant coach/video coordinator.

Shubik, 33, worked 10 seasons with the 76ers and was promoted to an assistant coach position last season.

IUP women’s assistants hired

INDIANA –  The IUP women's basketball program hired Rebecca Tillett and Ryenn Micaletti as assistant coaches.

They're the first two hires of Tom McConnell, the former St. Francis University men’s basketball coach who was named the IUP women’s head coach last month.

HOCKEY

Penguins sign free agent

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed restricted free agent Dustin Jeffrey to a one-year contract.

The deal, worth $625,000, gives the Penguins added depth after losing veterans Brenden Morrow, Jarome Iginla and Matt Cooke in free agency. The 25-year-old Jeffrey had three goals and three assists for the Penguins during the 2013 season. Jeffrey has played in just 50 NHL games since tearing the ACL in his right knee in March, 2011.

The signing leaves the Penguins with just one restricted free agent on the roster, Robert Bortuzzo. Bortuzzo is eligible for arbitration. He played in 15 games last season, with two goals and two assists.

LACROSSE

Richland will host clinics

A series of lacrosse clinics will be held at Richland High School’s Herlinger Field on four dates this month and in August.

The clinics will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on July 24 and 31, and August 7 and 14.

Athletes age 11 to 17 may participate. Players must bring a helmet and gloves to the clinics. Sticks will be provided, though players are permitted to bring their own sticks.

Cost is $25. For more information, call East Hills Recreation at 269-0303, or stop at EHR and ask for Jim Miliauskas or Drew Civis.

Sign-ups will be held through July 23.

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