Part of Cambria in new deer zone
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Game Commission has established a second zone where hunters must abide by stricter rules to prevent the spread of a fatal deer disease.
The state’s second Disease Management Area includes about 900 square miles in parts of Bedford, Blair, Cambria and Huntingdon counties in west-central Pennsylvania, where three hunter-killed deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
Another 600-square-mile zone was established in October in Adams and York counties after the first confirmed case of the disease.
Hunters are prohibited from moving certain deer parts, using certain attractants, and must bring their deer to a mandatory check station when hunting in either area. Deer feeding also is banned.
Among other things, hunters can’t move the head, spinal cord and backbone of deer killed in those areas.
USPS will take boxes from route
PITTSBURGH – The U.S. Postal Service is temporarily removing mailboxes along the Pittsburgh Marathon course as a security precaution.
The move is one of several being taken by local, county, state and federal officials in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings last month.
Sunday’s marathon is expected to draw 27,000 runners and about 50,000 spectators.
The boxes will be removed starting Saturday. Regular mail collection will resume on Monday.
WestPAC sets championships
The WestPAC softball championship is set for May 14 at the V.E. Erickson complex at 4:30 p.m.
In the current standings, Conemaugh Township leads in the North and Shade in the South.
The league’s baseball title game will be played at 7 p.m. on May 14 at the Salisbury-Elk Lick field.
North Star and Meyersdale are the north and south leaders, respectively.
Cameron named pitcher of week
Mount Aloysius’ Cameron Kyle was named the AMCC Pitcher of the Week.
Kyle had a stellar week for the Mounties, racking up two wins in just three days. Against top-ranked LaRoche, he took the mound in relief to secure the win.
After one day’s rest, the sophomore again entered in relief against Medaille to earn his second conference win of the week.
In 7 1⁄3 innings of relief, he allowed only four earned runs, while striking out eight.
Roberts honored by conference
George Roberts of Kent State was named Mid-American Conference East Division Player of the Week on Monday after a weekend sweep of Bowling Green.
Roberts hit .750 in three games against the Falcons, picking up six hits in eight at-bats. Two of those hits were doubles. The former Forest Hills and AAABA standout also walked twice and was hit by a pitch.
He led the team with seven RBI and did not strike out once at the plate. Defensively, he did not commit an error and had 32 putouts with three assists. The successful weekend put his batting average through 18 conference games over the .400 mark.