Tomahawks in volleyball event
The Johnstown Tomahawks will put away their hockey skates for one night and take their athletic abilities to an entirely different playing surface when they play the Forest Hills School girls volleyball team at 7 p.m. on Monday.
The “Spike Autism” a charity volleyball game organized by three Forest Hills seniors will be played at Forest Hills High.
Tickets are $2 and may be purchased through the Tomahawks office at 536-4625. The event will benefit ACRP’s Autism Spectrum Disorders Unit.
Keri Ondrejik, Brianna Neff, and Lakin Stiffler organized the charity game as their senior project in order to raise awareness and money for autism spectrum disorders.
Mount Aloysius notches victory
HARRISBURG – Derrick Capiak threw a complete-game shutout Friday to lead Mount Aloysius to a 1-0 victory at Penn State-Harrisburg.
Capiak struck out 10 and gave up two hits. The Mounties’ lone run came in the ninth when Jesse Bordner’s single scored Connor Powie, who reached on a single and stole second.
Ian Helsel and Alex Martin had two hits each as Mount Aloysius improved to 7-5 and PSU-Harrisburg fell to 2-7.
Mounties win pair at tourney
ROANOKE, Va. – Mount Aloysius defeated Cassleton State 9-1 and host Roanoke 4-3 in a doubleheader at the Roanoke College Bash on Friday.
Shelby Kline took the win in the opener with Taylor Mansfield picking up a save. Emily Gearhart and Kaleigh Root had two hits each for the Mounties. One of Gearhart’s was a two-run home run.
The win over sixth-ranked Roanoke was the first victory over a nationally ranked team in the history of the Mount Aloysius softball program.
Kelsey Ickes claimed the win, tossing a seven-inning five-hitter.
Richland's Pecora is one of two local wrestlers in state finals
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.
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Bengals make low offer to Hawkins
Johnstown’s Andrew Hawkins grew up with the Cincinnati Bengals while following his older brother Artrell Hawkins Jr.’s NFL career.
The younger Hawkins could see himself wearing a Bengals uniform and playing wide receiver in Cincinnati for years to come. But the Bishop McCort High School graduate knows the business side of the NFL sometimes gets in the way of the storybook ending.
Second place little consolation to contenders
Perspective can be a tricky thing in athletics.
Just ask Richland’s Nico Pecora and Bedford’s Jon Gabriel.
PIAA wrestling notebook: Murin not pleased with fifth place
Max Murin won the first 36 matches of his varsity career.
But the Central Cambria freshman was disappointed after he dropped two consecutive bouts on Friday night at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships.
Berlin girls avenge earlier loss to Portage
Berlin Brothersvalley was highly motivated to play Portage on Saturday in their PIAA Class A girls’ first-round basketball matchup at Central Cambria High School.
The Mountaineers, who lost at Portage earlier in the season, held the Mustangs to a single basket in the first half on 1 of 21 shooting Saturday and went on to a 59-42 victory.
Shade girls nip Bishop Carroll
Alexis Meck isn’t the first name that comes to mind when the Shade girls’ basketball team is the topic.
On Saturday, her name was the last in the scorebook as the Panthers edged Bishop Carroll 56-54 in a PIAA Class A first-round game at Pitt-Johnstown’s Sports Center.
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