BY MIKE MASTOVICH
An ironman hockey goaltender who later drafted one of the greatest players to skate in the National Hockey League.
Two successful NCAA Division I coaches who each played their respective sports for major college programs.
A former pitcher who tossed a no-hitter in the minor leagues and was among the youngest players called up to the major leagues, and a Division I women’s volleyball standout who went on to be an academic advisor to student-athletes at a national level.
The Cambria County Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2014 highlights some impressive credentials.
Hall of Fame Chairman Bruce Haselrig announced the class during a press conference on Wednesday as: Leah Hollis, volleyball; Ed Johnston, hockey; John Kasay Sr., football; Randy Mazey, baseball; and Tom McGough, baseball.
The five new members officially will be inducted during a July 12 banquet at the Pasquerilla Conference Center.
The Cambria County Sports Hall of Fame also will recognize several teams during the banquet:
n The 30th anniversary of Richland High School’s 1984 state volleyball championship and the Rams’ successful defense of that PIAA crown in 1985.
n The 20th anniversary of Bishop McCort High School hockey team’s 1994 state championship as well as four other state titles the Crushers won in the 1990s.
n The 20th anniversary of the state runner-up 1994 Forest Hills football team.
The Hall will honor the All American Amateur Baseball Association Tournament, which will hold its 70th tournament in August at Point Stadium and surrounding fields.
Also, Class of 1990 inductee Carlton Haselrig officially will have football added to his hall of fame title. Haselrig had been inducted based on his career as a six-time national champion wrestler at Pitt-Johnstown but later went on to attain All Pro status as an NFL offensive lineman with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Hall also announced its new website www.ccshof.org as well as a presence on Facebook and Twitter.
BY MIKE MASTOVICH
Martella’s sweeps past Delweld
A six-run rally in the first helped guide Martella’s Pharmacy to an 8-1 win over Delweld in Game 3 of their best-of-5 AAABA League semifinal series at Point Stadium, sweeping the series in the process.
That rally also continued season-long trends for the clubs, according to their respective managers.
Warshel selecting UPJ
For Kelci Warshel, the call to attend Pitt-Johnstown was based on the availability of her desired major – nursing.
Taking an opportunity to join the university’s women’s track and field program was a very nice add-on and one that the Richland High graduate is ready to jump into ...
... Or hurdle over.
Rallying Dodgers snap Pirates’ win streak at 3 games
Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven strong innings, Adrian Gonzalez reached base five times and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Monday night.
Ryu (11-5) joined Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw in making the Dodgers the first team in the majors with three 11-game winners.
Pitt picked sixth in cluttered Coastal
Florida State was an obvious choice as a favorite in one of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s divisions.
In the other one, the pecking order was nowhere near that clear.
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American Legion Region 7: Bedford gets past Clearfield
Bedford’s Jake Stover had two hits with double and three RBIs in a 9-6 win against host Clearfield in the Pa. American Legion Region 7 Tournament.
American Legion Region 7: Claysburg edges Beech Creek
Claysburg’s Mike Mock went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run in the fourth inning to help his squad get by Beech Creek 7-6 during Sunday’s winners-bracket game in the Pa. American Legion Region 7 Tournament.
Pirates rally to keep sweep
Taking the extra base was the key for the Pittsburgh Pirates in completing a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies.
Andrew McCutchen hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning, Neil Walker followed with a home run and the Pirates overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Rockies 5-3 Sunday.
AAABA League playoffs: Laurel Auto Group moves closer to advancing
Second-seeded Laurel Auto Group fell behind early against No. 3 Berkley Hills Renegades on Sunday afternoon at Roxbury Park. But Laurel’s players didn’t lose their composure.
Urtz, Pope lead AAABA League award votes
Logan Urtz hadn’t fielded a ground ball as an infielder or swung a bat in a game for a couple seasons.
But you can’t take the former infielder out of a starting pitcher.
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