The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


November 2, 2012

Local sports Briefs 11-3-2010


UPJ men eighth in WVIAC poll

The Pitt-Johnstown men earned 128 points and were been picked to finish eighth by the coaches in the WVIAC preseason poll. The coaches picked West Liberty as the favorite for a fourth straight conference title.

Pitt-Johnstown boasts some potent offensive weapons, headed by senior first-team all-conference selection Nick Novak, who led the team in both scoring and assists (114), and senior guard Jordan Miller (15.3 points per game), while junior forward Bill Luther (7.6 ppg) shot nearly 50 percent from the field.

Lady Cats picked eighth

The Pitt-Johnstown women were picked to finish eighth by WVIAC coaches in their preseason poll.

Fairmont State was chosen the preseason favorite.

The Lady Cats have a talented and experienced team, led by first-team All-WVIAC guard, and last year’s conference freshman of the year, Kaitlynn Fratz (17.2 ppg). Joining the stellar sophomore are two other second-year players, Nicole Carman and Kelsey Sleighter, who hit nearly 40 percent of her 3-point tries a year ago.

Mount men sixth in AMCC

The AMCC men's basketball coaches have chosen Mount Aloysius to finish sixth in their preseason poll.

Coach Lance Loya, now entering his 10th season, returns four starters from last year and a considerably more experienced roster.

Mount Aloysius will open Nov. 16 against Penn State-Altoona in the Juniata College Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

Ladie Mounties chosen fourth

The Mount Aloysius women were picked to finish fourth in the AMCC preseason coaches poll.

The Lady Mounties went 15-12 last season and advanced to the conference semifinals in coach Kristi Kaack’s first year at the helm.

Defending champion La Roche was picked to finish first.

Mount Aloysius will open on Nov. 16 at the Muhlenberg College tournament.


St. Francis back in title match

LORETTO – The top-seeded St. Francis women downed No. 4 seed Sacred Heart 2-0 at DeGol Field on Friday to earn a berth in the Northeast Conference Championship.

The Red Flash posted its second-ever NEC tournament victory despite advancing in four of its past five league playoff games. St. Francis will meet third-seeded LIU Brooklyn in the championship bout.

The Blackbirds upset no. 2 seeded Monmouth 1-0 in the day's second match.

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    John Fees’ spring baseball season accurately mirrors that of his Pitt-Johnstown team.
    Fees started slow, losing his first four decisions, but has rebounded nicely in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division.

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  • Pirates 0418 Brewers ward off late Pirates rally bid

    Kyle Lohse pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Carlos Gomez homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Friday night.
    Lohse (3-1) improved to 11-2 in his career against the Pirates, allowing one earned run in a win against them for the second time in six days.

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  • Drama lacking sans Tiger

    If professional golf saw its future at Augusta National last weekend, the sight had to be worse than choking on a 5-foot putt.
    The course was there in all its splendor.

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  • Penguins 0418 Penguins are wary of spunky Blue Jackets

    Sidney Crosby is used to the attention. It comes with the territory when you’re the best hockey player in the world.
    Still, the Pittsburgh Penguins star knows the spotlight becomes more acute in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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  • Pirates 0417 Pirates power past Brewers

    Andrew McCutchen hit his first homer of the season and drove in three runs, Pedro Alvarez had a three-run shot and pinch-hitter Josh Harrison broke a tie with a long ball in the seventh inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Milwaukee Brewers their first road loss, 11-2 on Thursday night.
    Harrison’s two-run drive down the left field line off Rob Wooten (0-1) was the second of his career as a pinch hitter.

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  • Penguins 0417 Jackets preparing for Game 2

    The Columbus Blue Jackets don’t feel they’re doomed after blowing a two-goal lead in a Game 1 loss of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
    “It’s not about missed chances, or feeling sorry about it,” goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky said at Thursday’s optional workout, 13 hours after falling 4-3 in Pittsburgh.

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    Jennerstown Speedway released a very ambitious schedule on its website and continues to prepare for its 2014 reopening.
    The track is set to hold a practice day for drivers as well as an open house and media day on April 26.

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  • ‘Hawks already building toward next season

    Jason Spence used up his cell phone’s battery on a trip from Johnstown to his parents’ home in Nova Scotia, Canada.
    Once the Johnstown Tomahawks coach got to his destination, Spence had to get creative to secure cell service across the border.

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  • Pirates 0416 Dominant Cueto drops Pirates in matinee

    That playoff loss in Pittsburgh last year? Johnny Cueto never thought about it much. So getting a chance to shut out the Pirates in a rematch wasn’t any more special.

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