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September 18, 2013

Local sports in brief 9/19/2013


Conemaugh Twp. wins WestPAC

INDIAN LAKE – Conemaugh Township had the top-three placewinners and four of the six best finishers en route to the team title in the WestPAC Golf Tournament at Northwinds.

Evan Steeves was the low finisher with a 78. He was followed by Indians teammates Austin Speigle (81) and Christian Yoder (86). North Star’s Nolan Pritts and Shanksville’s Gabe Peri tied Yoder for third place at 86. Conemaugh Township’s Luke Varner was sixth at 89.

Those six golfers made the All-WestPAC team.

Township’s four-man team shot a cumulative 334. Shanksville was second at 393. Rockwood placed third at 415.


Pitt-Johnstown scores first win

Steve Marsh notched Pitt-Johnstown’s first goal of the season three minutes into Wednesday’s match and the Mountain Cats collected two more in the second half for a 3-1 non-conference victory over visiting Alderson Broaddus.

UPJ is now 1-3.

Marsh scored on a long shot from outside the box. Steve Taslov increased the lead to 2-0 in the 65th minute, before the Battlers cut the deficit in half with a goal of the own.

However, Colin Michalski's header off of AJ McNary's corner kick tacked on an insurance goal to set the final.

Tim Ofman earned the win in goal, collecting four saves. Darius Aitkenhead made two saves, but surrendered all three goals for Alderson-Broaddus, now 1-4.

Mansfield blanks UPJ women

Danelle Shelters’ goal in the 32nd minute guided Mansfield University to a 1-0 PSAC victory over Pitt-Johnstown on Wednesday.

The Lady Cats fell to 0-5 overall and in the PSAC.

Mansfield goalkeeper Alana Krieger earned the shutout with just four saves.

Leeann Gorman made four saves for the Lady Cats and allowed the goal. Mansfield is 1-4 overall and in the PSAC.


Amarillo sails over Johnstown

BLAINE, MINN. – The defending Robertson Cup champion Amarillo Bulls scored four unanswered goals in a comeback 6-3 victory over the Johnstown Tomahawks on Wednesday night in the NAHL Showcase at Schwans Super Rink.

Johnstown had a pair of goals by Matthew Meier and one tally from Jordan Watt.

Meier’s second goal gave the Hawks a 3-2 advantage 9:30 into the second period.

Tomahawks goaltender Colin DeAugustin stopped 19 of 25 Amarillo shots.

Johnstown continues playing in the NAHL Showcase today against Topeka RoadRunners at 5:30 p.m.

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  • Mike Letizia Tomahawks hand reins to former assistant

    Introductions? Orientations? Neither was necessary when the Johnstown Tomahawks named their new head coach on Tuesday morning.
    The new guy in charge handled the job for the past month and has been part of the organization since the North American Hockey League team moved to Johnstown in 2012.

    June 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • NAHL coming to Connellsville

    The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced that the Port Huron Fighting Falcons are reactivating and relocating their membership to Connellsville.
    The team will be renamed the Keystone Ice Miners and will start play next season.

    May 10, 2014

  • spence Tomahawks decide not to renew coach’s contract

    Rick Boyd didn’t look forward to his conversation with Jason Spence on Monday.
    The Johnstown Tomahawks general manager and the NAHL organization had made a difficult and potentially unpopular decision to not renew Spence’s contract as the Tomahawks coach.

    April 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Spence, Jason Tomahawks won't renew Spence's contract

    The Johnstown Tomahawks will not renew head coach Jason Spence’s contract for the 2014-15 NAHL season, the team announced on Tuesday.

    April 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • ‘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.

    April 16, 2014

  • horizontal hawks Fighting Falcons win playoff series against Tomahawks

    The third period of Game 3 of the NAHL North Division semifinal served as a quick primer of the Johnstown Tomahawks’ playoff fortunes against top-seeded Port Huron.
    Trailing by two goals going into the third, the Tomahawks ramped up the intensity, producing a goal early and a multitude of chances at an equalizer until the game’s final moments when goaltender Max Milosek stopped Jordan Watt’s breakaway try as the Cambria County War Memorial Arena’s horn sounded.

    April 12, 2014 2 Photos

  • ’Hawks need a win to survive

    At the moment, it’s not about advancing through the postseason for the Johnstown Tomahawks. It’s simply a case of surviving to play another day.

    April 11, 2014

  • Falcons clip Tomahawks in overtime

    The Johnstown Tomahawks squandered a pair of two-goal leads and fell 4-3 in overtime to Port Huron in Game 2 of the North Division semifinals on Friday night.
    Johnstown trails the best-of-5 series 2-0 and will try to avoid elimination when the series moves to Cambria County War Memorial Arena on Friday.

    April 5, 2014

  • Tomahawks drop Game 1 on road

    The Johnstown Tomahawks came back from an early two-goal deficit, but Jon Hall scored a third period goal to give the Port Huron Fighting Falcons the 3-2 win in Game 1 of the best-of-5 North Division semi-finals on Thursday night at McMorran Arena.
    The Fighting Falcons struck first, as Bryce VanHorn scored 1:39 into the first period. Logan Lambdin earned an assist on the goal.

    April 4, 2014

  • tomahawks okicki Tomahawks set to open postseason on road

    The Johnstown Tomahawks open the Robertson Cup playoffs tonight at Port Huron hoping to reclaim the form that enabled the second-year team to move near the top of the NAHL North Division a mere six weeks ago.
    Standing in the way of fourth-seeded Johnstown is No. 1 Port Huron, a team that planted itself firmly atop the division and never relented.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo


What is the biggest key to reducing gun violence in Johnstown?

Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
More police on the streets.

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