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March 6, 2013

Local sports in brief 3/7/2013


Tomahawks’ Nelson decides

 Johnstown Tomahawks defenseman Casey Nelson has verbally committed to continue his career at Minnesota State University at Mankato. Nelson will join the NCAA Division I Mavericks for the 2013-2014 season.

“I committed to Mankato for so many reasons,” said Nelson, a native of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. “The coaches are great and the university itself is wonderful – I like everything both the school and the hockey program have to offer.”

The 6-2, 180-pound defenseman has played in all 54 games this season and has 22 assists and 32 points (10-22-32). He leads all Tomahawks defensemen in points and has consistently been among the top 10 defensive point leaders in the NAHL, currently tied at fifth place. He also leads all league defensemen in shots by a large margin with 189.


Mount Aloysius splits twin bill

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. ­– Mount Aloysius routed Emerson College 17-1 and fell 10-2 to York in a doubleheader on Wednesday at the Ripken Complex.

In the win over Emerson, Luke Szymanski went 4 for 6 with four runs and four RBIs. Ian Helsel was 2 for 3 with four runs. Aaron Kovach went 3 for 5 with three RBIs and two runs scored.


Mounties score two victories

MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Mount Aloysius won a pair of games on Tuesday at the NCSI Tournament.

In the opener, Kelsey Ickes struck out seven in a 4-1 victory over RMU of Springfield, Ill.

Emily Gearhart and Morgan Paynter had home runs.

In the second game, Mount Aloysius went nine innings before securing a 4-3 win over Lycoming College.

Taylor Mansfield got the win for the Mounties, who got a 3 for 3 showing and game-winning RBI from Jalissa Westover.

Marrisa Ayers was 2 for 3 and Gearhart had a triple as Mount Aloysius improved to 3-1.


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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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