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Somerset stud headed for UPJ

In College Sports, Pitt-Johnstown, Somerset, Wrestling on April 30, 2009 at 12:08 am

Golden Eagles wrestlier Kyle Pucci isn’t going to have to travel very far for college when that first day comes in the fall.

The Somerset senior has committed to wrestle for legendary coach Pat Pecora at Pitt-Johnstown, inking a letter-of-intent during a ceremony on Wednesday, according to a story in The Daily American. More…

Shubik shooting for successful first camp

In Basketball, North Star on April 30, 2009 at 12:05 am

Former North Star great Drew Shubik is headed back to the area to conduct a basketball camp in Kantner in June.

According to information in The Daily American, Shubik’s camp will be for players grade 3 and up, and will run from June 8-12 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. More…

DAILY DOSE: Baseball, softball, tennis

In Roundups on April 29, 2009 at 11:59 pm

Local sports roundups from our area papers for April 30:

The Tribune-Democrat: Local sports briefs

The Daily American: Baseball, softball, track

Altoona Mirror: Baseball, track, tennis

Also,
Track and field honor roll (Altoona Mirror)

Berlin softball trounces Rockwood

In Berlin, District 5, Rockwood, Softball, WestPAC on April 29, 2009 at 9:24 am

Kristen Hankinson belted three RBIs and pitcher Megan DeMartino allowed only three hits as the Lady Mountaineers cruised past Rockwood 11-0 in six innings, according to The Daily American today.

The Mountaineers were able to get contact against DeMartino, but each time, the ball seemed to find a Berlin player as the Lady Mountaineers played solid defensively. More…

DAILY DOSE: Baseball, softball, track

In Roundups on April 29, 2009 at 9:15 am

Local roundups from our area papers for April 29:

The Tribune-Democrat: Local sports briefs

The Daily American:Baseball, softball, local briefs

Altoona Mirror: Baseball, softball, tennis, track and field

Also,
Northern Cambria girls dominate invitational (The Tribune-Democrat)
Cambria Heights’ Fees picks UPJ (Altoona Mirror)

Berlin boys, Windber girls pace field at WestPAC Relays

In Berlin, District 5, Track and Field, WestPAC, Windber on April 28, 2009 at 7:14 am

As two of the top programs in the WestPAC, it’s no surprise that the Berlin boys and Windber girls ran away from the field on Monday at the conference’s annual relay event.

On a stellar day, there were plenty of records set, according to today’s Tribune-Democrat. More…

DAILY DOSE: Baseball, softball, track

In Roundups on April 28, 2009 at 7:10 am

Local sports roundups from our area papers for April 28:

The Tribune-Democrat: Local sports briefs

The Daily American: Baseball, softball, local sports, track

Altoona Mirror: Baseball, softball, tennis

McCort grad gets shot at Cowboys, via TV

In Bishop McCort, Football, LHAC on April 27, 2009 at 2:08 pm

Andrew Hawkins is one of a dozen cast members on Michael Irvin’s Spike TV reality show 4th and Long, with a chance at making the Dallas Cowboys.

Andrew had a successful career at Toledo as a wide receiver and had signed with Montreal in the CFL. Links to the show’s preview follows the jump. More…

Report: Hershey sweetens PIAA pot

In Basketball, PIAA on April 27, 2009 at 1:44 pm

The battle is on for the PIAA basketball championships.

According to the Harrisburg Patriot-News, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts offered a proposal to the PIAA that would not cost the organization anything other than catering costs to hold its basketball championships at the Giant Center. More…

LaRod NFL bound with Arizona

In District 6, Football, Greater Johnstown, LHAC, Pitt on April 27, 2009 at 9:46 am

One of the top football players to come out of the area in recent years is Greater Johnstown graduate LaRod Stephens-Howling.

Now the former Pitt tailback is headed to the NFC champion Arizona Cardinals after being drafted in the seventh round of the NFL draft on Sunday. More…