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DAILY DOSE: Local sports

In Blacklick Valley, College Sports, District 5, Football, Northern Bedford, Roundups, WestPAC on May 19, 2009 at 8:17 am

Here’s the area roundups from our local papers for May 19:

The Tribune-Democrat: Local sports briefs

Also,
BG’s Rea, CC’s Miller honored as Altoona Mirror athletes of the year (Altoona Mirror)
Sell’s perseverance serves as inspiration (Altoona Mirror)
Blacklick Valley star to play football for St. Francis (The Tribune-Democrat)
WPIAL awaits PIAA vote on football classification expansion (The Tribune-Review)

Football for Hawkins is reality

In Bishop McCort, College Sports, Football on May 11, 2009 at 9:34 am

As you’ve read about before in this space, Bishop McCort graduate Andrew Hawkins is ready to make his reality TV debut on the Spike Network on May 18 at 10 p.m.

The former Toledo wide receiver and defensive back is one of the contestants on Michael Irvin’s “4th and Long,” giving former football stars a chance to make the training camp roster of the Dallas Cowboys. More…

North Star pair headed for Frostburg

In College Sports, Football, North Star, WestPAC on May 6, 2009 at 7:02 am

The North Star Cougars’ football success during the past few years is due in part to its sterling offensive line. Now, two of those members are planning on playing on the same team yet again.

According to The Daily American, Tyler Ulery and Matt Caola have signed letters-of-intent to head to NCAA Division III Frostburg (Md.) State to play next season. More…

Watkins earns praise of entire league

In Baseball, College Sports, Conemaugh Township, Pitt-Johnstown, WestPAC on May 2, 2009 at 9:01 am

Former Conemaugh Township standout Ben Watkins was named the Pitcher of the Year by the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

The Pitt-Johnstown senior right-hander scored a 7-1 record this season, with an ERA of 0.83 through 53.1 innings of work. More…

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…

Valko’s debut in freestyle a good one

In College Sports, Forest Hills, Pitt-Johnstown, Wrestling on April 27, 2009 at 9:39 am

Pitt-Johnstown’s Shane Valko was looking for a national championship during this past season at the NCAA Divison II wrestling championships, but came up short in his bid.

So the Forest Hills graduate is doing everything he can this summer to prepare to bring a national title back to the Richland campus. That even includes wrestling freestyle for the first time, according to a story in today’s Tribune-Democrat. More…

Thompson racing for Cali (Pa., that is)

In College Sports, District 5, Shade, Shanksville, Track and Field on April 23, 2009 at 1:53 am

Shade track star Aimee Thompson is going to learn from the best next season, there’s no doubt about that.

The Daily American has the story about Thompson signing to run for California (Pa.) next year. And the Vulcans are coached by a legend. More…

Windber puts three into college sports

In Baseball, College Sports, District 5, Football, Volleyball, Windber on April 22, 2009 at 10:54 am

Windber stars Kevin Erickson, Jarod Spinelli and Ashley Steinbach are headed to the next level.

Each recently announced their intention to play college sports, according to The Daily American, making four Windber athletes to move on this year. More…

Sell does the Boston Marathon

In College Sports, District 5, Northern Bedford, St. Francis, Track and Field on April 20, 2009 at 2:44 am

UPDATE: Brian Sell finished 14th in the 2009 Boston Marathon. His official time was 2 hours, 16 minutes, 31 seconds. He finished nearly eight minutes behind the winner, Ethopian Deriba Merga (2:08.42).

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Former Northern Bedford and St. Francis standout Brian Sell will make another run at the Boston Marathon title when he lines up this morning in the famous race.

Sell took part in the marathon during the Beijing Olympics as a member of Team USA and finished fourth at the Boston Marathon in 2006.

Sell will compete in Boston Marathon (Altoona Mirror)

Snyder speeds to Mount St. Mary’s

In College Sports, District 5, Track and Field, WestPAC, Windber on April 16, 2009 at 12:55 am

Windber senior hurdler Sarah Snyder inked a letter-of-intent on Wednesday to run on the track team at NCAA Division I Mount St. Mary’s next year.

Snyder finished fourth in the state last season in the 300 hurdles and has a great chance to pace the state this season for the Ramblers, who face Chestnut Ridge and Berlin in a key meet this afternoon. More…