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CT grad relishing spot in Yankees system

In Baseball, Conemaugh Township, District 5, Pitt-Johnstown, WestPAC on June 12, 2009 at 7:08 am

Ben Watkins was a 40th round draft pick of the New York Yankees this week, and both The Daily American and Tribune-Democrat have stories about the former Conemaugh Township standout.

Watkins is a standup guy and we wish him all the best as he begins a pro career in the not-too-distant future!

Yanks draft UPJ’s Watkins (The Tribune-Democrat)
CT grad Watkins drafted by Yankees (The Daily American)


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…

Miller hoops his way to AP team

In Basketball, Central Cambria, District 5, District 6, LHAC, Pitt-Johnstown, Tussey Mountain on March 31, 2009 at 8:50 am

Central Cambria senior Jordan Miller was honored by his community a few weeks ago with his own week. Now, he’s part of the Class AA first team for the state of Pennsylvania.

The basketball star, who will  go to Pitt-Johnstown next year to play for coach Bob Rukavina, averaged better than 30 points per game this season. More…

DAILY DOSE: Baseball, softball, track results; Watkins wins award

In Baseball, College Sports, Conemaugh Township, District 5, District 6, LHAC, Pitt-Johnstown, Softball, Track and Field, WestPAC on March 25, 2009 at 6:53 am

Former Conemaugh Township standout Ben Watkins won his second West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference pitcher of the week award. More…

Valko a runner-up at nationals; Whetstone finishes fifth

In Claysburg, College Sports, District 6, Forest Hills, Pitt-Johnstown, Wrestling on March 14, 2009 at 8:35 pm

Forest Hills graduate Shane Valko fell 2-1 in overtime against Kutztown’s Joe Kammerer and finished second in the nation at the NCAA Division II national wrestling championships. Pitt-Johnstown’s Valko, who beat Kammerer for the East Region crown in overtime two weeks ago, gave up an escape in the first tie-breaker period and was ridden out in the second.

Only a junior, Valko’s still got more time ahead to prove he’s the best in the country. Congratulations on a strong season and an All-American finish! More…