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Track and Field competes in conference

Cory Geer, Sports Editor

March 1, 2017

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The Pitt-Johnstown men’s and women’s track and field teams are preparing for the biggest meet of the year: the 2017 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field championships. This year’s conference championship ...

Five wrestlers qualify for nationals

Emily Moore, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017

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The Pitt-Johnstown men’s wrestling team traveled to Erie on Friday to compete in the Super Region 1 tournament and finished in third place. The Mountain Cats have been Regional Champions 21 times, according to assistant coach ...

Former Pitt-Johnstown athlete ready for season

Cory Geer, Sports Editor

February 22, 2017

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Former Pitt-Johnstown baseball player Kaleb Fleck is getting ready again for spring training with the Arizona Diamondbacks. “Kaleb was an excellent student athlete, a great young man, and is blessed with a golden arm,” s...

Gym closings disrupt workout routines

Emily Moore, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017

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The back gym in the Pitt-Johnstown Sports Center is popular with students working out, but the popularity causes a problem when the gym is closed down during athletic events in the gymnasium. During athletic events held in the Spo...

Wrestlers’ sacrifice to make weight for matches

Sarah Francowic, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017

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Fasting, severe calorie restriction, excessive exercise and dehydration may help you get into a lower wrestling weight class, and Pitt-Johnstown wrestlers know the routine all too well. Sophomore 141-pound Joe Davis knows ho...

Track and field prepares for conference meets

Emily Moore, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017

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According to junior sprinter Dartagnan Suchar, one of track and field preseason meets at Youngstown (Ohio) State University benefited the team. “A big atmosphere like Youngstown always benefits competitors for the regular seaso...

Pitt-Johnstown athletes score well in classroom

Cory Geer, Sports Editor

February 8, 2017

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Pitt-Johnstown men and women student athletes do not conform to the stereotype of athletes performing poorly in the classroom. They are 8.5 percent of the students on the Dean’s list, which includes students with a 3.25 GP...

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