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More fans in stands at sporting events

Nathan Bottiger, Managing Editor
October 2, 2013

Pitt-Johnstown’s fall sports have not seen a lot of fans at games and matches in the last few years, but so far this season the stands seem to be filling a bit more. Senior soccer player Lisa Mix said their 0-7 soccer team has been getting significantly more numbers of people coming to games. “We... Read more »

Only Homecoming game results in loss

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Nathan Bottiger, Managing Editor
October 2, 2013

Pitt-Johnstown’s homecoming ceremonies normally do not put emphasis on sporting events. This year, the only home game was played by the school’s women’s soccer team. The Lady Cats played Slippery Rock University, the defending Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champions, who also... Read more »

New courses trouble golfers early on

Bobby Scott, Sports Editor
September 25, 2013

The Pitt- Johnstown men’s golf team competed in the University of Charleston (W. Va.) Invitational Sept. 16-17.  The team finished No. 15 in a 16-team tournament. The team finished last in the Clarion University Invitational Sept. 8-9. The Charleston Invitational was played at Glare Springs Resort... Read more »

Tryouts completed for newly built team

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Nathan Bottiger, Managing Editor
September 25, 2013

Pitt-Johnstown Athletic Department directors filled many coaching positions during the offseason, and one is to build the program from the ground up. Athletic directors announced at the end of last year that Sabrina Lane would be creating a softball program and becoming the head coach. Lane has acquired... Read more »

Players expect better results ahead

Bobby Scott, Sports Editor
September 19, 2013

The Pitt-Johnstown men’s and women’s soccer players did not start their seasons the way they would like.  The men started the season off with a non-conference loss to Georgian Court (Lakewood Township, N.J.) 2-0 on Sept. 8. The women have already started conference play in their inaugural season... Read more »

Intramural page receives remodeling

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Nathan Bottiger, Managing Editor
September 19, 2013

This summer Pitt-Johnstown’s sports webpages received a renovation in appearance, and the changes may be beneficial to more than university supported sports. In the past, the website’s intramural sports section was situated in a different part of the school’s website, but now it is with the sports... Read more »

Cross Country changes coach, training

Nathan Bottiger, Managing Editor
September 11, 2013

Pitt-Johnstown’s Cross Country Women were joined by a Men’s team at their first invitational this weekend along with a new but familiar head coach. Head Coach Shane Valko has one more title he can boast. He is also an assistant coach for the wrestling team and runs a mixed martial arts club in the... Read more »

High expectations for successful class

Bobby Scott, Sports Editor
September 11, 2013

The Pitt-Johnstown wrestling program is reloading with 15 recruits heading into the 38th season of head coach Pat Pecora’s tenure as Mountain Cat wrestling skipper. The 2013-14 recruiting class features six statewide place-finishers. “We have an overall great recruiting class,” Pecora said.  “This... Read more »

New coaches take on new conference

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Nathan Bottiger, Managing Editor
September 11, 2013

Pitt-Johnstown’s women’s volleyball players participated at a tournament Friday and Saturday in Fairmont, ­W.Va., marking their first game under new Head Coach Joanna Haupt. Haupt said she and her husband, assistant coach Justin Haupt, have been implementing a lot of changes since the departure... Read more »

UPJ students explore local fishing spots

Keaton

Nathan Bottiger, Managing Editor
April 17, 2013

Trout season started Saturday, and some Pitt-Johnstown students are hitting popular local spots along with some secret ones. Pitt-Johnstown sophomore Keaton Voeghtly said there are many spots people overlook because there are not any trails leading to them, or they are slightly more vegetated. “I find... Read more »