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Athletes’ concussions are prevailing injuries

Sarah Francowic, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

Filed under Sports

About 175,000 children and young adults are treated each year in emergency rooms nationwide for sports-related concussions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC defines a concussion as a type of ...

March madness tournament is under way

Cory Geer, Sports Editor

March 22, 2017

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March means that 68 Division I men’s college basketball teams are trying to bring home a National Championship. The 2016 National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s tournament was the association’s most-watched tournament i...

Rugby Club connecting with Mountain Cat pride

Sarah Francowic, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017

Filed under Sports

The Pitt-Johnstown men’s rugby club changed their team name Feb. 6 from the FarmApes to the Thunder Cats to better connect to Mountain Cat pride. Rugby club President Owen Small said, even though the FarmApe name was cher...

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

Filed under Sports

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

Filed under Sports

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...

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