The Advocate

Hockey looks to rebound from last season

Keith Hartmann, Contributing Writer

October 12, 2011

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The Pitt-Johnstown Ice Cats won their home opener Friday against the Saint Vincent Polar Bearcats. Following a pipe burst at the Johnstown War Memorial Arena last week, the game was moved to the Ebensburg Recreation Center. This...

Links foster wrestling brotherhood

Olivia Hutchinson, Sports Editor

October 5, 2011

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There is a common link holding together the Pitt-Johnstown wrestling team -- in fact, there are three Links. Senior captain Nathan Link said having his two brothers at UPJ makes it special. “This is the first year, besides...

Fleck forgoes senior year to start MLB career

Brandon Zeris, Copy Editor

October 5, 2011

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Former Pitt-Johnstown starting baseball pitcher Kaleb Fleck has decided to skip his final season with the Mountain Cats to pursue a career in Major League Baseball. Fleck signed a free-agent contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks....

Booster clubs provide for some sports teams

Nate Bottiger, Staff Writer

October 5, 2011

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Pitt - Johnstown sports teams have to rely on school funding for their programs, but also seek other ways to boost their finances to pay for equipment and travel costs. Sophomore Zach Baker said wrestling boosters contribute...

Golfers look to swing out of 10th-place lie

Olivia Hutchinson, Sports Editor

September 28, 2011

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The Pitt-Johnstown men’s golf team teed off this season with fourth and second place finishes at their opening tournaments. “All of us have returned this season stronger than the last,” said Miller. “We are a solid...

Martial arts teacher says skills may save lives

Andy Hsiao Chung, Staff Writer

September 28, 2011

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Pitt-Johnstown martial arts enthusiasts may not be aware that there is a way to receive professional training on campus, and has been for the past 20 years. Koa Beam has been UPJ’s martial arts club instructor since 1995....

Andrea Dalton moves off the court to coach

Nate Bottiger, Staff Writer

September 28, 2011

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The Pitt-Johnstown women’s basketball team has seen a change in staff for their 2011-2012 season, with Andrea Dalton replacing the former assistant coach Meredith Alexis. Dalton is finishing her bachelor’s degree in English...

Large shoes to fill for heavyweight wrestler

Olivia Hutchinson, Sports Editor

September 21, 2011

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After losing two-time All-American heavyweight wrestler Chris Dempsey, Pitt-Johnstown coaches plan to fill that mat’s spot with sophomore Josh Krupa. Dempsey, who still is attending classes, said he is confident Krupa will...

Buxbaum lays down law as new assistant athletic director

Nate Bottiger, Staff Writer

September 21, 2011

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After a couple of weeks, new assistant athletic director Amy Buxbaum is settling into her role at Pitt-Johnstown. After graduating from Ferndale Area High School, Buxbaum played basketball for four years at Carnegie Mellon...

‘Fairy’ fans cast spell on Lady Cats’ victory

Olivia Hutchinson, Sports Editor

September 21, 2011

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At the Sept. 14 home volleyball game, the UPJ Mountain Cats had an unexpected fan section come out and cheer them on to victory. The fan section included freshman Dillon Troutman, who decided to dress in costume for the game. “My...

Soccer scores first win

Nate Bottiger, Staff Writer

September 21, 2011

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Pitt-Johnstown’s women’s soccer team started their season with four losses before picking up their first win Sept. 14 against Ohio Valley (W.Va.) University. All four losses were to teams that are not part of the West Virginia...

Cross country course may reach new lengths

Nate Bottiger, Staff Writer

September 14, 2011

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Since the beginning of the women’s cross country program, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown has not hosted a home meet. Coach Jim Bowser said he is working with the Pitt-Johnstown Athletic Department to expand their...

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