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Andrea Dalton moves off the court to coach

Nate Bottiger, Staff Writer

September 27, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 13, 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...

12 freshmen put air in volleyball

Nate Bottiger, Staff Writer

September 13, 2011

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Coming off of a 1-4 start to the season, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown women’s volleyball team is looking to improve. Junior Kayla Petrilla said the team is looking to show an improvement from last year’s season,...

Lacrosse looks for season length reset

Olivia Hutchinson, Sports Editor

September 13, 2011

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Pitt-Johnstown’s lacrosse team returns this season after they were forced to end early last year. “Our season was cut short because of poor weather and games being canceled,” said sophomore Tyler Burns. “We are hoping...

Soccer injuries lead to a shorter bench

Olivia Hutchinson, Sports Editor

September 13, 2011

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Pitt-Johnstown’s men’s soccer team kicked off their season with a 2-1 record despite losing four senior starters. “The talent from the incoming freshmen is really impressive,” said senior Tyler Aldinger. “The freshmen...

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