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Center exposes students to sports industry, jobs

Center exposes students to sports industry, jobs

Written By Dara Collins, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

What began as a mere idea between two Point Park alumni has now closed out its sixth successful year of operation. Mike Fetchko, owner and managing director of ISM-USA, and Tom McMillan, vice president of communications for the Pittsburgh Penguins, graduated from Point Park in 1978. The duo teamed...

Track and field teams exceeding expectations

Track and field teams exceeding expectations

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Sophomore Anna Shields of the Pioneer track and field team is ranked second in the country in the women’s 1500 meters after two meets this past week. “The team definitely exceeded my expectations and performed incredibly well last week,” head coach Kelly Parsley said. The Pioneer track and...

Men’s golf wins conference championship

Men’s golf wins conference championship

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

The Point Park men’s golf team are conference champions for the sixth time in program history. The Pioneers were in second place after day one of the River States Conference (RSC) Men’s Golf Tournament Monday. After day one, junior Max Kaminsky and sophomore Gino DiPardo were tied for seco...

Weather, facilities create daily challenges for student-athletes

Weather, facilities create daily challenges for student-athletes

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Jason Kim transferred to Point Park from Biola University in California for his junior and senior seasons of baseball. The pitcher didn’t get to see a regular season game played on his new home field until the 38th game of the year on April 17, 2015. The first 37 games of the season were spent on...

Baseball sweeps Midway to maintain first place

Baseball sweeps Midway to maintain first place

Written By Jordan Slobodinsky, Co-Opinions Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Point Park University completed a four-game sweep of Midway University this past weekend. The first three games of the series were decided by one run and the Pioneers depended on senior pitcher Nolan Krivijanski to fend off Midway’s offense in the first contest. Krivijanski pitched 6.1 innings and...

Croup’s Corner – A Year That Was…2016-17

Croup’s Corner – A Year That Was…2016-17

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist
April 18, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

I sat in my dark Boulevard Apartments room on the seventh floor late Sunday night and stared down at the quiet and wet Boulevard of the Allies. There’s a certain calm that comes over this city at the late hours of the night, especially after a gentle winter snowfall. The calm and quiet city provides...

Iagnemma tosses 2nd no-hitter in 2 weeks

Iagnemma tosses 2nd no-hitter in 2 weeks

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

It was business as usual for Ashley Iagnemma in the pitcher’s circle this weekend. She retired hitter after hitter in the Cincinnati Christian lineup Saturday and picked up six strikeouts along the way. Her offense supported her with six runs and she took the mound in the seventh inning with a comfortable...

Five event wins; 19 personal records at track

Five event wins; 19 personal records at track

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

The Point Park men’s and women’s track and field teams left Westminster College on Saturday with five event wins and 19 new personal records. “As a team I think we came out strong, and that’s how we’re looking to finish the season,” sophomore distance runner Robert Lance said. “We all...

Baseball goes 1-3 in Boston

Baseball goes 1-3 in Boston

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Nick Beardsley tossed his second straight complete game in Boston on Friday and extended his scoreless innings streak to 14.1 in the lone win for the Pioneers. Point Park spent its River States Conference (RSC) bye week on the road at Fisher College for a pair of games against Fisher and College of...

Croup’s Corner – Masterful potential of men’s golf team

Croup’s Corner – Masterful potential  of men’s golf team

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist
April 11, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Last weekend was ridiculously busy for the Point Park athletic department. Every spring team was in action and each has the potential to make runs in their respective conference tournaments. The baseball team was in Boston, the softball team was in Pittsburgh and the track and field teams were at...

Beardsley no-hits OCU

Beardsley no-hits OCU

Written By Jordan Slobodinsky, Co-Opinions Editor
April 4, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Sophomore pitcher Nick Beardsley threw a no-hitter for the Pioneers on Saturday against Ohio Christian. Beardsley’s win was in the second game of the day and resulted in the second win for the Pioneers after senior pitcher Nolan Krivijanski pitched a complete game in the first contest. “In...

Croup’s Corner – Dominant Duo

Croup’s Corner – Dominant Duo

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist
April 4, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

It’s been a while since Nolan Krivijanski has given up an earned run. Team USA was preparing for its first game in the World Baseball Classic, which it eventually won. The NCAA Tournament was more than a week away from Selection Sunday. Donald Trump’s wiretapping tweet dominated news headlines. The...