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University pioneers eSports in Pittsburgh

University pioneers eSports in Pittsburgh

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Co-News Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, SPORTS

In 2013, the United States government officially moved to recognize professional video game players as athletes, thus classifying competitive gaming as a sport. Competitive gaming, or eSports as it is known by many, has been growing in popularity over the past several years, especially in America. The 20...

Shields honored with award in her name

Shields honored with award in her name

Written By Allison Schubert, Co-Sports Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

This past Friday, students were recognized for their hard work all year at the annual Outstanding Student Awards at the Fairmont Hotel. Every year, two awards are given to one male athlete and one female athlete that best exemplify the characteristics that contribute to a true Point Park Pioneer: the Don Kel...

Shields ranked 4th in collegiate 1500m

Shields ranked 4th in collegiate 1500m

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

This past weekend, senior Anna Shields of the women’s track and field team set a facility record while winning the 1,500 meter event and posted the fourth best time in all of collegiate track this year. Competing at the Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic, Shields went head-to-head against a number of NCAA D...

Softball splits RSC contests

Softball splits RSC contests

Written By Allison Schubert, Co-Sports Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

The softball team played four games in five days this past week, picking up two non-conference wins and dishing out the first conference loss to No. 1 in the River States Conference (RSC) Rio Grande. The first of these games came last Wednesday when the Pioneers hosted NCAA DII non-conference opponent Slipper...

Baseball pitching staff throws combined no-hitter versus CCU

Baseball pitching staff throws combined no-hitter versus CCU

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

Last weekend, the Pioneer baseball team threw a combined no-hitter while picking up a 22-0 victory over conference opponent Cincinnati Christian University (CCU). The no-hitter came in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon which was part of a three game series, which Point Park swept. Juniors...

All in With Allison – I’ve Been to the Year 2000

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Columnist

April 16, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

Another year in the books here at The Globe, and this issue, we are focusing on the Millennial generation coming to an end at universities worldwide. To start, the phrase “millennial” is defined differently by everyone it seems. For me, I consider a millennial to be anyone born between the yea...

Stephens earns trip to nationals

Stephens earns trip to nationals

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, SPORTS

Xavier Stephens of the men’s track and field team highlighted the team’s performance at Slippery Rock this past weekend winning the 800 meter race and qualifying for the national championship meet. Competing in the Dave Labor Invitational, Stephens took an early lead in the 800 and maintained it throu...

Golf wins at Westminster

Golf wins at Westminster

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

The women’s golf team picked up their second event win this past weekend after leaving the Westminster Invitational victorious this past weekend.  Junior Joey Walz lead the Pioneers after shooting an 84 to place her in second on the individual standings. Walz was just one shot behind first place...

Baseball team sweeps Brescia, tied for third in conference

Baseball team sweeps Brescia, tied for third in conference

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

The Pioneer baseball team picked up it’s fifth conference series win this weekend, sweeping Brescia University in three games at Point Park’s home field in Green Tree, Pa. The series opened up with a nine-inning game Friday afternoon that the Pioneers won 4-0. The next day, Point Park took two more wins...

Softball reaches end of win streak, starts another

Softball reaches end of win streak, starts another

Written By Allison Schubert, Co-Sports Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

The softball team traveled to Kentucky this past weekend looking to extend their six-game win streak with four scheduled River States Conference (RSC) games. Their first foe was Asbury University. Last year while hosting the Eagles, Point Park racked up two shutouts. This year was no different. Senior Ashley ...

All in With Allison – Going Streaking

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Columnist

April 9, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

The softball team was off to a rocky start, beginning the season with a 3-8 record before River States Conference (RSC) play even began. Like past seasons, the team started heating up once conference play started, but I did not expect just how hot they would get. The first conference game came at Bres...

All in With Allison – Tarr on the Rubber

All in With Allison – Tarr on the Rubber

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Columnist

April 4, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

Katie Tarr may be a junior, but the 6-foot-1 pitcher from Burgettstown has been showing that her talent ages like a fine wine. In just 12 games played this season, 11 of which were starts, Tarr has already racked up 110 total strikeouts. Last year, Tarr totaled 120 strikeouts over 20 games played. That is ju...