Point Park Globe

Rivers guides team as lone captain for senior year

Rivers guides team as lone captain for senior year

Written By Allison Schubert, Copy Editor

November 14, 2017


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When women’s basketball head coach Tony Grenek went to a round ball tournament at Geneva College four years ago looking for a point guard, two girls caught his attention. One was Shaniya Rivers. The other was a better basketball player, but was not what Grenek was looking for. “Shaniya fit the mol...

Slow starts hurt men’s basketball in pair of non-conference road games

Slow starts hurt men’s basketball in pair of non-conference road games

Written By Derek Malush

November 14, 2017


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The Point Park men’s basketball team played catch up all week as the Pioneers came up short in their second contest of the season to the Washington Adventist Shock last Monday, 86-72. “We came out a little lethargic” head coach Gabe Bubon said. “I blame myself for not putting the right peopl...

Season cut short in first round of RSC volleyball tourney

Season cut short in first round of RSC volleyball tourney

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

November 14, 2017


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The Pioneers ended their volleyball season on the opening day of the conference tournament last weekend. River States Conference (RSC) East Division champion Indiana University (IU) East hosted the RSC Tournament last Friday and Saturday. The 2017 All-RSC Volleyball Teams and Awards were presented i...

Croup’s Corner – Cross country prepares for biggest run yet

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist

November 14, 2017


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They started the season talking about a suburb of Portland, Ore. Their goals and standards were set beyond the conference championships. They knew of their potential long before their first meet and have rightfully looked forward to this weekend since the summer. Now, their wait is over as their sta...

XC CHAMPIONS: Women race to RSC title, men finish 2nd to claim spot at NAIA nationals

XC CHAMPIONS: Women race to RSC title, men finish 2nd to claim spot at NAIA nationals

Written By Emily MacIntyre

November 7, 2017


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Last weekend the Pioneers came out on top at the 2017 River States Conference (RCS) Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championship at Asbury University in Kentucky. The women’s team were the champions of the meet, coming in first place of 12 teams. Junior Anna Shields took first place with a time...

Penalty kicks after 110 scoreless minutes end women’s soccer’s quest for three-peat

Penalty kicks after 110 scoreless minutes end women’s soccer’s quest for three-peat

Written By Allison Schubert, Copy Editor

November 7, 2017


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Sophomore goalkeeper Ashtyn Webb made 10 saves and scored on a penalty kick in the shootout of the River States Conference (RSC) tournament quarterfinals against Ohio Christian University (OCU), but it was not enough to advance the Pioneers to the next round. The last time Point Park met the Trailblazer...

WVU Tech tops men’s soccer on road in RSC quarterfinal matchup

WVU Tech tops men’s soccer on road in RSC quarterfinal matchup

Written By Nick Horwat, Co-A&E Editor

November 7, 2017


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The men’s soccer season was cut short on Saturday after suffering a 3-1 loss to West Virginia University (WVU) Tech in the River States Conference (RSC) quarterfinals. The Pioneers were going into the playoffs after one of the best seasons in program history. Point Park won 11 games for just the fi...

Key assets return to women’s basketball team to mix with deep roster, new recruits

Written By Allison Schubert, Copy Editor

November 7, 2017


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Women’s basketball head coach Tony Grenek is going into this year looking for an improvement from last season, the first time his team missed the playoffs since his arrival at Point Park in 2011. Ten players from that team return to this season’s 18-player roster in hopes of making it to the playoff...

Pompeani father-daughter duo to talk TV industry

Pompeani father-daughter duo to talk TV industry

Written By Noah Strackbein

November 7, 2017


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Bob Pompeani graduated from Point Park University in 1982 and jumped right into a career at KDKA as a sports anchor. Celina Pompeani graduated in 2013, and four years later would find herself as PensTV talent and KDKA’s morning traffic reporter, following her father’s footsteps. Like father, ...

Men’s basketball looks to rebound from 8-20 season

Men’s basketball looks to rebound from 8-20 season

Written By Derek Malush

November 7, 2017


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The Point Park men’s basketball team enters the 2017-18 season ranked 10th of the 13 teams in the River States Conference (RSC) Preseason Coaches’ Poll, as the Pioneers look to shift gears from last season in hopes for a playoff berth. After missing the playoffs last season with an 8-20 overall r...

Croup’s Corner – Proud Pioneer after the first “last” of year

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist

November 7, 2017


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I knew my senior year was going to be full of “lasts” before it began, but I don’t think I was ready for my first big last moment on Saturday. The soccer season officially came to an end Saturday as the men’s and women’s teams fell in the River States Conference (RSC) quarterfinal matchups. ...

Volleyball preps for conference tournament

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

November 7, 2017


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Point Park volleyball wrapped up its regular season with two straight wins, and head coach Mike Bruno’s 13-year career with the Pioneers ended last week. The Pioneers hosted the Carlow Celtics in their final conference home game of the season last Tuesday. Point Park played Carlow earlier in the seas...