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Croup’s Corner – Take offense to this

Croup’s Corner – Take offense to this

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist
March 14, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

The Point Park baseball lineup looks a lot different this year compared to last. We had the chance to get a preview of things to come while the team played its spring games in Florida, and the last two weekends of River States Conference (RSC) play have been even more telling. Only three of the...

Volleyball lands four recruits

Volleyball lands four recruits

Written By Mike Turk, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Volleyball Head Coach Mike Bruno has kept busy this offseason, as he has landed four new recruits in preparations for the fall 2017 volleyball season. After winning the River States Conference (RSC) regular season title last year, Coach Bruno is losing four key players from the roster, including both...

Hot bats cooled in RSC play

Hot bats cooled in RSC play

Written By Jordan Slobodinsky, Co-Opinions Editor
March 7, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Coming off a third-place finish in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) last year, Point Park baseball took its talents to Florida last week in preparation for the 2017 season. The Pioneers enter this season after losing 7 seniors to graduation including Gold Glove outfielder Demetrius...

Softball earns five wins in Florida spring break games

Softball earns five wins in Florida spring break games

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor
March 7, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

The Pioneer softball team spent spring break in central Florida enjoying the sun and gearing up for the upcoming regular season. The Spring Games in Clermont, Florida hosts more than 300 teams annually for the largest softball event in the country. After playing 13 games, the Pioneers finished 5-8...

Croup’s Corner – Shields of strength

Croup’s Corner – Shields of strength

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist
March 7, 2017
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Anna Shields had a spring break she will never forget. It was hardly a break, though. She was busy earning All-American status at the 2017 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Indoor Track and Field National Championships. She claimed second place in both the mile and the 1,000...

Rugby preps for tournament season

Rugby preps for tournament season

Written By Mary Anne Doggett
February 21, 2017
Filed under PHOTOS, SPORTS

Members of the rugby team practice the formation of a scrum during their conditioning at Dan Marino Field.

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Swinging for Florida

Swinging for Florida

Written By Mary Anne Doggett
February 21, 2017
Filed under PHOTOS, SPORTS

Freshman Andrew Herrera practices batting at the cages in the Student Center. The Point Park baseball team will head to Winter Haven, Fla. during spring break to begin its 2017 campaign.

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TV alumni share success stories

TV alumni share success stories

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor
February 21, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Three television production alumni spoke to students last Thursday about what working in the industry is like, showing them that they can get there from here. Briana Harsany and Micky Haney both have degrees in broadcast journalism and currently freelance. Katie Serevicz has a degree in cinema and...

Men finish 8-20, miss RSC playoffs

Men finish 8-20, miss RSC playoffs

Written By Derek Malush, Staff Writer
February 21, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

With the pursuit of a playoff run resting on the horizon, the men’s basketball team fought for the last spot in the River State Conference (RSC) playoffs Friday night as the team traveled to the University of Rio Grande (Ohio) for a crucial RSC matchup. Things got out of hand quickly for the Pioneers,...

Cheer and dance showcase skills

Cheer and dance showcase skills

Written By Skylar Ruth
February 21, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

The competitive cheer and dance team will compete in a regional qualifier over spring break in Adrian, Mich., but first the team previewed its routines for friends, family and prospective teammates. The teams combined for a showcase in the Student Center Gym Sunday to perform for an audience one last...

Women miss playoffs for first time since 2010-11

Women miss playoffs for first time since 2010-11

Written By Mike Turk, Staff Writer
February 21, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

The Pioneers will miss the River States Conference (RSC) playoffs this year after losing both road games this weekend at Rio Grande and West Virginia Tech. They went into the weekend needing only one win out to clinch a playoff berth. “Our goal was to give it our all and hold nothing back,”...

Croup’s Corner – Bitter Grande finale

Croup’s Corner – Bitter Grande finale

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist
February 21, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

This isn’t how anybody thought it would end. I’m still in shock, along with everyone else that has followed either basketball team this year. For the first time since the 2009-10 season, neither the men’s nor women’s basketball teams are in the postseason. There was so much hope, so much...