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McPhatter’s career-high day another entry in diverse, challenging career

McPhatter’s career-high day another entry in diverse, challenging career

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor
January 31, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Ja’Nia McPhatter gave her team a pep-talk in the locker room before Saturday afternoon’s game against Alice Lloyd College. It was a “much-needed” speech that sophomore guard Kaitlyn Smith said the team needed to hear from its senior leader after losing four of its last five contests. “It...

Croup’s Corner – There’s still a chance…

Croup’s Corner – There’s still a chance…

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist
January 31, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Thank goodness January is over for the men’s basketball team. It was rough, and the players all recognize that. The team posted a 2-8 record in the first month of 2017 that included a 1-8 record in River States Conference (RSC) games. The Pioneers stand at 7-15 overall and 4-8 in RSC play. They’re...

McPhatter nets 1,000th point as Pioneers split weekend games

McPhatter nets 1,000th point as Pioneers split weekend games

Written By Mike Turk
January 24, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Senior forward Ja’Nia McPhatter scored her 1,000th career point as a Pioneer Saturday afternoon in a loss at Indiana University Southeast. The New Castle, Pa. native became the 14th player in the 37 year history of the program to accomplish the feat. Senior Carly Forse also surpassed 1,000 points...

Track and field has strong start at YSU Invite

Track and field has strong start at YSU Invite

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor
January 24, 2017
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Anna Shields of the Pioneer track and field team left Youngstown Ohio number one in the in the National Association of Intercollegiate (NAIA) in two different events. “This feels great,” Shields said. “I’m so happy to be here doing what I love. I started off a little too strong, but my finish...

Shields developing into one of nation’s top runners after successful weekend

Shields developing into one of nation’s top runners after successful weekend

Written By Meghan Macioce
January 24, 2017
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Cross country standout Anna Shields can be described in three words. “Dedicated. Confident. Caring,” teammates Katie Guarnaccia and McKenzie Wilson said. Shields broke a school record this year in the women’s 5K at the NAIA Cross Country National Championship by 8 seconds and finished 60th...

Men drop to 1-10 on road with thin roster

Men drop to 1-10 on road with thin roster

Written By Derek Malush
January 24, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

The Pioneers took the floor this weekend looking to end their four-game River State Conference (RSC) losing streak with a pair of road games. The Pioneers tipped off the RSC road games at Brescia (Ky.) University Friday night with a win in mind, having dropped every road game since November. The...

Cheer and dance team makes debut

Cheer and dance team makes debut

January 24, 2017
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The Point Park University Competitive cheer team poses for a photo at its first-ever competition Friday, Jan. 20 at the Spartan Showcase hosted by Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Mo.

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Croup’s Corner – Missing pieces obvious

Croup’s Corner – Missing pieces obvious

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist
January 24, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

That team was missing height. That team was missing its old head coach. That team was missing starting experience. But that team was still finding ways to win. That team showed some promise. This team, the men’s basketball team that took the court Saturday at Indiana University Southeast, is...

Cheer and dance to make history

Cheer and dance to make history

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

This weekend, the Pioneer Cheer and Dance Teams will compete in their first competitions in school history. “It’s exciting now that we’re competing,” dance team captain Amber Mole said. “It’s great to see the organization grow and also be part of it, especially now that it’s officially...

Croup’s Corner – Adapting without a Forse

Croup’s Corner – Adapting without a Forse

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist
January 17, 2017
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

The story of the Point Park women’s basketball team in recent years has been its ability to overcome injuries. Each of the past three seasons, the Pioneers have had a star player or two suffer season-ending injuries. They can never catch a break, but they always seem to at least battle through the...

Offensive drought hurts men on road

Offensive drought hurts men on road

Written By Derek Malush
January 17, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

The men’s basketball team continued River State Conference (RSC) play over the weekend as it clashed with Indiana University (IU) East on the night of Friday the 13th. The Pioneers were still without star guard Sa’iid Allen last weekend due to academic concerns and were further plagued by team...

Freshman proving he can go the distance

Freshman proving he can go the distance

Written By Casey Hoolahan, Co-Social Media Coordinator
January 17, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Dannys Marrero started running cross-country to get out of doing chores for his mom. He could have picked any sport, but found a home on the race course. “I realized that this sport is different because you determine how good you are,” Marrero said. “Whatever I put in is what I’m going...

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