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Shields wins, leads fast return to course

Shields wins, leads fast return to course

Written By Robert Berger, Co-News Editor

September 5, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Junior Anna Shields won the Walsh University Women’s Cross Country Invitational Saturday, breaking a school and personal record. Freshman Alyssa Boyd recorded the fastest time of any Point Park freshman making their cross country debut. Junior captain Sean Hilverding of the men’s team finished 15th...

Confidence boost needed after weak home start

Confidence boost needed  after weak home start

Written By Nick Horwat, Copy Editor

September 5, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The men’s soccer team started the season with a 0-2 record, only scoring a single goal between the first two games last week. In the first game last Wednesday, the Pioneers squared off against the No. 2 ranked team in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), the Florida National U...

Women’s soccer blanked in Michigan season opener

Women’s soccer blanked in Michigan season opener

Written By Allison Schubert, Copy Editor

September 5, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The women’s soccer team opened regular season play last Friday at the Cougar Classic in Michigan, but failed to get on the scoreboard in each of the team’s first two games. Point Park opened the weekend against the host-school, No. 2 Spring Arbor University on Friday. With last year’s starting goalkeeper...

Croup’s Corner – Scary good Shields

Croup’s Corner – Scary good Shields

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist

September 5, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The men’s and women’s cross country teams could be at their best yet this season. Their recruiting class for both teams have been touted by head coach Kelly Parsley, now in his fourth year at the school and third year as the head cross country coach, as the best he’s ever had at Point Park. L...

Early winning streak cut short

Early winning streak cut short

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

September 5, 2017


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The volleyball team traveled to Ohio last weekend for the Emileigh Cooper Memorial Tournament hosted by the University of Rio Grande. Entering the tournament on a four-game winning streak, a rocky first few matches set the Pioneers back in regular season standings. Point Park opened up against Mount V...

Bubon officially begins head coaching career

Bubon officially begins head coaching career

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Life has no guarantees. Gabe Bubon knew that entering this summer. He spent last year as the interim head men’s basketball coach after working as the assistant coach for 12 years to Bob Rager, who took a leave of absence last season following a 27-year coaching career. Rager’s retirement was...

Women’s soccer aims for RSC three-peat

Women’s soccer aims for RSC three-peat

Written By Allison Schubert, Copy Editor

August 29, 2017


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At the beginning of the 2016 women’s soccer season, head coach Maggie Kuhn never imagined that just one year later she would be aiming to lead her team to its third straight year as River States Conference (RSC) champions, but that is the exact position she finds herself in now. Last year, her team...

Deep, strong cross country squads eye up Vancouver run

Deep, strong cross country squads eye up Vancouver run

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

August 29, 2017


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The 2017 men’s and women’s cross country teams look to unite to complete the quest to nationals in Vancouver, Wash. The men placed sixth at the River States Conference (RSC) Championships last year while the women placed third. The Pioneers started the 2016 season strong before everything took a t...

Expanded volleyball roster seeks nationals return

Expanded volleyball roster seeks nationals return

Written By Mike Turk

August 29, 2017


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With the 2017 volleyball season right around the corner, the 2016 River States Conference (RSC) regular season champions are feeling confident about its season despite being a team with an extended roster of 17 players. Mike Bruno, the RSC Coach of the Year in 2016, did a lot of recruiting in the offs...

RSC starts year with commissioner search

RSC starts year with commissioner search

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor

August 29, 2017


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Scott McClure resigned as River States Conference (RSC) commissioner after a two-year stint as the league's first full-time commissioner. McClure stepped down effective Aug. 1 and began his new role as the assistant athletic director at Lewis–Clark State College in Idaho nine days later, according...

Graham Hoffman named golf head coach

Graham Hoffman named golf head coach

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The men’s and women’s golf teams have a new head coach for the first time in eight seasons. Graham Hoffman will lead the charge for the teams, replacing Gabe Bubon, who was recently named the head coach of the men’s basketball team. Bubon was the first coach in Point Park women’s golf history,...

Croup’s Corner – A Point Park sports crash course

Croup’s Corner – A Point Park sports crash course

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist

August 29, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

I’ve given plenty of overviews of Point Park athletics before, but one theme has been the same in each of my four years at the university: winning. Point Park sports teams (usually) get the job done. Things are constantly changing, evolving and updating in the athletic department, but Point Park teams...