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Show up at Saints Showdown

Show up at Saints Showdown

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-Elect

February 5, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

The Pioneer cheer and dance teams showed up at the Aquinas (Mich.) College Saints Showdown this past Sunday. Multiple teams from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Northeast Region participated in the competition in Grand Rapids, Mich. Of the five cheer teams, Point Park placed...

All in With Allison – X Marks the (Top) Spot

All in With Allison – X Marks the (Top) Spot

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Columnist

January 29, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

Anna Shields is a name we have all heard over and over again, and for a very good reason - she is the best athlete to come through Point Park since the school’s founding. Like the women’s team, the men’s team has one name that seems to stick out above all of the rest: Xavier Stephens. Stephens has be...

Men split close conference games, sit third in RSC East

Men split close conference games, sit third in RSC East

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor

January 29, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

After dropping a game to Asbury University  66-63, last Thursday night, the men’s basketball team came back two days later with an 81-73 victory against Alice Lloyd. “The season goes on and you start figuring out the puzzle a bit more and it becomes clear and guys filter into their roles,” ...

Cheer and dance end hiatus

Cheer and dance end hiatus

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-Elect

January 29, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

The competitive cheer and dance teams launched back into action after a two-week hiatus from competitions. The teams competed at the Siena Heights Halo Classic this past Sunday, Jan. 27, in Adrian, Mich. This was the first meet since the cheer squad competed at the Concordia (Mich.) Tri-Meet on Jan....

Two big RSC victories put women in third

Two big RSC victories put women in third

Written By Allison Schubert, Co-Sports Editor

January 29, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, SPORTS

It was a weekend full of career highs and school records for the women’s basketball team. It all started on Thursday when the Pioneers hosted Asbury University for the first River States Conference (RSC) of the weekend. Sophomore forward Carly Lutz collected a career-high 17 rebounds, 10 defensively and s...

4×800 men claim No. 1 in NAIA

4×800 men claim No. 1 in NAIA

Written By Nick Kasisky, For The Globe

January 29, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

Last weekend, five indoor track and field runners secured a spot for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Championship in Brookings, S.D. The men’s 4x800 meter team qualified for Nationals on the first day of the two day SPIRE Midwest Open in Geneva, Ohio. The team...

Senior thanks family

Senior thanks family

Written By Rachael McKriger, For The Globe

January 22, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, SPORTS

Sam Weir didn’t even realize she scored 30 points. The senior forward propelled Point Park to a victory over Ohio Christian University, 76-65, last week. It was a career-high game for Weir, who is a graduate student at the university. However, don’t ask Weir about personal achievements. She wa...

Strong showing at first event

Strong showing at first event

Written By Nicholas Kasisky, For The Globe

January 22, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

Another weekend of records and achievements took place, as Anna Shields set her third facility record. On Saturday, the Pioneers traveled to Youngstown State University (YSU) to compete at the first full event of the indoor track season, as well as the year. To kick off 2019, Point Park competed aga...

All in With Allison – Burnin’ Up

All in With Allison – Burnin’ Up

Written By Allison Schubert, Co-Sports Editor

January 22, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

I know we talked women’s basketball in my column last week, but when players deserve recognition, I am not one to deprive them of that. This week - Michelle Burns. Fun fact - once upon a time, I was an opponent of Burns myself. I played for Butler Area Senior High School three years ago, and Burn...

Men fall short in RSC games

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor

January 22, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

On a road trip to Indianapolis and Kentucky last weekend, the men’s basketball team dropped two conference games but are still sitting in third place in the River States Conference (RSC) standings. The action tipped off against Brescia University in Owensboro, Ky. last Thursday. The Pioneers made it...

All in With Allison – ‘Weir’ All in This Together

All in With Allison – ‘Weir’ All in This Together

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Columnist

January 15, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

Sam Weir has a very untraditional and interesting past as a women’s basketball player at Point Park University. Now a graduate student academically, but a senior on the court in eligibility, the power forward has certainly left her hall of fame-worthy mark on the program. Last year, I profiled then...

Home win caps off weekend

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor

January 15, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

The men’s basketball team picked up a key conference win this past weekend after defeating Ohio Christian University (OCU)  77-58 at home Saturday afternoon. “The key to the game when you look at, we had 16 assists, only eight turnovers, we hit 12 threes, we out rebounded them… and for us to...