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Point Park hires new women’s soccer coach

Point Park hires new women's soccer coach

Written By Trish Miralles

February 5, 2020

Kicking off into the spring season, the Point Park athletics department has announced John Newbery as the permanent head coach of the women’s soccer team, replacing interim coach Bethanie Moreschi. Newbery will join the department with a record of victories. For the last five years, Newbery served...

All In with Allison – Why It’s Okay to Cry Over Kobe Bryant

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Columnist

January 29, 2020

None of us knew Kobe Bryant. We knew who he was, what his most recent goals were, what his contributions were to the NBA and the sports world, but we didn’t KNOW him. For those of us that idolize sports figures, musicians, or other celebrities, it can resonate with us in a way that really hits...

Dance takes home fourth in second scored meet

The dance team previews their competitive routine at halftime of a basketball game at CCAC-Allegheny.

Written By Zoey Angelucci, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

This weekend, the Point Park competitive dance team traveled to Adrian, Mich. to compete at the Siena Heights Halo Classic. This was the second scored meet of the Pioneers competitive dance season. “It was really nerve wracking because we went in there knowing Point Park won the competition last...

Men’s basketball team suffers first home defeat

Junior forward RJ Fairrow looks for an open teammate in a game at CCAC-Allegheny this week.

Written By Mason Strawn, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

The men’s basketball team split their home series last week, defeating Brescia University and falling to Indiana University Southeast, both River State Conference (RSC) rivals. The Pioneers now bring their record to 12-10 and keep their RSC record at .500, and 4-4. The men now stand in third...

Women’s basketball splits RSC games, improves to 3-5 in RSC

Women's basketball splits RSC games, improves to 3-5 in RSC

Written By Allison Schubert, Co-Sports Editor

January 29, 2020

The women’s basketball team split River States Conference (RSC) games at home this weekend. On Friday, the Pioneers welcomed the Brescia Bearcats to CCAC-Allegheny. Brescia out-scored Point Park by one in the first quarter and scored 15 points in each of the third and fourth quarters, but it...

Women’s basketball improves to 12-8; Burns reaches 1,000

Point Park’s Women’s Basketball team defeats the University of Valley Forge 97-60 on January 19, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Murphy/WESA)

Written By Allison Schubert, Co-Sports Editor

January 22, 2020

Michelle Burns entered last week’s games needing 31 points to cap off the 1,000-point milestone of her college career. Last Tuesday, Burns had her first chance to chip away at those remaining points with a home River States Conference (RSC) match against IU East. The Pioneers came out ready to...

All In With Allison – Breaking Barriers

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Columnist

January 22, 2020

For anyone that is a sports fan, you have undoubtedly seen the names Alyssa Nakken and Katie Sowers in your newsfeed, on your screen, etc. over this past week, even if you don’t know it. As a young professional woman who has already and continues to pursue careers in professional sports, these two...

Cheer team wins big at home, places on road

Cheer team wins big at home, places on road

Written By Zoey Angelucci, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

This weekend was a busy one for the competitive cheer team, having two competitions over the course of two days. “I’m really happy with how [this weekend] turned out for us,” senior Keera Frye said. “Getting to compete at home, placing 3rd at Marian and getting good scores altogether made...

Men’s basketball splits RSC games last week

Men's basketball splits RSC games last week

Written By Mason Strawn, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

The Pioneers continued their second half campaign this week, facing off against Indiana University East (IU East) at home last Tuesday, and travelling to Circleville, Ohio to play against Ohio Christian University (OCU) on Saturday. In the first game of the week, the Pioneers defeated the Red Wolves...

All In With Allison – Formidable Fresh Faces

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Columnist

January 15, 2020

Every athletic team has their standout player. For the Pittsburgh Penguins, it is captain Sidney Crosby; for all of the NBA, it is LeBron James. For the Point Park Pioneers, a few names come to mind: veterans that led both basketball teams to numerous victories over the years. This year for...

Pioneers split games with Midway Sports

Pioneers split games with Midway Sports

Written By Mason Strawn, Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

The Point Park basketball teams split a double header against Midway University on Thursday in Kentucky. In the men’s game, both teams led for almost an entire half each, but the Eagles would just barely edge out the Pioneers in the final two minutes of the game and defeat Point Park 84-82. The...

Cheer and dance open season

Cheer and dance open season

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-chief

January 15, 2020

The Pioneer Competitive Cheer and Dance teams began their seasons last weekend with dance at the Concordia (Mich.) Cardinal Invite and cheer at Lourdes (Ohio) University for a dual meet. The dance team participated in an exhibition match last semester on Dec. 7 in Michigan, but the invite was the...