Local Sports 2/9/18

CHESTNUT RIDGE HAS ADVANCED TO THE QUARTERFINAL ROUND OF THE PIAA TEAM WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN HERSHEY. THE LIONS BEAT DERRY YESTERDAY TO ADVANCE TO WRESTLE BOILING SPRINGS TODAY. THE BUBBLERS ADVANCED BY BEATING HUNTINGDON YESTERDAY.

 

TOM BRADLEY IS COMING HOME. THE FORMER PENN STATE ASSISTANT HAS BEEN HIRED TO BE THE DEFENSIVE BACKS COACH OF THE PITTSBURGH STEELERS. BRADLEY HAS BEEN WITH UCLA THE PAST TWO SEASONS. BRADLEY IS A BISHOP McCORT PRODUCT AND JOHNSTOWN NATIVE, AND SPENT 32 SEASONS WITH JOE PATERNO AT PENN STATE.

 

THE MOTHER OF PIRATES CATCHER ELIAS DIAZ HAS BEEN KIDNAPPED IN VENEZUELA. NEWS OF THE KIDNAPPING CAME OUT YESTERDAY. THE PIRATES HAVE SAID THEY ARE WORKING CLOSELY WITH MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TO TRY AND HELP DIAZ AND HIS FAMILY. THERE IS NO WORD ON ANY RANSOM.

 

THE ST. FRANCIS MENS TEAM LOST A TOUGH ROAD GAME LAST NIGHT IN NEW YORK. THE FLASH WERE BEATEN BY LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY 83-67. THE FLASH, WHO WERE PICKED TO WIN THE NORTHEAST CONFERENCE IN THE PRE-SEASON, SLIPPED TO 7-6 IN THE LEAGUE. THE FLASH WILL PLAY AT ST. FRANCIS BROOKLYN TOMORROW AFTERNOON. THE RED FLASH WOMEN WILL ALSO PLAY AT ST. FRANCIS BROOKLYN TOMORROW AFTERNOON.

 

BISHOP GUILFOYLE WILL ONCE AGAIN PLAY FOR THE LAUREL HIGHLANDS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP THIS SEASON. THE MARAUDERS BEAT CAMBRIA HEIGHTS LAST NIGHT 77-44 TO CAPTURE SECTION 1 OF THE LEAGUE. THE MARAUDERS WILL FACE SECTION 2 CHAMPION JOHNSTOWN FOR THE OVERALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP NEXT WEEKEND. THE MARAUDERS LOST TO RICHLAND IN LAST YEARS TITLE GAME.