Local Sports 12/17/18

SOME SAD NEWS. FORMER PITT OFENSIVE LINEMAN AND PRO FOOTBALL PLAYER BILL FRALIC PASSED AWAY FROM CANCER AT HIS ATLANTA HOME ON THURSDAY AT THE AGE OF 56. FRALIC, A HIGH SCHOOL STAR AT PENN HILLS H.S., WENT ON TO BECOME AN ALL AMERICAN AT PITT. HE WAS TAKEN 2ND OVERALL IN THE 1985 NFL DRAFT. FRALIC PLAYED 9 YEARS IN THE NFL.

 

THE DEFENDING STATE CHAMPION BELLWOOD LADY BLUE DEVILS WILL GET A TASTE OF NATIONAL COMPETITION. THE DEVILS WILL TAKE PART IN THE CRESCOM HOLIDAY BANK TOURNAMENT TO BE HELD IN MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. THE TOURNEY WILL FEATURE 16 OF THE BEST GIRLS TEAMS NATIONWIDE, FROM ALL CLASSIFICATIONS. BELLWOOD OPENS WITH LOVEJOY, GEORGIA WEDNESDAY MORNING, AND WILL PLAY 3 GAMES IN ALL.

 

JESS KOVATCH SET THE ST. FRANCIS ALL TIME SCORING RECORD YESTERDAY, BUT THE EFFORT DID NOT HELP THE LADY RED FLASH. ST. FRANCIS LOST TO MONTANA 79-77 IN THE HUSKY CLASSIC IN WASHSINGTON STATE. KOVATCH SCORED 20 POINTS, TO GIVE HER 2345 POINTS IN HER CAREER. ST. FRANCIS HOSTS MOOREHEAD STATE ON WEDNESDAY.

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL RETURNS TO THE JAFFA SHRINE FOR THREE NIGHTS BEGINING TONIGHT. RICHLAND AND PENN CAMBRIA WILL SQUARE OFF IN A BOYS-GIRLS DOUBLEHEADER BEGINNING WITH THE GIRLS GAME AT 6. TOMORROW PENNS MANOR AND PORTAGE GIRLS MEET AT 6, FOLLOWED BY BLAIRSVILLE AND PENNS VALLEY AT 7:30 IN A 4 TEAM TOURNEY. CHAMPIONSHIP AND CONSOLATION GAMES WILL BE PLAYED WEDNESDAY.

 

PENN STATE ALTOONA SPLIT A DOUBLEHEADER WITH MEDAILLE COLLEGE YESTERDAY. THE WOMEN DEFEATED MEDAILLE 82-74 WHILE THE MEN LOST 82-80. THE MOUNT ALOYSIUS MEN LOST TO PENN STATE BEHREND 54-45.