Four months ago, Michael Ryan was stunned when informed the Pittsburgh Pirates weren’t bringing him back as manager of the Altoona Curve.
On Monday night, Johnstown City Council acknowledged Don Stanton’s appointment to the role as commissioner of the JCBL. The league had selected Stanton as its next leader last month and awaited approval by council.
The Johnstown Collegiate Baseball League is at an important crossroads now that its behind-the-scenes leadership team is in transition. This week, Tony Crisafulli submitted his resignation to the city and informed the local league sponsors and managers.
A trio of Martella’s Pharmacy players joined high school football standouts from Bishop McCort Catholic, Cambria Heights and Richland as Point Stadium Award nominees for the months of July through September.
The New Orleans Boosters prevented Martella’s Pharmacy from repeating as champion in the 75th annual AAABA Tournament in front of an estimated 4,500 fans at Sargent’s Stadium at the Point on Saturday night.
A rematch of the 2018 AAABA Tournament championship game unfolded on Saturday night at Sargent’s Stadium at the Point.
Following Saturday’s 5-2 loss to New Orleans in the 75th AAABA Tournament championship game, a somber mood surrounded the Martella’s Pharmacy huddle. The six-time Johnstown Collegiate Baseball League champions were unable to win a second consecutive title for the city, but the local squad certainly proved it belonged once again by taking a 1-0 lead into the eighth inning against the 16-time champions.
A friend sent Lary Sorensen a link to a recent Tribune-Democrat article about former major league manager Buck Showalter’s induction into the AAABA Hall of Fame on Aug. 3.
As the defending champion in the 75th annual AAABA Tournament, Martella’s Pharmacy entered the weeklong event wearing a figurative target.
Click here to hear the WCRO radio broadcast of Saturday's AAABA championship game between Martella's Pharmacy and New orleans from Sargent's Stadium at the Point.
This Week's Circulars
MADEY[mdash] Marianne B., 86, Berlin, died Jan. 24, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born Jan. 26, 1933 in Sonman, daughter of John Sr. and Esther (Gall) Zaher. Preceded in death by parents, husband Frank, granddaughter Megan Rose Smith, brothers: James, Stephen, Joseph, Frank, Jo…
STRAW[mdash] George Edward "Ed", 87, of Ebensburg, passed away peacefully January 24, 2020 at Cambria Care Center. Born June 7, 1932 in Colver, son of the late George Elden and Gertrude M. (Cameron) Straw. Preceded in death by wife, Mary Ann (Toth) Straw; son Rande, and brothers Jack and Les…
GEISER[mdash] Daunice L., 78, Westwood, died January 23, 2020, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home. She was born December 10, 1941, Johnstown, daughter of the late Michael Cornelius and Leora Sarah (Shaffer) Bowers, she was also preceded in death by her loving husband Paul E. Geiser in 2009, and …
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