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Sam Lafferty, a Hollidaysburg Area High School graduate and current member of the Pittsburgh Penguins minor league affiliate Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, is the featured speaker at an upcoming event at Mount Aloysius College.

Hooked on Hockey: Achieving Your Dreams will be held at the Berteschi Center on Thursday, Jan. 17, beginning at 3 p.m. The snow date is Thursday, Jan. 31, at 3 p.m. The event is free.

Lafferty’s talk with begin at 4 p.m., following a presentation from several members of the Johnstown Tomahawks slated to begin at 3 p.m. The Tomahawks will be there in person while Lafferty’s speech will be done by video conference.

Mustangs triumph

PORTAGE — The Portage rifle team improved to 4-1 Thursday afternoon, thanks to a 1,365-1,128 victory over Bishop Carroll in high school action.

The Mustangs got a 281 from Rhiana Benton and a 278 from Sierra Crum. Carroll was led by Emily Cunningham’s 244 and Nick Witham’s 240.

PORTAGE (1,365): Benton 281, Crum 278, Thrower 274, Moore 267, Hoberney 265

BISHOP CARROLL (1,128): Em. Cunningham 244, Witham 240, Farabaugh 237, Lugwig 222, Et. Cunningham 185

JV: Portage, 265-261. High scorers–Dakota Cann, P, 91; Nick Smith, BC, 92.

Kusters honored

Penn State Altoona freshman guard Jack Kusters was selected as the Eastern College Athletic Conference’s Division III South Region Rookie of the Month for his performance in December.

Kusters started all five games for the Lions in December, scoring in double figures in four of them. His success was keyed by strong shooting from beyond the arc, as the freshman made 14 of his 28 three-point attempts.

Kusters started his month off with eight points, three steals, and two rebounds in a game at La Roche College. He followed that up by dropping 21 points on Pitt-Bradford to go along with five steals, five assists and three rebounds.

For the month, Kusters averaged 15.2 points per game — the most of any Penn State Altoona player in December.

2 Lady Lions drafted

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State women’s soccer captains Maddie Nolf and Emily Ogle were selected in the 2019 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft Thursday at the annual United Soccer Coaches convention. T

The Nittany Lions have had at least one selection in all seven NWSL College Drafts. Both Penn Staters were drafted in the third round, with Ogle going to Portland Thorns FC at No. 24 and Nolf being taken by Utah Royals FC at No. 27.

“NWSL Draft Day is always an exciting day for our Penn State seniors and today was no exception.” Lions coach Erica Dambach said. “We’re thrilled to see Maddie and Emily have the opportunity to continue their careers at Utah and Portland, respectively and today was an important first step towards becoming a pro player in our country.”

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