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Ex-Hampton soccer standout Schaffer up for national award

| Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, 8:50 p.m.
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Photo courtsey of CCAC The CCAC North ice hockey team will once again raise money for a good cause.
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Photo courtsey of Rachel Hathhorn Pine-Richland athletes Allison Murslack, Dominic Giordano, Kristen Murslack, Tess Drotar, Abigail Dix and Taylor Thene signed their National Letters of Intent to Division I schools last week.

USA Street Hockey

Two opportunities to play deck/ball/street hockey are available at the cost of $475 (U.S. funds only) per team on Feb. 9 and 10 at the Mid-West Regional at Hot Shots Indoor Arena located in Mt. Pleasant.

Three games will be guaranteed, and local teams may be required to play on Feb. 8. Prizes will be awarded to each team member of the championship team, and trophies will be awarded to champions as well as runners-up.

The divisions will be Men's D and Rec.

For details, e-mail

From April 26-28, the 18th annual Street Hockey National Championships will be at RMU Island Sports Center for Men's D and Rec Divisions.

The cost to play is $600 per team (U.S. funds only). Three games guaranteed per team.

Local teams will be required to play Friday, April 26.

Jackets will be awarded to each member of championship teams.

Prizes will be awarded to each member of runner-up teams.

Each championship team will receive a $300 entry discount.

Team trophies are awarded to champions and runners-up.

Outstanding player awards also will be given.

Also, a roller hockey tournament will be held. E-mail for details.

The ASHI/IDTA rulebook will be used.

For more information, call Mark Madden at 412-231-6759, email or visit

The organization's Twitter handle is @StreetHockeyUSA.

Payment required 10 days in advance of tournament.

Mail payment to: 9 Waterside Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Hotel information available upon request.

Christmas Clinics offered

The Steel City Select Baseball organization in Mars, is offering upcoming Christmas Camps on Dec. 27 and 28. An All Skills Mini Camp for ages 8-13 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. with video analysis, Hitting Clinics for ages 8- high school with video analysis.

The cost for the Christmas camp is $65, and players will be grouped according to age.

The hitting clinic (one-hour duration) will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon and 12:12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the cost of $50.

If a player chooses both options, the cost is $95 for both, a savings of $20.

Also being offered is a Mental Toughness Training program, which is a nine week program that will surely test a player's will power. Mental Toughness can be described as the strength to perform to the best of your ability regardless of the circumstances. This program will test certain characteristics associated with mental toughness such as: self-belief, focus, motivation, handing pressure, and overcoming adversity.

Classes will be primarily comprised of physically demanding task and lectures discussing areas that are crucial to improving mental toughness. Help your athlete gain the edge by becoming mentally tough.

Also being offered is a Little Sluggers program for kids ages 4 through 8 where youth athletes will learn the fundamentals of throwing, catching, fielding, hitting and base running. They will have fun, make friends and exercise all while learning and playing the great game of baseball.

Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. beginning Jan. 9, and running through Feb. 13.

To register, contact Lynn at 724-625-1150.

Visit to download the registration form and find out more information.

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