Four local high schools will hit the basketball court to compete in the 36th annual Pitt-Johnstown Alumni Association Mountain Cat Tournament. This year’s tournament is scheduled to tip off at 6:00 p.m. Friday, December 13 at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Sports Center.
In the first game, the Blairsville Bobcats will be paired against the Central Cambria Red Devils.
In the second game, the Shade-Central City Panthers will be paired against the Forbes Road Cardinals.
The second round of the tournament will be played at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, December 14, beginning with a consolation game between the two losers in Friday’s competition and concluding with the championship bout between the two Friday evening game winners.
Admission is $5 for the general public and $3 for students and Pitt-Johnstown Alumni Association members who present an ID. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Association, which supports scholarships, programs, and activities of Pitt-Johnstown.
The chairperson of this year’s tournament is Dr. Ernest J. Mantini (’79).
Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best in the Northeast” college, by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” by AC Online as one of the “Highest ROI Colleges in Pennsylvania,” and by Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization." Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the past three years.