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District notes: WCCC's Bender an All-American

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Thursday, June 5, 2014, 5:55 p.m.

Westmoreland County Community College sophomore third baseman Steven Bender was named an NJCAA Division III All-American.

Bender was named to the second team after hitting .416 this season.

He also was a NJCAA Region XX All-Region first-team honoree this season along with teammate Tyler Lilja.

GCC players pick Juniata

Greensburg Central Catholic seniors Brian Graytok of Latrobe and Billy Hipp of Johnstown will play college basketball at Juniata. Teammate Christian Hyland announced he will play at Pitt-Greensburg.

The trio played a big role in the success of GCC this season. The Centurions lost in the WPIAL Class AA finals and PIAA semifinals to Seton-La Salle.

Jones brothers hosting camp

The Jones brothers, Vertus and Greg, will host their 12th annual Jones Wrestling Camp June 9-12 at Kirk S. Nevin Ice Arena in Greensburg.

Campers will receive instruction from the former NCAA champion and All-Americans. Beginners and advanced wrestlers are welcome.

Cost is $125 per wrestler. Visit for more details.

Paul Schofield is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at or via Twitter @Schofield_Trib.

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