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Knoch’s Hannes already testing surgically repaired knee

By William Whalen
It’s in Knoch basketball standout Austin Hannes’ character to be early in most everything he does, which is why nobody is surprised that the junior ...
VND high school notebook: Freeport Invitational to honor Knoch state-title team
By Bill Beckner Jr.
The Freeport International Baseball Invitational returns to the A-K Valley this week, and while the event doesn’t recognize winners due to its noncompetitive nature, organizers ...
High school notebook: Knoch pair picked for national showcase
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Cole Shinsky and Alex Stobert, Knoch’s dynamic pitching duo, extended their run of success from the spring into the summer. And what’s more American than ...
Knoch athletes, teams savor most successful year in school’s history
By William Whalen
After decades of coming up short and playing second fiddle to other programs in Class AAA, Knoch finally has taken the next step, breaking through ...
Knoch’s Shinsky named Valley News Dispatch Baseball Player of the Year
By Doug Gulasy
Player of the Year Cole Shinsky KNOCH, JR., P/1B Despite making all kind of program history this spring, the Knoch baseball ...
Central Catholic’s DeRenzo named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year
By Chris Harlan
PLAYER OF THE YEAR DOMENIC DERENZO Central Catholic, Senior, Catcher When Central Catholic’s season ended, Domenic DeRenzo hurried off to Martha’s Vineyard for a ...
From fall to spring, Knoch had year to remember
By William Whalen
After decades of coming up short and playing second fiddle to other programs in Class AAA, Knoch finally has taken the next step, breaking through ...
Knoch champion thrower Geist goes national
By Doug Gulasy
Jordan Geist won every meet in which he participated during his sophomore track and field season, but his competition will take a major step up ...
State champion Knoch traces success to players backing up teammates
By Doug Gulasy
To Knoch sophomore center fielder Dom Bucko, his decision to dive for Tyler Ksiazek’s line drive in the bottom of the fourth inning of the ...
PIAA Class AAA baseball championship notebook: Long wait over for Knoch assistant
By Doug Gulasy and George Guido
UNIVERSITY PARK — Knoch assistant coach Steve Hall was part of the school’s first baseball team in 1990 as a player. Now he has a championship team as a coach. That inaugural team finished 9-7. Knoch had three players taken in the MLB Draft before the school even sponsored a team. The program ...
Knoch wins 1st PIAA baseball championship
By Doug Gulasy
UNIVERSITY PARK — For once, Knights will wear a crown. Knoch put the finishing touches on a historic season, winning the first state title in school ...
Title-hopeful Knoch baseball sticks to plan
By Doug Gulasy
One of Knoch’s season-long mantras reached a necessary conclusion Wednesday. All season long, the Knights preached the value of focusing on the next game — whether ...
PIAA Class AAA baseball championship capsule: Knoch vs. Abington Heights
By Tribune-Review
PIAA Class AAA baseball championship Knoch (22-2) vs. Abington Heights (18-3) Noon Friday, Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, University Park Coaches: George Bradley, Knoch; ...
Bench players step up to seal Knoch’s victory
By Bill Beckner Jr.
CRESSON — When Knoch junior pitcher Alex Stobert said “everybody” on the team played a part in Wednesday’s 8-2 win over Donegal in the PIAA ...
Knoch advances to 1st PIAA title game with victory over Donegal
By Doug Gulasy
CRESSON — Knoch put two days worth of weather postponements to good use before its PIAA semifinal game Wednesday afternoon. “We basically hit a ton,” ...
Guido: Banner season for Knoch athletics
By George Guido
It’s been a busy school year for Knoch’s Mike King. The athletic director/football coach has spent a considerable amount of extra time working with nine ...
Knoch baseball team continues to play waiting game
By Doug Gulasy
By now, Knoch knows very well how much the weather can play havoc with a baseball schedule. So after the threat of thunderstorms forced the ...
Knoch game postponed again
By Tribune-Review
The PIAA Class AAA baseball semifinal game between Knoch and Donegal high schools was postponed for the second straight day Tuesday because of weather. The Knights and Indians now will play at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Aloysius College. The teams originally were scheduled to play Monday before inclement weather …
Weather knocks out Knoch playoff game
By Tribune-Review
The PIAA Class AAA baseball semifinal between Knoch and Donegal scheduled for Monday was postponed due to inclement weather. The Knights and Indians now will play at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Aloysius College in Cresson, Cambria County. …
Deer Lakes softball, Knoch baseball rained out in PIAA semis
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Due to rain, the Deer Lakes-Cambridge Springs PIAA Class AA softball semifinal scheduled for Monday was postponed until 1 p.m. Tuesday at Slippery Rock. Meantime, the ...
PIAA Class AAA baseball semifinals preview: Knoch vs. Donegal
By Tribune-Review
Knoch (21-2) vs. Donegal (23-5) UPDATE: Moved to 4 p.m. WEDNESDAY at Mt. Aloysius College, Cresson (rain). Coaches: George Bradley, Knoch; Mike Cummings, ...
PIAA baseball semifinals preview: Shaler getting set to hit the road again
By Bill Hartlep
The PIAA hasn’t done Shaler any favors over the past week, but you won’t hear the Titans complaining. On Thursday, they traveled 1 hour, 45 ...
Traggiai gets back into the swing for Knoch
By Doug Gulasy
Knoch’s baseball team serenaded Garrett Traggiai with a rendition of “Happy Birthday” after the Knights’ 3-0 victory over Montour in the PIAA Class AAA quarterfinals ...
Butler County Spotlight Athletes: June 7, 2015
By Joe Sager
Asa Adams School: Knoch Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Adams, a catcher, helped Knoch win its first WPIAL Class AAA championship and PIAA ...
Knoch, Deer Lakes learn semifinal sites
By Bill Beckner Jr.
State sites selected Game sites were announced for Monday’s PIAA baseball and softball semifinals. In Class AAA baseball, WPIAL champion Knoch (21-2) will play District 3 ...

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