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Mars grad Bednar continues pitching progression

By Joe Sager
David Bednar was used to serving as an ace on the mound for the Mars baseball team. He assumed that role at Lafayette College, too. The ...

Big-hitter Fennell looking for 3-peat at Cal (Pa.)
By Joe Sager
Once the ball leaves Mick Fennell’s bat, he has one destination in mind — third base. The Butler product achieved that goal eight times this spring ...
Ferita shines for Seton Hill baseball
By Bruce Wald
Adam Ferita enjoyed a productive sophomore season with Seton Hill University’s perennial power NCAA Division II baseball team this past spring. A 6-foot, 195-pound left fielder from Belle Vernon Area High School and Belle Vernon, Ferita appeared in 32 of the Griffins’ 56 games with 29 starts. He was the team’s sixth-leading ...
South Fayette grad Leja looking to have big year for Allegheny
By Chuck Curti
Last month, South Fayette graduate Liana Leja helped at a soccer camp at St. Vincent. It was a new experience for the rising Allegheny College ...
Jeannette’s Mahoney hired as an assistant coach at Concord
By Brian Knavish
Throughout his high school football days at Greensburg Central Catholic and his collegiate gridiron days at Mount Union, Pat Mahoney clung to a dream of ...
McKeesport duo a big part of PSGA basketball recruiting class
By Dave Mackall
The addition of a pair of former McKeesport players has Tyler Care ecstatic about the prospects of a breakout year in his second season as ...
Kittanning’s Toy brothers to reunite with W&J football
By D.j. Vasil
Nothing used to say “brotherly love” more than Braydon Toy catching a pass out of the slot while his brother, Colton, paved the way on ...
Serra grad Max Kaminsky settles in with Point Park golf team
By Dave Mackall
All along, Max Kaminsky figured the thrill of winning a WPIAL individual golf championship as a wide-eyed freshman at Serra Catholic might be the high ...
College notes: Sell begins pro career with home run
By Paul Schofield
Seton Hill graduate Nick Sell began his professional baseball career in style. Sell, who hit 28 home runs this season for the Griffins,  hit a pinch-hit home run for  the Arizona Dodgers on Saturday. Sell signed with the Dodgers as a free agent and was assigned to their Arizona League affiliate. He ...
College notes: St. Vincent 2nd in PAC honor roll
By Paul Schofield
St. Vincent finished second to Westminster in the 2015 Spring Academic Honor Roll in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Westminster had 68 points followed by St. Vincent with 63. The Bearcats women’s lacrosse team had 10 students honored. Among the local student-athletes to be honored included: senior Chris Andrejcik (Hempfield), tennis; senior ...
California Area, Elizabeth Forward grads shine on diamond for Bethany baseball
By Bruce Wald
Seniors Zac Edmiston and Ryan Meier enjoyed successful conclusions to their baseball careers at Bethany (W.Va.) College. Edmiston, a left-handed outfielder and pitcher from California and a graduate of California Area High School, was selected as the President’s Athletic Conference’s (PAC) final regular-season Hitter of the Week. During a six-game week Edmiston ...
Baldwin graduate McCarthy rebounds to have inspirational senior season
By Brian Knavish
It was a great senior baseball season for Pat McCarthy, not only because of the impressive performance he turned in on the field, but also ...
Allegheny’s Petro wraps up decorated throwing career
By Ed Phillipps
With his burly physique, bushy beard and his ability to work a hammer, Michael Petro easily could be mistaken for a carpenter. It would be ...
College notebook: Latrobe native places 3rd at NCAA meet
By Paul Schofield
Virginia Tech sophomore Hanna Green, a Latrobe native, capped her season by placing third in the 800-meter run at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday in Eugene, Ore. She broke her school record of 2:01.17 and earned her second First Team All-America honors. Her first came ...
Decathlon fits nicely into ex-Kittanning track athlete’s schedule
By William Whalen
Nineteen credits and two summer jobs is the norm these days for former Kittanning track and field standout Matt Grafton. But that’s not a problem for Grafton, who is used to having a lot of events on his schedule. The Penn State Behrend sophomore was a decathlete this past season and ...
Knoch grad takes La Roche baseball to new heights
By William Whalen
La Roche head coach Chase Rowe had his players preparing for this year’s postseason well before the regular season even started. The result was the ...