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Westmoreland campus clippings: Local standouts find new homes

Bill Beckner
| Thursday, January 17, 2019 6:20 p.m
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Franklin Regional’s Eric Festa pursues Kiski Area’s Bryson Venanzio on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, in Murrysville.

With patience and perseverance, Kareem Hall is working his way back into football form.

The former Jeannette standout running back announced last week he will attend Lackawanna College in Scranton, where he will reunite with another former Jeannette player: freshman defensive back Robert Kennedy.

Hall went to Bowling Green and planned to earn his way into a Division I-level backfield. Instead, he became a frustrated bystander before transferring.

Football

Slippery Rock: Lineman Eric Festa (Franklin Regional), who took a year off after a season at Concord, has committed to Slippery Rock and will have three years of eligibility.

Men’s basketball

Mt. Aloysius: Sophomore forward Tommy Pisula (Southmoreland) started the first 14 games for the Mounties (7-7), averaging 5.8 points and 6.4 rebounds with 32 3-pointers.

Pitt-Greensburg: Sophomore guard Cam Seigfreid (Penn-Trafford) scored a career-high 30 points on 10-of-12 shooting, but the Bobcats (4-10) lost 99-95 at Penn State Altoona. Seigfreid made 6 of 7 3-pointers.

Washington & Jefferson: Sophomore guard Zach Queen (Hempfield) had career highs in points (18) and rebounds (7) and hit six 3-pointers to lead W&J (7-9, 5-2 PAC) to a 75-61 win over Bethany.

Women’s basketball

St. Francis (N.Y.): Senior Maria Palarino (Penn-Trafford) has started all 15 games for the Terriers (8-7, 2-1), providing 9.1 points and 6.3 rebounds in 23.3 minutes. The 5-foot-10 guard scored 17 against Morehead State.

Women’s indoor track and field

Penn State: Senior Maddie Holmberg (Hempfield) won long jump and 60-meter hurdles at the Nittany Lion Challenge.

Her long jump distance of 20 feet, 5 inches is a personal best and ranks fifth all-time at Penn State.

She won the hurdles in 8.61 seconds.

Virginia: Redshirt senior Bridget Guy (Hempfield) won the pole vault at the season-opening Nittany Lion Challenge at Penn State. She vaulted 13 feet, 7 1/4 inches for the title.

Guy finished seventh at the ACC Championships last season with the same distance.

Men’s swimming

Penn State Behrend: Senior Mark Patterson (Norwin)won the 100-yard backstroke in 53.81 seconds, and swam a leg of the winning 200 medley relay as host Behrend defeated Washington & Jefferson, 100-62.

Women’s swimming

Gannon: Senior Courteney Hubert (Norwin) picked up a victory in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:08.88 in a 132-98 loss to John Carroll.

Penn State Altoona: Sophomore Hannah Kimmick (Hempfield) won the 50- and 500-yard freestyle races in a 75-37 victory over Bethany.

Her winning time in the 50 free was 29.35 seconds, and she finished in 6:01.57 in the 500.

Washington & Jefferson: Freshman Kimber Randolph (Hempfield) was named PAC Rookie of the Week. She won the 100-yard butterfly (1:07.38) and also recorded two second-place finishes, in the 100- and 200-backstrokes as the Presidents were downed by Penn State Behrend, 118-61.


Bill Beckner is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill at bbeckner@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BillBeckner.


Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill by email at bbeckner@tribweb.com or via Twitter .

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