Athletes of the Week (Dec. 18, 2014)

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This week's Athletes of the Week are South Fayette football player Hunter Hayes and Burrell basketball player Natalie Myers.

Hunter Hayes, South Fayette
Last week: Hayes rushed for 263 yards and two touchdowns, including a PIAA championship-game record 95-yard scoring run to provide the winning points, as South Fayette won its second consecutive Class AA title with a 28-16 victory against Dunmore, 28-16, at Hersheypark Stadium.

Natalie Myers, Burrell
Last week: Through six games, Myers, a 5-foot-11 junior forward, has averaged 18.0 points per game and helped the Class AA No. 2-ranked Bucs open with six consecutive victories, including a 53-40 win against then-Class AAA No. 5 Indiana.



Alumni Update - Kelsey Sleighter (Pitt-Johnstown)

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Kelsey Sleighter, a Uniontown graduate, poured in a game-high 26 points to lead the Lady Cats to an 85-80 overtime PSACSleighter PJU Crossover victory over Lock Haven University, Tuesday night in the Sports Center.  

Pitt-Johnstown improved to 7-2 overall and 4-1 in the PSAC Western Division.


(photo courtesy University of Pitt-Johnstown)


Alumni Update - Ethan Wilt (Juniata)

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HUNTINGDON, PA- USA College Football has announced its All-American Teams. Senior quarterback Ward UdinskiWilt Juniata (Doylestown, PA/Central Bucks West) was named to the Third Team. Senior linebacker Ethan Wilt received an Honorable Mention.

Wilt, an Altoona graduate, led the Eagles this year in total tackles with 95 and 74 of them were solo. He added two sacks and three pass breakups.


He ranks ninth in NCAA Division III in solo tackles per game with 7.4. He had a career-high 18 stops against Gettysburg on September 20. Overall, his 285 total tackles rank fourth in Juniata history.

(photo courtesy of Juniata College)


Alumni Update - Chris Weibel (Clarion)

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CLARION, PA - Chris Weibel, 40, Clarion's Offensive Coordinator and an assistant coach at Clarion for the last eleven seasons,Weibel Clarion along with being an All-America quarterback for the Golden Eagles, was named Interim Head Football Coach today by Athletic Director Dave Katis. He will continue in that position until the search for a new head coach has been completed.


Weibel steps in for former head coach Jay Foster, who retired as head coach on December 2.


A native of East Brady, Pa. and a 1993 graduate of Kittanning High School, Weibel came to Clarion in the Fall of 1993 and had a storied career as the Eagles quarterback.

His top season came in 1996 when he led the Golden Eagles to an 11-3 overall record, the PSAC-West title, the NCAA Division II East Region Crown and a berth in the NCAA "Final Four" before losing in the final seconds to Northern Colorado 19-18. Clarion was also awarded the Lambert Cup in 1996. Weibel, an All-American that season, completed 208 of 356 passes for 2,880 yards and 32 td's. He ranked #2 in the nation in passing efficiency.


In 1995 he helped Clarion to a 6-4 record and passed for 2,017 yards and 14 td's. Missing most of the 1997 season with an injury, he came back in 1998 to pass for 2,462 yards and 16 td's. The holder of 5 career and 3 single season records, Weibel completed 586 of 1,065 passes for 7,845 yards and 65 td's, while totaling 8,136 yards of total offense.



Alumni Update - Rachel McClain (Chatham)

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Cresson, Pa.  –  The Chatham University basketball team trveled to Mt. Aloysius College this afternoon in a non-conferenceMcClain Chatham matchup. The Cougars would lose the the road contest to the Mounties 59-69, dropping their record to 3-6.

Chatham was led by junior guard Rachel McClain, a Holidaysburg graduate, 14 points, five rebounds, and five assists.


(photo courtesy of Chatham University)