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Alumni Update - Mitch Stahara (Westminster)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The Westminster College men's and women's swimming & diving teams swept. TheStahara Westminster University of Mount Union in their final dual meet of the season on Senior Day.

The Titan men's team (9-2) won 174-109, while the Titan women's team (6-5) won 169.5-127.5. Both Mount Union teams dropped to 7-3 overall.

Westminster won a total of 21 events (12 for the men's team and nine for the women's), not including two events in which Westminster used exhibition swimmers.

The men's 400 medley relay team broke a 14-year-old pool record as it finished first with a time of 3:29.29. The quartet consisted of senior Austin Karper (Carlisle, PA / Carlisle), senior Matt Baurle,  sophomore Brad Kolesar, and sophomore Mitch Stahara.

Stahara, a Bethel Park graduate, also accounted for a team-high three individual wins as he won the 200 freestyle (1:45.38), the 100 freestyle (48.16), and the 500 freestyle (4:56.28).

 

(photo courtesy of Westminster College)

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Hockey: Black Hawks closing in on securing another playoff bid

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Even though Bethel Park (7-9-1) has stumbled in its last couple of games, the team has a magic number of two to clinch a PIHL Class AAA playoff berth.

 

All the Black Hawks need to do is win one of their final three games or have Upper St. Clair (4-11-2) lose one of their last three to qualify for the postseason. They even have a chance to back into the tournament before their next game Thursday against North Allegheny if the Panthers lose to Cathedral Prep tonight.

 

Matthew Finn has been the offensive leader for Bethel Park with eight goals and 19 points and is tied for 18th in the classification in scoring. Goaltender Adam Seeton has four wins and has a 3.91 goals-against average and a .855 save percentage.

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Alumni Update - Anthony Bomar (Chatham)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

PITTSBURGH, PA. -The Chatham University Men's Basketball team hosted the Presidents of WashingtonBomar Chatham and Jefferson College.

The Cougars were defeated by the Presidents 66-55. Chatham is now 4-15 overall and 4-8 in PAC. This marks the first career win for Head Coach Ethan Stewart-Smith.

First Year Guard Anthony Bomar led the Cougars in scoring tonight with 12 points.

Bomar, a Bethel Park graduate, would also grab 7 rebounds, and go 4-4 from the foul line.

 

(photo courtesy of Chatham College)

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Alumni Update – Danny Litwin (Allegheny)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

MEADVILLE, Pa. – A trio of Allegheny College men's swimming and diving athletes won two individual events each as the Gators closedLitwin AC their regular-season by sweeping a tri meet with Penn State-Behrend and Saint Vincent this afternoon.

 

Allegheny defeated Penn State-Behrend, 161-100, and earned a close 134.5-126.5 victory over Saint Vincent.

 

The junior duo of Jack Bailey and Danny Litwin each won a pair of individual events and they were joined by freshman Matthew Nardozzi.


Litwin, a Bethel Park graduate, swept the breaststroke events, taking first in the 100 and 200 with respective times of 1:02.47 and 2:18.07. 

 

(photo courtesy of Allegheny College)

 

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Alumni Update - Zack Rusch (Seton Hill)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Junior midfielder Zack Rusch and senior faceoff specialist Anthony Peluso have been named preseason All Americans by Inside Lacrosse Magazine in their 2016 Face-off Yearbook.  Rusch was a second team selection while

Peluso was a third team selection.  Last season Peluso was a third team USILA All American. It's the first time Rusch has earned an All American award.

Rusch, a Bethel Park graduate, was a second team All ECAC selection as a midfielder last year. Rusch led the Seton Hill team in scoring with 36 points on 24 goals and 12 assists.