Alumni Update - Laurel Miller (California University)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

California's Laurel Miller led the Vulcans with 3.93 kills/set and ranked second with 2.87 digs/set in theMiller CalU 101013 season-opening Lock Haven Tournament. She recorded her first kill/dig double-double of the season on Friday in a win against Bloomfield, finishing with 11 kills and 20 digs.

Miller finished the week with 59 kills, 43 digs, four blocks and three service aces while hitting at a .329 clip. The Bethel Park graduate currently leads the PSAC with her 3.93 kills/set.

Her performance earned her PSAC West Player of the Week.


(photo courtesy of California University of Pennsylvania) 


Alumni Update - Kayla Langer (Thiel)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The Thiel College women's golf team opened its season Saturday at the Westminster Invitational, which took place at the New Castle Country Club.


As a team the Tomcats finished sixth out of eight teams with a score of 479. Kayla Langer and Alyssa Mondl (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio/Cuyahoga Falls) recorded Thiel's best performances. Langer, a Bethel Park graduate, finished 19th with a score of 107 (53, 54) while Mondl finished 20th with a score of 108 (57, 51).



Football: Bethel Park comes so close to upsetting Woodland Hills

Written by Brad Everett on .

Bethel Park had the unenviable task of beginning the season against the top two teams in WPIAL Class AAAA. A week after being shut out by No. 2 Central Catholic, 41-0, the Black Hawks nearly pulled a stunner against No. 1 Woodland Hills.

The Black Hawks let a 24-13 fourth-quarter lead slip away in a 33-31 home loss. It was a heartbreaker for the Black Hawks, who took a 31-27 lead when Charlie Davis returned a fumble for a touchdown with just less than 1:30 left in the game. But on the ensuing kickoff, Woodland Hills standout Art Thompkins ran 75 yards for the decisive touchdown.

Woodland Hills coach George Novak praised Bethel Park for its performance. Novak said he was particularly impressed with Bethel Park's defensive effort – the Black Hawks forced six turnovers, all fumbles – and quarterback Levi Metheny, who completed 14 of 24 passes for 143 yards and two touchdowns.


Bethel Park 2014 Football Preview

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Bethel Park enters the season with a young and inexperienced group after graduating four all-conference players from last season.

The Black Hawks return seven players who saw starting time last season on either side of the football. They finished 6-2 in the Southeastern Conference for a second consecutive year to reach the playoffs where they fell, 28-0, to North Allegheny in the first round.

The returning starters are headlined by junior quarterback Levi Metheny (6-1, 200). Metheny was 36 of 76 for 329 yards and four touchdowns last season while only throwing one interception.