Hockey: Bishop Canevin looking to reload

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Bishop Canevin has been the top team in Class AA during the regular season each of the past two seasons, and won the Penguins Cup title last season.

But the Crusaders had to replace three-year starter Nikita Meskin in net, Class AA leading scorer Randy Unger and all-star defenseman Brennen Adams, among others.

However, with a perennial power like Bishop Canevin, the cupboard is never bare, and the Crusaders have gotten off to a 1-1 start this season.


Girls Volleyball: Bishop Canevin, coach tough to beat

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Ken Wunderley profiles the Bishop Canevin girls volleyball team. Read his story below.

2014 1023 BishopCanevin GVolleyball(Photo: Erin Cunningham is a returning all-state player for the Bishop Canevin Crusaders. J.J. LaBella/Tri-State Sports & News Service)

On the surface, the Bishop Canevin High School girls volleyball team is having a season to remember.

The Crusaders, the defending WPIAL Class A champions, have been ranked No. 1 all season and are seeded No. 1 in the 18-team WPIAL bracket. They have faced the toughest non-section schedule of any team in Class A and enter the playoffs with an impressive 20-1 record.

Bishop Canevin's only loss was to Hempfield Area, a Class AAA team that is seeded No. 6 in its bracket.

Behind the scenes, however, it's a much different story.


Cross Country: Bishop Canevin's Volz stands out at Central Catholic Invitational

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Becca Volz ran Bishop Canevin to second place as a team with her silver medal performance at the Central Catholic Invite Saturday.

Volz ran the Schenley Oval course in 19:59.90, just eight seconds behind Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic's Rylee Kopchak.

Mary Olivia Philbin took fifth place for the Crusaders in 20:12.20. Leah Narkevic (19th place) was the last runner to make it into the top 20.

The boys team finished in 10th place.


Boys Soccer: Bishop Canevin's defense steps up

Written by Stephen Catanese on .

After splitting its first two section games, Bishop Canevin's defense has stepped up in a big way.

Led by senior defender Nick Burton, the Crusaders have pulled off shutout victories in their last four contests in Section 3-A.

They now stand at 7-2 overall with a 5-1 mark in the section. That mark is good enough for second place behind Avonworth, which at 6-1 has a game-in-hand on Bishop Canevin.

It was Avonworth that gave the Crusaders their only section loss of the season, a 2-0 result on Sept. 9.


Golf: Canevin's Smallhoover wins Section 4-AA title

Written by Joe Koch on .

Bishop Canevin junior Sam Smallhoover won the Section 4-AA boys sectional championship with a 2-over-par round of 72 Monday at Chippewa Golf Club. He finished four strokes ahead of runner-up Jacob Crockett of Bentworth.

South Park's Zack Foltz placed fourth with a round of 77.

All have qualified for the WPIAL Class AA championship that will be played Sept. 24 at Youghiogheny Country Club.

Smallhoover finished eighth at the WPIAL Class AA championship last year and qualified for the PIAA Western Regional at Tom's Run Golf Course in Blairsville.