Alumni Update -Matt Duffey (Saint Vincent)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

LATROBE, Pa. – A pair of Saint Vincent College football players recently wereDuffey SVC recognized by the USA Football Network, Inc. as members on its 26th USA College Football Division III Preseason All-America teams.

Senior wide receiver Matt Duffey and junior linebacker Renny LaRue-Holloman both received the preseason accolades from the USA Football Network as third team honorees.

Duffey, a Canon-McMillan graduate, returns after recording team-highs in catches (40) and receiving yards (467) last season.


(photo courtesy of Saint Vincent College)


Canon-McMillan 2014 Football Preview

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

The Big Macs will look to rebound from a 1-8 campaign last season as they welcome back six returning starters on offense and five on defense.

Since reaching the playoffs in 2008, Canon-McMillan has gone a combined 6-40 over the past five seasons.

Second-year coach Ron Coder has an impressive offensive line to work with anchored by University of Pittsburgh recruit Alex Paulina (6-4, 280, Sr.). The other returning starters on the line are George Carson (6-2, 275, Sr.) and Jared Hladycz (6-2, 225, Sr.).


Blue Chip Chat with Canon-McMillan's Alex Paulina

Written by Craig Meyer on .

Post-Gazette High School Sports Writer Craig Meyer talks with Canon-McMillan offensive lineman Alex Paulina. Click here to read his story.

Year: Senior
Height: 6-3
Weight: 280
Pos.: OL

A powerful force on the offensive line, Paulina is one of the top players at his position in the state. This season, he will anchor a line for a Big Macs team looking to improve after a 1-8 season under first-year coach Ron Coder, a former Penn State and NFL lineman.


Football: Canon-McMillan's Hull on Butkus watch list

Written by Brad Everett on .

Mike Hull had a terrific high school career at Canon-McMillan.

His success hasn't skipped a beat in college.

Hull, a senior at Penn State, was named to the preseason watch list for the Butkus Award Monday. The honor is given annually to the nation's top linebacker. Hull is one of 51 players on the watch list.

As a junior, Hull (6-foot, 232 pounds) was Penn State's second-leading tackler (78 total, 44 solo), despite missing two games and being limited in two others because of a knee injury. Hull ranked fifth in the Big Ten with 9.1 tackles per game.


Baseball: Minor League Update - Matt Pierpont (Canon-McMillan)

Written by John Perrotto on .

(Sports Town is featuring updates on WPIAL baseball players who are currently playing in the major or minor leagues. The posts were compiled by veteran baseball writer John Perrotto. We will feature two players every day.)

Matt Pierpont reached the top of the world in Pennsylvania high school baseball when he helped lead Canon-McMillan to the PIAA Class AAAA championship as a junior in 2008.

Pierpont is still playing baseball six years later and trying to work his way to the top of the professional ranks. The right-hander is serving as the closer for the Colorado Rockies' rookie-level Grand Junction farm club in the Pioneer League.

The 23-year-old is 1-0 with two saves and a 3.12 ERA in seven relief appearances. He had a one-game stint with Asheville in the low Class A South Atlantic League on June 12 and pitched two scoreless innings of relief.

Pierpont had a big Independence Day as he recorded the final two outs Friday night to get the save in Grand Junction's 16-13 win over Orem.