Alumni Update - Addy Knetzer (Waynesburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

BETHANY, W.VA. – Prior to the start of the 2016 outdoor track & field season, Waynesburg University was predictedKnetzer Waynesburg to finish in fifth place in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) coaches' poll. The Yellow Jackets proved the conference prognosticators wrong at this weekend's championship meet.

Powered by its deep stable of accomplished distance runners and the best thrower in the conference, Waynesburg edged Westminster for its second PAC title since 2013. The Jackets piled up 145 team points, besting the Titans by just three points (142). Both programs unseated the two-time defending champions from Grove City, which placed third after compiling 96 points.

Despite competing in just her second meet of the season, sophomore Addy Knetzer not only played a role in Waynesburg's winning effort, but earned her second-straight Field MVP award.

Knetzer, a Chartiers-Houston graduate, won the shot put in meet and school-record fashion (42-10.25), finished second in the javelin (126-10) and was third in the discus (116-05). Knetzer also qualified for the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships in both the javelin and shot put.

She is the league's first two-time Field MVP since former Jacket standout and current assistant coach Krystal Hanley (Baker) won the award in 2010 and 2012. 


(photo courtesy of Waynesburg University)


Alumni Update - Dylan Pounds (Pitt-Greensburg)

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BUFFALO, NY -  For the second time this season, Pitt-Greensburg's Dylan Pounds has been selected as the Allegheny MountainPounds PGU Collegiate Conference's Pitcher of the Week.

Pounds, a Chartiers-Houston graduate, picked up two saves along with a complete game victory to help the Bobcats to a 4-1 week. Pounds picked up a save in Monday's 8-7 triumph over Bethany then opened AMCC play by earning the save in a 7-6 win over Penn State Altoona.  

Pounds then followed up with a complete game 3-2 victory over conference rival Penn State Behrend on Saturday. For the week, Pounds threw 9.1 innings allowing just two runs while picking up six strikeouts.


(photo courtesy of University of Pitt-Greensburg)


Girls Basketball: Chartiers-Houston falls in first round

Written by Joe Koch on .

A challenging season came to an end this past Friday as Chartiers-Houston was outscored by 14 points in the final quarter and fell to District 10 champion West Middlesex 57-43 in a PIAA Class AA first-round game at Farrell.

The loss ended the Bucs' season at 18-9. The Big Reds improved to 25-1, and they will meet another WPIAL team, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart at 6 p.m. Tuesday in a second-round game at Slippery Rock University's Morrow Field House.

Chartiers-Houston finished in third place in the traditionally strong Section 3-AA with a record of 8-4. The Bucs' biggest win of the season was a 41-36 victory over eventual WPIAL champion Bishop Canevin on Jan. 25.


Alumni Update - Kodie Hanley (Washington & Jefferson)

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WASHINGTON, Pa. -- The Washington & Jefferson men's basketball team fell to Waynesburg, 66-39, in aHanley WJ Presidents' Athletic Conference matchup.

The second half saw a surge in the performance of Kodie Hanley, with nine second-half points.

Hanley, a Chartiers-Houston graduate, recorded his first career double-double in the game, finishing with 11 points and 10 rebounds, while also setting a new career high in rebounds, beating his previous record of nine.


(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)


Girls Basketball: Chartiers-Houston a player in Section 3-AA race

Written by Joe Koch on .

When Bishop Canevin High's girls basketball team rolled to a 53-28 victory over visiting Seton-LaSalle on Jan. 11, it looked as if the balance of power in the section was shifting from the Rebels to the Crusaders.

That still might be the case as each team enters the final week of the season with one loss apiece. Canevin is 9-1, and Seton-LaSalle is 8-1. Most thought the Crusaders would be unbeaten heading into Thursday's Section 3-AA finale at Seton-LaSalle.

But it didn't quite turn out that way.

Chartiers-Houston has emerged as a power broker in the section following a 41-36 victory over Bishop Canevin on Jan. 25. That result has placed the Bucs firmly in third place with a section record of 7-3.