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Cross Country: North Feature Athlete - Eden Christian's Lauren Gronbeck

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Name: Lauren Gronbeck
School: Eden Christian Academy
Grade: 11
Sport: Cross Country

Background: In her second appearance at the PIAA Class A championships, Gronbeck finished 7th last season. Her sophomore year was impressive, with top-10 finishes at California University, Slippery Rock, TSTCA, WPIAL championships, and a course record-setting win at Grove City. She is poised for another great season, kicking it off with a 19:13 finish at Schenley's Red, White and Blue Classic this weekend. Gronbeck placed seventh overall and first among Class A runners.

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Boys Basketball: North Feature Athlete - Eden Christian's Carter Ehms

Written by Brad Everett on .

Name: Carter Ehms
School: Eden Christian
Grade: 11
Sport: Boys Basketball
Position: Guard

Background: Ehms has helped lead Eden Christian to a place they have never been before – the WPIAL playoffs. Eden Christian, located in Sewickley, is in just its third season of playing basketball in the WPIAL. The Warriors (9-12, 4-6) qualified as the fourth-place finisher from Class A Section 2. Ehms has been a big part of the success, averaging a team-high 15 points per game. Ehms, a 5-foot-10 junior, is a three-year starter who can play the point and shooting guard positions.

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Boys Cross Country: North Feature Athlete — Eden Christian Academy’s Carter Smith

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Name: Carter Smith
School: Eden Christian Academy
Grade: 12
Sport: Cross Country

Background: Smith finished seventh in the WPIAL Class A meet and 21st at the PIAA Class A State Championships last season.  He started this cross country season with a 10th place finish at the Red, White, and Blue Classic at Schenley Park Sept. 7 (winning 1st in the A Class) with a personal best of 16:14. The following week, Smith won the Slippery Rock Invitational.

Eden Christian Academy coach Kelly Washburn: “Carter is a gifted athlete who is willing to work. He is motivated, focused, and continues to push himself to achieve.  He's a strong leader as well as a strong runner and I anticipate big gains for him this year."

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Boys Golf: Eden's Ehms fires solid round

Written by Joe Koch on .

When the WPIAL Class AA individual qualifying tournament is held next week, don't be surprised if Eden Christian junior Carter Ehms is among the field's top competitors.

Last year, Ehms fired a 5-over-par round of 76 at the WPIAL Class AA, Section 9 qualifier at Rolling Acres Golf Course that qualified him for the WPIAL Class AA Individual Championships.

Ehms missed qualifying for the PIAA Western qualifier by two strokes. His 13-over-par round of 85 was two strokes above the cut line of 83.

It appears, though, as if he's ready to make the next step. In Tuesday's 202-264 victory over Summit Academy, Ehms led his Warrior teammates with a 3-under-par round of 33.