Alumni Update - Brian Graytok (Washington & Jefferson)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Washington & Jefferson led by as many as 12 points in the first half, but needed a late rally thatGraytok WJ fell short in a 77-69 Presidents' Athletic Conference loss at Chatham.


W&J opened up an 11-2 lead 5:34 into the game thanks to a start that saw the Presidents shoot 4-of-5 from the field and 3-of-4 at the free-throw line. Brian Graytok led the run with six points.

Graytok, a Greensburg Central Catholic, led the Presidents with 20 points and four assists in a game-high 39 minutes. After a stretch where the junior had failed to reach double figures in four of five games, he's now been in double figures in three-straight contests.


(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)


Boys Basketball: Greensburg Central Catholic surprised by unbeaten start

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Drew Karpen profiles the Greensburg Central Catholic boys basketball team.

"Every coach has high expectations for their team at the beginning of the year. Only a handful can make those expectations become a reality on a consistent basis.

That is what Greg Bisignani has been able to accomplish as coach of the Greensburg Central Catholic boys basketball team. The Centurions are 10-0 overall and 4-0 in Class 2A Section 1 and ranked No. 1 in Class 2A in the WPIAL and No. 3 in the state.

Although this is the best start Bisignani could have hoped for, it is a little surprising knowing that he didn't have a large contingent of his players participating in the offseason due to other sports or injuries.

"It is unusual for us this year," Bisignani said. "We haven't had the kids play together in the offseason because of other sports. It was a question mark at the beginning because we didn't know how long it would take to jell. It is a little bit of a surprise.""


Boys Basketball: Greensburg C.C. continues to rack up wins

Written by Keith Barnes on .

It doesn't matter the classification that Greensburg Central Catholic is playing against. The Centurions just keep finding ways to win.

And they're doing it in impressive fashion.

During the holiday break, Greensburg Central Catholic (8-0) won a pair of games at the Greensburg Salem tournament against teams in higher classes, Mount Pleasant and Hempfield, and did so by an average of 20 points.

Greensburg Central Catholic is also 2-0 in Class 2A Section 1 play, with wins against Springdale and Leechburg. But the Centurions should get a little bit more of a test tonight when they take on a surprising Serra Catholic (4-4) squad that has an upset win over East Allegheny to its credit.


Boys Basketball: East Feature Athlete - Greensburg C.C.'s Neal McDermott

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Name: Neal McDermott
School: Greensburg Central Catholic
Grade: 12
Sport: Boys Basketball
Position: Forward

Background: Known more for his prowess on the mound than in the paint – he's already committed to playing baseball at Seton Hill – the 6-foot-3 forward has been a force for the Centurions this season. McDermott is averaging better than 25 points per game and has been a key contributor to the team's 3-0 start.


Girls Volleyball: Greensburg Central Catholic standouts one-up their sisters

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Ken Wunderley profiles the Greensburg Central Catholic girls volleyball team, which claimed its second PIAA Class 1A title in three years. Read his story below.

2016 1125 GreensburgCC GVolleyball(Photo: Greensburg Central Catholic senior starters accept their PIAA Class 1A championship trophy Saturday. Marilyn Schwilm/Tri-State Sports & News Service)

JOHNSTOWN — Greensburg Central Catholic seniors Haley Moore and Mikayla Bisignani have bragging rights over their sisters after last Saturday's performance at the PIAA Class 1A final at Richland High School in Johnstown.

Both claimed their second PIAA gold medals when the Centurions swept District 11 champion Marion Center, 3-0. The two were also starters on Greensburg Central's 2014 PIAA championship squad.

"They both feel great," said Moore, a senior setter. "The first one was fun because I got to play with my sister Rachel. This is one is special too because I got to share it with all the friends I grew up with. My best friends are on this team and most of them I've been playing with since fourth grade."

Moore's older sister was a libero on the 2014 championship team. Rachel is now a starting backrow specialist at Westminster.