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Cross Country: Greensburg Salem's Kwiatowski runs to championship

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Riley Kwiatowski ran to a first-place finish in 19:39.97 at the Tri-State Coaches Association Invitational on Thursday.

Her individual win helped Greensburg Salem to a third-place team finish in Class AA competition on the California University 5k course. She was joined on the medal stand by teammate Mackenzie Tressler. Tressler took third place in a time of 21:25.62.

Rachel Rossi rounded out the top 15 in favor of the Golden Lions.

Meadville took first place (44 points), followed by Uniontown (61 points) and Greensburg Salem (83 points).

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Alumni Update - Shaina Contic (Saint Vincent)

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GREENVILLE, Pa.- Following another strong individual performance, Saint Vincent sophomore Shaina Contic was honored by theContic SVC Presidents' Athletic Conference as its Women's Runner of the Week.

Contic, a Greensburg Salem graduate, paced the Bearcats at Saturday's ESPN Disney Cross Country in Orlando, Fla. The Greensburg native finished in 45th place out of 250 competitors participating in the file-kilometer event with a time of 20:26. Saint Vincent put together another solid performance, finishing in ninth place among a competitve 29-team field. The field included Division I, Division II, Division III and NAIA competition.

(photo courtesy of Saint Vincent College)

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Alumni Update - Dominique McKinley (Westminster)

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. -  A 50-yard field goal that bounced off the cross bar and went through the goal postMcKinley Westminster with no time remaining downed the Westminster College football team as the Titans lost, 27-24, to host Carnegie Mellon University in Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) action on Saturday.


Freshman Dominique McKinley, a Greensburg Salem graduate,led the Titans on the ground with 120 yards on 30 carries for the first 100-yard game of his collegiate career.

 

(photo courtesy of Westminster College)

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Alumni Update - Josh Falatovich (Seton Hill)

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Each week during the 2014-15 sports season, there will be a male and female player of the week selected. ThisFalatovich SHU week's winners are Shelby Kyllo, junior middle hitter, from the volleyball team and Josh Falatovich, redshirt sophomore defensive back, from the football team.

Falatovich, a Greensburg Salem graduate, led the Griffin defense and was a part of three of the four turnovers created by the team in a 27-16 win at Lock Haven.  Josh recovered a fumble midway thru the first quarter, stopping a LHU drive.  

 

Early in the second quarter, Falatovich intercepted a pass and returned it to the LHU 44 yard line.  On the first play of the second half, Josh recovered a fumble, giving the Griffins great field position at the LHU 39 yard line. Falatovich also added 2 tackles in the game.

(photo courtesy of Seton Hill University)

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Greensburg Salem 2014 Football Preview

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The Golden Lions posted a 3-5 record in the Greater Allegheny Conference and a 3-7 mark overall in Dave Keefer's debut as head coach. Keefer served as an assistant for eight seasons prior to taking over.

"We lost four games in the fourth quarter last year," Keefer said. "All four games were close and we lost them in the fourth quarter. We have to try to find a way to win those games. They have to learn how to win those close games."

Brady Mason (6-1, 185, Sr.) returns at quarterback after splitting the signal calling duties last year. He completed 27 of 67 passes for 375 yards. Mason also starts at free safety. Tyler Mathias (5-9, 180, Sr.) returns at receiver and will now play both ways, at strong safety.