Alumni Update - Josh Falatovich (Seton Hill)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

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)


Greensburg Salem 2014 Football Preview

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

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.


Softball: Greensburg Salem's season ends in PIAA semifinals

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Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the Greensburg Salem softball team.

"When members of the Class of 2014 reached the varsity level of Greensburg Salem softball four years ago, the program had never been to the state playoffs.

Four years later the PIAA tournament seems as though it's part of the Lions' schedule now.

That is what happens when you qualify for states three consecutive seasons.

The three consecutive PIAA tournament berths are just one of the many accomplishments the eight seniors left behind when their careers ended Monday night after a 3-2 loss in the PIAA semifinals to Springfield-Delco."



Softball: Greensburg Salem edged in PIAA semifinals

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The Greensburg Salem softball team lost to Springfield-Delco, 3-2, in Monday's PIAA Class AAA semifinals. Click here to read the story.

"Deuces have been wild for the Greensburg Salem softball team. For the fourth consecutive postseason game, Greensburg Salem scored two runs.

But this time, a deuce didn't give the Lions a winning hand.

Greensburg Salem lost to Springfield-Delco, 3-2, in the PIAA Class AAA semifinals Monday afternoon at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg. The loss kept the Lions from making it to a state championship game for the first time.

This game went the same way as most of Greensburg Salem's postseason games. In other words, it was a one-run game. The Lions (18-3) played seven WPIAL and PIAA playoff contests, and six were decided by one run."



Softball: Greensburg Salem seeks trip to PIAA final

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Greensburg Salem has been on a mission to return to the PIAA championship ever since losing in the quarterfinals last season. That mission intensified when the Golden Lions lost in the WPIAL semifinals. In the PIAA playoffs, Greensburg Salem got past District 10 champion Warren, 2-0 before extracting revenge on Thomas Jefferson, the WPIAL champion, which eliminated them in the WPIAL playoffs. Greensburg Salem got past the Jaguars, 2-1, to reach the PIAA semifinals where it will face District 3 champion Springfield Delco on Monday at Messiah College at 4 p.m. The winner advances to the PIAA Class AAA championship on Friday to play either District 11 champion Bethlehem Catholic or District 12 champion Lansdale Catholic.