Alumni Update - Alex Lawrence (Waynesburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Alex Lawrence provided plenty of pop in the Waynesburg lineup during a 4-0 week. She tied for the team lead withLawrence Waynesburg a .500 batting average (4-for-8) after totaling two home runs, a double, seven RBIs and seven runs scored.

She paced the Jackets with a 1.375 slugging percentage and, thanks in part to a team-best six walks, posted a .714 on-base percentage. Lawrence also played error-free defense with 11 putouts and four assists.

The Chartiers Valley graduate earned PAC Hitter of the Week for his performance.


(photo courtesy of Waynesburg University)


Alumni Update - Sam Crum (La Roche)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

COLUMBUS, OH – La Roche College Lacrosse took the road for their first game of the 2016 season. The young squad fought hard but came up on the losing end of a 20-6 game at Capital University.

Early on, it looked as if it would turn into a back-and-forth contest. Sam Crum scored twice in the opening five minutes to cut the Redhawk deficit to just 3-2. Capital responded by scoring the next five goals and entered halftime with an 11-3 lead.

The Crusaders came out of the half with six straight goals to go up 17-3. La Roche matched Capital with three goals in the fourth quarter but the game was already out of reach and Capital earned the season-opening victory.

Crum, a Chartiers Valley graduate, scored a hat trick and added an assist in his first career game.



Boys Basketball: Flohr next up at Chartiers Valley

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Keith Barnes profiles Chartiers Valley basketball player Eddie Flohr.

2016 0219 ChartiersValley BBasketball(Photo: Chartiers Valley's Eddie Flohr has been a driving force for the Colts this season. John Heller/Post-Gazette)

"For three years, Eddie Flohr spent his time on the court at Chartiers Valley dishing the ball off to teammate Matty McConnell.

And he was perfectly fine with that arrangement.

"I'm more of a pass-first kind of guy," Flohr said. "I'm not really worried about points. I'm just trying to get the best shot we can on every possession."

All that changed when McConnell graduated last year and took his offensive skills to Robert Morris. The defending WPIAL Class AAAA champions needed someone to take the reins and fill in for one of the school's all-time leading scorers."


Softball: Chartiers Valley grad having a blast at Cal

Written by Joe Bendel on .

Joe Bendel profiles Chartiers Valley graduate Lindsay Reicoff, who is now a standout softball player at California University.

"Upon hitting her first collegiate home run, Lindsay Reicoff of California University of Pennsylvania dropped her bat and briskly circled the bases. No jogging. No fancy home run trot.

"Business," Reicoff said, laughing. "All business."

Perhaps Reicoff didn't know any better, given she was a self-described "contact hitter" at Chartiers Valley High School. Or, maybe she realized this was about to become a regular occurrence.

"We changed a couple things with my batting stance – and there it went," said Reicoff, who launched that first homer in the sixth game of her freshman season. "I started to put more weight on my back foot. It changed everything.""