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Alumni Update - Nick Riggle (California University of Pa.)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Behind a complete game from freshman Nick Riggle, the Vulcans earned a doubleheaderRiggle CalU split at Slippery Rock on Sunday afternoon in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) West action, winning 8-3 in Game 2 after suffering a 12-1 loss in Game 1.

 

With the split, the California University of Pennsylvania baseball team stands at 18-20 this season with a 10-10 mark in league action. Meanwhile, The Rock moved its record to 21-14 overall behind a 12-8 record in league play.

 

In Game 2, Riggle, a Keystone Oaks graduate, tossed the first complete game of his collegiate career to lead the Vulcans to their first win of the weekend series against The Rock.


He improved to 3-1 this season after allowing three runs (one earned) on six hits with four strikeouts and no walks in 7.0 innings (76 pitches).

 

(photo courtesy of California University of Pa.)

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Alumni Update - Nick Zanetta (Pittsburgh)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GREENSBORO, N.C. Junior Dom Forys and redshirt junior Nick Zanetta were named to the 2017 All-Zanetta PittACC Academic wrestling team as announced by conference Commissioner John Swofford Monday morning.

Both natives of the Pittsburgh area, Zanetta receives the honor for the second year in a row while this is Forys’ first. The pair of Panthers are among a list of 20 wrestlers from the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Zanetta, a Keystone Oaks graduate, is a business information systems and supply chain management major, boasts a 3.67 semester GPA, while maintaining a 3.4 cumulative GPA.

Zanetta wrapped up the 2016-17 season with a 19-13 overall record and excelled in tournaments this year, going 14-8. His year was highlighted by placing eighth at the Midlands Championships.

 

(photo courtesy of University of Pittsburgh)

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Softball: Keystone Oaks battling in Class 4A Section 2

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Seeing Bailey Parshall twice a year, playing against Harry Rutherford-coached teams twice a year and also playing West Mifflin, South Fayette and defending PIAA champion Yough twice is not for the faint of heart. But yet that is exactly the situation facing Keystone Oaks this season in Class 4A Section 2. The Golden Eagles have been battling though and are alive and well in the hunt for an elusive playoff spot in the section.

Keystone Oaks is 2-3 overall and 2-2 in section play with wins over West Mifflin and South Fayette. In an almost must-win situation, Keystone Oaks was able to knock off South Fayette (5-4, 2-3), 11-7, last week. Bri Butler was huge for the Golden Eagles. She was 4 for 4 at the dish, driving in six of her team's 11 runs. She had two doubles in the game.

Of course, things are not going to get much easier for the team. On Tuesday, they host Belle Vernon and all-state pitcher Parshall and the Golden Eagles still have yet to play Yough. Because of early-season postponements, Keystone Oaks will play Yough on back-to-back days, April 19 and 20.

Yough (7-1, 5-0), Belle Vernon (8-1, 4-1) and Elizabeth Forward (4-5, 4-2) are ahead of Keystone Oaks (2-3, 2-2) in the section standings and South Fayette (5-4, 2-3) is right behind.

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Track: Keystone Oaks junior puts forth big-time performance

Written by Brad Everett on .

It's not often you see a high school gymnast excel in another sport. That's what makes Tara Gologram's story so unique.

Gologram, a junior at Keystone Oaks, is an accomplished gymnast who in February placed third in the all-around competition at the WPIAL championships.

That success has carried over to the track, and Gologram got off to a tremendous start to the season at the South Hills Classic last Saturday. Gologram competed in four events and claimed first place in all of them, making her the only athlete to win four gold medals. She won the 100-meter dash and swept the jumping competitions, winning the high jump, long jump and triple jump.

Gologram's leap of 16 feet, 11 inches in the long jump would have qualified her for the PIAA 2A championships last season. Her best finish at the WPIAL championships a season ago came in the 100, where she placed eighth.

 

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Alumni Update - Jenny Murtha (Point Park)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

CALIFORNIA, Pa. -- Point Park University women's outdoor track & field competed Saturday at the NCAA Division II Cal U Early Bird meet and came away with eight Top-10 finishes and two school records.

There were also two event victories. Highlighting the day was Jenny Murtha, a Keystone Oaks graduate, taking first place in the 5,000 meters with a time of 19 minutes, 1 second.