Girls Golf: Mount Pleasant remains unbeaten after victory against GCC

Written by Joe Koch on .

Little has gone wrong for the Mount Pleasant High girls golf team this season. The Vikings opened with a 1-AA victory over Southmoreland (207-211), and they've continued their success with victories over St. Joseph (178-210 and Derry Area (197-227) heading into Tuesday's match with Greensburg Central Catholic.

The Centurions are fielding their first girls team this season, but they have won of the top players in Pennsylvania in Olivia Zambruno. Zambruno won both the WPIAL and PIAA Class AA individual titles a year ago while competing for the Greensburg Central Catholic boys team.

But when enough girls came out to field a girls team at Greensburg Central, a girls team was started. And in Tuesday's match, Zambruno was the medalist with a 2-over-par round of 39.


Alumni Update - Shayla Landman (Pitt-Greensburg)

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ALTOONA, Pa. - The Pitt-Greensburg women's tennis team captured their first conference victory Sunday afternoon, winning 7-2 against AMCC opponent Penn State Altoona.


Shayla Landman, a Mount Pleasant graduate, defeated Michelle Colucci 6-2, 6-4 in No. 1 singles while also winning her No. 1 doubles match 8-5 with partner Corinne Kirk.




Mount Pleasant 2015 Football Preview

Written by Brad Everett on .

One of the most consistently successful programs in Class AA is taking aim at another strong season. Mount Pleasant won the Interstate Conference title in 2013 and was the runner-up to Washington last season. The Vikings have reached the playoffs each of the past six seasons.

Coach Bo Ruffner, who is in his eighth season, returns six starters on offense and four on defense. The Vikings must replace all-conference players Trevor Salopek and L.J. Sutton. Salopek was one of the better running backs in Class AA last season when he rushed for 1,148 yards and 18 touchdowns.

The Vikings do return one all-conference performer — Josh Lind (5-9, 235, Sr., OG) — who will team up with Zack Klejka (6-0, 240, Sr., C-DT) and Kurt Aumer (6-3, 260, Jr., OT) to anchor what could be an excellent offensive line.

That line will attempt to provide the push and protection needed for Johnny Yester (6-1, 160, Jr., QB), Jake Adamrovich (5-10, 175, Sr., RB) and Chris Wagner (5-10, 165, Jr., RB) to make big plays. All three were significant contributors last season. Yester started the second half of the season and passed for 401 yards and eight touchdowns. Adamrovich rushed for 549 yards and six touchdowns, while Wagner rushed for 371 yards and seven touchdowns.


Boys Tennis: Mount Pleasant duo is bound for PIAA tournament

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Keith Barnes profiles the Mount Pleasant boys tennis team.

"It hasn't been an easy month for Mount Pleasant junior Noah Cenkner.

After losing to top-seeded and eventual champion Luke Phillips in the WPIAL Class AA tennis singles semifinals, the 29th-ranked junior in the state looked forward to playing California's John Monroe in the third-place consolation match. Not only would a win have meant a trip to the PIAA Class AA singles finals at Hershey Racquet Club on May 22-23, it would have been a better finish than what happened when the two squared off in the Section 1 final when Cenkner had to concede the match because of injury leading, 6-2, 2-5.

In an ironic twist, history repeated itself and the Vikings No. 1 player had to beg off the WPIAL consolation match on the morning of the event because of illness. Walking away meant that Monroe earned the WPIAL's final spot for the state tournament and would play the District 6 champion in the opening round.

"I woke up that morning with a fever and I couldn't even get out of bed that day," Cenkner said. "That was really disappointing for me.""



Boys Tennis: Cenkner looking for another chance to make states

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Noah Cenkner will have another opportunity to qualify for the PIAA Class AA finals in Hershey on May 22-23.


Only this time it won’t be in singles.


Cenkner, who was forced to withdraw from the WPIAL Class AA singles tournament because of an ailment, paired with Alex Temple and breezed past Ryan Hartz and Jake Robbins of Brownsville, 6-2, 6-2, to win the Section 1 doubles titleon Tuesday.


The top four finishers in each section qualify for the WPIAL Class AA tournament, which will open Monday at Shady Side Academy and wrap up with finals and consolations on Tuesday at Norwin.


Cenkner had made it to the WPIAL semifinals where he lost to eventual champion Luke Phillips of Carlynton. He would have played California’s John Monroe, against whom he also retired while leading 6-2, 2-5, in the second set of the section singles finals.