Track: Mount Pleasant athletes fare well at invitational

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

The Mount Pleasant girls had top finishers at the Mt. Lebanon Invitational last Saturday.

Kayla Moninger grabbed third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.25. Macey White took bronze in the 3,200 with a time of 12:06.52.

Lexie Salopek represented on the field with a second-place finish in the long jump (17-2 3/4). She went on to take second in the triple jump with a leap of 35 feet, 11 1/2 inches. Colleen Trainer was close behind in third (32-8 1/4).

Kadey Donitzon rounded out the top performers with a third-place finish in the high jump with a distance of four feet, eighth inches.


Alumni Update - Leigha Pehrson (Chatham)

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BEAVER, Pa -The Chatham University Softball team traveled to Beaver County yesterday afternoon toPehrson Chatham take on Penn State Beaver in a double header.

The Cougars still looking to earn their first win of the season, fell to Penn State Beaver in both games by scores of 7-2 and 4-2.

Senior Leigha Pehrson would end the first game with 2 hits of her own, and have 1 RBI.

Pehrson, a Mount Pleasant graduate, picked up three more hits and a run in game two.


(photo courtesy of Chatham University)


Alumni Update - Paige Hertzog (Seton Hill)

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Each week during the 2015-16 sports season, we will be selecting the Dino's Seton Hill Players of the Week. This week's winners areHertzog SHU Paige Hertzog, sophomore outfielder on the softball team and Zac Heide, senior first baseman on the baseball team.

Hertzog, a Mount Pleasant graduate, led the Griffins with a .321 average in Florida.  

Hertzog had a double and 3 RBI. Paige also scored 2 runs.


(photo courtesy of Seton Hill University)


Girls Basketball: Mount Pleasant looks to finish regular season strong

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Mount Pleasant sits in second place in Class AAA Section 3 going into the last week of the regular season. The Vikings hold a 8-2, 12-7 record with three games remaining in the season.

The Vikings will face section opponents Laurel Highlands and Greensburg Salem, and non-section opponent Elizabeth Forward.

Mount Pleasant and Laurel Highlands last met on Jan. 7, as Mount Pleasant grabbed a 55-50 win. Morgan Barlock and Alyssa Kalp both scored 13 points in the game. They will have to look out for Laurel Highlands' Ashley Galderisi, who tallied a game-high 21 points.

The Vikings also defeated Greensburg Salem earlier this season. The two teams met on Jan. 11 for a Mount Pleasant victory of 52-28. Barlock had the game-high score of 15 points. She was joined on the leaderboard by Ashley Fearer with 11 points and Gabbi Keefer with 10 points.


Wrestling: Mt. Pleasant honors Century Club members

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A special ceremony was held at Mt. Pleasant on Jan. 6 prior to the Vikings match against Derry Area. A banner that lists Mt. Pleasant's members of the Century Club was dedicated prior to the match. Thirteen alumni were in attendance, including NCAA champ Robbie Waller and Vikings career win leader Donnie Ament.

"A lot of old family and friends of the program were in attendance," Mt. Pleasant coach Zack Sheridan said. "It was a great experience where everyone was able to reminisce their glory years. We hope to make alumni night an annual event.