Wrestling: A father-son duo will be in the Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Ken Wunderley profiles Mount Pleasant alum Robbie Waller, who will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Read his story below.

Robert M. Waller Jr. was inducted into the Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1999. His son Robert M. Waller III will follow in his footsteps Saturday as a member of the 47th class of inductees.

"It's always been a family thing," Waller III said. "I've been involved in the sport of wrestling since I was a young kid. My dad was inducted the year after I graduated from high school. It's a great honor to be recognized with such an elite group of individuals. I'm truly honored."

Waller is one of eight individuals who will be inducted into the PWCA Hall of Fame April 10 at the Ramada Inn and Convention Center in State College, Pa.

The other inductees are former wrestler/coach Tom Teagarden, former coach Doug Buckwalter, referee Bob Derr, former wrestler/coach Bill Luckenbaugh, former wrestler Gilbert Fink, former wrestler Col. Dave Warnick and writer Ken Wunderley.


Boys Tennis: Chovanec newest standout at Mount Pleasant

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Every year Mount Pleasant finds a way to get a player into the WPIAL Class AA singles tournament.

This year, though, it shouldn't be much of a surprise that Jacob Chovanec did the honors for the Vikings.

Chovanec was the team's No. 3 singles player a year ago and didn't even compete in the sectional. He instead competed in doubles and made it to the quarterfinals before being eliminated.

This year, though, he took over the No. 1 singles slot from Noah Cenkner, a state qualifier in doubles in 2015, and has done well in the top spot. He finished second to 2015 PIAA Class AA qualifier John Monroe of California, 6-1, 6-2, in the championship match to make it into the next round.


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)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

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)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

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)