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Boys Soccer: South Feature Athlete - Trinity's Noah Lazek

Written by Brad Everett on .

Name: Noah Lazek
School: Trinity
Grade: 12
Sport: Boys Soccer
Position: Defender

Background: Lazek's laser of a shot from 55 yards away with 17 seconds left in regulation found the back of the net and gave Trinity a dramatic 1-0 win at Moon last Saturday. It's hard to believe there will be a goal that rivals Lazek's strike – it was off a set piece – by any WPIAL player this season. Lazek is a two-year starter who is also a lacrosse standout. Trinity is 1-0-1 overall, with its other game being a 0-0 tie against Class AA Section 6 foe Waynesburg. The Hillers went 12-4-3 and finished as the section runner-up last season.

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Boys Soccer: Veteran Trinity aiming for a section title

Written by Brad Everett on .

From 2008 to 2011, Trinity didn't win a section game.

The Hillers then won four section contests in 2012 and 2013 before finishing as the runner-up last season.

Now the team hopes to take the next step by winning a section title.

Trinity has a good bit of talent back from last year's team that went 8-1-3 in Class AA Section 6 -- Ringgold won the section -- and finished with an overall record of 12-4-3 after falling to Knoch in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs. Six full-time starters return and nine seniors are in the starting lineup.

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Trinity 2015 Football Preview

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Jon Miller may be a graduate of Peters Township, but he feels right at home at Trinity.

Miller is the Hillers' new coach. He was hired in March, then received a bonus in June when the district hired him as an English teacher.

"We live near the Meadows [in North Strabane Township] only 10 minutes from the high school," Miller said. "I'll be working at the high school teaching English. I couldn't ask for a better scenario. It's important for a coach to work in the district."

Miller replaced Ryan Coyle, who had a 10-18 record in three seasons, including a 4-5 mark last season. Miller, 38, served as head coach at Moon from 2009-10, going 3-15. He also served as a head coach in Florida for one season before returning to Pennsylvania in 2013. He spent the past two seasons as an assistant at North Hills and Bethel Park.

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Position at Trinity is a dream job for Rich

Written by John D'Abruzzo on .

John D'Abruzzo profiles new Trinity athletic director Ricci Rich.

"As far as dream jobs go, the athletic director position at Trinity High School always was at the top of Ricci Rich's wishlist.

A 1996 graduate of Trinity, Rich spent the past eight years as Moon Area's athletic director. He returned to his alma mater last month after officially being hired by the school district in June.

"For me, the move makes a lot of sense. It's home," said Rich, who lives in North Franklin Township. "Trinity is where I went to school and where my wife went to school. We built our house here and it's just two miles from the football stadium, and our two little girls will go to school here.

"This is the job I want to have when I am able to retire and my girls are out of school.""

 

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Baseball: 2015 Minor League Update - Joey Havrilak (Trinity)

Written by John Perrotto on .

(Sports Town is featuring updates on WPIAL baseball players who are currently playing in the major or minor leagues. The posts were compiled by veteran baseball writer John Perrotto. We will feature two players every day.)

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Joey Havrilak is rebounding after a slow start to his professional career.

Havrilak, a Trinity graduate, batted .067 in five games as an outfielder with the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Tigers after being chosen in the 18th round of this year's amateur draft from University of Akron.

However, he has batted .245 with two doubles and one home run in 13 games since being promoted to short-season Class A Connecticut in the New York-Penn League. He also has two walks, six strikeouts, a .269 on-base percentage and a .347 slugging percentage.

Havrilak hit .347 with five home runs and 34 RBIs in 58 games for the Akron this spring, which turned out to be the last season for the program as the school dropped baseball last month. He was 78-for-225 with 47 runs scored, 15 doubles, three triples, 32 walks, 31 strikeouts, 17 stolen bases, a .436 on-base percentage and a .507 slugging percentage.