Girls Basketball: Trinity off to outstanding start

Written by Joe Koch on .

When Bob Miles was coaching the girls basketball team at Fort Cherry, he guided the Rangers to some lofty heights in the Class A grouping.

While it's too early to tell how things will go this season, Miles appears to be weaving a similar story with the Trinity High girls basketball team.

Even with a 66-51 loss to Serra Catholic this past Saturday in the Eagles' holiday tournament, the Hillers are 8-1.

Numbered among those eight victories were section triumphs over Keystone Oaks (56-45), Quaker Valley (45-32) and Moon (49-42). Admittedly, Keystone Oaks and Quaker Valley both had sub-.500 records against section opposition. But Moon appears to be making a concerted effort to turn things around, and with an overall record of 6-3 and a section mark of 1-1, the Tigers appear to be improving.


Wrestling: 'Old school' win gives Trinity a lift on the mats

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Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Ken Wunderley profiles the Trinity wrestling team. Read his story below.

Trinity's 42-31 victory against McGuffey in a Class AAA Sub-Section 4A opener on Dec. 11 was more than just a victory for the Hillers.

"It was a return to old-school dual-meet wrestling," said Mark Powell, who enters his second season as Trinity's head coach. "It was vintage McGuffey versus Trinity. We had more than 1,000 fans show up [at Trinity]. It's been years since I've seen a dual meet with this much excitement. The fans on both sides were just great. I wish every dual meet were this exciting."

McGuffey entered the match as the favorite, but Trinity was poised for the upset. The Hillers opened with a surprise, as Tristan Buxton pinned McGuffey's Gage Nicolella at 113 pounds.

"Tristan was trailing 1-0 in the third period when he scored a takedown and pinned Nicolella in the last 11 seconds," Powell said. "That gave us the start we needed."


Alumni Update – Katie Palkovic (Westminster)

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Fourth-seeded Westminster College claimed an opening-round victory on Tuesday in the 2013 PrPalkovic Westminsteresidents' Athletic Conference Women's Volleyball Championship Tournament.

Westminster (26-8) was forced to overcome an opening-set loss to fifth-seeded Saint Vincent College (16-16) before securing a 3-2 victory inside Buzz Ridl Gymnasium in New Wilmington, Pa.

Westminster will meet top-seeded Bethany College (27-9) in the championship tournament's first semifinal (6 p.m.) Friday at Bethany's Hummel Fieldhouse.

Senior setter Katie Palkovic, a Trinity graduate, led the Titan offense with a match- and season-high 51 assists.

(photo courtesy of Westminster College)