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Girls Basketball: South Feature Athlete - Trinity's Sierra Kotchman

Written by Joe Koch on .

Name: Sierra Kotchman
School: Trinity
Grade: 9
Sport: Girls Basketball
Position: Guard

Background info: Sierra is starting in her freshman season for the Hillers, who are in second place in Section 5-AAA with a record of 6-2 following a 66-59 victory at Moon Area High this past Thursday night. She scored a team-high 18 points against the Tigers as the Hillers improved to 12-4 overall. In the fourth quarter of that game, Sierra converted five of eight free-throw attempts to secure the victory for the Hilers. She also is effective from the perimeter as she had three 3-point field goals. Sierra is averaging about 12 points and four assists per game. She is the daughter of former Trinity coach Jackie Kotchman. Sierra is an honor student.

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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.

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

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

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."

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Alumni Update - Kevin Crooks (Allegheny)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

FREDONIA, N.Y. –  The Gators closed out the 2013 Blue Devil Invite in fourth place, closing the three-day invitational on Sunday afternoon.

Junior Kevin Crooks was the top Gator to finished in the 400 I.M,, as he posted a third place finish with a 4:13.70 final time.

Crooks, a Trinity graduate, added a 26.84 in the 200 medley relay, helping Allegheny to a fifth place finish with a final relay time of 1:41.91.