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Hockey: Hillers enters break with win

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Behind two late third-period goals by Nathan Hilzendeger, Trinity took down Central Valley, 5-3, in the teams’ last game before the holiday break.

Hilzendeger broke a 3-3 game with a short-handed goal with 4:39 remaining in the third period, then tallied a second short-handed goal with just over a minute to play to seal the game for Trinity.

With the win, the Hillers moved to 3-8-1 on the season, with two of the team’s three wins coming in the past nine days.

Aaron Cowden, who had a goal in the win over Central Valley, leads Trinity with eight goals and nine points. 

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Cross Country: Trinity competes in Carlisle Invitational

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The Trinity boys cross country team finished 13th out of 51 teams in the 22nd Carlisle Invitational on Saturday.

Chase Drawbaugh was the first runner to place for Trinity in the Champion division. He took 17th with a time of 17:00. Matt Geisler (38th place) also finished in the top 50. He crossed the line in 17 minutes, 32 seconds.

The varsity girls team took 14th out of 55 teams in the Champion division. Becky August (34th place) and Shannon Quinn (35th place) both finished in the top 50.

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Trinity 2014 Football Preview

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

The Hillers failed to qualify for the WPIAL playoffs last season after making seven appearances in eight years. They posted a 1-7 record in the Big Nine Conference and a 1-8 mark overall.

"We turned in a lackluster performance last season," said Trinity coach Ryan Coyle, now in his third season at the helm. "It was very disappointing for us, especially since we made the playoffs in my first season."

Coyle's top returnee is quarterback Forrest Cullings (6-4, 202, Sr.), who completed 80 of 128 passes for 1,194 yards and seven touchdowns in his first year as a starter.

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Alumni Update - Hunter Bigler (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

INDIANA, PA – After posting a season in which he registered a perfect fielding percentage and 93Bigler IUP putouts, IUP outfielder Hunter Bigler has been named a 2014 Atlantic Region Gold Glove winner.

Bigler, a Trinity graduate, joins Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East comrades Kurt Seiders of Millersville and Chris Knott of East Stroudsburg in the outfield on the nine-man team.

Getting most of his starts in centerfield, the sophomore earned the start in 33 of the team's 41 games, appearing in three additional games. He did not register an error all season, making 98 catches with 93 putouts and five assists.

In addition to his play in center, Bigler also made two appearances on the mound, finishing the season with a record of 1-0 and a 1.80 earned run average. He surrendered five hits in his 5.0 innings of work, allowing one earned run while striking out four.

 

(photo courtesy of Indiana University of Pennsylvania)