Alumni Update - Tatiana Cloud (Clarion)

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SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -  The Clarion University track & field team took part in the annual Paul Kaiser Classic atCloud Clarion Shippensburg University Saturday afternoon.  

The Golden Eagles will wrap up the 2017 season beginning on May 4th when they head to Bloomsburg for the PSAC Championships.  

Tatiana Cloud, a Kiski graduate, provided one of the most memorable highlights of the afternoon for the Blue and Gold, running an impressive 1:01.61 to earn a first overall finish as well as a provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA National Championships, putting her 30th overall on the national list.


(photo courtesy of Clarion University)


Alumni Update - Thad Paunovich (Thiel)

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GREENVILLE, Pa. – The Thiel College men's tennis team was defeated 6-3 in Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC)Paunovich Thiel play Monday by the Geneva Golden Tornadoes.

Thad Paunovich, a Kiski Area graduate, was involved in two wins for the Tomcats. He defeated Evan Shaw at No. 3 singles 7-5, 3-6, 10-5.

Paunovich also teamed up with Alex Horvatits (Lancaster, N.Y./Saint Mary's) for an 8-5 win at No. 2 doubles over Eric Abbott and Alex Greissinger.


(photo courtesy of Thiel College)


Football: Kiski Area's Dixon commits to Hiram

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On April 25, Kiski Area’s Andre Dixon announced his commitment to continue his football career at Hiram College in Ohio.

The Terriers are a Division III program competing in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC).


In his senior season, the 5-foot-9, 165-pound Dixon tallied six receptions for 62 yards for the Cavaliers, who finished the season 4-6 after starting the year 4-1.


Dixon was absent for three of the Cavaliers 10 games this past year.



Softball: Kiski Area looks to return to winning ways this week

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Kiski Area took Class 5A Section 1 by storm in early April with a six-game winning streak that included numerous upsets. The Cavaliers blasted Gateway and Woodland Hills by a combined 24-2 score to start the winning streak. Then they went on the road to Plum and came away with a 3-0 win. During a three-game home stand over four days they garnered attention throughout the section when they defeated Greensburg Salem, 4-2, Penn-Trafford, 7-2, and Armstrong, 2-0.

Things unraveled somewhat after that for Kiski Area when it lost two high-scoring affairs. The first loss was a 11-9 decision against Plum at home and the next was a 12-7 setback at Franklin Regional.

A section title now may be out of reach with Franklin Regional (9-3, 8-1) holding a one-game lead over Penn-Trafford (7-4, 7-2), but the playoffs appear to be in reach as Kiski (7-3, 6-3) is tied with Armstrong (7-5, 6-3) for third place ahead of Plum (6-5, 5-3) and Greensburg Salem (3-7, 3-6).


Alumni Update - Matt McCutcheon (Penn State)

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Three members of head coach Cael Sanderson’s Penn State wrestling team have beenMcCutcheon PSU named to the National Wrestling Coaching Association (NWCA) National All-Academic Team.

Individual NCAA National Champions Zain Retherford (Benton, Pa.) and Jason Nolf and three-time NCAA qualifier Matt McCutcheon were all honored as first team NWCA National All-Academic selections, as announced by the organization earlier this week. For Retherford and Nolf, this marks the second straight year the duo earned NWCA All-Academic laurels. McCutcheon is now a three-time member of the NWCA’s All-Academic team.

McCutcheon, a junior, had a 3.36 grade point average and is a kinesiology major. The Lion 197-pounder is a three-time NCAA qualifier and a three-time first team NWCA All-Academic honoree.

The Kiski Area graduate went 20-6 this season and picked up two key wins at the 2017 NCAA Championships. McCutcheon earned his third straight Academic All-Big Ten selection this year as well.


(photo courtesy of Penn State University)