Track: East Feature Athlete - Kiski Area's Letizia Collini

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Name: Letizia Collini
High School: Kiski Area
Grade: 12
Sport: Track and Field
Event: 400, 800

Background: Collini recorded a 1:00.20 in the 400-meter run and 2:25.00 in the 800-meter run. The senior is a multi-sport athlete who participates in track and swimming.


Softball: Kiski Area halts long losing streak

Written by Brad Everett on .

It was a non-section game between teams from different classifications, but Kiski Area's win at Leechburg on April 1 had some special significance.

Kiski Area picked up a 4-2 win that day, the team's first victory in nearly two years. The triumph ended an 18-game losing streak. The Cavaliers won their final game of the 2014 season -- that was against Leechburg, too -- but went 0-14 last season and began this season 0-4. They nearly snapped the losing skid in the season opener, but fell at Highlands, 7-6.

The Cavaliers have not played since the Leechburg win, so they start the week with a 1-4 record, which includes an 0-2 mark in Class AAAA Section 1.

Two other East area teams hope to soon end lengthy losing streaks. Woodland Hills has lost 22 games in a row and Oakland Catholic has dropped 16 in a row.


Baseball: Kiski Area races to a 4-0 start

Written by Brad Everett on .

Just like any team in the early stages of the season, Kiski Area has lots of room for improvement.

But as far as results go, the Cavaliers have been perfect.

It's been four up, four down for Kiski Area, which is off to a 4-0 start for the second consecutive season (the Cavaliers started 5-0 last season). Coach Joe Culler's squad has earned victories against Gateway, Hempfield, Deer Lakes and McKeesport. All four wins came in non-section play.

Pitching has keyed Kiski Area's hot start. The Cavaliers have given up nine runs thus far. They shut out McKeesport, 5-0, and edged Hempfield, 2-1. Senior John Bowser, a California (Pa.) recruit, is 2-0 and has not given up a run in 8 1/3 innings while walking one and striking out nine.


Alumni Update - Adam Robison (Washington & Jefferson)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. -- The Washington & Jefferson men's golf team began the 2016 spring season with a third-place showing in the 11-team field at the McDaniel Spring Invitational, hosted at The Bridges Golf Course.

The course played to a par 72, with a total distance of 6,713 yards. Gettysburg secured the team title with a 598 (298-300), 22 strokes above par. As a team, the Presidents scored a 614 (310-304), 38 strokes over par and four strokes behind second place St. John Fisher.

In his first action on the golf course for W&J, Adam Robison led the way, finishing three strokes above par at 147 (74-73), placing him third in the 63-golfer field.

The Kiski Area graduate birdied the 18th hole on both days, and add an eagle on the par-5 15th hole. Outside of that, he finished even on 27 holes for the tournament, with only one score being a double bogey.



Hockey: Playoff-bound Kiski slumping to finish

Written by Keith Barnes on .


Kiski Area has already clinched a PIHL Class A Penguins Cup playoff berth in its first season back playing varsity hockey and will get a play-in first-round game in the 12-team bracket.


Which team they play, however, will be largely determined in their next game.


On Tuesday, Eastern Conference fifth-place Kiski Area (7-13-0) will host No. 6 Westmont Hilltop (6-14-0) in both team’s next-to-last game of the season with the winner likely taking the fifth spot in the conference. The Hilltoppers won the first meeting, 5-2, on Nov. 10.


Both teams are stumbling toward the postseason a bit as Kiski Area is 1-4-0 in its last five, while Westmont Hilltop is 2-3-0. Both teams get tough matchups in their finales as the Hilltoppers take on rival Bishop McCort while the Cavaliers wrap it up with Freeport.