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Football: Knoch gets back in playoff chase

Written by Justin Criado on .

Justin Criado profiles the Knoch football team.

"It may have taken seven weeks, but Knoch coach Mike King believes his Knights squad is finally learning how to compete at a high level in the uber-competitive Greater Allegheny Conference.

"I would have to say that our kids are starting to understand what it takes," King said.

Knoch (3-4, 3-3) defeated Mars Area, 14-7, last Friday night to break a four-game losing streak and force a five-team tie for third place in one of Class AAA's most balanced conferences.

"The crazy thing about all that is that we did move the football," King said of his team's midseason woes. "We did everything we needed to win, we just didn't put it in the end zone enough.""

 

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Cross Country: Knoch boys claim Slippery Rock title

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

The Knoch boys varsity cross country team took won the team title at the Slippery Rock University Mack Cooper Invitational on Saturday.

The Knights earned 84 points to defeat Central Catholic (99 points) and Baldwin (105 points).

The Knights had only had one runner place in the top 10, but their tight pack helped them steal the win. Brandon Brumski was the first Knight to cross the line in ninth place in 17 minutes, 30.8 seconds. He was followed by teammate Preston Carlsson, who took 12th place.

Sewickley Academy's Griffin Mackey won the race in 16 minutes, 35 seconds.

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Alumni Update - Abbey Gore (Westminster)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Abbey Gore, a Knoch graduate, was a key contributor on Westminster's defensive unit that helped the TitansGore Westminster claim three-straight shutouts last week. Westminster limited Penn State Altoona, Susquehanna and Lycoming to a combined six shots on goal.


Her performance earned her PAC Defensive Player/Goalkeeper of the Week.

 

(photo courtesy of Westminster College)