Girls Volleyball: Knoch wins second straight Slippery Rock Tournament title

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Knoch Team

Knoch won its second straight title at the Slippery Rock Tournament, held Sept. 3. The Knights defeated Mohawk, 1-0 in the quarterfinals, Laurel, 1-0 in the semifinals, and Slippery Rock, 1-0 in the championship game.

Slippery Rock Tournament

Knoch 1, Slippery Rock 0

Knoch 1, Laurel 0
Slippery Rock 1, West Middlesex 0

Knoch 1, Mohawk 0
Laurel 1, Reynolds 0
West Middlesex 1, Wilmington 0
Slippery Rock 1, New Castle 0



Alumni Update - Andy Fritz (Grove City)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Grove City College baseball junior first baseman Matt Waugaman and junior catcher AndyFritz GC Fritz have been selected to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings Division III Mideast Region Teams, as announced by the ABCA on Tuesday afternoon

Fritz, a Knoch graduate and All-PAC Second Team honoree, set a new program single-season record with 16 doubles while ranking second on the team in batting average (.405), hits (60), RBIs (41), total bases (82), slugging percentage (.554), on-base percentage (.474) and fielding percentage (.976).

His 16 doubles ranked second among league counterparts while he also ranked fourth in the conference in batting average, fifth in on-base percentage and sixth in both hits and RBIs.

This marks the first time that Grove City has ever had two players earn all-region honors in the same season. Waugaman and Fritz are the first Grove City players to earn all-region accolades since pitcher Cory Metcalf earned ABCA Third Team laurels following the 2011 season. Magister was the most recent Wolverine position player to earn all-region honors, doing so in both 2009 and 2010.


(photo courtesy of Grove City College)


Track: Knoch's Geist smashes yet another record

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Jordan Geist smashed another record at the PIAA Class AAA championships last Friday.

The Knoch junior took the state record in the shot put with a mark of 74 feet, 3 ½ inches. It was inevitable that the mark also earned the reigning champion the gold. Central Dauphin's Ryan Whiting set the previous record of 70 feet in 2005.

Greensburg Salem's Lawson Monta (61-1.25) and Hempfield's Dominic Marshall (57-5.25) placed second and third in the shot put, respectively.

Geist also won the discus throw with a mark of 183 feet. North Pocono's Matt Slagus grabbed second with a toss of 174-10.


Photo Journal: Baseball WPIAL AAA Playoffs - Knoch vs. Blackhawk (May 24)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .


Knoch and Blackhawk played in the WPIAL AAA Semifinals, Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Burkett Field in Montour.  Blackhawk won the game 7-2 and will face Chartiers Valley in the finals, Tuesday, May 31 at Consol Energy Field.

click here for video highlights of the game

Photos by Marilyn C. Schwilm, Tri-State Sports & News Service


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