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)


Cross Country: Freyermuth paces Knoch at Big Red Invitational

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Max Freyermuth was the driving force for Knoch at the 23rd Big Red Invitational on Saturday.

The sophomore led the Knights to a second-place team finish in the meet hosted by West Middlesex. He finished in fourth place with a finish time of 17 minutes, 25 seconds. Freyermuth was followed by teammate Preston Carlsson, who finished in 17:29:40. Junior Brandon Grumski placed ninth.

As a team, the Lady Knights finished in third place with sophomore Mandi Moxie as the only runner in the top 10. Moxie placed sixth with a time of 20:56.30. Junior Lauren Karenbauer took 13th place.



Football: Knoch goes 2-0, claims conference lead

Written by Joe Koch on .

Joe Koch profiles the Knoch football team.

2014 0911 Knoch Football(Photo: Greensburg Salem's Teegan Hahn takes down Knoch's Cody Milsom during action in last Friday's Greater Allegheny Conference game at Offutt Field in Greensburg. Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)

"Knoch football coach Mike King is pleased with the way his team has responded in the early stages of victories against Franklin Regional and Greensburg Salem that have put his team atop the Greater Allegheny Conference in the WPIAL's Class AAA grouping.

"We've been playing well early," said King, who is in his 17th season as the Knights' coach. "But we have a lot of kids going both ways, and I think we got a little worn down against Greensburg Salem in the second half. We're learning what it takes to go four quarters in this conference."

The Knights (2-0, 2-0) step out of conference this week with a road game at Big Nine Conference member Ringgold (1-1, 1-1) before playing host to Gateway on Sept. 19.

"It's never easy when you play Ringgold," he said. "That's a very athletic team, and their coaches do a good job. But we've just completed Week 2 in the WPIAL, and anything can happen.""


Knoch 2014 Football Preview

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

One word can be used to describe the 2014 Knoch High School football team: experienced.

Knoch has starters returning at 19 of 22 positions, including six players who were two-way starters.

"We bring back a lot of experience on both sides of the ball from a team that got better and better last year," coach Mike King said. "If we can find our stride early, I think we can hang with the best teams in our conference, which is very competitive."

King has led Knoch to seven WPIAL playoff berths in 10 years. The Knights finished in a four-way tie for fifth place in the Greater Allegheny Conference last season with a 4-5 record, but did not make the playoffs.


Track: Knoch freshman a title threat at WPIAL championships

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Knoch's Jordan Geist is ranked first in the shot put (61 feet, 4 inches) and fourth in the discus (163-1).

The freshman has not performed quietly this year. He grabbed first in the shot put (58 feet) at the WPIAL Class AA Northern Qualifier last Tuesday. Teammate Brennan McTighe came in behind him at 48-11.

He also took first in the discus with a distance of 154-5.

Geist will look to claim WPIAL titles at the championships on Thursday at 4 p.m. Last year's titles were won by South Park's Ryan Smider (260-8) in the discus and Washington's Shai McKenzie (53-1) in the shot put.