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Track: Knoch's Geist breaks two records at Butler Invitational

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Jordan Geist torpedoed into his high school season and hasn't slowed down yet.

The Knoch sophomore broke two records at the Butler Invitational last Saturday. Geist's throw of 66 feet, 1 1/2 inches in the shot put broke the record (63-10) set by Sharon's Austin Papay in 2004.

Geist's mark of 171-7 broke the discus record of 168-5 set by Mt. Lebanon's Phil Rosenstern in 1972.

The sophomore earned the title of meet MVP with his two first-place throws.

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Track: Knoch's Geist to compete in prestigious event

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Knoch sophomore Jordan Geist was invited to compete in the Penn Relays April 23-April 25. He was selected second in the shot put.

Geist's season best in the shot out was at the Knoch Relays where he threw a distance of 63 feet, 7.5 inches. He holds the school record in the event with a throw of 66 feet, 0.75 inches.

Last year, the sophomore took first in the shot put and discus at WPIALs. At states, Geist took third in the shot put and fifth in the discus. He took fourth in the shot put at the New Balance Indoor National meet this year.

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Track: Host Knights medal at Knoch Relays

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The 2nd Annual Knoch Relays took place on Saturday, March 28. Both the host boys and girls varsity teams medaled at the event.

The Lady Knights grabbed bronze behind Cannon-McMillan and Seneca Valley. Rachel Kroneberg took first in the shot put and the discus. Abby Kopac also placed in the field taking fourth in the shot put. MacKenzie Rodgers snagged fourth in the javelin.

Jordan Geist won gold in both the shot put (63-07.50) and the discus (17301). The sophomore also grabbed silver in the javelin.

Brennan McTighe finished behind Geist taking second in the shot put (49-07.50) and third in discus (139). Ty Gornick (shot put, discus) and Dylan Plutyk also finished in the top 10 (long jump).

 

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Baseball: North Feature Athlete - Knoch's Chris Law

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Name: Chris Law
High School: Knoch
Grade: 12
Sport: Baseball
Position: Shortstop

Background: A 5-foot-10, 155-pound infielder, Law batted .446 last season and is expected to bring some power to the middle of the Knights' batting order this spring. He also is a three-year starter and set to play collegiately next season for nearby Seton Hill.

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Baseball: Knoch looking for a knockout season

Written by John D'Abruzzo on .

Weather permitting this week, many area baseball teams will jump right into their section schedule against some pretty challenging opponents. Knoch is one of those teams and it is slated to face both Hampton and Deer Lakes in Section 5-AAA action.

"We're working hard," Knights coach George Bradley said. "We have a lot of guys returning from last season and we've brought some young guys up. I'm like every other coach at this time of year, I'm optimistic. We start our section games this week, so that's going to be the big test."

Despite finishing 8-9 last season, Bradley welcomes back a lot of returning starters and believes their experience should pay off this spring. Senior infielder and Seton Hill recruit Chris Law and senior catcher Asa Adams headline the Knights' top starters, which also includes senior third baseman Garrett Traggiai, senior second baseman Jordan Kowalski and junior infielder Joel Zacheri.