Track: Knoch's Geist sparkles at state meet

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Jordan Geist continues to impress onlookers at PIAAs last weekend.

The Knoch sophomore won Class AAA titles in the discus and shot put at Shippensburg.

He won the discus title Friday night with a mark of 186 feet, 2 inches. He bettered his best mark of the season, which was the 177-6 that won him the WPIAL title.

Geist went on to win the shot put on Saturday with a toss of 65 feet, 9 3/4 inches. David Lucas of Warwick was his closest competition with a mark of 56-8.


Baseball: Knoch out to make noise in playoffs

Written by Marky Billson on .

Marky Billson profiles the Knoch baseball team.

"Next week the Knoch baseball team will make its fourth consecutive foray into the WPIAL baseball playoffs under the leadership of coach George Bradley.

The previous three trips have resulted in only one postseason victory, a 5-3 triumph against Thomas Jefferson last year. But after winning the Section 5-AAA title this season, the Knights may finally pose as a legitimate contender in the tournament.

A deep pitching staff has enabled Knoch to post an 11-game winning streak and 14-1 overall record coming into its final two games of the regular season. Junior Cole Shinsky, a 6-foot-4 left-hander, had put up some of the best statistics in the WPIAL with a 5-0 record, 1.50 ERA, and 50/​12 strikeouts-to-walks ratio in 32⅔ innings coming into the week.

Though such numbers and physical makeup would seem to make Shinsky a prospect, much of the remaining staff actually had better numbers than him."



Baseball: North Feature Athlete - Knoch's Cole Shinsky

Written by John D'Abruzzo on .

Name: Cole Shinsky
School: Knoch
Grade: 11
Sport: Baseball
Position: Pitcher/first base

Background: A 6-foot-4, 210-pound left-handed starting pitcher, Shinsky has helped the Knights become one of the top teams in Class AAA this season. Last Friday, he pitched five scoreless innings to help push No. 5 Knoch to a 5-2 Section 5-AAA victory over Valley. Shinsky also helped his own cause by driving in a pair of runs while going 2 for 4 at the plate.


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

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

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.


Track: Knoch's Geist to compete in prestigious event

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

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.