Cross Country: Knoch girls finish third at Slippery Rock Invite

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

The Knoch girls took third place at the Slippery Rock Invitational on Saturday. The Knights earned 77 points behind Central Cambria with 45 points and Indiana Area with 64 points.

Senior Rachel Wittmer started the rally with an 11th place finish with a time of 21:34. Freshman Samantha Barnes crossed the line in 13th place in 21:38. Senior Hannah Carney grabbed 16th place with a time if 22:34.

Senior Chloe Ciora and freshman Heather Wittmer took 18th and 19th place, respectively. Freshman Amelia Walls and junior Maya Wirtz rounded out the top seven for the Knights with 21st and 22nd-place finishes, respectively.


Girls Tennis: Surprising Knoch advances in WPIAL playoffs

Written by Keith Barnes on .

To say Knoch has not been a regular visitor to the WPIAL playoffs would be an understatement.

Yet here the Knights still stand. In their first 2A postseason appearance since losing in the first round to Riverside in 2011, Knoch came away with a surprising 4-1 victory over perennial contender Winchester Thurston.

Though the Knights were favored – they came into the tournament with little fanfare as the No. 3 seed – they picked up a huge victory for the program. It was the first time Knoch had won a playoff match since the PIAA first officially recognized team tennis in 2000.

It will get an opportunity for a second win today when it hosts No. 6 Neshannock at 3 p.m.



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)