Hockey: East Feature Athlete – Latrobe senior Brendan Johns

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Name: Brendan Johns

School: Latrobe

Grade: 12

Sport: Hockey


Background: Was selected to play in the PIHL Class AA all-star game for the first time last season and led the Wildcats with 26 goals and 43 points. This season he is off to an even better pace as he is again Latrobe’s top offensive threat with 16 goals and 22 points in only eight games. Had hat tricks in consecutive games against Hempfield, Penn-Trafford and Fox Chapel and added a fourth on Nov. 12 against Norwin.


Hockey: Wildcats looking to rebound from tough loss

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Latrobe has had a week to shake off its second loss of the season, a 5-4 loss to Hampton in which the Wildcats scored two third period goals to tie it before the Talbots came up with the winning goal only 48 seconds after the game was tied.


It will help Latrobe (4-2-0) that the team on which it gets to take out its frustrations is winless Norwin. But the Wildcats need every win they can get if they want to overtake Armstrong in the PIHL Class AA Eastern Conference standings.


Latrobe has been consistent throughout the season and has averaged more than five goals per game thanks to all-star Brendan Johns with his team-leading 11 goals and 15 points. The Wildcats have also had a solid starter in the net as Ryan Pal has picked up three wins in the early part of the year.


Alumni Update - April Krivoniak (Robert Morris)

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Moon Township, Pa. – Junior April Krivoniak's double-double helped the Robert Morris University volleyball team to a 3-0 (25-22, 25-Krivoniak RMU22, 25-18) Northeast Conference (NEC) victory over St. Francis Brooklyn Sunday afternoon in the Sewall Center.

With the win the Colonials (13-12, 7-3) clinched their 17th consecutive NEC Tournament berth, which extends the league's longest active streak.

Krivoniak, the Latrobe graduate, recorded her third double-double of the season with 10 kills on a team-leading .529 hitting percentage, a season best for the junior, and 13 digs.


(photo courtesy of Robert Morris University)


Cross Country: Latrobe girls place third at WCCA meet

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The Latrobe varsity girls cross country team took third place at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association on Thursday.

Maria Cawoski took second place with a time of 18:09.6. Emma Kozuch was the second runner for Latrobe to count towards scoring. She took sixth place.

Sydney Green and Abby Novotny took 23rd and 24th, respectively. Alyssa Heining rounded out the top 30.


Field Hockey: Latrobe goalie having a busy season

Written by Joe Koch on .

Latrobe High's field hockey team is having a challenging season, but the Wildcats are getting a stellar effort from goalie Libby Jones.

In the past three games, Jones has recorded double-digit figures in saves. In a 10-0 loss to Pine-Richland on Sept. 24, Jones recorded 18 saves. Jones had 16 saves in a 0-0 tie with Hempfield on Sept. 29, and she had 22 saves in a 6-0 loss to North Allegheny this past Thursday.

Jones and her teammates will have their hands full this week with a home section game against Norwin on Tuesday and another section game at Penn-Trafford on Wednesday.

Both Norwin and Penn-Trafford aspire for one of the two playoff spots. Norwin, currently is in third place with a section record of 3-1. Penn-Trafford is 2-3.