Hockey: Latrobe hopes to return to winning ways

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Early in the season, it appeared Latrobe would make some noise in Class 2A this season.

Not only did the Wildcats jump out to a 4-2-0 start, they have the top scorer in the classification in Jared Schimizzi, who has 13 goals and 26 points on the year.

But he hasn't been enough.

Latrobe (4-5-0) has dropped it last three games, including a 3-2 overtime loss to Hempfield its last time out, and is in danger of falling back in the pack in the Eastern Division. The problem for the Wildcats is figuring out how to win close games as they lost those three contests all by one goal and are 1-4 in one-goal games this season.


Hockey: East Feature Athlete - Latrobe's Jared Schimizzi

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Name: Jared Schimizzi
School: Latrobe
Grade: 11
Sport: Hockey

Background: Schimizzi played in only 13 games last season but was still among the Wildcats leaders in scoring with nine goals and 20 points. He scored the team's only goal on the power play in its postseason loss to Bishop Canevin last season. He has already eclipsed his goal total from a year ago as he is tied with Plum's Nolan Puhala with a Class 2A-leading 11.



Alumni Update - Kayla Owens (Duquesne)

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Duquesne swimming improved its record to 6-1 with a 163.5-130.5 win at Youngstown State SaturdayOwens Duq afternoon.


The Dukes opened the meet with top two finishes in the 200-yard medley relay for the first event. The relay team of Abby Watson, Abigail Stauffer, Kristen McKnight and Kayla Owens finished first with a time of 1:49.02.


Owens, a Latrobe graduate, (1:06.45) took first for the Dukes in the 100-yard breaststroke.


(photo courtesy Duquesne University)


Alumni Update - Ty Lydic (Seton Hill)

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The Seton Hill wrestling team is eleventh in the NCAA Division II preseason rankings released this weekend. Two GriffinsLydic SHU are ranked individually among the top ten in the country in their respective weight classes.

Defending NCAA Division II National Champion St. Cloud State (MN) earned the top-spot in the preseason poll with 74 points.  Maryville (MO) is second with 50 points, while by Pitt Johnstown (43 pts.), Mercyhurst (40 pts.), and Upper Iowa (35 pts.) round out the top-five.  SHU has 22 points.

Fellow national qualifier Ty Lydic, a Latrobe graduate, is third in the rankings at 149 pounds. Lydic was 22-7 on the season last year.  He advanced to nationals with a win in the true fourth place match at regionals. Ty then went 1-2 at nationals.


(photo courtesy of Seton Hill University)


Golf: Latrobe's Pevarnik finishes in third-place tie

Written by Joe Koch on .

Western Regional champion Brady Pevarnik will have plenty to look forward to over the course of the next two years of high school golf.

The Latrobe sophomore showed considerable mettle as he finished in a tie for third place with Pope John Paul's J.T. Spina at the PIAA 3A Individual Boys Golf Championship at York's Heritage Hills Resort.

The two golfers had identical rounds of 73 and 77 to finish with a two-day total of 150, six strokes behind the winning 2-over-par total of 144 posted by Nazareth Area senior Kevin Scherr.

Both earned medals as did Franklin Regional sophomore Palmer Jackson, who finished in a two-way tie for ninth place. Jackson and Upper Dublin senior David Kim had two-day totals of 154 that placed them 10 strokes behind Scherr. Central Catholic sophomore Jimmy Meyers was in a three-way tie for 17th place with a total of 158. Meyers' teammate, senior Matt Del Rosso, was in a three-way tie for 31st place with a total of 164.