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Alumni Update - Jake Reed (Saint Vincent)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

The Saint Vincent men's golf team finished in fourth place among six schools competing at Southpointe Golf Club in the Peter C. Rossin Memorial Tournament, hosted by Washington & Jefferson College.  

Jake Reed, a Latrobe graduate, rebounded from an 83 in the opening round to shoot 77 on day two, moving up to 10th in the final overall individual standings.

 

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Girls Volleyball: East Feature Athlete - Latrobe's Kennady Grejtak

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Name: Kennady Grejtak
High School: Latrobe
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Volleyball
Position: Outside Hitter/Defensive Specialist

Background Info: Kennady is nominated not only for her skills on the court, but the many immeasurable qualities she possess as a person.  She is one of the most positive and hardest workers I've had the pleasure of coaching. She belongs to the National Honor Society, National French Honor Society, has earned Distinguished Honors throughout high school, and has been student of the month for the Lions club (a school service organization where scholarship opportunities are available). Her athletic background consists of 6 years of competitive cheerleading, school cheerleading for 2 years, and 4 years of volleyball. She picked up the sport quick enough to earn a starting position as a sophomore, and has made great improvements each year after. She has been our starting outside hitter, playing the whole way around the court, for the past two seasons and is one of our top offensive threats this year.

Quotes from Latrobe coach Jordan Zeunges: "It's not often a coach has an athlete that would run through a wall for their team, but with Kennady the question isn't yes or no, it's "how big of a hole do you want?"  She has grown and impresses me not only as a player but even more so as a leader and a teammate, motivating the rest of her team on and off the court.

 

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Golf: Three Latrobe golfers qualify for WPIAL Class AAA final

Written by Joe Koch on .

Sophomore Jake Biss and senior Chad Kissell placed third and fourth, respectively, to earn berths at the WPIAL Class AAA Individual Boys Championship next Thursday at Latrobe Country Club.

Laurel Highlands' senior Harrison Laskey shot a 1-over-par round of 71 to take top honors at the WPIAL Class AAA semifinal held Tuesday at Champion Lakes Golf Course in Ligonier.

Central Catholic senior standout Nick Cuny was two strokes behind Laskey with a 3-over-par round of 74. Biss and Kissell then followed with rounds of 75 and 77, respectively.

Teammate Ryan Shaw, a junior, was the 12th qualifier with an 8-over-par round of 79.

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Boys Golf: East Feature Athlete - Latrobe's Chad Kissell

Written by Joe Koch on .

Name: Chad Kissell
School: Latrobe
Grade: 12
Sport: Boys Golf
Position: No. 1

Background: Chad is a four-year starter and is a co-captain on the team. He is averaging 37 strokes per nine holes for a Wildcats' team that improved to 5-1 with a 196-204 victory on Thursday over Indiana. In that match, Chad tied for medalist honors with a 2-over-par round of 38. Chad advanced to the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals a year ago. As a sophomore, he reached the state finals in York. Chad also competes on the boys tennis team and plans to play that sport in college.