Alumni Update - Christian Locher (Grove City)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Christian Locher earned medalist honors at the Bethany Invitational, hosted by the Wheeling CountryLocher GC Club, on April 9 by shooting a one-over 73. The Mars graduate won the event by three strokes.

His performance earned him PAC Men’s Golfer of the Week.


(photo courtesy of Grove City College)


Softball: Mars needs extra innings to triumph over section rival

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Mars earned a crucial section win on the road against section rival Knoch. The two section favorites played on April 10 and it is no surprise that seven innings were not enough to settle the score. The visiting Planets took a two-run lead in the top of the eighth innings on RBIs from Nikki Shlegel and Jeanna Sybert.

The win created a three-way tie atop Section 5-AAA with Mars (5-1, 3-1), Highlands (3-1, 3-1) and Hampton (3-2, 3-1) all tied for first ahead of Knoch (4-3, 2-2), Kittanning (1-4, 1-3) and Indiana (1-4, 0-4). Mars begins the second half of its section schedule on April 17 when it hosts Indiana. A major section showdown on April 22 between Mars and Highlands could very well decide the section.



Tennis: North Feature Athlete — Mars’ Josh Raymundo

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Name: Josh Raymundo
School: Mars
Grade: 10
Sport: Tennis

Background: Raymundo qualified for the PIAA Class AA singles tournament this week, finishing second in the WPIAL event to Sewickley’s Luke Ross. Raymundo also finished second to Ross at the Class AA Section 3 tournament last week. Raymundo won the section singles title last season, but was unable to compete in the WPIAL tournament because of an appendectomy. He did qualify for the PIAA doubles and team tournaments.

Mars coach Chris Knauff: “I just think he’s playing more consistent this year. I think the tools he has haven’t changed that much, just his maturity on the court and his consistency have improved.”


Boys Tennis: Mars' Raymundo is second in WPIAL

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Ryan Riordan profiles Mars boys tennis standout Josh Raymundo.

"Josh Raymundo admits that he didn't play his best tennis Tuesday in his loss in the WPIAL Class AA boys tennis singles tournament to Sewickley Academy freshman Luke Ross.

But even with the loss, he's in a better position this season than in 2013.

After not being able to participate in last season's district tournament because of an appendectomy, Raymundo qualified for the PIAA Class AA singles tournament with his second-place WPIAL finish.

"I'm happy [about qualifying for states]," Raymundo said. "I'm glad I got a second chance to come back and make it happen but I wish there was a better outcome [Tuesday].""