Alumni Update - Mike Resnik (Washington & Jefferson)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

WASHINGTON, Pa. -- The Washington & Jefferson men's basketball team fell at home to Thiel, 61-53, inResnick WJ Presidents' Athletic Conference action from the Henry Memorial Center.

Mike Resnik, a McKeesport graduate, led W&J with 14 points and added five rebounds and three steals. Haas finished with nine points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals.


(photo courtesy of Washington and Jefferson College)


Alumni Update - Mike Resnick (Washington & Jefferson)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

LANCASTER, Pa. -- The Presidents suffered a 105-64 loss to Bridgewater State (Mass.) in theResnick WJ consolation game of the Lancaster Rotary Tip-Off Tournament hosted by Franklin & Marshall.

The Washington & Jefferson men's basketball team falls to 0-2 on the season while the Bears improve to 1-1.

Mike Resnik, a McKeesport graduate, led W&J for the second-straight day with game highs of 25 points (career high) and 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season.

Following the championship game between host F&M and New Jersey City, Resnik was tabbed to the all-tournament team thanks to his 21 points and 7.5 rebound average.


(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)


McKeesport 2014 Football Preview

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

McKeesport graduated its top five rushers from last season, but veteran coach George Smith, in his second stint at his alma mater, has a new crop of athletes to plug into his vaunted flexbone offense that led the Tigers to an undefeated regular season last year.

Gone are the likes of Mikell Moore (1,029 rushing yards), David Queen (676 yards), Allen Wright (445 yards), Carlos Hudson (263 yards) and Reggie Smith (228 yards), but the Tigers' cupboard isn't bereft of talent.

Senior TyWann Smith (6-0, 160) and junior Tymar Sutton (5-11, 195) will split quarterback duties. Khaleke Hudson (6-1, 215), a heavily recruited junior, will play fullback and wingback. Junior Mark Cromerdie (5-9, 141) will play halfback.


Boys Basketball: 'Favorite son' returns as McKeesport coach

Written by Brad Everett on .

Brad Everett profiles new McKeesport boys basketball coach Gerald "Puddin" Grayson.

"McKeesport has its "Puddin" back.

The excitement of that has circulated through the McKees-port community since one of the city's favorite son's — now 66 years young — was hired as the high school's new boys basketball coach last month.

Gerald "Puddin" Grayson, a youth league and high school football legend in the Mon Valley, has made his newest coaching stop at the same place where he made his first. Grayson was a seventh and eighth-grade boys coach in 1973.

Since then, his coaching resume includes guiding the McKeesport girls — led by WPIAL all-time great Swin Cash — to a WPIAL title in the late 1990s, and most recently taking the Elizabeth Forward boys to the WPIAL quarterfinals last season."