Girls Basketball: Mount Pleasant looks to finish regular season strong

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Mount Pleasant sits in second place in Class AAA Section 3 going into the last week of the regular season. The Vikings hold a 8-2, 12-7 record with three games remaining in the season.

The Vikings will face section opponents Laurel Highlands and Greensburg Salem, and non-section opponent Elizabeth Forward.

Mount Pleasant and Laurel Highlands last met on Jan. 7, as Mount Pleasant grabbed a 55-50 win. Morgan Barlock and Alyssa Kalp both scored 13 points in the game. They will have to look out for Laurel Highlands' Ashley Galderisi, who tallied a game-high 21 points.

The Vikings also defeated Greensburg Salem earlier this season. The two teams met on Jan. 11 for a Mount Pleasant victory of 52-28. Barlock had the game-high score of 15 points. She was joined on the leaderboard by Ashley Fearer with 11 points and Gabbi Keefer with 10 points.


Wrestling: Mt. Pleasant honors Century Club members

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A special ceremony was held at Mt. Pleasant on Jan. 6 prior to the Vikings match against Derry Area. A banner that lists Mt. Pleasant's members of the Century Club was dedicated prior to the match. Thirteen alumni were in attendance, including NCAA champ Robbie Waller and Vikings career win leader Donnie Ament.

"A lot of old family and friends of the program were in attendance," Mt. Pleasant coach Zack Sheridan said. "It was a great experience where everyone was able to reminisce their glory years. We hope to make alumni night an annual event.


Girls Basketball: Mount Pleasant drops heartbreaker

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Mount Pleasant fell to Southmoreland in the final seconds of regulation Friday night.

The Section 3-AAA rivals were tied, 50-50, when Southmoreland's Julea Claycomb scored a layup to give the Scotties a 52-50 win.

The Vikings held a 29-19 lead at the half, but could not hold the momentum to finish the game.

Morgan Barlock led the scoring for the Vikings with 12 points.


Alumni Update - Jordan Toohey (Washington & Jefferson)

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GREENVILLE, Pa. -- After establishing new Washington & Jefferson single-season records for goals and points,Toohey WJ sophomore Jordan Toohey has been named the Presidents' Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Year, as voted on by the league's coaches.

Toohey, a Mount Pleasant graduate, scored 27 goals and 61 points this year to set new benchmarks for the Presidents in both categories. It marks the fifth time that a Washington & Jefferson student-athlete has earned PAC Women's Soccer Player of the Year honors, joining W&J Hall of Famer Nicole (Bosley) Bednarski (2000), Jackie Foltz (2008) and Holly Shipley (2011, 2013).

In her first season with the Presidents, Toohey scored in 14 of W&J's 18 matches, with 11 in a row at one point. She notched four hat tricks, including a pair of four-goal efforts, and scored multiple goals seven times.

Through matches Nov. 8, she was tied for first among all NCAA Division III women's soccer players with nine game-winning goals and ranked fourth in total goals, sixth in goals per game (1.50) and points per game (3.39).

Her 27 goals currently rank third in single-season PAC history, while her 61 points are also in the top 10.

Additionally, in just one season, she ranks sixth in program history in career goals and points. 


(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)