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Alumni Update - Zac Heide (Seton Hill)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Seton Hill returned to PSAC West play with a doubleheader against Slippery Rock on Saturday afternoon.Heide SHU   

Zac Heide, a Mount Pleasant graduate, hit two homers in a 10-3 game one win.  

SHU completed the sweep with a 10-7 win in game two.  

SHU is now 32-11 overall and 16-6 in PSAC West play. 

 

(photo courtesy of Seton Hill University)

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Boys Tennis: Mount Pleasant doubles team comes up short

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Last year, Mount Pleasant put a doubles team into the state finals when Noah Cenkner and Alex Temple won the consolation match against Max Pollack and Will Robinson of Winchester Thurston.

On Monday, the Vikings were hoping for two straight state finalists when Jacob Chovanec and Robbie Bailey took the court for the WPIAL Class AA tennis championships at Shady Side Academy.

They had a favorable draw as the No. 5 seed and pulled out a relatively easy 10-1 win over Tyler Squicquero and Robbie Bailey of Riverside. But despite a valiant effort in the quarterfinals, they just could not pull out an upset.

Instead, Chovanec and Bailey were knocked out in the second round by John Appolonia and Kellen Short of Indiana, 10-6, as the Little Indians moved into the semifinals.

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Softball: Mount Pleasant eyes elusive playoff spot in Section 4-AAA

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

There will likely be a very good team with a winning record left out of the playoffs in Section 4-AAA. Mount Pleasant is doing everything in its power to make sure it is not that team. Through eight section games, the Vikings (7-2, 6-2) are tied for second place with Southmoreland (7-2, 6-2). Both teams are trailing Yough (11-1, 7-0). In a massive section showdown, Mount Pleasant edged Southmoreland, 7-6, thanks to a Chloe Poulich two-run home run in the sixth inning. The Scotties had been ranked No. 2 in Class AAA and tied for first with Yough in the section.

Neither Mount Pleasant nor Southmoreland can afford to relax though as Greensburg Salem (6-5, 5-3) is well within striking distance. A rematch of that 7-6 decision won by Mount Pleasant is on tap Tuesday when the Vikings host the Scotties at 4 p.m. It will be a massively important week for Mount Pleasant as they have to travel to Yough on Thursday.

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Wrestling: A father-son duo will be in the Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Ken Wunderley profiles Mount Pleasant alum Robbie Waller, who will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Read his story below.

Robert M. Waller Jr. was inducted into the Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1999. His son Robert M. Waller III will follow in his footsteps Saturday as a member of the 47th class of inductees.

"It's always been a family thing," Waller III said. "I've been involved in the sport of wrestling since I was a young kid. My dad was inducted the year after I graduated from high school. It's a great honor to be recognized with such an elite group of individuals. I'm truly honored."

Waller is one of eight individuals who will be inducted into the PWCA Hall of Fame April 10 at the Ramada Inn and Convention Center in State College, Pa.

The other inductees are former wrestler/coach Tom Teagarden, former coach Doug Buckwalter, referee Bob Derr, former wrestler/coach Bill Luckenbaugh, former wrestler Gilbert Fink, former wrestler Col. Dave Warnick and writer Ken Wunderley.

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Boys Tennis: Chovanec newest standout at Mount Pleasant

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Every year Mount Pleasant finds a way to get a player into the WPIAL Class AA singles tournament.

This year, though, it shouldn't be much of a surprise that Jacob Chovanec did the honors for the Vikings.

Chovanec was the team's No. 3 singles player a year ago and didn't even compete in the sectional. He instead competed in doubles and made it to the quarterfinals before being eliminated.

This year, though, he took over the No. 1 singles slot from Noah Cenkner, a state qualifier in doubles in 2015, and has done well in the top spot. He finished second to 2015 PIAA Class AA qualifier John Monroe of California, 6-1, 6-2, in the championship match to make it into the next round.