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Hockey: Mt. Lebanon facing a decisive stretch run

Written by Marky Billson on .

Marky Billson profiles the Mt. Lebanon hockey team.

"The Mt. Lebanon Blue Devils hockey team began 2015 with three consecutive victories to give themselves an 8-7-1 record before losing to powerhouse North Allegheny, 5-2, Monday.

While the record may go hand-in-hand with the tag "good but not great," it is an accomplishment of note considering the traditionally strong Mt. Lebanon program only won 11 games the past two seasons.

It seems the first part of second-year coach Yuri Krivokhija's rebuilding plan is coming together under senior forwards George Farrell and Reed Farber.

Now with a game last Monday against Class AAA leading North Allegheny followed by four of their final games against teams with superior point totals, the time has come to see how good this pair, and the Blue Devils, really are."

 

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Alumni Update - Emma Pellicano (Allegheny)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

MEADVILLE, Pa. – Denison sophomore Jordan Holmes scored 34 points while nabbing 20 rebounds, helping the Big Red thwart anPellicano AC electric second half from the Allegheny women's basketball squad and end the Gators' home winning streak, 68-65, on Saturday at the David V. Wise Center.


Junior Emma Pellicano, a Mt. Lebanon graduate, led the Gators in scoring, hitting eight shots from the field, including a pair of buckets from range, to finish with 19 points, adding five rebounds. 

 

(photo courtesy of Allegheny College)

 

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Alumni Update - Chelsea Apke (Seton Hill)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Each week during the 2014-15 sports season, we will be selecting the Dino's Seton Hill Players of the Week. This week's winners areApke SHU David Windsor, senior guard on the men's basketball team and Chelsea Apke, senior forward on the women's basketball team.

Apke, a graduate of Mt. Lebanon, posted double doubles in both of her contests last week. She had 12 points and 10 rebounds in the Griffins win over Slippery Rock and then scored 16 points and added 14 rebounds in the California contest on Saturday.  

Apke was 9-16 from the floor and 10-12 from the free throw line in the two contests. She has had double figure rebounds in each of her last four games.

 

(photo courtesy of Seton Hill University)

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Alumni Update - Kelly Johnson (Point Park)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — No. 25 Point Park University women’s basketball capped off a 2-0 week with an 88-55 victory against Indiana University Kokomo Saturday at CCAC-South Gym.

Sophomore point guard Kelly Johnson had a huge game for the Pioneers (14-2, 3-1 KIAC) with 21 points, 10 steals, eight rebounds and six assists.

The Mt. Lebanon High School product led a defensive effort that forced 31 turnovers and picked up 24 steals.

 

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Swimming: Mt. Lebanon's Bumgarner swims four WPIAL times in dual meet

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Last season, Hannah Bumgarner swam the 100 butterfly and 200 individual medley at the WPIAL Class AAA championships. In a recent dual meet against South Fayette, she tried her hand at two long-distance freestyle events and to the surprise of no one she came away with a pair of WPIAL-qualifying times in those events in addition to swimming two relays that lodged WPIAL cuts as well. Bumgarner took second in the 200 freestyle against South Fayette, swimming a 2:00.72 well under the WPIAL cut of 2:05.00. Bumgarner led the marathon 500 freestyle from coast to coast, swimming that in 5:33.14, just under the WPIAL cut of 5:36.10. She was also a part of a 200 freestyle relay that took first place with a swim of 1:42.50 and a 400 freestyle relay that had a time of 3:50.345, nearly 10 seconds under the WPIAL threshold.