Alumni Update - Jess Rectenwald (Gannon)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

ERIE, Pa. – Senior Jess Rectenwald of the Gannon softball team was selected the Eastern College AthleticRectenwald Gannon Conference (ECAC) Division II Softball Co-Player of the Year announced by the conference this week.


Rectenwald and sophomore Jen Moran were named first-team selections and junior Alyssa Bates claimed a spot on the second team.


Rectenwald shared ECAC Player of the Year honors with Casey Williamson of Indianapolis. Rectenwald also claimed the program's first All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Western Division Athlete of the Year award. In addition, she earned a spot on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Atlantic Region First Team and the Daktronics/Division II Conference Commissioners Association (CCA) All-Atlantic Region Second Team.



Wrestling: North Hills' Curry is all American

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Ken Wunderley profiles North Hills wrestler Gage Curry, who has committed to American University. Read his story below.

Gage Curry had already made three official recruiting visits to colleges and had another scheduled when he visited the campus of American University in Washington.

"I really liked what I saw," said Curry, who is nearing the end of his junior year at North Hills High School. "I really liked the coaching staff and the campus. It's a great fit for me."

Curry had already made visits to Bucknell, Virginia and Pitt, and still had a visit scheduled at Maryland when he made the important decision of where to continue his academic and athletic career.

"After meeting with coach Moore and his staff, I decided to commit to American," said Curry, who then cancelled his visit to Maryland.


Track: North Hills girls runner-up at Butler Invitational

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

The North Hills girls team took second place at the Butler Invitational last Saturday.

The Indians totaled 52 points to finish behind Baldwin, which had 56.

Ava Pietrzyk campaigned the efforts for the Indians, taking silver in the 1,600-meter run (5:16.08) and third in the 3,200 (11:05.43).

Lauren Wiles (100, 12.75) and Emma Bagnato (400, 59.59) both took second place in their respective events.

Amberly Valeriano grabbed the final individual medal for the Indians, taking third in the 100 hurdles (16.08).


Baseball: North Hills expects to win

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Drew Karpen profiles the North Hills baseball team.

"The expectations this season are slightly different than in years past for the North Hills High School baseball team.

After qualifying for the WPIAL playoffs for the first time in seven years last year, the Indians are expecting to build upon that success, and are off to a good start this season.

"It was a great feeling, but it was just the start," Indians coach Randy Miller said about last year's playoff appearance. "It shouldn't be a surprise anymore. That should be the goal. We want to start competing for WPIAL titles and state playoff games."

The Indians were scheduled to play four section games in four days this week. They were 6-3 overall and 1-2 in section play through Tuesday. They lost their section opener to Butler Area, 11-3, last Saturday."