Hockey: Berner notches his third four-goal game

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Brett Berner is having a senior season to remember for North Hills.

The all-star forward netted four more goals Monday night to lead the Indians to a 7-5 victory against Plum. The win improved the Indians to 6-5 on the season and gave Berner is third four-goal of the season.

Berner continues to lead Class AA in goals (21) and points (37) and is tied for the league lead in assists (16). He is closing in his marks from last season, when he finished 11th in the classification in scoring with 45 points (23 goals, 22 assists). 


Swimming: North Hills swimmer has bright future

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Brian Lovasik has already cemented his status as one of the best swimmers to ever compete at North Hills. A returning PIAA Championship qualifier, Lovasik has made a commitment to swim at the University of Pittsburgh next season. He has been the top swimmer for the Indians for the past three seasons and he also swims for the North Hills Aquatic Club.

He enjoyed a breakout junior campaign in which he qualified for states and placed fourth in the 200 freestyle and seventh in the 100 freestyle. After the high school season, Lovasik continued to make a name for himself on a national scene. He qualified for the Summer and Winter Junior Nationals on the national club circuit. With still his senior season to go, Lovasik already has school and pool records in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle.


Alumni Update - John Wanner (Washington & Jefferson)

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Five members of the Washington & Jefferson football team wereWanner WJ recognized as All-South Region by, announced the organization.

A pair of offensive linemen headlined the list as senior center John Wanner and junior left tackle Zack Crossey were named to the First Team while junior running back Ryan Ruffing was tabbed Second Team. Senior linebacker Jared Pratt and junior defensive end Jon Turner each laid claim to a spot on the Third Team. It was the first All-Region honor for each student-athlete.

Wanner, a North Hills graduate. was chosen after earning a magnitude of awards for his play and academic prowess as a senior. Along with being First Team All-Region, he was named First Team All-Presidents' Athletic Conference, First Team Academic All-District as well as being a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy from the National Football Foundation, which honors the nation's top football scholar-athlete in all divisions.

A three-year starter at center for the Presidents, he started all 12 games this season as W&J advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs following the program's 24th PAC title. He anchored the offensive line that was one of the most prolific in Division III at 504.3 yards per game.


(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)


Hockey: Berner leading way for top-scoring Indians

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No team in Class AA has found the back of the net more than North Hills, and Brett Berner is a big reason why.

The senior forward leads Class AA in goals with 17 and points with 32. He has 10 more points than the next closest player in Class AA.

Berner, a three-time all-star, had his second six-point game of the season Monday, scoring a hat trick and adding three assists in a 10-1 victory against Norwin. Berner had four goals and two assists in a win over Baldwinearlier this month.

The Indians, who are 5-4, are also getting a lot offensive production from Tyler Volz (nine goals, nine assists) and Gannon Warrick (nine goals, two assists). 


Alumni Update - Jared Heck (Westminster)

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BEAVER FALLS, Pa. - The Westminster College football team won, 38-3, at Geneva College inHeck Westminster both teams' season finale on Saturday. The win marked the Titans' fourth of their last five games.

The Titan defense, who gave up the fewest points of the season, was led by senior Jared Heck, a North Hills graduate,with nine tackles.


(photo courtesy of Westminster College)