Alumni Update - Jess Rectenwald (Gannon)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

ERIE, Pa. - The Gannon softball team was swept by No. 22 California (Pa.) in Pennsylvania State AthleticRectenwald Gannon Conference (PSAC) doubleheader action at Gannon University Field Monday. The Lady Knights opened the day with a 12-3 loss to the West Division leading Vulcans in six innings before falling in the nightcap, 9-0, in five innings.

The Lady Knights dropped to 15-19 on the season and 8-12 in divisional action, while the Vulcans improved to 27-4 and remain undefeated in divisional play at 20-0.

Junior Jess Rectenwald a North Hills graduate, went 2-for-3 with a run scored.


(photo courtesy of Gannon University)


Alumni Update - Mark DeVita (Gannon)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

ERIE, Pa. - Mark DeVita, a North Hills graduate went 4-for-4 with four RBIs as the Gannon baseballDeVita Gannon team held off a furious Indiana (Pa.) rally during a 12-9 victory Saturday afternoon.

The nightcap victory at Gannon University Field gave the Golden Knights a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Western Division doubleheader split after falling 3-2 in the opener.


(photo courtesy of Gannon University)


Alumni Update - Kaylee Zozos (La Roche)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- La Roche Softball (6-10, 2-4) dropped both games of a double-header to MedailleZozos La Roche College (8-8, 4-4) 8-6, 15-5 in an AMCC conference matchup on Saturday afternoon.

In game one, Kaylee Zozos had two hits and twice for the Lady Redhawks.

In game two Zozos, a North Hills graduate, hit her La Roche record and AMCC leading eighth home run of the season.


(photo courtesy of La Roche College)


Hockey: North Hills’ Berner honored for play last month

Written by Ryan Riordan on .


The Pittsburgh Penguins announced last week that North Hills junior Brett Berner was one of the Highmark PIHL Players of the Month for February

Berner had six goals and five assists in six February games, including four goals in the regular-season finale against Plum. For the season, Berner had had 23 goals and 22 assist to help the Indians win their first section title in 41 years.

Berner also scored a playoff goal for the second straight year, finding the back of the net once in North Hills’ Class AA Penguins Cup loss to eventual league champion Bishop Canevin.



Track: North Hills grad an All-American

Written by Joe Koch on .

Joe Koch profiles North Hills graduate Alex McCune.

"When Alex McCune was finishing up as a senior at North Hills High School in the spring of 2011, he believed he had the ability and the discipline to become a decathlete on the collegiate level.

The problem was finding a college where he could hone his skills as a track athlete and develop himself for the 10-event regimen.

"I wasn't very recruitable out of high school," said McCune, a 20-year-old Ross resident. "So, I contacted Akron, and they responded and I went there as a walk-on."

If Zips' track coach Dennis Mitchell initially thought he was taking a chance on McCune, it didn't take him long to change his outlook."