Alumni Update - Christiana Skrabak (Seton Hill)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Seton Hill freshman shortstop Christiana Skrabak has earned her first weekly PSAC award as she wasSkrabak SHU named the PSAC West Athlete of the week for her performance in last week's four games. She is the first softball player to earn a weekly PSAC award this season.

Skrabak, a Norwin graduate, was 8-13 (.615) in the Griffins four contests this week.  She scored four runs, added a double and two RBIs. Skrabak stole two bases and was perfect in 20 chances in the field.

She opened the week going 5-for-6 in the Griffins doubleheader against Tiffin where she scored three runs. Skrabak added three hits including a double in the sweep of Salem International.

Skrabak has started all 17 games at short for the Griffins.  She is hitting .407 with five doubles, two home runs and six RBI. Christiana also leads the team with 10 runs scored.


(photo courtesy of Seton Hill University)


Girls Soccer: Norwin goalkeeper Wexell commits to Ohio University

Written by Drew Karpen on .

There isn’t much that Norwin’s Sam Wexell hasn’t accomplished in her high school career. The scary part is she still has another year to accomplish more.

Wexell will be able to enter her senior season with a clear mind towards her goals after committing to Ohio University on March 9. Wexell also had offers from Duquesne University and Valparaiso University in Indiana.


The three-year starter for the Knights has a 53-5-2 career record. She is also in reach of the career shutouts record in the state and WPIAL. With 37, Wexell is 21 shy of the state record and 19 from the WPIAL record.


The two-time WPIAL champion hasn’t lost to a WPIAL opponent in the regular season in the past two years and has never lost a section game in three years.


Photo Journal: Girls Basketball - WPIAL quarterfinals: Norwin vs. Mt. Lebanon (Feb. 24)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

Norwin and Mt. Lebanon met in the WPIAL 6A Quarterfinals at Baldwin High School, Friday, February 24.  Mt. Lebanon prevailed 47-44 to go on to play North Allegheny in the semifinals at North Hills High School, February 28.

click here to see video highlights of the game

Photos by Marilyn C. Schwilm, Tri-State Sports & News Service

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Alumni Update - Jesse Hooke (Geneva)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Cresson, Pa. Geneva men’s tennis opened the spring 2017 season facing Mount Aloysius at noon followed by a second match against Penn State Altoona. The Golden Tornadoes (1-4) dropped both matches but showcased some highlights for the future.


In the first match of the day, junior Jesse Hooke, a Norwin graduate, and senior David Streit (Mechanicsburg, PA / Mechanicsburg Area) each rallied for individual wins but it wasn’t enough as Geneva men’s tennis (1-4) fell to Mount Aloysius 7-2.

Hooke sealed a win in second singles with the final score of 7-5, 2-6, 10-8.



Alumni Update - Jenna Cole (Pitt-Greensburg)

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GREENSBURG - Jenna Cole, Lyndy Baer, and Sylvia Stuart each had double-figure scoring outputs but the Pitt-Greensburg women'sCole PGU basketball team lost 76-59 to La Roche in the final regular-season home matchup of the season Wednesday night in Chambers Hall.

Both teams shot the ball well in the game as La Roche connected on 34-of-70 from the field for 48.6 percent and Pitt-Greensburg was slightly better hitting 22-of-45 for a 48.9 percent clip.

The Bobcats also held the advantage from the foul line knocking down 13-of-16 and held the Redhawks to just 4-of-10.

Cole, a Norwin graduate, led the way for Pitt-Greensburg with 17 points on 8-of-11 from the field and hauled down seven rebounds.


(photo courtesy of University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg)