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Cross Country: Norwin girls race to runner-up finish at Slippery Rock

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The Norwin varsity girls took second place in Class AA competition at the Slippery Rock Invitational on Saturday. The Knights earned 70 points to finish behind Chambersburg with 51 points.

Courtney Kosanovic was the first Knights runner to cross the line in seventh place. She completed the 5K course in 20 minutes, 44 seconds.

Kelley Giles finished in 14th place with a time of 21:35. Caitlin Kosanovic and Laurel Noe filed in behind Giles in 15th and 16th place, respectively. Leah Vorce and Allison Plassio slid into the top 20 with 18th and 19th-place finishes.

Tabby Reed rounded out the top seven with a 39th-place finish with a time of 22:43.

 

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Boys Soccer: East Feature Athlete - Norwin’s Cameron Eckberg

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Name: Cameron Eckberg
School: Norwin
Grade: 12
Sport: Boys Soccer
Position: Midfielder

Background: Eckberg is one of the top midfielders in the WPIAL and a four-year starter for one of the top programs in Class 4A. Eckberg was named all-section his sophomore and junior seasons and will almost certainly earn the honor again this season. His role has changed a bit. Once a go-to scorer, he has developed more into a setup role. Eckberg is joined by a familiar face in the Norwin midfield. His twin brother, Christian, is another starting midfielder. Christian is a three-year starter. Norwin is 7-2 overall and 6-0 in Section 4. The Knights host Hempfield tonight.

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Boys Soccer: Norwin continues strong play with win against rival

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Norwin coach Scott Schuchert said his team has been doing a great job of taking things one game at a time, but Schuchert admits that wasn't the case leading up to last Thursday's game against Penn-Trafford.

"Norwin and Penn-Trafford have been going back and forth for so many years," Schuchert said. "Penn-Trafford has had the stranglehold on the section the last two years. I preach one game at a time, but there was no doubt the boys were looking forward to that game."

Norwin was focused in the first of two regular-season matchups against Penn-Trafford, and it showed as the Knights picked up a 3-1 win. The victory was the sixth in a row for Norwin, which took over first place in Class 4A Section 4. Norwin (7-2 overall) is 6-0 in section play and second-place Penn-Trafford (6-1) is 4-1.

Junior forward Anthony Harding scored twice for Norwin in the big win. He has scored a team-high six goals. Senior midfielder Christian Eckberg added the other tally on a penalty kick. Norwin had gone 0-3-1 against Penn-Trafford the previous two seasons.

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Alumni Update - Rebecca Peters (Pittsburgh)

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LATROBE, Pa. – Junior Rebecca Peters, a Norwin graduate, recorded the best finish of her University ofPeters Pitt Pittsburgh career, taking fourth place in the 6K race at the St. Vincent Invitational in Latrobe, Pa., Saturday morning.

As a team, the Panther women took second place with 49 points, just five behind winner Allegheny. It was Pit’s first 6K race of the 2016 season.

 

(photo courtesy of University of Pittsburgh)

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Girls Tennis: Norwin star returns to the court

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Norwin's top singles player, Maria Santilli, took a small break from the court for undisclosed reasons, but the No. 2 junior in the state should be back as early as today and will be ready to make a run at the WPIAL Class 3A singles championship.

Santilli is one of the few players expected to challenge the two-headed monster of twins Anna and Tina Li of North Allegheny, the No. 1 and No. 5 seniors in the state, respectively.

Santilli has missed a couple of section matches but will be active in the final section matches in the next week and the presumed No. 1 seed in the Section 1 tournament.