Wrestling: Penn Hills senior has a plan for success

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Ken Wunderley profiles Penn Hills wrestler Te'Shan Campbell. Read his story below.

2014 1218 PennHills Wrestling(Photo: Penn Hills senior Te'Shan Campbell wins, 9-4, against Belle Vernon's Austin Bell in the 170-pound final of the Eastern Area Invitational. Ken Wunderley/Tri-State Sports & News Service)

Penn Hills wrestler Te'Shan Campbell learned the hard way that their's more to weight training than lifting, running and drilling.

"I've learned that eating the right foods and hydrating correctly are just as important," said Campbell, a senior and three-year starter for the Indians. "I didn't realize that what I ate and drank could make such a difference."

Campbell finished sixth in the WPIAL Class AAA tournament at 160 pounds last year. He advanced to the semifinals before defaulting during overtime of a semifinal match against North Hills' Jonathan Avon.

"I drank a red Powerade before the bout and it upset my stomach," said Campbell, who suffered significant stomach discomfort during the overtime and defaulted after running out of injury time.


Girls Basketball: Experience making Penn Hills a favorite

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the Penn Hills girls basketball team.

"A 10-0 run by Chartiers Valley to open the second half in the opening game of the season caught the Penn Hills girls basketball team by surprise.

The team was surprised but even facing a nine-point second-half deficit, they were not overwhelmed, something one could expect from a group that features four returning starters.

The Indians responded with a 14-0 run of their own to take the lead for good and open the season with a 57-50 win against Char Valley at the North Allegheny tipoff tournament.

It was only one game, but it showed a lot of how this team has grown since last year."



Alumni Update – Alexis Rectenwald (Chatham)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

New Wilmington, Pa. – Alexis Rectenwald captured individual titles in both the one-meter and three-meter dives atRectenwald Chatham last weekend's Wooster Invitational.

She broke her own Wooster Invite record on the one-meter board after scoring 407.3 points.

Rectenwald, a Penn Hills graduate, led her team to a ninth-place showing, scoring 64 of the team's 389 total points. She qualified for the NCAA Regional Championships in one-meter diving with her performance.


(photo courtesy of Chatham University)