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Alumni Update - TaShan Campbell (Pittsburgh)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

PITTSBURGHThe No. 16 Pitt wrestling team (9-3, 1-1 ACC) fell to No. 3 NC State (19-0, 4-0 ACC), 28-6,Campbell Pitt in a Saturday night ACC dual at the Fitzgerald Field House.

Penn Hills graduate TeShan Campbell, ranked No. 26, escaped early in the second to take the initial lead. He secured the win after a late takedown in the third, coming out with a 3-1 decision over Nicky Hall.

 

(photo courtesy of University of Pittsburgh)

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Alumni Update – Alexis Rectenwald (Chatham)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -The Chatham University Women's Swimming and Diving team hosted their final tri-Rectenwald Chathammeet of the season yesterday, welcoming the Barons from Franciscan University and the Lions from Penn State Altoona.

The Cougars would defeat both non-conference opponents yesterday; the Cougars defeated Franciscan by a score of 173-36 and would also defeat Penn State Altoona 169-42.

Senior Alexis Rectenwald, a Penn Hills graduate, would take the gold in both the 1 meter diving event (258.45 total points) and the 3 meter diving event (279.45 total points).

 

(photo courtesy of Chatham University)

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Boys Basketball: Penn Hills has winning streak halted

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Just when it looks like a team is ready to take over Section 2-AAAA, something happens to gum up the works.

On Friday Penn Hills (15-5, 9-3) needed a win against Plum to secure at least a share of the section title, but instead the Indians had their 13-game winning streak snapped on a buzzer-beater in a 45-43 loss to the Mustangs. Now the Indians need to win their final two games, against McKeesport and Woodland Hills, or get some help in order to secure sole possession of the top spot.

Penn Hills has clinched a WPIAL Class AAAA playoff berth and can finish anywhere from first to a tie for third.

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Girls Basketball: Penn Hills star hits 1,000 points

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Desiree Oliver joined the 1,000-point club recently.

The Penn Hills junior recorded the milestone in 61-56 win at Fox Chapel on Jan. 19. Oliver scored 27 points against the Foxes and averages 17 per game. She currently sits 32nd in the WPIAL scoring rankings and has 331 points this season.

Oliver's scoring rally has helped Penn Hills to a clean record of 12-0, 18-2 and the top of Class AAAA Section 2.

The Indians enter this week on a six-game winning streak. Their last win was 45-23 against Plum on Jan. 29. Oliver scored 12 points. She was joined on the leaderboard by Tayonna Robertson, who tallied 14 points.

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Photo Journal: Boys Basketball - Penn Hills vs. Gateway (Jan. 15)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

 

Gateway goes to Penn Hills for a WPIAL AAAA, section 2 boys basketball match, Friday, January 15, 2015.  This game was a great pick to watch, both teams going at it full court. After all was said and done, Penn Hills came through with a 61-48 win over Gateway.  This win and Franklin Regional's loss to Fox Chapel put Penn Hills at the top of their section.

click here to view video highlights of the game

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

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