Wrestling: Penn-Trafford junior busy solidifying his No. 1 ranking

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Ken Wunderley profiles Penn-Trafford wrestling standout Cameron Coy. Read his story below.

Cameron Coy is looking forward to wrestling in college, but still has a year of high school to complete and another PIAA title to win.

Coy, a three-year starter and two-time PIAA champion at Penn-Trafford, accepted a scholarship offer to the University of Virginia after his sophomore year.

"I can't wait to get to Virginia and start wrestling at the collegiate level," said Coy, who has compiled an impressive 110-11 record since breaking into the Warriors' starting lineup as a freshman. "I plan on making a few trips to Virginia over the summer to work out with the team."

Coy will be joining three other former WPIAL wrestlers at Virginia. Hempfield graduate Sam Krivus will be a sophomore, while Derry Area graduate George Phillippi and Latrobe grad Jake Shaffer will begin their freshmen year in the fall.


Boys Volleyball: Penn Trafford loses PIAA semifinal to Penn Manor

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

The most successful season in Penn-Trafford boys volleyball history came to an end Wednesday, one win short of a PIAA championship berth.

The Warriors, who claimed their first WPIAL title May 27, dropped a 3-1 decision to District 3 champion Penn Manor in the semifinals of the PIAA Class AAA tournament, a match played at Chambersburg High School.

Penn Manor posted a 25-20 victory in the first set, but Penn-Trafford countered with a 25-21 win to tie the best-of-five match.

Penn Manor clinched the victory and earned its first PIAA title berth with wins of 25-13 and 25-22 in the final two sets.


Alumni Update - Chris Common (Pitt - Greensburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

BUFFALO, N.Y. -  After a record breaking conference regular season, eight members of the Pitt-Greensburg baseball team have earnedCommon PGU 2016 All-AMCC distinctions. Anthony Bozzuto highlights the group with his second straight first team selection. Chris Common, Ryan Dodson, Matt Moyer, and Cam Smith pick up second team honors.

Common, a Penn-Trafford graduate,doubles up the awards with a second team selection and the Newcomer of the Year nod. The freshman outfielder was outstanding during AMCC play, ranking top 10 in a number of conference play categories. Common finished ranked seventh in batting average (.435), fifth in hits (27), fourth in home runs (4), sixth in runs (18), RBI (19), and slugging percentage (.758).  He'd also place seventh in doubles (6) and ninth in on base percentage (.478). 


(photo courtesy of University of Pitt-Greensburg)


Lacrosse: Penn-Trafford hopes to shut door on Norwin

Written by Joe Koch on .

Penn-Trafford vaulted a huge hurdle when the Warriors defeated Latrobe, 11-10, in a crucial Division 2, Section 1 showdown this past Wednesday. Following today's non-section game at Vincentian Academy, Penn-Trafford, 8-3 overall, can seal a Division 2, Section 1 championship on Wednesday at Norwin.

But it won't be easy. The Knights are right on the Warriors' heels. Penn-Trafford is 4-0 against section rivals. Norwin is 3-1 and 9-4 overall. The Knights' only section loss was a 12-7 setback on April 14 that came amid a three-game losing streak. The other losses in that skid came against Division 2 rival Shaler, 8-4, and Division 1 member Central Catholic, 11-6. Since that loss Central, Norwin has won six of its past seven games, the latest 14-8 victory over Greensburg Central Catholic on Thursday.

Penn-Trafford has been playing well recently. Following successive losses to Shaler and Baldwin, the Warriors have won five games in a row. That included a 10-6 victory over Division 1 member Franklin Regional.