Alumni Update - Elisabeth Papa (Clarion)

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HERSHEY, Pa. – The Clarion women's golf team concluded its time at the 2016 PSAC Golf Championships onPapa Clarion Sunday, finishing in ninth place overall at Hershey Country Club after two rounds.  

The field played at the East Course.

Elisabeth Papa, a Penn-Trafford graduate, had the best second round out of the five Golden Eagles in competition, carding a round of 88 on Sunday to finish 37th overall with a two-day score of 195.


(photo courtesy of Clarion University)


Boys Soccer: Penn-Trafford surges into playoffs

Written by Brad Everett on .

A third straight section title in hand, Penn-Trafford will enter the playoffs with a lot of momentum.

Penn-Trafford (15-1) needed just a tie to claim the Class 4A Section 4 crown when it hosted second-place Norwin in the section finale last Thursday. They walked away with a 3-1 win. Junior forward Austin Kreutzberger scored two goals for the Warriors, who were able to then close the regular season on a nine-game winning streak courtesy of a 3-0 non-section win against Gateway two days later.

The Warriors don't have a big goal scorer, but have instead used a balanced attack and excellent defense to knock off foes.

"I would say our strength is that we're well-rounded and getting scoring from a bunch of different guys," coach Rick Nese said.


Field Hockey: East Feature Athlete - Penn-Trafford's Jordyn Bachman

Written by Joe Koch on .

Name: Jordyn Bachman
School: Penn-Trafford
Grade: 11
Sport: Field Hockey
Position: Midfielder

Background: Jordyn was a student in coach Cindy Dutt's science class and Dutt often tried to recruit her to play field hockey. She was a cross country runner, but after being introduced to field hockey with the YWCA indoor program, she was a convert. Jordyn is a third-year player. After spending one outdoor season on junior varsity, she played for both the varsity and junior varsity teams in her sophomore year. She earned a starting position in the midfield her junior year. Last year she joined Venom, a club team, and has played year round. She has participated in tournaments in four states with her club team. At Penn-Trafford, Jordyn is a member of the National Honor Society, Chemistry Club, French Club, Community Action Program, and the school's track and field team. Additionally, she volunteers at her church, serves as a lifeguard, plays the piano, tutors other students and participates in 5-kilometer runs.


Field Hockey: Penn-Trafford likely to host Class 2A final

Written by Joe Koch on .

All season long, Penn-Trafford, Woodland Hills and Oakland Catholic have competed in the WPIAL's Class 3A grouping in field hockey. But now that the season is entering its final week of the regular season, these three teams will move past the teams they have played during the regular season and begin a two-game tournament that will determine the WPIAL's entry into the PIAA 2A tournament.

On paper, it appears that Penn-Trafford would be a shoo-in for a berth in the statewide tournament. Coach Cindy Dutt isn't interested in scenarios or conjecture. And both Oakland Catholic's Paige Klouser and Woodland Hills' Jim Haberfield likely feel the same way.

Penn-Trafford likely will be the top seed in the the tournament. And, according to Dutt, the school will make itself available to host the WPIAL 2A final on Oct. 26. The Warriors could secure third place in 3A, Section 1 if they can defeat Norwin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Warriors' regular-season finale.

It won't be easy as the Knights stunned the Warriors 3-0 in the first meeting on Sept. 27. Even if the Warriors are swept by the Knights, they likely would finish any lower than fourth place.