Softball: Penn-Trafford wins wild game over Latrobe

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Entering Thursday's critical Section 1-AAAA tilt with Penn-Trafford, Latrobe was undefeated in games when it scored multiple runs. So when the Wildcats scored 12 runs against the Warriors, they should have been feeling pretty comfortable. Except you can expect the unexpected in Section 1-AAAA. It was the Warriors winning a wild 13-12 game after scoring seven runs in the top of the seventh inning.

The game was of critical importance in the hotly-contest Section 1-AAAA where Hempfield (11-2, 10-0) has a commanding lead over Penn-Trafford (12-3, 8-3), Latrobe (9-4, 7-3), Connellsville (6-5, 6-4) and Norwin (7-4, 5-4). Not only was the Warriors win big to vault themselves into section place, but it also creates separation with fourth- and fifth-place Connellsville and Norwin who remain in contention.


Softball: East Feature Athlete - Penn-Trafford's Hannah Dobrinick

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Name: Hannah Dobrinick
High School: Penn-Trafford
Grade: 11
Sport: Softball
Position: Designated player/First baseman

Background: At one point this season, Penn-Trafford junior Hannah Dobrinick came to the plate with two outs and runners on second and third. The Warriors were facing Norwin in a critical Section 1-AAAA contest. The Knights made the decision to intentionally walk Dobrinick. One of the intentional balls came close to home plate. Coach Monica Cox and Dobrinick noticed this. Cox gave her slugger the green slight. The next pitch, Dobrinick stuck her bat out and hit the "intentional ball" for a double. Dobrinick is batting .586 with four home runs. She has a slugging percentage of 1.025, all team bests. She is a three-year starter and one of the top bats in Class AAAA.


Alumni Update - Chelsia Poole (Seton Hill)

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The Seton Hill track and field teams took part in the Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic this past weekend.Poole SHU  

The weekend was highlighted by three new school records being set on the women's side.

Chelsia Poole, a Penn-Trafford graduate, set a new school record in the steeplechase by finishing fourth in a time of 10:53.64.


(photo courtesy of Seton Hill University)


Lacrosse: Penn-Trafford begins section play with a bang

Written by Joe Koch on .

After going 2-1 in non-section wins over Gateway, 13-2, and Plum, 16-3, and a 12-6 loss to WPIAL Division 2 finalist Canon-McMillan, the Penn-Trafford boys lacrosse team began Division 2, Section 1 play with a rousing 19-4 victory over Hempfield.

It's an encouraging start for a Warriors program that was established in 2013.

They'll get an idea of where things stand this week. After non-section games with Shaler and Baldwin, the Warriors play at Indiana on Tuesday. The Little Indians were in the WPIAL finals two years ago. Penn-Trafford has section games remaining with Greensburg Central, Latrobe and Norwin.

And, while it won't affect their hopes for the postseason, the Warriors will meet their only Division 1 opponent, Franklin Regional, on April 25. The Panthers are having a tough season with an 0-6 record. Still, this will give the Warriors a chance to assess their fortunes against a neighboring rival.


Boys Tennis: Penn-Trafford's Price was right at WPIAL tournament

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Turner Price might be the No. 14 sophomore in the state, but that wasn't enough to get him higher than the No. 11 seed in the WPIAL Class AAA singles tournament.

And he showed the seeding committee that he might have deserved the benefit of the doubt.

Price got into a marathon match with Mt. Lebanon's Charlie Strohl, a PIAA Class AAA silver medalist in doubles in 2015, before he pulled out a dramatic 11-10 (7-4) tiebreaker victory in the opening round of the tournament. His win was one of two first round tiebreakers as fifth-seeded Franklin Regional senior Rochan Ramesh went 11-10 (9-7) to defeat John Rutkowski of Montour.

Price did not win a game in his next match, though, as he was shut out, 10-0, by eventual runner-up Siddharth Rajupet of Fox Chapel.