Hockey: Penn-Trafford could play role of spoiler

Written by Keith Barnes on .

There is a very slim mathematical chance remaining that Penn-Trafford will qualify for the PIHL Class AAA playoffs, but it doesn’t look good.


Opening the season 0-11-1 pretty much took care of that.


That does not mean, however, that the Warriors can’t have a profound impact in postseason seeding and the overall race to the Penguins Cup.


Wrestling: Penn-Trafford senior picks mats

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Ken Wunderley profiles Penn-Trafford wrestler Devin Austin. Read his story below.

2015 0129 PennTrafford Wrestling(Photo: Penn-Trafford's Devin Austin, right, wrestles against Bethel Park's Paul Dunn in the 160-pound championship match at the Eastern Area Invitational on Dec. 6, 2014 at Gateway High School. Austin won by a 2-1 decision. Ken Wunderley/Tri-State Sports & News Service)

With 2,692 yards rushing over the past two high school football seasons, one might think Devin Austin would be continuing his football career in college.

That is not the case. Austin, a Penn-Trafford senior, prefers wrestling.

"I just like wrestling a little bit more," said Austin, who has recorded more than 100 career victories while wrestling for the Warriors. "Before the football season, I made a decision to pursue wrestling [in collge]."

With that in mind, Austin, a four-year starter, committed to Pitt-Johnstown.


Alumni Update - Willie Bohince (Mercyhurst)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

PHILIPPI, W. Va. - The fifth-ranked Mercyhurst University wrestling team had no trouble with Alderson-Bohince MercyhurstBroaddus on Saturday evening, winning by the final of 52-0. With the victory, the Lakers improved to 10-1 on the season while the Battlers fell to 2-4 overall.

Mercyhurst earned bonus points in all ten matches on Saturday, earning three wins by major decision, two by technical fall, and five via pinfall.

Redshirt sophomore Willie Bohince, a Penn-Trafford graduate, got the ball rolling by pinning Cody Buchanan of Alderson-Broaddus with 58 seconds remaining in the first period. Bohince improved to 21-3 overall and 11-0 in dual competition.


(photo courtesy of Mercyhurst University)


Alumni Update - Nicole Hyland (Geneva)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Beaver Falls, PA – Geneva collected 50 rebounds, compared to just 27 by Chatham, as the Golden Tornadoes played their most completeHyland Geneva game of the year Saturday afternoon.


After a bad shooting night Wednesday against Washington & Jefferson, Geneva bounced back to shoot 47 percent and had five players score in double figures as the Golden Tornadoes improved to 4-9 overall and 2-4 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference.


The win matches Geneva’s season total for last year.

Nicole Hyland, a sophomore from Penn Trafford High School had 10 points and 18 rebounds – the rebounds were a career high for the 5-foot-8 Hyland. 


(photo courtesy of Geneva College)