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Football: Penn-Trafford's Carney commits to Case Western Reserve

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Penn-Trafford’s Brett Carney announced on Sunday, April 2, that he will be continuing his football career at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Spartans are a Division III program competing in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) in football. Case went 9-1 last year.

 

The 6-foot, 205-pound Carney was a tight end-linebacker for the Warriors. In his senior season, he hauled in six catches for 148 yards (24.7 yards per catch) and two touchdowns. He was named to the first-team in the Class 5A Big East Conference.

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Softball: Penn-Trafford finds new home in Class 5A

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Penn-Trafford may miss their long-time section rivals Hempfield, Latrobe and Norwin. The four schools dominated the Class 4A Section 1 scene for years. That has been broken up now with the Spartans, Wildcats and Knights moving up to Class 6A and the Warriors only moving up to Class 5A. When it comes to compete for a section title, maybe Penn-Trafford may not miss their old foes which feature the defending WPIAL and PIAA champion Hempfield.

Their new section competition, Franklin Regional, Armstrong, Greensburg Salem, Gateway, Kiski Area, Woodland Hills and Plum, are by no means going to lay down but so far so good for the Warriors.

While Penn-Trafford bid farewell to the defending WPIAL and state champion Spartans in the section, they still went ahead and opened the season with them in a non-section tussel won by host Hempfield, 8-5. The Warriors were able to regroup five days later as they traveled to Woodland Hills to open Class 5A Section 1 play. Penn-Trafford made easy work of the Wolverines, finishing them off in five innings thanks to a three RBI day from Miranda Frye and a 3-for-3 day from Lydia DeFazio. Pitcher Morgan Hilty took the circle for the win.

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Boys Volleyball: Penn-Trafford wins Derry Tournament

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

PT wins at Derry xPenn-Trafford won the Derry Tournament, held April 1, with a 1-0 win over Shaler. The Warriors also beat Penn Hills, Pine-Richland, and Beaver County Christian in the playoff round.

Derry Tournament

Championship
Penn-Trafford 1, Shaler 0

Semifinals
Shaler 1, North Allegheny 0
Penn-Trafford 1, Beaver C.C. 0

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Alumni Update - Sarah Taylor (Seton Hill)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

The Seton Hill track and field teams opened their outdoor season at the Winthrop Adidas Invitational this past weekend.  Four first place finishes paced the Griffins at the meet.  

Sarah Taylor and Lexi Stevenson each were first on the women's side while Stephen Janusey and Patrick O'Connor earned first place finishes on the men's side.

Taylor, a Penn-Trafford graduate, ran a new personal best as she finishes first in the 5000 meter run in a time of 17:58.99.

 

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Boys Tennis: Junior tandem has Penn-Trafford thinking big

Written by Keith Barnes on .

For the last two years, Penn-Trafford had two of the best young talents in the WPIAL in Turner Price and Kevin Lee.

Now juniors, the two might be ready to carry the Warriors to the Class 3A Section 1 title.

Price and Lee are both ranked in the top 20 in the state in their class and, as the No. 1 and no. 2 singles players on the team, have already faced the best the area has to offer. They also have a senior in Michael Stock taking up the No. 3 slot and might have enough to carry the team over Latrobe, which might be the only team that can challenge them.

Penn-Trafford already has a win over defending section champion Franklin Regional and will take on the Wildcats April 3.