Alumni Update - Willie Bohince (Mercyhurst)

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ERIE, Pa. — The Mercyhurst wrestling team lost a 18-19 dogfight to Pitt-Johnstown in the Pennsylvania State AthleticBohince Mercyhurst Conference Championship match on Saturday night.  

The match was evenly split with both teams claiming five bouts a piece. Mercyhurst (10-5, 5-2 PSAC) earned bonus points off of a technical fall from Willie Bohince, and a major decision by Wes Phipps.

No.1 Bohince earned a 19-0 technical fall over Sam Holandez at 125. Bohince opened up scoring earning a takedown thirty seconds into the match.

Bohince locked up a cradle with a minute left turning Holandez earning two sets of four-back points leading 10-0 at the end of the first period.

Bohince, a Penn-Trafford graduate, started the second with a takedown and led 12-0 going into the third. Bohince earned an escape, a takedown and four-back points to earn his technical fall. Starting the Lakers to a 5-0 start.



(photo courtesy of Mercyhurst University)


Alumni Update - Chelsia Poole (Seton Hill)

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Seton Hill had two athletes hit NCAA provisional marks and another set a school record with a first placePoole SHU finish in the 60m dash at the Bucknell Open on Saturday afternoon.

Chelsia Poole hit an NCAA provisional mark in the 1-mile run with a second place finish in the event.

Poole, a Penn-Trafford graduate, finished the mile in a time of 5:03.77.  

She also was third in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:18.97. 


(photo courtesy of Seton Hill University)


Football: Penn-Trafford's Schumacher chooses Army

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Army got a good one in Penn-Trafford offensive lineman Will Schumacher.

According to Warriors head coach John Ruane, Schumacher has made his decision that he will be attending West Point for the next four years.


The Black Knights compete at the Division I level has an independent school.  


The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Schumacher made the Class 5A Big East Conference 1st Team at center and defensive end. Schumacher also served as the long snapper for the Warriors.


Alumni Update - David Peffer (Westminster)

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NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The Westminster College men's and women's swimming & diving teams swept SaintPeffer Westminster Vincent College on Senior Day Saturday afternoon.

The Titan men's team won 170-96, while the Titan women's team won 163-128. Westminster won a total of 19 events, not including three events in which it used exhibition swimmers.

For the men's team (5-3, 2-0 PAC), sophomore David Peffer, a Riverside graduate, set a pool record in the 200 backstroke as he won with a time of 1:54.02.

Peffer was also the first leg of the 200 medley relay that touched first (1:37.53).

Peffer earned PAC Men’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week.


(photo courtesy of Westminster College)


Hockey: Penn-Trafford trying to squeeze into playoff field

Written by Keith Barnes on .

A couple of weeks ago the chances of Penn-Trafford qualifying for the PIHL Class 2A Penguins Cup playoffs was just shy of nil.

They are a little better today.

Over the last couple of weeks, the Warriors have reeled off four consecutive victories, including a win against Hempfield earlier in the week, that has the team on the brink of postseason contention. The Warriors (6-8-0) are in sixth place in the East Division, three points behind Hempfield and Latrobe and with games-in-hand on each. The problem is, the schedule is not kind down the stretch.

Penn-Trafford has two games left with Hampton, including one on Monday, and one each with Moon, North Hills and Latrobe. Those four teams have a combined record of 34-19-5.