Alumni Update - Chris Wastchak (California University of Pennsylvania)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

WASHINGTON, Pa. – The California University of Pennsylvania baseball team earned a split with nationally-Wastchak CalUranked Seton Hill, falling 8-2 in Game 1 before claiming a 5-4 comeback victory in Game 2 during Pennsylvania State Athletic State Conference (PSAC) West action on Saturday afternoon at CONSOL Energy Park.


With the split in the opening weekend of divisional play, the Vulcans improve to 3-6 this season with a 1-1 record in league play.


Meanwhile, Seton Hill stands at 11-4 overall with a 1-1 mark in conference action.


In Game 2, the Vulcans were held scoreless until the bottom of the fourth when junior first baseman David Marcus (Whitby, Ontario/Father Leo J. Austin) and freshman right fielder Chris Wastchak hit back-to-back home runs cutting the deficit to 3-2.

Wastchak, a Peters Township graduate, finished 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored.


(photo courtesy of California University of Pennsylvania)


Hockey: Defending state champions fall

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Peters Township outshot Butler 47-23 Tuesday night in the PIHL Class AAA Penguins Cup semifinals.

But while the Indians doubled the Tornadoes in shots, the scoreboard told a different story.

Butler’s Clay Bachman stopped 46 shots to help his squad to a 3-1 victory over the Indians, who were trying to defend their Penguins Cup and Pennsylvania Cup championships.

Adam Alavi had the lone goal for Peters Township with 5:26 remaining in the third period to pull the Indians within in a goal, 2-1. But Connor Scott scored an empty-netter with 35 seconds left to seal the victory.

Peters Township ends its season with a 17-5-2 mark. 


Hockey: Defending champion Indians look strong in playoff opener

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Brady Cochrane notched a hat trick to help defending Class AAA Penguins Cup and Pennsylvania Cup champion Peters Township to an 8-1 victory in the Penguins Cup quarterfinals against Upper St. Clair.

The Indians, the No. 2 seed in this year’s tournament, led 7-0 after two periods and outshot the Panthers 39-17 in the game.

Adam Alavi added two goals while Sam Barnes and Carter Ekberg each had a goal and three assists.

Tony Lejeune got the victory, stopping 16 shots.

Peters Township will play No. 6 Butler Tuesday night in the semifinals at RMU Sports Island Center. 


Hockey: Peters Township deals with goalie riches

Written by Marky Billson on .

Marky Billson profiles the Peters Township hockey team.

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"It is often said that a team will go as far in the playoffs as its goalie will take it.

The question at Peters Township is: Which goalie do the Indians wish to use?

Junior Tony Lejeune has started the most games for the Indians this season, going between the pipes 13 times. His .905 save percentage ranks fourth in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League's Class AAA.

Senior Kyle Madore was named to the PIHL All-Star team based on his reputation, though he declined to play in favor of Seneca Valley's Alyssa Peterson. The third in a line of brothers to play at Peters, Madore is regarded as a Juniors hockey prospect, but has only played four games for Peters this season and just once since Dec. 9."


Alumni Update: Lauren Cassano (Grove City)

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GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College women's swimming and diving team captured its seventh straight Presidents' AthleticCassano GC Conference championship Saturday night by rallying past archrival Westminster during the final night of action at the James E. Longnecker Invitational/Presidents' Athletic Conference Championships. Grove City finished with 808.5 team points while Westminster had 802.


Grove City trailed by as many as 23 points Saturday evening and trailed by 1.5 points entering the final event, the 400 free relay. Grove City's quartet of senior Lauren Cassano, senior Tori Baker (Fairfax, Va./Robinson), sophomore Megan Smith (Tyler, Texas/Kolbe Academy) and sophomore Abby Jank (Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington) gave the Wolverines the conference title by winning the 400 free relay in 3 minutes, 31.62 seconds.

Cassano, a Peters Township graduate, also earned an individual victory Saturday night. Cassano won the 200 backstroke in 2:07.10.


(photo courtesy of Grove City College)