Alumni Update - Erica Salizzoni (Allegheny)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

MEADVILLE, Pa. – Allegheny College swimming and diving senior Erica Salizzoni, a Peters Township graduate, swept both diving eventsSalizzoni AC on the Gators' Senior Day as the team split a tri meet with Penn State-Behrend and Saint Vincent this afternoon.


Allegheny picked up a 183-71 victory over Penn-State Behrend and fell to Saint Vincent, 185-101.

Salizzoni, one of four seniors on the roster, scored 267.45 in the one-meter dive and 280.60 in the three-meter. 


(photo courtesy of Allegheny College)


Hockey: Peters Township will look to rebound from rare loss when it faces Tigers in showdown

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Peters Township has spent most of the season perched precariously atop the Class AAA standings.


That nest might be teetering a bit in the coming week.


On Tuesday, the Indians (10-2-4) will take on second place North Allegheny (10-4-1), which is riding a six-game winning streak into the game. Peters Township got a goal and an assist from Will Barnes and helped with a 33-shot attack in the 3-2 win over the Tigers on Nov. 9.


Alumni Update - Chris Wastchak (California University of Pennsylvania)

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EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. – The California University of Pennsylvania baseball program featured three players onWastchak CalU the preseason National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) all-region teams on Friday afternoon, including a pair of first-team honorees.


Senior outfielder Mick Fennell and sophomore Chris Wastchak both received first-team status from the organization, while senior first baseman David Marcus (Whitby, Ontario/Father Leo J. Austin) earned second-team laurels.


Wastchak, a Peters Township graduate, tied for second on the team with seven homers and finished third with 38 RBI last year. He posted a .336 batting average (49-for-146) and .562 slugging percentage while hitting No. 5 in the lineup.

Wastchak was the consensus first-team all-region designed hitter as a freshman.


(photo courtesy of California University of Pennsylvania)


Alumni Update - Sam Florentino (Washington & Jefferson)

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Sam Florentino had a 5-0 week for the Presidents at 157 pounds, beginning with a 3-1 decision against Waynesburg’sFlorentino WJ Derek Hull in Thursday’s dual. At Saturday’s Will Abele Invitational, hosted by Ursinus, he captured the 157-pound title with a 4-0 mark.

Florentino opened up with a 10-4 decision against Robert Endy of Ursinus and then needed just 3:37 to pin Wisconsin Eau Claire’s Carter Focht in the quarterfinals.

He earned a 10-2 major decision in the semifinals against Maryland-Baltimore County’s Azamat Akhmedov before scoring a 16-14 decision against Stephen Beam of UMBC in the finals.

The Peters Township graduate earned PAC Wrestler of the Week for her performance.


(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)


Hockey: Peters Township achieves first goal

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Keith Barnes profiles the Peters Township hockey team.

2016 0122 Peters Hockey(Photo: Peters Township's Zach Gielarowski is tied for the team lead with nine goals this season. John Heller/Post-Gazette)

"When Peters Township knocked off Upper St. Clair last week, the Indians became the first team in Class AAA to clinch a Penguins Cup postseason berth.

Making the playoffs, though, has never been the ultimate goal for a team that is only two years removed from winning the state championship. That's why the overall plan has not changed for Peters Township (9-1-4) with six games remaining in the regular season.

"It's the same thing we do regardless of clinching or not," Peters Township coach Rick Tingle said. "From the Christmas break on, is really for us the second part of the season because we use the first half of the season to evaluate ourselves and the second half trying to fix and improve ourselves."

Peters Township was the last undefeated to fall when it lost to last place Pine-Richland, 2-1, in its final game before the break. That loss was something of a shock, but only reiterated to the Indians what they had to improve as they head down the stretch."