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Alumni Update - Kristi Chenarides (Point Park)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

PITTSBURGH -- Point Park University volleyball and head coach Mike Bruno have signed another WPIAL recruit with the addition of outside hitter Kristi Chenarides of Pine-Richland High School.

Chenarides, a 5-11 outside hitter, will be a freshman for the Pioneers in the fall of 2014. She was named All-WPIAL Class AAA Volleyball Second Team this past year as a senior at Pine-Richland.

She started her high school career at Our Lady of Sacred Heart, where she was a multi-year all-state player in Class A. She played middle hitter for OLSH but changed to outside hitter when she transferred to Pine-Richland. Point Park will use her on the outside.

Chenarides played club volleyball for Pittsburgh Elite and Pittsburgh 3 Rivers, the latter of which Point Park head coach Mike Bruno is the director.

 

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Hockey: Rams sweep Tigers in exhibitions

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

 

In the third annual “Ice Storm” exhibition at North Park, Pine-Richland defeated North Allegheny in the junior varsity, varsity and alumni games Monday.

The Rams won the alumni game, 6-5. The Rams had three of the stars from last season’s PIHL Class AA runner-up come back and play in Zach Richey, Dillon Kessy and Brendan Bagnato. The defending Class AAA state champion Tigers, meanwhile, welcomed back Cody Black and Connor Cash, among others.

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Girls Basketball: Pine-Richland off to stellar start

Written by Joe Koch on .

Following a 5-17 season a year ago, Pine-Richland was hoping for a solid effort at the beginning of the 2013-14 season. The Rams got what they had hoped for with victories over South Fayette (62-43) and Quigley Catholic (73-52) in capturing the Ambridge tournament this past weekend.

Tonight, the Rams get a true test in how things stand as they travel down Interstate 79 for a nonsection game with Chartiers Valley. The Colts finished 1-1 in the North Allegheny tournament this past weekend, falling to the host school 68-44, but capturing a 58-45 victory over Altoona in the second game.

Coach Cliff Foster's Rams are a young team with just three seniors -- Marisa Hombosky, Lydia Songer and Hannah Fassler -- on the 19-player roster. Whatever growing pains the Rams experience this season, there is plenty of room for growth as 15 of the players are either freshmen or sophomores.

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Hockey: Rams’ power play clicking

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

 

Pine-Richland has a 4-3 record and has scored the third-most goals (37) in Class AAA.

A large reason for the offensive success is how lethal the Rams’ power play has been this season.

The Rams have 12 power-play goals this season, with Nicholas Matelan (six) and Matthew Cole (four) currently ranked No. 1 and 2, respectively in Class AAA in power-play goals.