Alumni Update - Kristi Chenarides (Point Park)

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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.



Hockey: Rams sweep Tigers in exhibitions

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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.


Girls Basketball: Pine-Richland off to stellar start

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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.


Hockey: Rams’ power play clicking

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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.