Alumni Update - Noah Smith (Chatham)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Latrobe, Pa. -The Cougars raced in the Presidents' Athletic Conference hosted at Saint Vincent College.Smith Chatham

The cougar men placed ninth in the inaugural season of men's athletics.

The cougars were led by first year Noah Smith, a Ringgold graduate, covering the 8k course in 28:52.


(photo courtesy of Chatham University)


Boys Soccer: South Feature Athlete - Ringgold's Joey Romano

Written by Brad Everett on .

Name: Joey Romano
School: Ringgold
Grade: 12
Sport: Boys Soccer
Position: Midfielder

Background: Romano had a goal and three assists to lead Ringgold to a 4-1 win at Trinity on Saturday. The win helped Ringgold finish 12-0 in Class AA Section 6. The Rams won their second consecutive section title and are 22-0-2 in section play the last two seasons. They hold an overall record of 13-4 this season.


Cross Country: Ringgold girls wrap up section title

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

The Ringgold girls cross country team secured the Division 1, Section 2 title last Tuesday. It was the first title for the Rams since 1992.

The Rams dominated the Connellsville course led by Sarah Lucas and Janika Hutton. Lucas broke the tape on the 5K course in 21 minutes, 4 seconds. Hutton finished 41 seconds behind Lucas for second place.

Autumn Lusk (22:02) and Kaylee Kassa (22:30) also made the top 10 in fourth and seventh place, respectively.


Football: South Feature Athlete - Ringgold's Chacar Berry

Written by Brad Everett on .

Name: Chacar Berry
School: Ringgold
Grade: 12
Sport: Football
Position: Running back-Defensive back

Background: Berry rushed for 127 yards on 25 carries to help Class AAA No. 2 Ringgold defeat visiting West Mifflin, 14-7, last Friday in a battle of unbeaten Big 10 Conference teams. It was the fourth consecutive 100-yard rushing effort for Berry, who has rushed for 545 yards and a team-high 10 touchdowns. Berry, who rushed for 1,392 yards last season, was at his best in the closing minutes against West Mifflin, running for two first downs to help the Rams work out from the shadows of their own goalposts to run out the clock and preserve the win.


Age doesn't matter for new Ringgold AD

Written by Megan Ryan on .

Megan Ryan profiles new Ringgold athletic director Laura Grimm.

"Laura Grimm's first official job as Ringgold's athletic director was to fire herself.

"It went well," she said of resigning as girls basketball coach. "I gave a good exit interview."

Her second official job was to hire her replacement. That part was tougher.

"I was maybe more critical than I would be in other interviews only because I was so intimately familiar with the program," she said, adding the team had become like her family. "I wanted to make sure that they were in good hands."

She gave her recommendation for the job to the school board this week, ticking off another task on the never-ending to-do list in her whirlwind start as athletic director that began July 1. After two years coaching at Class AAA Ringgold, having applied for the athletic director position in 2014 as well, the 27-year-old is a few weeks into the fall sports season as Ringgold's first female athletic director."