Track: South Feature Athlete — Ringgold’s Bailey Cooper

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Name: Bailey Cooper
Grade: 10
School: Ringgold
Sport: Track and Field

Background: Cooper won the 100 hurdles and placed second in the 300 hurdles at the Tri-State Track and Field Coaches Association Championships at West Mifflin Saturday. It was her second consecutive strong showing to start the season, as she took first in both events at the South Hills Classic on March 29. As a freshman, Cooper finished ninth in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles at the WPIAL Class AAA championships. She is also a starter for the Rams’ basketball team

Ringgold coach Jennifer McMichael: “She does a lot of cross-training with basketball and I’m excited how well she is running right now and I’m really excited to see how well she is running at the end of the season. She’s off to a great start.”


Track: Ringgold’s Cooper shines in hurdles

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Ringgold sophomore Bailey Cooper put the rest of the WPIAL on notice that she’ll be somebody to be reckoned with this year in the hurdles.

The Rams’ sophomore won the 100- and 300-meter hurdles Saturday at the South Hills Classic with times of 15.34 and 47.50, respectively.

Her 300 meter time was more than a second faster than the second-place finisher, Abbey Mich of Thomas Jefferson, and was the third fastest in the WPIAL Class AAA this season. Bailey also beat Mich by more than a second in the 100, but her time was the not the fastest she’s run this season. She has a time of 15.2, which is the second best in her classification in the area this season.

Last season as a freshman, Bailey placed ninth in the 100 and 300 at the WPIAL Class AAA championships.


Alumni Update - Mike Cramer (Saint Vincent)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Mike Cramer fired a complete-game one hitter in the Bearcats’ 5-2 PAC- opening victory at WestminsterCramer SVC Saturday afternoon. In his first career win as a Bearcat,

Cramer, a Ringgold graduate, struck out nine and surrendered just one hit and a pair of sixth-inning unearned runs while limiting the Titans to a .045 batting average.

His performance earned him PAC Pitcher of the Week.


photo courtesy of Saint Vincent College)


Alumni Update - Emily Schmidt (Chatham)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

PITTSBURGH, PA - In a game that saw 14 ties and 10 lead changes, WestminsterSchmidt Chatham College outlasted Chatham University 61-54 in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) match-up on Saturday. The Titans' seven point margin of victory was the largest lead by either team for the game.

Emily Schmidt, a Ringgold graduate, led all scorers with 22 points on 9-12 shooting. She also grabbed a team-high nine rebounds.


(photo courtesy of Chatham University)



Wrestling: South Feature Athlete - Ringgold's Devin Fallenstein

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Name: Devin Fallenstein
High School: Ringgold
Grade: 12
Sport: Wrestling
Weight Class: 170

Background Info: Fallenstein is a four-year starter and three-year WPIAL qualifier. He placed fourth in Section 2-AAA as a freshman, then won section titles the next two years. He's recorded 34 wins each of the past two years. He has a 13-1 record this year and has 109 career victories. Devin is also an honor roll student, and he plays baseball.

Quotes from Ringgold coach Bob Bove: "Devin is a hard worker and a gifted athlete. Devin He has been wrestling since first grade and is a multiple Pennsylvania Junior place-winner. He has been a leader in the wrestling room, leading by example. Devin is a very good student who gives the same effort in the classroom as he does on the mat. He is an excellent example of what a student/athlete can and should be."