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Cross Country: Ringgold tackles Bear Mountain

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The Ringgold girls cross country team dominated the 16th Annual Bear Mountain River Run in Lock Haven on Saturday. The Rams took first with 38 points, outrunning seven other teams. Ringgold had three runners in the top five. Kirsten McMichael finished second with a time of 19:48.2. She crossed the line 12 seconds behind Central Mountain's Laurel Moyer. Teammate Janika Hutton (20:06.2) took third and Sarah Lucas (20:25.3) rounded out the top five.

Noah Smith led the pack among the boys, but his first place finish (16:17.7) was not enough to get the Rams on the medal stand. Ringgold took fifth place out of 12 teams. Smith had the only top 10 finish for the Rams. William Jourdain was the closest in 12th place.

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Alumni Update - Lisa Juskowich (Waynesburg)

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GREENVILLE, Pa. - The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) released its annual preseason women's soccer coaches' poll and its "Players to Watch" list Tuesday. Waynesburg University was picked to finish fifth out of the 10 conference programs.

The Yellow Jackets received 58 total points from the coaches after finishing tied for fourth in the PAC standings in 2013 with a 5-3-1 conference record (8-8-1 overall). Preseason favorite and defending conference champion Thomas More College garnered 99 total points and nine first-place votes. Grove City College received the other first-place vote, and was slated in the second spot with 88 points. Westminster College (70) and Washington & Jefferson College (68) were picked to finish in third and fourth place, respectively.

On the same day the poll was released, the conference also unveiled its 60th anniversary team, which celebrates the PAC's organization in 1955.

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Blue Chip Chat with Ringgold's Nico Law

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Mike White talks with Ringgold quarterback Nico Law in today's edition of Blue Chip Chat.

DATA
Year: Senior
Height: 6-0
Weight: 180
Pos: QB/DB

THE SCOOP
Law is one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the state. A year ago, he became one of the few players in WPIAL history to rush and pass for 1,000 yards in the regular season. He finished with 1,210 yards rushing and completed 93 of 180 passes for 1,494 yards. He also will play defense this year for a Ringgold team with high hopes. Law's brother, Quad, was Ringgold's quarterback for two years before Nico became the starter. Quad is now a receiver at Gannon.

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Ringgold 2014 Football Preview

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Nick Milchovich returns to coaching after a four-year break. He has nine years of previous head coaching experience at California, Charleroi and Peters Township.

"My wife had a son shortly after I was let go at Peters Township," Milchovich said. "So I decided to take a few years off to spend with my family. When I heard about the opening at Ringgold, I jumped at the opportunity to get back into coaching."

Milchovich couldn't have asked for a better scenario, as Ringgold has 15 starters back from a squad that placed third in the Big Nine Conference. The Rams finished with a 7-3 record after losing to Indiana in the opening round of the playoffs.

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Track: South Feature Athlete — Ringgold’s Bailey Cooper

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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.”