Alumni Update - James Snyder (Waynesburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

WAYNESBURG, Pa. – The Waynesburg University soccer teams swept the latest set of Waynesburg Athlete of theSnyder Waynesburg Week Awards. The women were represented by sophomore Natalie Fortna, while her classmate, James Snyder, was lauded as this week's men's honoree.

Snyder, a Ringgold graduate, started both games for Waynesburg and played all 100 minutes this past week. He stopped 10-of-12 shots on goal and recorded his second shutout of the season, which came in a 0-0 double-overtime tie against Washington & Jefferson on Tuesday.


(photo courtesy of Waynesburg University)


Cross Country: South Feature Athlete - Ringgold's Sarah Lucas

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Name: Sarah Lucas
School: Ringgold
Grade: 12
Sports: Cross Country

Background: Lucas went undefeated in Division 1, Section 2 and led Ringgold to the section championship. She placed 11th at the Red, White, and Blue Invitational, second at the Big South Invitational and ninth at the Mingo Classic. Lucas has the third-fastest time (19:58) on the Norwin cross country course.


Cross Country: Ringgold boys, girls finish second at Big South meet

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Ringgold took second place across the board at the Big South Championship on Thursday.

The boys team earned second place with 60 points behind Chartiers Valley's 44, while the girls finished with 59 points behind the Colts, who had 44 points.

Senior Seth Martin came in sixth place for the boys with a time of 17:58:50. Sophomore Eric Obringer and junior Jake Young finished within two seconds of each other in 12th and 13th place, respectively.

Junior Bennet Gorman and senior Logan Kliza finished in the top 20 with 15th and 18th place, respectively.


Girls Tennis: Ringgold hopes to surprise

Written by Keith Barnes on .

It was going to be a tough task for Ringgold to qualify for the WPIAL 3A playoffs.

After all, the Rams play in one of the toughest sections in the classification with perennial contenders Mt. Lebanon, Peters Township, Upper St. Clair and Montour.

Though winning a team title might be out of the question, the team still has hopes for a surprise or two when the singles and doubles tournaments begin in a couple of weeks.

Ringgold has one of the top singles players in the area in senior Olivia Warner, who qualified for the WPIAL singles and tournament last year before being knocked out in the first round by Norwin's Maria Santilli.


Track: Ringgold’s Cooper has an outstanding time in TSTCA win

Written by Brad Everett on .

Bailey Cooper had to have been happy with her performance last Saturday.

Not only did Cooper win the 100 hurdles title at the Tri-State Track Coaches Association Championships, but the Ringgold senior did it by running the fastest time by a WPIAL runner this season.

Cooper ran a blazing 14.78 to capture the gold medal in the meet held at West Mifflin. It was a down-to-the-wire finish, too, as runner-up Ashley Amato of Plum ran a 14.82, the second-fastest time in the WPIAL this spring.

To put Cooper's time into perspective, her mark would have been good enough to take second at last year's WPIAL Class AAA championships. Pine-Richland's Kat Quigley, who has since graduated, won the event with a time of 14.71. Cooper placed fifth at those championships after running a 15.47.