Alumni: Point Park honors Seton-LaSalle grad

Written by Joe Koch on .

Joe Koch profiles Beth Wertz Brubach, a Seton-LaSalle graduate who will be inducted into the Point Park Athletic Hall of Fame.

"One of the most versatile female athletes to ever compete at Point Park University will be one of three athletes honored at the school's Pioneer Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Sept. 27 at the school's Lawrence Hall.

Beth Wertz Brubach, who competed in women's basketball and softball for the Pioneers from 1983-87, had an illustrious career for the Pioneers in both sports.

Life has changed considerably since her college days — she is working in merchandising and sales for Pro's Choice Beauty Care. She lives in Cranberry with her husband, Larry, and her two children, Jessica and Larry.

Wertz Brubach is a 1983 Seton-LaSalle High School graduate who grew up in the Brookline section of the city."



Baseball: Minor League Update - Derek Law (Seton-LaSalle)

Written by John Perrotto on .

(Over the next two weeks, Sports Town will feature updates on WPIAL baseball players who are currently playing in the major or minor leagues. The posts were compiled by veteran baseball writer John Perrotto. We will feature two players every day.)

Derek Law's fine season has been interrupted.

The right-handed reliever and Seton-LaSalle High School graduate was ranked as the San Francisco Giants' No. 12 prospect at the end of last season. He was living up to that billing this year with Class AA Richmond in the Eastern League before being placed on the disabled list with forearm tightness June 10.

Law, 23, is 2-0 with 13 saves and a 2.57 ERA in 27 games this season.

The Giants chose Law in the ninth round of the 2011 draft from Miami Dade Junior College. He is 12-5 with 33 saves and a 2.57 ERA in 120 games over four minor league seasons. The Texas Rangers also drafted Law in the 28th round in 2009 following his senior season at Seton-LaSalle.


Boys Basketball: Seton-LaSalle standouts on the same path

Written by Sean Hammond on .

Sean Hammond profiles recent Seton-LaSalle graduates Dale Clancy and Levi Masua.

"With 12 seconds on the clock, Seton-LaSalle's Levi Masua rebounded a missed free throw from Constitution High School's Kimar Williams on the left block. Masua passed it to teammate Dale Clancy, who dribbled up court with the Rebels trailing, 61-59, in the PIAA Class AA championship game on March 22.

Clancy reached the top of the key and tossed a pass to Masua, streaking on the right wing. Masua was open for a 3-pointer with the clock winding down. He rose up for a shot to give Seton-LaSalle its first PIAA boys basketball title since 1988.

The ball came off Masua's hand perfectly, the rotation was there and the arc was on point. It just caught the back of the rim and the rebound fell to Williams, who dribbled the remaining seconds off the clock."



Baseball: Seton-LaSalle bows out in PIAA playoffs

Written by John D'Abruzzo on .

John D'Abruzzo profiles the Seton-LaSalle baseball team.

"The moment Seton-LaSalle's varsity baseball team qualified for the WPIAL playoffs, Shawn Trainor believed his team could make some noise in the Class AA bracket.

As things turned out, the Rebels ended up making all types of racket.

Besides knocking off a few higher-seeded teams along the way, Seton-LaSalle used a pair of extra-inning wins in the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds to propel itself into the championship game.

Making their first appearance in a WPIAL final since winning the 1995 Class AA crown, the Rebels (15-7) ended up losing to Steel Valley and witnessed their season come to an end a few days later following a first-round exit in the PIAA playoffs."



Baseball: Seton-LaSalle looks to rebound from loss in WPIAL title game

Written by Brad Everett on .

Chances are Seton-LaSalle has been itching to get back on the field ever since seeing a late lead slip away in a loss to Steel Valley in last Tuesday's WPIAL Class AA championship game.

Today, the Rebels will finally get a chance to put that defeat firmly behind them.

Seton-LaSalle (15-6) opens the PIAA playoffs with a first-round game against District 10 champion Franklin (18-2) today at 3:30 p.m. at Jerry Uht Park in Erie. The teams were originally supposed to take the field Monday, but the game was postponed after the dugouts were flooded when heavy rain hit the area.

When Seton-LaSalle was last on the diamond, the Rebels were on the wrong end of a heartbreaker. The Rebels took a 5-3 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning, but Steel Valley rallied by scoring three runs to pull out the 6-5 win and its first WPIAL title.