Alumni Update - Nathan Porter (Clarion)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

CLARION, Pa. – Nathan Porter provided a photo finish to open the day and notched two more individual victories asPorter Clarion the Clarion men's swimming and diving team defeated Grove City by a score of 196-112 in the season opener.  The Golden Eagles will next be in action against Edinboro on Saturday, Oct. 15.


Porter, a Shaler graduate, took either first or second in six different events on Saturday, including one relay win and five individual events.  He brought a rush of excitement in his first event of the day when he teamed with Ben Spencer, Ian Lindsey and Joshua Thruston to win the 200 Medley Relay. The anchor leg, Porter held off a late charge by the Wolverines' Brett Gwynn and edged him by 0.34 seconds to put the Golden Eagles on top early.


After posting second-place finishes in the 200 Free, 100 Free and the 100 Back, Porter claimed his first individual win of the day in the 200 Back. Again it was a close finish, though this time it was against Spencer, with Porter edging his teammate with a time of 1:59.50 to win. Spencer was just behind him, coming in at 1:59.77.  His last individual win of the day was in the 500 Free, an event he won handily with a time of 4:55.36.


(photo courtesy of Clarion University)


Hockey: Shaler grad Lynch ready to take the ice at Robert Morris

Written by Sam Werner on .

Sam Werner profiles Shaler graduate Luke Lynch, who is now a standout hockey player at Robert Morris.

"When Robert Morris freshman Luke Lynch arrived on campus earlier this fall, there wasn't exactly a long "getting-to-know-you" phase with his older teammates.

Sure, Lynch, a Shaler High School graduate, had been around the Colonials on recruiting trips and game visits, but most of the team also knew him as Zac's younger brother.

Luke will start his collegiate hockey career this month very aware of the legacy his brother left at Robert Morris — Zac graduated last year as the Colonials' all-time leading scorer — but also intent on making his own mark on the program.

"It's special," Luke said. "I'm proud of everything he did and stuff like that, but I'm my own person, I'm ready to make my own story.""


Alumni Update - Nikki Inquartano (Point Park)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

WILMORE, Ky. -- Point Park University volleyball remained unbeaten in conference play by picking up wins over Asbury (Ky.) and Midway (Ky.) in a River States Conference quad match held at Asbury on Saturday.

The Pioneers are now 10-12 overall and 6-0 RSC after their 3-1 win over Asbury and a dominating 3-0 win over Midway. Point Park has won seven matches in a rown and nine of its last 11.

Nikki Inquartano, a Shaler graduate, led the way with 11 kills,



Girls Volleyball: Host Titans claim Shaler Tournament title

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Shaler Team

Shaler won the 12-team Shaler Tournament, Sept. 24. The Titans defeated Knoch, 1-0, in the title game. In the semifinals, Shaler beat Butler and Knoch defeated Erie McDowell, both 1-0.

Shaler Tournament

Shaler 1, Knoch 0

Shaler 1, Butler 0
Knoch 1, Erie McDowell 0

Knoch 1, General McLane 0
Butler 1, Mars 0

Shaler and Erie McDowell received a quarterfinal bye after each posted a 9-1 record in pool play.