Hockey: South Feature Athlete – South Fayette sophomore Kyle Sharp

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Name: Kyle Sharp

School: South Fayette

Grade: 10

Sport: Hockey


Background: A second-year starter for the Lions, he has shown dramatic improvement between the pipes. Is third on Class A in victories with a 13-4-2 record and has a respectable 3.40 goals against average and one shutout in his 19 appearances. Posted his only shutout in the season opener against Wheeling Park, but had two other games in which he played only 34 minutes and got the win in combined shutouts.



Alumni Update - Niel Loebig (Duquesne)

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PITTSBURGH -- The 2015-16 Merle E. Gilliand Duquesne University Sports Hall of Fame class of men'sLoebig Duq basketball player Aaron Jackson A'09, women's basketball player Kristi Little-Kaack A'09, football player Niel Loebig E'05, GLPA'10, golfer Paul Sciullo A'95 and swimmer Ed Wicker B'07 will be formally inducted at a ceremony at the Power Center on Friday night.

The Hall of Fame class of 2015-16 will also be honored at halftime of the Duquesne vs. Davidson men's basketball game on Saturday, February 6th at A.J. Palumbo Center (12:34 p.m. tip).

Little-Kaack, Loebig and Wicker will be in attendance on Saturday along with family representatives for Jackson and Sciullo.

Loebig, a South Fayette graduate, (2001-04), the only four-time first team all-conference pick in school history (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), was just the fifth Division I-AA quarterback to throw for over 10,000 yards and 100 touchdowns.

The only player in school history to throw for 2,000 yards and 20 TDs in each of four seasons, Loebig led the Dukes to a 34-9-0 record and four-straight MAAC Championships while never losing a conference game (23-0).

Loebig, who threw for over 300 yards in a game 15 times, finished his career as the holder of 13 of 15 school passing records.


(photo courtest of (Duquesne University)


Alumni Update - Maddie Bartrug (Saint Vincent)

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MEADVILLE, Pa. - The Saint Vincent women's swim team earned wins over Allegheny College and Penn StateBartrug SVC Behrend to push its winning streak to four straight.

The Bearcats won 185-101 over host Allegheny and used a 211-42 margin to best Penn State Behrend.

Freshman Maddie Bartrug led the way for the Bearcats, earning four first place finishes.

Bartrug, a South Fayette graduate, was first in the 50 Free (24.91), the 500 Free (5:14.83), 200 Free (1:55.99) and part of the 200 Free Relay team that came in first (1:41.01).

Joining Bartrug on that quartet was Marissa Frollo, Cassie Trudel and Ciara Lewis.

Bartrug earned PAC Women’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week for her performance.


(photo courtesy of Saint Vincent College)


Hockey: Lions’ win streak snapped by first-place Montour

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South Fayette has already clinched a PIHL Class A playoff berth and was on a three-game winning streak in which the Lions had outscored their opponents, 32-9.


That was before South Fayette (11-4-1) became the latest victim for first-place Montour, which extended its unbeaten streak to 12 games (11-0-1) with a 3-1 win over the Lions on Monday. John Lipovich staved off the shutout with a goal at 1:23 of the third period.

South Fayette will have an opportunity to move within one point of clinching no worse than third place in the Western Conference with a win over Thomas Jefferson (8-9-0 )on Friday. In their first meeting, Lions forward Jordan Timmons scored all five goals, including the last three of the game in a 4:16 span of the third period, to help the Lions to a 5-4 come-from-behind win on Oct. 22.



Alumni Update - Mary Rosati (Edinboro)

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CLARION, Pa. – The Edinboro University women's swimming team posted 10 wins on Saturday to take a PSAC road win at Clarion, 146-Rosati Boro139.


This marked the third straight year that the Fighting Scots have defeated the Golden Eagles. Edinboro improved to 4-2 while Clarion fell to 2-6.


Mary Rosati, a South Fayette graduate, had a pair of victories in the 1,000-yard freestyle, clocking in at 11:07.04, and the 500-yard freestyle with a mark of 5:28.53.


(photo courtesy of Edinboro University)