Cross Country: St. Joseph runners claim titles

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St. Joseph's Brian Hackman and Jordan Wiser both won individual titles in Class A action on Thursday.

Hackman held an 11-second lead over Greensburg Central Catholic's Vince Mirigliano for the win in the Tri-State Coaches Association Invitational at the California University of Pennsylvania.

Eli Urban (third) was the only other runner to finish in the top five for St. Joseph.

For the girls, Wiser completed the 5k course in 21 minutes, 20.38 seconds. She was joined in the top five by Kate Ott, who finished in 22:42.60.


Alumni Update - Kelly Mehal (Waynesburg)

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GREENVILLE, Pa. – Waynesburg University women's golf team competed in the Thiel CollegeMehal Waynesburg Fall Invitational on Saturday. The event was held at the Tam O'Shanter Golf Course.


The Yellow Jackets were led by senior Kelly Mehal, a St. Joseph graduate, who carded a team-best score of 105 on the Par-72 course. Waynesburg placed eighth at the eight-team event.


(photo courtesy of Waynesburg University)


Alumni Update - Brian Heinie (Pitt-Greensburg)

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Kansas City, Mo. -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) todayHeinie PGU announced the NABC Honors Court, recognizing those collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2013-14 season.

The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts that these men possess off the court, and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom.

Named to the NABC Honors Court from the Pitt-Greensburg men's basketball team was junior forward, Brian Heinle.


Heinle, a St. Joseph graduate, has been a three year starter for the Bobcats and he is majoring in Management Information Systems.Heinle helped lead the 2013-14 Bobcats to the conference playoffs for the first time since 2010.

(photo courtesy of University of Pitt-Greensburg)


Alumni Update - Mike Connelly (Pitt-Greensburg)

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GREENSBURG, Pa:  The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has announced Mike Connelly as theConnelly UPG male Bobcat athlete of the week.

Connelly, a sophomore guard from St. Joseph, continues to excel in his role as the Bobcat's 6th man.  In a 2-0 week for Pitt-Greensburg, Connelly averaged 15.5 points on 50% (11-22) shooting, 4.5 rebounds, and finished 100% (7-7) from the free throw line. 


(photo courtesy of Pitt-Greensburg University)


Girls Basketball: St. Joseph earns historic win over Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic

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For the past seven seasons, St. Joseph High had played North Catholic twice a season in sectional play, and the result was always the same. For the first six seasons, North Catholic swept the season series between the two teams. This year, North Catholic changed its name to Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic. Something else changed this season. Last Monday night, before a large crowd at the Spartans' gym, St. Joseph rolled to an 80-66 victory over the Trojanettes, gaining a measure of revenge for the 52-50 setback the Spartans suffered to the Trojanettes last month at Don Graham Gym on Troy Hill.

"It was very exciting," said first-year coach Sally Ackerman. "We beat them every quarter, but I didn't feel like we had control of the game in the fourth quarter."

Ackerman's team met Trinity Christian in the section finale on Tuesday night. The Spartans won that game, 69-37, and defeated Winchester Thurston 55-39 this past Saturday in the Breast Cancer Classic at Shady Side Academy. St. Joseph closes out the season with another non-section game at Freedom tonight.