Alumni Update - Brian Heinle (Pitt-Greensburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GIBSONIA, Pa. -  Bobcat men's basketball player and AMCC All-Star, Brian Heinle represents Pitt-Greensburg as the male member of theHeinle PGU conference's All-Academic team.


Heinle, a four year starter, senior captain, and AMCC All-Conference basketball selection earns All-Academic honors after an exceptional career on and off the court.  


The senior from St. Joespeh was named Pitt-Greensburg's 2014-2015 Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year after graduating with a 3.44 GPA with a degree in Management Information Sciences. He is a member of Phi Eta Sigma, Chi Alpha Sigma, four-year member of the AMCC Academic All-Conference Team, and a six time recipient of Pitt-Greensburg's Dean's List.  

Heinle is the men's basketball programs eighth 1,000 point scorer, was named team captain for the 2014-15 season, and finished his career ranked in the top 10 of 20 different statistical categories.


(photo courtesy of Pitt-Greensburg University)


Alumni Update - Jenny Harold (Pitt-Johnstown)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

The Lady Cat track and field team set two more records for Pitt-Johnstown as they wrapped up their 2015 outdoor season at Saturday'sHarold PJU Paul Kaiser Classic at Shippensburg University.

Jenny Harold, a St. Joseph graduate, competed in the steeple chase where she placed fourth with a record setting time of 12:20.


(photo courtesy of University of Pitt-Johnstown)


Girls Basketball: St. Joseph scrambling for a playoff spot

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Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the St. Joseph girls basketball team.

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"The playoffs started early for the St. Joseph High School girls basketball team.

Scrambling for a playoff spot in tightly packed Section 2-A, games have taken on a must-win atmosphere recently for the Spartans, who are 6-12 and 3-7 in the section with two section games remaining.

Vincentian Academy (17-1, 10-0) and Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (15-4, 10-1) are the class of the section and will finish as the top two teams. Riverview (13-6, 7-4) is also playoff bound.

After that it comes down to Leechburg (10-9, 4-6) and St. Joseph. Leechburg was scheduled to play Vincentian Monday, but that game was postponed. St. Joseph lost to Riverview Monday but had a game scheduled Tuesday against winless Springdale. A victory in that one sets up a showdown tonight at Leechburg with the winner earning a playoff berth."


Alumni Update - Mike Connelly (Pitt-Greensburg)

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CRESSON, Pa -  A pair of free throws by Rocco Contristano broke a 104-104 tie with just 35 seconds left as the Pitt-Greensburg men'sConnelly PGU basketball team hung on for a 110-104 road victory over AMCC foe Mt. Aloysius College Monday evening.

Pitt-Greensburg evens its overall record at 8-8 while improving to a league best 8-1 in the AMCC.  The Mounties fall to 6-10 on the season and 4-5 in conference play.

Pitt-Greensburg was paced by Matt Connelly, a St. Joseph graduate, who finished with a career-high 30 points on 11 of 15 shooting and 5 of 7 from three point range.


(photo courtesy of Pitt-Greensburg University)


Cross Country: St. Joseph runners claim titles

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

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.