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Alumni Update - Mike Connelly (Pitt-Greensburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

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. 

 

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

Written by Joe Koch on .

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.

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Alumni Update - Brian Heinle (Pitt-Greensburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GREENSBURG, Pa:  The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has announcedHeinle PGU Brian Heinle and Morgan Biddle as the Bobcat athletes of the week.


Brian Heinle, a junior guard from St. Joseph High School, averaged 14.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week for Pitt-Greensburg. Heinle dropped a season high 22 points on 69.2% (9-13) shooting, leading all scorers, in a 98-80 victory over Franciscan. Against Pitt-Bradford, Heinle pulled down a game high 10 rebounds.

 

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Girls Basketball: St. Joseph with a key game today with Ellis

Written by Joe Koch on .

Coming on the heels of a 75-25 loss at Vincentian, the St. Joseph Spartans have plenty to play for as the WPIAL Class AA, Section 2 race heads into the home stretch. St. Joseph begins a crucial stretch at 7:30 p.m. today against visiting Ellis.

The Spartans are in third place in the section with an overall record of 8-4 and a section mark of 3-3. The Ellis Tigers are in fourth place with a section record of 3-4. The top four teams in the section advance to the WPIAL Class A tournament.

St. Joseph lost earlier in the season to Vincentian 83-55 on Dec. 12 to and to North Catholic 52-50 back on Jan. 9. The Spartans and the Trojanettes have a rematch on Feb. 3 in Natrona Heights, and plenty could be at stake by that point as it will be the final section game for the Spartans. North Catholic, conversely, closes out its section season with a home game against Vincentian on Feb. 6.

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Girls Basketball: North Feature Athlete - Mallory Heinle, St. Joseph

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Name: Mallory Heinle
School: St. Joseph
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Basketball
Position: Guard/Forward

Background info: Mallory is a four-year starter who is the team's captain this season. She is averaging 24.9 points and 8.0 rebounds per game for the Spartans, who are 7-3 overall and 2-2 against Section 2-A competition. She was an all-section selection a year ago and is involved with the St. Joseph student-leadership program. She is a Slippery Rock University where she plans to major in both Early Childhood Education and Special Education while playing Division II basketball.