Football: Trinity’s Koroly rushes for 333 yards

Written by Brad Everett on .

Joey Koroly led the Trinity basketball team in scoring and helped them reach the playoffs last winter.

He's now making a name for himself on the football field.

Koroly had a career night last Friday in Trinity's 40-7 win at Laurel Highlands. A junior running back, Koroly rushed for 333 yards and scored each of Trinity's six touchdowns. He scored on runs of 3, 9, 55, 37, 39 and 64 yards.

It was a big win for Trinity, which had scored just 16 points in its first two games, losses to West Mifflin and Thomas Jefferson. The Hillers are now 1-2 overall and 1-2 in the Class 4A Big Nine Conference.


Alumni Update - Mitch Kendra (Waynesburg)

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WAYNESBURG, Pa. – The Waynesburg University football team opened the 2016 season under warm, sunny skies atKendra Waynesburg John F. Wiley Stadium on Saturday. The Yellow Jackets battled for 60 minutes against Muskingum, but by the time the final seconds had ticked off the clock, the home team found itself on the wrong end of a 17-16 final score.

The loss ended the Jackets' (0-1) four-game winning streak in season openers, all of which have come against Muskingum (1-0). Waynesburg fell to the Muskies despite leading in almost every major offensive category, including passing, rushing and total offense.

Mitch Kendra, a Trinity graduate, put together easily his best game as a Jacket by pulling in a team-high four balls for a contest-best 112 yards and a score.


(photo courtesy of Waynesburg)


Baseball: 2016 Minor League Update - Joey Havrilak (Trinity)

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Joey Havrilak is showing improvement in his second season in the Detroit Tigers' farm system following a tough professional debut in 2015.

The center fielder and former Trinity High School standout is hitting .275 with two home runs, 12 RBIs and three stolen bases in 19 games for short season Connecticut in the New York-Penn League. Additionally, the 24-year-old has a .375 on-base percentage, a .449 slugging percentage, two doubles, two triples, 10 walks and 11 strikeouts.

The Tigers selected Havrilak in the 18th round of last year's amateur draft from the University of Akron. He hit a combined .202 with four homers, 19 RBIs and three steals in 57 games with Connecticut and Detroit's rookie-level club in the Gulf Coast League.

Havrilak attributes his improvement to being moved into the third spot of the batting order, where he usually hit in college. He primarily hit in the bottom of third of Connecticut's batting order last season.


Alumni Update - Hunter Bigler (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

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AUSTIN, Texas – IUP senior Hunter Bigler has been named a second team selection on the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II Baseball Team, which was selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and released on Thursday afternoon.


The CoSIDA Academic All-America® teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.


Bigler is an exercise science major who graduated with a 3.91 cumulative grade point average. He's one of seven members of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) on the 12-person academic team that consists of schools from the PSAC, Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and the Mountain East Conference.


The senior centerfielder was also a second team All-PSAC West selection, putting together the best offensive season of her four-year career, including a .349 batting average from his leadoff spot.


Bigler also set new career-highs with 38 runs scored, six doubles, four triples, two home runs and 24 runs batted in.


Bigler led the Crimson Hawks with 17 multi-hit games, including a pair of four-hit outings. He also boasted a hitting streak of nine games and reached base in 11 straight contests. His .451 on-base percentage was a team-high, as were his four stolen bases.


Bigler becomes the sixth IUP baseball student-athlete to earn Academic All-America® honors and the first since senior outfielder Robbie Zinsmeister was a third team selection in 2012.


Bigler, a Trinity graduate, is the second Academic All-America® selection for IUP this year, joining sophomore running back Chris Temple last fall.



Alumni Update - Marley Lafferty (Pitt - Greensburg)

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BRADFORD, Pa. - The Pitt-Greensburg softball team capped an important conference weekend with back-to-back 6-2 wins at branchLafferty PGU campus rival Pitt-Bradford on Sunday.

With the two victories, the Bobcats improve to 6-6 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference and 8-22 overall.  The Panthers slide to 2-10 in conference action and also sit at 8-22 on the year.

Marley Lafferty, a Trinity graduate, got all the run support she'd need on her way to the complete game victory.  Lafferty earns her fourth win of the year by striking out three and allowing just two runs on nine Bradford hits.


(photo courtesy of University of Pitt-Greensburg)