Football: Trinity lineman commits to Akron

Written by Brad Everett on .

At 6-foot-5, 280 pounds, Ben Phillis is a big teenager who has a big presence on the football field.

On Wednesday, he made a big decision.

Phillis, a senior at Trinity, verbally committed to Akron. He took to Twitter to announce his decision.

"Beyond blessed to have been given this opportunity to play football at such a high level by the gift god has given me. Also, I would like to thank my family, friends, and coaches who have helped me out so much throughout this process. In addition, I would like to give a big thank you to all the coaches and colleges that have recruited me. With that said, I am verbally committed to the University of Akron to further continue my academic and athletic careers. #GoZips" -- @benphillis30


Lacrosse: Trinity faces uphill climb to playoffs

Written by Joe Koch on .

There's still time, but the Trinity girls lacrosse team will have to make some moves if the Hillers are to qualify for the 2017 WPIAL Class 2A tournament.

Following a 13-8 loss to Blackhawk in a game played this past Wednesday, the 5-4-1 Hillers -- 4-3-1 in section play -- face a challenging schedule with three of their final four games against potential playoff participants.

Included in those three games are back-to-back games with Class 2A Section 2 leader Quaker Valley. A game that had been scheduled for April 10 was rescheduled, and now the Hillers will visit Quaker Valley on Wednesday before hosting the Quakers on May 9. Their regular-season finale is on May 10 against Seton-LaSalle, a team that defeated the Hillers 14-8 on April 17.

The Hillers have plenty of work to do. They still have time, but winning is paramount at this point.


Alumni Update - Nick Riotto (Penn State)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Penn State freshman right fielder Braxton Giavedoni (Punxsutawney, Pa.) homered twice butRiotto PSU Maryland powered past the Nittany Lions, 15-2, in Big Ten baseball action Sunday afternoon in Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium.

Centerfielder Nick Riotto, a Trinity graduate, went 2 for 4. 


(photo courtesy of Penn State University)


Alumni Update - Delaney Elling (Penn State)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

YPSILANTI, Mich. – The Penn State softball team dropped the final game, 6-4, of a three-game series with theElling PSU Michigan State Spartans Sunday, April 9 at Varsity Field on the campus of Eastern Michigan University.


The Nittany Lions (15-21, 3-6 B1G) took an early lead but a five-run inning for the Spartans (21-12, 5-4 B1G) in the bottom of the fourth proved too much for Penn State to overcome in the loss.

Freshman Delaney Elling, a Trinity graduate, tallied three hits in four at-bats.


(photo courtesy of Penn State University)