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Alumni Update – Shamar Greene (Slippery Rock)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.Shamar Greene became the all-time leading rusher in program history, Marcus Martin brokeGreene SRU the all-time PSAC career sack record and the 12th ranked Slippery Rock University football team improved to 2-0 with a 36-28 victory on the road at West Chester Saturday.

Greene, a West Mifflin graduate, paced the offensive attack with 117 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries. In the process he broke the all-time Slippery Rock career rushing record and became the only player in program history to rush for more than 4,000 yards.

His record currently stands at 4,033 yards, topping the former record of 3,932 yards set by Stan Kennedy.

 

 

(photo courtesy of Slippery Rock University)

 

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Alumni Update - Marcus Martin (Slippery Rock)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.Shamar Greene became the all-time leading rusher in program history, Marcus Martin brokeMartin SRU the all-time PSAC career sack record and the 12th ranked Slippery Rock University football team improved to 2-0 with a 36-28 victory on the road at West Chester Saturday.

Martin, a West Mifflin graduate, paced the defensive effort with two solo sacks and three tackles for loss, increasing his Slippery Rock career sack record to 35.0 just two games into his junior season.

He also broke the all-time PSAC career record of 33.5 sacks, which was owned by West Chester's Andrew Cohen. Martin has 3.5 sacks and 7.0 tackles for loss through two games this season

 

(photo courtesy of Slippery Rock University)

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Football: West Mifflin grad still collecting sacks for Slippery Rock

Written by Joe Bendel on .

Joe Bendel profiles West Mifflin graduate Marcus Martin, who is now a standout at Slippery Rock.

"He is powerful, quick and explosive. A menace to quarterbacks.

His coach likens him to James Harrison and Dwight Freeney. Opposing linemen like to avoid him.

"The kid is absolutely dominant," said first-year Slippery Rock coach Shawn Lutz.

Marcus Martin of The Rock is a 6-foot-3, 245-pound sack collector who is zeroing in on the all-time NCAA mark, regardless of division.

This redshirt junior from West Mifflin High School is 20½ sacks shy of the record of 53½ set by Mike Czerwien of Division III Waynesburg."

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Track: West Mifflin’s Watts lights it up at WPIAL championships

Written by Brad Everett on .

West Mifflin's Micah Watts didn't burn out at the WPIAL track championships.

He lit up the competition.

Watts was one of only three Class AAA boys to win two individual gold medals. Watts, a senior who attends Propel Andrew Street, won titles in the 200-meter dash and long jump, and placed second in the 100. Seneca Valley's Mike Kolor (800 and 1,600) and Knoch's Jordan Geist (shot put and discus) were the only other two double winners.

In the 200, Watts posted a time of 21.86, which topped a field that included runner-up Ayden Owens of North Allegheny, who finished in 22.11. Watts jumped 22 feet, 8 inches in the long jump. Upper St. Clair's Harvey Kane was second with a leap of 22-4 ¾. Watts suffered his only loss in the 100. He ran a time of 10.95, which was second to Armstrong's Zane Dudek, who posted a mark of 10.88.

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Basketball: At 32, West Mifflin grad embarks on a 12th WNBA season

Written by Joe Bendel on .

Joe Bendel profiles West Mifflin graduate and WNBA standout Tanisha Wright.

"The specter of retirement confronted Tanisha Wright in the winter of 2015. Having recently parted ways with the WNBA's Seattle Storm after 10 years, the former West Mifflin star was at a crossroads.

She was forced to decide if it was the appropriate time to sever ties with a sport that brought incredible stardom at the WPIAL, collegiate (Penn State) and professional levels or to stick it out.

"It was hard, but Seattle was home and I just didn't know if I was going to stop playing or take a year off," Wright said. "I really didn't know."

An offer from the New York Liberty changed everything for the 5-foot-11 guard. Wright reached an agreement with the franchise and went on to start all 34 games in 2015, earning second-team WNBA All-Defensive Team honors. The Liberty finished 23-11 and reached the Eastern Conference semifinals."