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Alumni Update – Shamar Greene (Slippery Rock)

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Slippery Rock's Shamar Greene rushed for 186 yards against East Stroudsburg, ranked second on the PSACGreene Slippery Rock East preseason poll. His 186 yards on 18 carries was part of The Rock's 456 yards rushing in a 56-24 victory. Eight of his attempts were for more than 10 yards. Greene's touchdown rush was for 17 yards and tied the game 7-7 early in the first quarter.


The West MIfflin graduate’s performance earned him PSAC West Offensive Player of the Week.

 

 

(photo courtesy of Slippery Rock University)

 

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Alumni Update - Rebecca Schorr (Pitt-Johnstown)

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The Pitt-Johnstown women's cross country team finished ninth out of 18 teams behind Rebecca Schorr's 30th-Schorr PJUplace at Saturday's 2014 Penn State-Behrend Invitational.  Brooke Mathie won individual medalist honors with a time of 19:09 to lead Mount Union (OH) College to the tram championship.

Schorr, a West MIfflin graduate, led all Pitt-Johnstown runners by placing 30th with a time of 21:12.

 

(photo courtesy of University of Pitt-Johnstown)

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Alumni Update - Kevin Clarke (Indiana University of Pa.)

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KUTZTOWN, PA – The 20th-ranked Crimson Hawks gave up five turnovers and committed 11 penalties as IUP fellClarke IUP to Kutztown 44-7 on Saturday afternoon at University Field.

 

It was the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) opener for both teams, as they even their season records at 1-1, with the Crimson Hawks falling to 0-1 in the conference for the first time since 2011, head coach Curt Cignetti's first season.

 

The 37-point differential is the worst in the Cignetti era and the eight worth in program history. The 44 points is also the most given up by IUP since 2010.

 

The bright spot for the Crimson Hawks was Kevin Clarke, a West Mifflin graduate, who followed up his PSAC Defensive Athlete of the Week honor with 19 total tackles against the Golden Bears. The 19 stops are believed to be one of the most single game totals in program history.

 

(photo courtesy of Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

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Cross Country: West Mifflin has success at River Trail Cup

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West Mifflin had a strong representation at the River Trail Cup Cross Country Invitational on Friday. Senior Kevin Dulak led the pack, crossing the line in 18:27. Junior Zak Schrott (19:10) finished in third unable to pick off Elizabeth Forward's Tyler Wachs. Junior Russell Smith took fourth with a time of 19:20.

The girls team also dominated with front-runners. Veteran Leah Cifluentis grabbed gold with a time of 22:38. Teammate Jenna Zabelsky placed third, crossing the line in 23:55. Host McKeesport's Katie Strohm finished in second with 23:29. Sophomore Brittany Horne rounded out the runners to make the top 10 for West Mifflin. She placed eighth with a time of 27:47.

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West Mifflin 2014 Football Preview

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

The Titans earned a fourth consecutive WPIAL Class AAA playoff berth last season. They placed second in the Big Nine Conference and advanced to the WPIAL quarterfinals before suffering a 14-12 loss to Franklin Regional. The Titans finished with a 9-2 record.

Jimmy Wheeler has graduated after leading all Class AAA rushers the past two seasons. He had 4,842 yards in two seasons, including last year's total of 2,616.

"We were hit hard by graduation losses, especially losing Wheeler," West Mifflin coach Ray Braszo said. "We have a lot of young players who will get their chance to start this year."