Alumni Update - Derrick Fulmore (Slippery Rock)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

INDIANA, Pa. – The 16th ranked Slippery Rock University football team couldn't get out of its own way in the firstFulmore SRU quarter as No. 13 Indiana University (Pa.) opened up a big margin and cruised to a 48-19 victory Saturday at George P. Miller Stadium.

The loss drops Slippery Rock to 5-2 overall and 2-2 in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division action. Both of The Rock's losses on the year have come on the road at teams currently ranked in the top 13 with California now up to No. 7 in the national poll. Indiana improves to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in PSAC West games with the victory.

Derrick Fulmore, a West Mifflin graduate, finished with a team-high 10 tackles and one tackle for loss to lead the defense.


(photo courtesy of Slippery Rock University)


Basketball: West Mifflin grad giving back to community

Written by Joe Bendel on .

Joe Bendel profiles West Mifflin graduate Ryan Maha, who now plays basketball at Carnegie Mellon.

"Classrooms in the West Mifflin and Steel Valley school districts transform into mini "Shark Tanks" when Ryan Maha and Blake Chasen enter the building.

Students in grades 9-12 listen intently as the two teach the nuances of becoming a business owner in their 2-year-old initiative, "Empowering Entrepreneurs."

Maha is a West Mifflin graduate and junior basketball player at Carnegie Mellon University; Chasen, of Chevy Chase, Md., is a former CMU team captain and recent grad.

You might call them the "Mr. Wonderfuls" of the Mon Valley."


Football: After bouncing back from shooting, Reid is West Mifflin's next prolific rusher

Written by Brian Batko on .

Brian Batko profiles West Mifflin football player Howie Reid.

2016 1007 WestMifflin Football(Photo: West Mifflin junior running back Howie Reid is averaging 12.1 yards per carry. Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)

"Howie Reid picked off a pass in the end zone and started running. Problem was, by the time he got to midfield, he ran out of gas. Just got caught from behind.

That was only a little more than a year ago, and in a junior varsity game. Yes, the same Howie Reid whose blistering speed has put him among the WPIAL's top rushers so far this season couldn't even outrun a bunch of underclassmen at the start of his sophomore year.

Truth be told, Reid had a pretty solid excuse for his lack of juice. A few months earlier, he could hardly leave his bed after being struck in the foot by a bullet in a broad-daylight drive-by shooting in front of his home. Now a junior who has rushed for 738 yards and 14 touchdowns through six games on just 61 carries, Reid is next up in a long line of prolific West Mifflin tailbacks. And he does his best each week to put that scary day in May 2015 long behind him.

"I was very lucky," Reid said last week before racking up 132 yards and two scores on 11 carries in a 37-0 shutout of Greensburg Salem. "To be honest, I thought it might've been the end.""


Alumni Update – Shamar Greene (Slippery Rock)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

CALIFORNIA, Pa.– Turnovers on three straight series in the first half and key injuries turned the momentum of theGreene SRU game and led No. 24 California University (Pa.) to a 52-26 victory over No. 9 Slippery Rock University Saturday in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division action from Adamson Stadium.

The loss drops Slippery Rock to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in PSAC West play, while the Vulcans improve to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in league action.

Shamar Greene, a West Mifflin graduate, rushed for 74 yards and one touchdown on just 12 carries in the first half to lead the SRU offense.



(photo courtesy of Slippery Rock University)



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)