Alumni Update - Jimmy Wheeler (California University of Pa.)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

CALIFORNIA – The Vulcans erased a 17-point halftime deficit by scoring 35 points in the second half before sealingWheeler CalU a 38-34 victory over Seton Hill with an interception just outside their end zone in the closing seconds on Saturday afternoon at Adamson Stadium in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) West play.

With the win, the California University of Pennsylvania football team improves to 4-1 overall with a 2-0 mark in divisional action. The Vulcans are joined by Clarion and IUP as the only teams in the PSAC West without a loss after two weeks of league play. Meanwhile, Seton Hill falls to 2-3 this season and stands at 1-1 in divisional action.

Freshman Jimmy Wheeler, a West Mifflin graduate, registered his first career 100-yard game, finishing with 105 rushing yards on 13 attempts (8.1 yards per carry).

He also totaled 86 yards on five kickoff returns, as he set a season high with 191 all-purpose yards on 18 touches.


(photo courtesy of California University of Pa.)


Girls Soccer: West Mifflin picks up a big win against Thomas Jefferson

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

A year ago, West Mifflin lost its final two section games and missed out on the playoffs by two games, finishing 6-6 behind third-place Thomas Jefferson. This year it is looking very much like the Titans and Jaguars will be battling it out for the third and final playoff spot in Section 5-AA behind South Fayette and South Park. So all eyes in the section were certainly on Thursday's game between Thomas Jefferson and West Mifflin. In almost a must-win situation, West Mifflin got the game of the season from Rebecca Manns who scored all four goals to lift West Mifflin to a 4-2 win against Thomas Jefferson. The result created a tie for third place in the section between Thomas Jefferson (3-4, 3-3) and West Mifflin (3-5, 3-3). The team's meeting on the final day of the regular season, Oct. 14, may very well decide the final playoff spot in the section.


Alumni Update - Rebecca Schorr (Pitt-Johnstown)

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Rebecca Schorr placed 34th to lead the Pitt-Johnstown women's cross country team to a seventh-place finish out of 17 teams atSchorr PJU Saturday's 2015 Saint Vincent College Invitational in Latrobe.

Seton Hill's Chelsia Poole earned medalist honors with a time of 18:46, but Pitt claimed the team title with 33 points.

Schorr, a West Mifflin graduate, placed 34th with a time of 20:35 to lead Pitt-Johnstown.


(photo courtesy of University of Pitt-Johnstown)


Football: Fast, furious the only style that suits West Mifflin grad

Written by Joe Koch on .

Joe Koch profiles West Mifflin graduate Kevin Clarke, who is now a standout football player at IUP.

"Playing in a fast, aggressive fashion is nothing new for Kevin Clarke, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound redshirt junior linebacker at IUP from West Mifflin.

He hopes to continue that style of play for the Crimson Hawks, who finished 2014 with an overall record of 6-5 and a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West record of 5-4.

"For me, it's just playing fast and aggressive and knowing what the opponent is doing and knowing what I have to do and knowing my defensive playbook," he said of an approach that netted him 117 tackles a year ago and earned him preseason All-American honors by USA Football. He was recently chosen first-team preseason All-American by

"I just have to know where I have to be and that really helps me out. I just give my effort on every single play. When I do that, that's the [good] result that I get," Clarke said."



Alumni Update – Shamar Greene (Slippery Rock)

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WEST HAVEN, Conn.– The 25th ranked Slippery Rock University football team won its seventh straight season opener with a convincingGreene SRU 39-13 victory at the University of New Haven Saturday afternoon.

The Rock used a dominant effort in the second half to break the game open, scoring 25 points and holding the Chargers to just three in the final 30 minutes.

Shamar Greene, a West Mifflin graduate, led the ground game with 116 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries.



(photo courtesy of Slippery Rock University)