Dear Underclassman

Dear Underclassman

Lillie Leasure, Layout Editor

June 5, 2020

I had the opportunity to play my sport for my senior year. I wrote this after my last away game as a high school soccer player. This feels like a fitting time to share because the future is so unknown, so we have to live every moment to the most. What do you do when it is all over? Move on with you...

Throwing Away Softball Season

Throwing Away Softball Season

Marissa Melius, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

Coming off of a history making season, the softball team had a lot to look forward to in 2020. After becoming section champs, having an undefeated season, and making it to the WPIAL playoffs last year, it really showed what Knoch’s softball team was made up of. Every player and coach was looking for...

Abbey Shearer: Track and Field

Abbey Shearer: Track and Field

Caroline Ejzak, Layout Editor

May 11, 2020

PARENTS’ FIRST/ LAST NAMES:  Julie and Aaron Shearer SPORT:  Track NUMBER OF YEARS PLAYING THE SPORT:  4 TEAM AWARDS/ RECOGNITION: 2 year captain and would be 4 year letter winner FUTURE PLANS/ COLLEGE OF CHOICE (MAJOR): Slippery Rock for Exercise Science and Physical Therapy  OTHER ACTI...

Lillie Leasure: Track & Field

Lillie Leasure: Track & Field

Caroline Ejzak, Layout Editor

May 7, 2020

PARENTS’ FIRST/ LAST NAMES:  Brandi and Larry Leasure SPORT: Track & Field  NUMBER OF YEARS PLAYING THE SPORT: 1 FUTURE PLANS/ COLLEGE OF CHOICE (MAJOR): I plan on attending Kent State University to study Journalism  OTHER ACTIVITIES (SCHOOL RELATED OR COMMUNITY) : Soccer, March...

Victoria Greenawalt: Lacrosse

Victoria Greenawalt: Lacrosse

Caroline Ejzak, Layout Editor

May 4, 2020

 PARENTS’ FIRST/ LAST NAMES: Dana R Greenawalt, Trent J Greenawalt SPORT: Lacrosse NUMBER OF YEARS PLAYING THE SPORT:  3 TEAM AWARDS/ RECOGNITION:  Senior Captain, Sophomore & Junior year letter winner. FUTURE PLANS/ COLLEGE OF CHOICE (MAJOR): Seton Hill University for 5 year BS/MS Physician Assistant Program OTHER ACTIVITIES: Soccer, Nationa...

Andrew Heltsley: Tennis

Andrew Heltsley: Tennis

May 1, 2020

  PARENTS’  NAMES: Raymond Heltsley, Yvonne Heltsley SPORT: I play disc golf and tennis. NUMBER OF YEARS PLAYING THE SPORT: I’ve played 10 years of disc golf and about a month of tennis. TEAM AWARDS/ RECOGNITION: Disc golf is a personal sport, but I have won several tournaments....

Nate Jakovac: Baseball

Nate Jakovac: Baseball

Caroline Ejzak, Layout Editor

April 30, 2020

PARENTS’ FIRST/ LAST NAMES: Heath & Tiffani Jakovac SPORT: Baseball NUMBER OF YEARS PLAYING THE SPORT: 12 years FUTURE PLANS/ COLLEGE OF CHOICE (MAJOR): Studying Criminal Justice at Duquesne University in hopes of being a part of the agency of choice. OTHER ACTIVITIES (SCHOOL RELAT...

Caleb Traggiai: Baseball

Caleb Traggiai: Baseball

April 29, 2020

  PARENTS’ NAMES:  Marcie Stoops and Anthony Traggiai  SPORT:  Baseball NUMBER OF YEARS PLAYING THE SPORT:  7 FUTURE PLANS/ COLLEGE OF CHOICE (MAJOR): I am attending Slippery Rock University to study Occupational Therapy  OTHER ACTIVITIES (SCHOOL RELATED OR COMMUNITY): I was also ...

Sammy Jo Barnes: Track

Sammy Jo Barnes: Track

Caroline Ejzak, Layout Editor

April 28, 2020

PARENTS’ FIRST/ LAST NAMES: Jenn & Doug Barnes    SPORT: track & field NUMBER OF YEARS PLAYING THE SPORT: 6 TEAM AWARDS/ RECOGNITION (CAPTAIN, LETTERWINNER): 2x Track MVP, 3x letter winner, 2x team captain, 3x WPIAL qualifier FUTURE PLANS/ COLLEGE OF CHOICE (MAJOR): I will be studyi...

Braden Tristani: Baseball

Braden Tristani: Baseball

April 27, 2020

  SPORT: Baseball NUMBER OF YEARS PLAYED: 14 AWARDS/RECOGNITION: 2 time letterman, top utility players of 2020 FUTURE PLANS: Continue athletic and academic career at Penn State New Kensington OTHER ACTIVITIES: football FAVORITE MEMORY: beating Highlands to make the playoffs What wo...

Amelia Walls: Track

Amelia Walls: Track

April 24, 2020

PARENTS’ FIRST/ LAST NAMES: Rhett and Jill Walls SPORT: Track & Field NUMBER OF YEARS PLAYING THE SPORT: 6 TEAM AWARDS/ RECOGNITION: Coaches Award, 4 year letterwinner FUTURE PLANS/ COLLEGE OF CHOICE (MAJOR): Biological Engineering at Penn State OTHER ACTIVITIES (SCHOOL RELATED OR...

Carter Velesig: Baseball

Carter Velesig: Baseball

April 24, 2020

PARENTS’ FIRST/ LAST NAMES:  Todd and Dusty Velesig  SPORT:  Baseball  NUMBER OF YEARS PLAYING THE SPORT: 12 years  FUTURE PLANS/ COLLEGE OF CHOICE (MAJOR): I will be attending Slippery Rock University to study Sports management.  FAVORITE HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC MEMORY: Sophomore year havin...

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