Warren grad Grinnen helps Behrend win AMCC title

The 2017 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Champion Penn State Behrend women’s swim team, including Warren Area High School graduate Lacey Grinnen (third from left).

With help from Warren Area High School graduate Lacey Grinnen, the Penn State Behrend women’s swim team won the 2017 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championship this past weekend.

The Lady Lions never trailed during the four-day competition, going on to amass 570.5 points with Cabrini University following with 494.5. Grinnen finished second overall in the 1650-yard freestyle final with a time of 19:35.43, trailing teammate and defending AMCC Champion Anna Watterson’s time of 19:18.94. Grinnen also contributed to the team total in the 800 free relay, the 200 free relay, the 500 freestyle and 200 freestyle.

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Warren grad Tanner Teconchuk was one of four Thiel Tomcats named a Presidents Athletic Conference Player to Watch for the 2017 college baseball season. Teconchuk, a junior right-handed pitcher, made 15 appearances totalling 27 innings pitched last year.

Thiel was picked third in the PAC Baseball Preseason Coaches’ Poll behind Washington & Jefferson and Thomas More. The Tomcats begin play March 5-11 at the Gene Cusic Classic in Fort Myers, Florida.

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Only a freshman, Warren’s Paige Wilson has already found her way into the starting lineup at third base for the California University of Pa. women’s softball team. Wilson is currently hitting .357 with two RBI in five games played at the NFCA Leadoff Classic in Clearwater, Florida.

The Lady Vulcans went 2-3 in their opening stretch of games and are now off until February 25 when they travel to Urbana, Ohio for a double-header. Cal then heads back to Florida for the PFX Spring Games from March 11-16.

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Eisenhower’s Kristen Williams led the Penn State DuBois women’s basketball team with 11 points in an 81-64 PSUAC Tournament loss to Penn State Hazelton. The loss ends the Lady Lions’ season with a record of 14-10 overall.

Williams ended her sophomore season averaging 9.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 24 games played.

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