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Penn Hills notebook: Junior wrestlers win state championship

The Penn Hills Junior Wrestling team won a championship at the Keystone State Championships in March. Logan Mutombo took first place in the 61-pound weight class in the 6-and-under boys division. Mutombo defeated Bald Eagle’s Rhett Rippey, 5-0, in the

The Penn Hills Junior Wrestling team won a championship at the Keystone State Championships in March. Logan Mutombo took first place in the 61-pound weight class in the 6-and-under boys division. Mutombo defeated Bald Eagle’s Rhett Rippey, 5-0, in the championship match.

On the way to the finals, Mutombo had to win three matches to reach the championship round. In the first round, Mutombo defeated Central Buck’s Reid Foy, 8-2, and then won against Tyrone’s Xzavior Weston and a 5-1 victory over Great Valley’s Sean Wimmer in the semifinals.

Double duty

Penn Hills boys volleyball coach Will Piccolino is able to put into action what he teaches. In addition to leading the Indians’ varsity team, he also plays as a senior outside/middle hitter on the Carlow men’s volleyball team. Piccolino leads Carlow with 212 kills this season.

Carlow has a 3-14 record this season and is 0-6 in conference play.

Tamo-Noche makes progress

Central (Ohio) State sophomore middle blocker Alain Tamo-Noche is fifth on the Marauders in kills with a career-high of 90 kills this season. Tamo-Noche is also second on the team with 67 blocks.

Central State is 5-22 this season, including a 4-3 record in conference play.

Indians baseball faces tough opening series

Dealing with difficult weather has made things challenging for Penn Hills. Not only did the Indians not get a chance to play before the start of Section 1-5A play, they faced a tough test in section.

Penn Hills lost a home-and-home series with Franklin Regional, with a combined score of 26-1.

Penn Hills athletes commit to play in college

There’s a long list of Indians’ athletes who have already decided to play sports in college next fall. The list has continued to grow as the spring season progresses. Connor Lehman, who is on Penn Hills’ baseball team, has chosen to play at Geneva next season.

Two players from the Indians girls soccer team, Angelina Clayborn and Kali Booker, will play at Bethany and Chowan, respectively.

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