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2014 (Semester 2) Strongest Total PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Turk   
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 08:48

 

1st Brett Balkovec 1440lbs

 

2nd Pat Gregory 1140lbs

 

3rd Aadan Buck 1045lbs

 

4th Tyler Niederriter 1025lbs

 

5th Quany Alston 1005lbs 

 

 

 

(Total= Bench+Squat+Dead lift)

 

 
2014 (Semester 2) Strongest Pound for Pound (BWI) PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Turk   
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 08:45

 

1st Isaac Elliott 5.83

 

2nd Noah Krokonko 5.54

 

3rd Quany Alston 5.43

 

4th Zach McConnell 5.31

 

5th Anthony Baronio 5.21

 

 

(BWI= Bench+Squat+Dead lift divided by bodyweight)

 

 
TSA State Conference PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dennis Deangelis   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 09:16

Forty-nine members of our local Ambridge Area Chapter of the Technology Student Association (TSA) captured forty-four individual and team awards at the thirty-sixth annual PA-TSA State Leadership Conference held at Seven Springs Resort April 9 – 12, 2014.  A total of 2,100 students from one hundred thirty schools across the Commonwealth participated.

Senior Jacob Griffith won a $1,500 scholarship sponsored by the Clark Associates as an outstanding TSA student. The scholarship is open to all active PA-TSA Seniors from any Pennsylvania Chapter who is pursuing post-secondary education.

The PA-VEX team of Matthew Eger, Robert Fisher, Joshua Johnston, Bryce Underwood and Zachary Zern placed third in the PA-VEX Robotic Competition. They each received a $500 renewable tuition scholarship to Johnson and Wales University.  The scholarship is renewable for up to four years.

A complete list of winners as per the respective divisions are as follows:

 

CAD 3D, Engineering:                              Sixth Place:     Preston Nguyen

Desktop Publishing:                               Second Place:     Sarah Alberts

                                                                    Third Place:     Alexandra DeMarco

                                                                    Ninth Place:     Alec Kanai

Dragster Design:                                     Third Place:     John Valiga

                                                                    Fourth Place:      Philip Tkatch

                                                                    Tenth Place:     Jesse Karshin

Essays on Technology:                          Fifth Place:     Mark Hershberger

Future Technology Teacher:                 Tenth Place:     Paige Carlini

Manufacturing Prototype:                     Sixth Place:     Paul Folwarczny, Greg Miller, Nick VanDyke & Zachary Zern

                                                                    Eighth Place:     Alexandra DeMarco, Marissa Golgosky & Noah Hartman

Photographic Technology:                    Seventh Place:     Marissa Golgosky

Scientific Visualization (SciVis):           Third Place:     Jacob Griffith, Kody Nichi, Nikola Rakic, Chris Sittig & Zachery Vescio

System Control Technology:                Seventh Place:     Paul Folwarczny, Noah Hartman & Jesse Karshin

                                                                   Eighth Place:     Matt Eger, Robert Fisher & Joshua Johnston

Technology Bowl:                                   Fourth Place:     Alec Kanai, Preston Nguyen & Zachary Zern

Transportation Modeling:                     Third Place:     Zachary Dugan

Eighth Place:    Greg Miller

PA – Logo Design:                                  Fourth Place:    Matthew Corraini

                                                                  Seventh Place:  Justin Hietsch

                                                                  Ninth Place:       Paige Carlini

 

PA – VEX Robotics:                                Third Place:      Matthew Eger, Robert Fisher, Joshua Johnston, Bryce Underwood & Zachary Zern

                                                                  Eighth Place:    Noah Hartman, Jesse Karshin & Johnathan Munk

 

Sarah Alberts and Marissa Golgosky served as Voting Delegates, representing our local Ambridge Area Chapter at the annual business meeting and throughout the conference.

Mr. Dennis DeAngelis, Mrs. Kristin Holmes and Mr. Benjamin Holmes served as Co-advisors for the Ambridge

Area High School Chapter of TSA.

 
Brooklyn Kotula: Beaver County Times Athlete of the Week PDF Print E-mail
Written by Shawn Besong   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 16:15

Brooklyn Kotula isn’t following the exact footsteps of her mother. But just like her mom, she’s making a name for herself on the Ambridge sports scene.

In the late 1980s, Maria Morsillo Kotula starred on the track & field team. As a senior in ’89, she won the state shot put championship. Her throw of 46 feet, 1 inch set a Beaver County record that stood for 17 years.

Twenty-five years later, Maria’s daughter Brooklyn is making a name for herself in softball. Even though she’s a freshman, Brooklyn Kotula is the Bridgers’ starting third baseman. And she’s such a productive hitter that she bats clean-up.

“She’s a nice little player,” said coach Bubba Huwar. “She can play.”

In Huwar’s 14 seasons as coach, he’s never hesitated to start a freshman deserving of playing time. Ambridge has been lucky to have a girl or two almost every year who have been ready to play as ninth-graders. Shortstop Heather Mueller and pitcher Kelly Haslett, now juniors, were full-time starters as ninth-graders.

Mueller, who bats leadoff, has a .333 average so far for the 4-0 Bridgers.

Haslett, who bats third, is hitting .438.

But it’s Kotula who leads the team in hitting at .571.

Interestingly, both Kotula and Huwar used almost the exact same words to describe the freshman’s performance at the plate.

“She’s just pounding the crap out of the ball,” Huwar said.

“I was surprised when I got the chance to bat fourth,” Kotula said. “We have a lot of good hitters on our team, and any of them could be batting fourth instead of me. But I guess Bubba has confidence in me that I could hit. Things have been going great for our team and for me personally. I have been hitting the crap out of the ball.”

Last week, Ambridge took early control in Section 1-AAA with wins over Hopewell (7-6), Blackhawk (9-3) and Central Valley (9-3). On Saturday against CV, Haslett and Kotula led a 14-hit attack with three hits each.

“She hits the ball down and hard,” Huwar said. “She’s not a very big girl; she’s something like 5-foot-4 or 5-5. But she’s very athletic. She’s a well-conditioned athlete who works at the game. And she really knows the game.”

Just like her mother, who earned a track scholarship at Pitt, Kotula hopes to compete athletically at the next level. She hopes to play softball in college. But that’s way down the road.

Right now, this hot-shot freshman wants to carry on a proud family tradition at Ambridge.

 
March Students of the Month / Extra Effort Winners PDF Print E-mail
Written by Neil Tkatch   
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 10:32

The high school guidance office is proud to announce the March students of the month and extra effort winners as selected by the faculty and staff of Ambridge Area High School.

Students of the Month

9 - Alana Jula

10 - Noah Krokonko

11 - Isaiah Abercrombie

12 - Annessia Larrick

 

Extra Effort Winners

9 - Isaac Elliot

10 - Zahra Mahmood

11 - Sandy You

12 - Nick Martin

 
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