Sports

Trinity Christian School Varsity Track and Field at WPIAL Individual Championships Today, Wednesday, May 19

A few of our schools belong to several sport leagues–different ones for different sports. For Track and Field, many of our junior highs and senior highs belong to SWCAC. However, Trinity Christian School belongs to WPIAL. WPIAL is the biggest league in Western Pennsylvania and the one that is a part of the PIAA, the biggest league in all of Pennsylvania.

Trinity Christian School competes in WPIAL against public schools and a few other private schools.

In Track and Field, Trinity joins Clairton, East Allegheny, Neighborhood Academy, Riverview, Shady Side Academy, and Springdale to make up the AA Section 4.

For Individual Championships, WPIAL accepts the top 16 players from each section in each event. The Trinity students who are in that top 16 and who are competing in the WPIAL Individual Championships today are as follows:

  • 100m  Michael Ifidon
  • 400m Joshua Maurer
  • 4X800m Relay (Anderson Beck, Zeke Sams, Nathan Fu, Benjamin Gaunt, Alt: Tommy Nelson)
  • Discus Brett White

    These athletes have been coached by veteran coaches David Jones and Jim Hommes, and assistant coach and TCS alum, Noah Smith. You can find these Championship-attending athletes listed in the WPIAL Track and Field Digital Program. And you can follow the scores live here! For more information about the Championships, start here!

    Greater Pittsburgh Christian Schools Network is extremely proud of these young athletes and we wish them all the fun and success today!



One newsworthy note about one of those Championship goers: This year against Shade Side Academy, Senior Brett White not only took first place by throwing the discus 135’03.00,” but also broke his own school record by 23 feet.
Thanks to TCS for the graphic!


2021 Mini Meet at Beaver County Christian School

On Monday, May 17, Beaver County Christian School hosted a track mini meet at Geneva College with four middle school teams: Beaver County Christian School, Trinity Christian School, Redeemer Lutheran School, and Rhema Christian School. The weather was perfect and the runners and fielders were on their game!

For Boys, the two Greater Pittsburgh Christian Schools Network teams placed first and second: Beaver County Christian School took first place and Trinity Christian School took second!
For Girls, Rhema took first place and Beaver County Christian School took second!


Some highlights:

First place in the girls 1600 (that’s a mile!) was Trinity Christian School’s Eilidh Edgar, whose time was 6:23.84!
Second place went to Alyson Stepp from Rhema (6:34.65).
Also placing from GPCSN, Beaver County Christian School’s Ella Michalik took third with 6:40.91 and Joy Detrow took fifth.
Our girls had a great race!

For the Boys 1600, Beaver County Christian School had an amazing showing! First, second, and sixth places all went to BCCS brothers, first place Eli Bosch (who ran a mile in 5:35.86!), second place Ty Bosch who ran his mile in 5:40.44, and sixth place Jonah Bosch who came in at 6:18.78! BCCS had one more runner placing, Rocco Desarbo in fourth at 5:48.43.

Trinity Christian School also placed in the Boys 1600. Tobey Brown came in third at 5:41.00 and Silas Bolen came in fifth at 6:18.71!



You’ll also see a lot of Greater Pittsburgh Christian Schools Network Representation in the hurdles:

MS GIRLS 30″
lanetimeplacename
1
2
320.752Rachel Baird (BCCS)
420.531Ella Michalik (BCCS)
521.564Millie Francona (BCCS)
623.94Anika Van Wyk (RLS)
722.756Tabby Hogan (Rhema)
MS GIRLS 30″
lanetimeplacename
1
2
322.91Anna Witterman(BCCS)
421.785Alaina Desarbo(BCCS)
5Sydney Vescio(BCCS)
621.473Mimi Chamberlain(Rhema)
MS BOYS 30″
lanetimeplacename
122.314Jonah Bosch (BCCS)
231.00Luke Volger (TCS)
329.81Jake Miller (TCS)
421.753Ty Bosch (BCCS)
520.311Eli Bosch (BCCS)
621.372Luke Schellhase (TCS)
723.255Isaiah Galvas (TCS)
824.226Kian Wilsey (BCCS)

The other GPCSN first and second places of the day:

100m Girls
Rachel Baird (BCCS) took second place with a time of 13.93

100m Boys
Robert McMahan (BCCS) took first place with a time of 13.05
Nahum Fu (TCS) took second place with a time of 13.94

4x100m Boys
BCCS (Rocco, Tyler, Nolan, Robert) took first place with a time of 55.72

400m Girls
Zephaniah Scott (TCS) took first place with a time of 1:03.69
Eilidh Edgar (TCS) took second place with a time of 1:08.62
400m Boys
Nolan McKinney (BCCS) took first place with a time of 1:03.66
Luke Kost (TCS) took second place with a time of 1:05.69
800m Girls
Elilidh Edgar (TCS) took first place with a time of 3.01.69
800m Boys
Rocco Desarbo (BCCS) took first place with a time of 2:37.21
Eli Bosch (BCCS) took second place with a time of 2:41.50
200m Girls
Zephaniah Scott (TCS) took first place with a time of 28.10
200m Boys
Robert McMahan (BCCS) took first place with a time of 27.16
Liam Birchler (BCCS) took second place with a time of 30.07

4x400m Relay Boys
Silas Bolen, Tobey Brown, Isaiah Galvas, and Luke Kost (TCS) took first
BCCS took second

SMR: 100/100/200/400 Girls
BCCS Girls took first with a time of 2:14.93
SMR: 100/100/200/400 Boys
BCCS (Rocco, Tyler, Nolan, Robert) took first with a time of 2:08.84
BCCS (Liam, Eli, Ethan, Josiah) took second with a time of 2:11.50
Triple Jump Girls
Julia McChesney (BCCS) took first
Ella Michalik (BCCS) took second
Triple Jump Boys
Robert McMahan (BCCS) took first
Andrew Kickasdola (BCCS) took second

Long Jump Boys
Robert McMahan (BCCS)took first
Liam Birchler (BCCS) took second

Discus Boys
Mike Lanigan (BCCS) took second

Shot Put Boys
Nolan McKinney (BCCS) took second

TurboJav Boys
Nolan McKinney (BCCS) took first
Mike Lanigan (BCCS) took second


There’s one more big invitational coming up on Saturday, May 22, where these two schools (as well as Cheswick Christian Academy) will face each other again! Have fun at the NCSAA Track and Field Championship!

*Stats from Beaver County Christian School Athletic Director

2021 SWCAC Invitational Results and Record Breakers

SWCAC sent our athletic directors a wrap up from the invitational on Tuesday, May 11 at Geneva College.
Beaver County Christian School had five record breakers and Trinity Christian School had one as well!
See here for all the results!

New Records Set:

Junior High Girls
100m Hurdles-Lara DeFazio, Rhema 13.68
400m Relay-Rhema 1:00.31
1600m Relay-Rhema 5:03.78
Long Jump-Lara DeFazio, Rhema 15’1″
High Jump-Lara DeFazio, Rhema 4’6″ tied Piper MacFarland
Shot Put-Ruth Bartley, Plants and Pillars 32′ 3.5″
Discus-Juila McChesney, Beaver County Christian School 64″


High School Girls
100m Hurdles-Aubrey Rorick, Plants and Pillars 17.52
1600m-Jenna Hartman, Plants and Pillars 6:11.31
Sprint Medley-Beaver County Christian School 2:14.19
3200m-Jenna Hartman, Plants and Pillars 14:00.29
1600m relay-Plants and Pillars 5:09.43
800m-Jenna Hartman, Plants and Pillars 2:48.56
Triple Jump, Ann Marie Jerome, Plants and Pillars 30’5″
High Jump-Emma Shashura, Calvary Chapel 4’6″
Discus-Hannah Mastro, Robinson Twp. 83’3″


Junior High Boys
110m Hurdles-Nathaniel Smauss, Robinson Twp. 18.88
1600m-Tobey Brown, Trinity Christian School 5:46
400m Relay-Plants and Pillars 54.35
800m-Rocco DeSarbo Beaver County Christian School 2:36.05
1600m Relay-Plants and Pillars 4:31.66
High Jump-Rocco DeSarbo, Beaver County Christian School 5′


High School Boys
110m Hurdles-Aiden Rorick, Plants and Pillars 16.75
1600m-Amos Ramsey, Plants and Pillars 4:44.65
400m-Amos Ramsey, Plants and Pillars 53.19
300m Hurdles Aiden Rorick, Plants and Pillars 46.26
800m Amos Ramsey, Plants and Pillars 2:10.09
3200m- Julian Kroger, Beaver County Christian School 11:50.55
1600m relay-Plants and Pillars 3:55.66
Triple Jump-Amos Ramsey, Plants and Pillars 37’4.5″
High Jump-Aiden Rorick, Plants and Pillars 6′
Discus-Jadon Ruby Calvary Chapel 110″

GPCSN Represented at the 14th Annual Robinson Township Christian School Invite

Cheswick Christian Academy, Beaver County Christian School, and Trinity Christian School faced each other and several other schools at the first big invitational of the season on May 1, 2021.

See here for the results! These teams hope to meet each other again a few more times this Spring!

Notable news for GPCSN: Beaver County Christian School middle school boys took first place in that division! And their high school girls took second place that division!

Trinity Christian School at Beaver County Christian School SWPAA Girls Semifinals

Wednesday March 3, 2021 at BCCS’s Steve Warden Gym.

#4 Trinity Christian School will face #1 Beaver County Christian School at 7pm. BCCS is undefeated in league play and hoping to stay that way–and Trinity is ready for a fight! It should be a great game! Tickets are $5 and available at the door, or you can watch the livestream here!

Tonight’s winner moves on to the SWPAA Girls Championship on Friday at 5pm at Cornerstone Christian Preparatory Academy!

2020-2021 SWPAA All-League Selections

Trinity Christian School and Beaver County Christian School players have made it to the All-League Selections!
Every year the coaches vote on the top 12 players in the league. Below are this year’s SWPAA Girls and Boys All-League Selections. Each player will receive a medal recognizing their accomplishments. Congratulations!

GIRLS
Emma Shashura, Calvary Chapel 49 points MVP
Brooke Morgan, Beaver County Christian 47
Hannah Calderar, Nazareth Prep 41
Morgan Kost, Trinity Christian 36
Courtney Wilson, Hillcrest Christian Academy 31
Felicity Bryant, Hillcrest Christian Academy 28
Janai Green, Propel-Montour 27
LaRae Butler, Nazareth Prep. 25
Olivia DeSarbo, Beaver County Christian 25
Kahrijah Washington, Propel-Montour 20
Hannah Cramer, Calvary Chapel 16
Jonna Oree, Nazareth Prep 11

BOYS
Sam Fabian, Hillcrest Christian Academy 46 Points MVP
Jesse Van Wyk, Redeemer Lutheran School 43
D’Andre Cole, Calvary Chapel 35
David Blackburn, Trinity Christian 32
Aaron Powers, Hillcrest Christian Academy 32
Christian Loewe, Redeemer Lutheran School 22
Keith Merritt, Trinity Christian School 18
Clay Dean, Calvary Chapel 14
Grant Witterman, Beaver County Christian 12
Nathan Flick, Beaver County Christian 11

GPCSN Basketball Teams Standings 2020-2021

A few Greater Pittsburgh Christian Schools Network schools play basketball in the SWCAC league. Here’s a list of links to follow the team standings:

Beaver County Christian School

Beaver County Christian School Varsity Boys are in the SW PA Athletic Alliance Boys Basketball Division
Beaver County Christian School Varsity Girls are in the SW PA Athletic Alliance Girls Basketball Division
Beaver County Christian School Middle School Boys are in the Middle School Tri-County Boys Division
Beaver County Christian School Middle school Girls are in the Middle School Tri-County Girls Division

Cheswick Christian Academy

Cheswick Christian Academy Varsity Girls are in the Greater Pittsburgh Girls Basketball Division
Cheswick Christian Academy Varsity Boys are in the Greater Pittsburgh Boys Basketball Division
Cheswick Christian Academy Middle School Boys are in the Middle School Greater Pittsburgh Boys Division

Trinity Christian School

Trinity Christian School Varsity Boys are in the SW PA Athletic Alliance Boys Basketball Division
Trinity Christian School Varsity Girls are in the SW PA Athletic Alliance Girls Basketball Division
Trinity Christian School Middle School Boys are in the Middle School Greater Pittsburgh Boys Division
Trinity Christian School Middle School Girls are in the Middle School Greater Pittsburgh Girls Division


2020-2021 GPCSN Basketball Season

ball on hoop

After a month’s delay required by the governor in December (words I never hope to type again!), basketball season is in full swing for a few of our schools!

A breakdown of our teams:

Beaver County Christian School Eagles


Beaver County Christian School has a brand new STUNNING gym!
Here’s where to find info on BCCS’s Varsity Boys team.
Here’s where to find info on BCCS’s Varsity Girls team.
BCCS also has Middle School Boys and Girls teams and teams for 4th-5th Grade.

Beaver County Christian School’s new gym, the Steve Warden Gymnasium


Cheswick Christian Academy Chargers


Here’s Cheswick Christian Academy’s complete schedule.
And here is Cheswick’s basketball webpage for more info!
Cheswick Chargers Varsity teams have both been written about in the Tribune Review this season!
Cheswick has Varsity Boys and Girls teams and a Middle School Boys team.


Cheswick Varsity Boy Chargers beat Trinity Falcons on January 21, 2021

Trinity Christian School Falcons


Here’s Trinity Christian School’s Athletics Website with basketball scores and schedules and more!
Trinity streams their home games on their Facebook page.
Trinity has Varsity Boys and Girls teams, Middle School Boys and Girls teams, a 5-6th Grade team, and a 4th Grade team.

Trinity Christian School Falcons hosted Beaver County Christian School Eagles on January 27, 2021

Cheswick Christian Academy Chargers In The News

It’s great to see our schools recognized in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review!

Don’t miss this article in the Tribune Review about Cheswick’s Boys Varsity team under the leadership of Coach Rosio in his 27th Season as coach of the Chargers!

And this article about Cheswick Christian Academy Girls Varsity Basketball team with new coach Jacque Willis taking over the helm last year for longtime Coach Clinton Blazevich. (Facebook friends of GPCSN might remember praying together for Coach Blazevich last spring!)