Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Recruiting frenzy

Anyone reading the Wednesday sports section of the Observer-Reporter may have noticed two stories on local athletes headed to Division I programs to play sports.

Peters Township's Greg Weimer will play soccer at Virginia Tech.

Chartiers-Houston's Karlyn Timko will play tennis at Marshall.

Weimer and Timko are part of a flurry of local recruiting activity of late. A few posters enjoy knocking the state of area high school football, but there's no denying Washington and Greene counties are supplying Division I teams with student-athletes.

Other recent recruits include:

Canon-McMillan Mike Hull, a junior who committed to Penn State for football;

Ringgold pitcher Corey Young, who will play at Lafayette;

Carmichaels infielder Chuck Gasti (Cleveland State);

Canon-McMillan infielder Matt Pierpont (Winthrop);

Canon-McMillan girls soccer player Taylor Schram (Penn State);

McMurray resident and former Peters Township tennis players Alison Riske (Vanderbilt);

Waynesburg golfer Rachel Rohanna (Ohio State);

Peters Township basketball player Emily Correal (William & Mary);

Wash High girls basketball player Jocelyn Floyd (Duquesne);

and Ringgold girls basketball player Emily Schartner (New Jersey Institute of Technology).

It's an impressive list, one that does not include a pair of Division II recruits in Carmichaels' Joby Lapkowicz (Slippery Rock, baseball) and Beth-Center's Ryne Niemiec (Cal U, basketball).


Anonymous said...

This is just great to see so many fine athletes in the area doing well.

It just shows it can be done!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Mike where is RJ Brownlee from Ringgold? He was one heck of a basketball player.

VCTMbrian said...

Go Hokies!

Anonymous said...

hey mike, any other recruits do you see signing soon?

I still like to know where the 3 baseball kids from trinity are going? Havent heard anything about them

mike_kovak said...

Not sure about the whereabouts of Brownlee.

As for the baseball players from Trinity, I haven't heard anything on the front either.

Anonymous said...

R.J. is at a christian prep school in the D.C. area.