Three-sport athletes are nothing new, particularly at the small-school level, but it's also easy to say the numbers dwindle every year. For every Joby Lapkowicz at Carmichaels, there are five or six student-athletes who focus on one sport during the final years of high school.
Lapkowicz is enjoying an excellent senior year at Carmichaels - he was the starting quarterback, a starting guard and one of the WPIAL's top pitchers - as one of several standout three-sport athletes in the area. Guys like California's Ben Carson, Burgettstown's Sean Tunno and Tyler Lonchar, and Waynesburg's Nick Patton are among a handful who were instrumental to their respective teams.
Earlier this decade, California High School produced a long list of three-sport guys who won at everything. This week's All Points Bulletin is for one of them - former Trojans' standout Ryan Robinson.
Robinson was a featured running back on the football team and a guard/forward for a basketball team which made a run to the PIAA Class A quarterfinals. He also started in the outside for California's 2001 WPIAL Class A championship baseball team.
After graduation, Robinson was slated to join California University's football team.
Anyone knowing of Robinson's whereabouts is urged to contact the Varsity Letters.