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Panther Spotlight: Hess, Vera, Phillips impress as spring rolls in

Sophomore outfielder Kyle Hess is the team leader in hits (17), RBIs (18) and total bases (32).

By Ben Mankowski, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

Kyle Hess, Blaise Vera and Breanna Phillips all impressed for their respective Pitt sports teams over the past week.

What to watch for in Pitt sports this week

First-year guard Amber Brown attempts to push through Notre Dame’s defense.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 14, 2020

The upcoming week in Pitt sports boasts a packed slate, including two men’s basketball games, a top-10 battle involving the red-hot wrestling team and a chance for women’s basketball to steal a long-awaited road win.

Weekend Sports: Pitt track goes for gold

Senior first baseman Gabrielle Fredericks (pictured) and junior catcher Walker Barbee recorded the lone Panthers’ RBIs on the day.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019

While Brad Pitt’s acting has been perfect in all 71 movies he’s been in, the Panthers’ weekend had far more mixed results.

Weekend Sports: Baseball takes three in Kissimmee

The Baltimore Orioles selected junior pitcher Dan Hammer (18) in the 13th round of the MLB draft.

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

In a busy weekend for Pitt athletics, the baseball team stood out among the competition with three wins in four games at the Russmatt Central Florida Invitational.

Weekend Sports: Baseball, wrestling excel down south

Pitt gymnastics achieved its highest score this season on Friday night. It placed second against West Virginia University and Ball State, losing to West Virginia by less than half a point.

By Andrew Kelly, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

The weekend in Pitt sports saw the wrestling team close the regular season with a win over a ranked opponent and the baseball team sweep its tournament competition.

Pitt swimmers prepare for ACC Championships

At the championships this year, Valerie Daigneault will compete in three individual events, the 200-yard individual medley on the first day, either the 200-yard freestyle or the 100-yard backstroke on the second day and the 200-yard backstroke on the final day.

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

February 20, 2019

With several Pitt swimmers heading to the ACC Championships, head coach John Hargis has high hopes for success.

Record-setting Valerie Daigneault leads Pitt’s pool-dwellers

Junior Valerie Daigneault competes in the 100-yard fly at the Western PA Invite on Jan. 27.

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

November 14, 2018

In two and a half seasons at Pitt, Valerie Daigneault has broken six swim team records — four relay events and two solo events. She started this season undefeated through nine races.

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