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Alle-Kiski Valley athletes of the week: Riverview’s Noah Black, Knoch’s Nevaeh Ewing
December 18, 2018
Noah Black School: Riverview Class: Senior Sport: Basketball Report card: Black has been white-hot for the red-hot Raiders, who are riding a three-game win streak. He paced Riverview's 3-0 start with double-digit scoring figures in every game, including a 23-point effort against Aquinas Academy. The 5-foot-9 guard leads the Raiders

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Ligonier Valley’s Marrek Paola, Jeannette’s Dymond Crawford
Marrek Paola School: Ligonier Valley Sport: Basketball Class: Senior Claim to fame: Paola scored 32 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to lead Ligonier Valley (4-1, 2-0) to a 78-57 win over Penns Manor in Heritage Conference action Dec. 11. Paola also scored 19 points in wins over Forest Hills and

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Sewickley Academy hockey rebounds from shutout loss
The Sewickley Academy hockey team got back on track Monday with its 7-5 win over Deer Lakes in a PIHL Class A game at Robert Morris University's Colonials Arena on Neville Island. The Panthers, now 6-5 overall and tied for fourth place in the North Division, bounced back from a

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Girls basketball: Sewickley Academy meets Rochester in key early-season section contest
December 17, 2018
The Sewickley Academy and Rochester girls basketball teams are two of three with 1-0 records in Section 1-1A, and the Panthers and Rams meet Monday evening at 7:30 at Rochester. Sewickley Academy, 3-1 overall, captured its section opener last Thursday with a 43-39 victory at Vincentian Academy. It won a

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A-K Valley H.S. lookahead: Week of Dec. 17-23
Monday Girls basketball andamp;#8226; Plum and Franklin Regional battled for the last playoff spot from their section down to the final day of the 2017-18 regular season, with Plum securing it. They'll meet in a Section 2-5A game at Franklin Regional, with Plum seeking to shake off a slow start

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A-K Valley bowling preview: Kiski Area boys hope to draw from experience
December 16, 2018
The postseason has a knack of exposing flaws. An up-and-coming Kiski Area boys bowling team confidently went into Lower Burrell's Wildlife Lanes last February for the 2018 Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League championships and experienced a first. With 20-plus lanes of high school bowlers competing for a championship, the sounds

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Sewickley Academy boys basketball team a part of The Clash II at Geneva College
December 15, 2018
The Sewickley Academy boys basketball team will be in action Saturday at 6 p.m. against Akron Coventry from Ohio in the first game of The Clash II event at Geneva College. Penn Hills, the 2018 WPIAL 6A champion, will take on Vincentian Academy in the second game at 7:30. After

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Quaker Valley’s Jackovic commits to play football at Army
December 14, 2018
A desire to do useful work influenced where Quaker Valley senior Ryan Jackovic will continue his football career next season. andquot;I decided to go to Army because it offers the best mix (of) an incredible education (and) big-time football,andquot; Jackovic said. andquot;Then, after graduation, getting the chance to serve this

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Quaker Valley bowlers taking aim at section championship
The Quaker Valley boys bowling team (2-0) looks forward to being among the best in the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League. The Quakers welcome back three rollers from a squad that earned the West Section title and qualified for the league championship tournament last season. Seniors Jaycob Meanor (446), Jasiah

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Shaler bowlers look to build on trip to regional tournament
December 13, 2018
Following his team's surprising run to the Western Regionals last season, Shaler Area girls bowling coach Shawn Pilyih had high expectations for the 2018-19 season. Then, in the first section match, the Titans presented a strong opening salvo. Shaler's girls opened section play two weeks ago with a 4-3 victory

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Quaker Valley swimming and diving teams set to begin season
The Quaker Valley/Sewickley Academy co-op boys and girls swimming and diving teams begin their 2018-19 seasons Thursday with a Section 2-AA meet against Beaver Falls at 4 p.m. at the Sewickley Valley YMCA. It will be the first chance to post WPIAL individual and relay qualifying marks. The swimming and

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A-K Valley high school notes: Burrell hockey hopes to repeat strong first half
December 12, 2018
Burrell began the second half of its PIHL Division II regular-season schedule Tuesday, and little changed from the first half of the year. The Bucs' 9-0 victory at McDowell marked their 11th in a row to begin the season, and most have come in lopsided fashion. All but three of

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Quaker Valley wrestling team begins section competition
The Quaker Valley wrestling team, fresh off five matches at the Hampton Dawg Duals, continues the early-season portion of its schedule Wednesday evening with its Class AA Section 2-2B opener against Carlynton at Quaker Valley High School. The varsity match is to begin at 7:30. The Quakers hope to make

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PIAA says ‘competitive fairness issues exist,’ but remains opposed to public/private split
The PIAA's message is clear: find another solution. In a letter to combative public school administrators, the PIAA Board of Directors reaffirmed its long-held position that public, charter and private schools cannot and should not be divided into separate playoffs. The board andquot;recognizes that competitive fairness issues exist but also

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A-K Valley athletes of the week: Fox Chapel’s Ryan Kerr and Deer Lakes’ Anna Solomon
December 11, 2018
Ryan Kerr School: Fox Chapel Class: Senior Sport: Basketball Report card: Kerr returned to the hardwood after sitting out last season because a dislocated ankle and put up a game-high 26 points in Fox Chapel's 68-59 upset of Class 6A No. 1 Pine-Richland in the Plum round-robin tournament. The 6-foot-2

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Bethel Park Athletic Hall of Fame to honor and induct Class of 2018
The Bethel Park Athletic Hall of Fame will induct seven new members Friday at halftime of the Black Hawks boys basketball game against Canon McMillan. The Class of 2018 is Ray Bedner (Class of 1995, baseball and football), Nick Bonaccorsi (Class of 2011, wrestling), Dean Gabey (Class of 1986, football

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George Guido: Mars’ Carmody reaches coaching milestone
Congratulations to Mars boys basketball coach Rob Carmody on his 300th career victory Saturday afternoon as the Planets routed Freeport, 94-47. Mars won both games at the Freeport Tip-off Tournament in decisive fashion. After a WPIAL title PIAA Class 5A runner-up finish last season, Carmody had three starters to replace

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Latrobe’s Reed Fenton, Southmoreland’s Maggie Moore
Reed Fenton School: Latrobe Sport: Basketball Class: Senior Claim to fame: Fenton, a Lehigh commit, scored 42 points and knocked down 10 3-pointers to lead Latrobe (2-0) to a 90-70 win over Altoona at the Canon-McMillan tournament Friday. He added 23 points in a 72-20 win over Canon-McMillan on Saturday.

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Quaker Valley boys basketball hopes to remain undefeated
The Quaker Valley boys basketball team, after dominant victories over Brashear and Vincentian Academy at the season-opening Moon tournament, continues its early-season run at home Tuesday against 5A Albert Gallatin. Last year's WPIAL 4A runner-up and state semifinalist also will host District 10's Wilmington on Friday before its Section 2

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Moon, North Allegheny rugby players invited to All-American winter camp
December 10, 2018
Three members of the West Pittsburgh Foxes Rugby Club are getting a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Moon senior Isabella Sinatra, Moon junior Sofia Mancini and North Allegheny sophomore Makenna Tuman have been invited to the USA Rugby Girls High School All-American Winter Camp Dec. 27-31 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in

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