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High school notebook: Norwin, Penn-Trafford girls soccer set for high-stakes rematch
October 14, 2018
There always is something significant on the line when Penn-Trafford and Norwin play in girls soccer. The teams continue their intense rivalry Monday night when the Warriors (12-3, 10-2) visit Norwin (13-2, 11-0) at Knights Stadium. No. 1-ranked Norwin won the first game 4-2 as senior Kendyl Kranitz scored two

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A-K Valley lookahead for Week of Oct. 15, 2018
Monday Boys golf Burrell's Tiger Hubbard will aim for a top-22 finish and a trip to the state finals when he tees off at the PIAA Class AA Western Regional at Toms Run Golf Course. Hubbard, a senior, competed at the regionals as a sophomore and is coming off an

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Sewickley Academy, Quaker Valley boys golfers set for PIAA regional tournament
The PIAA Class AA Western Regional individual qualifier is Monday at Tom's Run Golf Course at Chestnut Ridge Resort in Blairsville, and Sewickley Academy and Quaker Valley own five of the 18 spots from the WPIAL. The 18-hole event begins at 9 a.m., and the top 22 finishers out of

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Alle-Kiski Valley high school notebook: Burrell’s Hubbard eyes PIAAs
October 13, 2018
Tiger Hubbard's first trip to the PIAA Western Regional boys golf championship ended with the Burrell golfer two shots shy of a trip to the state finals, and the senior thinks he can pinpoint the holes where it happened. andquot;The main issue I had was with my driver where the

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Westmoreland high school notebook: Greensburg Salem boys soccer in win-and-in scenario
Greensburg Salem's boys soccer playoff fate will come down to the last night of section play. The top four teams in each section go to the WPIAL postseason. The Golden Lions are tied for fourth place with Trinity at 6-5 and both teams play Tuesday night. Greensburg Salem hosts Laurel

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Burgettstown, Mohawk to square off in Class 2A showdown in Saturday’s 3 things to watch in high school sports
October 12, 2018
The game means nothing in the playoff picture or each team's chase for their respective conference crown. But it could be very big to the WPIAL steering committee when it comes time to put the Class 2A brackets together. It is homecoming at Burgettstown, and the Blue Devils will play

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Herald spotlight athlete: Fox Chapel’s Christian Fitch
Christian Fitch, a junior on the Fox Chapel cross country team, finished first at the Division II, Section 4 championships Oct. 4. He will attempt to qualify for the state meet for the third year in a row. andquot;I'm feeling confident heading into the playoffs,andquot; he said. andquot;I feel that

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A team manager for multiple sports at Brentwood, Thapa honored by homecoming crowning
Salina Thapa stepped from andquot;behind the scenesandquot; onto center stage Sept. 28 at Brentwood Stadium. Thapa, 17, was named 2018-19 homecoming queen at Brentwood at halftime of the Spartans' conference football game against South Side Beaver. She succeeded Jennifer Harmon, last year's homecoming queen. andquot;I was totally surprised when I

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Quaker Valley football faces former conference foe before final stretch in playoff chase
October 11, 2018
A 46-14 victory over Waynesburg Central last Friday lifted the Quaker Valley football team to third place in the Class 3A Tri-County West Conference standings. It was the Quakers' second straight win in conference play, and their 3-2 mark put them ahead of South Park (2-2), Central Valley (2-2) and

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Quaker Valley cross country teams to test mettle at MAC Championships
The Quaker Valley boys and girls cross country teams are set to return to competition Thursday at the annual Midwestern Athletic Conference (MAC) Championships at Brush Creek Park in North Sewickley Township. The Quakers will test their mettle with this pre-WPIAL meet and face 22 other schools. Zach Skolnekovich, a

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A-K Valley notebook: Freport’s Hunter has breakout performance
October 10, 2018
Ricky Hunter spent his first two seasons at Freeport behind Jake Sarver on the Yellowjackets' depth chart at kicker and punter, but the junior had a breakout performance in Friday's 14-10 win over Class 3A Big East rival Deer Lakes. With Freeport trailing by three points late in the fourth

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WPIAL team golf titles up for grabs in Thursday’s 3 things to watch in high school sports
Four champions will be crowned Thursday at the 2018 WPIAL team golf championships at Cedarbrook Golf Course in Rostraver. Six teams make up the championship field in boys Class AAA and AA. Four teams are in the girls finals in Class AAA and AA. In boys' Class AAA, Central Catholic,

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George Guido: Spanish influenza wreaked havoc with 1918 football season
October 9, 2018
It was the high school football season that pretty much wasn't. It was 1918. That season, Western Pennsylvania, the nation and much of the world was ravaged by the deadly Spanish influenza. At the time, the scholastic football season didn't begin until the final Friday of September. Three weeks of

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A-K Valley athletes of the week: Leechburg’s Brenna Callahan, Deer Lakes’ Michael Sullivan
Brenna Callahan School: Leechburg Class: Junior Sport: Volleyball Report card: In her first year as a starter, the 5-foot-9 Callahan has blossomed into a threat from her outside hitter position. She leads Leechburg (8-3, 7-3) in kills (95) through 11 matches. Callahan's tallied 64 digs, 29 aces and 137 service

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WPIAL Class AA girls team tennis bracket set
The WPIAL Class AA girls team tennis championship bracket was released Tuesday, and Sewickley Academy and Quaker Valley begin their title quests Thursday with first-round contests. The Panthers, the Section 4 champions with a 9-0 record, is the top seed and will host Southmoreland. The Quakers, runners-up to Beaver Area

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Franklin Regional’s Palmer Jackson, Latrobe’s Lexie Planinsek
Palmer Jackson School: Franklin Regional Sport: Golf Class: Senior Claim to fame: Jackson shot 76 to finish tied with Latrobe's Brady Pevarnik for third at the WPIAL Class 3A individual boys golf championship at Oakmont Country Club on Oct. 3. Central Catholic's Jimmy Meyers won the event with a round

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Trib HSSN athletes of the week: North Allegheny’s Caroline Wrigley, Keystone Oaks’ Dom Kimmerle
Dom Kimmerle School: Keystone Oaks Class: Senior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Kimmerle has been a stalwart in goal for the Golden Eagles this season. Kimmerle has manned the net during nine shutout victories, helping Keystone Oaks jump to a 12-0 record overall and 11-0 in Section 1-2A. Keystone Oaks

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QV ice hockey team hopes to bounce back from loss in opener
October 8, 2018
The Quaker Valley varsity ice hockey team hopes to bounce back from a close loss in its opener as it faces Shaler on Tuesday at 9 p.m. at Alpha Ice Complex in Harmarville. The Quakers fired off 40 shots against Moon on Oct. 1 but fell short on the scoreboard,

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WPIAL boys golf semifinals on tap in Tuesday’s 3 things to watch in high school sports
Last week, the WPIAL crowned Central Catholic's Jimmy Meyers and Riverside's Skyler Fox as 2018 Class AAA and AA individual boys golf champions, respectively. The title was the third straight for Fox, a junior. On Tuesday, the first step toward crowning boys golf team champions begins with the Class AAA

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Herald roundup: Shady Side Academy runners find success
In a multi-team boys cross country meet on Sept. 25, Shady Side Academy beat Deer Lakes, Burrell and Southmoreland but fell to Riverview, 18-41. SSA's Leo Lui finished fourth while teammates Adam Lauer and Brendan McLaughlin finished eighth and 10th respectively. The Indians are 7-1. On the girls side, Shady

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