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George Guido: A-K Valley playoff streak continues
October 30, 2018
Two Alle-Kiski Valley teams qualified for the WPIAL playoffs. Freeport clinched a Class 3A berth on Oct. 19, and Kiski Area slid in as the wild card from Class 5A, despite a loss to Armstrong. There has been at least one local school in the playoffs each year since 1960,

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A-K Valley athletes of the week: Knoch’s Sammy Jo Barnes, Riverview’s Mason Ochs
Sammy Jo Barnes School: Knoch Class: Junior Sport: Cross country Report card: Barnes punched her ticket to states a second time last week with her sixth-place finish at the WPIAL Class AA girls cross country championships at Cal (Pa.)'s Roadman Park. She trimmed 17 seconds off of last year's time,

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Greensburg Salem’s Mark Brown, Franklin Regional’s Aly Kindelberger
Mark Brown School: Greensburg Salem Sport: Cross Country Class: Senior Claim to fame: Brown captured the WPIAL Class AA cross country championship in 16 minutes, 52 seconds at Cal (Pa)'s Roadman Park last Thursday. Brown led Greensburg Salem to a team title, while fellow Golden Lion Cameron Binda finished second

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Trib HSSN athletes of the week: Mars’ Austin Rocke, Oakland Catholic’s Hannah Schupansky
Austin Rocke School: Mars Class: Junior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Rocke scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner with four minutes left in overtime, to lift the Planets to a 4-3 win over South Fayette in the Class AAA quarterfinals on Oct. 25. Rocke had an assist in

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WPIAL field hockey, volleyball playoffs continue in Tuesday’s 3 things to watch in high school sports
October 29, 2018
Will the golden runs of Penn-Trafford and Ellis School continue Tuesday in a pair of WPIAL field hockey championship matches Peters Township ended Pine-Richland's title run at one with a victory on Monday in the Class AAA finals. Now Latrobe in Class AA and Shady Side Academy in Class A

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WPIAL football playoff brackets to be released Monday evening
The Quaker Valley football team and every other WPIAL playoff qualifier in the six classifications will find out their first-round fates as the brackets are revealed Monday at 7 p.m. The Quakers finished the regular season 5-4 overall and 5-2 in the 3A Tri-County West Conference. Central Valley also finished

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A-K Valley lookahead for Week of Oct. 29, 2018
October 28, 2018
Monday Boys soccer: Deer Lakes will attempt to make it to Highmark Stadium for the first time as it takes on Section 2-AA rival Shady Side Academy in the WPIAL semifinals. The Lancers went 1-0-1 against the defending WPIAL champions during the regular season, but the 11th-seeded Indians upset North

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A-K Valley notebook: Rivalry games for Deer Lakes, Springdale boys soccer
October 27, 2018
The WPIAL boys soccer semifinals will have the feel of a section game for a pair of Alle-Kiski Valley teams. Class AA No. 2 Deer Lakes and Class A No. 5 Springdale will square off with section opponents in Monday's semifinal round, with the Lancers (17-0-1) taking on Section 2-AA

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Notebook: Thomas Jefferson volleyball earns No. 3 seed in playoffs
October 26, 2018
Notebook items from around the South Hills: andamp;#8226; Thomas Jefferson and Laurel Highlands tied for first place in Section 3-3A in girls volleyball this season, as the Jaguars won their seventh consecutive section title and ninth in 10 years. TJ and Laurel Highlands finished 13-1, followed by Elizabeth Forward (10-4)

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Sewickley sports roundup: Quaker Valley boys soccer advances
The WPIAL soccer playoffs got underway last week for teams from Quaker Valley and Sewickley Academy. In the boys playoffs, Class AA No. 1 Quaker Valley earned a pair of victories. After defeating Freeport in the opening round, 6-1, the Quakers earned a 4-1 victory over Mt. Pleasant. Franky Fernandez

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QV’s Wicker defends WPIAL cross country title
Quaker Valley junior Annie Wicker lived up to expectations and captured her second consecutive WPIAL Class AA girls cross country championship Thursday at Cal U (Pa.). She ran to a time of 19 minutes, 18 seconds, 28 seconds ahead of a field that included runner-up finisher Gionna Quarzo, a junior

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Bowling offers winter alternative for Hampton athletes
Looking to stay dry and close to home during the winter athletics season Give bowling a try. Bowling is not only a low-maintenance sport for males and females, but there can be collegiate financial benefits as well. Those reasons are why Hampton bowling coach Glen Thomas hopes he can increase

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Quaker Valley, Sewickley Academy runners set for WPIAL cross country championships
October 25, 2018
The WPIAL cross country championships are Thursday at Cal U (Pa.), and runners from Quaker Valley and Sewickley Academy are ready to test their mettle against the district's best. The Quakers will compete in the Class AA races, while the Panthers are in Class A. QV's Annie Wicker, Anna Cohen

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Matthew Haldukiewicz named Sewickley Academy athlete of the week
Matthew Haldukiewicz School: Sewickley Academy Sport: Hockey Class: Senior Claim to fame: Matthew Hajdukiewicz's most recent scoring spree came in seven-point fashion. The Sewickley Academy senior had four goals and three assists against Freeport, giving him 10 points through three games this season. A goal scorer at heart -- he'd

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WPIAL cross country championships part of 3 things to watch Thursday in high school sports
October 24, 2018
There will be three new champions crowned at the 2018 WPIAL boys cross country championships after three seniors took home gold a year ago. But that isn't the only new thing when it comes to Thursday's district finals event. After decades of holding the cross country meet at either Slippery

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Quaker Valley girls soccer to face No. 3 Deer Lakes
The No. 11 Quaker Valley girls soccer team continues its journey in the WPIAL Class AA playoffs Wednesday evening at 8 when it pays a visit to No. 3 Deer Lakes. The Quakers upended No. 6 Brownsville 1-0 in overtime Saturday in the first round at Belle Vernon. It was

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Dylan Moore named Quaker Valley athlete of the week
Dylan Moore School: Quaker Valley Sport: Football Class: Sophomore Claim to fame: Dylan Moore scored three touchdowns, each in unique fashion, to help lead Quaker Valley to its second consecutive playoff berth. He scored on a 2-yard touchdown run, a 36-yard interception return and a 59-yard kickoff return against Hopewell

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Alle-Kiski Valley Athletes of the Week: Kiski Are’s Reagan Frederick, Deer Lakes’ Nick Caro
October 23, 2018
Reagan Frederick School: Kiski Area Class: Junior Sport: Soccer Report card: Frederick caught fire at the right time for No. 7 Kiski Area (14-4, 11-3). A three-year starter, the forward scored twice in the Cavaliers' 4-0 win over No. 10 Plum in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Greensburg Salem’s Ethan Turnbull, GCC’s Tatum Gretz
Ethan Turnbull School: Greensburg Salem Sport: Soccer Class: Senior Claim to fame: Turnbull, who scored 10 goals this season, netted four goals to lead Greensburg Salem (8-9, 7-5) to a 5-2 win over Laurel Highlands in Section 3-3A action Oct. 16. With the win, the Golden Lions claimed fourth place

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Trib HSSN athletes of the week: Mt. Lebanon’s Patrick Anderson, Bentworth’s Jocelyn Timlin
Patrick Anderson School: Mt. Lebanon Class: Junior Sport: Cross Country Claim to fame: Anderson won the Tri-State Coaches Association cross country championships at Cal (Pa.) with a time of 16 minutes, 8.55 seconds, edging North Allegheny's Zach Kinne on Oct. 25. Anderson finished second at the The Legends Meet at

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