High school roundup for Sept. 3, 2022: Xander Lefebvre tosses 4 TD passes for Western Beaver
Saturday, September 3, 2022 | 11:08 PM
McGhee’s touchdown receptions were 58, 41, 89 and 3 yards. Tyson Florence rushed for 123 yards and a 66-yard score in the third quarter for the Golden Beavers. Sam Patton threw for 105 yards and a touchdown for Shenango.
Ambridge 6, Mt. Pleasant 0 – Will Gruca scored two goals and Evan Scheib recorded the shutout as Ambridge (2-1) defeated Mt. Pleasant (2-1) at the Ambridge Tournament. Anthony Powell, Caison Holland, Preston Korol and JJ Simms also scored for the Bridgers.
Belle Vernon 5, McKeesport 0 — At the Belle Vernon Tournament, Nathaniel Kikel scored four goals for the host team in its shutout over McKeesport (0-4). Trevor Kovatch added a goal and two assists for Belle Vernon (3-0).
Bentworth 4, Brownsville 0 — Jerzy Timlin recorded a hat trick and Ryan Moessner scored once for Bentworth (3-2) in a win over Brownsville (1-2) at the Fayette County Tournament. The Bearcats earned a split on the day, losing 4-0 to Laurel Highlands (2-1).
Burrell 5, Highlands 1 — Burrell (2-1) got five unanswered goals from five different players in its victory over Highlands (1-1) in the Highlands Tournament. Connor Kariotis, Jayson Ireland, Seth Trisoline, Calio Zanella and Adam Scheftic scored for the Bucs. Jesse Maloney scored for the Golden Rams.
Jeannette 10, Southmoreland 2 — Jordan Taylor had five goals and an assist to lead Jeannette (2-1) over Southmoreland (0-3) at the South Allegheny Tournament. Austin Emery added two goals and two assists while Shane Mickens chipped in two goals.
Seton LaSalle 4, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart 0 — Sal Pasquale, Jack Billick, Jack Lyons and Zach Reed had a goal apiece to help Seton LaSalle (1-1) blank Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (0-3) in nonsection action.
Shaler 13, Armstrong 0 — Trey Grazier recorded a hat trick as Shaler (2-1) rolled past Armstrong (0-2) at the Highlands Tournament. Josh Jashinski, Ethan Opiela and John Lamanna contributed two goals each for the Titans.
Springdale 8, Bishop Canevin 0 — Billy Lawrence had a hat trick, Brett Overly scored twice and Joe Wylly, Jackson Pribanic and John Duku added a goal to help Springdale (3-0) earn a win over Bishop Canevin (0-3) at the Avonworth Tournament.
Avonworth 5, Gateway 3 — Minah Syam scored twice and Fiona Mahan added a goal and an assist for tournament host Avonworth (2-0) in a win over Gateway (1-2). Ali Nau and Gianna Babusci had a goal each for the Antelopes.
Chartiers-Houston 2, Trinity 1 — Ava Capozzoli scored the game-winner in overtime to lead Chartiers-Houston to a nonsection win. Lexi Durkacs also scored for Chartiers-Houston (4-0). Abby Higgins scored for Trinity (0-2).
Ringgold 1, Hickory 0 — Senior midfielder Elizabeth Ryan scored the lone goal for the Rams (4-1) in the opening game of the Moe Rosensteel Memorial Kickoff Classic at Norwin. District 10 Hickory moved to 1-1.
Thomas Jefferson 1, Franklin Regional 0 — Olivia Supp scored for Thomas Jefferson in the 43rd minute and the Jaguars (4-0) held on to defeat Franklin Regional (2-1) in a matchup of talented Class 3A teams at the Moe Rosensteel Memorial Kickoff Classic at Norwin. Goalkeeper Abby Atkinson made a save on a penalty kick by Abby Paterline minutes before the goal was scored.
Waynesburg 5, Steel Valley 0 — Ashlyn Basinger had four goals and an assist to pace Waynesburg (3-0) in a win over Steel Valley (0-3) at the Baldwin tournament. Rylei Rastoka added a goal and an assist for the Raiders.
50th Marty Uher Invitational – Montour swept the boys and girls team titles in the Class 2A/A division at Cal (Pa.). The boys were led by fifth-place finisher Julian Kletz and the girls by second-place finisher Lakyn Schaltenbrand. Ringgold’s Ryan Pajak won the boys race in 16:05.14 and Uniontown’s Hope Trimmer won the girls race in 20:31.38.
In the Class 3A division, Butler’s Drew Griffth was the boys winner in 16:05.45 and University High (W. Va.) won the team title with five finishers in the top 10. Mt. Lebanon’s Logan St. John Kletter won the 3A girls race in 19:14.13, leading the Blue Devils to the team title. Mt. Lebanon’s Emma McGreevy finished sixth.
Gateway Invitational – Fox Chapel’s girls team dominated, placing four runners in the top 10, including winner Clara Kelley with a time of 22:40.61. Marin Airik finished third (25:12.53), Emily Harajda fourth (25:12.53) and Yuqi Zhou eighth (25:12.53) for Fox Chapel, which finished with 25 points, ahead of second place Baldwin (56 points) and third place Kiski Area (25:20.79). Sydney Heinack finished second for Kiski Area with a time of 22:53.74 while Paityn Blakley of Franklin Regional came in fifth place (24:30.35).
Fox Chapel also won the boys field with 51 points and three top-10 finishers, including Rowan Gwin, who placed second with a time of 18:07.20. Gateway’s Kefimba Cisse won the race with a time of 17:52.53. Riverview finished second with 55 points with Amberson Bauer (18:35.37) and Christopher Barnes (18:52.54) coming in third and fourth place.
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