Tag: Freeport

Freeport coach Fred Soilis talks with Melaina DeZort during a game against Fox Chapel in December.
A-K Valley girls basketball teams jockeying for playoff position
February 1, 2023
It is crunch time with one week left in section play, and several girls basketball teams in the Alle-Kiski Valley have either safely secured their spot in one of the six WPIAL tournaments or are fighting to join the party over their final section games.

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Highlands’ Kalleigh Nerone scores against Freeport last season.
Highlands girls pull away from Freeport, clinch spot in playoffs
January 30, 2023
The Highlands girls basketball team knew a victory over rival Freeport in Monday’s Section 1-4A matchup would give it an official berth to the WPIAL playoffs.

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Freeport pitcher Sydney Selker delivers against Highlands on Friday, April 22, 2022, at Highlands High School.
Freeport ace wastes no time in committing to St. Francis (Pa.)
January 27, 2023
Sydney Selker has two more softball seasons to play at Freeport, but the Yellowjackets standout also is looking further down the road at an opportunity she’s wanted for a long time.

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Plum’s Megan Marston watches her shot over Franklin Regional’s Brooke Schirmer during their game on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, in Murrysville.
A-K Valley girls basketball notebook: Plum closes in on return to WPIAL playoffs
January 25, 2023
Plum’s girls basketball team has been on a roller-coaster ride throughout the 2022-23 season as it seeks to return to the WPIAL playoffs after missing out a year ago.

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Freeport’s Morgan Croney brings the ball upcourt during a game against Fox Chapel on Dec. 3, 2022, at Freeport.
Freeport girls basketball team working to make playoffs without injured senior Soilis
January 18, 2023
The Freeport girls basketball team has made the WPIAL playoffs six years in a row. But the Yellowjackets have some work to do to make it seven straight.

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Freeport’s Zach Clark (1) slashes through the Greensburg Salem defense for two points during the first half of Freeport’s victory Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at Greensburg Salem High School.
Freeport boys pull away for rout of Greensburg Salem
January 13, 2023
Freeport trailed host Greensburg Salem by a point at the end of the first quarter Friday night before the Yellowjackets erupted with back-to-back 25-point outbursts in the second and third and went on to bury the Golden Lions, 72-27, in a WPIAL Section 1-4A boys basketball game.

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Freeport’s Ava Soilis (right) is averaging 9.8 points this season.
A-K Valley girls basketball notebook: Status uncertain for Freeport’s Ava Soilis
January 11, 2023
Freeport senior guard Ava Soilis missed her team’s 55-36 nonsection victory over Riverview last Saturday after suffering a knee injury while battling for a rebound against Section 1-4A rival Highlands two days earlier.

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Highlands boys find right pace, win 10th straight meeting with Freeport
January 6, 2023
Fast, moderate or slow makes no difference to Highlands guard Cam Reigard.

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3 players score in double digits as Highlands girls hold off Freeport for 3rd straight win
January 5, 2023
The Highlands girls basketball team went three for three Thursday in a Section 1-4A matchup at Freeport.

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Obama Academy guard Naron Jackson (4) rises up for a jump shot as Freeport’s Dean Furer (0) and Gavin Glista defend during the first half of the Eagles’ loss to Freeport on Dec. 29, 2022, at Freeport Middle School.
After solid start, Freeport boys look to tighten up defensively for section games ahead
As the Freeport boys basketball team gets ready to dive into the heart of section play, second-year coach Sean Devinney is looking for a more consistent commitment to defense.

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