Tag: Hopewell

Frazier’s Lawrence among top wrestlers returning in WPIAL Class AA
December 5, 2018
Returning PIAA Class AA champion Thayne Lawrence, Frazier (30-2 last season) andamp;#8226; The junior is a two-time WPIAL champion and won the 152-pound title. His career record is 67-8. Returning PIAA Class AA placewinners Christian Clutter, McGuffey (47-6) andamp;#8226; The senior has a 119-23 career record, was the WPIAL 170-pound

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WPIAL Class AA preseason wrestling rankings
WPIAL Class AA preseason team rankings Rank, team, last season's record 1. Burrell, 13-7 andamp;#8226; The Bucs return 11 starters and have won 12 consecutive WPIAL titles. They are the team to beat until someone defeats them. 2. Freedom, 11-6 andamp;#8226; The Bulldogs reached the semifinals and finished fourth in

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Several wrestlers return after reaching PIAA Class AAA tournament
December 4, 2018
Returning PIAA Class AAA champions Alejandro Herrera, Seneca Valley (46-8 last season) The sophomore won the 106-pound state title and placed second in the WPIAL. Sam Hillegas, North Hills (32-1) The junior is a two-time PIAA champion, winning the 126-pound title in 2018. He has a 85-1 career record. Ryan

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AD Ryan Matsook seeks football coach who’ll unite Western Beaver, Lincoln Park
December 3, 2018
Western Beaver needs a new football coach and there's a state-title winner already working in the district. A cooperative agreement with Lincoln Park makes the job more attractive, said athletic director/vice principal Ryan Matsook, but no, he's not a candidate. andquot;That's been the hot topic of discussion,andquot; Matsook said with

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PIAA football playoffs: 30 years in 30 days — Hopewell runs to title in ’02
November 22, 2018
The PIAA had been hosting state playoffs in all but one fall high school sport since 1976. Soccer, volleyball, tennis, golf, cross country and field hockey all crowned state champions once the district playoffs concluded. The lone exception to the fall state playoff slate was high school football. It wasn't

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Tri-County West all-conference: Aliquippa’s Devonshire, Moreland earn MVP honors
November 18, 2018
Aliquippa teammates MJ Devonshire and Solvauhn Moreland, two-way standouts for the WPIAL champion, swept conference MVP honors in the Tri-County West. Devonshire earned the award for offense, Moreland was named the top defender and each received first-team all-conference recognition on both sides of the ball. In all, the Quips earned

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WPIAL top 10: Longest playoff droughts
November 14, 2018
Pining for the playoffs With Mohawk, Canon-McMillan and West Greene recently ending WPIAL playoff droughts, here are the schools that haven't been to the postseason lately: School, Last appearance 1. Southmoreland, 1979 2. Leechburg, 1988 3. Brownsville, 2000 4. Carlynton, 2001 5. Albert Gallatin, 2005 6. Uniontown, 2009 7. Ellwood

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PIAA girls soccer matchups finalized
November 4, 2018
The WPIAL girls soccer champions and other state qualifiers from the WPIAL have been determined, and those teams are set for what they hope are successful journeys in the PIAA playoffs that begin Tuesday at sites all throughout the state. Sixteen teams are ready for first-round matchups in each of

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Freshman Ozimek nets 1st varsity goal to give South Park girls their 5th WPIAL title
November 3, 2018
Never let it be said that Nora Ozimek doesn't have a flair for the dramatic. A freshman midfielder, Ozimek had been waiting all season to score her first goal for the South Park girls soccer team. She couldn't have picked a better time. Ozimek buried a goal from just beyond

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South Park, Hopewell set to face off in WPIAL Class AA girls soccer final
November 1, 2018
Girls soccer WPIAL championship game Class AA No. 1 South Park (18-2) vs. No. 2 Hopewell (15-1-1) 8 p.m. Friday, Highmark Stadium Coaches: Shelly Thropp, South Park; Bill Pfeifer, Hopewell Players to watch: Haleigh Finale, Jr., F, South Park; Raychel Speicher, Jr., F, Hopewell Corner kicks: Hopewell is riding a

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