Winter Sports 2017-2018 Wrapup

From Swimming, Bowling, and Hockey to basketball and volleyball, every team had a taste of regular season success from either individual highlights, team accomplishments, and sometimes both.

Winning relay team from WPIALs advanced to the state competition at Bucknell

 

Swimming: 11 swimmers competed in WPIAL regional and state competitions.
Karen Siddoway finished 2nd in the state after taking 1st for WPIAL.
Cooper Groll, Kaylee Madey, Nick Madey, Luke Tomczak and Luke Wagner also won at the regional and state level.
Junior Bree Nowka commented on the chemistry within this successful season, noting she enjoyed “Seeing the team bond”, which “really make the freshman feel welcome.”

Bowling: Boys highlight was Sam Wimer bowling a 278, but overall the “everybody set individual records and the boys team set team records, first time reaching playoffs.”

Reached first round of bowling playoffs, competing against 40 teams across the region at Wildlife Lanes in Lower Burrell.
Girls bowling included a match where the team won overall pins despite bowling shorthanded.

Hockey: Defeated North Catholic 5-1 while advancing to
semifinals, before losing 6-3. Junior defenseman Tyler Hunt encourages people to come to games and also to try out for next year’s team, as they are losing key seniors such as Marty Knuth and Drew Ronk. His personal highlight was “scoring from the blue line on a slapshot.”

Girls Basketball: Reached WPIAL quarterfinals, with junior Hayden Robinson scoring her 1,000’th point against Seton LaSalle on Thursday, February 8th.

Boys Basketball: Reached first round of WPIAL playoffs after a season highlighted by beating North Catholic at home in overtime.

Wrestling: Reached District Championship Quarterfinals:

Ryan Machirella maj. dec. Rashad Cherry (Summit Academy), 14-0

Anthony Mundorf dec. Cameron Heiser (Carlynton), 8-1

Mac Suto dec. Rutger Randall (Keystone Oaks), 6-3

Jake Barbabella dec. Joe Ayala (Valley), 6-4

Cheerleading: Junior Kali Adams noted “How hard students practice to get ready for games” and despite weather challenges, she said a personal highlight was “probably cheering at a football game that was so cold, but still seeing how many fans were there.”

What did we miss? Add highlights and positives in the comments below and we will update this column.

 

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