Reunion for Burrell girls basketball coach

| Monday, Dec. 19, 2011

Burrell girls basketball coach Meghan Ziemianski will reunite with her former players when the Bucs visit Highlands at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Ziemianski coached Highlands the past four years and didn't miss the playoffs. Her first Burrell team is off to a 4-0 start.

Ziemianski isn't putting extra pressure on herself or her players. If nothing else, the pressure's off.

"(Highlands coach Ron Lang) is a good friend of mine," she said. "We all plan to go out to dinner afterwards. It'll be more fun than anything."

The game originally was scheduled for Wednesday but was postponed because Highlands had several girls sidelined with illness or injury.

Local slant

A local player helped The Kiski School boys basketball team to a 10-2 start.

Jason Sebak, a 6-foot-1 junior, is the starting point guard. He had 15 points and 10 assists in a win over Summit Academy. He attended Kiski Area for a year as a freshman.

Benson 1, Greiser 0

Former Valley basketball coaches Vern Benson and Wayne Greiser squared off for the first time Friday, and Benson's East Allegheny boys won, 58-55, over Greiser's Yough team.

Greiser was Benson's assistant for three years before the two went separate ways two years ago. Benson was an assistant for WPIAL Class AAAA champion Gateway last season.

Andring an all-star

Greensburg Central Catholic senior football player Tyler Andring, an Apollo resident, was chosen to play for the Pittsburgh Super 60 all-star team, which will play a team from Cleveland.

Andring, a 6-3, 240-pound tight end/defensive end, had a team-high nine sacks this season and also was the punter. He averaged 39 yards per kick.

Kenyon and college

Knoch quarterback Ky Kenyon is getting some interest from Football Championship Subdivision programs St. Francis (Pa.), Duquesne and Robert Morris. Most want him as an "athlete" and don't have firm plans.

Former Highlands star Jeff Sinclair, who plays quarterback at RMU, faced the same hurdles.

"It would be great to play behind him and maybe replace him one day," Kenyon said. "He was a great player."

Kenyon is still basking in his team's run to the WPIAL Class AAA championship game. Knoch lost, 42-14, to Montour to finish 12-1.

"This season is hard to put into words," he said. "When we were younger, we talked about getting to Heinz Field when we were seniors. We weren't being cocky; we just thought we could do it."

Around the Valley

Cheswick Christian boys basketball coach Todd Rosio needs one win to reach 250 in his career. ... Senior guard Karleigh Weichler hopes to return to the Plum girls basketball team Tuesday at Knoch. Weichler, a Division II Lake Erie recruit, tweaked a knee in Friday's win at Fox Chapel and missed Saturday's game at Valley.

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