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All-state, All-WPIAL teams released

The all-state and All-WPIAL boys and girls soccer teams have been released, and Springdale has been recognized for an outstanding year.

From the girls team, which won the WPIAL Class AA title and finished second in the state, senior forward Brittany Loveland and senior midfielder Alexa Sarsfield were named all-state and All-WPIAL.

The other local girls named All-WPIAL were Springdale's Sabrina Adams (Sr., GK), Ally Overly (Jr., MF), Casey Overly (Sr., MF) and Cayley Perrett (Sr., F), Deer Lakes' Paige Prato (Sr., F), and Fox Chapel's Jenny Hall (Sr., MF).

In local boys soccer, Fox Chapel senior forwards Kevin McKamish and Thad Madzelonka earned all-state and All-WPIAL recognition.

The All-WPIAL picks from the Springdale boys team that finished as WPIAL Class A runner-up were Ryan Francis (Jr., MF), Bryan Weimerskirch (Jr., F), and Evan Winklmann (Sr., D). The other local All-WPIAL selections were Burrell's Chad Trozzi (Sr., F), Kiski Area's Austin Lange (Jr., F), Knoch's Kevin Wood (Sr., F), and Plum's Jason Barbarino (Sr., GK) and Lou Ferragonio (Jr., D).

• Kittanning's hockey team has been dominating opponents this season after dropping from Class AA to Class A. The Wildcats are 5-0 and have out-scored their opponents, 57-14. They have won each game by at least four goals.

• Defending PIHL Open Class champion Ford City has found its groove on the ice after a rough 1-3 start. The Sabers have won their past four contests and are 5-3.

DIGITS

17 — Days until the start of the WPIAL regular season for boys and girls basketball, gymnastics, boys and girls swimming, and wrestling on Dec. 11. Rifle starts four days earlier on Dec. 7.

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