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.
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.
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments â either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.