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High school roundup: Kiski Area boys edge Franklin Regional for Section 1 title

Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review
Kiski Area's Zach Wilson (No. 22) and Tyler Nelson (No. 9) battle Franklin Regional's Jake Roberge (top) and Nick Bolkovac (No. 5) for a header during their WPIAL Class AAA Section 1 conference game at Franklin Regional's Panther Stadium on Oct. 15, 2012. Kiski Area won the section by defeating Franklin Regional, 4-2.

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Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, 10:04 p.m.

Kiski Area's Dakota Lange scored a hat trick to lead the Cavaliers to the Section 1-AAA title with a 4-2 win over host Franklin Regional on Monday night.

Both teams held a share of first place heading into the game.

Zach Wilson also scored for No. 5 Kiski Area (13-2-2, 10-1-1).

Jake Roberge and Danny McGrath each scored for Franklin Regional (11-3-2, 9-2-1).

North Allegheny 2, Norwin 1 — Ben Ziolkowski scored the game-winning goal in the 79th minute to give North Allegheny (10-3-3) a nonsection win.

Seneca Valley 4, Montour 2 — Anthony Crivelli scored all four goals — bringing his total to 15 this season — for Seneca Valley (13-4-1) in a nonsection win.

Hopewell 7, Freedom 3 — Jake Lauberdaugh scored three goals and added an assist for Hopewell (12-3, 11-1) in a Section 4-AA win.

Aquinas Academy 5, North Catholic 1 — Roman Solomand scored a pair of goals for Aquinas Academy (3-10-1) in its nonsection win.

Girls soccer

Greensburg Central Catholic 4, Penn-Trafford 0 — Malea Fabean scored a pair of goals for Class A No. 1 Greensburg Central Catholic in its nonsection win.

Fran Crouse and Italia Biondi scored the other two goals for the Centurions (14-1).

Peters Township 2, Norwin 1 — Olivia Roberson scored off Laurel Carpenter's corner kick in the 13th minute and notched the game-winner late in the second half to give Class AAA No. 1 Peters Township (16-1) a nonsection win. Sierra Zecchio scored the lone goal for Norwin (12-3-2).

Gateway 3, Hampton 1 — Carly Seneca scored two goals and recorded an assist for Gateway (15-3-1) in its nonsection win.

Amanda Spencer scored for Hampton (10-7-1).

Franklin Regional 2, Kiski Area 1 — Courtney Hanchey's second-half goal broke a 1-1 tie and put Franklin Regional (11-6) ahead for good in its Section 1-AAA win.

Jeannette 8, Monessen 1 — Sydney Pecoraro recorded a hat trick, and Brittaney Williams scored twice for Jeanette (4-11) in a nonsection win.

Valley 2, McKeesport 1 — Nadia Pitts and Taylor Kasavage each scored in the second half to lift Valley (3-15) to a nonsection win.

Mackenzie Bana made 10 saves for Valley.

Serra Catholic 9, Obama Academy 0 — Megan Seig recorded a hat trick, and goalkeeper Jessie Manfredi made five saves in her sixth shutout of the year for Serra Catholic (10-8) in its nonsection win.

Cross country

Ringgold sophomore Kirsten McMichael won her second Washington County Coaches Invitational title with a time of 19 minutes 48.20 seconds at Mingo Park. Burgettstown's Marco Bennett won on the boys side in 16:43.10, edging Washington's D'Heaven Kelley (16:53). The Canon-McMillan and Trinity girls squads tied for the Class AAA crown, while McGuffey won Class AA. On the boys side, Canon-McMillan won in AAA and Burgettstown in AA.

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