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Local roundup: Freeport hockey rolls past GCC

| Friday, March 1, 2013, 12:24 a.m.

Freeport's hockey team heads into its season finale with its PIHL Class A playoff positioning secure, but, as Thursday night's blowout win indicated, the Yellowjackets aren't easing up down the stretch.

With eight first-period goals, Freeport routed Greensburg Central Catholic, 12-1, at the Belmont Complex.

Devin Christy and Cole Hepler each had a hat trick, while Thomas Intrieri earned three assists for the Yellowjackets (16-4-1). Greg Newman also finished with three points (one goal, two assists).

Freeport held Greensburg Central Catholic (0-22) to four shots on goal, and Katie Hill earned the victory in net.

Freeport, which will receive the No. 3 seed in Class A, closes its regular-season schedule at Thomas Jefferson (13-8).

Quaker Valley 5, Kittanning 2 — Kittanning (13-8-1) trailed, 3-0, after two periods, but Christian Miller's goal cut the deficit midway through the third. Quaker Valley (22-0) answered with two goals scored 35 seconds apart.

Eli Johns also scored for Kittanning, and Cameron Langham made 38 saves.

Jonathan Pijar had 15 saves for the Quakers.

Swimming

WPIAL championships — Kittanning junior Morgan Joseph cut more than a second and a half from her 100-yard butterfly time at the University of Pittsburgh's Trees Pool during an event in which she finished eighth. The mark dropped from 1:01.97 to 1:00.25.

Joseph will compete again Friday in the 100 backstroke.

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