High school notebook: Kiski Area's Robison offers tributes
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Kiski Area basketball player Adam Robison stands out for various reasons.
The 6-foot-4 senior plays a rare position as the main “distributor,” as he calls it, in the Cavaliers' weaving, half-court offense.
But he's also noticeable because of his bright-pink shoes and socks. Robison wears the color in honor of his grandmother, who is battling cancer.
He also has “Jenna” written on one shoe, and the number 2 on the other, in honor of Jenna Prusia, the Kiski Area volleyball player killed in a sled-riding accident in December.
“I dedicated this season to her,” Robison said. “She's our team's guardian angel.”
Springdale senior running back/linebacker Sean Dugan is still on the recruiting trail. Dugan, who rushed for more than 4,000 career yards, plans to visit Millersville and Gannon, and said he hasn't ruled out a walk-on opportunity with Liberty, where his brother, Colin, is a strength and conditioning coach.
Dugan was the Valley News Dispatch Defensive Player of the Year this past season.
Deer Lakes' girls basketball team finally avenged a pair of recent playoff losses to Jeannette. The Lancers, ranked No. 4 in Class AA, rolled past then-No. 4 Jeannette, 76-56, last week. Senior guard Becca Babincak scored a career-high 30 points. Jeannette star Ciara Gregory, the WPIAL's top scorer this season, had 32.
Jeannette defeated Deer Lakes, 55-32, in the first round in 2010, and knocked out the Lancers in the quarterfinals, 50-48, in 2011.
And while on the subject of rematches, Deer Lakes (17-2, 8-1) will get another shot at Section 1-AA leading Burrell (18-2, 9-0) when the teams square off Thursday night in West Deer.
Burrell won the first meeting, 47-32.
Burrell, ranked No. 2 in Class AA, and No. 4 Deer Lakes have been two of the top defensive teams in the WPIAL. Deer Lakes can force a share of the Section 1-AA title with a win.
Glendenning to UPB
Kiski Area baseball player Troy Glendenning has given a verbal commitment to Pitt-Bradford. A senior first baseman, Glendenning hit a team-best .411 with 23 hits, 16 runs, three home runs and 20 RBI last season.
Bill Beckner Jr. is the Local Sports Editor of the Valley News Dispatch. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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