High school roundup: QV hockey team locks up No. 1 playoff seed
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The Quaker Valley hockey team will head into the PIHL Penguins Cup playoffs as the top seed in Class A.
With victories last week over Mars, 4-0, and Serra Catholic, 6-3, the Quakers (19-0) solidified their hold on the top spot. The team has a seven-point lead over second-place Mars with just three games remaining.
Senior Ryan Dickson led the way in the Quakers' victory over Mars on Feb. 12, scoring two goals and recording two assists.
Junior defenseman Ryan Lottes added a goal and three assists, and sophomore Parker Sherry stopped 22 shots to record the shutout.
Against Serra Catholic, junior Jimmy Perkins scored Quaker Valley's first four goals of the game and the Quakers overcame a 2-1 deficit in the second period for the victory.
Sewickley Academy's hockey team moved above .500 on the season with a 7-1 victory over Western Reserve Academy on Feb. 11 at Robert Morris' Island Sports Center.
The Panthers (5-4, 5-3) will play Kiski School in the Independent School Hockey League semifinals Saturday at Shady Side Academy. The teams split their two meetings earlier this season, with Kiski School winning, 7-4, on Jan. 9 and Sewickley winning the rematch by a 3-2 score Jan. 30.
After sitting out the opening weekend of the WPIAL basketball playoffs, the Quaker Valley boys and girls basketball teams officially got their postseasons under way Wednesday night. Both games ended too late for this week's edition.
The Quaker Valley boys team (18-4) was scheduled to take on Riverside (15-8), the third-place finisher from Section 2-AA. The Panthers advanced to the first round after defeating West Shamokin, 58-53, in the preliminary round on Feb. 16. Tyler Falk scored 20 points for Riverside in the win.
In preparation for the playoffs, the Quaker Valley boys team scrimmaged Gateway, a playoff qualifier from Class AAAA, last week.
The Quaker Valley girls team (13-9) was scheduled to face Hampton in the first round of the playoffs Wednesday night. The Talbots (17-5) made it to the playoffs as the top team in Section 1-AAA, winning all 12 of their section games in the process. Senior Sara Pilarski leads the team in scoring with 17 points per game.
In their final tuneup for the playoffs, the Quakers lost, 41-38, to Central Valley on Feb. 11. Senior Sierra Perlik led Quaker Valley with 14 points, and sophomore Kayla Foster added 11.
Swimming and diving
The QV/SA swimming and diving teams competed last weekend at the MAC championships.
The boys team finished second with 278 points, behind champion Hopewell (292). The girls finished sixth with 190.5 points, with West Allegheny (383) taking the girls championship.
In individual events, senior Sarah Francis finished second in the girls 200-yard freestyle, senior Rhet Happel finished third in the boys 50-yard freestyle and senior Haley Ashner finished third in diving. The boys 200-yard and 400-yard freestyle relay teams finished in second and third place, respectively.
Additionally, junior Matt Noel qualified for the WPIAL championships in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke, and Happel qualified for WPIALs in the 100-yard freestyle.
The WPIAL diving championships will take place Friday at South Park, and the WPIAL swim finals are scheduled for Feb. 26 at Pitt's Trees Pool.
Doug Gulasy is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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