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High school notebook: Apollo-Ridge drops its golf program

Jason Bridge | Valley News Dispatch - Knoch's Luke Kroneberg (left, ground).
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Jason Bridge  |  Valley News Dispatch</em></div>Knoch's Luke Kroneberg (left, ground).
Jason Bridge | Valley News Dispatch - Knoch's Luke Kroneberg (No. 82) scores a touchdown past Hampton's Andy DeMichiei (No. 20) during their game at Hampton High School on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Jason Bridge  |  Valley News Dispatch</em></div>Knoch's Luke Kroneberg (No. 82) scores a touchdown past Hampton's Andy DeMichiei (No. 20) during their game at Hampton High School on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.

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There are plenty of golf courses in the Apollo-Ridge School District, but there won't be a golf team at the high school any more — at least not until there are enough golfers to fill a lineup.

The school is taking a drop.

The program, which athletic director Ray Bartha said he believes had been in place for decades, perhaps as long as the school's been around, will be on hiatus because of a lack of interest.

Although a few individuals have qualified for the WPIAL postseason in recent years, the team's roster has dwindled.

“We have had low numbers for the past couple of years,” Bartha said. “We will still try to maintain an intramural golf program in hopes of creating interest and numbers to once again have a competitive program.”

Cosentino offers

Former Kiski Area quarterback J.J. Cosentino has another year to play at Pittsburgh Central Catholic, but the junior has two Division I scholarship offers and likely more to follow.

Florida State and Akron have courted Cosentino, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound pro-style quarterback who transferred to Central after his freshman year at Kiski Area.

Cosentino said he plans to visit Florida State this weekend and Penn State next weekend.

Kroneberg commits

Add another recruit from Knoch to the Alderson-Broaddus football team. Standout senior linebacker Luke Kroneberg will join teammate Dakota Bruggeman at the Division II school.

Kroneberg was an All-Greater Allegheny Conference first-team linebacker and second-team tight end this past season. He had 102 tackles and 6.5 sacks.

He caught 25 passes and scored three touchdowns as a tight end.

Chasing 1,000

Three local basketball players are nearing the 1,000-point mark for their careers and could reach the mark in the postseason.

WPIAL and A-K leading scorer Johnny Arcuri has 974 points in three years. He played his freshman season at Riverview before transferring.

The two others are juniors — Plum's Krista Pietropola and Fox Chapel's Matt D'Amico. Pietropola has 975 points. D'Amico would need a number of playoff games to hit the mark this season. He has 891.

Extra points

Fifty-four schools have their boys and girls teams in the WPIAL basketball playoffs, including Burrell, Deer Lakes, Fox Chapel, Kittanning and St. Joseph. ... The somewhat-depleted Section 3-AA individual wrestling tournament will be Saturday at Avonworth. Three teams, Highlands, Shady Side Academy and Elderton, left this year but Highlands and Shady Side will have some wrestlers in the field. Class AAA will be next Saturday. Section 1 will be at Gateway and Section 3 at Fox Chapel.

Bill Beckner Jr. is the local sports editor of the Valley News Dispatch. Reach him at bbeckner@tribweb.com.

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