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Seneca Valley twins sign contracts to play junior hockey in Canada

By Jerry Clark
With a mutual interest in pursuing hockey, former Seneca Valley students Darrien and Devin Sroka had different experiences that ultimately landed them in the exact …
British Swim School in Cranberry teaches swimming basics
By Jerry Clark
As much fun as sports can be, there is more of an emphasis on safety than ever before. Some sports have had an evolution of …
Blackhawk’s Brendan McKay named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year
By Chris Harlan
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Brendan McKay Blackhawk, senior, pitcher Crowds gathered whenever Blackhawk’s Brendan McKay pitched, with high school baseball fans and pro scouts eager …
National stage awaits young Seneca Valley lacrosse goalie
By Jerry Clark
With the local lacrosse craze continuing to spawn younger and hungrier players, Seneca Valley sophomore goalie Brady Moze isn’t shy about setting his goals high. …
Seneca Valley’s Coward caps senior year with magical run to WPIAL baseball title
By Jerry Clark
Seniors hope their final year of high school is one they will never forget. It’s one last chance to enjoy the high school experience before …
Butler County spotlight athletes: June 15, 2014
By Tribune-Review
Matt Rafferty School: Seneca Valley Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Rafferty helped No. 16 seed Seneca Valley win a WPIAL Class AAAA championship …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Seneca Valley’s Matt Rafferty, Neshannock’s Madison Shaffer
By Brian Graham
Matt Rafferty School: Seneca Valley Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Rafferty went 2 for 3 with a sacrifice and drove in one run …
Season ends for Cinderella Seneca Valley in PIAA semifinals
By Chris Harlan
SCOTLAND, Pa. — Three years apart, on the same field, against the same school, Seneca Valley’s baseball season ended one round short of the state championship. Yet, the emotion was different this time. “It hurts because you were so close and you had an opportunity,” Seneca Valley coach Eric Semega …
Morgan, Greensburg Salem softball team are thriving in postseason
By Paul Schofield
Greensburg Salem softball coach Jody Morgan admits she’s a little surprised her team has advanced to Monday’s PIAA Class AAA  semifinals. But she’s not complaining. …
HS buzz: Baseball stars set to face off Sunday
By Staff Reports
Many of the area’s top players will take the field at Kelly Automotive Park in Butler on Sunday for the annual WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association All-Star doubleheader. At 1 p.m., a team of Class A all-stars will play a group from Class AA, and the Class AAAA vs. Class AAA …
Butler County spotlight athletes: June 8, 2014
By Tribune-Review
Vince Augustine School: Seneca Valley Year:  Junior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Augustine bats fourth for the Raiders and helped the team capture the WPIAL …
Coward tosses 5-hit shutout as Seneca Valley advances to PIAA semifinals
By Chris Harlan
When Vince Augustine’s home run cleared the left-field fence, it felt almost like a game-winner for the Seneca Valley junior. Even if it came in …
Winning run continues for Seneca Valley squad in 1st round of PIAAs
By Chris Harlan
Seneca Valley outfielder John Harper heard often that the season couldn’t improve with the flip of a switch. Five playoff wins later, he might disagree. …
Seneca Valley baseball team has ace in the hole in Coward
By Jason Mackey
Connor Coward’s most important training tool this baseball season hasn’t been a batting tee. Or a Hit-A-Away. Or an oversized rubber band he uses to …
Seneca Valley caps unlikely playoff run with WPIAL championship
By Gary Horvath
It takes an unlikely hero to produce an unlikely champion, and that’s the role Seneca Valley senior Matt Rafferty found himself in Thursday. Rafferty hit …
Breaking down the WPIAL baseball championships
By Compiled By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA Baldwin vs. Seneca Valley 5 p.m. Wednesday, Consol Energy Park No. 2 Baldwin (16-2) Coach: Dan Caponi No. Name Pos. Yr. 21 Nick Bernick SS Sr. 24 Morgan Schmitt 1B Jr. 9 Tom …
WPIAL postpones baseball, softball semifinals until Thursday
By Chris Harlan
With rain in the forecast, the WPIAL postponed Wednesday’s baseball and softball semifinal games to Thursday. Fox Chapel will host a baseball doubleheader, with Quaker Valley vs. Steel Valley at 3 p.m., and Seton-La Salle vs. Deer Lakes at 5:30. In the other baseball games, Seneca Valley plays Pine-Richland at …
Latrobe edges Seneca Valley to reach softball semifinals
By Ed Phillipps
Shelby Noel has been Latrobe’s power hitter in the middle of the lineup all year. But it was a check-swing that proved to be her …
Butler County spotlight athletes: May 18, 2014
By Tribune-Review
Hannah Kendrick School: Seneca Valley Year:  Junior Sport: Lacrosse Claim to fame: Kendrick scored her 100th career goal and helped Seneca Valley reach the postseason. …
Seneca Valley upsets No. 1 seed Hempfield
By Paul Schofield
Seneca Valley baseball coach Eric Semega knew there was no pressure on his team in the opening round of the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs on Monday. That’s because the Raiders, the 2013 WPIAL runners-up, dropped three of their last four games and limped into the playoffs seeded No. 16 with …
Seneca Valley’s Jones is man in middle for volleyball team
By Jerry Clark
It was a chance sixth-grade volleyball tournament that sparked what would spawn a stellar high school run at the sport for Seneca Valley’s Mike Jones. …
Seneca Valley gymnast savors chance to compete in nationals
By Jerry Clark
Proving she belonged and doing her best is what motivated Seneca Valley’s Abrianna Fagan in her quest to advance to a national competition. She advanced …
Cranberry teen standing tall, turning heads with fencing skills  
By Shawn Annarelli
It’s hard to get noticed in fencing. Everyone wears nearly identical uniforms, and the only thing that can distinguish one competitor to the next is …
Cranberry gymnast swings to Level 8 state title
By Jerry Clark
It’s one thing to win, but to win big is the dream of every athlete. At the age of 12, Cranberry gymnast Olivia Kisiday’s dedication …
Swimming a full-time sport for Seneca Valley’s Kozlina
By Jerry Clark
Although the high school swimming season concluded with the recent state meet, Seneca Valley freshman Ali Kozlina is working toward what she hopes is a …

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