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Butler County spotlight athletes: Aug. 31, 2014

By Joe Sager
Devin Campbell School: Knoch Year: Sophomore Sport: Golf Claim to fame: Campbell averaged approximately a 38 to lead Knoch to a 3-1 record through its …
Trueman sparks North Allegheny’s 14-0 victory over Seneca Valley
By Chris Harlan
If North Allegheny needed a spark or a little bit of late-game momentum, coaches were counting on Riley Trueman. The junior provided both. A starting …
Gorman: Holl in the family at Seneca Valley
By Kevin Gorman
Don Holl watches his son take on blocks with his right shoulder at outside linebacker then violently make a tackle, and the Seneca Valley coach …
Quad North neighbors North Allegheny, Seneca Valley set for opener
By Chris Harlan
If Seneca Valley needed an emotional boost this summer, the team’s Week 1 schedule was enough. “Your kids’ minds are in the right place when …
Seneca Valley tackle looking for big things from self, team
By Jerry Clark
In football, much homage is paid to star quarterbacks, diva receivers, flashy cornerbacks and players who can sack the quarterback. However, in recent years, the …
Seneca Valley primed to take next step
By Jerry Clark
Although the recent success of the Seneca Valley football program is something to be proud of, coach Don Holl said it is a good and …
Class AAAA breakdown: Trio of contenders could challenge perennial powers Woodland Hills, Central Catholic
By Kevin Gorman
When asked who should be atop the WPIAL Class AAAA rankings, without hesitation several coaches mentioned Central Catholic and Woodland Hills in the same breath …
HSFB preview by position: Transition to defensive line no easy task
By Chris Harlan
Tyler Hudanick’s future could be offense. The Seneca Valley senior has shown an ability to block, and his 6-foot-5, 290-pound frame certainly makes him big …
Seneca Valley, Mars, Butler girls basketball programs come together for summer drills
By Jerry Clark
They are rivals geographically, but getting better at basketball and having some fun doing it trumped all else for the Seneca Valley, Mars and Butler …
HSFB preview by position: The spread is spreading for quarterbacks
By Chris Harlan
Not long ago, high school coaches settled for a quarterback who could throw or run. Now, many want one who does both. With pass-oriented spread …
High school football coaches put premium on safety of their players
By Matt Grubba
While one local team deals with tragedy, the PIAA and area football coaches are still hard at work with player safety as the top priority. …
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 …

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