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Quaker Valley boys capture PIAA Class AA swimming and diving title

By Doug Gulasy
LEWISBURG — Given the distance between Western Pennsylvania and Bucknell University, it seemed fitting WPIAL swimmers did some of their best work in the lengthiest events on the second day of the PIAA Class AA swimming and diving championships. Highlands’ Bailey Bonnett and West Allegheny’s Jarod Kehl won the 500-yard freestyle ...
Four WPIAL standouts capture gold on 1st day of PIAA championships
By Doug Gulasy
Matthew Kwalick didn’t want to come up short twice. Certainly not twice within an hour. Disappointed with his performance as part of Quaker Valley’s 200-yard medley relay team, a motivated Kwalick came from behind to win the 200 individual medley on the first day of the PIAA Class AA championships ...
Ellwood City swimmer expects to improve at PIAA meet
By Karen Kadilak
Something that hampered Ellwood City sophomore Taylor Petrak at the WPIAL Class AA girls swimming championship meet Friday and Saturday is expected to help her ...
Davis takes advantage of open shots as Ford City downs Ellwood City 50-40
By Matt Grubba
Ford City found space in the Ellwood City defense, and more often than not, Christina Davis was the open player. Davis scored a game-high 28 ...
WPIAL board to again hear Aloi appeal
By Chris Harlan
The eligibility case of Lincoln Park junior Nick Aloi is back in the WPIAL’s hands. In April, the WPIAL ruled Aloi, a transfer from Ellwood City, ineligible for the first six weeks of the 2014-15 basketball season. Aloi appealed that decision to the PIAA. But at a hearing Wednesday in Mechanicsburg, ...
Ellwood City uses speed to mask inexperience
By Karen Kadilak
Ellwood City will be so fast, even linemen have been evaluated for speed. “All players have to run,” coach Don Phillips said. The Wolverines have an abundance of skill players. Senior Paul Lutz (52 carries, 430 yards, five touchdowns) and junior Nick Ioanilli (55 carries, 381 yards, six touchdowns) were among leading rushers ...
High school notebook: Quaker Valley’s Jackson picks Pitt for football
By Chris Harlan
After a morning tour of campus, Cornell senior Dane Jackson committed Tuesday to play football at Pitt. Yet, his decision had been made awhile ago. ...
WPIAL revises date of Lincoln Park transfer’s ineligibility period
By Chris Harlan
Lincoln Park transfer Nick Aloi won’t miss his entire junior basketball season after all. On the advice of the PIAA’s attorney, the WPIAL Board of Control reconsidered the start date it set for the sophomore’s one year of ineligibility, said executive director Tim O’Malley. The WPIAL board had decided ...
High school notebook: Lincoln Park basketball transfer ruled ineligible for 1 year
By Chris Harlan and Kevin Gorman
Lincoln Park’s basketball coaches weren’t overly surprised when transfer Nick Aloi was declared ineligible by the WPIAL on Thursday. But they were shocked by what they considered extra-harsh punishment. When the WPIAL Board of Control declared Aloi ineligible for one year, its members could have made the penalty retroactive ...
WPIAL notebook: Lincoln Park’s Aloi goes before WPIAL board
By Chris Harlan
Those who accompanied Lincoln Park sophomore Nick Aloi left Wednesday’s eligibility hearing doubtful the WPIAL would rule in his favor. “My clients felt like they were under intense scrutiny right from the start,” said attorney Craig Lee, who represented the basketball standout and his parents at an afternoon hearing with the ...
Burrell wrestling team routs Ellwood City in playoff opener
By George Guido
The Burrell wrestling team took its first step toward an unprecedented eighth consecutive WPIAL Class AA team title with a 66-9 quarterfinal victory over Ellwood ...
Ellwood City puts focus on defensive improvement
By Adam Bittner
Ellwood City’s ability to score points in bunches kept it in games last season. Its inability to stop opponents from doing the same kept it ...
Burrell wrestlers oust Mt. Pleasant in Class AA quarterfinals
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Burrell sat out the first round of the WPIAL team wrestling playoffs Wednesday, the benefit that comes with earning a first-round bye. Then, the Bucs said ...
After playoff run last year, Ellwood City faces tall task
By Meredith Qualls
For Ellwood City, the highlight of last season was a 31-28 victory over Beaver Falls. “It was a very big victory because it proved to ...
Ellwood City wins WPIAL baseball championship
By Chris Harlan 10:26 p.m.
Ellwood City’s Gregg Lynn and Vincent Magnifico nearly collided while catching the final flyball out. That ending fit, they said. “This wasn’t always pretty,” ...

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