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Beaver County Christianvolleyball team continues to vex Deer Lakes in playoffs

Deer Lakes has lost to Beaver County Christian in the WPIAL Class AA volleyball playoffs three out of the past four seasons. That includes Tuesday's 3-0 ...

Deer Lakes volleyball falls in straight sets to BCCS

Early in its WPIAL semifinal match, it looked like Deer Lakes finally might have the right solution to its persistent postseason problem with Beaver County ...

Deer Lakes volleyball out for revenge against playoff nemesis Beaver County Christian

Beaver County Christian has knocked Deer Lakes out of the WPIAL boys volleyball playoffs two of the last three years, including a 3-1 win over ...

Laurel freshman pitcher Ruperto stymies defending WPIAL champion Deer Lakes

Just like that, much earlier than in the past, it's time to the roll the credits on softball season at Deer Lakes. Before another trip to ...

A-K Valley softball quarterfinal playoff capsules

Class AA Quarterfinals No. 2 Deer Lakes (16-4) vs. No. 7 Laurel (15-4) 4 p.m. Monday at Seneca Valley • Coaches: Craig ...

Deer Lakes volleyball, softball shine at this time of year

In many ways, this time of year at Deer Lakes is no different than at any other school. There's prom, concerts, finals, even a little ...

Senior tradition of success continues at Deer Lakes

Deer Lakes softball can hit with authority, play steady defense and lean on dependable pitching. The team shows a discipline that can only come from ...

Deer Lakes volleyball rolls past TJ

The remaining teams in the WPIAL Class AA boys volleyball playoffs may want to move into the slow lane. No. 3 seed Deer Lakes is ...

Seniors lead defending champion Deer Lakes to 1st-round win

Deer Lakes softball players had to warm up three times Wednesday because the first-round playoff game before their's went to extra innings. It was worth the ...

Deer Lakes volleyball earns No. 3 seed, 1st-round bye

Deer Lakes finds itself exactly where it expected for the WPIAL boys volleyball playoffs. Coming off their first Section 2-AA championship since 2012, the Lancers ...

Catchers playing crucial roles for playoff-bound A-K Valley softball teams

Deer Lakes senior catcher Sarah Blinn is headed to Morehead State in Kentucky to study veterinary technology. She said she might join the school's equestrian ...

A-K Valley softball playoff capsules

Class AA No. 2 seed Deer Lakes (15-4) vs. No. 15 Carmichaels (11-8) 4 p.m. Wednesday at Hampton Community Park Winner plays: Laurel ...

Deer Lakes grad Gozzard shines for PSU Behrend softball

Playoff time can lead to sweaty palms, sleepless nights and nerve-racking anticipation for some softball players. Not for Katie Gozzard. She thrives in the postseason and seems ...

Breaking down the 2016 WPIAL softball playoffs

Defending champion Hempfield The favorite In a three-team race, Shaler has the edge after splitting its season series with North Allegheny and edging Hempfield in ...

Deer Lakes snags No. 2 seed for WPIAL softball tournament

For the most part, Section 3 softball drew favorably from the WPIAL — in the form of two of the top-5 seeds — when the ...

A-K Valley spotlight athletes: Kiski Area's Cam Turner, Deer Lakes' Maureen Hutchinson

Cam Turner School: Kiski Area Class: Senior Sport: Track and Field Report card: In his first and only season competing in track and field, ...

Defending WPIAL champion Deer Lakes softball adjusts on run

While Deer Lakes players might be tired of talking about last year despite the Lancers' great postseason run, they know they have to use 2015 ...

A-K Valley high school notebook: Deer Lakes' Taliani has 'will to win'

Maria Taliani only has three home runs this season for the Deer Lakes softball team. That's a low number by her standards, especially considering she ...

Deer Lakes earns share of 5th straight section title

When Deer Lakes lost to Freeport about a month ago the Lancers took exception to the visiting Yellowjackets' extended celebration in West Deer. The loss ...

Freeport baseball keeps playoff hopes alive

The rain didn't fall until late, but the clouds came early for Freeport on Wednesday. Needing a win to stay in the WPIAL playoff race, the ...

Deer Lakes takes down Derry to secure Section 2-AA volleyball title

Deer Lakes coach Zak Roberts offered a two-word assessment of his team's readiness for the WPIAL volleyball playoffs after Tuesday's match against Derry. "We're ready," he ...

Deer Lakes softball avenges loss to Burrell, moves into first in Section 3-AA

After back-to-back section losses and an accompanying lesson in humility, Deer Lakes went back to basics, pounding softballs into the night at practice and putting ...

Burrell, Freeport softball emerge as challengers to Deer Lakes for Section 3-AA title

Deer Lakes senior center fielder Maureen Hutchinson was her school's homecoming queen this past fall. Her softball team also might be waiting in suspense to ...

Race for baseball playoffs in Section 5-AAA still muddled

Like most of his fellow Section 5-AAA baseball coaches, Freeport's Chris Graczyk lives a life of mystery. After a recent game, an observer remarked that ...

Knoch baseball avenges loss to Deer Lakes

Deer Lakes and Knoch are developing one of the more interesting rivalries in Class AAA baseball, and Friday's matchup provided the latest example. The Section ...


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