Deer Lakes Sports

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 ...

Deer Lakes boys volleyball team shaking up section race

Zak Roberts recently learned the downside of betting against his Deer Lakes boys volleyball team. Before a recent match against Summit Academy, one of Roberts' assistants ...

Spotlight athletes: Deer Lakes' Dan Hutchinson, Valley's Kelly Gay

Dan Hutchinson School: Deer Lakes Class: Sophomore Sport: Volleyball Report card: Hutchinson accomplished something that hadn't happened at Deer Lakes since 2011. The 6-foot-2 ...

Walk-off sacrifice fly sends Burrell softball past Deer Lakes

Alaina York usually does the catching for Burrell's softball team but she shed the mask and padding and played left field against Deer Lakes, a ...

Petrone hits, pitches Deer Lakes past Freeport

Ryan Petrone did it all for Deer Lakes on Monday afternoon. The senior left-hander went the distance, struck out eight and doubled and tripled as the ...

High school notebook: Bats booming for Highlands softball team

Highlands' strong point this season was supposed to be its pitching, and while that area has been strong with sophomore Emily Cochran and junior Maddie ...

Valley rallies past Deer Lakes in Section 5-AAA

Time was running out for the Valley baseball team Friday as it tried to rebound from Thursday's loss to Mars. But after one out in the ...

Deer Lakes softball's section, home dominance curtailed by Freeport

Sound told the story. Behind one dugout, loud cheers of glee. Behind the other, stunned silence. Freeport came to West Deer on Thursday and did something no ...

A-K Valley roundup: Deer Lakes boys volleyball tops rival Derry

Deer Lakes last won a Section 2-AA boys volleyball championship in 2012, but the Lancers took a big step toward capturing their next one Tuesday ...

Deer Lakes takes down reigning champ Knoch

As the most recent Class AAA team to beat Knoch, Deer Lakes fervently believed it could do so again. The Lancers emphatically proved themselves right. Zach Lubick ...

A-K Valley high school notebook: Former Deer Lakes coach Collins to be missed

The WPIAL lost one of its all-around good guys this week when Jim Collins, an impactful behind-the-scenes administrator for the league and executive director Tim ...


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