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High school football notebook: WPIAL might welcome another team next year

By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL could use another football team. With the pending merger of Ford City and Kittanning, the WPIAL would be left with 123 teams next ...
Summit to face new foes in Midwestern Conference
By Andrew John
After advancing to the playoffs for the first time in school history, Summit Academy was rewarded this season the opportunity of joining the Midwestern Conference. Summit Academy (5-5, 5-3), a court adjudicated school for youth, not only will have changes on its schedule but also on the roster as only one ...
Freshmen lead defending champ Beaver Falls into quarterfinals
By Staff Report
Freshmen forwards Josh Creach and Donovan Jeter each had a double-double to lead defending PIAA champion Beaver Falls to a 72-48 victory over Summit Academy in Class AA second-round game at North Allegheny on Wednesday. Creach had 21 points and 17 rebounds and Jeter scored 22 and had 12 ...
Breaking down the PIAA boys basketball playoffs
By Compiled By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: New Castle (26-0), Hampton (22-4), Kiski Area (17-6), North Allegheny (21-4), Bethel Park (18-6), Allderdice (21-4). Around the state: Philadelphia’s ...
Summit Academy boys return to postseason
By Brian Graham
The Summit Academy boys basketball team is back in the WPIAL playoffs after a year layoff from postseason play. For the Knights, Nov. 18 is a significant day — more than the day the school’s gym floor renovation was complete. A pair of seniors joined the program, bringing much needed ...
A-K Valley basketball notebook: Area hoops becomes talk of town
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Alle-Kiski basketball has generated WPIAL-wide attention of late, thanks to some odd on-court occurrences. First, there was the slow-down game between the Kiski Area and Penn-Trafford ...
Summit Academy’s ‘D’ defines comeback against A-R
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Adam Petrosky used to work in Burbank, Calif,, where he helped produce television commercials. On Friday night, the first-year coach of Summit Academy was having ...
Summit Academy tunes up for postseason with victory
By George Guido
Summit Academy concluded its regular season with a 38-20 victory over Freeport on Saturday afternoon. The Knights, in the WPIAL playoffs for the first time in the school’s 16-year existence, finished third in the Allegheny Conference. Summit Academy (5-4, 5-3) finished tied with Valley for third but defeated the Vikings this season. ...
Summit Academy finally breaks through against Valley
By George Guido
The only question remaining after Summit Academy handed Valley a 26-6 setback Saturday afternoon was whether the win was the biggest in school history. Summit moved ...
Summit Academy rushes by Deer Lakes
By D.j. Vasil
The wait for a win continues for Deer Lakes’ first-year coach T.J. Wiley and his Lancers. Hopeful to get a homecoming victory, Deer Lakes came up short against Summit Academy, which won the Allegheny Conference game 46-8 on Friday at Lancers Stadium. Deer Lakes (0-6, 0-5) struggled to slow the rushing attack ...
Summit Academy sprints past Ford City
By Matt Grubba
It was a game in which everything was clicking for Summit Academy, and nothing seemed to be working for Ford City. Elijah Hardy ran for 169 yards and three touchdowns, and the Knights scored 32 unanswered points after falling behind visiting Ford City to win, 38-14, in an Allegheny Conference ...
Kittanning defense holds Summit to just 165 yards in victory
By R.A. Monti
On the back of a stellar defense, Kittanning improved to 4-0 for the first time since 2004, on Friday, defeating Summit Academy, 15-6, in Class AA Allegheny Conference play. The Wildcats (4-0, 3-0) allowed only 165 yards to the Knights (1-3, 1-2) and didn’t give up a defensive touchdown. “It ...
Burrell battles emotions in win over Summit Academy
By D.j. Vasil
Heartache failed to hinder Burrell on Friday night at home against Summit Academy. As they mourned the death of Tim Horwatt, the Bucs (2-1, 1-1) rolled to a 35-6 victory over the Knights (1-2, 1-1) in an Allegheny Conference play. Tim Horwatt, who passed away Thursday, was the cousin of ...
Skill players to lead way for Summit Academy
By George Guido
In most cases, coaches can use the offseason to plan around starters and key reserves returning. Things are different at Summit Academy, a school for court adjudicated youth in the Herman section of Summit Township. Rosters at Summit reflect almost a complete turnover from season to season. This year, J’Ron Hill-Phillips ...
Guido: WPIAL tweaks basketball schedules
By George Guido
Ordinarily, with 2013 being an odd-numbered year, the WPIAL doesn’t have to worry about section alignments since this is the second of a two-year cycle. Instead, the league had to tweak two Class AA basketball sections resulting from the closure of Elderton High School a year ago this week. ...
Ford City baseball helps cause in playoff triangle
By Matt Grubba
Right now, a Ford City baseball fan’s two favorite teams are Ford City and whoever plays against Burrell. The Sabers did their part to reach the WPIAL playoffs by picking up a six-inning, 10-0 win at home over Summit Academy, but Ford City’s hopes of finishing third in Section 3-AA are ...
PIAA denies Lincoln Park basketball player Minnie’s transfer
By Chris Harlan
Lincoln Park basketball player Elijah Minnie again was declared ineligible Thursday when the PIAA upheld an earlier ruling by the WPIAL. The 6-foot-8 junior, who previously attended Monessen and Summitt Academy, transferred to the charter school in Midland before this school year, a move the WPIAL found was made with athletic ...
Freeport runs past Summit Academy
By Dave Yohe
How do you make teammates who just clinched a share of a conference title look annoyed? Have their parents make them pose for a group photo, when all they want to do is celebrate. Freeport’s celebration was briefly put on hold following a 47-0 romp over Summit Academy in an Allegheny ...
Valley holds off Summit Academy
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Chaz Cheatham didn’t get to hear his coaches and teammates get rowdy in the locker room when they trailed Summit Academy by a point at ...
Deer Lakes rallies past Summit Academy
By George Guido
Deer Lakes nearly let a superb defensive effort go to waste Saturday afternoon at Summit Academy. After yielding 53 yards and three first downs on Summit’s opening drive, the Lancers gave up just 56 net yards and no first downs the rest of the way. The Deer Lakes offense finally ...
Late Summit Academy surge downs frustrated Ford City
By Thomas Zuck
Jayron Dudley’s 13-yard touchdown reception with two seconds left capped a 20-point fourth quarter to lead Summit Academy to a 20-14, Allegheny Conference victory Friday at Ford City. Dudley, a tight end, released untouched off the line into the shallow corner of the end zone and beat two Ford City defenders ...
Kittanning blanks Summit Academy
By George Guido
Kittanning took advantage of a number of Summit Academy mistakes Saturday afternoon and rolled to a 28-0 Allegheny Conference road victory. Summit Academy miscues set up ...
Wins come on and off the field at Summit Academy
By George Guido
At Summit Academy, there are two types of football wins. One comes when the Knights exceed their opponents’ points on the scoreboard. The other comes when school officials can guide a troubled youngster into becoming a productive citizen. At the Butler County institution for court-adjudicated youth, wins take hard work on and off ...

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