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Quaker Valley football team looks to overcome injuries

By Gary Horvath
Before the season has even started, the Quakers have had to face their fair share of adversity. Just two days after senior captain Aaron Cunningham …
Gorman: Quaker Valley’s Jackson out of action
By Kevin Gorman
When Dane Jackson heard the pop in his left knee last week, the Quaker Valley quarterback hoped the injury wasn’t as bad as he feared. The diagnosis following an MRI went from good to better — it’s a torn meniscus, not an ACL — but this advice was the best: …
High school notebook: Wrestler ruled ineligible; injury to sideline Quaker Valley’s Jackson
By Chris Harlan Gary Horvath and Paul Schofield
Southmoreland wrestler Austin Griffiths, a three-time state qualifier, could miss his senior season. After reviewing paperwork submitted by Southmoreland, the WPIAL Board of Control found …
Quaker Valley looks to build on run to quarterfinals
By Gary Horvath
Dane Jackson may be heading to Pitt in 2015, but the Quaker Valley Quakers have big plans for their final year with the breakout quarterback. …
Quaker Valley boys soccer team has work cut out
By Gary Horvath
If the Quaker Valley boys soccer team is going to improve on last year’s first-round playoff exit, it’s going to have to make the most …
Quaker Valley boys lacrosse coach Marcotte goes out on a high note
By Gary Horvath
After 10 years as coach of the Quaker Valley boys lacrosse team, Bill Marcotte is stepping away. Three months after claiming the school’s first WPIAL Division 2 title, Marcotte announced last week that he would not be returning as coach. “It’s bittersweet, but it’s a happy farewell,” Marcotte said. “I …
Quaker Valley’s Conlan to attend William & Mary
By Gary Horvath
It didn’t take long for Quaker Valley senior Chris Conlan to make his college decision. The 6-foot-4 wide receiver announced last week that he has …
HSFB preview by position: Central Valley’s Whitehead among nation’s best defensive backs
By Chris Harlan
With very little debate, Central Valley’s Jordan Whitehead can be called the best playmaker in the WPIAL. The senior had 20 touchdowns last season, but …
Gorman: Quaker Valley’s Jackson a dual threat
By Kevin Gorman
Dane Jackson is one of the most dynamic dual-threat quarterbacks in the WPIAL, with a reputation for running to daylight, if not paydirt. The Quaker …
Quaker Valley girls soccer team sports new look in preseason camp
By Gary Horvath
A change in scenery has led to Quaker Valley girls soccer coach Mike Pastor changing his priorities a bit for this year’s preseason camp. The …
Quaker Valley girls volleyball enjoys depth, experience entering camp
By Gary Horvath
Mike Vavrek is ready to see the culmination of his four years as coach of the Quaker Valley girls volleyball team. The team opened camp Monday with plenty of familiar faces, looking to build on the past two seasons in which the Quakers reached the WPIAL playoffs. “These seniors are …
Quaker Valley HOF honoree ‘84 baseball team enjoyed cohesiveness
By Gary Horvath
Through the history of Quaker Valley baseball, one team separated itself from all the others. The 1984 baseball team, coached by Rich Woznicki, is the only WPIAL champion the program has ever seen, and it was no fluke. The Quakers defeated Carlynton, 7-4, in the WPIAL championship before losing to …
Quaker Valley football takes camp on the road
By Gary Horvath
Football is back. Teams across the WPIAL open camp Monday in preparation for the season that begins the last week of August. This year Quaker …
1974 track team won Quaker Valley’s first WPIAL title
By Gary Horvath
The 1974 Quaker Valley track and field team forever will be remembered as the school’s first WPIAL team champion. But remembering that championship year really involves remembering an era of winning. Back in the 1970s, the WPIAL wasn’t structured as it is now with various sections making up each of …
Quaker Valley HOF inductee Perciavalle’s career full of surprising turns
By Gary Horvath
Throughout his football career, Rocco Perciavalle had to learn to deal with the unexpected. As a 1956 graduate of Leetsdale High School, Perciavalle was a …
Quaker Valley HOF inductee Rogers left her mark on track
By Gary Horvath
Jasmine Rogers doesn’t enjoy running. She never has, and she probably never will. But that didn’t stop her from accomplishing things on the track no other Quaker Valley girl had. “One thing I never liked, and I still as an adult don’t like, is practice,” Rogers said. “Running for fun …
Quaker Valley standout Jackson will play for Pitt
By Gary Horvath 9:00 p.m.
Dane Jackson has one less thing to worry about going into his senior year at Cornell High School. Jackson, who plays quarterback for Quaker Valley …
Quaker Valley soccer legend Christof headed for hall of fame
By Gary Horvath 9:00 p.m.
When Quaker Valley inducts its 2014 Sports Hall of Fame class in September, it will be adding arguably the greatest athlete in school history: 1997 graduate Brad Christof. “It’s a great honor,” Christof said. “I was lucky to go to such a great high school with great athletes, and a …
Horvath: Let me introduce myself
By Gary Horvath
To be honest, I don’t enjoy introductions. Don’t get me wrong, I love meeting new people. Making friends and learning about where they come from and what makes them tick will never get old to me. The reason I don’t like introductions actually stems from the fact that they typically …
Quaker Valley boys basketball team develops in summer league circuit
By Gary Horvath
The Quaker Valley boys basketball team has been doing its best impression of the most recent NBA champion this summer. Like the San Antonio Spurs, …
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. …
Quaker Valley lacrosse star chooses Robert Morris
By Gary Horvath
After a stellar career at Quaker Valley, Jimmy Perkins recently committed to play lacrosse at Robert Morris University in the coming year. The commitment came as a bit of a surprise, as Perkins had signed a letter of intent in March to attend Lake Erie College. But when RMU renewed …
Quaker Valley baseball completes back-to-back special seasons
By Nathan Smith
Todd Goble’s first two seasons as Quaker Valley’s baseball coach have been two of the best in program history. The Quakers have gone 41-6 during …
Quaker Valley Hall of Fame announces 2014 class
By Gary Horvath
A group of first-time winners headline the Quaker Valley Hall of Fame Class of 2014. The 1974 track and field team set the standard for all other Quaker Valley sports, going undefeated in its dual meets on the way to winning the school’s first ever WPIAL team championship. The team …
Sewickley Academy, Quaker Valley girls enjoy lacrosse trip
By Gary Horvath
A group of local girls recently had the chance to represent Western Pennsylvania in the Schoolgirls’ Division at the US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament in …

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