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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
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
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 …
Despite losses, Quaker Valley girls lacrosse enjoyed stellar campaign
By Gary Horvath
The 2014 season ended on a disappointing note for the Quaker Valley girls lacrosse team, which lost to Mt. Lebanon in the WPIAL Division I …
Quakers boys lacrosse team relishes Division 2 title
By Gary Horvath
It’s been nearly two weeks since the Quaker Valley boys lacrosse team won the WPIAL Division II championship, but the celebration isn’t likely to stop …
Sewickley Academy, QV baseball fall in 1st round
By Staff Reports
Despite seven strikeouts in six innings from pitcher Joe Nagel, Sewickley Academy was ousted from the PIAA Class A playoffs in a 3-2 first-round loss to Elk County Catholic at Brockway High School on Monday. Drew Johnson had a double for Sewickley Academy (10-7), which rallied for two runs in …
Baseball, softball teams look to regroup after WPIAL playoff letdowns
By Jason Mackey
Give Blackhawk baseball coach Bob Amalia a choice, and the decision is easy. WPIAL or PIAA championship? Amalia’s taking the latter. “If you’re out of state and you told someone you won your district, they might think that’s good, but they don’t know how many teams are in your district,” …
PIAA lacrosse roundup: Mt. Lebanon’s Lee saves trip to semifinals
By Jason Orfao
Clinging to a one-goal lead, Mt. Lebanon needed one more save to ensure its third trip to the PIAA boys lacrosse semifinals in four seasons. Matt Lee was there to provide it and the Blue Devils escaped with a 7-6 triumph over Shady Side Academy in quarterfinal action Saturday at …
Trib Cup: Quaker Valley baseball headed to PIAA tournament
By Nathan Smith and Bill West
After a cold spell at the plate early in the season, the Quaker Valley baseball team found its offense as the season progressed, scoring less then three runs only once since April 12. Unfortunately for the Quakers, the bats were cold in the WPIAL semifinals last week as the team …
Quaker Valley boys lacrosse returns to WPIAL title game .. and wins
By Nathan Smith
After falling in the finals of the WPIAL Division II tournament in 2013, the Quaker Valley boys lacrosse players dedicated themselves to getting back to …
Quaker Valley girls lacrosse team falls in WPIAL title game
By Nathan Smith
The Quaker Valley girls lacrosse team’s first off game of the season came at the worst time. The Quakers (18-1) fell to Mt. Lebanon, 9-7, …
Quaker Valley baseball team loses in WPIAL semifinals
By Nathan Smith
After a cold spell at the plate early in the season, the Quaker Valley baseball team founds its offense as the season progressed, scoring less …
Quaker Valley rower Redzanic rises to challenge in senior season
By Karen Kadilak
A consolation finalist on the same boat a year ago, Quaker Valley senior Dylan Redzanic will have a bigger goal at the USRowing Youth National …
Shady Side Academy, Quaker Valley earn WPIAL boys lacrosse titles
By Gary Horvath
The Quaker Valley boys lacrosse team can finally forget about its last loss. The Quakers (18-0) completed their undefeated season Friday, topping Indiana, 13-10, in …
Shaler girls lacrosse team exacts revenge, captures WPIAL championship
By Gary Horvath
The Chartiers Valley girls lacrosse team handed Shaler its only loss earlier this year, but the Titans got their revenge when it counted. Shaler defeated …
Donovan’s clutch pitching leads Steel Valley to championship game
By Ed Phillipps
On a windy afternoon, Brandon Donovan made winning look like a breeze. The Steel Valley ace tossed a two-hitter to lead the Ironmen to a …
Mt. Lebanon, Quaker Valley focus on WPIAL title lacrosse sweeps
By Gary Horvath
In a year where WPIAL lacrosse showed parity in the regular season, two programs are looking to establish themselves as being among the elite, and …

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