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Horvath: Quaker Valley’s Luptak is key to Jackson’s return

By Tribune-Review
If the Quaker Valley coaching staff wants to do the smart thing, it shouldn’t think too hard. After dressing for the first time this season …
Sewickley Academy doubles tennis bucking trends
By Gary Horvath
They may have taken different approaches, but the Sewickley Academy and Quaker Valley girls tennis teams came away with victories in the WPIAL section doubles …
Quaker Valley cross country relying on young and old
By Gary Horvath
He may have questioned it to start the season, but Quaker Valley cross country coach David Noyes is ready to assert his team as WPIAL …
Chris Tanabe makes Quaker Valley golf history
By Gary Horvath
By looking at him, you never would have been able to tell that Chris Tanabe had done something no golfer in Quaker Valley history had …
Scholastic, youth rowing teams set for Saturday’s Head of the Ohio Regatta
By Karen Kadilak
Scholastic and other youth rowers will be among about 2,000 competitors at the Head of the Ohio Regatta on Washington’s Landing on Saturday. Men and …
No. 9 Steel Valley holds off Quaker Valley in thriller
By Gary Horvath
The home crowd was treated to a show Friday when Steel Valley visited Quaker Valley, but it wasn’t the one it was hoping for. No. 9 Steel Valley (4-1, 4-1) won a thrilling 28-26 game with early playoff implications against Century Conference rival Quaker Valley (3-2, 3-2) at Chuck Knox …
Winning takes center stage for Quaker Valley football
By Gary Horvath
On a night in which Quaker Valley honored some of the greatest athletes in school history, a current athlete took another step toward having his …
Quaker Valley girls soccer team searches for consistency
By Gary Horvath
For a few minutes in the first half of the Quaker Valley girls soccer team’s game against Montour last Thursday, it looked like the Quakers’ …
Quaker Valley girls volleyball must fight injury bug
By Gary Horvath
Mike Vavrek’s belief in his team is being tested. “This is one of my deepest teams I’ve had,” said Vavrek, the Quaker Valley girls volleyball coach, before the start of the season. “We’ve got a lot of younger girls that can step in if there are injuries or problems.” Less …
Quaker Valley sophomore wins WPIAL Class AA boys golf title
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Quaker Valley’s Chris Tanabe grew up a soccer player, a rising talent who toured the Cup circuit and appeared headed toward a promising high school …
Carlynton players carry on under new coach
By Bill West
When Mauro Monz resigned Monday after three games as Carlynton football coach, he claimed to fall on a metaphorical sword. Monz made what he considered a career sacrifice necessary to bring attention to what he viewed as a player safety issue for the undermanned Cougars. The Cougars, however, spent no …
Quaker Valley boys soccer team plays through gauntlet
By Gary Horvath
The Quaker Valley boys soccer team may have had the toughest start to its schedule of anyone in the WPIAL. The Quakers opened their season …
Quaker Valley football team follows its leaders
By Gary Horvath
Although Saturday was clearly Trewon Marshall’s day, Aaron Cunningham is taking the credit. As Marshall was walking off the field after a career day in …
Gorman: QV, SA runners are friendly rivals
By Kevin Gorman
When Griffin Mackey trains alone, he imagines Zach Skolnekovich running beside him for motivation. The sophomore cross country stars are close friends from Sewickley, but Mackey attends Sewickley Academy while Skolnekovich goes to Quaker Valley. “It’s one of those friendly rivalries,” Skolnekovich said. “We live in the same town but …
HS highlight reel: WPIAL girls singles players seeing double
By Bill West
There’s an abundance of double doses in the WPIAL Class AA girls tennis singles tournament, which begins Wednesday at Shady Side Academy. Headlined by Greensburg Central Catholic’s Kluska sisters, three sets of siblings qualified for the Class AA tournament. Junior Alyvia and sophomore Michaela Kluska advanced after meeting in the …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Q&A: Quaker Valley’s Chris Conlan
By Bill West
His family’s name already resonates with many football fans, but Quaker Valley senior Chris Conlan wants to ensure that at least followers of the Quakers …
Quaker Valley football team is learning together
By Gary Horvath
John Tortorea has been coaching too long to panic. The coach of the Quaker Valley football team (1-1, 1-1) watched his players get dominated in …
Quaker Valley, Sewickley Academy runners hope season-opening success continues
By Gary Horvath
The WPIAL cross country season is officially underway. Runners from all over Western Pennsylvania gathered Saturday at Schenley Park for the Red, White and Blue …
Quaker Valley golf on the rise
By Gary Horvath
Contrary to what its 7-1 record may say, Quaker Valley has been fighting through a bit of a slump. The Quakers opened their season by shooting a 202 against Freedom Area and a 196 against Rochester, but shot an average of 229 over their next five matches. But a 219-279 …
Quaker Valley QB Luptak up to the task
By Gary Horvath
When Quaker Valley quarterback Dane Jackson went down with a knee injury in the last week of camp, there were mixed reactions among the team. …
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 …

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