High school roundup: Top-ranked GCC girls knock off No. 2 Shady Side Academy
Frannie Crouse had three goals and two assists for Class A No. 1 Greensburg Central Catholic in a 5-0 win over No. 2 Shady Side Academy in Section 4 play Wednesday.
It was the Centurions' second win this season against Shady Side Academy (9-4-1, 8-3), which also lost three times to its section rival last year. GCC improved to 10-1, 10-0.
Norwin 1, Franklin Regional 0 (OT) — Micayla Livingston scored seven minutes into overtime to boost Class AAA No. 4 Norwin (10-1-2, 8-1) in Section 1.
Livingston created a turnover in the Franklin Regional (8-6, 6-4) penalty area and scored unassisted. Cayla Imbarlina earned the shutout for Norwin.
Penn Hills 7, Allderdice 0 — Brie Cook scored four goals to pace Penn Hills (6-6, 5-4) to a Section 3-AAA win over Allderdice (3-10, 2-8).
Malissa Gess had five saves for her fifth shutout.
Upper St. Clair 10, Laurel Highlands 0 — Olivia Belack scored four goals for Upper St. Clair (6-1-1, 8-2-2 ) in Section 5-AAA. Carly Bogan added three goals, and Jocelyn Alfera shut out Laurel Highlands (4-7, 1-7).
Yough 7, Waynesburg 0 — Mikayla Mance scored five goals to lead Yough (12-2, 9-0) to a Section 1-AA win over Waynesburg (6-7-1, 4-6).
Kristin Capenos recorded her fifth shutout for Yough. Shawna Zaken and Alex O'Brien added a goal each.
Hopewell 15, Elwood City 0 — Lauren Krawchyk, Callie Levinger and Michelle Malloy had two goals apiece for Hopewell (9-2-1, 9-0-1) in Section 3-AA play against Elwood City (0-10, 0-8).
Quaker Valley 8, Obama Academy 0 — Greer Monahan had four goals, and Moriah Wigley added three for Quaker Valley (12-1-1, 10-1) in Section 5-AA. Molly Harkins had two saves for her fourth shutout.
Quigley 2, New Brighton 1 — Zoe Miller scored late in the second half to lead Quigley Catholic (6-4-1, 7-6-1) to a Section 1-A win.
Ellis School 3, Steel Valley 2(OT) — Elise Medeiros scored off a throw-in to give Ellis School (7-5, 5-4) an overtime win in Section 3-A.
Sewickley Academy 3, Neshannock 0 — Anthony Stinson scored twice, and Jake Mulholland added a goal to lead Sewickley Academy (14-0, 10-0) to a Section 5-A win.
Minnie ruled ineligible
Basketball player Elijah Minnie was ruled ineligible during a hearing before the WPIAL Board of Control.
Minnie, who transferred from Monessen to Lincoln Park this fall, was seeking eligibility to play basketball. The transfer was contested by Monessen, citing athletic intent. Monessen principal Brian Sutherland said he expects Minnie to appeal to the PIAA.
Minnie, a 6-foot-8 junior, played for Monessen as a freshman and then averaged 15.5 points last season at Summit Academy. In the summer, he returned to his home district.
TJ baseball coach out
The West Jefferson Hills School District opened the varsity baseball coaching position at Thomas Jefferson, according to the district's website — much to the surprise of coach Rich Krivanek, who guided the team to the Section 3 title, a spot in the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals and a berth in the state playoffs last spring for the first time in school history.
Krivanek said the first he heard of the opening was on the website. Athletic director Bill Cherpak said he couldn't comment on personnel issues.